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lesterf1020

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Joined Aug 27, 2008
  • 43 / M

Hi all, I am an anime lover from Trinidad and Tobago, a small pair of islands just off the coast of Venezuela but because Spain had other things to do we ended up a British Colony before asking nicely for independence. So English is the native language here.

I came to anime a few years ago when I ran out of interesting cartoons to watch. Live action TV was already a wasteland for me and Movies hit a real creative deadzone around that time. I have always been fascinated by fairytales and folklore from different countries and I had a love of animation and Science Fiction so Anime was a natural thing to try. I have been hooked ever since.

It is probably a bad idea for anyone to use my anime list as a guide to finding good shows. I rate my shows very differently to the average anime fan. When I evaluate anime I do it by evaluating four main areas and appending my enjoyment level.

The four areas in order of importance are..

1. Storytelling

Do these people know how to tell a good story? Does their style and method make for a good show?

2. Characters

I love fun, interesting characters I can care about or identify with. They don't need to be original and I don't even have to like them as long as I care what they are about and what happens to them.

3. Plot

I like a good plot. It doesn't have to be amazing or original as long as it works for the story and highlights the characters and their world.

4. The setting or world.

I like worlds that are full of opportunity and potential. Places where any number of interesting stories can take place.

To those I add my personal enjoyment level and get a rating. You will notice that nowhere in there is creativity or originality or animation quality or great action. I don't even need the show to make sense. These things are nice but they do not really affect my enjoyment of a show. If a show fails in storytelling or creating characters that interest me I will probably drop it or rate it on the low side. There are exceptions though where a compelling plot or a fascinating world made for an enjoyable ride.

So there you go.

Life on anime

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  • 15 Hours
  • 4 Days
  • 3 Weeks
  • 4 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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1,158 total

Manga ratings

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82 total

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Kari5 says...

You dropped Z/X: Ignition pretty fast, was it that bad? I was thinking of trying it since it was on crunchyroll but now I'm not so sure xD

Jan 9, 2014
Kari5 says...

Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2013
Zaig says...

It seems you've been reading manga more often lately because I was reading Hitsugime no Chaika, myself, actually; I didn't expect another moderator to work on it. The only reason I was going to submit the characters for the manga was to have dibs on the anime when it airs. Do you have any intention to handle the anime? You can have it of course, since you're doing the characters first and have the right, after all.

Jul 15, 2013
Aranneas says...

Do you feel that http://www.anime-planet.com/characters/kasha-maverick would qualify for the 'orphan' tag? It's not as though it's a major plot point or something that constantly draws attention, but it is an important part of her character and ties into the story's themes. It also comes up in the DVD specials.

Sep 8, 2012
lesterf1020 says...

I think it was November last year.

Sep 8, 2012