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mariprosa

  • US, North Carolina
  • Joined Nov 15, 2007
  • 30 / F

Introductions are always the most difficult task I face with any community that I become a part of, hehe :)

My name is mariprosa-a combination of the Spanish terms "mariposa" (butterfly) and "rosa" (rose)-so you could say it means "rosy butterfly". I'm soon to be 25 years old and a college student-always busy. I've watched anime for more than 10 years (give or take, because way back when I didn't even know Sailor Moon was anime-that was pretty much my gateway series aside from Cowboy Bebop). Since then, I've seen a lot of series-that being a gross understatement, but I think of anime as one of my active hobbies.

I love reading, creative writing, volunteering, playing sports (favorites are soccer, swimming and basketball), hanging out with friends and family, and I'm a bit of a calm, free-spirited person. I love meeting new people as well :) I'm from the United States, speak a few languages (Japanese is something I'm trying to learn on my own-and it's going okay, but not as much since I don't have a lot of time-but I get practice from watching anime too-so it's a plus)-Spanish, French, very little Portugese, and I know Latin and Greek to some extent. So you can say I'm very open-minded with everything I approach.

With anime-I'm a combination of being constructively critical and also consider it as something to freely enjoy. There are some series I have biases against (harem series, usually), while I have biases for others I really, really enjoy (slice of life), but I set those aside and will pretty much watch most things you put on my plate-just as long as its not too OTT.

Well, that's me in a nutshell.  I'm glad to be a part of A-P, even if I don't find myself on here as much as I would like. ^_^

General note for my reviews: anything above an 8 I'd classify to be a favorite and a definite recommendation to watch. Anything between 7-8 are definitely good series, but probably had one or two kinks to it. Series in the 6 range are decent watches, definitely worth watching once, but might be more oriented towards specific audiences. Series that are in the 5 range, I personally don't care for them, and had points to pick, but I wouldn't rule them out in the recommendation range because there were points that they may, or may not have done well. Some of the series in my 5 range I actually enjoyed on a base level, but not enough to really hit home with me, or I found it too trite/cliched.

Below 5...and I probably will review a few series that reached this point... little to no value for me, unfortunately. I hate saying that, because I don't really like to give too many series the boot, but some of the series I've watched, in the 10+ years I've watched anime, go beyond the series in this range.

Updated 7/12/2009

Pending reviews:

Banner of the Stars, Master Keaton

Reviews I want to do in the future:

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni

Life on anime

  • 18 Minutes
  • 10 Hours
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Weeks
  • 4 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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  • 1.5
  • 1
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424 total

Manga ratings

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Nervebreaker says...

well i asked my friend about it and gave me a almost reasonable answer. But when u finish it just let me know so i can ask u about ur conclusion as to why.

ps is that When they cry? ur top list is awesome it's just that i can't handle some of the scenes and scenarios....except for Berserk i really loved it and that's y it's on my top.

May 23, 2009
ElementEighty says...

Thank you for an excellent review of Kurenai, if i had hadn't read it i would have missed a great show.

Cheers!

May 13, 2009
Nervebreaker says...

   Hey Ms M can i ask u a question pls?

That Toradora anime....have u seen it yet? I dnt wanna spoil it if u haven't so pls tell me first. Coz there's a key scene on the ending that doesn't make sense to me.

 

kk ty ty

Mar 29, 2009
Kilplow says...

I was really, really impressed with it.  Kurenai is definitely the type of show you don't appreciate until you've seen the entire thing and think about it.  I thought the ending was really bad at first, but then I realized it was the only possible good ending--and I started looking back and seeing symbolism everywhere in the story.  I really think it may have been one of the best anime I've seen, when I review my top 5, it will certainly have a spot there!  So I was really thankful I gave it a look and in turn thankful of your review!

 

 

Mar 5, 2009
Kilplow says...

I just wanted to say you did a really nice review for Kurenai.  It helped assist me in deciding to give that show a look and I am really glad I did.  Thank you for your time and effort.

Feb 26, 2009