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snivets

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  • Joined Nov 14, 2009
  • 26 / ?

Taekwondoin, karateka, & arnisadora, 2nd dan black belt/instructor (15 years training). I herd children in pajamas and belts, and occasionally flit about the night in steampunk gear. ESL teacher, fiction writer, MMA fan, love EDM, Jrock, Kpop, metal, good books, coffee, working out.

I also like tea.

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I rate shows based on how much I enjoyed watching them. In my reviews, I try to assign points a little more objectively.

Below 3 stars: Factor of how annoyed I was by the end of it.

3: Average story/characters, somewhat enjoyable.

3.5: Average story/characters, enjoyable-very enjoyable.

4: Above average, enjoyable.

4.5: Above average, hugely enjoyable.

5: Above and beyond average, hugely enjoyable, unusual/memorable, and well-done.

Life on anime

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Anime ratings

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623 total

Manga ratings

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7 total

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Minai99 says...

Haha woaah. What you wrote constitutes almost my exact thoughts on each of those shows. I definitely WANTED to like darker than black. but at least the first season never comes together. I think that new rating is a little bit better. :p It was definitely nice that it was short, although it seemed to me that the show was just trying way too hard to be a mindf*ck. And I couldn't have said it better about bakemonogatari, those are my exact thoughts. The animation is pretty much the only reason I gave it the rating I did.

So, I went down your list of shows, and figured I'd comment on a few of your ratings. I'd be happy to hear your thoughts. :)

Bartender was interesting, eh? Certainly the only anime that I've seen that uses something as passive as cocktails for its main theme and sorta gets away with it. I just recently watched Colorful (the movie). I thought I had it all figured out...until the end. first anime that's done that to me in a while. I'm a little bit surprised about your rating of fumoffu. I actually thought that it was far superior to the original fmp series because it eschewed with the melodrama and focused on the one thing that was in my opinion somewhat interesting, the dynamic between the two main characters. Oh boy, did I struggle to try and finish gilgamesh, or what? I got about halfway through, and then have stalled for several years. it's just so...dreary and creepy. O.o You think it ends well? Maybe I'll continue with it. I find it interesting that you rated High School of the Dead (which I love) so highly, while you rated panty and stocking much much lower. what was the difference in your opinion? WHat do you think was special about kimi ni todoke? I found that the hook for the main character, her awkwardness, got old pretty quickly, and the love aspect was soooooo slow to develop. And yes. YES. Once again, you are one of the few people that I've seen rate Madoka reasonably, instead of fawning over how great it supposedly is. I couldn't quite get over the slooow pacing and lack of character development in mushishi, though. That didn't bother you? I know it was kinda the point. I'm glad you found seirei no moribito. It's certainly a hidden gem, huh. Hehe. yet again. Toradora, we agree on. THat bird has to be the most annoying character in anime, bar none. :p

May 5, 2013
Minai99 says...

What, in general, would you say was better about the second season of darker than black? I sorta liked the first season, but there was something sorely missing, although i couldn't put my finger on it. For that reason I have the second essentially on stall, although perhaps you might convince me to continue watching. 

Denpa teki on the other hand. I'm surprised you gave it such a high rating. I honestly thought it was a pile of crap in a similar vein to school days. :p What did you like about it, spoilers aside?

and fuck yeah, 4.5/5 for high school of the dead? I'm liking your sense of anime style more and more as I look down your list. :p

May 5, 2013
Minai99 says...

and oh crap, I didn't even realize that bakuman. and bakuman. (2012) had done so well until I looked at your list. Those shows are also gonna be top on my list for w2w.

May 5, 2013
Minai99 says...

Yeah I am gonna watch it for sure now that both you and mayosamurai suggested it. I'm surprised that I hadn't heard about it already, actually. Also, I noticed that you're pretty mucht he only other person who I've seen who's give bake a 3.5/5 instead of a 4.5/5 or 5/5! :p Without spoiling for our buddy mayo, what did you not like about it?

May 5, 2013
Minai99 says...

Hello. :) Saw you through Mayosamurai. That's a nice bio you have there. I'll have to check your liste and see if I might have some good recs for you! 

May 5, 2013