Thanks for adding anime and manga reviews on Anime-Planet! Below is a set of general rules for what can and can't go in reviews, as well as guidelines for what constitutes a "featured" review. Reviews that are meant to be first impressions, private notes or simply don't meet the below criteria should be marked with a different privacy level, such as "share with people visiting my profile". Read more about the different privacy levels and when to use them. You can report reviews that shouldn't be marked 'everyone', or reviews that violate our rules, by using the 'report review' link. General rules Do not post reviews that are simply a synopsis or tag information about the anime/manga, without any sort of review-like content (what you thought about the story, sound, etc). Sometimes, users have added reviews with solely synopsis/tag content because our entries were missing that content. We're currently filling in all missing data for our manga entries (anime entries were all fully updated awhile ago), so any reviews with just synopsis info will be flagged. You can report any missing info in the anime thread or manga thread. Do not post links to other sites, such as a link to your blog to read the review, or a link to another site where you have content, etc. If you need to link to an anime or manga entry, or a character, etc, link to the item on Anime-Planet. Linking to external sites is sometimes ok, such as linking to Wikipedia to discuss a historical event. If you really need to mention in text that you have a review somewhere (such as a video review), you can mention that a separate review exists at the end of the review. This way, the preview text for your reviews won't be filled with an advertisement while browsing anime and manga entries. Links will be edited out moderators if they are minimal, otherwise the review will be flagged for you to edit them out. Links to, or promoting, illegal stream sites or download sites are not allowed. This includes mentions of where to go to 'get' or stream anime, except for legal sites. Embedding anime videos is not allowed. Content must be PG-13. Even if the review is for an ecchi anime or manga, image content and/or text must not contain sexually explicit content (whether text or images). Like all site content, racial/sexual slurs or hate speech are not tolerated on Anime-Planet. While some minor formatting is acceptable, reviews marked "Share with everyone" (public reviews) should not have sweeping style changes (all italic, all bold, a strange color, etc). Moderators will change these reviews to "share with people visiting my profile". Content guidelines Ideally, the first paragraph of your review should be a short summary of what you thought, or, is the beginning sentences of your review. If you put a synopsis, image, or other random text first, it's the only thing that shows up in the preview on an anime or manga page. These reviews will be usually changed by moderators to 'people visiting my profile' for that reason. Reviews should clearly explain why you scored each section the way you scored it. Explain what made the story so good (or bad), why you think it deserves the overall score, etc. Just saying "I loved this" isn't enough of a reason - saying why you loved it is what matters. Try to remain as objective as possible - even if you hated something, can you see any good qualities in the anime that mean others might enjoy it? Reviews that are excessively skewed in either direction (all 1s for all scores or all 5s) without text that backs up why this is literally the worst or the best anime you think exists might result in the review being flagged. It's better to wait until you've fully seen the anime or fully read the manga before adding a review. If you add a review based on only a few episodes (such as for seasonal anime, ensure that you've updated it after the season is over. If moderators run across a review based on 1 episode that is never updated, it will likely be flagged. Post per-episode impressions in the specific anime or current season threads, instead. Assume that the people reading your review haven't seen the anime (or read the manga), and are looking for opinions on why they should watch it or not. For this reason, try to avoid spoilers at all costs, unless there's no way around it. For example, you could talk your thoughts on the ending being successful or not ('it was unrealistic', 'it was wrapped up a bit too nicely', etc) without talking about the details. If it's absolutely necessary to mention spoilers, do not put them at the top of the review (so they will not show in the preview text) and put a warning. In the future we'll add spoiler tagging for these. Length: Featured/"everyone" reviews can be broken into sections, or can be free-form. If section-based, a good minimum baseline is a full paragraph or two per section. If free-form, around 4-5 paragraphs at minimum. If you have suggestions for other helpful guidelines or things to avoid, please reply here with your ideas. Thank you!