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  • Finland
  • Joined Jul 12, 2015
  • 36 / ?

I was just an ordinary high school student, but then I began watching anime. ^_^

I'm into philosophy, interesting scenarios that are meaningfully explored, and good things in life and humanity. I prefer my anime with some extractable substance, message or point of meditation.

For me, good anime goes all the way with its concept, story, character interaction and message, pulling as few punches as possible. I feel it's a waste when an anime keeps its content and delivery lukewarm and safe, avoiding opportunities to make a real emotional or intellectual impact. Even heavy violence and lewdness can be "safe" if they don't change or communicate anything in the story. I generally dislike overpowered main characters, slow or anticlimactic relationship drama, ambiguous symbolism, and promotion or sentimentalization of rigid principles or morals. That makes me not care much for such acclaimed works as One-Punch Man, Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon), Angel's Egg, and most shounen shows.

My favorites Only YesterdaySummer Days with Coo and My Neighbors the Yamadas are prime examples of where you can go even with "tame" subject matters when the makers don't restrain themselves with arbitrary limitations and conventions. Do take a look at my list of favorite anime!


Here's my rating scale.

☆☆☆☆☆ | 10/10 – A superb anime with a story, theme, message or execution that had a great impact on me.

☆☆☆☆ | 8/10 – An absolutely great and enjoyable anime that I can easily recommend to someone.

☆☆☆ | 6/10 – An entertaining anime, although it could have been better in some respects, or it just didn't leave a very strong impression.

☆☆ | 4/10 – Kind of passable, but the anime has some big issues from my standpoint, and I didn't like it as a whole. It was likely boring, lame, frustrating or lacking substance more than it was entertaining.

☆ | 2/10 – The anime has very critical issues that made it quite pointless for me.

I only use a true 5-point scale to keep things clear and interesting. My ratings and reviews are not highly technical. They're also not meant to be objective, because that would make them useless. Rather, I focus on some key issues to determine whether an anime was a meaningful watch for myself or people of similar tastes. If you'd like to discuss a rating I've given, I'd be happy to share my thoughts.

Life on anime

  • 23 Minutes
  • 18 Hours
  • 4 Days
  • 1 Week
  • 1 Month
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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Senji2149 Oct 7, 2023

Oh, diablos no.

Stela Apr 30, 2018

Thanks for the recommendation, Celeriac! Have a lovely week🌞 

PebbleInTheSky Apr 17, 2018

Thank you.. You have weird tastes but interesting ones so we shall see if this is a follow for the ages :P

Stela Mar 19, 2018

Hi Celeriac! I really like your bio. Nice to meet you.

CaptainSlow Dec 22, 2017

Thank you for your comment, and your compliments. I'm honored that you're using my watched list as inspiration for future reccommendations for yourself. If you haven't found it already, I also have a list of my Favourites of All Time that might be worth a look.

You make a very good point about there being "no perfect anime" and the limitations of a no 5-star rating habit. Many of the shows I've rated 4.5 stars would easily score over 90% (Most of my top 5 at least 95%+), but I haven't wanted to translate it into a 5-star rating because it feels like over-rating. Though, if I think of stars as like a school's grading scale, and how strange it would look if a teacher never gave A's or A+'s...

...I think you're making helping me consider revising my system!