Hi hi. My name is Caleb (I wanted to spoiler this but they no work on profiles T^T)
I am equal parts kind, funny, and fashionable, and then the rest of me is just manic. I'm passably handsome, love Japanese culture, and am very serious about silly things (and, cherrywise, silly about the serious.)
I'm interested in everything, particularly making friends, so say hello! I'm a literature major, published poet, and all around lover of art. I've been watching anime since being a wee lad, and it has inexplicably become part of my personality, and I am very proud of that. Feel free to strike up any conversation with me!
Much like some of my heroes -- Lord Byron, Keats, Shelley and Coleridge -- I am a Romantic, and seek the beauty and horror of the sublime. I love sweet romance, bitter heartbreak, and deep, existential terror in my anime, but will watch juuuuust about anything.
In no particular order, my favorite anime are Spice and Wolf, Shiki, Re:LIFE, Great Teacher Onizuka, and Ano Hana.
I own somewhere in the ballpark of 200 manga, but I've actually never read any of them. I just started collecting them from thrift stores and it got kind of out of control.
If you would like to know anything about me, feel free to ask, I love friendship!
Rating system: I follow a pretty simple formula when rating. I do not attempt to rate "objectively" and much prefer how a show made me feel (I feel this is a good balance. Some view anime as one views art, some view anime as entertainment. I try to balance both in my rating)
5: A true work of art, a show that might have faults, but none strong enough to tarnish how wonderful it is as a work of art and entertainment.
4.5: A great show, whose faults might have been a bit too obvious to be great, but still winds up being thoroughly entertaining. Even with their issues, these series usually stick with me somehow and will be rewatched eventually.
4: A good show, whose faults definitely ruin it becoming something great, but still manages to be enjoyable. These might stick with me, but aren't something I'm particularly keen on rewatching.
3.5: A perfectly fine show, whose faults would irritate me from an art point, but are enjoyable from a mindless entertainment point (or vice versa). Isekai and/or ecchi generally falls here, and to some, even 3.5 is too high, but I lean on entertainment the further down I rate.
3: A fine show, that is either just barely artful or entertaining. These titles usually had promise but just fell apart from poor execution. I rate them a little higher for trying.
2.5 and below: Shows that were a struggle to get through, but at least something kept me around to finish.
.5: School Days and Gantz.