He is a here on Anime-Planet. He is an advocate and upholder of the Anime-Planet Code of Coduct. The remainder of his actual bio can be found starting at the ~Introduction~ section below.
こんにちは (Konnichi'wa) everyone! I'm HKBattōsai. Welcome to my Anime-Planet (A-P) bio page! After many years of utilizing this site for anime reviews, ratings, recommendations, etc., I finally decided to officially join the community. Within the first week, I had accomplished a significant portion of what you will find posted here. Enjoy!
~A Little Anime Background~
I first started watching anime in the late 1990's when I was still in high school. I've always been into Japanese history and culture, but even more so since anime.
When I got to college I met a girl and the rest is history. However, it wasn't until we were married that I truly introduced her to anime. For the longest time, it really wasn't her thing. Not any more that's for sure! Ironically I feel like she watches more anime than I do now! Somewhere around 2010 I discovered Rightstuf and that forever changed the amount of our anime consumption exponentially!
My favorite anime of all time is Rurouni Kenshin. It is not the best anime I've seen but it is certainly awesome. Shinta, err, Kenshin's character is an excellent combination of humor, wisdom, courage, seriousness, and deadliness. His Hiten Mitsurugi-ryū is amazing and is the best fictional sword technique in my opinion.
Amakakeru Ryū no Hirameki
My anime history only includes series and movies from 2010 to now, which is the time I really got my wife into anime too. Quite a few series (and some movies) I'm leaving off my lists because they were watched many years prior, where only watched partially and I cannot remember where I stopped with them, or I missed a few episodes in between. The same applies to manga as well, except for the Rurouni Kenshin series. Some examples of pre-2010 anime include Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki, Rurouni Kenshin (first watch), Outlaw Star, Monster Rancher, and Sailer Moon. They were the most common and popular of the anime shows that were available on TV at the time. They probably total at least 500 episodes not accounted for on my lifetime of anime watched.
When looking at my ratings there's a few things you need to know. First, the ratings are primarily based on how much I was entertained by the anime/manga, and secondarily they are based on things like art, animation, dub, sub, etc. Plot and it's execution are important, but to me characters and their development are even more important. A poor story can be more forgivable if there are excellent relatable characters in it.
Second, some of the ratings are given from when I saw the anime a LONG time ago, which means that a few of them might fluctuate ever so slightly in score if I re-watch them again. Those anime included on my lists are few and far between.
Third, you won't find very many low scores below a "2" and the reason for that is I try my hardest to find anime that tends to be not only of interest, but of a higher quality as well. Where do I find out what's good and what isn't? Simple...from places like Nihon Review (no longer maintained), Anime News Network, THEM Anime, and Anime-Evo, but mostly from all of you on Anime Planet. How the overall community of fans here feels about the anime and manga is huge!
Forth, all anime given a star rating has had at least three episodes watched with very few exceptions to that rule, such as short OVA's, etc. I think most series should have a fair amount of episodes viewed in order to make a proper rating or review. If it's in my Dropped list without a ⭐ rating, then it doesn't meet the aforementioned criteria. Anything in my Won't Watch list means just that unless it's part of a club activity, i.e. FYAB: Find Your Anime Buddy or DAMN, That Anime Is Bad Club. (DTAB).
Lastly (Part A), here is a relatively simple guide to what the ratings mean:
≤1 - Awful (no entertainment value, enough said; absolutely no replay value)
2 - Poor (entertained, a little; minuscule replay value)
3 - Fair (entertaining enough to usually finish it; low replay value)
4 - Good (worth watching, even owning; good replay value)
5 - Excellent (watch it, buy it, you won't regret it; high replay value)
Lastly (Part B), I currently do not right very many reviews (07/2018). They tend to be systematic and linear, which can be aggravating to me (and probably some readers) but they just happen to always come out that way. However, when I do write one they can noticeably vary from what star rating I might give that particular anime. The main reason is because I do not factor the "entertainment" value into my reviews like I do in my ratings. The average between the Story, Animation (Art for manga), Sound (anime only), and Characters only are what equal the Overall score in them. Updated: Please see "Special Profile Updates" section below for details.
Side Note: Never overhype any anime or manga otherwise you decrease the chance of truly enjoying it to its fullest since you'll be hyper-critical about everything. That's just my opinion and a suggestion.
📋 "Featured (F)" Custom Lists and Personal Favorites 📋
👉 Anime Characters You Could Feel Sympathetic Towards 👈 (F)
⚾Anime Series about Baseball or with Baseball in It⚾ (F)
💗 Anime with Heart-wrenching Moments 💔 (F)
💪 Badass Anime Characters You Don't Want to Mess With, Period! 💪 (F)
😍 Beauty & More...Attractive Female Characters with Personality 🎇 (F)
😲 Biggest [Negative ➖] Surprise Anime Series 😲 (F)
😲 Biggest [Positive ➕] Surprise Anime Series 😲 (F)
♀️Best Complete Waifu's in Anime♀️ (F)
😎 Coolest Character Nicknames 🕶️ (F)
🐺 Excellent Animal & Non-human Anime Characters 🤖 (F)
⚔️Great Swordfighters in Anime⚔️ (F)
📚 If There was a "Genius" Character Tag 📚 (coming soon)
😂 Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy Moments 😂 (F)
👍 Like/Dislike Anime Characters 👎
🎶 Memorable Anime Music from Official Trailers, OP's, and ED's 🎧 (F)
Personal Top ⭐Favorite⭐ Anime Series of All-time❗
Personal Top Favorite✨ Female Anime Characters of All-time (coming soon)
Personal Top Favorite✨ Male Anime Characters of All-time (coming soon)
👙 Some of the Best Bigger Busted Babes In Anime 👙 (F)
😠 Some of the Most Annoying Anime Characters 😠 (F)
🎭 Top Notch English Dub Voice Actors 🎭 (F)
💥 Ultimate Anime Fighting Techniques! 💪 (F)
📝 My Anime Reviews 📝
I do write occasional reviews for certain anime and manga (as of April 23, 2019) that I like or feel the need to write one for it. Here they are below if you're interested. Constructive criticism is always welcomed and appreciated. Lastly, an asterisk(*) next to a review denotes the added "Achievement Score" included. Please see ♛♕ Special Profile Updates ♛♕ just below the My Manga Reviews for additional details.
📝 My Manga Reviews 📝
♛♕Special Profile Updates♛♕
🆕 January 2018: 2017 was collectively the "Year of Anime" for the Mrs. and I. Between the two of us, we watched 1,543 anime episodes (943 for her, 600 for me). That's the most for both of us by a long shot! At the rate she's going, she'll have watched more anime than me soon! Uh oh!
🆕 October 2018: All reviews have been updated to include the "Entertainment Score" as part of the Overall score calculation given. For manga, the Entertainment Score is counted twice instead of once.
🆕 July 2019: Starting 2019, I am personally classifiying an "anime series" as consisting of "5 or more episodes" and being at least "120 minutes" in total length. This will effect select anime placement on certain custom lists that I have. The only acception to this rule is if an anime does not meet these criteria but is still listed as a "TV" series, such as I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying.
🆕 July 2019: Another couple of changes are being made to the Anime reviews only. First, I'll be including a "Suggested Age Rating" based upon my own opinion. Second, I am now including an "Achievement Score," which has the potential to impact the Overall score. The first review to feature this is Myriad Colors Phantom World. Here is the breakdown:
Achievement Level: Expectation (Overall Impact):
Age Ratings: TBD
Eps. Watched: 12/26 Eps. Watched: 2/12 Eps. Watched: 1/12 Eps. Watched: 13/26
~Personal Records (2010-present)~
Most episodes watched in one sitting (most recent listed first):
Most episodes watched from complete anime including TV, Web, Specials, Other, and OVA in one year (Dropped or Stalled anime is not included):
Most episodes watched from any completed anime (TV, Web, OVA, Movie, etc.) in one year by the Mrs. (Dropped or Stalled anime is not included):
Most times watching an anime series/season in a single year:
Five fastest times to finish a 10-15 episode season/series [from start date and time to finish date and time]:
Five fastest times to finish a 20-27 episode season/series:
Fastest times to finish a 39-52 episode season/series:
1st Anime Series/Season (New, non-OVA, and 100% Watched): Rurouni Kenshin
25th New Anime Series/Season: B Gata H Kei (2016)
50th New Anime Series/Season: The Kawai Complex Guide to Hostel Behavior (2017)
75th New Anime Series/Season: Angel Beats! (2018)
100th New Anime Series/Season: Goblin Slayer (Dec/2018)
125th New Anime Series/Season: Trinity Seven (Jun/2019)
150th New Anime Series/Season: ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? (Dec/2019)
1st (New) Anime Series/Season WWTM (Watched with the Mrs.): Karin
25th Anime Series/Season WWTM: Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
50th Anime Series/Season WWTM: Black Lagoon: Robertas Blood Trail (OVA)
75th Anime Series/Season WWTM: TBD
1,500th Episode*: Moonlit Hunting Ground, Black Lagoon (Aug/06/17)
2,000th Episode*: So That Means We're in a Love Triangle!, D-frag! (May/19/18)
2,500 Episode*: Who is She?, Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya (Jan/06/2019)
3,000 Episode*: We Need Tenchi!, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki (May/12/2019)
3,500 Episode*: Fake End, No Game No Life (Oct/06/2019)
1st Profile Comment: Konalzumi
100th Profile Comment: FriendlyDemon
250th Profile Comment: Watashizashi
1st Follower: Konalzumi
50th Follower: TheMasterOtaku
100th Follower: TwirlipOfTheSlothrop (Sep/2018)
*for the sake of ease it includes movie, special, other, and OVA episodes
~Club & Society Memberships~
Anime-Planet Welcoming Committee (WECO)
- (formerly) as the original was disbanded in September 2017 -
Find Your Anime Buddy
- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - July/August 2018 - @HikikoKat, @Karin84, @TurkeyGami, @PreciousEgg, @Scalpelexis
- Boogiepop Phantom - October 2018 - @BurntJelly, @Fraconator, @Karin84, @MistLiigh, @TurkeyGami, @Vega, @Zed60K
- Assassination Classroom - March/April 2019 - @FunkyTime, @SMores, @TurkeyGami, @UniversalParanoia1
~Anime Planet Peeps~
Check them all out. They're what makes A-P awesome!
⇐ ⇖ ⇑ ⇗ ⇒ ✨Followers✨ ⇐ ⇖ ⇑ ⇗ ⇒
~A Little Non-Anime~
I want to share a little more about myself by making this a part of my bio page, while not taking away from all that is anime and manga. I have many other interests/hobbies and always open to trying new things. I am a former musician who once played the piano, guitar, and drums, with the latter being the longest at more than 12 years. My favorite drummer is Danny Carey. Music is probably one of the very few things that is more important to me than anime. My favorite artist is Tool and my favorite genre is progressive rock/metal.
Another thing I want to share about myself is my video gaming life. I've noticed LOTS of A-P users are also big time gamers. In fact, many of my A-P friends are definitely into gaming. Here is my list of all-time favorites games (gaming system), with the top five being in order:
That's it! I used to have more listed, but decided that I was getting carried away with all things me that are not anime and manga.
Support anime-planet! There are a number of different ways to do so. Click >here< to find out how. If interested in supporting A-P by greeting new members to the site, please go >here< for the new WECO information page. It's a no brainer!
My own personal way of supporting A-P is being a for at least two years (August 2017-). What does that mean? For me specifically it means that I am responsible for making sure People and Characters are added and updated accurately and appropriately. New seasonal anime I was/am directly responsible for while they were/are currently airing:
Plus, I pitch-in on acquiring anime screenshots and cover images, providing anime tags, and writing synopses when possible. Some projects that I proudly dedicated significant contributions to were, to name a few:
More or less, whatever >this< person or >this< person asked me to take care of, I gladly do so. One of them gave me the opportunity to be a moderator. The other is my moderating senpai. I am grateful to both for the opportunity.
Newer A-P Members: Please feel free to ask me for anything, or just go >here< if you need assistance of any kind. Other than asking any seasoned A-P member it's probably the best place to go.
Thanks for checking out my bio page on A-P! I am open to comments and suggestions any time. If any one does message me on my profile I will respond back. Someone takes the time to do so, then it's only polite for me to reciprocate. You can find me on the forum >here< as well.
Lastly, for anyone who wants to chat and get to know me and other people on A-P more, I have a small community of anime, manga, and gaming fans on my own Discord server. Just message me on the A-P forum >here< and I can send you a link to it. さようなら (Sayōnara)!
Bio Last Updated: January 18, 2020
Anime Amino: Currently Unavailable