Just your standard old-timer who cut his anime teeth on Naruto, Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh. With that in mind, forgive me if I don't treat all popular anime as mainstream trash. I generally prefer shounen, comedies, and action/adventures and can do without harems, yaoi, most mecha, and any anime with animal protagonists. I am a completionist so I find myself almost incapable of dropping an anime regardless of how much I dislike it so, if nothing else, I tend to end up with a full picture of the anime that I watch. In fact the only animes that I've "dropped" were ones where I happened to catch a few episodes on television and didn't bother following up.
Despite it falling somewhat outside of my standard tastes, my favorite-ever anime has got to be Toradora!. I normally don't like romances (anime or otherwise) as I find them too forumlaic and cheesy, but Toradora! is the clever, with well-designed characters and a truly heartwarming story. No matter how jaded you have become Toradora! will have you believing that true love exists once more, as corny as that may sound. Simply put, watching Toradora! is one of those rare experiences that give you a new perspective and legitimately affects you in a deep and meaningful way. Not bad for an anime.
As for my least favorite anime ever, that honor belongs to Hamtaro. I don't think a reason is really needed there, I mean... My least favorite anime that I haven't dropped? 07-Ghost. A decent first episode followed by 20 episodes of some yaoi emo walking around in a church capped off by 4 episodes of hectic nonsensical chaos and a finale that served more as a TV ad for the next season than as any sort of plot builder does not a good anime make. You'd think that'd be obvious, eh?
With respect to my reviews, I suppose I should I should add a caveat here: I have no intention of writing any further reviews.
Life on Anime Milestones:
1 Day: Episode 45 of Pokemon (2000)
1 Week: Episode 4 of Bleach (2008)
1 Month: Episode 14 of Eureka Seven (February 3, 2011)
My favorite anime characters in no particular order: