I'm in my late 40's. I've been watching anime for about 10 years now. I like a variety of types. Karneval is my favorite anime and manga, but I don't know why. A couple of other favorite anime of mine are: Vandread and Kyo Kara Maoh. I've only read a few manga as of yet. So, I don't have much to say about them. I tend to like my characters to have trust issues - again I don't know why. I also like my main characters to have a little mystery around their origins. Maybe because I'm a female, I prefer the lead character to be male. At least my favorites usually have male lead characters, but I will also watch female lead characters, too. They just aren't my favorites. For a long time, I have been a fan of: Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Comedy in both books, tv, and movies. Anime seems to encompass many of the qualities that I like and look for in those genres. The anime that got me started was a mecha: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
Since I like HKBATTOSAI's rating system, I've decided to adopt it for myself:
- 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)
Thank you HKBATTOSAI for an easy to understand rating system. It can be found on HK's Profile page.