Yo, Mick here. Thanks for checking my profile out. I joined A-P because I'm really busy and kinda needed a new place to procrastinate. A couple of things about myself before you see my page: I've been watching anime since about 2012, and say what you will about SAO, but that was my gateway anime. I'm currently in college and the Air Force so sometimes I will be VERY BUSY. Hmu if you would like a recommendation, want to talk about any of the anime I've watched, or want to recommend one that you've noticed I haven't seen!
Feel free to hit me up anytime!
When seeing my ratings, keep in mind that giving an anime three stars is still a compliment, and my tastes change over time. Some of the anime I've rated were watched three or more years ago, so not everything will be crystal clear in my mind. That said, the rating will probably be like this:
5 stars: Excellent in most or all aspects. Outstanding in its field.
4.5 stars: Top-class anime. Loved it
4 stars: High-quality anime. Really liked it.
3.5 stars: Very good: liked it. Many of my guilty pleasure anime and the ones that are good, but not my thing can be found here.
3 stars: Not exactly my favorite, but the net feeling I got from the anime was positive. Sometimes an annoying character or poor direction can bump otherwise good anime down to a three. I would generally only suggest these to fans of the genre.
This marks the end of "would recommend," anime. The next group, "meh" anime is named as such because I don't feel anything in particular.
2.5 stars: Meh. Something about it (or everything about it) underwhelmed me. Generally, anime that dissapoints me (in potential or in developments) don't make it in the 2.5 range because I consider dissapointment to be a negative feeling. I might recommend these to fans of the genre, but only after explaining why they might not like it. Melodrama, while I understand its purpose, stresses me out so that could land things in the mediocre zone.
Would not recommend. These anime rubbed me the wrong way somehow, whether it's lazy writing, bad direction, bad music, or a drop in quality in the second season (Log Horizon, Recorder and Randoseru); I wouldn't generally recommend these to you unless your request defines the show exactly.
2 stars: Dislike. This usually refers to specific things (at least on the two star level) that I dislike.
1.5 stars: Strongly dislike. Much like "Dislike," but more so. Usually refers to dissapointments.
1 star: Hate. I don't know how I finish these anime, because I can barely respect someone's opinion about these shows that doesn't match up with mine (I still can though, don't get me wrong.)
.5 stars: This spot is reserved for the worst anime.
Character development: what's that, does it taste good?
Plot: convoluted, inconsistent, horrid.
These anime generally have cardboard caricatures of characters (how do you like that alliteration?) and try to pass them off as the complex, living, breathing things that they certainly are not. Cliches are the preferred food of these grotesque denizens of a zone that I will Hate, hate, hate until I die.
P.S. It should be noted that I'm a bit of an isekai fanboy, so expect my opinion of isekai to be higher than yours. You've been warned.