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PurplePeopleEater

  • Joined May 18, 2014
  • 25 / F

I am a 23 year old with a degree in psychology and dance. I started watching anime (excluding pokemon and yugioh because I hardly consider those anime, more like cartoons) in late middle school early high school? on Adult Swim. My first animes were Inuyasha, Wolfs Rain, and Witch Hunter Robin. I didn't watch much beyond that until I was in college and figured out how to watch online (yes I know it's not that difficult) and since then I have been watching anime almost every day. 

Some of my favorite animes are: Mirai Nikki TV, Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin, Inuyasha, Code Geass, Attack on Titan, Arslan Senki (2015), Junjou Romantica, No. 6, Steins Gate, Another, Angel Beats, Jormungand, Black Butler, and more.

My least favorites that I have actually fully watched (or close to) are: Shakugan No Shana Season 3, Chaos;Head, Death Parade, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, D-Fragments, SOA.

Favorite Movie: Kiki's Delivery Service (No matter how old I get or my tastes change, I like this movie)

I write reviews when I have time although due to time and a bad wrist I keep a lot of them short. 

What makes an anime good in my opinion is not much different from what makes a good story period. It has to have a beginning, a middle, and an end. The beginning should draw me in. If you lose me in the beginning, what's the point of even having anymore episodes. The end should be conclusive. It should tie up that part of the story. It should provide closure. It doesn't have to reveal everything, especially if there is already a second season planned, but it should be conclusive enough that it can stand on it's own if it has too. I shouldn't have a billion questions. A conflict should have been solved and it should be the main conflict of that season. The story needs to be developed well too. The plot should have the proper structure and be well paced. The characters should also be well developed and interesting. Sterotypical characters need less development but should still be interesting. Depending on the genre, not all of these things will apply equally, however, the ending is the most important thing to me in the end (lol...okay bad joke I know). I don't care how good the rest of the anime is, if it doesn't have a good ending that concludes the story, it might as well not even exist in my mind. 

Animation style and art style matter somewhat. There are some styles that are beyond my ability to tolerate regardless of how interesting the story seems. As long as it's pretty normal though, I don't care about it much. It's the same with sound.

There are other things that apply only to certain genres, but I won't list them.

If you don't like my reviews, write your own. 

I have started reading manga a little, but it's expensive. 10 volumes costs more than 100 dollars! I can't read for free online because I can't stand reading on a screen and I lose interest in words on a screen pretty quickly. The only manga I have finished so far is A Silent Voice which I really enjoyed.

I DO NOT PLAY GAMES. I don't even own a game system. The games I play consist of solitaire and suduko on my phone. I did have a nintendo ds lite a long time ago but it's broken and I only played nintendogs on it. 

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RickNoel Feb 24, 2016

Hello! Thanks for the constructive criticism! I will take it into account :D

This list has a built-in bonus of being instructional, yes, but also serves as a log for myself about what I think of each anime as I finish it. Therefore, I do occasionally employ some mad-up words, selective vocabulary, awkward hashtags, and random capotilization for Emphatic Notation of Command and Recurring Themes.

In most instances, I use "tropey" to refer to something that employs a large number of tropes, or commonalities in storytelling. While tropes are not inherently bad, they are common, and excessive use of anything too common will make your show/plot/character/setting feel...bland. For example, a tropey cast might include a cardboard collection of a tsundere, a kuudere, a Genki Girl, and That Generic Nice Guy Protag, each basically one dimensional in their presentation and development.

As for what I like and what I dislike, I've recently been trying to TLDR that at the end of each mini-review by saying things like "Do recommend" or "Watch when dead." This stands in contrast to summaries of how I personally view a work relative to the general popular opinion I see; in this instance I will use terms like "Overrated" or "Underrated" with the occasional descriptive adverb tacked on for emphasis ("severely," "tremendously," "slightly," or the boring but useful "very").

See my actual anime list for ratings I give each of these shows as well. I rate primarily based on comparitive quality within genres, with a little boost or detraction based on personal enjoyment (again, which fluctuates depending on genre; I will rate a Cute Girls Doing Cute Things show more based on personal enjoyment than uniqueness, for example).

Daily reminder that no one is allowed to have mixed opinions and balance pros and cons on the internet; we either must LOVE something or HATE it. I try to find that balance, hence why sometimes you may find it difficult to determine how much I truly enjoyed a show.

Ask any time for specific clarification or more details! I'm free in the evenings :D

Chaika777 Nov 29, 2014

Hello Purple-san!

I'm also a psychology major (finished my BA two weeks ago) and the story was somewhat convoluted, recondite, and farfetched during the first 5-10 episodes of season III. I didn't compreehend why Yuji enigmatically vanished and unceremoniously reappeared as the snake gof festival. I wondered what transpired from the conlcusion of SII with them obliderating the clock tower constructed by Hecate into the sinister reincarnation of his former self. Overall, the anecdote was invigoratingly fascianting because it reminded me of A Certain Magical Index & A Certain Scientific Railgun amalgamated into Shakugan no Shana with a hint of Aria The Scarlet Ammo. Personally, I'd prefer Index over the show, but it was such a beautiful compelling archetype that it astounded me. I agree with you to an extent on certain aspects mentioned in your biased review, but I tend to keep an optimistic eye open towards anime.

-Chaika-san-

4nime4ddict May 18, 2014

Hi there, and welcome to Anime Planet! I hope you enjoy your time here, I like your avatar ^~^ xo