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  • USA
  • Joined Aug 9, 2011
  • 35 / F

Hi, there!  I like to draw, I'm a big anime fan, and I have autism!  It can be difficult at times, but others, it lets me hyperfocus on things (which can be good and bad; it's good if it's something enjoyable, and bad if it's something scary).

I believe this is the reason my anime tastes change so often; every couple months or so, I get a new favorite anime.  Sometimes, animes that used to be favorites of mine resurface, and I focus on those.  Focusing on it means writing and drawing, too.

Actually, if it wasn't for anime, I never would have learned how to draw.  And the ability to hyperfocus, too.  So, in this case, I'm thankful for both.  ^^

I'm a really harsh critic on anime, and something has to really wow me to get 5 stars.  Some animes, I can't remember what they were about, so I either didn't rate them or gave them a generic 2-star rating.  If they can't leave an impact on my mind, it's not worth much.

I take plot, characters, and re-watchability value into rating an anime.  Do the characters develop?  Does the plot work?  Does it fall into "Dragonball Z Syndrome" and get overpowered?  Is it clear enough for people to understand?

Those are the things I consider when I rate an anime.  If I enjoyed it a lot, I'd recommend it.  If it's taking too long to get to the main point, or there are mysteries that should have been explained or at least hinted about seasons ago, the rating goes down.  If the plot gets static and the characters don't grow, I typically drop an anime.  I also drop anime or manga if it doesn't interest me like I thought it would.

I'm currently in the process of writing more reviews for anime I've seen both in the past and recently.  Since I've been watching anime since the 90's, that's a lot of ground to cover.  XD

Life on anime

  • 55 Minutes
  • 16 Hours
  • 5 Days
  • 0 Weeks
  • 9 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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626 total

Life on manga

  • 35 Minutes
  • 19 Hours
  • 0 Days
  • 1 Weeks
  • 1 Months
  • 0 Years

Manga ratings

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164 total

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Everdemon Sep 29, 2017

Let's concede that it's horror genre or whatever-- it doesn't matter to me whether or not it's correctly classified or labeled, I don't think that that is a justifiable reason to score the anime much lower than a product of its quality deserves. That reasoning just doesn't add up- That's a type of thing you take up with someone who labeled the anime genre, not something you subtract from the scoring and review. I understand if that type of thing bothers you or anyone, we're all humans and most of us have empathy, so yes our threshold for what we can watch on screen is going to exist and differ for all people. I used the phrase 'triggered' because seeing something that you don't personally have a taste for or like does not then mean you should recommend others not see it, or leave a poor review to suggest others not watch it. 

Sianeka Mar 31, 2016

mdchan says...  I get what you're saying about reveiws, but when I write reviews, I honestly try to stay as objective as possible and avoid spoilers (I give heavy spoiler warnings when I can't, like when I reviewed the FMA:B movie). 

Going into detail on a particular situation missing from the anime but in the manga is a spoiler for anyone who hasn't read the manga, same with the personal growth they go through in the story.  It's no longer a review at that point, but the equivalant to a Wiki entry.

If I started to go into detail on why I feel the way I do about something, it would turn the review into something more subjective.

When I write reviews on an anime I've fully watched, I want to give people just enough to understand the basics and good/bad points about it in order for them to form their own opinion and go watch it, themselves.  If I went into detail on how the characters grow (especially in the case of FMA, as the story helps the characters to grow), then they'd have no reason to watch it...they could just read my write-up about it or look at Wikipedia which will spoil the entire thing for them.

That, or maybe I just misunderstood your response.

But reviews ARE subjective in nature and not objective.  They are one person's opinions and thoughts on watching a show, (hopefully) backed up by their reasons for stating that opinion.

My note to you was that you were just giving descriptions of the story and characters, and NOT adding anything of additional benefit to your review.  Members on the site can read about the plotline and characters from information already on the site.  They don't really need to see you summarize this in your own words.  So that part of your review is kind of unnecessary.  What will be truly helpful to them would be if you stated your opinions and gave reasons for them, the way you do in your generally excellent Overview sections.

Sianeka Jul 1, 2014

Hello!  sothis is redesigning the anime-planet site, and plans to roll out an awesome new site design in July, we believe. The blog feature is not part of the new design, and it is going away.  More information about this here:  Announcement: the blog feature is being deprecated topic link.  (Be sure to check out the new site design when it goes live!)

The blog pages are going away, and will be gone when the site redesign goes live. Your blog here will be removed from the site.

So, if want to keep the information posted in your blog, you will need to copy this information someplace else on the site. If you have any questions how or where to do this, please feel free to get back to me, and I will try to assist.

(For instance, your blogs posting your thoughts and commentary on anime you watched can be moved to the anime's Discussion topic in the site’s Forum or to a Review of the anime on the title’s Main Details page.)

xCanaxCherry Jan 16, 2014

You've watched so many anime and read a lot of manga too! It kinda makes me jealous ^^

ScreamingMustard Sep 3, 2011

I think everyone does that at some point, but I can relate there. It's difficult to understand that type of thing. I guess the best way would be just to keep going with trying to figure it out and asking people to help when needed.

Ahh, fanfictions are great if they're written well enough, although some of the lesser ones are still somehow addicting. I really read them too much. xp

Money causing it's problems. I wish I could cosplay some anime, it'd be pretty cool (at least in my imagination it is). Is it fun?