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mdchan

  • USA
  • Joined Aug 9, 2011
  • 36 / O

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

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Life on manga

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Manga ratings

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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?

ScreamingMustard Aug 21, 2011

That's a good description of it. :) Is it difficult because of having Autism?

...Damn, that's a lot of anime watched. I haven't watched many now it seems. -__-; XD

SexualHorses Aug 17, 2011

Sounds like Negima?! is gonna be a trip *.* Has like so many genres. I think I'll give it a watch. Since I'm so curious about light novels..I'm gonna buy the Strawberry Panic collection when I go to Barnes & Nobles XD

I never really noticed, but Barnes & Nobles is a really great place to get manga and anime. Never would have expected that.

SexualHorses Aug 14, 2011

What exactly is an light novel? Is it somewhat like manga? I've been looking around an I've noticed a lot anime have light novels an manga. I thought they were the same.

I was actually planning on watching Negima?! Hm Does it have any romance?

Yes! They give like the whole show away. I never learn my lesson -.- I always go to Wikipedia XD I try to be so cautious on that site, but the spoilers pop up out of nowhere!