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Reviews to be posted soon:
The Sky Crawlers
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Reviews to be revamped soon:
Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien
Beyond the Clouds - The Promised Place
Serial Experiments Lain
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Witch Hunter Robin
Age - 28
Location - Sholazar Basin, Australia
Mood - Always Over 9000 and full of Brooklyn Rage
Hobbies - World of Warcraft, anime, manga
Occupation - Computer Science student
My criteria in my reviews:
- I like to be challenged. The series in my top 10 are the ones that surprised me the most.
- Characters and story are paramount. Without them a series is nothing.
- I don't have much patience for the silly, the ecchi or the meandering anymore. I want a series to get to the point within 5 episodes or I dump it for good. If a series can't pitch itself well by then, it has wasted too much time setting itself up.
- I may be male but I cant stand series that portray women as weak or simply eye candy. I don't like emo males or the weak, spineless type that land a harem. Give me a good reason to like the characters and I'll give you my time.
- I have a little bit more respect for Studio Bones and J.C. Staff than the others in the pack. Sunrise and Madhouse are also capable of good moments when not hindered by their penchant flaws. Gainax, Bee Train and Studio Deen = fail. Shaft can die in a fire.
- I score series, OVAs and movies on three different levels. Movies have very big budgets and more forgiving schedules while series are forced to adhere to murderous deadlines and budgets that aren't always what they deserve. OVAs fall in the middle of that.
- DON'T Mention The War!
- Rosepetals19 is a female reviewer and anime fan I have a lot of respect and time for. Find a nicer person around and I'll...THE HELL YOU WILL! ^^ Make sure you check out her reviews too.
9-10 - A series I have a lot of time and respect for. Will definitely re-watch with ease. A reason I watch/enjoy anime.
8-8.8 - A good series, remember it for mainly positive reasons but it had the odd glaring flaw. Will re-watch sometimes.
7-7.8 - An above average series but it had some major problems that hindered it. Will re-watch occasionally but has a couple of factors that really irked me.
6-6.9 - Average. Wasn't a waste of time but should have been better.
4-5.9 - Lamentable. Probably had the potential to be really good but either lacked spark or had major pacing/character issues.
1-3 - Caused me immense pain. Either a series people love that I found utterly appalling/offensive or mere crass. Best not to mention this series in my presence.
(as of February 14, 2009)
My 10 favourite anime series:
=1. Last Exile
=1. Code Geass (both seasons)
3. Kimi ni Todoke
5. Aoi Hana
6. Elfen Lied
7. Nodame Cantabile
10. Ergo Proxy
My 10 most despised series:
1. Tenga Toppen Guren Lagann
2. Arakawa Under The Bridge
4. Soul Eater
8. Ouran High School Host Club
9. Black Lagoon
10. Darker Than Black
Favourite female characters:
1. C.C. (Code Geass)
2. Kyou Fujiyabashi (Clannad)
3. Haruka Minami (Minami-ke)
4. Kallen Kozuki (Code Geass)
5. Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
6. Chiaki Minami (Minami-ke)
7. Murasaki Kuhoin (Kurenai)
8. Re-l Mayer (Ergo Proxy)
9. Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
10. Arcueid (Lunar Legend Tsukihime)
Favourite male characters:
1. Lelouch (Code Geass)
2. Mugen (Samurai Champloo)
3. Shinkurou Kurenai (Kurenai)
4. Vash (Trigun)
5. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
6. Ginko (Mushi-shi)
7. Yamagi Light (Death Note)
8. Nicholas Wolfwood (Trigun)
9. Maes Hughes (Fullmetal Alchemist)
10. Claus Valca (Last Exile)