A gamer, anime watcher and a love for writing. I want to share my opinions on many different topics, such as anime, gaming and more. Keep in mind, I’m not a native English speaker. Want your anime blog in the blogroll? Leave a comment with your blog with a short description.
Disclaimer: images on this website are property of their respective owners.
On this site you’ll find a number anime reviews. Therefore it is appropriate to explain a rating scale. An explanation of the grades I give to anime series.
Reviews in my view are breakdowns, in this case anime, in which the reviewer gives his take on a series. Explaining what made the show good or bad and if it is worth picking up. Of course it is a greatly biased post in which a grade is given with the anime and personal preference in mind.
10: This is an absolute masterpiece. This anime did not have any flaws or shortcomings that ruined the experience. The series managed to create a perfect blend between story, character development, visual design, soundtrack and atmosphere. Highly unlikely to ever see a 10-graded series as perfection does not exist.
9: A very strong show. This series has, despite its very good set up and execution, not used its full potential. It could’ve explained more about the characters or setting. Despite its minor shortcomings, the series told an engaging story with convincing characters placed in a credible world.
8: An anime series with a credible story and convincing characters. Unlike 9-graded series, this show left out a decent amount of story elements that could make the experience more engaging. This show needed more story- and/or setting building to complete the package. Although this show didn’t use all its potential, it created a credible world with characters that interacted on a natural level.
7: A show that left out a considerable amount of story that damaged the overall experience. The series did a brave effort to engage the viewer, but its shortcomings didn’t help the story develop into a convincing show. This series had pacing issues in which it went too fast or too slow. The soundtrack or visual design was lacking. It left out portions of the story that could pull the viewer further into the show. The overall show was entertaining, but not fully convincing.
6:This anime series didn’t feel complete. It leaned too much on cliché and had severe pacing issues. The pacing issues resulted in dull moments that pushed the viewer away from the show. There was no real effort to give the story telling a twist. The soundtrack, visual design or characters were way below average and were noticeable throughout the course of the show. There is still a target audience that might appreciate this kind of show, saving this series from a lower grade.
5: A five graded series didn’t reach the status of entertaining and spiraled into the boring. This show lacked convincing plot, characters and setting. There was little to no story development and characters were only created to move the story to its next event. This anime wasn’t credible at any given moment, throwing away its chances to at least become a 6-graded show.
4-1: You probably won’t see a show that is graded this low. These shows are not worth mentioning or watching.