I’m D and this is intended to be my anime review blog. Yes, yet another one. My reasons for setting this up are twofold. One, I really adore anime and oddly enough, writing down my thoughts and feelings on things I love helps me understand them better. I thought I might as well share them because why the hell not. The second reason is that I want to work on my critical thinking. Pretty selfish reasons, right?

I should point out that though I said that I want to work on my critical thinking, my reviews will more often than not have a subjective slant to them. Taste is an important component when it comes to a medium such as anime and I do have certain preferences. That said, I will refrain from mindlessly bashing or fawning over shows. There will be reasons given for why I liked or disliked a particular work.

I am an amateur. My efforts at reviewing will most likely reflect that. Please be patient with me. Comments and discussions are always welcome, though I do ask that you remain civil in your criticisms of me.

For now, I’ll follow this basic structure for my reviews:

Synopsis: Spoiler-free summary plus my first impressions.

Plot: The juicy part. Could contain spoilers.

Characters: Characters can make or break a story for me, so this part will get a lot of focus.

Art and Music: What it says on the tin. Likely to be highly subjective, especially the music part.

Analysis of Choice: A specific element in the show that caught my eye. Could be characters, relationships of any kind, storyline etc. Will be a separate post since the review would be too long otherwise.

Verdict: Final thoughts as well as rating.

Be warned that I choose shows to watch with no regard for whether they’re old or new.

I plan to post a review every two weeks but life is hectic and occasionally evil, so there might be inconsistencies in the schedule. To keep the blog from being inactive for such a long time, I’ll post the analysis section a week after the review.

NOTE: After actually writing a couple reviews, I’ve noticed that they tend to be quite spoilery. I suppose that my reviews are intended for those who’ve already watched the whole series or those who don’t mind heavy spoilers. 

About D

Just another avid anime fan.
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6 Responses to Intro

  1. heyitszel says:

    I too am just starting out on writing about anime, and am also trying to exercise my critical thinking. Anime is a great outlet for that! I first saw your SnK: silver linings post and decided to check your blog out..looking forward to your progress and your thoughts! Keep up the good work!

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  2. weekendotaku says:

    Nice looking blog, D. Your review structure is similar to mine, and I really like the separate analysis idea. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  3. The Otaku Judge says:

    Intro? Looks like I have now read all your posts.

    My reviews can be a bit spoilery too. I tend to cover older stuff so I take it for granted that readers will have already seen the show I am writing about.

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