My Thoughts on Anime Rating Systems

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We all use anime list sites (well, most of us at least). It’s fun to keep track of what you’re watching, when you watched it, and compare it to other people you know. They’re also extremely useful for finding new shows to watch and getting an idea of what is worth watching. Obviously, though, it’s not a perfect system as such a system does not exist. I’ll be going over some various things I’ve noticed in my time using anime rating systems.

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Bakuman & The World God Only Knows Episode 11

The next big horror film... The Librerian.

Well, I’ve been sick the past few days (still am, actually, but at least I can breathe again) and didn’t feel up to doing the Bakuman post until now… so I’ll be doing a double post on Bakuman and The World God Only Knows episode 11’s.

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Ore no Imouto Episode 11


Are you?

I contemplated doing a double post on Ore no Imouto and Bakuman episode 11’s. However, in the end I decided to spare you a wall of text and do the Bakuman post at a later time (probably tomorrow).

Ah, the end is near. Or is it? Apparently, Ore no Imouto is actually getting four additional episodes when it’s released on DVD/BD. The makers are calling the episode 12 ending which will air next week the “Good Ending”, while the 4 additional episodes to get released with the DVDs are being called the “True Ending”. These 4 new episodes will feature a new episode 12 to replace the “good ending” episode 12, followed by episodes 13-15. Think of it as an alternate ending.

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Toaru Majutsu no Index II Episode 10

Kamina?! Is that you?

Toaru Majutsu no Index is actually a series which I didn’t become involved with until recently. A few weeks ago I was reading a bit about the second season and thought that it seemed like a show I would enjoy. I then proceeded to marathon my way through the first season, as well as Railgun over the next week or so. I’m a pretty big fan of the series and am definitely looking forward to seeing where they are heading with season two.

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This Week in Anime (12/5/2010)

Beware the rabid otakus!

Generally, I’m going to try and make my “This Week in Anime” posts moderately short recaps of what I’ve seen and thought during the week. However, since I’m just getting started and have no posts to work with for the week, this is going to be a longer post going through the individual episodes. Read it all if you’d like, or skip to the show you’re currently watching. Not too much going on this week aside from me continuing my weekly series. Actually, I’m behind on Psychic Detective Yakumo due to Nordkohl dropping it and gg being slow on the release (can’t blame them too much though, as the Nordkohl dropping was rather sudden and gg was not originally subbing that series). I’m also behind on Index II, but that’s due to my own laziness. I’ll include that episode in a future post. Anyways, without further ado, here’s what I’ve been up to this week in anime.

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So what am I watching?


Yes, what are you watching?

In order to effectively talk about what I’m watching, it would be helpful to first know what exactly I’m watching. Let’s get started. Right now I’m watching weekly releases of a few shows which are currently airing this fall season. These shows include:

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So where am I coming from?

Seeing as this is my first post on my first attempt at blogging, it would seem necessary to begin with a bit of background. You can read the short version in the “About” section if you’re not interested in reading much.

So, I’m a 21 year old college student (almost 22 now) who’s into anime. “Whaaaat?! But you’re so old to be into anime!” you say? Probably. It’s something I really enjoy though, and that’s not looking like it’s going to change any time soon. You’re never too old to be doing what you enjoy. Anyways, excluding the Speed Racer and DBZ reruns I would occasionally catch on Cartoon Network, my first real exposure to anime was probably Love Hina in middle school. I read the first volume of the manga at a friend’s house, and went home to download the whole set on my epic 56k internet over the course of the next two or three days. I was exposed to various other manga through this friend; probably the only notable of which was Rurouni Kenshin.

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