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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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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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