Saturday, May 11, 2019

Site Notes: On Reviewing

(This is also in the About The Blog page under "Review Policy" but I thought I'd highlight it with its own blog post since our first review is just around the corner.)

I'm slightly picky with my anime so I may not routinely go after the "must see" shows because "they" say so. If the premise sounds promising or something else about the description catches my eye, I'll check it out for review.

In general, I'll give a show at least 3 episodes. If it hasn't captured me by then, sorry. That's a no go.  I know some out there might say "But this one gets better after episode 6!" or something to that effect. But I think 3 episodes is enough time to get your story movin' and groovin'. Given a typical anime show's individual episode length, we've already hit the hour mark. Plenty of time in my book.

However, I do reserve the right to deviate from this standard if the first episode hooks me hard, really turns me off, or just doesn't warrant the need for another episode. And I'll note it as such in my review.

I don't use a rating system of any sort. No stars, thumbs up, X out of X, smiley neko heads, etc. I'll just give you my take on the show. 

I don't pretend to be any kind of final authority on the merits of a given show. Again, my personal take. You may feel it's the greatest thing since David Lynch's Dune*. I might say it's "meh." 

That's okay. 

I'm just a guy sharing one opinion. 

Your mileage may vary.

I'll also note here that some reviews may have spoilers. Fair warning.



*For the record, I absolutely love David Lynch's Dune. Even more than the John Harrison miniseries. One of my favorite all-time movies.


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