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Posted 10/13/13 , edited 10/13/13
Clarification I am talking about anime industry writers not fan reviews! Sorry if I worded it wrong!!

Well it's a good thing anime viewers soley dont base how to watch anime on some recent Fall 2013 reviews!Good thing CR or Funi dont either or we would have like 2 animes to watch LOL

But seriously i read some recent reviews and I just dont get some of them!First how can you review an anime in one EP! They slayed some animes but with some EP's 2 I was amazed at the change up direction some have taken!And how different they are! One gives Kill La Kill a 4.5. another 1.5 for historcial reference!Amazing the differences!

Is it time for reviewers to think of the anime fan too! They should have disclaimers as to the genre's they like! I know they have to fair and honest but I just think they are way off this time!


I'll be the first to admit I already dropped two animes mostly because of the amount of anime I am watching and didnt fit my preference.


So for my review of critics I give them .5 XD

Feel free to rant
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Posted 10/13/13

Maybe they just want to review what they've seen so far?
I always see these in MAL, and haven't really a problem with them.

At the end of the day, like what CR peepz keep on saying,
you watch what you like and not what you don't.
Let them do their thang and have an opinion of your own.


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I never pay attention to reviewers, no matter the medium they're reviewing. personally, I like to do my own research and form my own opinions instead of just digesting what others opinions are. but that's just me.
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The only reviewer I pay attention to is Enzo, and even then it's mostly just to find out what he thought about something I've already seen.
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83 / F / Bite the pillow.
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Posted 10/13/13 , edited 10/13/13
As others have mentioned, I too don't pay attention to reviews for anything. I simply experience "it" and make up my own mind. Too many times in my youth I was swayed by someone's opinion of a movie or book or event or CD, etc., and too many times years later I'd figure out their tastes were not mine only to wallow in the bitter dismay of post-enjoyment.

Now I don't bother. I'd rather not live my life vicariously.
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Having written reviews for pay in the past, I always have felt the best approach to reviews is to read them within the context they're written. If you can't tell why a reviewer liked/disliked something, the review is fundamentally useless. If a reviewer clearly expresses the reasons for their opinions, you can easily judge whether or not your opinion would match theirs. Ideally, you find a critic that tends to have similar responses to you, and you can uses their opinions as a jumping-off point for things you might consider consuming. However, I don't think it is useful to condemn a critic for disagreeing with you; on the other hand, it is useful to condemn a critic for disagreeing (or even agreeing) with you when they have no good reason why they feel that way. Their job is to explain their feelings; if they can't do that, they have no business writing a review of something.

Also, when you read a review of an episode, keep in mind that it is for an episode, not the series. Reviews like (for instance) the ANN Preview Guide's reviews are only meant to be snapshots of the writers opinion on one episode, not reviews of the series. In some cases (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is one that comes to mind; Shin Sekai Yori is another), the writer's opinion may be radically different by the end of the show; both got a lot of criticism for their first episodes (Sakurasou for potential to be exploitative, SSY for being too vague), but were liked by some of the critics that disliked the first episode.

That said, if you aren't so busy that you can watch the first episode of every new anime out there...it probably is more useful to do that. Not everyone has that time or inclination, though.
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I use reviews to go back through episodes I have seen in case I need a recap (e.g. for Strike the Blood). I generally disregard any opinions that happen to be attached to those reviews, since I alone decide whether or not I enjoy a show.
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Posted 10/13/13 , edited 10/13/13
CR is the first site on which I've written reviews. Knowing that my preferences are not those of everyone, I only review anime series which I really enjoy, and try to explain why I like them so much. I see no point in reviewing a series which I do not enjoy, thinking that to do so would merely be mean-spirited. Someone likes the show, so let them review it so that others of similar tastes can benefit from their observations. In truth, since I don't tend to finish series I don't enjoy, how much value would my review have? And as for reviewing after just one episode, well, I've done so on several occasions. My reasoning is that certain elements--artistry, character development, story-telling style, et cetera--can already be established in the first episode (although they are by no means always established so early!). If enough of these elements do appear established in a first episode, then I might review immediately. After all, there remains the fact that one can always edit a review to reflect changes of opinion.

In truth, I consider it a privilege to be allowed to post reviews. I have often benefited from reading a well-written review, being thereby spurred to watch a certain show. And when I post a review, it is likewise an attempt to share what I consider to be a wonderful discovery.
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Those are not deserved to be called reviews. The review section should be blocked until substantial episodes have been showed; like when the season hasgone half ways. By that time, the number of trolled reviews should be reduced.
Posted 10/13/13 , edited 10/13/13
I don't want to sound rude, but I write reviews for people who have the same/similar tastes as me, for anybody else, my reviews will probably anger/upset them because I am honest about my opinions of a show and will tear a show apart if it displeases me.

I don't see why I can't write a review for one episode that's 20 minutes long... it's just a first impression.
I can always change my review after I finished watching the show.

Like I gave Hunter X Hunter 4 stars when I started the show, after like 60 episodes, I changed it to 5 stars. You can edit it, it's not like you can't edit what you've written.



The first 10 episodes of Space Brothers were incredibly boring, I gave it 2 stars, then after watching 30 episodes, I changed it to 3 stars, and added a new sentence...
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All reviews on crunchyroll in general are broken. The majority of reviews for anime that arent terrible give the show a 5 out 5. It's ridiculous how many mediocre shows average at 4.7 and above. Even freaking School Days has a 4.1 out of 5. Let that sink in for a moment. SCHOOL DAYS has over 4 stars on crunchyroll.

I get it. People wanna show that they like a show. But I think it takes away recognition from the shows that actually deserve those high ratings.
Posted 10/13/13
School day deserves a high rating though..
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

School day deserves a high rating though..


I cannot agree more.

Weak hearts should steer clear.
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27 / M / Anime World
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Posted 10/13/13
I don't pay attention to CR reviews because most of them are not written well. The reviews written after 1-2 episodes have finished airing are retarded since it's literally impossible to review an entire series just based on what you've seen from its beginning.

The only reviews I read are probably some of the more decent ones on MAL and ANN. But honestly in the end, reviews doesn't influence on whether I enjoy/dislike a show or not.


twintiger12 wrote:

Those are not deserved to be called reviews. The review section should be blocked until substantial episodes have been showed; like when the season hasgone half ways. By that time, the number of trolled reviews should be reduced.


Pretty much this.

The only shows imo that can be reviewed are maybe one of those long running shounens or series that no one has a clue when it will end.
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Posted 10/13/13 , edited 10/13/13
Directed toward anime industry writers not fans

I was talking about professional ,industry writers not fan reviews on CR! CR dont write reviews fans do! So I hoped that cleared it up a bit.Actually I like the fan reviews better because it's from someone who more on the same level rather than the site scribes!
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