Animecast: Rating Anime


What does a 3 out of 5 mean to you? How does one compare a 4 star comedy to a 3 star drama? Why is it wrong to expect all shows to be perfect? Fast and heavy plot versus a slow burn? We explore the elements of rating anime and why it’s such a broken concept. As well as discuss the idea of enjoying things more than focusing on critiquing.

yurikumafeatWe dive into some very personal and often heated topics that may upset some individuals. This episode is in no ways meant to target certain groups, sites, podcasts, publications, or people. It’s meant to open a discussion and explore concepts. Please keep that in mind before listening.

The opening for this episode is called “Hemisphere” by Maaya Sakamoto. The closing for this episode is called “Flow” by school food punishment.

We hope you all enjoy!

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Co-Founder of and Co-Host of the OtakuSpirit Animecast. A huge fan of anime since the early 1990s, consuming over 1300 shows. Outside of Otaku Spirit, he has been a judge for the Anime Awards and aided in reviewing titles for some publishers. While he's late to the collecting scene, he's found a lot of joy in filling his DVD/Blu-ray collection as well as collecting figures. Sharing this joy, he posts unboxing and feature videos on anime goods to YouTube.