Blog Carnival, Clannad After Story, idividuality, K-On!!, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Toradora
Having read all the 17 entries of this Blog Carnival, the participants all have agreed that rating an anime is highly subjective due to an infinite number of reasons.
So why is that so? Anime is an art. It’s an expression that is purely creative with the intention of stimulating our imaginations. Clearly, individuality defines the perception of the viewer–albeit we are using our brains or hearts. And because of this, it’s exceedingly impossible to recapture that sole authentic entertaining experience. For instance, none of the 17 participants came up with identically the same criteria or basic elements that affect the way they enjoy an anime. Indeed, some agreed that animation, plot, and character immensely influenced how we take pleasure in watching anime. But, if we are going to dissect what makes a good character, plot and animation, nobody stated exactly the same factors that defined these.
Another thing that I realized from this carnival is that we are clearly products of our own time and space. I do believe that the diversity in our reasoning is vastly due on how anime impact us exclusively in a way that we could relate or understand what we are, as Marrow said, experiencing. And surely, our historicity with anime together with our personal experiences becomes our benchmarks in defining that masterpiece.
And lastly, 10/10 anime is an endless array of definitions. Every single blogger who participated on this anime blog carnival defined 10/10 differently. Some are willing to give that “perfect” mark because it symbolically best delineates their viewing experience which does not necessarily mean flawlessness, and some are not keen to do so because for them a 10/10 means perfection—no more room for improvement. In these two cases, I classify myself as the former. But at the end of the day, we all agreed that how we rate anime is solely based on our own preferences—no more, no less.
Overall, it is such a fun experience participating on this Blog Carnival. I would like to thank all the participants for sharing their thoughts, especially du5k for organizing this event.
In case you missed out the other participants:
Ace Railgun by AceRailgun
Anime B&B by Marina
Anime Viking by Marow
Draggle’s Anime Blog by Draggle
Ephemeral Dreams by Ephemeral Dreamer
Hachimitsu by Mira
Leap250’s Blog by Leap250
Listless Ink by Yi
Mainichi Anime Yume by Yumeka
Nopy’s Blog by Nopy
One Minute of Dusk by du5k
The Otaku’s Study by Sam
World of Yamaguchi Hoshiko by hoshiko
G-Empire by Overlord-G
Deluscar by Kai
Ambivalence, or is it ambiguity? by @fkeroge and Valence
There was so many articles I have a feeling I read 19 but one of those was a mess and had a funny list of participants that only had 4 of the actually participants on it.
It was interesting to see what made a 10/10 for everyone else and your breakdown was unique compared to some of the other ones. In a good way.
19? Wow, that’s interesting. I didn’t know that there are others who are doing the same thing.
Noticeably, my approach in doing this carnival is quite different from other bloggers… but I really had fun comparing my thoughts with others.
I agree, it was a really good read and quite a nice community project. I’ve only just started a blog but it would be great to get involved in something like this in the future.
Hello there, welcome to the aniblogging community. I look forward sharing thoughts with you. Hopefully on the next carnival you would be there.
Btw, even though the carnival is almost up, please feel free to write your thoughts about the topic so others would know.
Hopefully I shall, thank you =]
Well, if the carnival is up, so I shall leave it for now, however, when the next one or whatever else crops up, I’d be interested in taking part definitely.
It was interesting to hear what everyone thought a 10/10 was. I realized that I really don’t take it as seriously as quite a few people do. I can’t even say for sure if that’s a bad thing, but at least I have a much better idea of where I personally stand.
Knowing the better the idea of where I personally stand is basically the most enjoying part of this activity. I’m glad to read various thoughts about this topic.
Yeaps, it was fun reading what others have to say about the “perfect” anime. Some participants had introduced/recommended anime series that I’ve never heard before, which is always a good thing.
Same here, discovering new anime is really fun, might watch them one of these days.
I had a lot of fun sharing opinions with others through this and seeing how a simple topic such as a 10/10 anime could generate so many interesting ideas.
Same here. It’s really nice comparing ideas.
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now, if someone really take the helm and create a website to organise all this stuff and have a central place to find them all would be even better…
Something like http://www.animebloggerevents.com .:P
I think that would be quite hard. You would have to stalk all the blogs to see what is going on. Or organise your own and spam everyone to join in… Either way, its not looking easy =P
@feal87 I think that’s a good idea, news spread easily especially if you are on twitter e.g. SCCSAV is pretty successful.
@Analytism I see where you are coming from. Anyone who would initiate must be really devote some time and maintain this.
There really is an infinite number of ways to rate anime. Seeing how everyone differed in their rating systems really helped open my eyes to new aspects when reviewing anime.
k-on, toradora and working this the best anime slife of life
i am waiting k-on movie..
Yeah, those are really good anime.
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