How to review anime and not look completely retarded whilst doing so
Okay, you want to know how to review anime. That’s great. However, it ‘s not easy to make a good review as you might think, which is why I’ve never actually finished a review and posted it here. What I’m going to go through can probably be applied to more than just anime, but I’ll try keep it related to anime since everyone likes anime. Right? RIGHT?
The first thing you’ve got to realise is that your audience is probably incompetent, especially if you’re posting your review anywhere on the internet. Remember; anime fans are bad, internet users are bad. That’s twice the usual amounts of bad right off the bat. People aren’t very open minded so if you reveal your conclusion of the anime too early on and they don’t agree with it they’ll stop reading/watching. Start off as neutral as possible and get to your points once you’ve got their interest (most people usually do this by dribbling on about what the anime is about and who it’s by or something).
Right, you’ve hopefully grasped their short attention. What do you do with it? Personally, I’d take a look at what the anime tried to achieve and how well it managed to do that. If it tried to tell an engaging story or do something new, did it? Obviously you’ll need to do deeper than just a yes or no answer, but we’ll get to that later. If it didn’t really try to achieve anything, take a look at it’s target audience and come to a conclusion as to whether or not it pleased that audience. You yourself might not have been that audience, but if it did a good job of appealing to whoever the intended audience is then you should probably praise it. Again, these are opinions but they’re not arguments just yet. You actually have to argue why your opinion is valid at some point. I’m not going to lie, this can be awful. Why can’t plebs just take your word for it already?