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Meta-criticism: Where I Think Anime Criticism Could Improve

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This post is unabashedly aimed at people who are in the habit of reviewing and overanalysing their Japanese cartoons.

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An Anime-Only Viewer’s Guide To Watching Little Busters!

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Q. I heard Little Busters ~Refrain~ is a really good anime, but I do not have the time nor the patience to watch the first season or play the visual novel. Can I still watch Refrain?

A. No. But if you read this guide, I will tell you which episodes of the first season are skippable, so you can get to the good stuff with minimum frustration.

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OreImo is a Tragic Love Story

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By this stage I assume you already know about the ending of OreImo. Doubtless, you have opinions. I am here to tell you that they are incorrect. My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute! is a work of literary genius.

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How To Watch Anime Correctly: The Sacred Blacksmith

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A couple of weeks ago, I watched this super cool show called The Sacred Blacksmith. Then I looked at its MAL score and at the critic reviews and it appears that the general consensus is that it’s a sack of shit.

In my humble opinion, you’re all doing it wrong. So this post is going to teach you how to watch anime correctly for 45.683934% more effectiveness (numbers are exact, by the way). While my example for this post is The Sacred Blacksmith, you won’t need to have actually watched the anime to understand this. Just mentally swap it out for that show you really like, I dunno, Boku no Pico or something.

Anyway, onto my demonstrative example:

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