A few words on my new review layout…

What I was doing before was good. Nice write-ups on anime. Hard to go wrong. But you know what is even better? That’s right… Rankings! Distributor Info! Links galore! Oodalaly! I will still write (albiet ridiculously spordically… amazing how Univeristy manages to suck my time into the netherworld….), so view this not as a change, but an improvement. More info for the same price of admission. Can’t go wrong! Here is what the format will look like:

Title: Bleach or Azumanga Daioh, for example
US Distributor: Like, Viz or ADV, or if not yet in US I’ll put something like fansub (group: dattebayo). No links to downloads, but I’ll give the fansub group- just for the record.
Number of Episodes: Because it is good to know, you know? For series that are still going on, I’ll put whatever is planned (assuming it is listed on ANN). For movies I’ll just list the time.
Links: Whatever I feel like linking to… usually something like this or this.
Availability: US availability should be answered by the US distributor part, but this will answer whether the series is complete or on-going, or if it is out of print (and if so, how hard is it to get). So, to continue with the Bleach/Azumanga Daioh theme… “The first two “seasons” are available on DVD as sets, although VIZ also releases individual DVDs which are farther along than the sets. The sets are Uncut, which gives them the edge.” and “The thinpack is in print and easily obtained.”
Rating: 85 and ? (Bleach gets an 85 and I have only seen one episode of Azumanga Daioh so far, so can’t comment there… although it is in the mail via RightStuf so soon… soon!

At this point I am unsure whether I’ll put that kind of information at the beginning… or at the end. So when I write up the first entry with this format I’ll see what looks best.


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