Reminders & Tips for getting a review to be accepted
Remember that the above are guidelines. We will definitely take a closer look at submissions following some of them instead of rejecting the submission outright. The following are some tricks to spice up your review to make them more acceptable.
Create your own style, which is done usually by explaining why an anime got such a score from you, and also what you're going to comment on. Be original here, and it'll make your reviews to have lasting impressions on others. Mention an interesting quirk on what makes an anime interesting ( or a turn-off ) for you, for example, if a monkey in an anime shows up, its rating from you automatically goes up by one just because you love monkeys that act cute. Similarly, if you find high pitched female leads annoying, feel free to dock marks but make sure you explain why in your review ( i.e. talk about how annoying she is ).
Here are a few random examples of my quirky styles from my own reviews:
- I tend to comment on some sort of sex thing going on if the anime has it. Whether it be incest, or an allusion to homosexuality, or the evil sorceress is dressed in SM.
- I give bonus marks for an anime to randomly use historical figures.
- I heavily penalize a series when it starts really good but ends up mediocre or bad. I rather watch a series that is wholly mediocre throughout, than to watch a series that starts good and degrades to mediocre.
Choose a schtick, and stay with it. If you're going to forget what advice I've given, just remember to be assertive and explain. If a series is given a ten, say why it's so good in the least generic way. Part of your style includes your tastes, so make sure that only excellent anime get 10s and horrid anime get 1s. Many people see a solid production, and jump to give a series a 10. That should be avoided and I will deal with this in the next section.
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