What is this site?

Reasons to Anime is a blog project I started where I want to deliver anime reviews in an interesting new format. Reviews are compact and respect the reader’s time, I just straight up give three, or five, or infinite reasons for why any one show is worth watching or not, with a bit of text going into detail about each pro or con.

And who are you?

Casper! I started reviewing video games on Metacritic and Mobygames before spending a good four years on a horror site writing about indie games, visual novels, and anime.

What kind of shows do you enjoy?

I have a rather diverse taste in anime, but gravitate mostly towards seinen shows or shounen when they are particularly well known for their storytelling prowess. I like a good mystery and have a soft spot for villains, but I also derive a lot of enjoyment from shows with militaric themes or horror in them.

What do you hate in anime?

Wish-fulfillment, overpowered, and loud protagonist that get everything handed to them. Cheap fan-service, creepy fan-service, characters that exist just for the sake of fan-service. Shows that end at a random point in the storyline because the author wants to sell more manga volumes. I have a lot of pet peeves, but in general it’s safe to just keep me away from mediocre shounen anime and ecchi.

What is your favorite anime?

Higurashi: When They Cry. Review for that is pending!

What is your least favorite anime?

A close tie between Sengoku Musou and Fuuka. I am going to go with the latter because the anime was too pussy to go along with the manga’s big twist.

What is your favorite manga?

Yotsuba&! because it’s an endless source of joy and makes life worth living.

Who is your favorite anime character?

The VK 4501 Porsche Tiger from Girls und Panzer.