Reasons to Anime does not do balanced reviews.
There are many outlets and blogs that will give you detailed, nuanced reviews of the latest anime series. Reasons to Anime is not one of them. On this website each review is either a breakdown of a series’ strongest points or its most-debilitating weaknesses; it’s all bad or all good.
That is not out of some misplaced spite for traditional ways of reviewing anime. I enjoy reading anime reviews myself, but through this method I wanted to provide an easy-to-read alternative. Readers can get a feel for an anime’s best or worst aspects, just from glancing the headers. And if they want to know more, there is an in-depth description right after the header. It’s convenience without sacrificing quality.
Who am I to have such bold opinions?
My name is Casper and I have been an active part of the anime community since 2002. I have been involved in various websites and blogs since I was a teenager, but eventually split off to do my own thing so I could freely talk about the subjects that interested me the most. Reasons to Anime came to be while I was working on an article about anime that would appeal to gamers, after which it quickly became my main focus for the past few years.
I have been known to enjoy anime from just about any genre and era imaginable. Some of my personal favorites came out as recent as 2020 while others go all the way back to the 70s. I enjoy romance and slice-of-stories, but also love to dabble in action shounen and comedy. You never quite know what kind of review might come out next, but I am always confident that anything I publish is sufficiently researched and contains critique that I am proud of.
Besides the weekly feature reviews on Mondays, the site hosts a number of articles:
Anime History: Segments on the history of how anime and the industry around it changed over the years.
Brief Thoughts: Conventional reviews aimed at very short series, for which a full feature review would be overkill. These release every Saturday.
Countdowns: The classic top 5, top 10, or top whatever about an interesting topic.
Creators: Pieces on influential people in the anime industry.
Industry: Discussions about the anime industry and its practices.
Interview: Interviews with notable people and organizations that work in anime.
Opinion: Misc. opinion pieces
Personal: Articles about more personal topics or my own history with anime.
Quick Reviews: A series of mini-reviews for manga, OVAs, and films.
Recommendations: An overview of fun anime that fit a particular niche theme or subgenre.
Social Justice: Discussions on matters of social justice in relation to anime.