[ author's note : this
i personally enjoy observing people, their lives and surroundings, which is why i have such a great deal of interest in the slice of life genre. character-driven stories were always my favorite, even if they were lacking in all the actions and mindblowing plot that keeps me glued to my seat, as long as the series i'm about to watch possesses some emotionally and / or psychologically engaging interaction / progression for its characters then i am certainly in for them, big time. and to date, most [ not all ] modern moeblob titles falls into this very genre. +not to mention like with many other anime fans out there, i will only seek for series which gave me the best entertainment i could possibly get, and lucky me my taste aren't much biased / pessimistic that it would limit my encounter with the many titles available out there.
don't take me wrong, i love deep and thought provoking stuff as well - those with concrete and magnificently-crafted plot / story, as apparent from my liking on series such as serial experiments lain and durarara !! - just to name a few. and yes, adrenaline-packed sci-fi / action series such as ga-rei zero, code geass and darker than black [ again, just to name a few ] were among my favorites as well, despite myself being more inclined towards the drama / light comedy genre. well, the darker and gruesome they were, the more i am drawn to them [ as for the drama / slice of life genre, the more tearjerking / heartwarming / emotionally-touching they were, the more i will be in love with them :3 ] but still when i am in need for some fix of entertainment so to ease my mind off the hard day i just went through, it'll be these slice of life / comedies that i would often seek to first.
anyway, i may have criticized a lot of series throughout my years following them animes, but frankly speaking i only did those to series which i have watched and experienced first hand without having to rely on others' judgment and / or opinions, let alone to simply hate and despise certain titles / genre for all the hype it has generated from itself [ e.g. the hater / 'elitist' bandwagon heh- ]. i prefer myself to be standing in an open stance when it comes to anime [ or any other form of interest i had taken a fond liking to, for example, music ], and instead of focusing to just one or two specific genres i am more inclined to savor all those which is available, for i believe this would help in making me a better / more appreciative / understanding fan for this particular form of visual entertainment, although i must sincerely admit that i do have titles / genres which i am not quite fond of :3
[ yuki nagato fanart credit : hajime-ill-1st-san ]