Welcome to Oasis Crossing ~The Book of Friends~! Just another anime blog with your episode postings, series reviews and now emerging to cover a little more diversity for you readers to enjoy! This is currently a two person effort, me (webkid94) and my trusted partner -blacksheep, but if you’re interested in joining then scroll down to find my email address. You can find -blacksheep’s about page right next to this one!
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Columns at Oasis Crossing:
-Monthly In-Depth Corner: Take any anime-related topic and really analyze it. Usually 1,000+ words.
–COMING SOON Oh hey, It’s That Show!: Posts that serve to highlight a series that desperately needs more love (or more hate). Acronym is hilariously “OH ITS”.
–COMING SOON Rant Central: Warning: not for the faint of heart. May be series reviews, may be a OH ITS column but whatever it is you’ll probably find your favorite series torn to shreds by me.
–COMING SOON The Tops: A collection of personalized “Top 10” or whatever Top # is appropriate. They can be found in the “The Tops” page available on every page you’re on!
My detailed explanation of how i grade is over at MyAnimeList (link at the bottom of the page).
I can say for sure that i generally am open to watching any series, with the exception of ecchi/yuri series. Such series like:
-Shounen series like Fullmetal Alchemist
-Romance comedies (rom-coms) like Toradora!
-Psychological series like Death Note
-Drama series like Ano Hana
-Comedies like Hayate no Gotoku or similar parody anime
-Adventure series like Baccano!
-Mecha series like the Gundam franchise
-Relatively unknown series like Michiko to Hatchin and Sora no Manimani
-Realistic anime like Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 and Usagi Drop
-Slice of Life series like Natsume Yuujinchou
-Supernatural series like Pandora Hearts
-Over the top series like Code Geass and Ben-To
The one pet peeve i have about anime series – at least have good character designs. No monkey ears, deformed legs, creepy hairstyles – those kind of things turn me away easily and i get more distracted with looking at the designs as opposed to watching the show. My favorite genre is Slice of Life series, especially series like Natsume Yuujinchou (fun fact: my website’s subtitle “The Book of Friends” comes straight from this series). My all time favorite animation studio is Brain’s Base: they’re a godsend churning out such notable and acclaimed series like Natsume Yuujinchou, Durarara!!, Baccano!, Kure-nai and the recent Mawaru Penguindrum and the quality of those shows are amazing.
My new grading scale: This is how i will grade series from here on afterwards:
Animation and Sound – Out of 10 points each
Story – Out of 15 points
Characters – Out of 20 points
Enjoyment – Out of 45 points
For manga series, I’ll use the standard letter grades.
Below are ways you can contact me about the site, or if you just want to say hi:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for those interested in writing here. Include a bit about yourself, any length is fine. Also show me a writing sample and what you’d like to write about here even if it’s something not listed here because trust me, I really am looking for more diversity here. Please title your messages “Interesting in Blogging”, thanks!