Review Guidelines

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These are the following guidelines for reviews written on Otaku Updates. Please follow these guidelines to prevent the risk of your review being reported or deleted from the site.

A review is a form of criticism of the content, style, and enjoyment of the novel. You should provide the reader with the tools to decide whether or not they should read it.

Reviews should:

  • contain why you like or dislike the novel without spoiling the story.
  • have good grammar: use proper capitalization, punctuation, and spellcheck.
  • be written in English.
  • be presented as fairly and objectively as possible.

Reviews should:

  • reviews of the translator. You are reviewing the novel, not the translator.
  • reviews of the website. You are reviewing the novel, not the website it’s being hosted on.
  • replies to other reviews. This means mentioning another user and replying to a specific review.
  • spoilers that will hurt the reader’s enjoyment of the story. All spoilers should be hidden in the spoiler bbc code.
  • one liners: “it’s good”, “I like it”, “I love it a lot”, etc…
  • profanity.

Please refrain from:

  • including links.

  • writing in all capital letters.


  • If you’ve read ahead of the translated chapters. Please put your whole review in the spoiler bbc code.

If you have any questions or comments about these guidelines, please send an email to [email protected]