WHY ANIME? I was never a huge anime fan growing up, but I’d seen the famous movies like Akira, Ghost in the Shell, the Ghibli movies (Princess Mononoke, especially), and I was a big fan of animation in general, particularly the Dini/Timm DC universe. Then back in the summer 2007, I read a description for “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” which sounded interesting. So I downloaded with the intent to watch it on a rainy day. I didn’t get around to watching it for a few months. But once I started it, I was hooked. And next thing you know, here I am.
LIKES/DISLIKES: I like almost anything with a good plot and good characters, but I tend to be a particular fan of action/dramas with a good mix of comedy, slice of life shows, and straight-up comedies with a romantic twist (though preferably not harems). On the other hand, melodorama romances (Kyo/Key-ani, I’m looking at you), shoujou, yaoi and obviously anything with a sucky plot or crappy characters are my kryptonites.
WHY ANIME? As a kind and teenager in the 90s, I was familiar with Sailor Moon, DBZ, Pokemon, and Power Rangers, and I enjoyed all of them, but I had no clue of their Japanese origin at the time (you can thank considerable localization for that ). A cousin of mine introduced me to the wider world of anime a few years ago, and the first dozens or so animes I watched included Haruhi 2006, the first Full Metal Alchemist anime, Excel Saga, Cowboy Bebop, and Ranma 1/2… [Read more]
LIKES/DISLIKES: My favorite anime genres are fantasy, sci-fi, and romantic dramas. I tend to like what could be generally called “Action-Packed” anime, although I’m not much into the shounen Big Three mainly since I prefer series of shorter lengths than them. I’m generally not big on ecchi, but I have liked some ecchi shows. I tend to like moe, but I’m willing to consider critical takes on it.
My favourite genres of anime are slice of life, romance, comedy, and action. I don’t mind the occasional ecchi as fanservice, but too much is just bad.
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