Hello, I am Jake.
I'm a business administration student specializing in accounting in a University of Applied Sciences. I would like to study psychology in a university, but I guess I'm taking a detour for now. Maybe later, after I graduate (which should happen at the end of 2013), as I still have plenty of time in my hands.
I like to ponder things, but sometimes my thoughts just won't leave me alone, even if I tried to get rid of them. When everything is fine with me, I usually worry about the others, like my family and friends and wonder how they are doing.
Japanese culture has always been around me in some form. As a child I used to watch series like Moomins and Around the World with Willy Fog, never realizing they were actually anime. I got familiar with anime when they started to air Pokémon on TV here in Finland in 1999. The first series I actually started to follow was Bleach in 2005. Ever since I have watched many different kind of anime. Some have been really good, but I have seen plenty of mediocre and bad series too.
Watching anime is one of my favorite pastimes. There are so many anime series and films I would like to see and my want to watch list just keeps growing steadily. I'm a bit of perfectionist/completionist, so I really don't like to drop series and leave them unfinished. If it turns out that the anime I just started watching isn't all that good, I just grit my teeth and try to endure to the end.
Other than watching anime, I like to play video games, listen to music, learn new things and dream the days away. I also have a passion for books, as I constantly have something to read. Of course I read manga too, but for some reason I don't like to read it online.
My favorite games are mostly platformers (e.g. Super Mario and Mega Man series) and Metroidvanias but I like puzzle games and RPGs as well. Currently, I don't own any consoles and I should get a better computer if I wanted to play any games from the past 10 years that aren't made in retro style.
I read mostly sci-fi, horror and fantasy books. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is still one of my all time favorites. I keep a record of everything I have read in an Excel document, even though there are plenty of sites in which one could keep a record of their readings. Unfortunately, none that I have discovered are as clean and easy to use as Anime-Planet is for anime and manga.
Come to think of it, I make a lot of lists about things in my life. I have a list for anime, books, films... Even for the things I would buy/do if I ever won the lottery. I guess they make me feel organized.
February 15, 2009
20 mins ago
22 / Male
total anime ratings: 540
total manga ratings: 66