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DavidSeth

  • California
  • Joined Jun 28, 2009
  • 30 / M

Where do I begin?

I have always had a love and fascination for animation. The very first movie I saw in the theater was An American Tail. Granted I was 3 so I don't remember much, but ever since then I have been a huge fan of animated movies and TV shows. I still watch Cartoon Network... although not to much lately since I got rid of my TV. Any way, I never thought much of anime growing up. Actually I didn't know it existed. I did watch shows like Noozles, The Adventures of Little Koala, Maya the Bee, and Transformers, but I did so without realizing they were anime. I don't think I really realized what anime was until DBZ and Sailor Moon became popular. But I didn't really like these shows, and once the mega hit Pokemon came out, I was under the impression that all anime was either fighting shows or for kids/girls... All except one title. I remember cruising the isles of my local video store when I saw the box cover for Ghost in the Shell. Even though I was 12ish, I still realized that this was something different (and not just because of the cleavage either :P ). I read the back, getting the gist of the story, and put the tape back on the shelf. There was no way my prudish mom was going to rent it for me, so I vowed that when I was old enough, I was going to rent it myself. Fast forward 4 years, I was hanging out with one of my friends from school when I saw some movies in his backpack. I asked him what they were, to which his reply was "Japanese cartoons". Before I even had a chance to make fun I saw that one of the tapes was Ghost in the Shell, the very same that I had vowed to watch oh so many years prior. After he let me borrow them, I raced home and popped it in. I don't think Ive ever seen an anime that had the same effect as GitS did that day. It was unlike anything I had ever seen. The animation was top notch, the music haunting, and story very intriguing. Loving the anime high, I proceeded to watch the other two movies i borrowed back to back. They happened to be Perfect Blue and Ninja Scroll. 9 years later I'm still a fan (although my tastes have changed quite a bit since then).

Life on anime

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Anime ratings

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Manga ratings

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VivisQueen says...

Hey DavidSeth,

Great to hear from you! I have been quite well. I'm currently finishing my Masters (in thesis mode) and anticipating starting a PhD this October if all goes well. Anime-wise, I'm hooked on Attack on Titan too. It literally dragged me back to fully participate in the AP community, where I've been enjoying some excellent conversation in the anime's thread. Join us, if you have time. Besides that I'm also watching Gargantia, but that's turning out to be a very mediocre affair. I may or may not drop it depending on how they develop the only likeable character, Ledo the mecha pilot.

If you're in the mood for another recommendation, I really enjoyed Psycho-pass and I think you will too. You need to give it a little while, though, but it really performs. Glad to see you back and a little active on the site. :)

Apr 21, 2013
VivisQueen says...

Ah, so you had a natural break. Sounds very healthy. I really do recommend those shows I listed as a way to come back in for a while and have awesome fun time. As for my podcast, it is linked in my bio. Just click on the bold 'Nakama Britannica'. :)

Jan 10, 2012
VivisQueen says...

DavidSeth!!! Ah, I missed you, buddy! And you missed a lot. Well... some. I mean, 2010 was rather disappointing, but there are some gold nuggets I highly recommend from the last year.

Katanagatari

AnoHana

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Fate/Zero (no, seriously, trust me, best of the season)

Shiki

For some decent comedy Level E and Kuragehime were a hell of a lot of fun, but not like groundbreaking.

Chihayafuru you're already watching

I wrote the reviews for most of them, actually, so my opinions are public material. Also, you've returned just in time for Berserk's comeback! That's right! They have remade the Golden Age arc into a set of movies and the rest of the manga will also be animated. This year is going to be so awesome it's unreal.

How have you been? What have you been up to?

Jan 7, 2012
Aurura says...

Hahaaa, I like how you write! *thumbs-up*

I remember seeing "An American Tale" in the theater when I was a kid as well!  It was one of the funnest kid-days of my life, cause I was so bored and lonesome that day, till my neighbor came by and said a group of kids were going to the movies, did I wanna come along.  OF COURSE!

And after the movie, we had ice cream.  My first time trying "Banana Pudding" Icecream.  That was dreamy, expecially since Banana Pudding is my all-time favorite dessert.  But I sorely digress.

Nice to meet ya, I'm Aurura.  Just stopped by  your Page randomly, and here I am.

Hope I hear from ya sometime.

よろしくお願いします!  *waves*

Sep 5, 2011
VivisQueen says...

Hey there. Sounds like a lot of stuff happened to you! Makes sense now why you'd go a bit MIA. I'd also need time to sort out all that stuff. Glad you found your way back here, though. As for anime of 2010, I'd say the standouts were Tatami Galaxy and Katanagatari. Both are excellent and I wrote reviews for both.

Also, if you haven't already, definitely watch Berserk and Kaiji asap. Both are getting (long overdue and highly anticipated) sequels this year and both are absolutely marvellous shows. Am still thrilled that you watched Major and Princess Tutu! Both need way more fans. :)

Feb 13, 2011