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DavidSeth

  • California
  • Joined Jun 28, 2009
  • 31 / 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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Manga ratings

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VivisQueen says...

You know, reading your bio, I'm so glad your friend had good taste in anime. ^_^ I'm also glad you thoroughly loved Monster. I was indeed gone for a long time, but I'm back for a month. And then I'm disappearing again for a year. Lol. Life is quite exciting at the moment. In the meantime I really hope to see more of your AMVs. That Eva one was fantastic.

Nov 1, 2009
DeusVult says...

Awesome Sig you have.  Go Haibane Renmei! 

Aug 10, 2009
VivisQueen says...

^_^ I knew you would love this show. I encourage you to watch with confidence that it definitely will not screw you over. Feel free to give me updates on your thoughts. I never get bored of discussing Monster. Enjoy the rest!

Jul 11, 2009
VivisQueen says...

I don't know if you've read my Rurouni Kenshin review, but the first thirty episodes are bleh, the next set of thirty episodes might just be the most exciting shounen plotting you will ever watch (no joke!), and then it's thirty eps of mind-numbing filler to finish. So that's why it's a big classic, because of it's middle. Code Geass is great fun, but the second season is a big disappointment (in my view - many others disagree). Fullmetal Alchemist... it's one of those shows you think could not be superceded. It's just outstanding. But with hindsight not the best anime ever I've watched. Card Captor Sakura is an excellent choice of mahou shoujo - I think it's only bettered by Princess Tutu. I hear good things about Shugo Chara, but after five episodes don't think it's as amazing as people say (but hey, there's loads of time for it to get great).

Anyway, your next choice should be Monster. If you think I'm too one-sided, then read the site reviews. I think, judging by your tastes, and the number of anime you've watched, it could be one of the best things you'll have seen thus far. Anyway, fantastic choices overall, dude!

And thanks for your comment on Eden of the East. ^_^

Jul 3, 2009
VivisQueen says...

Oh yay! I knew you'd appreciate a good shoujo. The DVD I bought is still in the post for me, but I'll watch it as soon as it arrives (hopefully this weekend!). So, what's up next on the list for you?

Jul 3, 2009