As you can see by my username and avatar, I'm a big fan of indie and alternative rock.
my favouriote Bands: MUSE, Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Blur, Pulp, The Strokes, Travis, Elbow, Keane, Kaiser Chiefs, Interpol, Editors, Klaxons, Foals, QOTSA, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, Foo Fighters, Green Day, The Hives, Pendulum, Snow Patrol, Queen, The Cure, The Smiths, Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, and some J-rock bands. I also love classical music, especially Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Rachmaininov and Bach.
Other than anime, my favourite TV shows are The Simpsons, Chuck, Big bang Theory, IT Crowd and Black Books
My favourite video game series are Age of Empires, Alan Wake, Assassin's Creed, Half-Life, Mafia, Max Payne, Metal Gear, Need For Speed Portal and The Sims.
I don't have any favourite books as I read only non-fiction literature and I don't read manga.
The first anime I've watched were shitty ones like Pokemon, Shaman King and Naruto, and I wasn't interested in anime but then I've seen Soul Eater and Death note and became an anime fan about 3 years ago.
I think there are basically 3 kinds of anime (or movies and series in general):
1. Sad anime, which appeal to your emotions and really move you and make you feel for the characters.
2. Funny anime which either make you laugh (all stupid moe and ecchi anime which I find unfunny also belong here) or you never get bored watchig them.
3. Smart anime which make you think and contain some more depth than usual.(I consider these the most valuable)
(IMO there shouldn't be more than 2 point difference between story and overall rating, the story is always the most important thing, then characters and entertainment value. I don't care about sound and animation very much as long as it is watchable, but it can still have influence on overall score)
My top 10 Characters right now (Male/Female)
1. L Lawliet/Kurisu Makise
2. Edward Elric/Riza Hawkeye
3. Rintarou Okabe/Hitagi Senjougahara
4. Shizuo Heiwajima/Megumi Noda
5. Death The Kid/Shiki Ryougi
6. Tatsuhiro Satou/Misaki Nakahara
7. Akira Takizawa/Ayumi Yamada
9. Nicholas D. Wolfwood/Winry Rockbell
10. Roy Mustang/Maka Albarn