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Kamishi

about me

I've been watching anime since I was a child and I was first introduced to anime from TV. Notable titles were Sailor Moon, Pokémon, Beyblade and similar series that were imported to my country. I've since grown to become a fan of anime, manga and Japanese pop culture in general. 

My older stepbrother introduced me to a wide variety of titles when I was a teenager and we used to watch a lot of shows together, some whose titles I don't remember and some only a few sporadic episodes here and there.

As I grew older, I began to develop my own taste and I became particularly drawn to shows that tended to be labeled mindfuck, cyberpunk, mystery and noir (it's notable that I've seen almost every title labeled as mindfuck on Anime-Planet). It is difficult to justify why these genres, but it has something to do with how the stories tend to be structured, told, characterized and ultimately try to deliver some general and profound idea about the nature of humanity and the human experience. I like stories that ask interesting questions and are capable of producing meaningful answers, may that be live action TV series, manga, anime or live action films. 

The genres I probably enjoy the least are those that are the opposite of this, meaning that they are often overly gratutious in content but there is no real questioning or trying to seek answers. I would, for most of the part, call these stories "simple storytelling" or "simple entertainment" in that they can be entertaining by themselves, but as a whole the story is focused and driven in such a way that simple elements take precedence over those with potential depth. Most notably I am strongly averse towards ecchi, harem, yaoi and similar genres. 

Due to my limited taste, there is unfortunately not much anime that I can see and thoroughly enjoy, but I tend to keep an eye out. I also realize that to some, I may come across as overly elitist and perhaps I am, but I see it as such that I simply got standards. I tend to view myself as open-minded and I can often see why other people find a specific work of art entertaining even if I don't like them. It just means that; we got different tastes.

my life spent on anime

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Location:

The Universe

Member Since:

June 30, 2013

Last Visited:

April 11, 2014

User Stats:

26 / Male

4 recommendations

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total anime ratings: 112

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Manga Ratings

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total manga ratings: 5

comments

skrotkanon avatar skrotkanon

Konnichiwa!

Jul 30, 2013

Almost forgot - If you want to unload just drop me a e-mail at [email protected] You know I'll read and respond as best i can.

skrotkanon avatar skrotkanon

Konnichiwa!

Jul 30, 2013

Was gladly surprised to see you had left a comment though I have no idea who this Kamishi guy is. Sad to hear you're down in the dumps but good to hear you're seeing a specialist. I hope it works out for you, it sure did for me.

I suffer from light aspergers, dysthymia (chronic depression), anxiety attacks and dermatophagia (excessive finger biting). I actually feel better than ever which is to say my life still blows but at least it's moving forward. I am for the first time in ten years hoping that I one day might think it worthwhile to get out of bed!

You might notice the slightly gleeful tone. My medicine makes me not think about how shitty my life is. I'm also not numb all day long and having names on my problems helps me understand and work around them better. The aspergers is just me, I can hopefully get rid of the rest.And I do agree on the online games issues, people in general suck something fierce. It's embarrasing when low-difficulty bots play better than a lot of humans or when you PUG dungeons and have people who seem to do little else but auto-attack.

If you haven't seen it the new Hannibal show is amazing, best thing I've seen in a while (though Breaking Bad starts next week...). Great actors, great writing, even great camerawork and use of sound and light, something that seems to be very rare on the small screen.

Anyway, I sincerely hope it works out for you. Maybe I'll hear from you in six months or something and both our lives have worked out? One can dream! 

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