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Klitch

about me

On a personal level I'm rather uninteresting. I'm extremly lazy and unmotivated and am quietly proud of that fact resulting in a severe obsession with procrastination. I accept change and pressure with a shrug; everything tends to work out eventually, hence why procrastination works so well. I play video games, play soccer, sea kayak, scuba dive, volunteer, and watch anime. I recently graduated from Colorado State University with degrees in History and Political Science and intend to eventually teach. I'm a registered Democrat and am quite politically active. Spiders freak me out. I've never been to an anime convention but then I haven't really paid attention to whether or not any actually happen here in the middle of nowhere. I've run out of random things to say about myself.

I generally prefer shounen, comedies, and action/adventures and can do without harems, yaoi, most mecha, and any anime with animal protagonists. I cut my anime teeth on Naruto, Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh so forgive me if I don't dismiss popular animes as necessarily garbage like some anime snobs do. I have something of an affliction in that I find myself almost incapable of dropping an anime regardless of how much I dislike it so, if nothing else, I tend to end up with a full picture of the anime that I watch. In fact the only animes that I've "dropped" were ones where I happened to catch a few episodes on television and didn't bother following up. Knowing that I have trouble abandoning poor animes and moving on, I realize that I'll likely never finish my constantly growing list of "Want to Watch" anime, which, in part, makes me happy. I'm thoroughly enjoying anime at the moment and am thrilled to see the truly staggering library that is out there waiting for me.

At this phase in my anime experience my favorite anime has got to be Toradora!. I normally don't like romances (anime or otherwise) as they typically remind me of my own follies and drag up old, unwanted memories, but Toradora! is the first, and to date only, romance that has finished with me feeling better than when it started. No matter how jaded you have become Toradora! will have you believing that true love exists once more, as corny as that may sound. Simply put, watching Toradora! is one of those rare experiences that give you a new perspective and legitimately affects you in a deep and meaningful way.

As for my least favorite anime ever, that honor belongs to Hamtaro. I don't think a reason is really needed there. My least favorite anime that I haven't dropped? 07-Ghost. A decent first episode followed by 20 episodes of some yaoi emo walking around in a church capped off by 4 episodes of hectic nonsensical chaos and a finale that served more as a TV ad for the next season than as any sort of plot builder does not a good anime make. You'd think that'd be obvious, eh?

And in case I get some strange looks for my 5 star and 4.5 star scores for Nartuo / Shippuden and Bleach respectively, I must make it perfectly clear that those ratings exclude the huge amount of useless filler in both series. My justification for this is two-fold. First, in a completely self-serving manner, I did not want to give bad scores to either show as I am a huge fan of both. Second, there is no reason why anyone should be watching the filler anyways. I did because of my inexplicable need to finish everything I start that I mentioned before, but others should be able to just skip it. It adds nothing to the plot and exhibits some terrible scriptwriting and storytelling (except for maybe the Bount arc in Bleach which was passable). So if the filler exists outside the plot of a series, it hardly seems fair to include it in a rating of that series.

With respect to my reviews, I suppose I should I should add a caveat here. Sorry my reviews are bereft of humor, but I'm woefully unimaginative.

Life on Anime Milestones:

1 Day: Episode 45 of Pokemon (2000)

1 Week: Episode 4 of Bleach (2008)

1 Month: Episode 14 of Eureka Seven (February 3, 2011)

My favorite anime characters in no particular order:

Male

  • Nara Shikamaru - Naruto / Shippuden (I identify with him as an intelligent but patently unmotivated person)
  • Ryuuk - Death Note (I love how he watches everything without getting involved and eventually gets exactly what he wants)
  • Tagami Keisei - Shikabane Hime: Aka (He's like the really cool big brother I never had)
  • Hatake Kakashi - Naruto / Shippuden (Apathetic, amazingly skilled, and a closet pervert)
  • Lelouch Lamperouge - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion / R2 (He has the heart of your standard anime hero, but he has the guts and intelligence to see that the "can't we all just get along" solution isn't always viable)

Female

  • Pino - Ergo Proxy (Her innocence makes me smile)
  • Tayuya - Naruto (I'm not quite sure why but I really grew attached to her character)
  • Felli Loss - Chrome Shelled Regios (Reasoning should be obvious to anyone who has seen the anime, she's adorable)
  • Senna - Bleach: Memories of Nobody (Just love her personality)
  • Aisaka Taiga - Toradora! (One of the most sympathetic characters I've ever seen)

my life spent on anime

  • 59 Minutes
  • 21 Hours
  • 6 Days
  • 1 Week
  • 1 Month
  • 0 Years

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Location:

Olympia, Washington

Member Since:

July 20, 2009

Last Visited:

March 4, 2014

User Stats:

24 / Male

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Anime Ratings

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total anime ratings: 118

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comments

kio3459 avatar kio3459

Great Reviews!

Nov 8, 2011

keep up the good reviews!

Melourn avatar Melourn

Thanks! ^_^

Aug 29, 2011

You betcha! I'm glad my review was helpful to you! I'll probably write some more at some point, but there's no telling when. I just finished watching Redline...wow. I went to check out the reviews and see if anyone else had already said what I would have said- and they were right on the money- well, aside fromt he two that gave the movie a 6 or 7. 9 or 10 is much more like it. Redline was superb! A must see imho.

Melourn avatar Melourn

Konnichiwa!

Aug 28, 2011

I did another review. This time, I did a review for an anime that lacked any whatsoever, it is called Tailenders.Below is a link to see the review if you'd like.

 

http://www.anime-planet.com/users/Melourn/reviews/5977

Melourn avatar Melourn

Konnichiwa!

Aug 27, 2011

I just finsihed writing a review for Planetes. Leave me a comment or let me know what you think on my page. Thanks! TTFN

http://www.anime-planet.com/users/Melourn/reviews/5970

Melourn avatar Melourn

Thanks! ^_^

Aug 25, 2011

Thanks! I have thought about writing reviews, but they are just so time consuming. Answering other people's reviews with a comment just seems to be easier overall, lol. Besides, the formating involved is so cumbersome! I very rarely have much to say, aside from the general views that other people have already posted. I'll try to work up the effort to write a review on Planetes, which I have only just started watching about five minutes from now (12:02am EST - 8/26/2011). TTFN!

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