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MordredMS

about me

Hello everyone!

I'm an Italian student, born 1991, currently studying Japanese and German at the University. Living my life as a would-be rock musician, lover of books, music, videogames, languages, politics, philosophy and, of course, anime. You could call me a long-time anime fan, but my conscious adventure into the territory started only in 2008.

I watched anime for my whole childhood, only I didn't know I was. I grew up with stuff like Dragon Ball, Heidi, Digimon, Lupin the Third, Captain Tsubasa, and so on, but I didn't know it was something from Japan called "anime". Sure, I could tell they were somehow different from Disney or Cartoon Network stuff, but that was it.

Time passed, I somehow found out about the word "anime". My brother-in-law and my sister would often tell me about the anime world THEY grew up with, and, strangely enough, I got nostalgic about the stuff I didn't watch but kind of knew about, like Mazinger Z, Grendeizer, Captain Harlock, and so on. So I started longing for that world I missed.

Then, something...curious happened. At that time, it was probably early 2008, the song "These are the days of our lives" by Queen struck me with the force of a thousand Rasengan. That is one POWERFUL song, it can make you nostalgic about ANYTHING. You'll want your childhood back when you hear it. Well, it made me nostalgic especially about what I had missed in my youth, and about the cartoons that made my childhood. At about the same time, I realised that everyone of them I still had fond memories of was an anime...so I kind of suddently realised that, with that nostalgia and huge fascination of mine, I already WAS an anime fan. So...I decided to throw myself in that world, with three goals: 1)To watch the series that made the 80's and '70's and that I had missed; 2)To watch and live again the series which made by childhood; 3)To watch what that "anime" thing has to offer nowadays.

I owe Freddie Mercury my time-consuming passion for anime and manga, basically.

I decided to start with the series that held (and still holds) the dearest place of the "Nostalgia Department" in my heart: Digimon Adventure. And that's how I discovered the wonderful world of FANSUB and the "Rule of Japanese Dub Supremacy". Italy, too, suffers the horrible phenomenon of censorship, poor scripts, and "let's-dumb-it-down-and-make-it-more-childish-for-kids" kind of adaptation. And then came Evangelion, Harlock, Naruto, and I went on from there.

Note that I'm not counting as "watched" the anime I saw in my childhood, so my "anime-life-o-meter" thingy counts only from 2008 on. Note also that my ratings are for the "general watching experience" I got, technical aspects are taken into account only to a certain extent.

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comments

TheOmega avatar TheOmega

Konnichiwa!

Sep 8, 2012

Hello! To ur reply, I've watched both the American dub, as well as the original, both on the air; in Canada and Japan respectively (I actually still own a Digimon S2 shirt from 10 some-what yrs ago). Being a show I grew up with, I've looked into this matter before, its commerically targetted at younger audiences, mind u thats like the ranges of say 10-12 year olds. This is easily seen as the main issues revolve around friendship. Also, parental constraints is a common topic for these animes targetting younger audiences. On a side note, a lot of scenes were changed or felt odd due to translation constraints (i.e. japanese puns, and other cultural references: I mean, look at how they changed the ramen from Naruto to donuts in latter episodes). Also, the "more mature" conflicts are aimed at the older audiences (mind u they attempt to have as many watchers as possible). And on a separate note, dubs tend to be poorly done in general.

SadisticTendencies avatar SadisticTendencies

Konnichiwa!

Aug 22, 2012

Hello and thanks for commenting on my review! I don't have any problems watching shounen-ai it's just that most titles in that genre seem kind of... bad. That one looked like an exception though so I watched it and ended up enjoying it! Things like Sekaiichi Hatsukoi are a bit too cutesy and fluffy for me though!^^

NerdFail avatar NerdFail

Konnichiwa!

Jun 15, 2012

haha yeah I understand what it's like trying to defend something you really liked. Anyways, I too really enjoy watching psychological animes; actually I'd say they're probably one of my favourite genres. And don't get me wrong, I think the idea behind the entire story is great too. I liked the cocnept of having a parallel world where the emotion almost create a conflict. Initially I thought that the whole battle thing was simply something inside the main character's head, and not an actual world, and I really liked it that way. But the parallel world actually being in existence is pretty cool too. I really did think they had many of the ingredients an anime needs to start out with in order to be successful, it's just the problem I had with it was how they ended up executing their recipe. In my opinion it was a really bad execution, and I really think they could have put a lot more thought and effort into making things much more coherent and less senseless. Plus the short 8 episodes really did it no good. Honestly, if they had smoothed out the plot with perhaps a little bit extra story for good measures, and lengthened it out to maybe 12 episodes at least, I think this could have been a real success. Unfortunately that's not how it turned out in my eyes.

roriconfan avatar roriconfan

Konnichiwa!

May 26, 2012

It will be remembered as that Vocaloid anime with the flame coming out of the eye. Nothing more.

The duration felt too long to me compared to what it had to say. Those mid episodes were almost dead time. So the story was indeed strong but was presented in an easy going way, in the sense "Hell, all that cool action was irrelevant to the rest of the world and it was just about a few silly girls." It ended up not being important in a greater scale and even on a personal scale you just wondered "So like, all this action was pointless if the girls knew of all this fuss and said stop to their battle versions?"

As for the strong characters... well there was nothing strong about them, really. They were all crybabies and simple moe stereotypes that didn't evolve to anything special or memorable.

I mention all that in my own review about it.

roriconfan avatar roriconfan

Konnichiwa!

May 26, 2012

"even if most people did think it was dumb and stupid, I don't care: personally, I loved it."

That is fine, but you imply in your review that it will forever be remembered as something future anime will be inspired from. You don't say that for titles the majority doesn't like.

Also, the show lasted too long and said too little so most thought of all I said.

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