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MordredMS

  • Italy
  • Joined Apr 2, 2010
  • 22 / ?

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.

Life on anime

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Manga ratings

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Claay says...

Infatti il commento era per il tuo avatar che scodinzola. Il mio è pure venuto schiacciato, quando avrò voglia lo cambierò.

Jul 18, 2011
Claay says...

L'avatar *_*

Jul 17, 2011
MOJ says...

That was one epic anime story you have there. I have also grown up with the likes of Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon and Digimon, but lost it during my childhood when we moved to a different country where animes weren't shown (different cartoon channels). I remember hoping that if i go to heaven, the first thing i would ask for is a complete series of Dragon Ball Z.  Almost 12 years later, i found myself hating anime (explained in detail on my profile), but when i realized anime was actually me childhood friend, i cried oceans.

Nice to meet another anime enthusiast

Jul 8, 2011
Lagore says...

On the Spice and Wolf review:

 

Ah, yes.   I really need to eventually spell out what each of my ratings means, because it can be kind of misleading.  Basically all the concrete stuff: "animation," "sound," etc. I try to be as neutral as possible on.  Just how well-crafted was it from a technical standpoint.  And the final score is just how much did I personally enjoy it.  And that's got a whole spectrum to it too.

Jun 13, 2011
Akawoa says...

THank you for the positive feedback on my review =)! Lol well thinking back I like Evangelion and SaW for different reasons so it probably wasn't best to compare them :P. Glad you liked the review though, it's always good to find out someone's actually reading them =3!

Jun 8, 2011