My name is Naru. I'm a vocational school student from Turku, Finland. I'm studying turmism at the second year in my school and graduating in spring 2014.
I started watching anime when I was in junior high, a 15-year-old girl. Back then, I was a an outcast. Everyone in my class teased me and bullied me. Even now I don't now why. I didn't have any friends and I had troubles in my family too.
I was depressed and I started to think there is no point to live becuase I have nothing to live for. But then one day when I was going home from school, I passed this very weird looking store called Fantasy Games. I saw tall book stands through the window. There were touthousands of different kinds of books. I decided to go in. And that moment my life was changed forever. I remember the first manga that I found and bought from that store: Inuyasha! First I tought that I could give this comic a try and I got home and started to read the first volume of Inuyasha. From the first volume, I fell in love with the series.
Thanks to Inuyasha I found the reason to live! The reason to live for! I was really happy, for the first time in my life! Because of Inuyasha and many other mangas, I was able to live through some really rough times and to find my one ray of hope. I owe them my life!
For the past nine years, I found many other good animes and mangas. After 3 years of wathing anime, I noticed that I could understand japanese! So I started to imitate the lines of the anime I was watchintg. Before I knew, I could also speak japanese fluently! I have made many japanese friends here in finland and also in japan.
My love for anime and manga is so pure and so great that I could die of broken heart if wouldn't be able to watch/read them. I hope that someday I can show the world how much these two means to me. I hope that someday I can tell the mangakas how their mangas saved my life! :)