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SadisticTendencies

  • Sweden
  • Joined Jan 16, 2011
  • 19 / M

Once again I find myself re-writing this introduction. Each time it happens I find myself even further up on the Otaku-ladder with my preferences changed. This time I seem to prefer darker shoujo, even if I fear I've already seen the very best in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Rose of Versailles and Oniisama E. Other than that I'm always up for something artsy or mindfuck-ish but use lighthearted fluff in-between to create something I can fall back on.

I'm a 17 year old boy from Sweden who loves his anime but also movies, music, books, spending time with friends, traveling and studying Japanese (Still a beginner but making progress). I guess the anime part is the only relevant thing over here though. Basically I feel like nothing I'll ever see will be able to top my favourite show (Revolutionary Girl Utena) but I still spend lots of time searching for anything that might; if you have any recommendations feel free to bring them on! I sometimes watch things just because they're obscure as hell and hard to find... that's it for me I guess. I love discussing anime though, as well as talking to random people so write a comment if you feel like it!

Random anime that mean something to me and why:

Revolutionary Girl Utena:

This one doesn't have any significance to me other than "It's everything I could ever want from an anime". The symbolism makes for great re-watch value; the characterization is subtle and absolutely mindblowing; the music is amazing, animation beautiful and the entire thing is just bizarre enough to completely sweep me off my feet.

Wandering Son:

I don't identify as transgendered, but nonetheless, it makes me happy just thinking about this show. It tackles the topic head-on whilst using the situation of the main character not for humour nor as an insignificant plot device but simply to tell an amazing story. A lof of transgendered characters in fiction (as well as LBGT in general) tend to be more or less offensive, or at least unappealing in one way or another. This is not the case here and I love it.

Spirited Away:

Nostalgia. I watched this with my friends when I was 7 and re-discovered it at age 15. Without Spirited Away I wouldn't be an anime fan today. I kind of feel like I'm giving it too much credit but I just can't find any reason not to love it!

Princess Mononoke:

Environmental movies... those words combined send chills down my spine. Why? Because they're generally made by people with a "nature is awesome humanity sucks" mentality who refuse to be openminded for even a second. Princess Mononoke though remains completely unbiased and emphasizes virtues and flaws of humanity and nature alike. That alone is praiseworthy in my eyes. But it's also beautifully animated and magnificently told. If an attempt was made to objecitvely decide which Ghibli movie is the best (which of course is impossible) I still feel like this one would win.

 

Life on anime

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Singan says...

Oh, thanks for the comment and the link: I'll check it later) in fact, I reviewed Gotou ni Naritai only because it's completely unknown and doesn't even have a synopsis here on anime-planet. At least, now the people who stumble upon this movie's profile will know what it is about)

Dec 21, 2012
PinkyIvan says...

Thanks for the comment! Its always nice to know that someone has actually read it!

Dec 5, 2012
LeonardoKun says...

Oh that one! I've watched it when I was about 9 years old, but from what I remember it is very very nice, guess you'll enjoy it ;D

Dec 1, 2012
LeonardoKun says...

Sugoi nii chan!

I was reading your bio today, you're really amazing! I searched the animes you've mentioned and couldn't resist wanting to watch all!!! Here in Brazil the animes are not very popular and most people think them as nonsense, but I don't care and watch it anyway. I have already tried to do a review, demo I don't even know where to start, so I always give up... but unlike me you're really good at it, I'll continue reading your reviews until I do mine ones, good luck on your journey growing your anime experience! Iterashai ;D

Nov 29, 2012
Naga says...

Yeah, but this is only my pick on foreshadowing (I misused 'theory', but it is one in a way)... or it could be called symbolism, but not likely. Theories are something completely different... and I really don't want to drag you there... it would get too essay-ish. But hey, now you know :D

There is much more but I'll keep silent. If you ever wonder about something, just remember that there is walking Evapedia around here :3

I recently finished Haibane Remnei... it was really great. Gave it a 4.5 and ordered complete series, yes that good. Love to add stuff to my all times favourite list.

Nov 12, 2012