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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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Manga ratings

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Apr 28, 2013
LizardLaw974 says...

Hello!

Saw that you were starting an Escaflowne group on the forums and I wanted to know if I could join, even though I have seen Escaflowne before? 

Just let me know. 

Apr 14, 2013
Singan says...

Well, that's a tough question you ask ;) probably, no. I thoroughly enjoyed the way all of them were portrayed and developed: from Utena to minor characters like Souji from Black Rose arc. Speaking of Juri, I liked her too, but what amazed me even more was the whole love/hate triangle she was into -perhaps, those are some of the most complicated relationships I've seen in any anime.

Really, what a great series. Just love it)

Apr 6, 2013
FullmetalCowboy24 says...

Thank you for the compliment regarding my reviews and I completely understand that not everyone will agree with what I say in my reviews and such and that is fine. My approach is just talk about the show, mention what I believed that worked for the show and didn't work for the show. plain and simple. I also wanted to be unique by inputting my sense of humor whenever I find the opportunity to do so and I feel like I'm taking a risk for putting my sense of humor in some of my reviews but I am simply trying to be unique and not using some bland style. I just write reviews as a hobby and I try to make it fun for the person reading my stuff. I seriously don't believe there should be competition for anime critics, Everyone's got their own opinions, you did tell me that you may not agree with some or most things I've said, but you didn't flame me for saying what I said in some reviews, Well guess what, I read some of your stuff and I'm not flaming you at all for having a different opinion than mine. There's always going to be two sides in this sort of manner, there will be some people who like a particular show and some people who don't. Anyway, That's all I have to say for the moment and have a great day.

Mar 23, 2013
MordredMS says...

Do you really find my reviews helpful? *_* Thank you so much, I'm happy to hear that! :D My main problem is that there's always too much stuff I want so say, and so they always turn out far too long and confused. I'm always grateful to anyone who takes the time to read through ALL of my incoherent rambling. :P

Mar 9, 2013