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Tomikohara

  • Canada
  • Joined Dec 23, 2007
  • 29 / F

I've been watching anime since many years; I started with shows like Dragonball Z (the show that got me hooked to anime), Pokemon and Digimon on YTV channel. Little did I know then that so much more (and better) anime existed out there!

I enjoy all kinds of genres, but I tend to lean towards person-in-a-strange-world, post-apocalyptic, adventure, martial arts, survival, fantasy, medieval, melancholy, slice of life, romance and shoujo... I'm less fond of shows like Air, Kanon etc with super stereotypical girls and cliche storylines with atleast one girl who's really stupid silly and makes strange sounds all the time or the shows where a guy suddenly has a girl make herself at home at his place and 1/2 the show consists of your usually accidental nudity-ness and face-inbetween-legs... I'm not too fond of mecha/pilot shows either unless they're decently realistic and followed by an engaging plot. Comedy's always good, unless it's the repetivite guy-falls-onto-girl-accidental-groping stuff. But really, anything that has a great, unique, thought-out storyline. Let me know if you come across a very realistic show with little plot holes and cliches, with a thought out and thought provoking storyline that I haven't seen.

I prefer Subs over Dubs any day, and I never rate anything lower than 2 or higher than 4.5; That's just the way I am... I also become quite the critic in face of a show that has a weak story and many plot holes, especially when it's a more serious series.

I have a deep love for anime music. Some anime OST's that I really enjoy: Hirasawa Susumu, .Hack, Death Note, Tsubasa Chronicles, Code Geass, Fate/Stay Night, Naruto/Naruto Shippuuden, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni & Kai, Full Moon Wo Sagashite, Shakugan no Shana & Second,Basilisk, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Uverworld,  TM Revolution, Clannad, Kiyoharu, D. Grayman, Rocky Chack, L'arc En Ciel, Ghost in the Shell, Eureka Seven, Maaya Sakamoto, The Pillows, and I really enjoy Minoru Shiraishi's performances (and his troubling relationship with Akira in LS ^.^)

It's hard for me to choose a Top 5 list, but lets just say Death Note, Mushishi, Nana, The Twelve Kingdoms, and Samurai Champloo. Other shows that I really enjoyed that didn't make my Top 5 list, in alphabetic order: Basilisk, Boogiepop Phantom, Claymore, Fullmetal Alchemist, Haibane Renmei, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni & Kai, Kino's Journey, Kurau Phantom Memory, My-Hime, Ouran High School Host Club, Paranoia Agent, (Peacemaker Kurogane), Towards the Terra, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge. I've yet to make a proper, thought-out top 5 list.

Just in case you're wondering, the girl in my avatar and signature is the awesome Sunako from Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge!

When I'm not watching anime, I'm baking healthy vegan recipes for my blog http://nocrapdiet.wordpress.com, making one-of-a-kind jewelry on Livejournal (gemstone_jar), listening to AnimeNfo Radio, and planning crazy adventures and roadtrips across Canada. If you're looking for any cosplay jewelry or clay character keychains, ask me and I'll see what I can do! =) I'm interested in cosplay and I've made a costume for someone before, but I have yet to cosplay myself. I'm waiting to find a character that I look very similar to.

Check out Animenfo Radio @ animenfo.com/radio !

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Kilplow says...

I figured you were pretty busy with life when you disappeared from MSN.  You certainly are working interesting jobs.  I am just glad nothing happened...the internet is funny like that, sometimes people disappear and you just wonder why.

The Best Buy's in Ohio had a firesale on anime (1/2 off), so Shane, myself, and a few other friends have been watching quite a bit--"Afternoons of Anime" as he calls them on the weekends.  Some of my picks (usually just one hearsay) turned out well--others did not.  My most prized buy was "5 Centimeters Per Second" by Makoto Shinkai.

I finished the first half of Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, but the second half was somewhat disorientating, the direction really changed radically in it, and they tried to make it very fast paced, so I put it on hold.  I've really noticed direction of anime alot in general--particularly "The Girl that Leapt through Time" and "Kure-nai", both had amazing direction.

I've heard "Towards the Terra", but haven't actually seen it myself.  Regardless, perhaps I'll look into it when I clear my plate of anime to watch.  Anyway, would love to hear more from you.

Jul 19, 2009
DeusVult says...

So who is going to swing the champagne bottle on the maiden voyage?  That's great to hear.  You will thoroughly enjoy it I'm sure.  Sorry to hear about the Dinghy.

I've been all over the place with Anime.  Last thing I watched that I really like was the School Rumble comedy.  Been watching a lot of the new shows coming out with my school's anime club. (I finally graudated btw) Been busy this summer making my kites.  Working on this 11.5 diameter fish kite.  It will be anchored to the ground and "bob" up and down.

Hope the sailing is smooth and let me see a pic of it on the open sea. =)

Jul 17, 2009
DeusVult says...

Have you shipwrecked on an island yet with that sailboat of yours?

Jul 13, 2009
LAYLOM says...

for the warm welcome

Dec 26, 2008
Kilplow says...

The Evil Overlord list is just a silly online list of things to do and not to do if you were an evil overlord--you often see them in anime, movies, and literature.

http://www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html

When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?" I'll say, "No." and shoot him. No, on second thought I'll shoot him then say "No."

One of my advisors will be an average five-year-old child. Any flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will be corrected before implementation.

If my weakest troops fail to eliminate a hero, I will send out my best troops instead of wasting time with progressively stronger ones as he gets closer and closer to my fortress.

 If a group of henchmen fail miserably at a task, I will not berate them for incompetence then send the same group out to try the task again. 

If an attractive young couple enters my realm, I will carefully monitor their activities. If I find they are happy and affectionate, I will ignore them. However if circumstance have forced them together against their will and they spend all their time bickering and criticizing each other except during the intermittent occasions when they are saving each others' lives at which point there are hints of sexual tension, I will immediately order their execution.

If one of my daughters actually manages to win the hero and openly defies me, I will congratulate her on her choice, declare a national holiday to celebrate the wedding, and proclaim the hero my heir. This will probably be enough to break up the relationship. If not, at least I am assured that no hero will attack my Legions of Terror when they are holding a parade in his honor.

You get the idea, it's a silly, funny, but all too true kind of list. 

The "Wheel of Time" is a series by Robert Jordan of twelve books between 600 and 1,000 pages each.  The first is "The Eye of The World".

The "Sword of Truth" is a series of books by Terry Goodkind.  The first book is "Wizard's First Rule."

If you like science fiction, I'd suggest "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card.  The other books in the series are very different, however, they might be interesting if you like the last chapter of Ender's Game especially. 

Dec 15, 2008