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Tomikohara

  • Canada
  • Joined Dec 23, 2007
  • 28 / 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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DeusVult says...

I have heard Of Hirasawa Susumu but pretty sure I haven't encountered his music yet.  (Haven't seen ne of those animes yet)  I'll look into it and see if I like it.  Thanks for the info!

Nov 18, 2008
DeusVult says...

Oh good *lets out sigh* Code Geass is saved! Hey I finished Death Note a while back. prolly about 3 weeks now.  I like it until a certain some1 died then two other characters took over the role (Im being courteous to ne1 who may read this and hasnt seen it yet)  So after the second half it kinda went down hill for me.  And I didn not like the ending at all.  I mean come on.  He's the mastermind here.

Sounds like a lot of sanding and reapplying epoxies.  A Compost Toliet?  Hmmm that sounds kinda smelly. haha.  I looked at a few pics on Google to kinda get an idea what an Alberg looks like.  So are you going to sail the seven seas and make your jewlery relaxing in the oceans sunsets only to return to land to pick up supplies and sell your fine crafted works?!?  What is the sail made of?  A heavy Ripstop Nylon or is it like a canvas?

Oh my email is:  [email protected]  ^^

I live down in the mountains of North Carolina.  Asheville is the closet major city and Charlotte, NC when im at college.

Nov 17, 2008
DeusVult says...

HEEEY!  Its been a while hasnt it?   I'm only half way thru but so far I love Trinity Blood.  I must say plz take up that chance to watch it.  ^^  I see you stalled on Code Geass R2.  Noooooooo  It has a bit of a hiccup in the middle but the ending is incredible!

And a SailBoat!!!!  YES!  Im glad you finally got one.  Now you can put those skillz of yours to good use.  What is some of the work that needs to be done on it?  Mechanical?  Cosmetic? You should take a pic of it for me!

So hows the wintery weather up there?  In the negatives yet?  hahaha.  Its just now getting cool enough for pants down here but some days its still pretty warm with the sun out.

Ttyl,

-Deus

Nov 17, 2008
Whatsifsowhatsit says...

I'm glad to hear you liked Loveless :) I didn't read the manga, no (so please don't spoil anything :P), but I would like to someday. As for the higher up people of the fighters and sacrifices, well, I guess that's one of those things you could get from the manga. I've been hoping for a second season or something from the anime series, but I don't really expect it anymore, so that is probably where you would need to get your answers.

The thing that still made the anime so good to me is that I didn't really care so much for the mystery and plot behind it so much as I cared about the characters, in which case I think the show is especially good :)

Nov 9, 2008
Whatsifsowhatsit says...

Ah, so that's why! I was wondering what was up with that, it didn't seem to make sense to me that I couldn't find it anywhere. Thanks :)

I hope you'll like Loveless. Let me know if you want, I'd be interested to hear what you thought of it.

Nov 8, 2008