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Vinniesama

  • England
  • Joined Feb 17, 2008
  • 23 / F

Hello and welcome to my Anime-Planet page! No matter how you stumbled across me, basically, I'm a 21 year old student from south-west England.

I have many, many hobbies, most of them to do with media. I love watching TV and films, reading books, surfing the net, and occasionally writing both original stories and fanfiction, role-playing, studying ancient religions (despite being a staunch atheist) and history, languages, as well as drawing stuff that usually stays trapped in my sketchbook forever.

I first got into anime as a young kid, which is a pretty common story among people in my age-group: you saw it on Toonami/Fox Kids/Sci-Fi when you were younger, then discovered the term 'anime', and fell in love, right? :)

My big, first anime love was Sailor Moon. It's responsible for ruining my sleep pattern forever, because Fox Kids only put it on a reasonable time-slot for a short period of time, then they made it a breakfast cartoon, then they shifted it back to before sunrise. You can tell I was a big nerd back then, because I would rather diligently get up at these ridiculous times and be eating breakfast by 5.30 in the morning.

There was other stuff on Toonami, like Tenchi (which I wasn't a big fan of), Dragonball Z and all the series after/before it (never... again...), and I swear Rurouni Kenshin was on UK TV (I certainly remember it), but I don't remember seeing much of it...

Then I got a computer with broadband a couple of years later at the age of 12 (back in 2003), and discovered AOL Video (t'was the days before YouTube!). I typed in my favourite childhood show, and was then introduced to the original Japanese (I kid you not, all 200 episodes were on there, DVD-ripped subs) version of Sailor Moon. I marathoned this over a school holiday, and somewhere along the line, I learned of the term 'anime'. I would go on lots of UK anime AOL chat-rooms, and I asked what channels it was on TV... shockingly enough, there were only very few, and all scheduled for really early in the morning. Card-Captors, You're Under Arrest!, and Bubblegum Crisis to name just a few. I found one channel that showed an anime block in the evening, and from there I got into FMA, as well as mildly enjoying what I saw (damn you strict mother who enforces homework rules!) of Escaflowne and Wolf's Rain. I know of a few other anime blocks on different channels, and the UK even had an Anime Network for a bit, but sadly, it bombed. :(

So, with the advent of getting faster broadband, streaming sites, anime going up on YouTube the moment it was subbed, I got into many more anime, and I think this is half a blessing and half a curse, because for all the anime I do really enjoy, I begin to notice tropes more and more with every new one I see. I try my best to finish anime that I begin, but I think I tend to get distracted easily.

I'm a big supporter of the UK anime industry these days in that I buy what I can afford. I love manga and the emotions you get when reading a really good one (and obviously, the 'meh' feeling when you read a pretty bad one).

I'd also like to take some time to clarify that there are times when I may badly rate an anime or swear I won't watch it simply because I don't like the premise, but if someone convinces me otherwise, I'm game to give it a go. We all have different tastes, but feel free to comment if a show is more than meets the eye. :)

Please enjoy my reviews and no flaming, please. Remember, nobody's opinion is right or wrong on a universal scale, and you are not going to get me to change my ways. I'm stubborn, stalwart, and often hard-to-please. But I'll try my best. ;)

Life on anime

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WinnifredArtemis says...

Well, to be honest, my real name isn't Winny either... But it will be when I get the time to change it legally XD  So it's not only you that got a little crazy-gene XD

Jul 2, 2013
WinnifredArtemis says...

Hi^^You're name is Winnie, thats kinda funny - cause mine is Wnny XD 

Jul 2, 2013
diz1776 says...

That's cool. There's always stuff to do.

Apr 24, 2012
diz1776 says...

Yellows I see you've been busy with manga.

Apr 20, 2012
diz1776 says...

Oh that's right we haven't.  I've just been watching some older anime like Galaxy Express 999. I'm highly anticipating the last episode of Penguindrum and just chillaxing.

Dec 4, 2011