First of all, why am I here? Why I like Lists. I tend to have a habit of making lists. Lists, lists and more lists while procrastinating in my spare time. Also being nosy and seeing my life go by so Anime Planet was the perfect place.
I first got into anime (putting Pokemon aside) when I was 15. Before all that a friend tried getting me into anime, but it didn't catch my attention. I properly found anime after watching a movie countdown list on the British channel E4 when I was 14. Seeing one movie on the list that caught my attention titled Princess Mononoke, since I was into Chinese mythology at the time and thinking it was Chinese I made a mental note of it.
When I was 16, friends introduced me to the tv channel dedicated to anime. On it, I found my 2 favorite anime series, which was Cowboy Bebop and Ghost In The Shell. Also, after watching them I found my favorite composer, Yoko Kanno. Also picking up is loved for Jazz and classical music instead of just Metal. Probably also why I took up Jazz and Classical Piano up to this day.
Moving on... I do like to give referencess to other medias on my reviews or just recomending word of mouth, since I feel anime can be a standars media/art form and shouldn't be separated from others such as books.
On anime being individual I would rate things rather oddly. What appeals most to me is music and background animation (aesthetics). After that would be script writing and character development followed by story and so on. Shows that make you think like Evangelion, Lain or Paranoia Agent. Anime is an art forum like others. Although it is restricted from Japanese accounts, it can still teach us of our past and our human nature.
Favorite Musicians: Jordan Rudess, Yoko Kanno, Igor Stravinsky, Hearbie Hancock, King Crimson
Favorite Books: Herman Hesse: Sidartha, Osamu Tezuka: Buddha, Mo Yan: Big Brests And Wide Hips, Variouse Sources: 1000 Nights And 1 Night , Haruki Murakami: A Hard Boiled Wonderland And The End of The World
Favorite Civilizations: Ottoman Empire, Holy Roman Empire, Napoleonic Empire, Wei/Shu/Wu Dynasty, Globalization
Favorite Movies: Princess Mononoke, Magnolia, Ikiru, Citizen Kane, Lawrence Of Arabia
Favorite Albums: Pain Of Salvation: Be, Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird, Herbie Hancock: Head Hunters, Yoko Kanno: Cowboy Bebop Vol 1, Ayreon: The Human Equation
Other Sites I Use: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCaWx1anefRuIruMjxlrxyQ
My Rating System
5: This will impact my life 4.5: A recommend to all
4: A great show 3.5: Good
3: Ok, I guess 2.5: Did I just watch that?
2: Ugh... 1.5: * Passive Comatose
1: God is dead 0.5: "see that it meets no other eye."
P.S. Shinji Ikari is not an emo pansy