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Wickerman

  • Ireland
  • Joined Nov 21, 2010
  • 21 / M

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 BooksHerman 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

http://www.last.fm/user/totallyhipkd


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

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nevi says...

Belladonna is so great! I'd love if more people watched it, I find it so stylistically important :S 

And yay! Oh, I really hope you like it (but if not than I understand)!

Aug 14, 2014
Porphyreus says...

Make sure you read Pluto, the whole series is just fucking awesome, it's in the Astro Boy universe but with a mature twist, it's written as a thriller, murder mystery plot and the characters are all interesting. must read in my book ;)

Aug 13, 2014
Porphyreus says...

Hi there, I'll surely check out Black Jack sometime, I do know about Tezuka and Urosawa teamwork because I read the complete Pluto series and I really, really liked it, but I'm not sure I'll enjoy Tezuka's works that much, I tried Buddha and the normal AstroBoy but it didn't clicked on me, on the other hand I'm quite sure I'll eventually read everything Urosawa made, Monster is one of my all time favorites, and I'm loving 20th Century Boys, going for the third volume.

I see you're watching Monster, don't give up on it, you're getting into the best part, the last part of Monster is perfect, Wolfgang Grimmer is my favorite character ;)

Followed!

Aug 10, 2014
Thrawn says...

Thanks for the tip on Recerent Gary Davis, I can pick up one of his CDs at the library.

Haven't read anything like MatDB since and the only other work of note I've heard from the author is Kangoku Gakuen, but it's damn criminal he couldn't continue the series. And that misery, right to the last page. You're making me want to read it again, and the art, stark realistic design worked perfectly with the atmosphere. It did so much right, and it was so worth reading.

Aug 7, 2014
nevi says...

i never thought i would be into the more dramatic stuff either, but it's so attention grabbing! 

and YEEESSS i LOVE legend of the galactic heroes! i will admit, it's been a while since i've watched it, but i remember being very impressed. hopefully i'll find the time to check it out again!

Aug 4, 2014