First of all why am I here? I tentd to have a habit of making lists. Lists, lists and more lists while procrastinating in my spare time. Also being noesy and seeing my life go by so Anime Planet was the perfect place.
My views on anime are the same to all other fourms of media, 9/10ths of it is mediocre but the 1/10ths is a preciouse gem. I first got into anime (putting Pokemon aside) when I was 15. Before a friend tried getting me into anime but it didnt catch my attention. It started when I was 14 me and my dad watched a film countdown called (100 films to see before you die). A movie called Princess Mononoke came in the 50's. The critic was saying how the movie was an exilent blend of culture from the east, at the time I put the movie aside and continued watching (Lawrence Of Arabia was #1 I think if you wanted to know). A year later on the the British channel Film4 one summers midnight I experienced my love of anime/culture/moral and film all in one that was as I said before Princess Mononoke. Everything was perfect and it still stays as my favourite film of all time. The epicness of Ashitaka traveling to the West on his wlk as The Ledgend Of Ashitaka played was that moment that I respected anime.
A year later my friends introduced me to the tv channel dedicated to anime. On it I found my 2 favourite anime series which were Cowboy Bevop and Ghost In The Shell. Also after watching them I found my favourite sound track composor, Yoko Kanno. Also picking up is loved for Jazz and classical music instead of just Metal. When I was 17 I met a great curruptian and quagmire in my life known as Touhou. To this day it lingers on my ITunes and in a box of otaku stuff that I luckily got away from after I found Gods forgiveness "sarcasm".
Nowadays I am doing a Graphic Desingh/ Multimedia course partly because of my love of animation. Lately I watch an average of 2 anime episodes/movie a week yet have grown a love for the most influential Manga artist and great Humanist Osamu Tezuka. Before that I rarely read manga. I found out about him when I was 18. I came across him while reading gathered papers a book titled Manga and Philosophy. He is one of my most influential writers to this day.
Moving on... I do like to give refferances to other medias and pop culture and I do appologise for inconvenience. On anime being individual I would rate things rather oddly. What appeals most to me is music and background animation. After that would be script writing and charector development followed by story and so on. Shows that make you think like Evangelion 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.
November 21, 2010
December 10, 2013
21 / Male
total anime ratings: 183
total manga ratings: 18