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  • New Jersey, USA
  • Joined Sep 1, 2010
  • 22 / M

As my college professional career swiftly progresses approaches, so too does my appreciation for anime grow. As such, I like to share my opinions about anime with people whenever I get the chance. I guess I'm an intellectual of sorts, so I really love discussing this stuff in detail. But you don't have to think of me as just the resident Ivy Leaguer (we're not as uptight as you think) ;). In addition to watching anime, I'm also a huge football fan and <was> an avid 360 gamer (Dishonored = Game of the Year last great game I played lol). I also regularly listen to Japanese music. Not just anime songs, I regularly keep track of the weekly Oricon charts.

I like(d) writing reviews in addition to discussing specific anime (both completed and ongoing). My review schedule is totally erradic now nonexistant, so but I'll try to keep a going log here on my Prof. I mostly watch the newest ongoing stuff nowadays, but I like to watch a completed series here and there (when I'm bored and don't want to get work done). I could really use some recs in 13 ep or less range. Actually probably just movies and OVAs are all I can manage now -_-.

So give me a shout out some time! :D Leave a profile comment, don't be shy I like talking to new people on the site :). And I'm always willing to discuss the latest series ;).

Recent Reviews: (New reviews coming <no time> soon!!)

Gargantia review is UP (NEW!!!)

Kaminomi Megami-hen review is UP (NEW!)

Psycho-pass review is PENDING

Zetsuen no Tempest review is UP

Sakurasou review is UP

My new review rating system now basically mirrors my star ratings, but on a 10 scale and w/ a half point buffer to compensate. But considering I haven't written reviews in forever, my actual star ratings are far more important. I use pretty much a tiering system with my star ratings, each tier representing what I feel to be series of similar quality. Of course, the 4.5 and 5 tiers represent shows I really loved (the elite series) and the 4 tier would be the best of the rest (and that's no slight). I'm also constantly reassessing my star ratings to maintain consistency.

I now have an established history of recording what I'm watching ( /have watched) with Lists. Note that the lists are ranked, and the ongoing list I try to update weekly. As I try to emphasize, I only include series which I've watched ( /am watching), so if it's not there, I didn't watch it, so don't complain about it <please -_->. Note that I classify series by when they finish, not when they start. Ergo, for example, you'll notice I've labeled Steins;Gate as a Summer anime although it did in fact premier in the Spring. I've recently decided to make an exception with the 22 ep noitaminA series, which I will list under both seasons over which it aired. Of course, for the premiering season, the ranking accounts only for the events of the first half of the series. In case you were wondering this was because of Guilty Crown lol. And just like my ratings, Lists are to be considered fluid. I'm a firm believer in judging longevity almost as much as the immediate impression upon completion.

I finally made up a top 10 anime list! I just haven't posted it on the site yet... And it's been a while so who knows if it's accurate.. Yeah, not much of an announcement -_-.

Guess what... I posted it now ;).

It seems that Lists don't show on your main page anymore so please click on the tab at the top of the page and take a look. You can get a good feel for the kinda stuff I like. Now there's even character lists! And I just updated, hooray!!!

I do welcome recommendations, but in all honesty unless it's something ongoing or in a coming season, I probably won't get the chance to watch it right away (or anytime soon lol).

Lastly, I keep an open door policy, I'm not one for forums and such but I am regularly available on both gchat and skype now ^_^.

~ ~ Peace ~ ~

Never my fanart by the way, I have no artistic ability.

But if anyone wants to show off their art or just something they found,
I'd be more than happy to take a look :). Music too for that matter ^_^.

You'll notice my avas and sigs always come from ongoing series (at least they used to).

ava = ClariS (cause they're breaking up :( )
sig = Onodera + Kirisaki f/ Nisekoi (not that you can see it anymore...)
header = Super Peace Busters f/ AnoHana (1000 x 300 everyone for the header photos)

Life on anime

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Anime ratings

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Velu says...

I should be returning on Monday. I'll try to find some way to at least drop you a line.

Well, I don't have anything against the second season, it still makes for a good comedy and seems even more yuri-ish, which is a bonus for me :D. But I got stuck after an especially boring episode. I would still like to finish it though.

Yeah, for me it's Mizuki Nana for example. She can sound totally different. While I've seen some series Aoi Yuuki in some series, I can't remember her voice that well to make a comparison.

And I've seen several long interviews with western voice actors - from MLP:FiM for example (ehm, my guilty pleasure :D) or (for total contrast) from The Last of Us and I must say I'm amazed at how many voices they can make. I imagine many Japanese seiyuus can do the same.

Jul 21, 2014
Velu says...

Well, I was forced to lend my younger sister my notebook. I was initially planning on taking it with me. I'll have my phone with me but I'm not sure if there's a free wi-fi anywhere besides the train.

Bite you...like...often :D? Do they have something against you? Poor senpai :).

Well, I'm enjoying it so far. Though sometimes the seiyuu are way too high-pitched even for Japanese standards :D. What, I can't ask? Even if you watched Love Live, I don't find it weird or anything. I happen to like the series. It's one of the rare anime series focused on music that actually have more than one or two songs playing through the whole show. I haven't finished the second series though.

:D I just looked, too. That really is funny. I guess she's a sound-alike then. But I can't really figure out whose :D.

Jul 21, 2014
Velu says...

Oh, you hate dogs? How come?

I wonder how it will feel when I have my first chance to fly. Well, I hope there will be a chance, at least :D.

I'm having a hard time liking the main character in Space Brothers. But that's probably because he differs a lot from your traditional anime lead. But it seems interesting so far so I'm giving it a go.

I love the mess Nozaki-kun makes of the gender roles. And I need to look up the voice actress that does Chiyo, she sounds way too familiar though it's not that uncommon, watching anime.

By the way, I've just watched today's Hana Yamata episode. I always feel so warm watching it. I'm really looking forward to when the club gets together. Seems to be taking too long for the season's estimated length. Too bad the manga's only just getting scanlated.

I'm leaving on Wednesday. It's getting closer :D.

Jul 21, 2014
Velu says...

Yeah, I enjoyed it. We had this family gathering and my grandma, my mum's husband and I celebrated our respective birthdays in one go. We had four dogs running around in the garden. It was very amusing to watch them :D. The cake was excellent. I really wish I could share it with you.

I think you're missing out a bit. The train I'll be boarding offers free bottle of water and a choice of coffee/tea/apple juice, free newspapers and magazines to read, free wi-fi and sockets to recharge your phone/notebook and they offer really cheap and really tasty food. I dunno, it might be standard fare in other countries but here it is still kind of mind-boggling.

I must say I'm not that great at coming up with topics myself. A few days on this site, and I've accumulated quite the list of recommendations :D. So, I've started watching Space Brothers. Do you know the series? Also, checked out Gekkan Shoujo Natsuki-kun series. Seems to be an ordinary for-laughs anime but is really enjoyable. Made the mistake of watching it around 3.am while my grandma was sleeping in the other room. But she hasn't complained about anything so I guess I didn't wake her up with my uncontrollable bouts of laughing.

Jul 21, 2014
Velu says...

Hi, sorry for taking so long again. I'm kind of unfocused lately :D.

Not taking trains very often :D? I mean those kinda long distance. Cornell looks amazing. And so green. I mean, in Olomouc there's also lot of greenery but I don't think it looks as amazing. Coimbra looks nice, too, but I like Cornell more, I think. It doesn't look so...eh...over the top is probably the best expression if you know what I mean by that.

Thank you for the story. I haven't read it whole yet, I'm right in the middle. But so far it's very interesting and you use such a polished language. Kind of a contrast to what I'm used to from you (I don't mean it as a slight or anything :D). So, do you write often?

I'm going to write a more detailed opinion on your story when I finish it, that is, if you want me to :). But really, thank you for the gift. Such an awesome way to turn twenty...:)

Jul 21, 2014