Yanagi13's avatar


  • Quebec
  • Joined Dec 11, 2010
  • 22 / F

My real name is Willow. At sixteen years of age, I am an avid watcher of classic Shounen anime. My preferred genres include fantasy and adventure, but as long as a sufficiant plot and well developed characters are present, I can enjoy basically any sect. I attend nearby conventions regularly. My two favourite anime are Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto and Yoshiro Togashi's Hunter X Hunter. I suppose you could say that I'm drawn to mainstream anime, but that fact is simply because I have a lot of free time, and mainstream series generally have higher episode counts. I tend to grow solomn at the conclusion of an excellant anime, like many others also do. As a completely ramdon sidenote, I am currently learning how to speak Japanese, and am an aspiring novelist.

My Rating System For Reviews

10 = Absolute and utter masterpiece (It will never happen)

9 = Masterpiece with minor flaws

7 - 8 = Above average/highly recommendable series

5 - 6 = Average

2 - 4 = Poor

1 = Absolutely horrid

I may use these terms in my reviews...

Plot story = A story that focuses on the plot or the setting more than the characters. Basically, in a plot story, the characters are simply tools with which to tell the story. More than often, plot stories feel rushed and stressed, but every now and then comes a plot-story that doesn’t include these elements. Two examples of plot stories are J.R.R Tolkien’s, The Lord of the Rings and Tite Kubo’s Bleach

Character story = A story that focuses on the characters more than the plot. Basically, in a character story, the plot is interwoven with the character’s developments (usually the main protagonist’s or main antagonist’s). Two examples of character stories include Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket and Yoshiro Togashi’s Hunter X Hunter.

Now, not all series’ fit into these two categories. There are some that manage to fill both, and deliver fairly equal amounts of plot and character development. This variety of story contributes to my favorite genre, and includes series’ like One Piece, Rurouni Kenshin, Harry Potter, and Naruto.

Life on anime

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Life on manga

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NoCheerios Oct 25, 2011

Actually, ironically enough, we're reading Catcher in the Rye right now for class and, no, I'm not enjoying it much as of now.

The four books I've enjoyed are World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, and 2 Artemis Fowl books in middle school.

Aside from that, I'd LIKE to read the Harry Potter books, but I've yet to find the time as of now.

shatnershaman Oct 25, 2011

Well your in luck then. While the prequel movie was announced first (and suppose to be out NOW,grr) it was just recently given a trailer finally and a vague "2012" release. However at same time they announced the direct sequel to Bake in Nisemonogatari which will feature the same characters but focus far more on Ararararagi's sisters. Best part is its coming out in January :3

NoCheerios Oct 24, 2011

I'm not a big fan of classic literature, or any literature, for that matter. Don't know if this comes as a surprise, but I really don't like reading. In my entire life, I've read four books that I've enjoyed. four.

Manga, of course, is a different story, due to imagery, strange(er) stories, and a more open, interesting fanbase.

Regardless, about the whole Bleach fan thing; you really need to meet more intelligent people who enjoy Bleach. Justifying Bleach's entertainment value is no problem, as long as you don't randomly spout adjectives that annoy anyone within earshot.

Y'know what I'm sayin', home skillet?

shatnershaman Oct 21, 2011

Hunter X Hunter Remake is very good :)