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abunai

about me

  • I'm the single (divorced) father of three boys, all of whom are getting anime in massive regular doses.
  • I'm an historian and I teach history most of the year -- but I keep in shape. Certainly, I'm in better physical condition than your average anime fan. I used to get my exercise in a fitness center, but I couldn't stand the steroid junkies and anorectics that haunted the place. Now, I hike and climb, and in general keep moving.
  • I generally like to think of myself as a versatile person, with a multitude of interests and skills. I speak many languages, to varying degrees of skill -- at least 7 or 8 of them well enough to call it reasonably useful. And yes, Japanese is one of them.
  • I've travelled all over the world, and I've lost count of the number of countries I've visited (including those that no longer exist). But, for some reason, I've never been south of the Equator.
  • I tend to get into trouble, for no better reason than that I am in the wrong place at the wrong time, through no fault of my own. Among other things, I've been shot at; attacked with knives (twice); and attacked by a man dressed in a gorilla suit, on top of the Empire State Building (yes, I know, that sounds like a yarn, but it's the truth). I've also narrowly avoided being blown to bits by a terrorist bomb, in San Sebastian, Spain. If I'd crossed the street in front of my hotel three minutes later, you'd not be reading this.
  • I started watching anime as a child, living in Hong Kong. My first experiences were with classics like Kimba the White Lion and Mazinger Z. That was almost 40 years ago. Over the years, I've seen a great deal of anime, much more than you'll find listed anywhere.
  • I'm a (lapsed) part of the staff at another major anime site, Anime News Network. I use the same username over there -- don't be afraid to drop by and say "hi". Any rumours that you may hear are wildly exaggerated. I've never actually eaten any new users. Not that anyone could prove, anyway.
  • I do not suffer fools gladly. But then again, who does? Do you? I'll bet you don't.

my life spent on anime

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  • 14 Hours
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  • 2 Weeks
  • 5 Months
  • 0 Years

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Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Member Since:

February 16, 2007

Last Visited:

August 8, 2013

User Stats:

49 / Male

188 recommendations

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total anime ratings: 771

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Manga Ratings

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total manga ratings: 117

comments

sothis avatar sothis

Konnichiwa!

Jan 18, 2013

Would be fun to chat with you again on gtalk, it's been too long!

sothis avatar sothis

Konnichiwa!

Aug 30, 2011

Whoa! You're back! I've missed you on gtalk :)

Himitsu avatar Himitsu

You Rock!

Jun 14, 2010

Hey Abunai. I must say, your profile is probably the most impressive and non-superficial blurb I've ever read. It's amazing to hear that you know several languages and that you're "passing down" your passion for anime to your children. Neat! See you around AP and perhaps ANN!

sothis avatar sothis

Konnichiwa!

Apr 15, 2010

hey abunai, do you still have magical powers with the ANN encyclopedia?

someone just noticed that ANN is using the identical synopsis as AP for Take the X Train: http://www.anime-planet.com/anime/take-the-x-train - http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4813

This is troubling to me because I wrote that synopsis personally awhile ago, so it would be nice if ANN either credited AP or removed it :p are you able to submit that for removal or something? I don't know how it works there hehe

sothis avatar sothis

Konnichiwa!

Apr 7, 2010

Ooo, now I can finally see the char indeed! :D http://www.anime-planet.com/characters/oji-san-yokohama-kaidashi-kikou  (there you go, for easy 'favorite' buttoning! ;))

By the way, one thing we're in great need of is character descriptions... as only people of site reviewer level have the ability to add them at the moment. Check out the One Piece characters (in the tabbed section in the anime entry) for an idea of how we've been writing them (mostly focusing on personality traits, but with some backstory too). If you ever get in a descrip writing mood I'd love to see some, as I know you have a way with words :)

by the way, I got completely sucked into manga :/ we added a manga database mid last year, and I always promised myself I'd never get into it, BUT I DID! ;_; I now have read almost all of the interesting horror/survival manga (my favorite type), and have gotten heavily into a lot of others as well. As you can tell from my avatar I'm quite enamored with 20th Century Boys, even though Urasawa completely obliterated the ending :( so if you have any manga suggestions, do feel free to let me know ^_^

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