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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
  • 3 Days
  • 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

tasanime avatar tasanime

Great Profile!

Sep 22, 2007

Firstly I have to say I love your avatar.  Secondly I'm very impressed by your bio - and fully agree that you're probably better in shape then most anime fans! (not myself though - chya - obviously).

Your bio is a description of what i'd like to have accomplished in 10years time, glad to see there are people out there who are as interested in travel, language and culture as well as anime...

abavon avatar abavon

You Rock!

Sep 22, 2007

i'm a farely new user and sometimes a fool (please don't eat me!!!). but i think your very interesting and i admire yet envy you for your travels and language skills (accept the part about skipping death every other day). anyway, just wanted to say hi.

sothis avatar sothis

Konnichiwa!

Sep 18, 2007

hey abunai, did your scholiasst email die? i'm getting a bounced msg from it :) was trying to contact you about something decently important ^_^

MonkeyZerg avatar MonkeyZerg

Great Profile!

Sep 4, 2007

Hey Abunai! Didn't you have a link to a blog of yours? Or am I getting it wrong? I'm sure it was you, I read about Gunslinger Girl there.

Anyways, glad to see an extensive bio up. Great life experience! Which bomb in Spain was that? Madrid or ETA related?

Man, funniest image of gorilla on the roof :)

Kimba! I used to watch that as a kid also! (Though I'm much younger).

My anime upbringing was watching it all dubbed in Arabic :) Speak any Arabic?

Ciao! 

sothis avatar sothis

Konnichiwa!

Aug 23, 2007

I see you dropped Sci-Fi Harry... I don't know anything about it but the entry intrigued me -- why is it bad so I know why to stay away? :)

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