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aritentd

  • Czech Republic
  • Joined Apr 26, 2008
  • 25 / M

Hi,

My anime odyssey began May 2008. Friend of mine gave me a few eps of Elfen Lied. I din't know it back then, but now I know he was giving me a drug. So now I am hooked thanks to my friend. ^^ I love anime for beautiful stories, originality and emotions. Western movies and shows are a bit dull these days, but still I do enjoy some classics (mainly hong kong action movies - Jackie! , good sci-fi - Space Odyssey). Anime has replaced modern live action movies for me and I am glad it has.

I still consider books to be the best medium for telling a story. I am a bit sad about the young generation who generally doesn't know what a good book has to offer. SF & F is my genre of choice (Asimov, Sapkowski, Card, Herbert etc.), but I enjoy a book of any genre if it is good (Murakami etc.). I especially like classics written or translated to old English and Nordic sagas and poetry (viking mythology, yay!). Plus occasional haiku (Basho, Santoka, Issa).

I love music. There are quite a few anime OSTs I have in my collection, Yoko Kanno and Yuki Kajiura being my favourite composers. Sakamoto Ryuichi is my non-anime choice (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence). I hate confining myself to one genre, but most of the bands I listen to play metal (to name a few : Blind Guardian, Sabaton, Amon Amarth...). I still think that a live performance of Bard's Song by Blind Guardian (check it on youtube) is the ultimate musical experience ^^.

As for the anime, I can watch pretty much anything, only ecchi isn't on the top of my list. I love philosophical stuff and good action shows. My rating system is a bit askew, 3 stars means a show I have enjoyed. I have done this in order to distinguish between the very best (4 and 5 stars). If you have any recs, I would love to hear them!

どうぞよろしくおねがいします。

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Proud member of ukato's "Fans of ANIMusic Brigade"

Members in alphabetical order :

alykay93, aritentd, Entrility, mentalstatic, sovok, wickedshizuku

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ukato says...

jwpce? is that the full name? coz i googled it and didnt find a site that looked right (might be coz its late in the night/morning again, lol)'

*yawns* i need to stop surfing the net so late at night and do it like a normal person in the daytime !! :3

ttyl

ps. u picking up any of the new series like needless or gendai mahou? ^^  

Jul 10, 2009
ukato says...

Ah, of course! I totally remember that phrase now - how could i have forgotten? ive dishonoured all casual otakus out there ^^

The lists ARE real cool - i just finished my two lists for fav. intros and outros - take a look if you've got time please ^.^

Yeah, TTGL is pretty famous, although (sadly) i reckon it didnt live up to its hype (but that always happens doesnt it?)

Cool about the jap stuff, and yeah, real life experience beats anything :)

Cyaz, its late/early in the morning again for me (1:50am)

Matta ashita! (soz, cant type it in hirigana+kanji ^^)

Jul 7, 2009
ukato says...

oh wait, i figured it out, is it:

どうぞ よろしく おねがいします douzo yorosiku onegaisimasu?

As in: Thank you very much

(hope im right ^^)

Btw, where/how are you learning jap? Im only picking up bits and pieces here and there from watching anime (mostly while reading the hirigana and stuff in the intros and outros - hmm.. maybe thats why i loved them so much... :)

Oh, that, and plus coz im chinese (but with a very poor level of reading chinese XP ) I can read *some* of the kanji in the songs. (thats why i hate those subbers who dont put in the hirigana+kanji and only do the romanji and eng translation. Heck, i DESPISE and ABHOR those guys that dont even do the romanji, i mean, how the heck am i suppose to be able to sing those songs if i dont even know what the lyrics are!!@!@!#??!?? lol ^.^)

Cya~

Jul 7, 2009
ukato says...

btw what does どうぞよろしくおねがいします from your profile say?

Jul 7, 2009
ukato says...

Well, its later (much later ^^) of the same day for me, so how's things going with you?

About uni, im gonna take a bachelor of commerce thing starting next year. Im planning on working towards being a chartered accountant in New Zealand and then ill see where i go on from there. :)

I see (via the new awesome features of V3 XD) that you've picked up Queen's Blade. I've heard alot on boths sides about it, so let me know how you find it ok? ^^

But wow, V3 has some many new features - its great isnt !? :)

So, you got anything awesome you would like to recommend thats on your "T Finished This Holiday" list? Speaking of lists, now we can make our own customs lists in A-P!! XD Im gonna go transport my "Fav Anime Intro/Outro" from my bio to my custom list now, so cya tomorrow~!!

Jul 7, 2009