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aritentd

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

Life on anime

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Sunagan says...

Great reviews! I'll be keeping an eye on them from now on ;)

Mar 23, 2010
Omurqi says...

Aye, user reviews are the best ^_^

I'm kinda the same with your reviews, they always manage to convince me.

Oct 11, 2009
Rince says...

alright, just be carefull i rated some really weird stuff 5/5 ^^ :P just ask me anytime about anything ive seen. or anything you have on your want to watch ive seen etc...

Oct 10, 2009
Rince says...

well.well.well, now ive seen everything , someone who started anime about the same time as me and like the same things AND read terry pratchett woho, awesome, ive read the first 9 books, and legend of the galactic heroes i like it so much i cant move on from season1 lol xS need reccomandations :O?

as im going to read every discworld book its a bit time before im getting to the last continent though. oh and he just released a new book and got knighted O.o

Oct 10, 2009
konataismaiwaifu says...

To be honest, I did not expect a welcome, at least not so soon, and I have received two. Thanks for the welcome; if the rest of the community is anything like you, I think I'll definitely enjoy my stay.

Sep 24, 2009