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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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Surth says...

Hi! Thhanks for the comment. I to would wich there was somme anime based on norse mythology. I have seen some manga thoug. Vinland saga, and valkyrie yuuki. yuuki, is incredebly funny, but i belive its american wanabe anime XD But if you reed it, you wouldn't care. Me and a freind is planing to make a fantasy manga based on the norse to, ass soon as i can get myself to start writingXD

Sep 12, 2009
KargothTheDark says...

Thanks. They're really easy to live by, but it's only the rules of my selfish side.

I agree on that the Bard's song live is the greatest musical experience. Sabaton is also a great band:) your taste of music is impressive :)

Sep 11, 2009
Omurqi says...

Agreed, it'd be nice if more people used the tagging properly. Kudos on actually commenting on those who use them wrongly, I usually don't bother.

Anyways, thanks for the blogcomment, and keep the reviews comming ^_^

Sep 10, 2009
CheshiresGrin says...

haha no problem :p And yeah the shows are great reccs. Ill be sure to check out more from Yoko, I think ill enjoy all the others tey composed as well. So is Cowboy Bebop really all that good as everyone says?

Sep 10, 2009
CheshiresGrin says...

Ah, I may not have them on my "watched" list but thats only because im still in the process of watching, trust me when I see "wolf" in a title I go to it :p Though thanks for the comment xD I think the soundtrack of Wolfs Rain is wonderful as well.

Sep 10, 2009