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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"

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alykay93, aritentd, Entrility, mentalstatic, sovok, wickedshizuku

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revy07 says...

takes me hours to find anime with some decent action there so few and far apart LOL SO ill check out the Blade of the Immortal trailer thsnks

Sep 7, 2009
CheshiresGrin says...

Yea, it was worth sitting for 4 hours straight. And will do! And I always think the english voice acting in the english subbed versions sound totally...weird :p

Sep 7, 2009
TakuraX says...

Hey, thanks for the comment.  The books are pure magic.  I re-read the series almost every year and I get a different interpertation every time.

Sep 3, 2009
Omurqi says...

Please don't take that comment too harshly as critique, it's just the way I go into these kind of series, blogs are supposed to display your thoughts. But well, it's not like I'm a big FLCL fan either. I really enjoyed it, but it doesn't comes near my toplist.

Great top 5 btw, 2 anime I really enjoyed (GotF / GitS), 1 I still am enjoying (Kino's Journey) and 2 that are very high on my WtW list :P

Aug 11, 2009
hack89 says...

Just realised that Ill never get in all the animes Ive seen, too many hours in front of the tv.. :P

anyway, Ive tried to whatch Lain a few times since everybody tells me its so deep and philosofical, and every time I get boored. it could be that it gets better and a bit deeper a few episodes into the series but for me it feels as if they are just trying to make it feel philosofical when its actually just a slow-paced anime with some mysticism put in to ckeep the audience hanging.

Im probably wrong and I hope that I will whatch the whole anime some day, but for the moment Ive stoped trying.

Aug 11, 2009