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babyeinstein12

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Hello!

I am currently a sophomore in college pursuing a B.M. in piano performance, as well as a B.A. in English. It's an interesting life; I have to keep reminding myself of this.  

My first anime love is shoujo, having fed my fantasies for several naive years in high school. Lately, though, I have been drawn towards less commercialized titles dealing with troubled individuals who struggle to find their better selves. I am constantly on the lookout for my next Post-Awesome-Anime Depression (coined by VivisQueen), so please let me know if you have any suggestions!   

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VivisQueen says...

Interesting new bio.

1) Read this column: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-mike-toole-show/

2) Listen to this podcast: http://www.awopodcast.com/

And that's all you need to remember that anime is an art with historical and cultural contexts and lots of brilliant little-known treasures.

 

Dec 1, 2010
VivisQueen says...

Ouch. I look forward to your more detailed evaluation. I always wondered if the show had been super popular during the 90s because it was just different or because it was actually any good.

Nov 20, 2010
VivisQueen says...

You finished Serial Experiments Lain! Does that mean the review is now on its way? :D Man, I've been waiting for that for ages - never really come across a review that explained it well to me.

Nov 20, 2010
SlaserX says...

Loving the magical girl genre is a lot like beer. Either you hate it, or you love it, and can't get enough of it lol. Sometimes it takes the right show, the right situation to pull you into it though.

You can pull up a comprehensive list of the genre here: http://www.anime-planet.com/tags/magical-girl/anime

But of that list, from shows I am experienced with, I would highly suggest the following (if any of them appeal to you at any level):

Sailor Moon - No brainer for me. It's my #1 anime of all time.

Card Captor Sakura - Fun clamp show, instant classic

Magic Knight Rayearth - Another clamp show--it has some of the coolest designs I think I've ever seen before. Examples: http://cephiro.tripod.com/MKRE/mkr2-09.jpg http://cephiro.tripod.com/MKRE/mkr2-11.jpg http://cephiro.tripod.com/MKRE/mkr2-07.jpg (Yes, it has magic AND mechs!)

Also, I'll make special mention of Power Puff Girls Z. IF you like PPG, you'll probably like PPGZ. It's a fun show.

Mahou Shoujou isn't for everyone, but for those that it is, it's better than air. For those that it isn't, there's always yaoi.

Oct 18, 2010
VivisQueen says...

Oh man, unenviable position to be a student and completely perplexed as to where to take all this extra knowledge and supposed new skills. Okay, I guess studying music actually gives you a sense of direction, but politics is one of those where you could choose anything from banking to becoming the next Prime Minister. And the idea of either of those or anything inbetween made me gag, quite frankly. Luckily, at 25, I know exactly what I want to do and how I want to get there and literally the only thing holding me back is a bit of money. But that might be resolved with scholarships if I work hard. My Masters, if my application succeeds, should be for international relations. A bit general, but I don't need anything more specialised to get into the area of peacebuilding.

Just checked out Mamoru Hosoda on ANN. He has done mostly shows I have heard of (and abstractedly respect) like Dragonball Z, One Piece, and Sailor Moon. But only actually seen The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. If I like Summer Wars as much as I liked TGWLTT, then I might have found a new director to slightly fill the gap Kon left. Thanks for the tip-off!

Best way to start with Anime World Order podcast is maybe to choose an episode by a review you might be interested in. Their discussions are superb: Daryl is hilarious, Gerald is funny in that miserable way, and Clarissa is a cool head head among the madness. Sometimes it's just nice to hear a female voice discuss all sorts of anime in a knowledgeable and entertaining manner - makes you feel not alone!

Oct 17, 2010