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dai

  • Studying...
  • Joined Sep 13, 2007
  • 34 / F

Don't haze! Really, the first "anime" I've seen was probably Pokémon... a while ago, meaning years ago. Not too long ago, my work schedule had me staying up all hours of the night and I was able to catch some programming, specifically Bleach (new) and Fullmetal Alchemist (again).

Bleach intrigued me because the point I caught it in featured a different character or two for a couple episodes at a time. I didn't even know what it was called until I'd seen 4 episodes (never caught the beginning). I like it for the fight scenes, stories of friendship, bouts of quirkiness, and even sad/deep moments.

I found a site where I downloaded all the episodes and have seen it from start to finish in Japanese. I know much prefer to see subbed rather than dubbed anime. While it doesn't look as silly as live action movies, I felt the voices were off and have found that the subbed lines may be completely reworked to try to fit the targeted viewers rather than the original intention... poor Hitsugaya-teichou, he's been belittled the most.

I really couldn't watch just that series over and over, I do have limits. But it did inspire me to try to find more anime to watch. It's why I joined Anime-Planet, I like the recommendation database.

But I'm probably not the best anime fan. I'm not into the cutesy ones. Romance is ok, but I'd prefer it as a subplot, not main idea. Robot/futuristic(mecha) doesn't seem appealing yet. Animated or not, samurai stuff interests me. Drama/tragedy should be ok. And definitely, anything that can poke fun at itself. Suggest away!

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Lolo says...

lol well i have not given up completly on the movie but I def think I will need to rent it or find I really good bootleg so that I may truly watch it and that may not happen any time soon *weep* Have you watched it?

Nov 7, 2007
sothis says...

Hi dai! I'm wondering if you'd consider entering the weekly signature contest we are now running? :D The themes change per week... sometimes anime-based (this week is "shoujo", for example), sometimes not, like maybe we'd have a generic "animal" theme. People vote on the anonymous entries each week and then the winner is posted in a special thread ^_^. Since you are good with themes I'm hoping it interests you. Here's the thread for this week's contest!

Nov 1, 2007
KurodaShun says...

Did you have a good Halloween? 

we did.. My little girl was so cute walking up to the houses saying trick or treat... She wanted to go all night...

Nov 1, 2007
JumpMaster13 says...

Not that crazed monkeys might not be fun, but I'll do my best to keep my writing style intact. ;)

How are things? Sorry I haven't had much time for Anime-Planet lately -- I've been super busy. :P 

Oct 22, 2007
tetra says...

Today is the International Day of Radiant Peace!

Celebrate!

Like meditate or somesuch.

And remember that November is International Impotency Month, so you better hop to it while you still can get some ^^

Oct 22, 2007