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  • Joined Sep 13, 2007
  • 37 / 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 Oct 9, 2007

Still looking for a better pic wit no words ;)

tetra Oct 9, 2007

I was rooting forNational Cake Decoration Day, seems yummier with cake than teddybear ;)

I am really looking forward to the 12th though. International Moment of Frustration Scream Day seems to be great ^^

tasanime Oct 9, 2007

I've read the graphic novels and the overall storyline is awesome however I haven't seen the animated adaption, although if you think about it it's only a few OVAs so it'd be worth giving a go...

Also, have you seen the last episode of Darker than Black yet?  I've been waiting for it for 2weeks now!  Strange it's usually up as soon as... 

JumpMaster13 Oct 9, 2007

I just posted my latest review (for Shakugan no Shana) if you're interested.

KurodaShun Oct 8, 2007

Now it's my turn again. Do you have any suggestions on anime that are more or less what I like? did you ever start Claymore? if so what do you think? I am looking for something that will take me a while to go through this time. :)