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darczon69

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  • Joined Jun 6, 2011
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With that outta the way...so, a few things about me, eh?

Firstly... I'm a medical student.

Secondly...My hobbies include Kendo, driving, reading,  video games (mostly RPGs, but I enjoy any storydriven game :3) and of course, manga/anime.

Thirdly...my native language is Romanian, asa ca aruncati cu un mesaj in mine daca intelegeti asta :P

Now, about my relationship with anime...

My history with anime started back in '97, when I began watching DragonBall Z. I remember I rushed from school directly in front of the TV, 'cause it started at 14:00 sharp. On more than one occasion I asked my teacher to let me got home early because of that. At one point I actually ran out of plausible excuses and said: "DBZ is starting!" ...and then I ran out :D.

After that, it was Sailormoon, which offered me endless amounts of laughter and tears. But, at that time, I had no ideea I was watching "anime"...

I've only started to really watch anime pretty recently, specifically in 2008. I was ushered into this brave and exciting new world by Inuyasha, which I watched three times then waited a pretty looong time for the second season :(.

While I browsed the web for new episodes of my new-found passion, I stumbled upon Bleach which I devored in about 5 days (0-220ish). Speaking about this new awesome anime I've found with a couple of my friends, they suggested I watch Naruto. The sneaky fox-kid got me sooo hooked I watched all the classic series and about 100 episodes of Shippuuden in about 1 week.

Being in danger of becoming a Narutard, I went online and asked google: "top 10 anime series". Thanks to that I got more and more into anime and began watching more and diverse genres from Death Note to Clannad to To Love-Ru to Hellsing to NGE.


The thing that attracted me most towards this type of entertainment is the masterful combination of music, animation and story, resulting in a complete package of entertainment.

Due to anime, I started to learn Japanese and actually earn the 4th level of Noryoku Shiken (atm studying for the next one as well as for my med exams...not easy :( ).

Next, I would like to talk about how exactly I watch anime :D. Well, first of all, I never drop a series, no matter how bad it is...That's just my rule :). Second, I (almost) never watch ongoing series due to three reasons:

1) I usually wait for the BDs to come out to watch it in 1080p 

2) I prefer my animes uncensored...if you know what I mean :D

3) I like to watch an anime in one go, not wait a whole week for an episode; the atmosphere is much more intense that way :)

When I finally decide to watch an anime, I search my collection for it. If I have the best variant available, I connect my TV to my PC, close the windows, draw the curtains (me gusta darkness :D) and plug in my home cinema. 

After that, I get 4 bags of popcorn (2 bacon, 2 cheese), I open 1 of each, mix 'em in a bowl and put the other two in the microwave oven (for later use, preferably during piss break :) ). Then I get 3 bags of chips (1 sourcream&dill, 1 cheese and 1 bacon) and 2x2l bottles of water (one from the fridge and one from the freezer). 

Finally, I sit down and press play :).

If the anime is a short series (12 episodes or less) I watch it in one go; if it's longer than that, I usually watch it in two to three days. 

And no, I'm not joking. Watching anime is serious bussiness. > . < 

As a side note, I enjoy writing anime reviews. All of them have appropriate spoiler tags in the first paragraph so you'd know if they contain spoilers or not.

I do apologize for the inherent spelling and/or grammar mistakes which may appear. I'm not an English native speaker, but I will do my best to purge such "horrors".

About my ratings...I rate according to my entertainment "fix" I got from that particular anime/manga. Also, I rate it according to it's gender. I never compare an ecchi/harem series to a thriller/horror one. That's like comparing apples to peaches. Sure, they're both fruits, but they're extremely different. > . <

SO, you may see alot of high ratings. That only means I enjoyed that anime and gave it a high rating accordingly. Like I said, I do not drop series (the one exception being One Piece), no matter how bad they are, my motto being: "Watch everything, watch anything."

However, I might stall an anime series if I simply do not have the time to watch it in one gulp. I never watch ongoing series, mainly due to the fact that my patience is streched to the max by the few ongoing series I normally watch.

With that being said, I'll now explain how my star system works:

1) under 1 star = this anime is a disgrace to it's gender; the time you would spend on this might should be used on a more productive way, like counting stars > . >

2) 1 star = simply not worth it and I regret wasting time on it.

3) 1,5 stars = this anime had some nice scenes, but most of it (read 95%) was worst than  <insert your most hated anime/movie/book here>

4) 2 stars = I would only recomend this anime to fans of the genre; it doesn't bring anything special to the genre and it's not even that entertaining.

5) 2,5 stars = a slightly better anime, but with many, many flaws. Not recomended unless you really have the time

6) 3 stars = an average anime: it's entertaining but it's nothing spectacular. Best used if you don't have anything better to watch

7) 3,5 stars = a slightly above average anime, worth checking out, especially if you're into that genre.

8) 4 stars = an awesome anime, a very good representative of it's genre; definately worth a watch; highly entertaining.

9) 4,5 stars = an almost perfect anime with very few or no flaws; it's a must watch show; BUT the rewatchability is not that good.

10) 5 stars = something even better than 4.5 that has good rewatchability or that impressed me; must watch show.

As for manga, I don't read as much I as would like too. 

Thanks for taking your time to read this lengthy bio and do leave a comment or two, if you want. I'm always looking for anime friends :D.

El.Psy.Congroo

Life on anime

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dede1 says...

Sper numa sa fiu pe data aia acasa...adica in tara.....pt ca momentan m-am mutat din tara si studiez in strainatate

Feb 2, 2012
dgmikep says...

Nu se stie niciodata.... Dar sunt mai mari sansele sa ajungi tu la conventii anime in Bucuresti decat eu la Cluj :) Si ma bucur ca nu ma certi ca iti 'chestionez' prietenii :) Ii vanez pe toti :P

Feb 2, 2012
dede1 says...

Stiu, tocmai deacea l-am si pus in ghilimele;))

Feb 2, 2012
dede1 says...

Da, ii foarte tare siteu...ca iti poti salva anime-urile pe care le-ai vazut si vrei sa le vezi.... oricum si asa nu mai tin minte o gramada de anime cum se numeau....si asa ma pot orgniza mai bine plus ca poti sa vezi cat timp ai "pierdut" pe anime:))

Feb 2, 2012
Himitsu23 says...

Well, din cate stiu eu, un ep e facut din vreo 3 capitole de manga, si din cauza asta nimeni nu poate fi held responsable for the fillers... Ar trebui sa bage fillere in timpul razboiului...probabil tot acel gen in care isi amintesc diferite personaje "de un eveniment care a avut loc in prima serie dar nu a fost difuzat" :))

Not to mention ca in Manga trebuia sa aibe loc destule epic fights peste care pur si simplu s-a sarit....Not fair at all

Anyway... lol...my captcha for this text is    instruction therepi

Feb 1, 2012