Im Leonard McDonald, i live in Australia, and this is my Otaku style Bio
I have liked anime as a kid yet didnt know DBZ or Pokemon was anime, but later when i grew up in highschool around year 10, I saw anime for the first time since back when I was a kid on TV, it was deathnote and was half-way through the first episode. Eventually i managed to get permission to watch it every week instead of my mothers crime shows and fell in love, this, the beggining of my becomings of Otaku'ship. hahaha, I then afterwards didn't watch any anime for reasons as I was uneducated in what was out there or how to find it, thus I thought deathnote was a one off good "cartoon", hipocritically now, I don't like it very much when people confuse the two, but I never get upset or mad, they're just anime style muggles or newbies.
Code geass once then decided to take the time slot of something that i think may have been cowboy beepbop(not sure if im spelling that right but i had no interest in it) the ammount of anime i could watch a week was 1 tv show on at one time late at night on a monday school night, but that didnt stop Lelouch from impailing his geass into my heart and making me love his stratagies and the somewhat fan-service that came with this anime.
The truly amazing thing is i don't remember exaclty when i caught the bug, but when i did, i did big. The internet was constantly drained down the the last percentage of usage we had left until it was refilled by the faithful internet providers i was taking advantage of, oh and i didnt stream anime, oh no, im a collector so i had a building collection, Pirated yes, but my parents couldnt even afford to send me on a school camp or fee's to join a group.
after my horizons decided to show me the land of amazing anime, my heart grew immensly for the taste of what i knew as my emotional escape, that is, anime that takes my breath away. Its funny how a world like this (anime world) can have so much fan service and gore and all sorts of things, but what surprises me and makes me love how my mind works is how much i was able to find the gold amoung all that, with such titles as Kimi ni Todoke, one of the most beautiful romance and slice of life animes around which doesnt use boobs to get your attention, and even the overly popular yet thrilling exsperiance of naruto shippuden, despite the fillers and how they have to explain the obviousnessesities. Oh.. and, don't get me wrong, i like some fan service here and there, but only if its played well.
anime is a combination of things, that beautiful soundtrack that draws you in and explores your heart to bring out the right emotion for what your watching, the expressions and emotions the characters give with the character development and how we can grow and understand and be a part of their lives despite them being just another story, and how the art impacts our will to watch and become little mangakans. much much more than those 3 yet i cannot go on about it.
anime has become my outlet, my world to escape to, and my desire. Yet i have not found anyone with the same feelings towards it i have, i Love anime but can't find a soul around me who, if any hint they like anime in any way, doesn't like K-pop so so much more. I love anime, i enjoy and can listen to K-pop, but i love and i mean LOVE anime, it gives me emotions and life ambitions, holds me up and tears me down. im always saddend when something so great as one of my favorite animes has to finish, i wish i could just jump in and become one of, if not the main character. they hold what i desire of myself and the friends i want.
Its been a long road but i have come to realise that the love of anime may mean I and and very many other people out there, have Identity Issues. Japan is very known for their ammount of people and somewhat oppresive lifestyle, yet freedom also gives the oppurtunity for people like me to have no where to aim for and to grow up wanting to live off the government like mummy and daddy did. anime is involving and also an outlet, if it is true that I, and many other of you have identity problems, then even if councelling or whatnot helps me rid of my issues im sure anime will mean just as much to me as it always has and will continue to grow. i open my heart to it.