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about me

Introductions are always the most difficult task I face with any community that I become a part of, hehe :)

My name is mariprosa-a combination of the Spanish terms "mariposa" (butterfly) and "rosa" (rose)-so you could say it means "rosy butterfly". I'm soon to be 25 years old and a college student-always busy. I've watched anime for more than 10 years (give or take, because way back when I didn't even know Sailor Moon was anime-that was pretty much my gateway series aside from Cowboy Bebop). Since then, I've seen a lot of series-that being a gross understatement, but I think of anime as one of my active hobbies.

I love reading, creative writing, volunteering, playing sports (favorites are soccer, swimming and basketball), hanging out with friends and family, and I'm a bit of a calm, free-spirited person. I love meeting new people as well :) I'm from the United States, speak a few languages (Japanese is something I'm trying to learn on my own-and it's going okay, but not as much since I don't have a lot of time-but I get practice from watching anime too-so it's a plus)-Spanish, French, very little Portugese, and I know Latin and Greek to some extent. So you can say I'm very open-minded with everything I approach.

With anime-I'm a combination of being constructively critical and also consider it as something to freely enjoy. There are some series I have biases against (harem series, usually), while I have biases for others I really, really enjoy (slice of life), but I set those aside and will pretty much watch most things you put on my plate-just as long as its not too OTT.

Well, that's me in a nutshell.  I'm glad to be a part of A-P, even if I don't find myself on here as much as I would like. ^_^

General note for my reviews: anything above an 8 I'd classify to be a favorite and a definite recommendation to watch. Anything between 7-8 are definitely good series, but probably had one or two kinks to it. Series in the 6 range are decent watches, definitely worth watching once, but might be more oriented towards specific audiences. Series that are in the 5 range, I personally don't care for them, and had points to pick, but I wouldn't rule them out in the recommendation range because there were points that they may, or may not have done well. Some of the series in my 5 range I actually enjoyed on a base level, but not enough to really hit home with me, or I found it too trite/cliched.

Below 5...and I probably will review a few series that reached this point... little to no value for me, unfortunately. I hate saying that, because I don't really like to give too many series the boot, but some of the series I've watched, in the 10+ years I've watched anime, go beyond the series in this range.

Updated 7/12/2009

Pending reviews:

Banner of the Stars, Master Keaton

Reviews I want to do in the future:

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni

my life spent on anime

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US, North Carolina

Member Since:

November 15, 2007

Last Visited:

October 9, 2010

User Stats:

29 / Female

14 recommendations

Anime Ratings

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total anime ratings: 424

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Manga Ratings

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total manga ratings: 29


Laki avatar Laki

Great Reviews!

Sep 1, 2010

I just finished reading your review and I need to say - Good work :-) I'm really positive about it ^.^ 

youkais avatar youkais

Great Recommendations!

Jun 23, 2010

I will take your Night Head Genesis - Mokke recomendation :3

k1kuch1 avatar k1kuch1

Great Reviews!

Jun 14, 2010

Hello, i came across with one of your reviews, and it was well written! Looking foward for your Umineko no Naku Koro Ni Review too! ^_^

If you need anything about portuguese language feel free to ask, it is my mother tongue!xD

HikaruTenshi avatar HikaruTenshi

Nice Avatar!

May 26, 2010

Nice avatar you got there. ^_^


dmxmdz avatar dmxmdz

Great Reviews!

May 18, 2010

came across on one of your reviews, SD in particular and wanted to say I agree pretty much with it. also I feel that we have same taste in anime (romance,drama,slice of life) so i'm looking forward to chat with you in the near future.

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