Did I randomly "friend" you? Yeah, that's probably cause you have a super-cool list of manga (or anime) that I want to explore, or re-explore, as the case may be. Also, I have no friends who like this stuff so this way I can pretend...no, wait, kidding!
About me, about me...well, I've gotten to be more of a manga girl than an anime girl, but both are fun, yes? I enjoy artistic things like reading, writing, music, and I make loads of jewelry using beads, odds and ends (such as vintage findings or lucite flowers), and brass and copper wire as my main components. My favorite non-anime movie is Jim Henson's "Labyrinth". I listen to most music except rap, but I particularly enjoy '70s and '80s rock, j-pop and classical.
But you don't care about that, you want to know more about what I've got listed here on AP and why.
First, let me explain how I've categorized everything:
- Watched/Read: pretty obvious - I've finished the series, book, or movie
- Watching/Reading: most of these I am actively watching or reading. Sometimes, especially with manga, I wait a few weeks so I can read several chapters (or watch several episodes) in a row. Some chapters seem sooooo short it feels like a wasted effort if I don't do it this way.
- Stalled: one of a few things has probably happened here:
- A certain television network kept changing the times (or altogether cancelled) the anime I was enjoying without telling me. This lead me to frequently miss said anime, so I haven't been able to catch up yet. Not that I'm naming names, Cartoon Network.
- I've yet to find the rest of the anime/manga dubbed, subbed or whatever somewhere in this world (alas, poor "Kagijin").
- It wasn't exactly boring, and I really do plan on getting back to it. Some day. There are just far more interesting things to do.
- Dropped: I read some chapters or watched some episodes and enough was enough. Especially with shoujo manga. Most of those were dropped because I found them trite to the point of depressing.
- Won't Watch/Read: Most of these are a no-go based their descriptions or the fact that I've seen/read one of their 800 predecessors and that one was bad. A handful could be considered "dropped" because I read/saw portions, but it was too pitiful to make it that high on the list. One or two are categorized thusly for the principle of it (sorry, "Sailor Moon").
My favorite genres include comedy, fantasy, reverse-harem, josei, action, adventure, romance and seinen and psychological. I'm still trying to find something that involves the majority of these without being horribly cliched.
My favorite hero (thus far) is Hamel from "The Violinist of Hamelin". I enjoy him because he's often more of an anti-hero than a typical hero, expecting the people he rescues to pay him and exploiting those he travels with. In many ways, this makes him far more realistic than the usual princely heroes that are normally seen.
For my favorite villian, go read my blog. =D
15 Favorite Animal(ish) Characters (in alphabetical order because it's too hard to pick an actual favorite)
- Blair from Soul Eater
- Carue from One Piece
- Fuji from Gokusen
- Gamatatsu from Naruto
- Happy from Fairy Tail
- Kuroki from Shinobi Life
- Kuroneko from Trigun
- Menchi (Mince-chan) from Excel Saga
- Oboe from Violinist of Hameln
- Pakkun from Naruto
- Plue from Rave Master and Fairy Tail
- Q-chan from Petshop of Horrors
- Ruby from Rave Master
- T-chan from Petshop of Horrors
- Wacky from Gokueku Seishun Hockey Club