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sunshinechild67

  • California, United States
  • Joined Sep 8, 2012
  • 19 / F

Hi, I'm Ashley. I'm currently in college majoring in history and joined this site to find new anime to watch and to keep track of all the series or movies I've seen. I began watching anime in the late 90s with Sailor Moon, but didn't resume watching it until 2011.

With that out of the way...currently I'm not watching as much anime as I did before because of new interests, new time commitments, and the like. I have a bit of a short attention span with anime so it can take me awhile to complete a series if it doesn't completely blow me away when I begin watching it; that should explain the amount of stalled series I have.

I generally will watch anything if it sounds interesting or I've heard positive things about it. I enjoy watching older anime (despite many people's apparent hatred for it) because I like seeing how the medium has evolved and where popular genres began. I prefer watching shorter series but am not completely closed off to an interesting longer anime (for example, my favorites run the gamut from 12 episodes up to 70.) I have a major soft spot for magical girl anime, probably as a result of Sailor Moon being my gateway series. While I don't mind a well-done darker and edgier (or gorier) anime every so often, I am generally not impressed by them and tend to prefer more positive or lighter anime. I'm also really getting into mecha anime because apparently my love for giant robots has been lying dormant this entire time.

My ratings scale for anime is based on both how much I enjoyed it and how objectively good I thought it was, though personal enjoyment will take precedence. A 5 star is excellent, a 4.5-4 star great, a 3.5 star very good, and a 3 star decent. Anything lower means I found it boring or unengaging and would not rewatch or buy in the future.

Favorite (non-anime) TV shows - Avatar: The Last Airbender, Futurama, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Arrested Development, South Park, Mad Men, Firefly, Game of Thrones.

Favorite (non-anime) movies - most Disney and Pixar movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, The Princess Bride, Bonnie and Clyde, Some Like It Hot, Pulp Fiction, Breathless, The Dark Knight trilogy, Iron Man, The Avengers, A Hard Day's Night, Sunset Blvd., Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Inglourious Basterds, Pacific Rim, Kill Bill, Battle Royale. I also have a love for black and white movies and especially silent movies.

Favorite (non-manga) books - Harry Potter series, The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, Pride and Prejudice, My Antonia, Friday Night Lights, To Kill a Mockingbird. I also enjoy reading comics; my favorites include Watchmen, Batman: The Long Halloween, and Kingdom Come.

I play video games a bit, mostly the Legend of Zelda or the Batman Arkham games.

Here's my Tumblr which has overtaken my life.

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So...if you want to talk just leave a message and I'll reply whenever I can! :)

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Th3Laugh1ngMan says...

Berserk is a great show with great pacing, action, and character development, but the ending is probably as out of context as Madoka Magica's or Neon Genesis Evangelion's ending. I would definitely recommend it. Believe or not I actually watched through Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujkio Mine and I really liked it! The characters were very gripping and even though the show was episodic half of the time, I was pretty entertained. That's definitely another anime gem that goes greatly on my list lol. My halloween was pretty much the same, except it started to rain and I actually traded my candy for the first time like we were first graders. :P

Nov 12, 2014
Th3Laugh1ngMan says...

I'm thinking about watching Game of Thrones one of these days. Everyone I know says it's a really good show. :P Higurashi and Another look like they have interesting premises, but I never got around to wanting to watch either of them. I'm doing fine I guess. I started my senior year about 2 and a half months ago and I decided to take 5 APs lol. It was stressful at first but I'm getting used to my workload and tests and it's really not that bad now, yet college apps and studying for the SAT gets me more stressed than anything these days. The last animes I've found enjoyable in the past few months would be Ninja Scroll, Princess Tutu, Ouran Highschool Host Club, Berserk, and Welcome to the NHK! I'm still having troubles finding new anime to watch because I've really felt like I've covered pretty much all the most noteable and quality animes out there ):. Coincidentally, I'm planning to go trick-or-treating with my friends tomorrow for the first time in 11 years lol. I don't really like candy that much so I'm probably going to give most of it to my friends. 

Oct 30, 2014
Th3Laugh1ngMan says...

Hi, how are you doing? Have you seen any interesting anime lately?

Oct 15, 2014
PistonHonda says...

Cool, thanks. Speaking of Lupin, I really need to catch up on that series, too. I've only seen a handful of the movies. You may have just given me the spark to finally start the original series.

Sep 9, 2014
PistonHonda says...

You'll have to let me know how Michiko to Hatchin is. Looks interesting.

Sep 6, 2014