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sunshinechild67

  • California, United States
  • Joined Sep 8, 2012
  • 20 / 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 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.

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

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Th3Laugh1ngMan says...

I'm just hanging with friends and relaxing before starting college for my first year...I mean I had summer work for my APs for the past 2 summers, but now I feel really relaxed now with no work....Grad night was not bad...we got to Disneyland at 9 ): which is sort of late and left at 3. I remember getting home at around 5:20 or something and then not even going to school the next day (all the other seniors did that but yeah....).

What two jobs did you get? That sounds really busy but productive at the same time. Ohhh what did you do in Japan? What were the most memorable moments in Japan? How were the cities? What would be the best gundam anime out there? I heard Gundam Wing was great but I didn't really enjoy it and it really dragged on a lot....but maybe I just don't like gundam in general lol. I'm seriously running out of stuff to watch again haha...I'm waiting for the Steins;Gate and Evangelion 3.0 movies to be dubbed...and then I'll be waiting another 2-3 years until the last rebuild movie is dubbed, but yeah like I can't seem to find anything else that really seems to appeal to me. I love the rating you gave Attack on Titan.

Jul 5, 2015
PenquinQueen96 says...

Gravity Falls, even though I love it, depends on your sense of humor so I'd say Steven Universe is a better bet. It's much more focused on story after a some episodic parts to let us get to know the characters first. And yes, there's also evangelion references. I do wish we could've seen more of asami and less of mako in the first two seasons since he seemed shafted away in the last seasons so it seemed pretty pointless to put so much focus on a character that's not particularly likeable and won't have much to do with anything by the end anyway. Even though I like Korra, Bolin and Asami, they never really felt like a team like team avatar did. I think that might've been the main problem. 

And nope, I'm in university right now ^^ Just finished my first year. I'm mostly just trying to keep myself writing since I have time now and taking extra shifts at work. Though I might have to stay away from the town centre this week since the fucking Orange Order is deciding to make its ugly presence known, marching through the town. Sometimes I forget how fucking sectarian and racist my country still is. 

How's things going with you in America? Or japan, if you're still there xx

Jun 6, 2015
Th3Laugh1ngMan says...

Hi, it's been about 6 months hasn't it. I've been pretty unmotivated to respond because I'm just sort of lazy like that. lolol. The animes I've watched as of late in the past months were Revolutionary Girl Utena (which I see on your list) and I actually loved it because the characters were very likeable with a great, great ost, and great visuals. It just had way too many fillers but it was really enjoyable...it's my favorite magical girl anime now. I loved its philosophical themes also. The movie was nice too...kinda like End of Evangelion.

I watched this other anime called Texhnolyze which starts off slow for the first 8 episodes...but it actually has a decent story..most of all it was one of the darkest animes I've watched, as dark as NGE and Madoka Magica. I also have watched Madoka Magica Rebellion and I actually liked the ending. The visuals were great also. Have you heard of Hajime no Ippo? It's ranked really high and I was really hesitant on watching it because boxing did not seem interesting, but tbh I regret holding it off until now because its story is honestly as gripping as Gurren Lagann so I really recommend that hahahha. Currently trying to watch Kaiji...its story is really interesting but it's a bit repetitive.

As of now, I am graduating in two days from high school. How is college? What have you been up to?

Jun 2, 2015
PenquinQueen96 says...

You lucky thing xD I've been meaning to go to japan for years but money saving is sorely needed. Hopefully in a few years. 

I totally get the character design thing, that's why it took me forever to watch Code Geass. I just couldn't get used to that weird exaggerated clamp style where everyone had pointy elbows and chins and the eyes looked weird and that weird spagetti anatomy. Not to say code geass isn't a good looking show but the style really threw me off for a while. But yes, please give Over the Garden Wall a chance and Steven Universe if you can since it's now on hiatus. Rose Quartz is probably the most anime looking character (save for Jasper, the big bad of season one who looks like a cross between a Yu Gi oh and Jojo's bizarre adventure type character) and there's literally so many anime references in the show, from Utena to Evangelion. 

I appreciation Korra for what it is but I'm the same and never watched the other two seasons. It just didn't keep me invested. Though I am pretty pleased and shocked that they creators went and put asami and korra together and managed to get away with it. I hear the had more chemistry in the other two seasons (I suppose they would need to if they ended up together) and it is nice for both the representation and the fact that they picked a healthier and more developed gay couple over an awful heterosexual couple (hello, Makorra). But yeah, it just really didn't invest me and from what I hear it gets really needlessly complicated inbetween seasons. I think it's biggest failing is that it just lacks the fun that the original avatar had. 

And yeah, it's healed pretty good but now my damn work wants me in for 7 weeks monday to friday during the holidays.

Ugh -__-

May 5, 2015
PenquinQueen96 says...

I suppose it's nice to get away but I'm a city girl at heart xD Even if my city is a complete shithole. But if you're ever in Glasgow in the future, hit me up and I'll show you around. 

Also I've finally finished most of my uni work so that means I can finally do some review writing. Good thing too since my life has pretty much been consumed by amazing american animation for the time being, Gravity Falls is on hiatus right now but Steven Universe is proving to be one of my favourite shows ever made and it's still ongoing. It actually reminds me a lot of Avatar in that it's seriously pushing the boundries of what can be done in a children's cartoon; there's literally so much diversity with character designs and body types and races and sexualities and it's story is building up to be one of the great epics on the scale of avatar with one of the most likeable casts of characters I've seen in any show since avatar. To the point where I even look forward to the filler episodes or just the episodes focusing on developing a background character. It says a lot when some of my favourite characters have only appeared in three episodes of a 70-something episode show. Plus all the eps are only ten minutes along so they're easy to get through. I could also rewatch Over the Garden Wall a million times over, it's one of my favourite pieces of animation period (think something like Kino's Journey for kids. Or at least that kind of atmosphere even if there is a bit more of a story to it. Also it never fails to amuse me that Elijah Wood voices the main character, I really think he should voice act more actually). So yeah, I really need to catch up on my anime. But something I've noticed is that ever since Adventure Time, american animation has really picked up and gotten seriously good again since I was a kid. I'm in my late teens and I'm still getting so excited whenever a new steven universe or gravity falls episode comes out, the medium has seriously progressed as well as gotten far more diverse with sexualities, races, body types etc. The only really diverse show I'd seen before on a large scale was really Avatar so it's really great to see it expanding. 

My arm is looking better and hopefully I'll be back to work next week. I also got wiskey from my auntie who lives near my uni, she said in her card it's the best way to cope with injuries xD 

Apr 25, 2015