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 don't have any particular favorite genres and will give anything a shot if it sounds interesting. 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.
My ratings scale for anime is based on both how much I enjoyed it and how objectively good I thought it was. 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 (my absolute favorite of anything ever), Futurama, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Arrested Development, South Park, The Simpsons (only the 90s seasons), Doctor Who, Invader Zim, Seinfeld, Teen Titans
Favorite (non-anime) movies - The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mulan, Wall-E, The Incredibles, all the Toy Story movies, Edward Scissorhands, The Princess Bride, Battle Royale, Pulp Fiction, Breathless, The Dark Knight trilogy, Iron Man, The Avengers, A Hard Day's Night, Sunset Blvd., Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. 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 though I'm a newbie when it comes to them; my favorite is Batman: The Long Halloween.
I play video games a bit, mostly the Legend of Zelda or the Batman Arkham games.
I'm also a huge history nerd and love to read historical novels. I have a really broad range of eras that I'm interested in, including: 19th-20th century America; ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, and China; WWII and Nazi Germany; 20th century Japan; medieval Europe; Renaissance Europe; the Enlightenment, French Revolution, and Napoleonic eras; 18th-19th century Britain; European imperialism and its effects, especially in Africa; and the history of film and animation. If I had to pick just one I love it would most likely be the Middle Ages. I also love playing tennis, though since I've graduated I haven't played as much lately.
[End long-winded listings]
So...if you want to talk just leave a message and I'll reply whenever I can! :)
California, United States
September 8, 2012
9 hours ago
18 / Female
total anime ratings: 99
total manga ratings: 12