I'm Italian, born 1991, graduate in Japanese language and culture and working as a school janitor. Living my life as a would-be rock musician, lover of books, music, videogames, languages, politics, philosophy and, of course, anime. You could call me a long-time anime fan, but my conscious adventure into the territory started only in 2008.
I watched anime for my whole childhood, growing up with stuff like Dragon Ball, Heidi, Digimon, Lupin the Third, Captain Tsubasa, and so on, but I didn't know it was something from Japan called "anime". Sure, I could tell they were somehow different from Disney or Cartoon Network stuff, but that was it.
Time passed. My brother-in-law and my sister would often tell me about the anime world THEY grew up with, and, strangely enough, I got nostalgic about the stuff I didn't watch but kind of knew about (a sort of Sehnsucht if you will), like Mazinger Z, Grendeizer, Captain Harlock, and so on. So I started longing for that world I missed.
Then, it was probably early 2008, the song "These are the days of our lives" by Queen struck me with the force of a thousand Rasengan. That is one POWERFUL song, it can make you nostalgic about ANYTHING. Well, it made me nostalgic especially about what I had missed in my youth, and about the cartoons that made my childhood. At about the same time, I realised that everyone of them I still had fond memories of was an anime...so I kind of suddently realised that, with that nostalgia and huge fascination of mine, I already WAS an anime fan. So I decided to throw myself in that world.
I owe Freddie Mercury my time-consuming passion for anime and manga, basically.
I decided to start with the series that held (and still holds) the dearest place of the "Nostalgia Department" in my heart: Digimon Adventure. And that's how I discovered the wonderful world of fansub. Then came Evangelion, Harlock, Naruto, and I went on from there.
Note that I'm not counting as "watched" the anime I saw in my childhood, so my "anime-life-o-meter" thingy counts only from 2008 on. Note also that my ratings are for the "general watching experience", technical aspects are taken into account only to a certain extent.
3,801 total episodes
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Hi I'm mason
Just wanted to let you know your Onmyou Taisenki review was very interesting. I liked how you compared it to Digimon. Although, they didn't move their Digivices around to make them move. I did get the reference. It was very enjoyable to read
Eh effettivamente hai ragione, il secondo set di spirit lo raccolgono troppo velocemente e sì quello lascia un po' a desiderare. Avrebbe potuto avere senso se lo spirit nel videogioco fosse stato legato in qualche modo all'elettronica ma quello non c'entra proprio niente. Però se non mi avessi fatto pensare tu non mi aveva neanche infastidito troppo questa cosa.
In realtà c'è altro che mi ha davvero infastidito e sono cose che avvengono un po' più avanti perciò ne parleremo poi in caso. Comunque continuo a ritenerla migliore di Tamers, qui i personaggi li ho trovati più interessanti e sono anche più perspicaci. Su Tamers sembrano non capire mai come digievolvono, sembra che succeda sempre a caso e non imparano mai.
Qui tuttavia manca il rapporto digimon-prescelto ed è una grave mancanza, che poi hanno anche provato a colmare ma malissimo.
Quando vedrai come hanno ridotto Patamon vorrai dare fuoco allo sceneggiatore della serie sisi