Hello, everyone. :)
I'm not very good at doing bios/introductions, so bare with me... :S
HOW I GOT INTO ANIME: I was around 2 yrs old when I first started watching Pokemon, but I didn't truly know what anime was until I was 10.
HOW I GOT INTO MANGA: I didn't know what manga actually was until I was 13, and one day I went shopping with my mom & saw the Naruto manga in the magazine section at Walmart. Another early & fond manga memory I have is discovering Vampire Knight in Border's (a bookstore which is no longer in business) via a free pamphlet that showcased different mangas, with Vampire Knight being obviously one of them.
"WHAT ELSE ARE YOU INTO BESIDES ANIME & MANGA, OKAMI?"
I have several interests which include music, (currently I'm really into certain Japanese Visual Kei, and anime & video game OP's & ED's!) video games, watching stuff on Youtube, Hulu, and Prime Video, and I also love to read. :)
"WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ANIME, MANGA, & CHARACTERS, OKAMI?"
Honestly, I cannot pick just one, so if you'd like to know, take a gander through the lists I've created on here, which should give you a feel for what I'm into. Similarly, you can check out my "Watched/Read" lists too.
MY PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM OF ANIME & MANGA: (If you don't agree than that's fine, but please don't be a jerk about it. Everyone has different tastes & opinions, and I'm merely sharing my own. Also I may eventually update this, but we'll see...)
4.5 - 5 stars=My major favorites. :D Would HIGHLY recommend as "must watch/must read" no matter what!
3.5 - 4 stars=I really like! I may find only a couple of flaws with it that prevent me from giving it a higher rating, but other than that, I pretty much enjoyed them, regardless.
3 stars=I overall found it pretty good, but may have wanted things to turn out differently and/or I found some flaws in it that prevent me from giving them a higher rating.
2 - 2.5 stars=If I give anime & manga these ratings, it means that I thought it was okayish in certain aspects, but I doubt I would rewatch/re-read it again...
0.5 - 1.5 stars=I may have ONLY liked 1 or 2+ characters, or I ONLY liked the music, or ONLY the art/animation, but overall there's just something about it that just doesn't quite sit right with me for some reason that I can't explain in full detail. In other words, I will not watch/read again...
0 stars=Either I'm not sure how to rate it yet, or have forgotten to rate it, or am too busy with other anime/manga to rate it yet, or I straight up despise it for whatever reason...
RANDOM STUFF ABOUT ME:
You may call me OkamiHime, Okami, or just Hime, if you'd like. :) (I don't use my real name on here for privacy/personal reasons.)
My username was inspired because my favorite animal is the wolf, and when I first played Okami for the PS2 many years ago, it just totally fascinated me.
I used to write poetry in my spare time, and I also am/was working on 3 novels off & on for several years. (No, I don't have anything published or online, since the novels are unfinished...)
I have anxiety & am on the Autism spectrum, so while it can be very hard for me to initiate/start conversations with others, (though as of recent, I've been coming out of my shell more) I love to make friends, so if you don't mind all that, feel free to chat with me in the forums, or down below! \(^_^)/
I also have PTSD, so that's one reason why I will not watch certain animes or read certain mangas...
PS: If you have any questions, I will try my best to answer them, as long as they aren't too personal, and there's no judgement behind your question(s) Also, please don't be upset if I don't answer your comments/messages right away.
And on that note, I hope whoever is reading this has a wonderful day/evening, and thank you for reading my bio! (^_^) (You also get a cookie if you've read this far lol. :P )
Edit as of 6/21/2020
If I put mangas/light novels/Manhuas, etc in my "stalled" list, it means that I'm waiting to get the next physical copy of a certain volume to that particular manga/light novel/etc, since I prefer reading physical copies VS online.