10/4/2018 What is this...lol
4/21/2017: I'm torn between wanting to delete this whole bio because of how childish it sounds, or keep it here for memories.... I was 16 when I wrote this...though I sound more like 13. Lol it's whatever XD
My Anime History :)
I am Joy and I have loved anime since the moment I was born! :D jk, but it feels like it. My first anime was Sailor Moon (I think, if not then Pokemon) when I was 1 year old because my mom's family liked watching it. ^-^ I ofcourse then began to watch more as I got older. It went like this: Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Dragonball Z, Yugioh, Prince of Tennis, Zatch Bell, Naruto, Bleach (dropped), Magical DoReMi (my 2nd or 3rd shoujo everrr), Beyblade, Mew Mew Power (I saw all these in English by the way), InuYasha (the first anime I ever saw in Japanese with English subs :D!!!), Code Geass (sadly dropped ;-;), Innocent Venus, Jubei-chan, Super GALS!, Someday's Dreamers, etc. I'll stop here, if you want to know more, please look through my lists. ^-^
Ever since I was young (particularly around 2nd and 3rd grade) I did everything I could to watch anime. ;-; <3 I'm Asian, but growing up, I felt whitewashed because of all my friends at school and American media/cartoons etc. XD I couldn't find anime anywhere but then I discovered Adult Swim during late nights on the same channel as Cartoon Network, Fox 4Kids (how I discovered Mew Mew Power & Magical DoReMi), and Kids WB (YuGiOh! altough I mainly went there to watch Winx Club with is not an anime, but an amazing magical girl Italian cartoon ^-^)! I used to watch InuYasha and Fruits Basket on MySpace, YouTube, Veoh, DailyMotion, etc. I found ways.
When I was about 8 years old, I searched for Sailor Moon 'books' in at my local library's catalog. *^* (Thank God we had such a big library with variety!) THAT'S WHERE MY MANGA LIFE STARTED. I read everything I could and then I discovered the Link+ system which lets you borrow books from any other city in your state! So I had access to all the manga I wanted :D When I was about 10, I discovered manga could be read online and my favorite site to read was mangareader.net, but then Vampire Knight got licensed ;-; (my fav manga to read there, I also read the real manga in the flesh and even made various requests for the manga which btw is why my old library has so many VK books now. =__= yeah! They finally buy them YEARS after I move.) I now happily read manga on my phone on the app called Manga Rock! ^-^ And watch all my anime on KissAnime.com because they have everything with NO ADS!
Back to the past.
My Preferences :D