I was born in 1994 and am currently doing my PhD.
This profile is to help you make up your mind if you care for my list, my reviews, or whatever else there may be.
I'm learning japanese (the reason NOT being anime). English isn't my primary language either, but I'm doing my best in all comments or reviews.
My favourites in no particular order and each for different reasons are currently:
I watch two kinds of anime: serious/interesting as well as cheesy romance-nonsence. (Don't ask why) In my reviews I will make it clear which of the two I consider an anime to be. In my list I tend to rate the cheesy romance-nonsence almost as high as the serious/interesting anime, although I clearly prefer the latter cathegory. (Thus not all of my raitings are directly comparable.)
I started watching anime really late and by mere chance: I was visiting a friend. His son was watching "Avatar the Last Airbender" (don't care one bit if you think that's anime), which I caught a glimpse of and really liked although (or rather because) I clearly wasn't the target demographic. After watching the whole thing I started looking for more.
I still consider books and cinematographic works superior to anime in general (of course not necessarily in all particulars). Also I don't read manga.
I listen to a lot of music. (my favourite album is "A Love Supreme" by J. Coltrane ) As background music in anime, however, I tend to like anything that's not generic pseudo-romantic piano-strings stuff...
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