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sunshinechild67

  • California, United States
  • Joined Sep 8, 2012
  • 27 / F

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 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.

I generally will watch anything if it sounds interesting or I've heard positive things about it. I enjoy watching older anime because I like seeing how the medium has evolved and where popular genres began. I prefer watching shorter series but am not completely closed off to an interesting longer anime (for example, my favorites run the gamut from 12 episodes up to 70.) I have a major soft spot for magical girl anime, probably as a result of Sailor Moon being my gateway series. While I don't mind a well-done darker and edgier (or gorier) anime every so often, I am generally not impressed by them and tend to prefer more positive or lighter anime. I'm also really getting into mecha anime because apparently my love for giant robots has been lying dormant this entire time.

My ratings scale for anime is based on both how much I enjoyed it and how objectively good I thought it was, though personal enjoyment will take precedence. 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.

So...if you want to talk just leave a message and I'll reply whenever I can! :)

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Sirscaredyclaude May 25, 2022

Hey miss! Nice avatar and by the way, I love Megumi Hayashibara.

Th3Laugh1ngMan Dec 5, 2015

Heyyyy. Yeah rollercoasters aren't for everyone. I hope your writing job has been going well! Still haven't bothered applying for a job yet lol. Japan sounds amazing! I want to go there one day. I would probably get cultured shock due to weather and the roads and buildings but I'd get used to it. It must have been kind of like an escape from everyday America haha. Still can't do gundam but I heard Gundam Seed was pretty good. Fortunately Evangelion 3.0 is FINALLY going to have its dub released for everyone in the beginning of February so we can see all the more homosexuality between Kaworu and Shinji (though really to watch for the amazing freaking animation and how the story goes into a completely new direction). I think Attack on Titan is super overrated but its still enjoyable, at least for the first time, to some extent despite its okay writing. 

Just started Hunter x Hunter 2011 and its quite possibly one of the best quality shounen ever. The animation is amazing, the music is nice to hear, and all the main characters are likeable. It's not a dark show, yet there's lots of humor and the tone is a little lighter than Brotherhood and the pacing is really great. I would recommend it if you ever get the time!

Anyways just finishing my first quarter in college about to take my last final tomorrow for the quarter and then I'll be done. College is so much better in my opinion. Totally looking forward to these 4 years of college. XD

Th3Laugh1ngMan Jul 5, 2015

I'm just hanging with friends and relaxing before starting college for my first year...I mean I had summer work for my APs for the past 2 summers, but now I feel really relaxed now with no work....Grad night was not bad...we got to Disneyland at 9 ): which is sort of late and left at 3. I remember getting home at around 5:20 or something and then not even going to school the next day (all the other seniors did that but yeah....).

What two jobs did you get? That sounds really busy but productive at the same time. Ohhh what did you do in Japan? What were the most memorable moments in Japan? How were the cities? What would be the best gundam anime out there? I heard Gundam Wing was great but I didn't really enjoy it and it really dragged on a lot....but maybe I just don't like gundam in general lol. I'm seriously running out of stuff to watch again haha...I'm waiting for the Steins;Gate and Evangelion 3.0 movies to be dubbed...and then I'll be waiting another 2-3 years until the last rebuild movie is dubbed, but yeah like I can't seem to find anything else that really seems to appeal to me. I love the rating you gave Attack on Titan.

PenquinQueen96 Jun 6, 2015

Gravity Falls, even though I love it, depends on your sense of humor so I'd say Steven Universe is a better bet. It's much more focused on story after a some episodic parts to let us get to know the characters first. And yes, there's also evangelion references. I do wish we could've seen more of asami and less of mako in the first two seasons since he seemed shafted away in the last seasons so it seemed pretty pointless to put so much focus on a character that's not particularly likeable and won't have much to do with anything by the end anyway. Even though I like Korra, Bolin and Asami, they never really felt like a team like team avatar did. I think that might've been the main problem. 

And nope, I'm in university right now ^^ Just finished my first year. I'm mostly just trying to keep myself writing since I have time now and taking extra shifts at work. Though I might have to stay away from the town centre this week since the fucking Orange Order is deciding to make its ugly presence known, marching through the town. Sometimes I forget how fucking sectarian and racist my country still is. 

How's things going with you in America? Or japan, if you're still there xx

Th3Laugh1ngMan Jun 2, 2015

Hi, it's been about 6 months hasn't it. I've been pretty unmotivated to respond because I'm just sort of lazy like that. lolol. The animes I've watched as of late in the past months were Revolutionary Girl Utena (which I see on your list) and I actually loved it because the characters were very likeable with a great, great ost, and great visuals. It just had way too many fillers but it was really enjoyable...it's my favorite magical girl anime now. I loved its philosophical themes also. The movie was nice too...kinda like End of Evangelion.

I watched this other anime called Texhnolyze which starts off slow for the first 8 episodes...but it actually has a decent story..most of all it was one of the darkest animes I've watched, as dark as NGE and Madoka Magica. I also have watched Madoka Magica Rebellion and I actually liked the ending. The visuals were great also. Have you heard of Hajime no Ippo? It's ranked really high and I was really hesitant on watching it because boxing did not seem interesting, but tbh I regret holding it off until now because its story is honestly as gripping as Gurren Lagann so I really recommend that hahahha. Currently trying to watch Kaiji...its story is really interesting but it's a bit repetitive.

As of now, I am graduating in two days from high school. How is college? What have you been up to?