My name is Tina, and I'm a fan of the many lovely stories out there. Manga and anime have a unique way to make worlds come alive, and I love its way of storytelling. For me, I started out as many, and thought that "anime was for kids". Oh was I wrong! There are certainly kid-friendly animes out there, but I would say the majority is definitely not meant for children. I feel like the animation universe, particularly the Japanese animation industry, allows a whole other cinematic aspect that real life movies and series can't achieve.
My first anime was probably Pokemon and Miyazaki-sans beautiful masterpiece "spirited away". My first anime as a teen was Naruto though. It was a show I would watch with my boyfriend, but I sort of passed him in episodes and I had to wait for him to catch up... So I found Nabari no ou. That paticular anime still has a huge impact on me till this day. Miharus character is very precious to me, same goes for Yoite. Those two made it clear for me just how the Japanese animation industry was able to portray characters and their development.
Similar is Tokyo Ghoul, which is probably my all time favorite character development in regards to Kaneki.
I started reading manga, because I got irritated. Not kidding. After a while of watching a lot of shonen animes, and my boyfriend wanted to watch a bunch of them with me, so I couldn't start on any of them alone, I started watching shoujo. My first anime headed toward girls was fruit basket. THAT IS ONE CUTE ANIME OMG. And I hated how it ended! So I learned that the manga had much more to offer, so I started reading. I have since read it 3 times xD
And a whole lot of more manga, I can't even count how many mangas I've been through. I keep starting on new ones when those I'm currently reading is on-going :P
My own goal is to get started my own manga series, and hopefully be able to live up to those beautiful storytelling techniques the pros are using. I have so many ideas for mangas, I really just need to get started. I started drawing shortly after starting watching Naruto, which is 5 years ago, so I've had time to practice my drawing skill. ;)
I love the art of manga, especially how the art is making up a huge part of the storytelling. The techniques, portraying and character designs. I love it all. And so I am looking forward to be able to do just that!
I've come a long way after all. I started out with not being able to draw humans (I'm not kidding), and since then I've learned so much about drawing in general. I'm confident I will be able to one day publish my own manga.
If you would like to join me on my journey, feel free to visit me on any of my sites:
My youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheButji