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An Anime Meme

December 3, 2008 Meta

Well, I could fill this meme out, or I can go back to pretending to do something useful and significant. Or I could go finish writing that review for DOGS since I finally got around to rereading it last night (also known as this morning). Despite this being an opinion blog, I don’t think I’ve actually talked about myself all that much on here. Time for some self-indulgence! :3

This picture has no relevance whatsoever to this post. But I want one! D:

• What anime are you watching now?

This is a silly question when these tools are available, but I’ve just started Nodame Cantabile Paris Chapter, and will probably be taking it two episodes a night until I’m caught up. My brother has gotten me to start Seto no Hanayome, and I’ve thus far seen two episodes, but I’m not sure if I’ll continue. Doesn’t really seem like my kind of thing. Last night, we also started Library War and spend the entire first episode making fun of it. I’ll probably check the second episode out, but it doesn’t look like a good verdict. I saw the first episode of Ghost Hound a few days ago; the brother didn’t like it though, so I might finish checking it out on my own later. I’m still undecided on how good it’ll be. Soul Eater I’m following as it airs, and Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is enhancing my ADD, so I’m watching an episode every week or so?

• What is your favourite time to watch?

Evenings, anytime between 10pm and I dunno, 5am is usually when I try to go to sleep nowadays.

• And your favourite place?

A chair in front of my laptop.

• Who is your favourite auteur?

This is hard mostly because few people have done multiple series I really enjoy. Let’s say Satoshi Kon though.

• Your favourite OST?

Aw, man. Can it be a three-way tie between Cowboy Bebop, Gundam SEED, and Gurren Lagann? But… I also really like Ghost in the Shell, X, and Fullmetal Alchemist‘s soundtracks too… :(

• What is the most difficult anime you’ve ever watched?

I’m not really sure what “difficult” means. Among the most frustrating were Neon Genesis Evangelion, Romeo x Juliet, and Loveless though. It surprises me that I managed to finish any of them.

• What was the first anime you remember watching?

My Neighbor Totoro as a Chinese dub, followed by little-known Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh as a Chinese dub (it took me years to track down the title of this). After that it was DiC’s Sailor Moon dub on Toonami.

• Do you have a comfort show that you re-watch?

Random episodes of Gundam SEED. I used to rewatch Gravitation a lot, but I’ve outgrown it, I think.

• What is the most erotic anime you’ve watched?

Uh, uh. Code Gayass? :<

• Which classic should you have watched?

Serial Experiments Lain — I have a poster and have never seen it. Also, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and I’ve been meaning to finish the original Mobile Suit Gundam. I’m a shitty Gundam fan!

• Which series did you never want to end?

Not to copy the dude who filled this survey out before me, but it’s true that all the best series are those with good endings. I mentioned in my review for it that Mushishi deserves a second season, but now that I think about, it’s probably good that it doesn’t if they’ve run out of ideas for it.

• What is your most overrated anime?

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I wanted to stop watching it at episode one, but forced myself through another five because I thought that there had to be something there to make everyone go crazy over it. No. There wasn’t. The only thing neat about Haruhi is its dance, which I admittedly know.

• Which character could you have an affair with?

If I were in a relationship in the first place, I probably wouldn’t have an affair with a fictional character. ;3

• Who is your favourite character?

Currently, Lelouch vi Britannia of Code Geass.

• Which character do you most dislike?

Light Yagami of Death Note, though that’s because he was such a well-written asshole.

• Which character do you identify with most?

…Moritaka Mashiro in the opening two dozen or so pages of Bakuman. Not so much after he gets a fire lit under his ass though. :(

• Which anime changed your life?

It’s over-said… but Sailor Moon and Dragonball Z. Both helped to really get me into anime in general. Both got me to start drawing human figures more seriously where before I had concentrated almost exclusively on animals. The latter also catapulted me into online communities and was a huge part of my social life from 2000 to 2003. One of my best friends and roommates at the moment I met then… online on a DBZ forum. ;3 (Oh, god, we’re such losers. Holy crap.)


  1. P. Static on December 3, 2008 9:44 pm

    Okay so I thought the same thing about haruhi five or six episodes in, and I put it away for like a year and forgot about it. But then one night I got really bored so I stayed up all night watching it, and omg. Once you get into the actual story, it is an incredible show. O_O

    …hmm. I might pick up this meme >_>

  2. Kiriska on December 3, 2008 10:12 pm

    Blarrrrrrrrh. I can’t remember if I’ve already deleted it off my XHDD or not. :|

  3. Tyrio on December 7, 2008 7:54 pm

    Blargh, Haruhi is overrated for sure. The only convoluted plot-centric episodes are the last 5 and all the ones before it are boring, inane filler.