I am just a guy who likes to watch and write about Japanese cartoons. Been doing it for about 4 years now. You can break down my fandom into four easy bullet points in the PowerPoint deck of my life.

  1. It probably started with the horrible US localization of Go Nagai’s Mazinger known as Tranzor Z. I watched it religiously as a kid. From there came all the usual suspects of adaptation: Voltron, Robotech, etc.
  2. Even more usual suspects populate my college years, when I really started to pay attention: Vampire Hunter D, Ninja Scroll, Ghost In the Shell, Akira, you know the drill.
  3. I became a fanboy when I saw Evangelion (the show that launched a million fanboys), not too awfully long after it was released in the US. From there, everything just exploded.
  4. After falling off the wagon for a while, something called The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya brought me back into the fold, this time more so than ever.

There was a time when some other yahoos were here:

  • ghostlightning, the prolific, thought-provoking, and thoroughly fanboy-tastic author of We Remember Love, which I can say without doubt is my favorite anime blog.
  • digiboy, who is now some kind of brony.

The girl in my header is by Pixiv artist okiru and was fairly shamelessly lifted.

Fuck these (2) Comments.

  1. digiboy says:

    WTF your anime history is almost the exact same as mine, sans bullet point 1. I got in with Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D (though that and Akira I saw a little later, and Adult Swim had already started, so I knew more shows), got out of anime for a while until I finally marathoned Evangelion and it was like the revolutionary all-anime, and then a year later I saw Haruhi and finally became a hardcore fan.

    I guess this speaks for the impact of those shows pretty well. This is what it means by “cross-generational appeal” ;p

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