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Introduction -- My Taste in Anime, and The First Anime I Ever Saw

Mimira

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Seeing as we have received this super fancy blog feature, I decided to put it to good use! If you couldn't tell by the title of the blog, I'm going to be primarily posting about my hobby I love just as much as gaming, if not more.

My Taste in Anime

To avoid questions or you playing a guessing game. I suppose I'll explain what genres I actively watch and which I avoid. I was going to type out a list of the things I loved, but I figured it would just be easier to tell you the things I didn't like. I might do some posts later on some of my favorite genres and the animes that belong to them.

I'll just get this out of the way right now. I hate those dumb generic ass echii harem shows. I HATE them. Why? Well, the reason I hate them is they sell well, because you know what they say. Sex sells. So, studios just keep pumping them out. It pains me when I check the sales chart and "Incest with my sister, but she's not actually my sister so it's k. Oh, and these hawt women like me for no reason." At the top, and then an anime with a thought-provoking story, amazing characters, and animation is at the bottom of the sales chart.

So, yeah. Don't bother asking me if I like <insert generic shitty harem show here>.

Another thing I'm not so fond of is those never-ending shounen series. You know what I'm talking about. The big three. Although if you had to ask my opinion, I'd say One Piece is the only one I can understand why people watch it. Naruto and Bleach though? :snicker:

My First Anime

Growing up with eight older geeky brothers, I had access to anime very early on in my life. As a result, the first anime I remember seeing is oddly enough isn't something like Sailor Moon, DragonBall Z, or other normal firsts. Nope, my first anime was Evangelion. Yep. At six years old, I saw Evangelion from start to finish. Including the movie. If you can't remember just how much nightmare fuel type stuff there was in there, here's a clip from The End of Evangelion. Spoilers obviously.

It's weird though. It didn't scare me at all. Watching that series. Normally you'd think a small child would freak out from these things. I was originally thinking that maybe seeing this so young desensitized me, but maybe I was born desensitized? Maybe I was browsing /b/ in the womb. (Which didn't exist at the time.)

My feelings about Evangelion right now is that it's good, but not perfect. Though, it's important to recognize it's a classic that deconstructed the mecha genre, showing using fourteen year-olds as child soldiers has traumatic results. Many people call Shinji the worst character of all time. Yes, he's whiny. Yes, he's a coward. However, most people fail to realize he was abandoned by his father while he was a small child, only to have his father to force him to come back and pilot a powerful mecha, and carry the fate of humanity on his shoulders while witnessing many fucked up things. Don't you think most fourteen year-olds wouldn't handle this situation well?

Anyways, that's enough rambling for now! Look forward to my next post where I cover one of my all-time favorites.



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I agree with your distaste in the rediculous harem and never-ending shonen shows...i can occasionally watch it for laughs but...they really lack substance :/

 

My first anime was Gundam SEED back in 2006 i think...which means you have more anime experience than i do (you're my senpai hahaha...-_-')...so anyways, as a fellow anime watcher im really looking forward to your posts :D

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I agree with your distaste in the rediculous harem and never-ending shonen shows...i can occasionally watch it for laughs but...they really lack substance :/

 

My first anime was Gundam SEED back in 2006 i think...which means you have more anime experience than i do (you're my senpai hahaha...-_-')...so anyways, as a fellow anime watcher im really looking forward to your posts :D

 

Haha, well, if it makes you feel better I kinda don't have a life so I've had more time than most people to sit around and watch anime. Although, it wasn't till I was 14 that I started paying close attention to watch shows were coming out and watching them while they aired. 

 

I don't use MAL anymore since my boyfriend convinced me to switch over to hummingbird, which right now I'd say it's not better than MAL, but transferring over let me sit down and adjust my ratings for each show. My profile if interested: http://hummingbird.me/users/12513-moira/feed

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