Hello fellow Otaku!!
So this is an introductory section primarily for the sake of introducing myself... yay!
Before I do that, tho, here's a list of my accounts on other websites:
How did I get into anime/manga?
I have a gf who absolutely loves manga and anime. (Need I say more?)
Through my childhood I was never allowed to watch Pokemon, Yu-Gi_Oh, Bey-Blade, Naruto, etc.
Therefore, the first Anime I ever watched was Kiki's Delivery Service by Hayao Miyazaki when I was 11.
(about 17 years after it's release-Danish theaters were being slow)
My initial reaction was one of great awe. The movie was just SO AMAZING!!!
Miyazaki's skill and attention to detail was, and still is, one of the very best.
Shortly after that trip to the movies I had a full arsenal of every Studio Ghibli movie I could find.
I watched them constantly and became convinced that they must be the best movies I had ever watched!
After having been in the USA for 3-ish years, 4 girls in my class convinced me to start reading and watching more.
My gf (one of the girls who re-introduced me to manga/anime) gave me a llloooonnnnngggggg list of her favorite manga and anime. Naturally, I'm going through those first.
So far so good-I'll be putting the list (plus some other ones I've read/watched) on here so y'all know what craziness I'm enjoying! ^^
My favorite artist remains Miyazaki-so I decided my user name should relate to that. Haitaka is the Wizard from Tales from Earthsea-his name meaning Sparrowhawk.
I hope someone at least reads this. I see it as a great achievement if someone does : )
Anyway, I should really get to posting my list.
(Note: "-" means that it's still being produced, but I keep up to date)
Ones I've read/watched:
Aoi Bungaku (Anime)
Black Lagoon (Anime, OVAs)
Angelic Layer (Manga)
-Code: Breaker (Manga, Anime, OVAs)
-Fairy Tail (Anime, Manga, OVAs)
Fullmetal Alchemist (Anime, Manga)
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Anime, Manga)
Princess Mononoke (Anime)
Laputa-Castle in the Sky (Anime)
Kiki's Delivery Service (Anime)
Porco Rosso (Anime)
Tales from Earthsea (Anime)
My neighbor Totoro (Anime)
Whisper of the Heart (Anime)
The Cat Returns (Anime)
Howl's Moving Castle (Anime)
The Castle of Cagliostro (Anime)
Spirited Away (Anime)
The Borrower Arrietty (Anime)
Only Yesterday (Anime)
Grave of the Fireflies (Anime)
The Girl who leapt through Time (Anime)
Yet to read/watch
Gakuen Alice (manga)
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (manga)
Magic Knight Rayearth
Ouran High School Host Club
Stepping on Roses
Tail of the Moon
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
Yu Yu Hakusho
Have fun spending money and time on one of the most expensive "common" hobbies out there!! ^_^
Best wishes-Haitaka ^_-
This post is in appreciation of a member who, in my opinion, has made some absolutely amazing fan art submissions, but who I haven't heard from in a long time.
Note: Whilst I really appreciate and respect everyone I follow on TheOtaku, and more, I decided to make this post specifically in honor of Popitta.
When I first joined theOtaku, I went about subscribing to as many awesome people as possible-as people usually do. One of the very first people I subscribed to was Popitta, who was also new at the time. You may/may not be familiar with her, but she's a member of theOtaku who submitted beautiful fan arts with great detain that I, at least, really like. Unfortunately I hadn't realized how long it had been since I'd heard from her, and when I went to check this morning it turns out she hasn't posted or commented anything for three months -_-
I hope she's ok, and preferably that she's having an awesome time and just either decided to quit or take a pause form theOtaku. But regardless, it would be a shame if she left. I sent her a message and so I really hope to hear from her in the future.
This post was created because I wanted to show appreciation for one of the members I really like but who unfortunately hasn't been here for awhile. If any of the people reading this know members with a similar situation, I encourage you to let others know that you miss them, and give them a little post of recognition in their honor.
Thanks for reading,
Haha, so... Genshiken... very interesting I must say : )
I started watching Sunday. Watched season 1, OVAs, and 6 episodes of season 2 so far ^^ I would have watched all of it by now if I didn't also have lots of work to do ;_; Then again, this might actually be a good thing too-since it means I have the pleasure of enjoying it for at least a couple hours more tomorrow ^^
I will give my greatest expressions of appreciations to the YouTube channel GRArkada (if you don't know this one, go check him out! It's high quality reviews of way more animes than I'll ever watch and some other cool stuff) for his excellent review of this series (well, it was good) that initially got me interested.
I then proceeded to look it up and start watching. I clearly remember many of the references in this anime, seeing as it's actually about otaku and the different perceptions, and aspects of, their communities.
VERY funny/interesting/good/well-made... just all-round awesome in my opinion!
A word of warning-the style is a bit outdated so don't expect high-budget animation-although I will give props to the opening and some of the scenes that are especially detailed!
Anyway... watch it. At least watch the review.
I can highly recommend this one-and I'm going to be needing to take a break after this. It's hyped me up so much that any other anime I could watch afterwards wouldn't be the same as if I were calmer and had lower expectations.
Heh... wish I hadn't finished watching Mushishi now. That would have been a good cool-down anime to watch.
Anyway, I hope you're all doing great-I'm trying to be more active (the recent promotion reminded me of this).
Have fun!! ^^
Hehe, sorry for not doing much for awhile... kind of been busy with a lot of things.
I still check in every day, so all comments, replies and messages will be answered (not that I get any)!
Anyway, I was wondering what a promotion is...? I've seen some insanely promoted members here, but having been promoted today, I would like to know why, and what a promotion actually means. That you're a decent member? Idk....
I hope you all have a great time ^^,
Been busy with school, life and such... and a bit of Minecraft (the Japanese build is coming on steadily, I'm happy with it so far-will send screenshots upon request although it's not much).
Anyway, I recently found an AMV on YouTube called Reflections of Despair (by Gigguk), which is the most accurate depiction of what someone can think when things get really bad... admittedly I have felt exactly the same way before... not good times. Anyway, go watch if you haven't-it's really well made!
This AMV made me want to watch some less-than-happy animes and read maybe a couple mangas of the same demeanor. So suggestions on any animes/mangas that are on the dark or mentally unstable side would be appreciated ^^ Not to worry-my mentality is currently fine so you won't be fueling something bad by suggesting. I'm just interested.
Hope you're all having a great time!
Hi everyone, hope you're all having a great weekend!
Yesterday was the day of the National Cherry Blossom- and Japanese Street Festivals!! Got tickets to both, and it was awesome!
My favorite parts of the cherry blossom festival were the really skilled marching bands, and especially the Japanese floats (like the Tamagawa float). Of course everything else was great, those were just my favorite participants in the festival.
Later on, I attended the Japanese Street Festival with four of my friends-got myself a parasol and some bamboo (made the mistake of only bringing $25 besides the entrance fee of $5). Besides the fact that there were no blossoms left on the trees in DC (except for a large cherry tree conveniently growing in my front yard that's a late bloomer) it was really great fun and I'm sad that I will not be in the country to enjoy it next year... (but I'd rather not talk about that -_-)
I don't know if anyone else here on theO was able to go, since I know a lot of you live all around the world, but I would like to hear from you wether or not you went ^^
Also, if anyone has attended, or are attending, any Anime/Manga/Gaming conferences in Europe I would also like to hear anything you may have to say on that matter... I really don't know an awful lot about European cons nor where they are held...
Hope you all have an amazing time, best wishes