Random Curiosity

Introduction – “Who Invited This Guy?”

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unlisted intro

I’m the other half of the duo that will be guest writing/covering Persona 4 the ANIMATION.

I’ll try to refrain from telling you my favorites since you can get that from MyAnimeList. Instead, I’ll try to explain what my list can’t: how I got into anime.

I’ve seen or been exposed to shows like Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Sailor Moon and Gundam. (None of them except for the original Pokemon are on my anime list since I can’t tell you how many episodes of I’ve seen of each.) But it wasn’t until late 2006 when I started watching seriously. This was when I got into Bleach which was airing dubs on late night television. I then followed up with another of the big 3 shounen Naruto. Soon after I watched Hayate no Gotoku and loved it. This is where I steadily branched out into the anime scene.

Much of what I’ve seen has been dictated by what was being covered on RandomC around late 2006 to early 2007. It served as a nice guide for what seemed good at the time. I didn’t actually start following shows that aired that season until sometime in 2008. Most of the early anime I’ve seen were after they aired.

The genre I generally like most in anime is comedy with a little romance sprinkled here and there (Hayate No Gotoku is a great example. So is Zero no Tsukaima and most recently Beelzebub. Also notice the liberal use of tsunderes.) I’ve been known to watch other genres though such as action, drama, slice of life and science fiction.

I was once a bigger gamer than an anime fan. Among my favorite genres have to be role-playing games and first person shooters. One of my biggest problems though is being able to finish half the games I start. Some of my favorite series are the Tales series (Tales of Vesperia, Tales of the Abyss) and the Persona series.

Japanese games and anime music have also led me into the world of jpop and jrock (and consequently kpop). I’ve taken a liking to quite a bit of vocaloid (such as Deco*27 & Dixie Flatline) and most recently Touhou music (Shibayan Records).

I’ve begun to grow interested in manga. I’ll read just about anything if it has shoujo, shounen, seinen, romance, comedy, horror. It used to be that I only read manga to see what was going to happen in Bleach.

Anyway, that’s pretty much it about me. I hope I can add something positive to Random Curiosity’s already amazing blog.

September 29, 2011 at 1:45 am
68 comments »
  • September 29, 2011 at 2:01 amTakaii

    I didn’t invite you.

    JUST KEEDING. Glad to see you on-board Unlisted.

  • September 29, 2011 at 2:06 amFlappy

    Looking forward for your post in Persona4:The Animation.

    • September 29, 2011 at 5:19 pmHrmmm

      Look forward to it as well.

      Here’s to hoping the Star Driver incident doesn’t occur again… xD

      …Too Much Too Soon?

  • September 29, 2011 at 2:09 amNhelraios

    Sup unlisted. I somehow had a feeling that you’re one of the guest writers lol. Hope both of you guys both do great job in blogging P4. And Oh Welcome aboard!

  • September 29, 2011 at 2:21 amShadiic

    Unlisted And Verdant what is this both of you are blogging for persona??? Lucky bums XD.

  • September 29, 2011 at 2:50 ammegalith

    Whoah.. What’s going on in here? D:

  • September 29, 2011 at 3:02 amMrTerrorist

    unlisted…..what an original name. ;)

    Anyway, welcome to Random C.

  • September 29, 2011 at 3:04 amXziled

    a tales and a persona fan? this shall be awesome

  • September 29, 2011 at 3:53 amMagicalideal

    Welcome to Randomo C but the image choice sure is bad XD

  • September 29, 2011 at 4:00 amMrRei

    Weeee! more weird people writers! Welcome! :)

  • September 29, 2011 at 4:28 amEri

    Welcome! :)

  • September 29, 2011 at 4:36 amjrj

    welcome, and welcome… didn’t know you are on board for this, but thanks for the decision nonetheless :) Good luck :)
    ps. is that pic from Bakuman? and so many glasses girls :3

  • September 29, 2011 at 4:45 amGorillafunk

    Welcome Unlisted :)

  • September 29, 2011 at 4:51 amComM3

    Personally I don’t know crap from the shin megami tensei franchise but I look forward to your work and Verdants.

  • September 29, 2011 at 5:03 amcybersteel

    Oh wow another Tales fan. Personally I prefer P3 as it’s much darker but p2 is probably the darkest of the franchise. Good to meet you Un-san!

  • September 29, 2011 at 5:45 amVena

    Excellent. *More information… more information!*

    Good luck, and remember, we’ll be watching you. *plays x-files theme as he flees*

  • September 29, 2011 at 5:48 amCroos

    Somehow I already knew.
    -IRC info

  • September 29, 2011 at 5:58 amizanagi

    welcome on mate!

  • September 29, 2011 at 6:00 amMetalsnakezero

    I look forward to your write up on the P4 anime.

  • September 29, 2011 at 6:06 amdeafvader

    Hanasaku is good. Try to finish it.
    Wow. you read tons of manga!

  • September 29, 2011 at 6:30 amangeconu

    Welcome to RC! Looking forward to your posts ^^

  • September 29, 2011 at 6:40 amSerapita

    Nice banner you got up there, welcome to RC!

    • September 29, 2011 at 8:44 amShirt

      That banner is my favorite of all of them ever made. I think this one was the one up during Omni’s time on Random Curiosity. I love it so much. <3

  • September 29, 2011 at 6:55 amCroos

    I believe in your skill because you always make us entertained(you know where and when it was).

    • September 29, 2011 at 4:12 pmunlisted

      D:

  • September 29, 2011 at 6:56 amprinny

    looking forward to your posts too unlisted. If only Namco-Bandai published TOV in English (for PS3)

    So played other SMT series besides Persona?

    • September 29, 2011 at 4:12 pmunlisted

      I’m such an atlus fanboy. I have nocturne, digital devil saga 1 + 2 waiting for me as well.

  • September 29, 2011 at 7:14 amHagiri

    Welcome aboard~

    a Tales fan as well, currently playing Tales of Xillia, an Excellent Game !!!

  • September 29, 2011 at 7:36 amnagi

    welcome!

    is it me or did the font just change for everything on the site?

    • September 29, 2011 at 7:37 amnagi

      nvm, just saw it in the announcement section.

  • September 29, 2011 at 7:56 amMisa

    Welcome and good luck Unlisted!

  • September 29, 2011 at 8:09 ammaguru07

    Irrashai dood! welcome and good luck for both you guys! ^^,

  • September 29, 2011 at 8:35 amShirt

    Way to jump ahead of the rest of us. Haha Congrats. Lookin’ forward to your posts.

    I haven’t played Abyss because Vesperia and Symphonia were so epic. I didn’t want to spoil the fun and memories of those two games if it wasn’t up to par. Which is better in your opinion of the Tales series?

    • September 29, 2011 at 8:55 amSerapita

      Abyss is one epic tales. Even though the main characters are a bit annoying at first, they’re actually like-able. And the story is great (better than Destiny and Eternia, in my opinion). You should try it!

      And damn Namco for not porting English version of Vesperia over to PS3 and English version of Symphonia over PS2… do they have anything against English-language player on Sony console? :/

      PS. I really hope they make English version of Xillia, I bought the Japanese version and it’s helluva fun but I have like 10% understanding of the seemingly incredible story.

    • September 29, 2011 at 9:13 amShirt

      I haven’t played Destiny and Eternia but I think I’ll stay away from them for now. (I don’t have Gald like that. xD) I’ll give it go. Between that and Persona, I’m screwed for time this anime season. I won’t have any time to procrastinate on RC!

      As for the English Translation, forget Namco! A Fan Group has already impressed many with their initial translation of the game to English. What’s best is that it’s like watching the Animation with subs. Lol Good luck with Xillia, though.

    • September 29, 2011 at 4:04 pmunlisted

      Out of the three? I would say Vesperia. It is just such a huge game with a real anime feel. I’m not big on dubs (in games or anime) but I thought Vesperia’s was especially fitting. I was more than half way when my second 360 red ringed. My vesperia play through had some 50+ hours on it. I have played some 10-20 hours of Abyss. Symphony maybe an hour or two. I’m sort of a game collector so all three of them are in my library.

      At least NA will get Graces F but I really hope they’ll bring xillia over too.

      I don’t get why we can’t get original va from namco and atlas when Nippon ichi manages to do it with just about all their releases.

    • September 29, 2011 at 7:23 pmSerapita

      Now, that makes me really want to play Vesperia…

      Seriously, why can’t they port the English version since they already did it with Japanese version to PS3. Is the sale on PS3 that bad?

  • September 29, 2011 at 9:01 amInoriDisward

    Welcome to Random Curiosity!!! :D

  • September 29, 2011 at 10:04 amGuardian Enzo

    Welcome to the team. I see you have a healthy appreciation for comedy, as do I, and it’s nice to see another bit Mitsudomoe fan!

  • September 29, 2011 at 10:10 amLuxorcist

    YESSS another Deco*27 fan!! You’re welcome here.

  • September 29, 2011 at 10:15 amRainbowIslands

    Tales fan… YAY! :D Welcome to RC btw.

  • September 29, 2011 at 10:31 amlcdsound

    Congrats unlisted for joining the randomc team

  • September 29, 2011 at 1:56 pmboacero

    Good luck UNLISTED!
    Hope they show death and the true end of the story in the show.

    • September 29, 2011 at 4:09 pmunlisted

      I hope so too. That would provide so much writing material.

  • September 29, 2011 at 2:34 pmpockyg

    Hah, your time in IRC wasn’t a waste after all… just mine… orz.
    Looking forward to seeing your blogging.

  • September 29, 2011 at 2:48 pmRain

    You. Are. Awesome.
    Tales series, Deco*27 AND Shibayan Records?
    I look forward to your posts man!

  • September 29, 2011 at 3:05 pmSilentCid

    I didn’t think you were the writing type nor had the time there Unlisted. Good luck on the blogging.

    • September 29, 2011 at 4:24 pmunlisted

      I’m really not the writing type and try to avoid it as much as possible. Unfortunately with school it is an occupational hazard lol. The main reasons why I’m doing his is because theoretically I should have plenty of time to blog, I love persona and nobody was going to write about and do it justice. Also, verdant and I figure we can do a thorough job since we’ve had experience with P3 and P4. We should also be able to catch things we might otherwise miss if we bogged about it alone.

  • September 29, 2011 at 4:50 pmKyon12

    welcome

  • September 29, 2011 at 5:12 pmSekka

    EEEE THIS TOO IS EXCITING. PS, I want dibs on bringing you into the whole kpop scene. and, we have the same origins on anime (;

    you and verdant will do great with this, congrats!

  • September 29, 2011 at 6:47 pmRukia

    I hope Teddy brings out the glasses with the fake mustache at some point.

  • September 29, 2011 at 7:07 pmKiyuri

    Good luck to you and verdant. Glad to have you on board.
    Now, I’m eagerly awaiting the joint coverage. (: <3

  • September 29, 2011 at 7:12 pmRelic

    Vocaloid eh!? Dixie flatline is quite good. If I were to throw a recommendation at you I would give electrocuitca(idolla, dye:reflection+, and for+) a go, hello carnival-otetsu, avtechno plus minus, and I thought 8 bit darling was good. Always nice to hear there’s fellow fans out there! Can’t wait for the duet blogs.

  • September 29, 2011 at 8:47 pmbreak

    hmm, as long as your social links keep going up…i’m sure you will do a great job covering this anime !!

    * also…is this show going to cover persona 4 or persona 4 golden *

    be nice to have everyone from P4:Golden in this anime ^_^”

  • September 29, 2011 at 9:21 pminnerchihiro

    Welcome! We started watching anime at about the same time, which is pretty cool.

  • September 29, 2011 at 11:53 pmRockmanshii

    Was about to say something like welcome, but then I realized I kinda already know you from your comments and IRC.
    Gluck with the writing.

  • September 30, 2011 at 4:35 amamado

    great! lets see what you got.

  • September 30, 2011 at 8:13 amgrace

    welcome! thanks so much for blogging!

  • September 30, 2011 at 9:07 amjellayrei

    I look forward to seeing what you’ll be writing up (in lame-mans terms, I be buyin’ what you sellin’) glgl

  • September 30, 2011 at 3:29 pmSee Key

    Great, another new guy with little experience.
    Well I guess it’s impossible to avoid considering that he limited his shows to what a blog tells him without trying some by his own volition. The thought of a guy like that advising me on what I should watch is truly amusing.

    “I was once a bigger gamer than an anime fan. Among my favorite genres have to be role-playing games and first person shooters. One of my biggest problems though is being able to finish half the games I start.”
    What? So your not a great gamer at all…

    “and the Persona series.”
    I guess I should read this is Persona 3 & 4 huh?

    BTW, your new so I’ll be nice and give ya a warning; Im the jerk guy around here. To avoid a lot anger and furstration, it’s probably best for you to just ignore whatever I say~

    • September 30, 2011 at 5:47 pmunlisted

      Well I guess it’s impossible to avoid considering that he limited his shows to what a blog tells him without trying some by his own volition.”

      RandomC “served as a nice guide for what seemed good at the time”. Past tense buddy. Though I still read RC’s season previews, I try to give most animes 2-3 episodes before I make a decision on continuing to watch them (or not).

      What? So your not a great gamer at all…”

      I don’t recall calling myself a “great gamer”.

      “and the Persona series.”
      I guess I should read this is Persona 3 & 4 huh?

      Yeah. You are correct. Though I’ve played and beaten the main route on Persona 1 on the PSP. Might play/grab Persona 2 as well for collection purposes.

      I’m not angry. If this is your attempt at trying though you’ll have to try harder than that.

  • September 30, 2011 at 4:54 pmShojunichi

    welcome!

  • September 30, 2011 at 5:17 pmnoname

    Welcome.

  • September 30, 2011 at 7:22 pmSeishun Otoko

    Looking forward to reading your posts :)
    Maybe you can blog some of your thoughts on gaming as well? Divine’s take FF XIII was some really fun reads
    http://randomc.net/2010/02/02/final-fantasy-xiii-overall-thoughts/

    • October 1, 2011 at 2:42 amDivine

      Speaking of which, I pre-ordered FFXIII-2 and paid a pretty penny for the Japanese version (again). Hopefully it won’t drop down $20 after a week like the first one.

  • September 30, 2011 at 11:00 pmDa5id

    You have a pic from Bakuman and you’re not covering the second season?!

    LIARS. LIARS ALL OF YOU.

  • October 1, 2011 at 5:57 amFreddeh

    Touhou music for the epic win.

    That is all.

  • October 1, 2011 at 12:13 pmPhanthomLight

    ano sa…Unlisted-san, I love reading your words since it’s easy to understand.. Looking forward for your review this season., And you know, we have so much in common ( *`ω´). That’t all I wanna say. ーーー♪