Random Curiosity

Introduction – “Denpa Revolutionary, Seishun Extraordinaire!”

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For more than a year, I’ve had the crazy idea to embark on this venture that could throw my peaceful life into disarray. Writing for Random Curiosity, to put it mildly, is no easy task and the great team of writers has certainly set a precedent that would be hard to follow. I won’t deny that such a notion has not been met with resistance, but beyond my usual claptrap, there’s nothing too obscure about the appeal of writing for one of the most popular anime blogs in existence. There’s certainly no other platform quite like Random Curiosity, and the large readership that it enjoys allows me to share both my passion and viewpoint with anime fans all around the globe. Just as important as figuring out what to do will be actually making it happen, and here I am today as your newest writer in Random Curiosity.

I’m going to preface my “blog-ployment” with this: I’m hardly an expert or a connoisseur of anime, but the subject has fascinated me a very long time. My on-and-off relationship with anime began as early as 1992 and much of the story can be traced back to my love for manga as a young boy. Having spent most of my childhood without a TV (I was told we couldn’t afford one), manga was an attractive source of entertainment for a kid who prefers pictures to text. Indeed, I have dabbled into a broad array of manga titles, ranging from the usual suspects (Dragon Ball, Doraemon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Ranma ½, Slam Dunk), to some of the lesser-known names (Miyuki, Ribon no Kishi, Kindaichi no Jikenbo, Den’ei Shoujo, Crayon Shin Chan). Anime only became a prominent part of my life during high school when I was a part-timer at a local video rental store. Needless to say, one of the obvious perks was the free unlimited access to its library of anime and it was at that time I discovered the wondrous world of Gundam, Macross, Evangelion and Studio Ghibli, all of which played a key role in promoting my interest in anime.

Fast-forward to the proliferation of internet access, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say I have watched thousands of episodes and hundreds of series. Even as a kid, I’ve never constrained myself to certain genres and that principle certainly rings true to this day. I’m willing to give pretty much everything a shot, whether it’s action-packed adventures, brainless comedies, heartfelt dramas or even plot-less erotic fantasies. Some of my favorites of the last couple of years (2006-2012) include:

On the job as Random Curiosity’s blogger this Spring, I have my eyes set on the two mecha heavyweights – Kakumeiki Valvrave and Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince. The Sci-Fi variety is clearly  one of my preference, but that doesn’t mean I have no interest in the rest. In fact, I’m going to preview Hykka Ryouran Samurai Bride  this week and we all know what’s the attraction of that one (Hands off Sen Hime, she’s mine!). Oh, did I forget to mention the long awaited return of Luffy and his merry crew? The notion that One Piece, which I consider to be the pinnacle of Shounen writing, would go un-blogged was simply unthinkable.  I hope you’ll tune in to see what lies ahead for the Straw Hat crew and if you’re not already a fan, I’ll make you one.

Before I sign off, I would like to thank Divine and his team of writers for this great opportunity, special shout-outs go to Stilts (Aniki! I’m forever in your debt), Stereoman (thanks for your words of encouragement) and Guardian Enzo (truly an amazing writer, be sure check out LiA if you haven’t). I’m really honored to be writing for Random Curiosity but what gets me really excited is the chance to hear from all of you. Random Curiosity wouldn’t be the legendary place it is today without its readers and I assure you we will do our very best to make your stay worthwhile.

Now I’ll end with what I believe is the Random Curiosity’s tradition:

Seishun desu. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

March 31, 2013 at 11:36 pm
226 comments »
  • March 31, 2013 at 11:42 pmalec613

    Glad to have you on board

    • April 1, 2013 at 1:06 amSeishun

      I’m glad to be part of the team too :3

      • April 1, 2013 at 1:24 amIchijou raku

        although i see your comments quite often… WELCOME TO THE CLUB! I look forward to your reviews… eto… soreni.. gambatte!! “young dude” :D

      • April 1, 2013 at 3:05 amSeishun

        +10 seishun points ;)

  • March 31, 2013 at 11:53 pmStilts

    If I didn’t already know you were joining, you would have had me at Gurren Lagann and Ano Natsu de Matteru. Welcome!

    • April 1, 2013 at 1:07 amSeishun

      Thanks Onii chan. Please be gentle with me :3

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:58 pm†Croos†

      Somehow, my idiot brain tells me that this is turning into a ShotaXOnii-chan Yaoi.

      • April 1, 2013 at 2:41 pmDamrod

        You’re not the only one who is thinking that Croos.

      • April 1, 2013 at 3:19 pmMasterDragonKnight

        That will be featured in the bonus OVA to the Random Curiosity anime. Uncensored version available on DVD and Blu-ray.

      • April 1, 2013 at 6:07 pmBowiie

        Even worse its going to be one of those Senpai/Kohai yaoi…
        “Y.y.y.you want me to do what Stilts-senpai?”

  • March 31, 2013 at 11:55 pmFT5.Havok

    Welcome and congrats Seishun otoko! ;D

    • April 1, 2013 at 1:08 amSeishun

      Thanks. I’ll do my best and not let you guys down.

  • March 31, 2013 at 11:55 pmKairi

    Eureka Seven you say? Haha, welcome! I’m looking forward to reading your posts. ^^

    • April 1, 2013 at 1:09 amSeishun

      Yes, I love E7. In fact, I’m one of the few who prefers AO to the original. Anime needs more tiger cub GAR from Ao!

      • April 1, 2013 at 1:13 amKairi

        Oh ho, you just skyrocketed up my list of awesome people. xD I love them both for distinct reasons, but Ao himself is a force to be reckoned with. If I could have a protagonist that good in everything… I’d never get off my laptop and go to class. ;p

      • April 1, 2013 at 2:22 amGuardian Enzo

        Heh, I quite like that “tiger cub GAR” expression for some reason…

      • April 1, 2013 at 3:03 amSeishun

        Kairi, Ao is hardly good at everything but he certainly tries his very best, and I love him for that :3
        Enzo, you have no idea how big of an inspiration you are to me. Pretty soon, I’ll be quoting you in my post. The revered Guardian Enzo once said… XD

      • April 1, 2013 at 3:15 amKairi

        No no, I meant, that good in every anime. =p My bad, I’m sleepy. Ao is great for way too many reasons that I’m incapable of typing out at the moment, but you’re certainly right.

      • April 1, 2013 at 5:25 amGuardian Enzo

        I feel as if I’m the Pope, packing the College of Cardinals with acolytes loyal to me… Bwahaha!

        There aren’t many of us who love Eureka Seven AO unreservedly as we do, even more than the classic first series. For that alone you’d be a standup guy in my books, but I’ve always enjoyed conversing with you on all kinds of topics and I know you’ll be great for RC.

        Now get to work. The coffee isn’t going to make itself…

      • April 1, 2013 at 6:59 amScardigne

        “Yes, I love E7. In fact, I’m one of the few who prefers AO to the original. Anime needs more tiger cub GAR from Ao!”

        My reaction to that comment: http://s608.photobucket.com/user/PK-Deviluke/media/908_zps9c45b9f9.gif.html?sort=3&o=5

        Am sorry there is just so much wrong with that comment.

        Welcome to Randomc!

      • April 1, 2013 at 9:41 amKairi

        We bow down to your greatness, oh mighty Enzo!

        Really though, I probably would have never started blogging if I hadn’t followed your AO posts last year and been inspired by how great an experience that was. I’m sure plenty of people who feel the same and are happy to be your Acolytes.

  • March 31, 2013 at 11:57 pmsmokex365

    New blood! What should we make you do first? :)

    • April 1, 2013 at 12:01 amNitro

      Make coffee. Restock the printer. Buy everyone lunch. Write blog posts.

      wait…

      • April 1, 2013 at 1:12 amSeishun

        Been there, done that. My sempai’s hazed me bad :x

    • April 1, 2013 at 1:10 amSeishun

      Umm… blog a certain OVA that came out two weeks ago :3

      • April 1, 2013 at 3:23 amfoureyeszerosoul

        Is that certain OVA named Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn 6? =)

      • April 1, 2013 at 3:32 amSeishun

        Bingo. +50 seishun points!

      • April 1, 2013 at 4:20 amyeahair

        Divine. :(

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:04 amChisel

    Welcome and mad <3 for bringing back one piece blogging. It's definitely my all time favorite shounen series. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:11 amSeishun

      Me too and I’m happy to be one who’s bringing it back ;)

      • April 2, 2013 at 3:13 amSekai

        As soon as you mentioned One Piece, you became my favourite writer.

        *hides from the rest of RC staff*

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:09 amLightnDark

    I’m not going to take your moment of glory away from you.

    Grats, and please do a good job.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:12 amSeishun

      Umm… thanks?

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:10 amcyprinious

    I look forward to reading your take on upcoming anime. I’m very excited for you and RC for having so many great bloggers! :D

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:13 amSeishun

      I’m hardly a great blogger like the rest of the team. Just a newbie testing the water :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:15 amMormegil

    Welcome to the blog! I look forward to the One Piece posts. :)

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:14 amSeishun

      Thank. I’m super psyched about that project too :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:18 amGuardian Enzo

    Welcome aboard, Seishun – looking forward to your contributions.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:15 amSeishun

      Thanks Enzo. Looking forward to working with you.

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:24 amstarqo

    So you’re the new writer who’s gonna be blogging Valvrave and Majestic Prince? I’m definitely looking forward to your posts, Seishun.

    I personally enjoyed Gundam 00, Macross Frontier, and Highschool DxD myself.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:25 amSeishun

      Oh goodie, a Gundam 00 fan. I rank it among my top 3 favorite Gundam series, only behind ZZ and After War X.

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:28 amKou

    Congratulations Seishun! And welcome to the world of anime blogging. I do hope that you will enjoy your stay and since I know your tastes, I’m sure I’ll enjoy reading your posts. Please don’t burnout because remember Divine is a robot and no one man can possibly emulate him.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:26 amSeishun

      Thanks Kou-tan :3
      I’ll try not to kill myself.

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:30 amKira526

    Welcome to Random Curiosity! It’s always wonderful to meet another person with a fascination for anime and manga :) I’m looking forward to your coverage!

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:28 amSeishun

      Thanks. I’ll do my best ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:32 amKoroshiyaKi

    Oh god why…

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:31 amSeishun

      What? You have a beef with me? I thought we’re friends XD

    • April 1, 2013 at 8:30 amZanibas

      I will be the only one upvoting this because no one gets the IRC inside jokes :P

      Edit: and NOW everyone upvotes it. I feel so hip!

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:35 ambillng

    Mind linking us to your MAL? If you have one that is. Curious as to what you have seen.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:49 amSeishun

      It’s not updated but sure, here you go! Part of the reason why I created the list of my favorites in the intro post. Feel free to add me as your friend though :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:41 amThea

    Nice! I’ll be looking out for your One Piece posts!

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:49 amSeishun

      There’s also Valvrave and Majestic Prince to look forward too :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:43 amblahblah0625

    Welcome aboard!

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:50 amSeishun

      Domo!

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:48 amShadiic

    Congrats Seishun.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:51 amSeishun

      Thanks Shadiic. Haven’t seen you around for quite some time ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:52 amc2710

    Welcome aboard!

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:52 amSeishun

      Arigatou!

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:55 amVad Deasduade

    Welcome aboard~ As I have with all the past writers, I look forward to reading your reviews and discovering your writing style. Good Luck!

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:53 amSeishun

      Thanks. Feel free to criticize if you see something you don’t like ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 1:05 amSeishun

    I’ll be checking out the following this season. I might not be blogging all of them but I sure as hell will be commenting pretty often.
    Aku no Hana, Arata Kangatari, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge, Date A Live, Devil Survivor 2 The Animation, Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san! W, Hataraku Maou-sama!, Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride, Kakumeiki Valvrave, Karneval, Oreimo., RDG Red Data Girl, Shingeki no Kyojin, Suisei no Gargantia, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S, Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199, Yondemasu yo Azazel-san 2.

    • April 1, 2013 at 9:42 amStilts

      Added those to the preview for ya.

  • April 1, 2013 at 1:24 amMisk

    I’m looking forward to your posts, welcome :)

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:54 amSeishun

      Thanks Misk :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 1:27 amfoureyeszerosoul

    Welcome to RandomC, Seishun-san. Looks like the Mecha anime of the coming season are in very good hands. =)

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:55 amSeishun

      I certainly hope so :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 1:28 amJif

    Congratulations!!! I’m cheering for youuuu!!

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:56 amSeishun

      Thanks Jif. I’ll be expecting a piano cover for Valvrave’s OP and ED :P

  • April 1, 2013 at 1:51 amZen

    Lol, so it’s you! I see you commenting around here all the time, hardly a stranger to the site. So a doubly warm welcome to site regular turned blogger…and double pressure because presumably you should have a good idea about how things work around here (jk)…XP

    • April 1, 2013 at 4:01 amSeishun

      On the contrary, I have no idea how things work. Today was my first attempt at constructing a blog post and boy, did I screw up big time with HTML and Photoshop
      Please be patient with me XD

      • April 1, 2013 at 4:06 amKairi

        Figuring out how to cap and use HTML is something that still makes me shudder. >.< RC posts are more stringent about watermarks and the like, so it must be a real pain. Good luck! I'm happy to offer help but I'm hardly doing things up to the standard of this site.

  • April 1, 2013 at 2:06 amtomoyostar

    Welcome!

    • April 1, 2013 at 4:02 amSeishun

      Thanks tomoyostar

  • April 1, 2013 at 2:40 amRockmanshii

    Congratulations Seishun I’m happy for you. I’m looking forward to your posts.

    • April 1, 2013 at 4:03 amSeishun

      Thanks Megaman-shii. I’m looking forward to reading your Pretty Rhythm posts too ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 2:41 amProfChaos

    FRESH MEAT!!
    Looking forward to your posts :)

    • April 1, 2013 at 4:05 amSeishun

      Probably not as fresh as you thought. I’ll do my best ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 2:42 ambaseone

    A mecha lover! hop on board mate!

    • April 1, 2013 at 4:07 amSeishun

      Yes, there can never be enough love for mecha ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 2:43 amDualash

    Its amazing to see the randomc community change and the kind of legacy that each writer blogs…hoping to read your first review Seishun(Make sure your first review leaves people speechless! XD)

    • April 1, 2013 at 4:09 amSeishun

      Don’t set your expectation too high. I’m a complete noob at this XD

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:26 amIsabel

    Congratulations, Seishun. I’m truly excited and happy for you, since I know that this must feel like a big dream fulfillment for you. I wish you all the best of luck, and I of course look forward to reading your posts, even if I don’t take the time to comment on them.

    • April 1, 2013 at 4:49 amSeishun

      Thanks Saku-I mean Isabel. Looking forward to our Friday anime discussions this Spring ;)

      • April 1, 2013 at 5:40 amIsabel

        It hasn’t been that long since I’ve last commented, has it? That you can’t remember the name I use to comment on here. -.-

        As for Friday anime discussions, wouldn’t it be shifted now to the weekend? After all, you know what I’m watching since you’ve asked me at least three times now… Anyways, like kou said, try not to burnout too much. I know how busy you can get.

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:53 amGermanguy

    Welcome on Board

    • April 1, 2013 at 4:50 amSeishun

      Thanks Germanguy. Happy to be here ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:54 amLiche

    Nice to see a new writer!
    Looking forward to your summaries!
    *still hoping someone will pick up the Magi manga too someday*

    • April 1, 2013 at 4:54 amSeishun

      Summaries will probably take a back seat in my anime posts. I’ll be focusing on reviews, viewpoint and debates instead.
      Oh trust me, I would love to pick up manga coverage for Magi. But One Piece has the priority at the moment. Maybe Zanibas would be interested in it?

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:04 amd-LaN

    Yoohoo Seishun! All the best on your blogging career! Will def check out your first post!

    …and if you’re not already a fan, I’ll make you one

    COME AT ME BRO. I only follow FT and I’ve read a few chapter of Reborn lol. (Been planning to read Blue Exorcist someday though)

    • April 1, 2013 at 4:55 amSeishun

      Thanks D-Lan. Simple, read my posts and you’ll realize how amazing One Piece is.

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:05 ambelatkuro

    Wow, didn’t see that coming. I would have probably seen it had I frequent more in IRC I guess.
    Anyways, glad to have you on board the RC staff, Seishun. Quite an extensive list of favorites shows there, especially Fate/Zero. I remember we were flooding IRC with black spoilers, talking about the latest episode lol.
    I will certainly follow your posts as I plan to watch those mecha shows. Sadly, I’m not yet caught up to OP but 2/3 isn’t that bad XD.
    Welcome aboard and looking forward to your posts.

    • April 1, 2013 at 5:03 amSeishun

      Belatkuro sensei! I enjoyed our long discussions on Fate/Zero and Haganai, good times! Oh and I’ll be counting on you for your vast knowledge on Light Novels ;)

      • April 1, 2013 at 5:16 ambelatkuro

        I wouldn’t say vast, just lucky that I’ve read the source material of those shows.
        I’ve read Date a Live so you can count on me with that XD. While not LNs, I’ve also read Shingeki and Railgun(though I’ve fully read Index too).
        Summer will have DxD and Fate/kaleid Illya so count on me on those too :D

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:09 amKairoru

    Welcome aboard. Lets have our fun trip together until the end of the seven seas!

    Looking forward your for reviews as well. Lets A Go!

    • April 1, 2013 at 5:06 amSeishun

      Thanks and I hope the Thousand Sunny doesn’t break before we reach our destination ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:17 amyeahair

    Welcome.
    Finally someone who I recognize from earlier comments.

    • April 1, 2013 at 5:07 amSeishun

      Thanks and I’m surprised there are people who actually read my comments XD

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:20 amShadowfax14

    Blog Uchu Senkan Yamato 2199 (for us blasphemers who haven’t watched the original) and skyrocket to my favorite writer in RC!!

    • April 1, 2013 at 5:11 amSeishun

      I would love to blog 2199 and I’m certainly watching it. It’s too bad I already have two Sci-Fi on my plate and if I were to pick up a third show, it would be something of a different genre, maybe Hyakka Ryouran or Nyaruko.

      • April 1, 2013 at 5:21 amShadowfax14

        Aww, too bad… I kinda understand the logic behind this however.

        I had never watched the original Yamato (grew up with Uchu Kubo Buru Noa though – Thundersub for us westerners) and I am currently loving the retro sci-fi feeling of Yamato, something I haven’t experienced since the days I was watching Queen Millennia and Captain Harlock as a kid!

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:33 amCybersteel

    Seishun its you? -_- I wonder how Croos is gonna take this. BTW gratz,

    • April 1, 2013 at 5:13 amSeishun

      Thanks. Haven’t seen him around lately so no idea LOL

      • April 1, 2013 at 7:20 amCybersteel

        No he is ALWAYS around. Even when he’s not in the channel, his spies are.

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:40 amBabu

    I knew it !! i even said your name on teamspeak!
    Congratulations ! :D i’m looking forward to see your post :D

    • April 1, 2013 at 5:14 amSeishun

      Good guess Babu, you know me too well :3

      • April 1, 2013 at 5:56 amBabu

        Doesn’t that make you happy, that i know you so well :3 :P

  • April 1, 2013 at 5:09 amjunglepenguin

    WTB seishun points

    Looking forward to seeing what you have to throw at us for seasons to come!

    • April 1, 2013 at 5:15 amSeishun

      They’re not for sale. You gotta earn them ;)
      Let’s hope I survive this season first. I’ll do my best.

  • April 1, 2013 at 5:27 amNikku

    I cheered when I saw Tsuritama and Ano Natsu de Matteru under your favorites.
    If you had included Hyouka, you would be one of my favorites here at RC ;D
    Good luck! I can’t wait to read your posts C:

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:08 pmSeishun

      ENO-SHIMA-DON! Tsuritama is one of my absolute favorites last year and Irino Miyu’s portrayal of Haru was one of my favorite seiyuu performances ever. I did watch Hyouka but it somehow it didn’t quite connect with me the same way Tsuritama did on the character level.

  • April 1, 2013 at 5:42 amKingofConquerors

    Welcome aboard Seishun-kun!!! Glad to have you on board and here’s hoping for your great coverage on Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride (i’m not entirely sold on the premise of the series, make me!!!!!)

    in reference to your list of favourites, u can’t tell how overjoyed i was to find Phantom-Requiem for The Phantom. it’s already a good sign. Ganbatte!!

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:15 pmSeishun

      Yes, finally, someone who understands me. Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ is one of the finest anime that I have ever watched. Love the OST by Nanase Hikaru as well.

      • April 1, 2013 at 6:36 pmKingofConquerors

        Kokia truly made the experience even more movin’

  • April 1, 2013 at 6:19 amPolashi

    Nice to have you on board! Although I have seen less than half of the series on your favorite list (probably because I started late) I hope to enjoy your blog posts!

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:19 pmSeishun

      That’s okay. You have the entire summer break to catch up soon XD
      Let me know if you need some recommendations ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 6:21 amshamaticgrl

    Well, this is certainly a big surprise after waking up :o Congrats on becoming the new writer lol guessed the saturday night chat was correct :p Anyway, I’ll be looking forward to your mecha post :D WOOT! SEIREI NO MORIBITO!!!!

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:25 pmSeishun

      Thanks Bishop or should I say shamaticgrl ;)
      Sorry I couldn’t join you guys last week, would have loved to be part of that conversation. I’ll try to make it this Saturday :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 6:21 amMasterDragonKnight

    Welcome to the writer teams.

    You may see me around, and my comments tend to be more joking or sarcastic. Best of luck to you.

    • April 1, 2013 at 10:15 am†Croos†

      Seishun, this guy will churn you and destroy you!!
      Be afraid be very afraid!!
      >:D

      • April 1, 2013 at 11:57 amMasterDragonKnight

        Who? Little old me?

        I’m almost harmless. Almost.

      • April 1, 2013 at 2:28 pmSeishun

        Croos, I’m actually more terrified of you :x

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:27 pmSeishun

      Bring it on, MY good sir. A good sarcasm is always fun. Also, love your avatar. “I’M GUNDAM!!!”

  • April 1, 2013 at 6:52 amWindaerie

    Yay, another writer who enjoys mecha anime! :) Can’t wait to read your posts, especially the OP ones. I read up to about 600+ chapters and then fell off the wagon for it. Maybe you’ll inspire me to pick it up again! xD

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:30 pmSeishun

      Yes, mecha is in my blood. Gotta give those robots some love.
      I hope you’ll find the time to pick up One Piece again. The new arc looks amazing and I expecting great things from it ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 6:59 amSilentCid

    Seishun? This is totally unexpected and here I thought it was someone important like Croos.

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:05 amSilentCid

      Are you sure this isn’t a big APRIL FOOLS?

      • April 1, 2013 at 7:23 amKuntzy

        Did… did you just try to samefag?

      • April 1, 2013 at 8:38 amSilentCid

        what’s samefag?

      • April 1, 2013 at 2:35 pmSeishun

        Nah, that’s a valid question. The post did come out on April’s Fool XD

      • April 1, 2013 at 3:28 pmKuntzy

        It’s something from from my dark days of scouring 4chan. Basically it’s when someone creates a thread (obviously not the case here) and responds to themselves (to keep their thread bumped) since the board is completely anonymous.

        The second post you made almost seemed like you were responding to yourself, so I was just thinking maybe you forgot to switch your name or something. Was pretty funny when I first read that. My bad though since it seems I was wrong.

      • April 1, 2013 at 5:13 pmKuntzy

        Oh god… “from from”? Did I really just write that? WTB proofreader to make me look like less of an idiot.

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:33 pmSeishun

      SilentCid, now that would certainly be an interesting choice and nope, not an April’s Fool joke, I’m here to stay ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 7:02 amKuntzy

    Welcome not Divine, Omni or Jaalin. (tch, all that speculation for nothing) :P

    In all seriousness, I’m looking forward to sharing the ride with you on Valvrave. Not sure on Majestic Prince yet, we’ll see after the first episode.

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:39 pmSeishun

      Thanks Kuntzy. Valvrave is the show I’m most looking forward to this season.
      Motonaga Keitaro did an excellent job with Jormungand and I’m interested to see what he comes up with in Majestic Prince. The mecha designs looks pretty amazing too.

      • April 1, 2013 at 5:32 pmKuntzy

        Yeah, I was pretty hyped for Valvrave since it was revealed (’cause Sunrise mecha show) but then I saw the new PV and heard the Mizuki Nana X T.M. Revolution duet and my brain pretty much exploded.

  • April 1, 2013 at 7:20 amchioneicedyrken

    ヽ(=^・ω・^=)丿 Welcome nyan~ Looking forward to reading your posts!! (^・ω・^ ) I watch the One Piece anime but refuse to be spoiled by taking up the manga since I prefer the moving picture~ (=;ェ;=)

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:43 pmSeishun

      I don’t follow the anime series unfortunately. But I do plan on blogging One Piece Film Z when we have the BD version. I saw it in the theaters few months back and it was awesome!

  • April 1, 2013 at 8:08 ambovinity

    You’re blogging two mecha shows AND One Piece? We’re gonna get along, man.

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:44 pmSeishun

      Nakama! I’m very excited to be blogging those shows ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 8:16 amCherrie

    Glad to have you on board =) Now you can see all the work that goes on behind RC lol
    I remember when Divine told me to watch all the Gundam series to make me a mecha blogger -___-’ that didn’t happen, but now we have you! ^^

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:11 pmSeishun

      Thanks Cherrie sempai. Yeah, not as easy as I thought XD
      No need to force yourself, I’ll be more than happy to blog Gundam for RandomC ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 8:17 amReaper201

    Nice to see a new writer aboard this epic crew of bloggers, I saw you favorite anime list and I gotta say I like you already.:)

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:14 pmSeishun

      Ohoho, I love your avatar. Reiji/Zwei is one of the best anime characters ever and the fact that he’s voiced by the unrivaled Irino Miyu only makes it better ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 8:18 amFreddeh

    Eeeeeexcellent, my harem is invading the writers area now too! Soon I shall take over RC muahahahahahahaha.

    Oh and grats Seishun! :D

    If this isn’t an April Fools joke (stupid April fools making me suspicious of everything).

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:16 pmSeishun

      No glomps for me today? ;)

      • April 1, 2013 at 9:59 pmFreddeh

        Didn’t you get the one in IRC? XD

  • April 1, 2013 at 8:29 amMrRei

    WHAT THE FU** IS GOING ON?!!! D: D: D:
    AncientOtoko? You’re not satisfied with terrorizing just us anymore?
    OH GOD I FORGOT IT’S APRIL FOOLS! I probably need to sleep this off.. >_>

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:17 pmSeishun

      And you wake up and realize this is not an April’s Fool joke :P
      Croos can terrorize you guys, I’m one of the good guys now :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 8:30 amMeldoy

    Welcome to RC! Mecha/sci-fi is also one of my favorite genres :3

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:20 pmSeishun

      Thanks Meldoy. I love Mecha/Sci-Fi, I’ll blog as many of those as I can :P

  • April 1, 2013 at 8:39 am†Croos†

    TO ALL FEMALE READERS, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!
    NEVER EVER TALK TO SEISHUN!!
    HE WILL HARASS YOU!!

    • April 1, 2013 at 9:34 amStilts

      I have no idea what you’re talking about. Seishun is a gentleman!

      *twirls the control to his shock collar*

      ^_^

      • April 1, 2013 at 9:55 amCybersteel

        Is Bakachi gonna do Seishun’s capping too? Poor girl D:

      • April 1, 2013 at 10:00 am†Croos†

        Stilts, if you look at the Randomc IRC Social Graph, you will understand why.

      • April 1, 2013 at 10:10 am†Croos†

        He always talk to all the girls in RC before talking to the boys.

        One example:

        SeishunOtoko has joined the channel
        Croos: hi SeishunOtoko
        Seishun: hi Steroman
        Seishun: hi Bishop
        Croos: ;A;

        10 minutes later…

        Seishun: hi Croos.

      • April 1, 2013 at 10:39 amd-LaN

        There a social graph!?? All of my what. Damn I really need to improve my SLinks >_<

      • April 1, 2013 at 3:27 pmSeishun

        Stilts Aniki, I am a gentleman and I learn from the best :P
        Cybersteel, nah, a man has to be self-sufficient so I’m making my own caps :3
        Croos, only because Stereoman and Bishop are more interesting than you. Also, that social graph needs to be updated XD
        d-LaN, you should join our IRC sessions more often. Croos will terrorize you ;)

      • April 2, 2013 at 12:52 amCybersteel

        And yet in the very same graph, Croos is the center of the Social Links.

    • April 1, 2013 at 9:53 amCybersteel

      Too late! Croos.

    • April 1, 2013 at 10:24 amIsabel

      Croos, I upvoted your comment for truth. :3

      Also, looking at that outdated graph makes me cringe. I think I may need to cut back on my visits to #randomc. lol

      • April 1, 2013 at 3:33 pmSeishun

        LOL Isabel. I’m sure you enjoyed our conversations too :3
        I have a feeling I’ll be the one who’s going to take a back seat on IRC, now that I’ve taken on a second job XD

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:22 pmSeishun

      I upvoted this comment for the lulz XD
      And that’s a blatant lie Croos, I talk to you all the time and you ain’t no female :3

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:26 pmMasterDragonKnight

      As opposed to Croos, who will harass anyone, male or female.

  • April 1, 2013 at 9:32 amkondee

    Pleasure to have someone blog about the Straw Hats! I find a blog about One Piece is a bit of what’s missing. Glad you can fill up that spot.

    I look forward to your posts, friend. :)

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:02 pmSeishun

      You betcha I’m pumped. One Piece is amazing :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 9:44 amXumbra

    I’M PROUD OF YOU, SEISHUN. GO GET ‘EM.

    • April 1, 2013 at 9:59 amXumbra

      23:53 < nbk> and you made this guy a WRITER?
      23:53 < LightnDark> ^

      lololololololol

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:03 pmSeishun

      Thanks Xumbra. I’ll be in your care :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 9:47 amagr0n

    It would be really funny if this was a joke since today is April fools :p

    Well if it isn’t congrats I was wondering who that new writer would be. Heaven’s Lost Property and Seikon no Qwaser on the same list that strikes me as odd since Heaven’s never had nudity and Seikon no Qwaser had an overdose, I’m surprised Sekirei wasn’t on that list.

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:07 pmSeishun

      Heh, you’re not the first who thought this is an April’s Fool joke ;)
      Sekirei almost made the list. Fan service isn’t always about boobs. Sora no Otoshimono has its unique charm that makes it so sexy :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 10:32 am†Croos†

    Поздравления Show Spoiler ▼

    , Seishun! DivineSpirit убью тебя!

    • April 1, 2013 at 10:42 am†Croos†

      DAMN IT
      Since he already knows the RC INITIATION, its no fun anymore.

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:08 pmSeishun

      I don’t get this. Then again, I rarely get what you’re trying to say :P

  • April 1, 2013 at 10:44 amGeoff

    He needs to build a harem somehow you know.

    DO IT. YOU CARRY ALL THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF MEN EVERYWHERE.

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:09 pmSeishun

      Harem? I’m actually a fiercely loyal person. The one and only is enough :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 11:04 amraiken66

    Happy to hear someone will be picking up One Piece

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:10 pmSeishun

      Thanks. Happy to meet another fan of One Piece ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 11:23 amTonameki

    Looking forward to your post Seishun good luck :D

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:11 pmSeishun

      Thanks Tonameki. I hope you’ll like my posts :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:27 pmelmaton04

    Welcome aboard, it sucks I won’t be able to watch the anime shows you are blogging this spring.

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:13 pmSeishun

      That’s okay. Maybe I’ll be able to convince you to pick up Valvrave, that’s part of my job ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:49 pmsortedevaras

    Someone who remembers that Tsuritama existed?! Insta-fan.

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:15 pmSeishun

      ENO-SHIMA-DON!
      Why wouldn’t I? It’s one my all time favorites ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 1:11 pmChris

    Add a white spotted hat on that anime profile picture…and you will get Trafalgar Law. Welcome on board. Good to see that Random C is restarting the coverage on One Piece’s Manga chapters.

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:16 pmSeishun

      +10 Seishun Points
      Coincidentally, Trafalgar Law is my favorite non-Straw Hat character in One Piece ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 1:47 pmrandom viewer

    3 cheers for a new member in RC…Hip Hip Hooray x3~
    Now the RC title banner needs a new chibi character. ^_^ I look forward to the what you have in store for us from your posts.

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:18 pmSeishun

      Heh, now that you mention it. Stereoman does owe me a Chibi. She’s very busy lately though. I’m sure she’ll get to it soon, hopefully.

    • April 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm†Croos†

      RUN STEREOMAN! RUN!!!

  • April 1, 2013 at 1:59 pmDunn

    Welcome Seishun!
    Looking forward to read your posts on the mecha animes this season.

    P.S What about Sen-Hime that appeals to you so much? :D

    • April 1, 2013 at 7:20 pmSeishun

      Do I have to spell it out for you? *blushes*
      The picture I linked says it all :3

      • April 1, 2013 at 10:48 pmDunn

        Aha, I’ve to make a confession, that’s exactly the screenshot I saved from the first season.
        Can we share Sen Hime then? :)

      • April 3, 2013 at 8:23 pmSeishun

        Of course, always happy to share. Just don’t tell me what you do with that picture :P

  • April 1, 2013 at 2:21 pmCrook

    Welcome Seishun! Nice to see a new face, and not to forget, the complete Big Three being reviewed!

    • April 2, 2013 at 1:36 amSeishun

      Well, to be exact, it’s the Big 4. Don’t Natsu and his gang from Fairy Tail ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 2:46 pmpetitorenji

    Yayyyyy. We’re gonna have lots of fun

    • April 2, 2013 at 1:39 amSeishun

      I certainly hope and I’ll do my best ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:34 pmgrey

    Hello and welcome :3 Always nice to have a new writer on RC! :D That’s quite the list of favourites you’ve got there.
    Can I call you Sei-chan? lolol

    • April 2, 2013 at 1:41 amSeishun

      Sei-chan sounds pretty feminine. I prefer Seish ;)

      • April 2, 2013 at 11:32 amgrey

        That’s the point :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:02 pmalexsaingxd

    That is very true. This website is more popular than SeventhStyle. Not to mention in a disrespectful way but everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but when it comes to SeventhStyle, it just trolls on everything especially with popular anime series like Sword Art Online and Guilty Crown – the site generally trolls by talking trash and exaggerating the series and calling them a “loser” “wimp” “faggot” “no life kid” in the article for no apparent reason. And yet, the SeventhStyle website has been running for almost two years with only “5 followers”. Though people do visit, hardly ever enjoy the articles, they don’t visit anymore.

    I’m glad I found a website that shows positive aspects and have the anime community who loves a specific series that Random Curiosity displays and presents and to grow its community bigger every single day.

    • April 2, 2013 at 1:43 amSeishun

      Let’s just say we try to make your experience a positive one ;)

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:05 pmalexsaingxd

    Not to mention about comparing anime websites, “Seven” of SeventhStyle (Administrator) edits all of the users who volunteered to write an article for whichever contents it may be but none of their writings are in there for somewhat reason. Though editorials are sometimes mandatory, at least fix its grammar. But I go on this website now because it’s great.

    • April 2, 2013 at 1:47 amSeishun

      RandomC is pretty awesome :3

  • April 1, 2013 at 5:03 pmZhinvu

    Welcome Seishun! Hey is that iDOLM@STER and True Tears I see in your list? Not to mention that you’re geared towards mecha too? I like your tastes already! And thanks One-Piece is back in RC.

    • April 2, 2013 at 2:29 amSeishun

      I’m a huge IM@S fan. Azusa, Chihaya and Miki being my favorites :3

      • April 2, 2013 at 5:33 pmZhinvu

        Great choices! My top 3 are Takane, Makoto, and Azusa. I still like them all though and I’m especially impressed on how Iori was in the anime. Really glad Divine picked up iM@S back then.

  • April 1, 2013 at 7:06 pmNaYa

    Welcome aboard. Looking forward to your OP posts. :)

    • April 2, 2013 at 2:32 amSeishun

      One Piece saikou \o/

  • April 1, 2013 at 7:13 pmSherylfan

    Welcome and as a Sci-fi and action nut I’ll likely be reading a lot from you in the future, but lets start with Kakumeiki Valvrave and Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince!!!

    Also as you can tell from my avatar I’m huge macross frontier fan as well. Always nice to see another fan.

    I go off and on with manga (I hate the wait, I rather backlogue a few months and read a marathon), but I’m glad someone finally getting back into one piece. Thanks for covering this. It’s a daunting task but I appreciate all who contribute to this shonen behemoth.

    • April 2, 2013 at 2:34 amSeishun

      Heh, I starting with Gundam UC. That’s a must-watch for any mecha nut :3
      Also, Sheryl > Ranka, nuff said!

  • April 1, 2013 at 8:38 pmHagiri

    Kochira koso, Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu~

    • April 2, 2013 at 2:37 amSeishun

      Yoroshiku~

  • April 1, 2013 at 9:10 pm†Croos†

    хорошо, Seishun.

    • April 2, 2013 at 2:37 amSeishun

      Harasho!

  • April 2, 2013 at 4:54 amSwarz

    Hi, Welcome. Glad to have you aboard. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on Valvrave. Wish you all the very best with your future endeavors bro(It’s a bro right?).

    • April 2, 2013 at 10:31 pmSeishun

      Yes, this is your bro ;)
      I’m very much looking forward to blogging Valvrave too.

  • April 2, 2013 at 6:34 pmThe Moondoggie

    Sei finally made his dream come true XD

    Now will he start asking if the posters are female? Let’s see XD

    • April 2, 2013 at 10:33 pmSeishun

      LOL I assume everyone on the internet is male until proven otherwise XD

  • April 2, 2013 at 8:22 pmKioku from Laptop

    21 and six halves out of 40, if you count sequels, that I’ve watched and you’ve listed. Pretty good odds there, if you ask me. The halves I haven’t finished yet.

    Welcome aboard mate! I tend to browse a lot, but not post a lot from wherever I may be at the time (Louisville Kentucky today). Also, why are you calling Stilts Aniki?

    • April 2, 2013 at 10:36 pmSeishun

      Simple, because Stilts is GARRRRR (Just look at his Horizon mega posts). Nothing wrong with just browsing, though a comment or two would nice :3

  • April 2, 2013 at 10:24 pmJin

    Welcome! I look forward to reading your posts. On a side note I miss the days when it was just 2 insanely devoted writers (Omni, divine) on the site and I didn’t have to deal with the quirks of 5+ different writers.

    • April 2, 2013 at 10:40 pmSeishun

      Yeah, I get what you mean. But on the bright side, you have more choices now than before and we have the manpower to take on more series, OVAs, movies, mangas etc. Oh and don’t forget the Podcasts, those wouldn’t have be possible if there were only two writers ;)

  • April 2, 2013 at 10:49 pmTheFadingMoon

    It’s about time aha! Good to see you around and happy you are a writer here now.

    • April 3, 2013 at 8:20 pmSeishun

      Thanks TheFadingMoon. I hope you like my posts :3

  • April 4, 2013 at 6:25 amVaans

    I’m looking forward in reading your posts as well. Knowing a new writer to
    add to the team makes randomC more interesting.

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    I’ll immediately seize your rss as I can not to find your email subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me understand so that I may subscribe. Thanks.