Random Curiosity

Introduction – “I Get to Write for Random Curiosity? Really?”

Hi everyone. Nice to meet you. My name is Takaii and I’ll be hopping on board to write for Random Curiosity! I never thought that I would get the opportunity to write for RandomC, but sometimes amazing things happen, right? I’m here to post my thoughts on whatever series I may be blogging, and listening to what you have to say down in the comments. I love reading comments and can’t wait to see what you guys have to say.

The Name's Takaii.

I was exposed to anime back in 2000, when Rurouni Kenshin and Outlaw Star were still the newest thing out in America. Once subtitled anime got more popular, I began watching just about anything I could get my hands on. Anyone remember streaming videos through Winamp? I was able to watch my first Japanese animated movie, Appleseed, off of it. Some of my old favorites that will never leave me are Mahoromatic and Love Hina, with Love Hina being the first anime I watched with the original Japanese voice actors and Mahoromatic introducing me to Ayako Kawasumi (voicing Mahoro, Saber, and Alice among many others). For anyone that watched the English dub, Mitsune’s voice was so bad that I vowed to always watch shows in their original language. And thus, the door to anime had been opened.

For series that are a little bit more current, my favorites from the past few years range from Clannad, Gurren Lagann, Lucky Star, to Toradora and Ookami. While I’m not the most well versed on all the different types of anime out there, I do have a very open mind when it comes to things I will watch. My favorite genres though are romantic comedies, slice of life shows, and those really, really GARR type of shows that get your adrenaline pumping (Gurren Lagann anyone?).

I also enjoy listening to music from anime, especially the OSTs. For the past few months, the most notable songs in my mind are Angel Beat’s Brave Song (GlDeMo Ver!) and Bakemonogatari’s 君の知らない物語 (Kimi No Shiranai Monogatari by Supercell). I’m very open to different types of music, and I would love to hear some of your song recommendations. (Anything Japanese is fine, it doesn’t have to be from an anime necessarily.) From the OST viewpoint, Maeda Jun‘s work on Angel Beats is what’s been on repeat for me while I study. It makes for really, really good studying music. Completely off topic, but I managed to get Eri Kitamura’s signature on Yui’s picture on the Thousand Enemies album (Eri Kitamura voices Yui). I know that she doesn’t sing it, but it feels right having her sign it.

On the writing aspect side of things, I tend to focus on the important events during an anime, while trying to still bring out the gist of what’s going on during the entire show. I’m not going to focus too much on summarizing, and express my opinions on the important points instead. I value any feedback you may have, and I hope that in turn I can entertain you guys to the best of my ability. I’m very, very excited to start writing for Random Curiosity and never thought that I’d be here writing an intro post for myself. I hope that I will be able to provide entertaining posts for you in the near future.

On that note, I hope I didn’t bore you too much, and here’s my formal introduction;
タカイイです。どうぞよろしくおねがいします。 (Takaii desu. Douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu)

I’m still trying to get MyAnimeList setup, but I’m having trouble recalling everything I’ve ever watched. For what I’m blogging, I’m fairly sure I will be covering Bakuman and Yakumo.

September 18, 2010 at 1:11 am
  • September 19, 2010 at 12:59 pmAlright

    woo-hoo Bakuman you say? definitely interested =] =] Show us what you got (^_^)b lol

  • September 19, 2010 at 2:08 pmchloesong

    YAY BAKUMAN! :D Welcome to RC :D

  • September 19, 2010 at 2:41 pmSilver

    Woohoo! Nice to meet you!

  • September 19, 2010 at 3:47 pmkuripuri

    Nice to meet you Takaii!

    And even though its not that much of a coincidence, all those songs you like/listed are on my current playlist. Your viewpoint on music is basically the same as mine too.

    Good Luck with blogging~ I can’t wait to see your reviews/summaries particularly on Bakuman.

    LOL and I guess thanks for taking some of the load off of Divine.

  • September 19, 2010 at 3:48 pmSilvfer

    Welcome to RC Takaii! i’ll be following ur summaries
    i like your taste of anime, is as same as mine :)

  • September 19, 2010 at 4:49 pmHelio

    Yep. Maeda Jun’s music is amazing. I listen to it all the time.

  • September 19, 2010 at 5:36 pmtman

    nice 2 meet you

    this site got 2 new writers in one weekend.

    I wonder if someone will eventually blog super sentai or Kamen Rider

  • September 19, 2010 at 6:21 pmshaolinx

    I am lookin forward to reading your stuff :D

  • September 19, 2010 at 8:23 pmFading Moon

    Does anyone know what anime that pic is from in his intro?

  • September 19, 2010 at 9:42 pmSOSAnimeBoy

    Hey Takaii, when you say Bakuman, will you blog the and/or the anime when it starts next month?

    • September 19, 2010 at 9:43 pmSOSAnimeBoy

      O_o I meant to ask the *manga* and/or anime…

      • September 19, 2010 at 11:25 pmTakaii

        I haven’t read the manga, and I am intending on blogging the Anime (:

  • September 20, 2010 at 1:10 amellymate

    hello TAKAII!!!
    Welcome, just wait to read ur work ^___^
    Do ur best!

  • September 20, 2010 at 2:10 amMaiku

    Good luck Takaii-san!!!

  • September 20, 2010 at 2:11 amMaiku

    Oh, is it a good time to ask you guys to consider blogging Pokemon Best Wishes?

  • September 20, 2010 at 1:40 pmMrBrownSound

    Clannad, Angel beats and Toradora you say! I love you already! lol, Glad to see you have the exact taste as me. I am looking forward to reading your blogs! Oh and Welcome to Random Curiosity! All the best.

  • September 20, 2010 at 6:25 pmTaichi EX

    Welcome Takaii ^_^

  • September 21, 2010 at 1:21 amAC730

    Congratulations Takaii~

    Anyhow, after reading your interest in music, being a notable song by supercell, I’ve recently started writing a feature on them on my site (there are more parts I am looking to expand on.) If you are interested you can check the first part here: http://ac730.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/supercell-feature-part-1-ryos-journey/

    Other than that, I suggest you keep following supercell’s recent releases, because since their ED for Bakemonogatari they’ve released 2 singles out and are very much worth checking out.

    And good luck with your blogging endeavours!

  • September 21, 2010 at 9:33 amFading Moon

    Hey Takaii What’s the name of the anime from the pic you used in your intro? I want to check it out.

  • September 21, 2010 at 12:16 pmWonderweisz Dee

    Oh hello Takaii. For some odd reason, Im already looking forward to whatever you’d be blogging. <3

  • September 26, 2010 at 2:18 pmokami

    I look forward to your posts and welcome to Random Curiosity ^_^

  • September 26, 2010 at 11:59 pmnarumai

    congrats! and welcome!!

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