When Divine asked me if I wanted to join Random Curiosity as a contributing writer, I was, in sequential order, shocked, thrilled and honored.
RC was really the first anime blog I ever visited regularly – and it was the inspiration for me to start my own blog, Lost in America. I’ve spent the last year building the site up – posting frequently, networking, tweaking. And I’m proud of it. But if you start a community newspaper and manage to build a small readership, when the New York Times calls and asks if you’d like to write some articles for them, your only question is “When can I start?”
Divine has been very kind about allowing me to split my time, so Lost in America will go on, – I’ll blog several additional series there, plus the other stuff I like to cover – TV series like “Game of Thrones”, manga, my occasional Japan trips… I really hope you’ll check it out from time to time and leave me your feedback, as I put a lot into it. And, as hard as it is for me to believe, I’ll be blogging anime at Random Curiosity. I’m incredibly excited for that opportunity and I intend to do my best to make a real contribution to what I consider the best anime blog there is. My only disappointment is not getting the chance to work with Kiiragi, but I’ll do my best to keep up with the rest of the team.
What do you need to know about me as a blogger? Well, I consider myself in anime – as in life – a generalist and not a specialist. I tend not to look at genre so much in deciding what to watch – I’m more interested in the writer, the director, even the studio. If it’s good, I’ll watch it – I don’t care if it’s shounen, shoujo, mecha, slice-of-life, romance… If anything, character-driven stories are what interest me the most. Some of my favorite shows of the last couple of years have been Cross Game, Sarai-ya Goyou, Hourou Musuko, and AnoHana (yes, there’s a lot of NoitaminA in there). But I also think it’s been a golden age for comedy – Shinryaku Ika Musume, Mitsudomoe, Baka-Test, Seitokai no Ichizon… All huge winners in my book.
The first anime I ever watched was Star Blazers (Space Battleship Yamato), old even when I was watching it at 6:30 AM on WGN Chicago before elementary school. I always loved animation, but anime was never a big part of my consciousness again until after college. I was a huge ReBoot fan (thus the handle) and I watched the older Ghibli catalogue, and when anime like Tenchi started showing up on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block I realized I was really intrigued by it. DVD’s followed, I started watching subs instead of dubs, and the rest is history.
The first anime that really blew my mind was (as it was for many, I’m sure) Evangelion. That was the one that completely changed the way I looked at animation forever. I was also a huge fan of Outlaw Star, Rurouni Kenshin, FLCL, Last Exile, Fruits Basket (though I wish it hadn’t ended right in the middle of the manga), Infinite Ryvius… And over the years, some of my absolute favorites have been Seirei no Moribito, Ghost Hound, Mushishi, and Kanon – as well as movies like 5 CM per Second and Colorful.
What do I plan to blog for RC? Well, I expect to cover a few of the new Summer series, depending on what the other writers settle on. It looks like an above-average Summer in terms of series that interest me, so I think there will be plenty of good shows to choose from. I may pick up one or two continuing Spring shows (you might be able to guess which!) for RC as well. To start with, I’ll be using the “mini” post format, using 15 images or so in the main post, while I get acclimated to posting on RC. Also, I do blog from subs as my Japanese is nowhere near good enough to cover raws yet.
I look forward to hearing from all of you, both here and at LiA – or ping me on Twitter (@GuardianEnzo). I’m really honored to be working with Divine and a great team of writers at a truly legendary place like Random Curiosity. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
Welcome to RC!
Welcome aboard. I look forward to reading your blogs
Welcome! Looking forward to your posts!
Yay, someone new. Welcome, and I hope you enjoy the ride.
I wish you good luck and hope to read your blogs…:)
Thanks! I’m truly honored to be part of this community. I’ll do my best to live up to the high standard the current writing team and those who went before them set.
welcome Enzo! Hope you like this place 🙂 looking forward to your posts :3
and you really should pop in the IRC channel 🙂
Welcome! I look forward to reading your posts. 😉
By the way, I was excited to see Cross Game in your list, I love that manga so much and the anime too!
It’s a fantastic anime and manga. In my all-time top 10 in both categories.
I saw that (and your other choices) on your list and went “I’m probably going to like this guys posts.”
Lets see what you’ve got.
Woot – tough crowd! I’ll do my best.
@jrj Thanks for the welcome. I just got Twitter – let me limp into the 21st Century bit by bit! I will definitely do that soon.
Same here. I signed up recently [for SCIV] but I’m not savvy with it. If I can just figure out how to work it..
Welcome aboard. This is just your intro post, yet I’m already liking your style and preferences.
yay a new blogger.
I wonder if Divine has other bloggers in case of someone leaving….
I checked out your personal blog, and I like your writing style so far (from what little of it I managed to skim before being subjected to a manga-spoiler and having to stop). I think you’ll fit in well here.
Welcome. I’m a fan of your writing style already – great first post. Looking forward to reading your weekly musings!
I’ll be looking forward to reading your posts this summer season.
I had actually just stumbled upon LiA a few days ago (through the godly powers of Google, of course), and I liked what I saw there. I’m glad you’re joining the RC team and I look forward to reading more of your posts. Are you a member of MyAnimeList by chance?
Thanks for that. I’m actually on Animeplanet – my profile is http://www.anime-planet.com/users/GuardianEnzo if you want to take a look at my lists…
Welcome to Rc, just checked out your site and Im really impressed. Can’t wait to see what you bring to RC
Welcome to RC!!! I’ll be looking forward to your blogs. Did I see Mushishi and 5cm per second there? I think you and I will get along just fine.
Hi, Jack (don’t say that at the airport). Yes, Mushishi is in my 5-star category, and 5-CM is probably in my top 3 anime ever. The first segment “Cherry Blossoms” is arguably the most perfect 22 minutes of anime ever made, IMHO.
^ Gold. Pure gold.
Yeah that first part is epic…
Nice to see someone new on this blog, good luck and we will be reading your posts.
Welcome. Looking forward to your posts.
I know you quite well from animesuki as well as your blog. Your stance on watching anime is the same as me, so I’m very pleased to know I can see more of your posts here, on Random Curiosity. 🙂
I’m looking forward to your 1st post!
WGN Chicago eh? Are you from Chitown or just watched the channel? Would be nice to see a fellow Chicagoan here! Welcome to the blog! If only I had more time, I would love to blog for a site like this, especially since I can kind of watch some shows raw, unless they get technical (like Index, oh god…)
Born and raised in Chicago. Moved to California in my 20s.
Welcome to RC. I look forward towards reading your blog both on RC and on your site.
Time to add your name to the abour page??
Welcome, looking forward to continuing reading your posts over here!
Will be looking forward yo your posts!!!
Welcome to the family!
I’m finally not the new kid on the block (;
But in all seriousness, glad to see you on board!
Takaii – oh, my! I’m excited to be here, thanks for the warm welcome. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu – I’ll be leaning on you guys for help and wisdom.
For some reason i see you in forums. Correct me if I’m wrong.
I hope you don’t get absorbed by Divine to much. His a dangerous person when introducing anime. XD
welcome, looking forward to read your posts 🙂
Wow, just from your introduction and reading a couple of posts on your own blog I’m already impressed with your writing style! Welcome to RC! I really hope you have fun blogging here and I can’t wait to read you blogs!
Kiiragi’s leaving. Your entrance to the stage is as timely as a “Big Damn Hero’s” moment in an anime. Gambatte Kudasai!
Are you from Chicago? If so, it will be nice to have a fellow Chicagoan blogging on RC. Best of luck.
Nevermind just saw your reply to the same question :).
First of all, congratulations! I’m sure you’ll help balance posts after Kiiragi’s departure.
Second, I look forward to reading your posts as I’ve read a few of your posts and they are lengthy, informative, and insightful. Clarification of the events in an episode and your thoughts (though I wish to see more of “your thoughts”)? That’s a big yes.
Welcome to Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo! I haven’t taken a look at your blog yet but I’m looking forward to your posts! Good Luck! 😀
Congrats on joining the team Enzo. It’ll be interesting to see your work here at RC, and I guess I’ve now got a blog to follow too, since you’ve got your own. So +1 to your readership group.
Hope you have fun here, and you seem to have the same attitude I do when viewing shows – as long as its good, its a watch. So I bet anything you watch, I’ll need to watch as well.
^_^ Enjoy your stay!
I’ve already seen how informative your posts are in the AS threads, so it’ll be nice to see how that transitions to this blog. No doubt it’ll be good =03.
Welcome! I’m looking forward to your first post. What shows are you most interested in blogging for the summer season?
Hey, Click! At this point I might be picking up a couple of Kiragii’s shows. In addition, I have a number of series that I’m looking forward to for summer and I’m sure I’ll blog a couple of them here. But personally, the show I’m most looking forward to as a viewer is Natsume Yuujinchou San. I’m a huge fan of the manga and the first two series.
Awesome! I’m definitely looking forward to coverage on Natsume, especially since I totally skipped the first two seasons. Welcome to RC :>
I loved Natsume Yuujinchou. The second season made me cry. It’s gotten a better grip on my emotions than so many other shows of its kind. Kogitsune, the kitsune yokai, is my favorite. He really knows how to yank ’em out of you. :’D
Oh hey! I’ve read your blog before 😀
Welcome to RC.
Hullo! new writer named Enzo!!
hope you have fun writing for this blog from what i see of your various favourites you seem to be a vary unbiased person and i hope i will enjoy your writings 😀
Finally a person who has the appreciation for Ichizon and ika musume its too rare 😀
Quick question what are your thoughts on Toradora? and is Kanon your favourite Key anime? and why is it?
I love Ichizon and Ika Musume, ~degeso. Thrilled to be seeing both of them come out with new seasons, hopefully in the fall.
Tatsuyuki Nagai, director of Toradora, also directed my favorite show of 2011 so far, AnoHana. And I enjoy Toradora – I don’t consider it a classic, but it’s very, very good – an interesting and atypical HS romance series. One issue I had with it is that I actually liked Taiga less than either of the other main girls (though I confess I hated Ami at first, I loved her by the end).
Finally, yes – Kanon is my favorite KEY series. I think Clannad is excellent as well, but Kanon was a little less melodramatic for me, and the characters grabbed me a little more. I prefer Naoki Hisaya’s writing style (he also wrote “Sola”) to Jun Maeda’s.
Welcome Enzo, hope you enjoy your time here.
Welcome to RC! I’m new here as well, but just as a normal fan. Looking forward to your work ^^
I want to say I actually convinced Divine to take you in after how impressed I was that another beast of blogging existed (seriously you blog like an addict on crack), but I believe he was thinking about it already. 😛
But good luck man. Despite your several hundred posts far surpassing mine, blogging with a large audience is a different animal. Don’t lose yourself amidst it all.
Thanks – you’ve been an inspiration to me. I will take “addict on crack” as a compliment! I was very flattered that Divine and yourself liked my stuff – that means a lot to me.
welcome to RC
welcome to RC. 😀
Welcome! I look forward to reading your posts 🙂
I’ll troll your posts.
Haha, j/k. Congrats on making it to the major leagues. :p
Are you serious? [-imfreakinsold-] Can’t wait to see you take off the training wheels a give us all y’got. I think it’s suicide to write not for RC, but your own as well. All the more props to you.
I’m a little surprised. Most of the writers here have a MyAnimeList account or some sort of website where they keep track of all the anime they watch in some way or form. Do you have something like that on your homepage? After seeing all that anime you’ve watched, I wanted to recommend The Book of Bantorra. <–crack
lol I'm all excited now. I wish you'd tell us more about your animu uprising! It's always fun to hear about stuff like that.
And here I thought this would be just another day… It’s sad to see how fast Divine found Kiiragi’s replacement. Give a man a little time to soak this all up! ToT
I have high expectations for someone who already blogs, but please don’t overwork yourself.
It was all very carefully planned. Professionalism~
Welcome to the New York times XD
see ya in irc
@Shirt: Hey – thanks for the warm welcome. I do have a page at Animeplanet (http://www.anime-planet.com/users/GuardianEnzo). Lists of anime and manga are in my profile.
Tidbits of my background will leak out over time, I’m sure… 😉
Ohh! I see. I didn’t know there was such a place. I found it a bit hard to navigate but you’ve watched a lot! I took it lightly, but Kiiragi’s comment about you blogging like an “addict on crack” must have some validity to it after all. If I could somehow drag you over to MAL, I would. Better format imo. (Plus I’d be able to add ya to m’friends list.)
I’m still stoaked that you like Seirei no Moribito so much. Balsa’s a real woman. A real woman.
I do think most of us watchers here are MAL fans, so I think our influence will drag you there. And I’ve never been to anime-planet. The format is a bit weird, but I like how the layout is more… modern? MAL is very simple-looking, but I like how easy it is to navigate. Hope you switch over to the dark side =O (so i can add you)
No reason I can’t be at both MAL and AP…
Welcome to RC, If Divine picked you then you must be really good. I expect great thigs from your future posts.
Visit IRC as well 😀
Welcome! Your introduction was the most enjoyable one I’ve read. May you enjoy your stay, and you have my admiration for keeping up with two blogs at once.
Welcome to RC! After looking at your blog, it looks like I’ll be going on that a lot too.
Hey guys I just woke up now what’s going on here?
So from what I’m gathering, you’ll be picking up AnE and S;G after Kiiragi leaves, and here comes Natsume?
But seriously man, congrats!
Arabesque! One of my original Twitter followers and LiA followers too, LOL. Yup, I think those are pretty good guesses.
@Matt – thanks, but admire me *after* I’m able to actually do it without destroying my brain!
@Shirt – Moribito is my #1 series of all time. Not just Balsa, but Chagum and the other chars too. It’s fantastic.
@Peep – thanks to you, too. Look forward to chatting with you both places.
@CornMe – Soon, I promise. Let me get settled and then I’ll figure out a way to get IRC into the mix.
Welcome! Nice taste; you mentioned some of my favorite series. Looking forward to reading your posts.
welcome to RC 🙂
hope you will take up steins; gate xD really want this show covered 🙂
I think that is very, very possible…
bad joke man (saw)
I checked your blog and now I wish i had known about it earlier 🙁
I really like your style hope to read a lot from you in the future ^^
That’s damn nice of you to say – thanks. I look forward to hearing more feedback from you guys.
yee took a look looks very nice
damn I made bad writing style mistake
The big league is the visitors of this site – they are the true and biggest in numbers league 😉
Welcome Guardian Enzo!
I can already see that your posts will be very fun to read from your intro – can’t wait! 🙂
Are you seriously reading every comment? o_O
For the intro post – yes!
Welcome to RC, been reading for quite a few years n finaly got a gravatar to interact. Looking forward to ur posts!
Welcome~I just spent some time checking out your blog. Will probably continue to go there to check out the Tiger&Bunny blogs. Fangirling on LJ and Aarin is nice and all, but it’s also great to have a more neutral perspective on things. Also glad that your taste is pretty similar to mine, especially since you’ll probably be blogging Natsume San since I was resigned to the fact that no one at RC had a keen interest in it. Also hope you’ll include more personal impressions rather than straight summary though I’m aware that it those tend to be awfully inflammable.
Anyways, looking forward to your posts. ^-^
I remember you! You did a episode review for the Game of Thrones TV series on your blog.
Welcome to Random Curiosity.
Welcome aboard! We always look forward to new writers!
Welcome to the team~! Expecting good things from you~!
Welcome to RC!
YOROSKU ONEGAI SHIMAS!
Wow you weren’t joking about it. Looking forward for thy posts.
Welcome! Looking forward to seeing you in action.
Also, I liked your Game of Thrones posts on your blog 🙂
Ponch & MrTerrorist: yeah, I blogged all the way thru GoT. It took a few eps for me to really fall for it, but it’s great – one of the better live-action shows out there. Looking forward to S2 next year and I’ll definitely blog it.
Welcome aboard! I look forward to see what you cover and your writing style since each blogger does it slightly differently 🙂
Also, Ano Hana and Hourou Musuko are also among my favourites, both in my top 5 and both came out this year in Noitamina which is surprising. But yeah, seeyah around!
Welcome to RC!
Hope you have a pleasant time and I’m looking forward to your posts 🙂
hello there, welcome 🙂
Welcome aboard! ^_^
it is sad to see kiiragi leaves, but it is also good to have someone get in board.
guardian enzo, i think he is the only contributor here who have two-word name 🙂
Welcome on board. I visited your blog, and saw that you’ve covered the current shows timely (especially Hanasuka Iroha), so I’m thrilled that you joined Random Curiosity. Looking forward to read from you.
welcome! looking forward to your posts!
Welcome! Looking forward to your posts :>
Welcome took a quick look at ur blog, and im looking forward to your coverage here. I think Divine and Kiiragi chose well =)
Welcome to RC! I hope you’ll find yourself at home :).
Good luck with your blogging!
Welcome, welcome! ^o^
Welcome to RC!
I look forward to your posts!
Welcome 😉 Ping 🙂
I come from the net….oh wait.
I see what you did there…
Yoroshiku !!! ^.^
Glad to have u here with us! d(*⌒▽⌒*)b
I love Seitokai no Ichizon, thank goodness for a second season. Although, 5 CM per Second pulled at my heart strings it was probably one of my most favorite movies ever, although in some parts I was just raging at Takaki. Welcome to RC and I look forward to your posts!
Welcome! I’m excited to read your work. Mushishi is also one of my favorites, so I have high expectations for you, haha! But no pressure, no pressure.
Welcome to Random Curiosity, Guardian Enzo
I really like what I have just read in LiA. You got yourself a new fan 🙂
Since you’re a Ghibli fan, maybe you can do a post on Karigurashi no Arrietty? I just saw the movie a few days back and love it to bits!
Konnichiwa, Seishun. I definitely intend to blog Arrietty over at LiA – just haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. Sometime this week maybe, if series finales allow.
wow, seeing the same profile in 3 places (ya, I lurk in ‘the’ forums too) is rather….intriguing
hope to see more of your thoughts Enzo.
Welcome to RC! I look forward to your posts.
Welcome to RC!! can’t wait to read your posts 🙂
Welcome! I checked out your blog, and I would even add it to my daily internet routine. You provide insights that I haven’t really thought of. Glad that you’re a Cross Game fan! Read the manga and watched the anime. It’s definitely in my Top 10, and yes, my three favorite characters and their seiyuu’s are back! Kou-Jintan, Aoba-Anaru, and Yuuhei-Yukiatsu. Can’t wait to read your first blog here in RC. You’ll be a great addition to the team
Welcome aboard the train known as RC. 😀
Yay, a new blogger! Welcome to RC, I look forward to reading your posts! ^^
what an interesting turn of events.. Divine is really turning out to be a good HR
Oh yeah.. is it true Oprah’s quitting her show to write on RC? >_> lol
I’d love to have 1/1000 of her money…
sounds like a keeper. Welcome.
Welcome to RC! Glad to have another new writer! From your introductory post and blog, I’m already liking your writing! I look forward to your posts =)
I just read some post on your blog.. Kiiragi’s right, you’re like an addict on crack!
You have good readable content.. really engaging to read.. BUT, no offense, the site looks plain. A large part of what attracts readers is the eye candy (RC has a front page full of pictures). Your blog is like a girl with a great personality but not so attractive face. If you have the time I would suggest a little makeover.. A good working design can take you miles!
And on a technical note, widen the width boarder a little more (I think blogger has an easy way to do that). Remember, modern monitors are wide screens (even smart phones compensates for wide views). Don’t make the sides look like a waste of space.. ^^
Oh yeah.. I’m looking forward to what you have to write here. Good luck!
Appreciate the feedback. Yes, Blogger does let you adjust widths easily – so I gave that a try. I’m almost at their max with this template – love to hear your thoughts.
Any other suggestions for eye candy? I’m a writer, not a visual artist – so any and all input is great. Believe it or not I have made over the site quite a bit already.
I see that the max boarder width has been widen. However, the contents inside that boarder are still the same size. How should I put this.. you have a bucket with things inside, then you widen that bucket and now the contents are a bit loose. Now you should also change the width of the things inside the boarder to maximize the space. Things like the boarder that displays your posts (I forgot what it’s called). Widen them just enough so it doesn’t look too loose or too cramp. Sorry if you can’t get my meaning here. It’s kinda hard to explain design w/o a paper and pen.
As for the actual theme.. I don’t hate it. The colors work. And I would agree that finding a theme that “WOWS” can take trials and errors. What’s probably lacking are pictures on your post. Most successful blogs I’ve seen revolves around how much pictures there are and how they are arrange/divided in a post. This is something that I think you’re gonna learn here on RC. I don’t know how Divine and the others take 40+ or so screen caps per post (practice I think), but learning that will help. You don’t have to arrange pics it like RC does.. How you post them is up to you. Just make them seem enjoyable and not drown 1st time visitors w/ words. Hate it or not, most people are shallow.. There’s likely many people who goes to RC just to see screen caps.
I’ve debated on the image question long and hard. I’ve had other suggestions along the lines of “pics are useless – all the readers will have seen the episode anyway. They’re only good for breaking up text”. It’s a work in progress – by no means am I done tweaking that part of the site.
I can understand what you mean.. it’s really debatable depending on your audience. Pics or no pics and where to place them. You even made a poll about that. And I think that was a good idea. good luck on that..
Opinion wise, here’s what I can give you.. I’ve seen great sites that host images like wallpapers and they have templates that are plane in color. It probably works because of the massive amounts of pics you see (like the RC frontpage). I rarely see good sites that are text based, but when I do.. the background has playful color and design that works with the overall template of the site. So I guess if you post more pics a plain design could work. But if not, have a more playful and eye catching background and make the colors work. Finding a great design is hard. But if you find one you can keep it for a long long time.
Pictures may carry much more information than the text of the same area. It would be better for you probably to select some emotional snapshots so that you could share that snapshot with the readers, as the written words may be interpreted in too many ways, or just skipped, but the picture may be seen as a whole, undivided entity which is common both for you and the readers, and it is perceived at once, instead of sequential text reading. Because of that the pictures are important. Just place the right ones 😉
Welcome to RC brother, you seem good at these stuff, blogging no koto.
im looking forward to your posts =D
Do you like, by a chance, Star Driver anime and are you, by a chance, Britney Spears fan ? >;-)
Regrettably, both of those are a bit too fabulous for my tastes…
Hehe, nice reply. I was asking because i hate (despise) both (that anime and Britney Spears fans) 🙂
Heh, I don’t hate SD, just not my thing. As for BS, well – to each his own on that one!
Consumption habits (including the consumption of services, in particular show viewing habits) give quite a bit of information about the personalities of the consumers (watchers). In this case it is fun to uncover their internal misery. You can read my comments about Star Driver – it also works with Britney Spears fans – they share much the same defects of their personalities. Combining both gives even greater chance of the presence of the already described misery and personality defects, which constitute a good object for mocking – the justification of such actions is based on the fact that such defects of personality are mostly a direct result of their stupid and despicable actions – it gives a kind of a good excuse to make fun of them (to relieve your own personal stress, for example).
Welcome to RC,
I look forward to read your posts:)
Welcome to RC !
welcome Guardian Enzo, glad that Divine found another great writer after kiragii left, best of luck, i hope to read great blogging article from you. And btw Adachi Mitsuru is my favorite mangaka and Cross game is top of the list in my opinion, that being said… I like your taste in anime 🙂
Welcome to RC!
And did I see Seirei no Moribito as your top fav?! I think I just found a new best friend 😀
Yup, Moribito is probably #1 all-time for me – as tough a call as that is.
Good luck, you have a pair of very big boots to fill. I look forward to your future posts 😀
Welcome to RC! Looking forward to reading your works. I’ve now bookmarked your site and read your AnoHana final episode and season review blogposts: good stuff, will be following you on both sites 🙂
Glad to have you in Random Curiosity. Can’t wait to see your posts on anime.
Oh it’s Enzo from the suggestion department of AS!!! (and lol still wearing a Kou avatar)
Good Luck on being a blogger in here, hope you don’t induce too much coffee when writing some blog post overnight lol…
Welcome to RC!
PS Reboot was my favourite show ever when i was a wee child so you already have +100 coolpoints in my book :). I also creeped your comments earlier and saw that Kanon is your favourite Key show! Yaaay! It’s one of my favourite shows ever and I was convinced that I WAS Makoto in like eighth grade, super cool I know right?
verreh important/random questions:
1) Do you like Glee?
2) What’s your favourite manga?
Hallo, Allie. Alphanumeric to be here. To respond to your questions:
1. I forgot the question, sorry.
2. Wow. Well – Rurouni Kenshin, Sand Chronicles and Negima come to mind. But I’m loving the Hell out of Otoyomegatari at the moment.
@Chiaki 😉 Yup, one and the same. Maybe I should bring by Makoto avatar out of deep hibernation?
well, well. This post sure surprised me lol.
Congrats, and good luck with your newfound author status at RC. I hear it’s a tough job 😛
Mushishi, Kanon, 5cm/second. Mmm good choices, I have a good opinion of you already. 😀
Good luck and don’t burn out too quickly if you are juggling two sites
Do you poop?
I see people asking random questions.. I got tempted >_>
You have good taste in anime. Seems that you have an appreciation for stuff that doesn’t get as much attention as they should get. I hope you give these types of shows more lip service then the more mainstream stuff.
Banzai!! And welcome to RC. OMG…to hear someone mention Space Battleship Yamato and then Reboot…I am considered a youngin’ but to hear that from someone else is making feeling nostalgic. What’s next ROV or glass mask 😉 heh?
C’mon, ReBoot isn’t that old – S4 aired in the 2000s, dammit! And SBY was already ancient by the time I was watching it…
@Bluth: I do tend to like shows that underperform sometimes, it’s true. But then, AnoHana was (much to my surprise) arguably the most successful show of the season and I absolutely loved it. I really liked Madoka as well, even if I didn’t join the Church. I try not to worry too much about that one way or the other, though it’s always nice to stand up for a show that doesn’t get much attention. Now – go watch Dororon Enma-kun!
2000? Feels more like 1990 …
How do you feel about the planned reboot of … um, ReBoot?
Do you know something I don’t? I know when Rainmaker bought out MFE they talked about bringing back ReBoot, but last I heard that whole thing was pretty dead…
May I ask what it takes to be selected as a blogger @ RC?
YOU like Tenchi Muyo????? say no more, FRIEND.
It would be interesting to see what Tenchi would do for me now, since it was literally the first or second anime I ever watched as an adult. I did enjoy Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari pretty well, for what it’s worth.
Welcome to RC !
I’m looking forward to your blogging ! 🙂
WOW, A-MA-ZING! RC/LiA Crossover! w000t! You joined the NYT of anime blogging! Like a dream come true :).
I guess this remedies your posts having gotten way less comments than they deserved sofar :). Welcome to RC, I guess :D. (Well, I started reading RC and LiA basically at the same time, so I think I can say that ^^)
I wish you all the best and lots of fun with this your now greater audience! Haters gonna hate and stay true to yourself :).
Hey there! Welcome to RC, looking forward to your posts! 😀
I visit your blog sometimes reading your Denpa posts.
Maekawa 4evah, Baby!
WooT!!! welcome to RC 😀
@Guardian Enzo: LOVE THE KEN SUGISAKI PIC! Truly THE BEST HAREM LEAD OF ALL TIME! Of all harem animes and mangas I have watched and read, it was only Ken whom admits he wants the harem and wants all the girls to love him. He’s a very unique harem lead and a very honest one at that! I still wish that they will have a second season despite them telling us t(the viewers) that they wont be having one lol. Such a tease!
Great that you love Ichizon too, welcome to RC and I hope you enjoy writing in RC. Kiiragi will be missed, I love his occasional drop in comments like in AnoHana lol which created quite a ruckus when he commented about Anaru.
Thanks, X. FYI, a second season of Ichizon has been confirmed. I’m hoping for Fall, but it hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Really?! You just made my day! I’m liking you already! Thanks a lot!!! Yes I do hope it will come out this year, but do you know if the novels are complete? I think that it should be down to its final volume so that would wrap up the story, is that true? Thanks again Guardian Enzo! You Rock!
Thank you for coming to Randomc, your LiA blog also seems very interesting and I have bookmarked it!.
I hope to read much of your insight in your posts soon!!!
Arigato gozimasu, Lemona.
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