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.