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History
This blog was originally started by Omni in late 2004 on Blogger in hopes of having a place to write about what he watched. Unfortunately, a lack of interest and time basically put a temporary stop to that. He eventually revived this blog with the intent of keeping up with the latest series around early May 2005. After he got fed up with the set of features that Blogger had, Maestro offered to host the blog as part of the AnimeBlogger Community, where it remained for five years. Over that period of time, it has grown tremendously and has featured many different writers.

In late March 2010, Omni announced his retirement from blogging, sending waves across the anime blogsphere. As the only other regular contributor at the time with roughly two years of history on the site, the decision fell on me as to whether I wanted to keep it running and the large community of readers together. Using an updated version of WordPress and a revamped theme we were hoping to switch to at some point, I created a copy of the site here under its own domain, randomc.net. This copy was originally meant to serve as an archive for the blog’s five year history, but given the tremendous outpouring of support from our readers, I started updating it regularly with new content, leading us to where we are now.

While Omni is technically retired, he currently serves as both an administrator of sorts for the site as a whole. Much like before, we still communicate regularly as fans of anime, so he sometimes influences what comes out of this site.

– Divine


Current Writers
Divine  |  Takaii  |  Guardian Enzo  |  Stilts  |  Zephyr  |  Passerby
Pancakes  |  Zaiden  |  Choya  |  MissSimplice  |  Stars

Divine

Joined: April 16, 2008

I don’t really care to talk about my personal life, but my introduction post should serve as an indication of what my anime background is. Anime has always been a rather big pastime of mine and I enjoy conveying my thoughts about it via blogging, but there is actually very little in the ways of it influencing my daily lifestyle. None of my friends are really into anime, so this blog provides me with an outlet for talking about it with other fans. When I originally started blogging here, I was heavily detailed-oriented and provided in-depth summaries along with impressions, but I’ve since moved away from the former and concentrate solely on the latter in an attempt to make each of my posts a more enjoyable and (hopefully) worthwhile read. I watch my anime primarily raw nowadays (i.e. without subtitles), and if you wish to contact me, please see this page. For a list of anime I’ve watched and am currently watching, please refer to MyAnimeList.

Takaii

Joined: September 18, 2010

Hi everyone, my name is Takaii and I’m part of the crazy cast of writers here at RandomC. I’ve been here for quite some time now (more than 2 years) and I tend to cover the slice-of-life and fuwafuwa types of shows. In terms of anime, I’m open to just about anything and watch nearly everything from cutesy shoujo shows to the “over the top” action shows. But if you were to ask me about my favorite type of show, I personally love the ones that are driven by an emotional story that’s powerful enough to bring me to tears (even more so when I don’t see it coming!). Things like directors and staff don’t matter much to me but find me a show with my favorite seiyuus and I’ll hop on it immediately.

When I’m not stuck at work, studying, or blogging for RandomC I tend to spend most of my time either with League of Legends, chatting it up on IRC, or catching up on sleep. (Sleep<3)

Want to get to know me better? Hop onto #randomc on Rizon and come chat with me and the entire community that make up this awesome site.

Guardian Enzo

Joined: June 28, 2011

Greetings all. This is Guardian Enzo, and I’m one of the writers here at Random Curiosity. I got my start blogging anime at www.lostinanime.com, the blog I started in June of 2010. Divine was kind enough to ask me to join RC, and I’ve been here ever since. I can’t really summarize my taste in anime – it’s been called ‘eclectic’, ‘hipster’, you name it – but I like anything as long as it’s good, regardless of genre. I try and make every post a personal reaction rather than a recap, and I’ve been watching an average of 20-25 shows per season for the last couple of years.

I was born and raised in Chicago, but spent most of my adult life in California. Late in 2012 I realized a dream by moving to Japan, and I currently reside in Tokyo where in addition to blogging about anime and life in Japan I’m working on a screenplay or two, studying Japanese, tutoring in English and trying to find a way to stay here permanently. Thanks for all your contributions and comments on my RC posts, and I look forward to many more spirited discussions about the medium we all love!

Stilts

Joined: January 1, 2012

I’ve been watching anime for over a decade now, and while I’ll watch just about anything, I have a soft spot for pulpy adventures, sappy romances, ridiculous comedies, shameless fanservice, and fantasy of any kind. My blogging philosophy boils down to this: I’m an entertainer more than a critic, and I post quickly so you can extend the magic of a great episode after it ends.

When I’m not blogging anime, I’m a mild-mannered fantasy author by the name of Stephen W. Gee. (You can still call me Stilts, though—at 6’7″ / 200 cm tall, I’ve earned it.) I write sword & sorcery adventures with a modern twist, and anime is a major influences. You can find links to my books on my website, stephenwgee.com, or at Amazon and other retailers. When I’m not writing in one fashion or another, I like to read, drink good beer, play games with friends, and travel.

Zephyr

Joined: March 16, 2012

Hi there. Zephyr here. Having joined back in March of 2012 as part of the hippie movement new group of writers, I’ve become the self-proclaimed science fiction writer here at RandomC. In May of 2012, I started the Blast From The Past column for series not previously covered on the site. Born and raised in New York City, my foray into anime started off like many others in the states — with Saturday morning cartoons in the mid 90’s followed up by Cartoon Network’s Toonami. These days I watch about 10-20+ series a season of a variety of genres. I do still have a slight preference for science fiction and action series however. Notably, anime eventually led me to RandomC, which I have been following for over two years.

As for myself personally, I am in college studying Biomolecular Science. I have a tendency to do things on a whim and I am what one would call a stereotypical Gemini—-a sociable extrovert who’s constantly multi-tasking. I’ve accumulated quite a list of hobbies as a result, which include building model kits, collecting figures and stamps, reading, travelling, photography, games, and baseball. These days though, with graduation fast approaching, most of my effort goes into trying to decide what to do in the future. Regardless, I hope to continue writing here for years to come.

Passerby

Joined: July 16, 2014

Passerby here, a nerd in a room who writes. I’m also Australian, and since we’re on the internet it may as well be my sole defining characteristic (one that is shared, curiously enough, with people in Australia). Incidentally, I watch anime, which is a convenient habit to have here at Random Curiosity. Anime has been my foreign audiovisual distraction of choice for some time and these days I just watch whatever people recommend. That’s partially because I believe good anime can emerge from anywhere, but mostly because I’m a slob. Whatever I watch, though, I can usually find something to talk about (don’t take me with you to the cinema). Commentary oscillates between serious analysis and outright satire, because I am incapable of taking myself very seriously for extended periods of time. It’s pathological.

Other than anime, I waste my free time with manga, visual novels and video games. I sometimes get the urge to talk about those too. You can find a ragtag repository of that nonsense at the Stranger’s Room. Give it a look if you simply can’t get enough of Passerby every week. Nobody can blame you.

Pancakes

Joined: September 26, 2016

Hello boys and girls, I am Pancakes, the RC newbie. Hailing from the snowy depths of Canada, anime is one means through which I survive six months of snow and ice. It’s a hard life sometimes. My anime tastes are wide ranging, but my favourites are definitely anything sci-fi, fantasy, or historical. So long as war or political intrigue is involved, you can be guaranteed I will be in the front row. I particularly have a soft spot for space operas and epics, especially the serious variety.

Currently I’m working on a chemical engineering degree, with plans on going into either oil or drug production depending on the job market. Beyond anime and school I have a passion for model building and gaming, with a love for all things strategy and battle. You might also find me on World of Tanks/Warships sometimes. If you ever feel the urge to chat, hit me up in the comments or send off an email.

Zaiden

Joined: March 31, 2017

Moshi moshi, Zaiden desu! In the interview that landed me this gig, I spoke of my anime blogging origins. Specifically, of how RandomC inspired me to start up my own anime blog during secondary school. Regrettably, like most secondary school ventures, that was rather short-lived. However, my passion for anime, manga and writing never waned, nor did my dreams of writing for this site. So here I am – et in Random Curiosity ego!

What should you expect, if you were to observe a wild Zaiden in his natural habitat? Nowadays, my life is dictated by a law degree that is currently in the works. But before university, I used to enjoy playing video games, reading literature, playing the piano, folding origami, etc. While my capacity to enact upon these pastimes have become quite limited, anime and manga continue to remain my primary forms of entertainment. These days, most of my newer friends are made through the medium, and I believe it has an extraordinary power to connect people. As such, I think of myself as deeply connected with dear readers like yourself, because we all share this wonderful love for such a beautiful thing.

Conversations about anime and manga are something I adore, so don’t be shy! A message on either Twitter should suffice, and I look forward to hearing back!

Choya

Joined: April 4, 2017

Hiyo! The name’s Choya. I came on board during the Spring 2017 season, but anime blogging has been a hobby I’ve been cultivating since I started following subtitled anime through the ol’ high school anime club. As a resident of Eagleland, it took me a while to put my thumb on what I found appealing about anime, but as I discovered shows that went outside the box, it hit me: anime is a medium that can get away with pulling off the fun, the absurd, and the philosophical through a stylish aesthetic. I’m always seeking off-the-wall comedies, and action or drama anime that go outside of the box with panache or nuance. Moe certainly helps!

As far as what I do outside of blogging and anime, I love writing. I have ideas for novels that I’ve been serious about getting into gear recently, but for the most part, one of my favorite topics to write about is mass media and new media’s evolving role as a source for information in the 21st century. It’s something that I’ve been passionate about since I got my MA in Communications. Other than spending time on the internet, I also enjoy window shopping, going to the library, making coffee and tea to the point of obsession, and coming up with new recipes. You’ll be able to find me in the comments section or on Kitsu.

MissSimplice

Joined: February 13, 2019

The name’s MissSimplice. The name originates from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, a book I read as a teenager. If you know not of which character I refer to, I urge you to look it up. Her story, although very short, played a crucial role in the protagonist’s escape from Inspector Javert. Hopefully that little snippet hinted to how much I love reading. So much so that, back when I was ten or so, I would save up fifteen Canadian dollars from chores and such to purchase a new volume of Revolutionary Girl Utena at the local bookstore. Streaming wasn’t a thing then, and neither was ordering off of Amazon, so the next best thing was to read a copy every Saturday while my mom was at the hairdresser. Even though it was in French, Utena became the first collection of manga I owned.

That little girl from back in the 90s still very much exists within me today. It’s just that I’ve added on a few extra layers. I’m no longer hiding behind my PC playing the latest Tomb Raider or asking my dad to help me beat the hardest level of Prince of Persia. Instead, I live with my beau in my own little place alongside my ten-year-old pup, and I teach yoga and travel the world as much as I can. I’ve added on layers, yes, but the passionate little girl is still there always looking forward to the next copy of Utena. And that’s probably why I ended up here, at RandomC, and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be on the interweb.

Stars

Joined: February 14, 2019

Hello! Stars here, your friendly neighborhood condensed ball of gas and fire, who somehow managed to live the dream and join the fantastic writers of RandomC. As far as mediums go, anime is particularly special, and I don’t just mean to me. There are feats that can only be achieved through the magic of animation. It’s as if your mind resets, casting the rules that govern reality aside so that believing in forest spirits, demons, and fate becomes easy as breathing. It’s that magic that captivated me in the first place, and it probably has something to do with why you readers fell for it, too.

After studying Japanese for a couple years in college, I decided to teach English in China for a while, during which time I was able to pay Japan a visit. It was the culmination of a dream that lasted thirteen years, yet it seems I’m just as captivated as ever. Aside from that obsession, I enjoy writing fanfiction in my free time, drawing, reading YA novels I’ve read before, and cooking microwave-ready meals while dreaming of the day when I am surrounded by books and cats. As for my blogging, I’m going to do everything I can to provide an entertaining and informative experience. Don’t be afraid to catch me in the comments section if you’re up for a chat.

Xumbra

Since: January 2012
Tech Guy Retired

Xumbra is Random Curiosity’s resident tech guy. He’s the one responsible for a number of the site’s enhancements, including the rotating banner and some backend improvements. He’s also the one who records and edits the podcasts. When he’s not being pestered for some slick new tool or spending all his time camped in IRC, he watches anime, though not as much as those crazy writers.


Past Writers
Cherrie
Samu
Jig
Zanibas
Prooof
Kairi
Asobi
Seishun
BakaMochi
Stereoman
Moomba
Verdant
Unlisted
Kiiragi
Suzuku
Omni
Patrik
Jaalin
Arcade
Trillian
Sixthdawn
Natrone
mewmew
Sanada Kikyo
Judge
Kenn1911
Kyouya
Naakay
wh0sj0hngalt


Miscellaneous
Please do not link directly to the images posted. If you would like to use any of the images, please contact me first and ask for permission.

I encourage you to leave a message if you like what you see (or if you don’t). I’m not always perfect, so if you see something wrong, please mention it either in the comments or in an email to me. I try to read everything that’s commented and to respond to any suggestions, etc.

However, we don’t take blogging or link exchange requests, so please don’t email me about either of those. Thank you for your understanding.

-Divine

Last updated: Nov 29, 2018
 
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One Comment

  1. Hey RandomC, I love your site and have been using it for my post-anime analysis. However, could you darken the shade of the font you’re using? To fully black like before? The site redesign is dope, but it strains your eyes when you read grey font on white compared to a fully black font. I hope you can consider this suggestion and change. Reading your site is quite tiring on the eyes as it is.

    kageKun

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