The Anime Blogger Interrogation Game

The anime blogger interrogation game, is an interesting game introduced by Iso, which is literally as it’s name implies, a game of interrogation within anime bloggers. The game serves as a purpose of interaction between bloggers, and to know more about another blogger’s interest or background.

Here are the rules by Iso:

  • Each person is supposed to follow the rule of fives.You are allowed to ask 5 questions, after which you can tag up to 5 bloggers by hyper-linking to their blog; 5 questions because it’s not too many to flood another blogger and occupy too much of his/her time, but yet a large enough number to ask your most important questions, and 5 bloggers to avoid spamming. Hence, prioritize your questions, and who you wish to ask!
  • Those tagged are obliged to answer the questions in a blog post, and after which, they are entitled to create their own 5 questions and tag 5 other bloggers, so on and so fourth. You are allowed to tag the person that tagged you in the first place. Also, copy and paste this section on your blog so others can understand how the game goes.
  • In the case where a blogger strongly refuses to answer a question, he/she must instead post a nice anime image, wallpaper or cosplay picture, et cetera in response to that question.
  • To make things interesting, a blogger can include wildcards in his/her 5 questions by placing an asterisk, (*), after which those tagged are obliged to reveal something interesting about themselves that others did not previously know. There is no limit to the number of asterisks one can place (which means there can be up to 5 wildcard questions).
  • Anyone can feel free to start the game; you don’t necessarily need someone to tag you. Just create your 5 questions and tag your 5 people of choice. However, the catch is that you must answer your own 5 questions as well.
  • To potentially prevent an endless game, this round of games will end on the 8th September 2012, 12pm JST (GMT +9). After which, no more bloggers can tag others to answer their questions.

I was actually tagged by Kai not too long ago, and because of this I felt the uncontrollable urge to play my part in this little game called life. Or something to that effect.

1. Do you study the Japanese language? If so, how is your progress?

I tried doing this a couple years ago, though not very hard. I got a Japanese-to-English dictionary from a local bookstore and started trying to memorize as many words as I could. I even remember pausing during the Azumanga Daioh intro to try and get down as many words as I could. Unfortunately, I was never very good with other languages, so the attempt fell through rather quickly. Even so, I still know a couple words in Japanese, but only the most common. Arigato, domo, moe, tsundere, shinryaku, bakemono, kokoro, mahou, tomodachi…

2. *What’s your most embarrassing moment?

That would be the day I discovered group drinking games. We had the kind where you come up with a story one word at a time, and alcohol is involved somehow. One story we came up with involved me, and while I don’t recall the exact details of the story, it did involve a dinosaur. It was a very silly night. Of course even sillier was the Secret Santa a few months later, where I was given a little plastic dinosaur and some porn to commemorate the occasion. I still have the dino on a shelf of my desk right now, for whatever reason.

3. What kind of anime world would you like to live in?

Anime worlds can be a scary place if you don’t know the way around, so it would have to be a place I know pretty well. And a place that seems fun. So I would definitely have to say the world of Negima, since that’s the one place I know where you have the most options to choose from and most of them feel amazing. And because magic is always interesting.

4. Is there any anime/manga which motivates you to learn something?

It’s a bit of an unorthodox example, but whenever I read Eyeshield 21 it gives me the strongest urge to start watching and learning about football. Something about the way it’s presented makes it just easy enough to understand the basics, but not much else, so it gets that inquisitive side of me going.

5. Which anime character you feel you can relate to the most?

It would most likely be someone like Shuu from Princess Jellyfish. I’m a somewhat professional type who has an admittedly difficult time getting close to people. I almost said Tsukimi, but she has difficulty with being out in public, which I don’t really have.

So now I also get to tag five other bloggers I know with five other questions. So Hoshiko, Azeriraz, Marow, Draggle and Marth, step on down! Here are five questions I’ve prepared for each of you, and the answers I personally gave for them (I’d use spoiler tags if I could find them).

1. What is your biggest anime/manga guilty pleasure?

Most people would expect me to say Squid Girl or Seitokai Yakuindomo. While I do like each of those in ways that may not be appropriate, the guiltiest pleasure of mine would almost certainly have to be Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Whenever I read it, I get the distinct feeling that I shouldn’t be enjoying each chapter as much as I am, yet somehow the bizarre characters and style of humour have gotten to me over time. *sigh* I’m in despair. Liking Zetsubou has left me in despair.

2. How do you usually acquire anime or manga legally?

With manga I usually go for the local book store whenever they have something decent. Anime is much trickier, since it’s often much more expensive and harder to find up north, so I usually turn to Amazon, assuming I’m not just watching the series on Crunchyroll.

3. What’s the weirdest reason you’ve had to start a series?

I remember picking up the first volumes of Deadman Wonderland for no other reason than because I thought the title would be a good name for a rock band.

4. What series from the new anime season are you most looking forward to?

Well Jojo is still the standout. but I’ve heard so much talk about Little Busters that I can’t help but wonder what all the hype is about. And maybe also Robotics;Notes, though I’d have to finish Steins;Gate first.

5. *What character do you aspire to be like?

I’d like to be a lot more like Yu Narukami from Persona 4. He’s still the quiet type, but he’s able to express himself very well, has no trouble going off to help people, and of course he has the power to summon the gods of creation to do his bidding. I’ll stick with just the first two points if I must choose, though.


Getting this post out kind of late, but still well before the eventual deadline. Just be glad I was able to find decent questions, because I was extremely close to asking “What can change the nature of a man?” I hope this entry in the interrogation has been informative, and I’d kindly appreciate it if you didn’t shine a light in my eyes next time.

Posted on August 20, 2012, in Blog Carnival and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Speaking of leaning Japanese, I haven’t really put much effort into it. I probably can understand a little should I watch an anime without subtitle but the funny thing is I totally don’t understand a thing when I watch J-Drama.

    Huh. Dinosaur. And then porn. Huh. I’m curious, but we’ll leave it as it is. >.<

    • I could understand 50/50 by listening too. However, reading.. is another case altogether..

    • I understand that it’s partially because of the different kinds of language certain age groups use, so the stuff school students would say is slightly different than what adults would say. Granted, I don’t watch nearly enough J-dramas to know the difference.

      Trust me, I’d like to remember what happened that day as well. It sounded funny, from what I remember.

  2. Your answer to question #4 is interesting. Usually, it is indeed this way around, where one found something new (football, shogi, etc..) in anime and wants to learn them, but for me, there are a few which I think should learn them first before actually watching them; Saki, being one of the few main examples. I’m currently learning shogi in preparation for this as well (planning to read some shogi manga).

    As for your own question (#3), for me, it’s Detroit Metal City, at that time, I was looking for some musical themed anime, and had no idea why I watched DMC for that. As it turns out, I find that DMC is much more.. uhh.. “deeper” then I thought.

    • That’s a lot more effort than I usually put into watching shows. I guess I just took it for granted that lots of series will explain the sport as it happens, though knowing it beforehand might help with picking up on stuff.

      I guess it can be difficult to find a good music-themed anime, since only half of them deal with music an appropriate amount. As I recall, this was the big problem a lot of people had with Kids on the Slope.

  3. I’m too lazy to make a post so I’ll answer here.

    2. Been ordering manga from yesasia recently. Took forever to arrive so I think I’ll try something else next time though.
    3. For old stuff, pretty much everything is on a whim. For new stuff, it’s simply because it exists.
    4. I don’t pay much attention to the new season until it airs. I heard there’s something about robots and the Illuminati though, guess I’m kind of looking forward to that although I’m pretty sure they’ll manage to screw it up somehow.
    5. Hm… I guess Volken from Book of Bantorra? He always does what’s right even if it’s stupid.

    • Yes, I just saw your response to the last person who tagged you. I think you’re referring to Robotics;Notes, though I don’t know much about it myself.

  4. I will also take the lazy man’s way out and just comment answer…

    1) I wouldn’t really say I have one…when I had to answer this before on a podcast, I used Yugioh, but I’m really not too guilty about that to be honest….

    2) I buy manga volumes from random bookstores or order them from Amazon…that’s about as far as I go towards the legal side. I also have a few Japanese volumes from my trip to Japan in case I ever want to try reading the language.

    3) I tried to pick up Hagure Yuusha no Estetica because one of the characters had a bow, but instantly facepalmed in the first episode.

    4) Most of the normal stuff, I guess…Little Busters, Robotics;Notes, Code:Breaker, Bakuman 3

    5) Suppose this one’s pretty obvious…

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