Category Archives: Blog Carnival

Yerocha’s Answers To Yumeka’s Questions

So I heard that over at AnimeYume, Yumeka put together a little questionnaire for all the anime fans out there. I’ve always been a fan of these kinds of lists, so of course I decided to put together some answers of my own. Of course as most of us know, there was a similar questionnaire by AceRailgun not too long ago. While I answered that, most of the answers I put down were extremely short, since at the time there weren’t as many others to work off of. So here’s my chance to put together something a little more comprehensive.

1. What anime have you seen? If you’ve seen too many to type out here, link to any list you may have, such as MAL.

I have a list put together right here. I keep it fairly up to date.

2. Out of those, which ones would you consider favorites?

There aren’t too many series on that list that I’ve given a 10 to, but among those my absolute favourites would have to be One Piece, Liar Game, Kimi ni Todoke, Azumanga Daioh and 20th Century Boys.

3. What was the first anime you ever watched and what was your first impression?

I remember getting into Sailor Moon when I was a child. I really enjoyed it, though after the first season I slowly lost interest. I also remember seeing an episode of the original Dragonball dub before Z came out, though it wouldn’t be until a long time after when I realized that’s what it was. Read the rest of this entry

My History With Manga

So I heard a little something over at Organisation Anti-Social Geniuses asking everyone to tell the story of how they got into manga. This being a site devoted to manga, I figured now was the best time to discuss what began all of this.

Like most people, the story of my first manga begins with my first anime. The absolute first was probably Sailor Moon back when I was four or five, with other well known shows like Dragonball Z and Pokemon coming soon after. I never considered those to be any different from the other cartoons of the time, since I was too young to tell the difference. The first time I enjoyed a show knowing it was an anime would be Inuyasha, which was one of the highlights of my Friday nights as a kid. It had great action, characters I could get behind (which may have changed a little nowadays) and it may have even got me started on romance in anime, though it would take a much longer time for that seed to sprout. Read the rest of this entry

Your Ideal Anime/Manga Cast

I don’t feel the need to explain exactly how stock characters work, because they’re so omnipresent all throughout fiction. It’s almost impossible to write a character without it falling into quite a few major archetypes. However, despite how familiar many of us are to certain stock characters, we can all name some series in which they work much better than others. Maybe it’s some subtle changes, or maybe just better writing, but for whatever reason some of these characters just manage to work where others might not. So I thought about it, and I decided to find out what kind of characters work the best.

But of course this isn’t the sort of project I can do by myself. I know so many people who have their own favourite characters and their own thoughts on why those characters work. Everyone gets to select whichever archetypes or characters they feel belong in their ideal series and write about how they work. I could mention quite a few myself, but I think it’s best to start off simpler, so I’ll be going by the TvTropes definitions of the Five Man Band and the Big Bad. Read the rest of this entry

Ace Railgun’s 50 Questions

Something I saw over at Ace’s blog just the other day was a list of fifty questions about himself. I’d seen something like this done on Youtube once, so it got me interested in doing something like this myself. After also seeing it on Marth’s blog, I officially decided that I should follow suit. These mostly relate to my anime habits with some focus on more personal things, but luckily it’s never TOO personal.

Questions About Anime

1. Who is your favorite male anime character?

L from Death Note.

2. Who is your favorite female character?

Osaka from Azumanga Daioh. These are both old responses, being two of my first real anime, but they easily stand the test of time.

3. What is your favorite anime soundtrack?

FLCL. I’m a fan of it, can you tell? Read the rest of this entry

Yerocha’s Anime Time Management

This was written as a part of Kai’s project to see how different bloggers organize their time.

Managing my time effectively is something I’ve always had trouble with. I was always the type who worked best on a schedule, but I’m bad at creating schedules myself. Or at least I’m bad at sticking to schedules when there’s no real pressure to. This is why I’ve always found it easier when I’m watching shows with other people, like an anime club or the SCCSAV.  Read the rest of this entry