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Jym's Details
August 1945
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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March 25, 2012
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Last List Updates
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood add
Watching at 41 of 64
Gosick add
Watching at 7 of 24
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren add
Watching at 2 of 12

Anime Stats

Time (Days) 131.7
Watching 5
Completed 807
On Hold 9
Dropped 22
Plan to Watch 60
Total Entries 903

Anime compatibility with Jym is:
Unknown :(

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Manga Stats

Time (Days) 2.2
Reading 1
Completed 9
On Hold 0
Dropped 0
Plan to Read 2
Total Entries 12

Manga compatibility with Jym is:
Unknown :(

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About Jym

I am an artist/photographer and taught Photography and Photoshop at a community art school. Recently retired.
I discovered anime rather late in life. I probably do not fit the profile of the typical fan. I have always loved animation as well as the underground comics that were so popular in the 60's and 70's. What really got me started with anime was Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. I loved his ability to connect with his inner child. I too love to go back and feel like a child again, that feeling of magic and wonderment. I watched all his movies that Disney brought to the US. I also was intrigued with the differences between the American and Japanese culture and mythology. Their culture was so fresh and interesting to me.
I am also very interested in the difference between the inner workings of the human mind and our public behavior, the innocent child, the erotic fantasies, wanting to love and be loved and the dark, demonic thoughts that most of us have. My tastes in movies run from The Princess Bride to Kill Bill and a great independent film called You, Me and everyone We Know. My tastes in Anime and Manga/Hentai run the same.
I used to only watch completed anime series and movies that I could find new or used at stores or on Amazon. I now watch anime series online through Crunchyroll. Funimation, and a couple of other sites.

Speaking of Subs vs Dubs, I have started watching a lot more series in Japanese with English subs and I am getting used to hearing and appreciating the Japanese language but, trying to read the subs while watching the animation causes me to miss critical action or I'm not always able to read the subs if they go by to fast. So I guess I will take the dubs if I have a choice.

About my rating system: I don't claim to be an anime expert. I don't know Japanese so I can't comment on the quality or accuracy of the subs or dubs. As long as the music doesn't hurt my ears I'm OK with it. I rate my anime on the enjoyment I get from it, the art style or look of it, the originality of it and if it can hold my attention. I have given so far over 50 10's which I must confess is probably too generous but they still reflect my appreciation of the stories. For the most part I will drop anything under a rating of 5 unless it is short or I bought the DVD in the bargain bin. Low ratings don't always mean I think the anime is bad, they may not fit my interests or are aimed at a younger audience. Everyone's taste in anime is different and I will never put down someone for liking an anime that I don't like.

My List of CRAPPY Anime that's Fun to Watch:
These are B list anime that is so bad it's fun to watch. Starting with the lowest rated to ridiculous over the top gore and blood, Monsters that make you laugh, as well as bad dialogue and poor animation.

More to come.

My Favorite Mature Anime:
When I say Mature Anime, I am referring to creativity and/or complex ideas, disturbing concepts and just good writing.

My Favorite Cute, Funny, Magical, Heartwarming and/or Romantic Anime:

My Favorite unusual, offbeat, offensive and funny Anime:

More about me

Watched my 300th anime! - 1-13-2013

Watched my 400th anime! - 3-19-2013

Watched my 500th anime! (So Ra No Wo To) - 5-12-2013

Just watched my 600th anime! (Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door) - 7-31-2013

Just watched my 700th anime! (Asura) - 12-3-2013

Just watched my 800th anime! (Kill la Kill) - 4-7-2014

Don't forget to check out my blog below of my Personal List of Creative and/or Artistic anime.

View Jym's BlogLast Blog Entries

Jym's Comments
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sbyrstall | 04-07-14, 2:50 PM
That's a lot and so fast. :o

Pookykin | 04-06-14, 10:04 PM
Will do! I been a bit busy with my life lately though. I'll let you know what I think about it! Hope your doing well btw!

Pookykin | 03-16-14, 11:16 PM
I'm glad you enjoyed the series! It's one of my favorites.

Yeah the ending is very psychological. Well you have to remember there were two earths. The old earth and the new earth which is called Ark. The New Earth is just filled without contractors, which means the gates are vacant. However, on the old earth Hei received his powers back and Suou and July are no longer in that earth, but the Ark without powers. The real question is, is Yin alive? That I have no idea whatsoever. You can argue both sides, but there's not enough evidence to prove such a question lol.

Overall, I thought the end was fine, but I expected a season 3, but it didn't happen. Thus, making that ending of season 2 a debate.

Man, I'm trying to figure out that anime I watched a month ago, that I wanted you to watch. it's too late now lol -_-

Anyway, anime convention is coming up on Friday for me, so I'm a bit excited again ^_^

Pookykin | 03-14-14, 9:46 AM
How are you liking the Darker than Black series in general? Second season wasn't so great >_<

Yeah, everything is going fine. Just a bit tired right now from lack of sleep. But Spring Break just started for me, so I'm happy. I forgot to recommend you an anime that I completed, but I'll tell you about that later ^_^

aeysoi | 03-13-14, 8:35 PM
We would love to have you in our Watch Anime and Talk Simultaneously Club. Please take a few minutes to check the club out and read our FAQ to see if this is the right club for you. We are sorry to bother you if you are not interested in any clubs or social activities.

Pookykin | 03-11-14, 12:45 AM
Hello JYM, what's up? :O

YodasFunHouse | 02-10-14, 11:42 PM
Thanks Jym! I looked up thanks to your brief summary you gave me. And I am definitely interested. Since it is a short series I may give this one a go in a bit. Again thanks for adding to the list!

YodasFunHouse | 02-08-14, 12:39 AM
No worries! And my planned to watch list can never get too long! Otherwise I will one day end up running out of shows I want to watch but probably will not ever.

School is busy, I would visit more, but I slack off enough as it is and I get too distracted on this site browsing for potential Planned to Watch list candidates.

I will be sure to check out under the spoiler tags. I think for a while you weren't putting much under there so I stopped checking. Or that's just another one of the fabrications my mind hath given unto me.

I usually don't join clubs, except for one. But I will make an exception in this case. Thanks for the suggestion!

All is well for me as it appears to be with you!

And thanks, I am hoping so as well. I just hit reading break, so I have some time off that I should be using to study, but I will probably go for some well deserved catch up viewing like I did during winter break.

Hope to hear from you again soon,

Your friend,


StyleF1re | 02-07-14, 8:10 PM
Oh, sweet! That would become the oldest completion on my list, with the Cipher OVA as a March '89 release. Sounds like it should be fine. I have my work cut out for me with tapping into 80s (and maybe even 70s) anime.

Elphe | 01-30-14, 10:24 AM
I'll try jym, that's all i can say.

elkensteyin | 01-20-14, 5:47 PM
Appreciate it Jym. Also good to have a few other old geezers other than myself around :-)

elkensteyin | 01-20-14, 3:11 PM
NP Jym - Actually, I'm also looking to build up membership numbers, so if you want to in the future, go ahead and join but you don't need to worry about being active

elkensteyin | 01-19-14, 8:05 PM
Sent you an invite to the Club I manage - Namine's Cafe

StyleF1re | 01-16-14, 8:38 PM
Btw, do take a look at Monster, White Album, and Fate/Zero if you have time on your hands. Those are three series I'm confident will stand the test of time.

StyleF1re | 01-16-14, 8:33 PM
Thanks for the tip! Quite the reveals in that Detroit auto show too. Would've loved to be there in person! If someone were to ask me about what I like about America, I'd just talk about the Corvette, Viper, and the older muscle cars. I know of many makes, but am not sure how they work on a technical level, so that's something I'm considering pursuing. I've got a few kinks in my life to work out in becoming more independent and ambitious, but I'll be fine.

I only speak English, but Japanese is the second language I want to learn. Just ordered Rosetta Stone for that, so I can't wait to get started. Figured I could use another language to really break things open and unlock a few more doors. Also, Japan has something for pretty much everything I'm interested in. I'd love to pick up on their music and culture especially.

That's crazy that you've been around for so long and seen so much. And you work with Photoshop and do photography too? Wow. I might just be looking at my future self haha. Makes me think of what life will be like when I get to your age.

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