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August 1945
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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March 25, 2012
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Completed at 15 of 15

Anime Stats

Time (Days) 78.8
 
Watching 9
 
Completed 861
 
On Hold 12
 
Dropped 25
 
Plan to Watch 71
 
Total Entries 978
 

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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
 

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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 too 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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ArielMermaid | 06-22-14, 6:23 AM
Really sorry about the late reply, I really took my time this time... I just haven't been in the mood to talk to anyone lately, I was feeling a bit down.. but I'm OK now, so let's talk :)

Thanks for saying you'll be my friend :D it's always nice to meet someone new ^__^

Yes, Shiki was excellent. :) I was a little sceptical about it when my friend showed it to me for the first time, since I'm normally not into vampires (I prefer realistic TV shows, books, films and so on...) but Shiki really blew me away. ^__^ so I ended up putting it among my favourites, and the friend who showed it to me never finished it xD (we only watched the first two episodes together).

So, since you've already written about yourself in your 'about me' section, lemme write something about myself to you: I am a Psychology student and I'm fascinated by the human mind. I'm 20 years old. My whole family is actually from Bosnia, but they (my mum, dad and older sister) escaped to Serbia before I was born because a war broke out in Bosnia. So I'm the only one in who was born and raised in Serbia. :3

My favourite TV show is Breakin Bad (have you ever watched it?), my favourite book is A Thousand Splendid Suns (about women in the Middle East) and my favourite film is Titanic (of course xD).

I can play the piano - my mum's actually a piano teacher (and my dad is an economist). I still live with my parents even though I'm 20, which is not unusual at all here in Eastern Europe - as a matter of fact, I don't know anyone from my generation here in Serbia who is living by themselves. It's actually common here to live with your parents until you've finished university - my sister's 24, has just finished uni and is just now moving out (in August). I know all this may come as a shock to you... xD cause I know you Americans consider everyone who lives with their parents above the age of like 19 a loser - but it's just the way we do it here in Eastern Europe (probably because we're more poor).

Anyway, even though I am studying Psychology, I am not planning to be a Psychologist - I'm actually planning to get a master's digree in Defectology, and I want to work with mentally challenged children. I've visited a special school twice already (because a friend of mine's mother works in it) and I think I can do it, even though it's really hard. I think it's a very underestimated job, people are like: "you just teach children stuff like 2+2", but they don't understand how hard it is for these children to get stuff like that. Like, I was trying to teach one of the (approximately 15-year-old) children 3+1, and when I showed her 3 pencils, she had to count them slowly each time just to understand that there's 3 of them... it's pretty tough. :/

Anyway, this comment is turning out to be a bit long, but I just wanted to tell you something about myself since we're friends :) ^__^ hope I didn't bore you. Soooo will you tell me some more about yourself? :) sorry again for the late reply ://

YodasFunHouse | 06-16-14, 7:29 PM
No problem. Hope you enjoy!

Yoda

YodasFunHouse | 06-16-14, 5:02 PM
Jym,

Early 90s short OVA, Cyber City Oedo 808.

Watch the english dub. Sci-fi, police, criminals, plenty of violence and futuristic plots. Watch the english dub with the UK/English Dub with Rory McFarlane soundtrack. You can find it on BakaBT, should be the third audio track. So much swearing and great delivery. The music is much more suitable than the original soundtrack. Read the first review by davers for it. He spoils a bit so just skim it or simply read the synopsis. Short, enjoyable, action packed. Keeps you engaged. I really enjoyed it. Thought I would share.

Kind regards,

Yoda

YodasFunHouse | 06-10-14, 9:34 PM
Hi Jym,

Thanks for letting me know about Master Keaton! I was not aware of that fact and thought the show took a different approach. I will definitely do as suggest and watch it occasionally. I'll let you know what I think afterwards.

Glad to hear you like Megazone 23 so far. The next two episodes will be a lot different for you as they are shorter and many other things change. Despite what score it may say on my list, I didn't think it was a bad show at all. I have a ton of shows rated 5s or 6s that I really enjoyed watching. Plot holes are necessary in sci-fi for certain and I was okay with them all. I would have liked a bit more direct explanation of the military conflict. The only thing that bothered me otherwise was the change in character designs in the second episode. It was off-putting and took a while to get used to. No problem for mentioning it in the forum. It seemed to be dying a bit so I thought I would put in a little effort. I figured not many people had heard of it.

I think that show was made during my favourite era of animation. The late 80s seem to be my niche in the animated world. Not sure what it is, but it just feels like the right setting for anime. Very cool time.

Maison Ikkoku is another show from that era that will always have a special place in my heart, a small reason for that being the animation. The rest being how real and human of a show it was, as well as being very frustrating at times. I went on binges then stopped out of frustration. It was so worth it in the end though. Not sure I can convince you to watch a show of that length. If anything, I suggest looking at the top two reviews they really do the show justice and reflect my sentiments.

You may have, but I do not remember reading that. I do have a tendency to miss bits and pieces. A ponytail, huh? That would have been an awesome sight. I can only imagine what it looked like on you. Any long hair style for you seems like the right style. Was it a tough decision to get rid of it?

Also, I just finished the first season of Black Lagoon. Will try and watch the second season tomorrow. High intensity show. Revy is a piece of work. The english dub is amazing. I really enjoy the vulgar language and dark humour. (And of course the action is extremely well done). Everything said in the show sounds very fitting and natural, which isn't always the case with english dubs. I think my favourite voice was that Irish guy in the latter episode(s). I was laughing in my head since I can't laugh out loud or open my mouth after getting gum grafting today. Anyways, I should have listened to you and watched it earlier on. Really enjoying it. The only deterrent of my enjoyment so far has been Rock at times, although he does have his good moments, as well as the arc with the maid when it got less action, more serious and emotional. Not that I don't enjoy that stuff. It just didn't really fit the show for me, although I understood it was necessary for the arc. I will watch the second season and OVA and then I will let you know my final impression of the show.

Hope all is well my friend,

Yoda

ArielMermaid | 06-10-14, 3:00 PM
Hello, Jym. I'm Iva (pronounced as E-vah and not I-vah :3). I have read your 'about me' section and I decided to say hi, cause you seem really interesting. There are some things we both like, for example Enma Ai, Lucy or Nyu (I would've added Nyu to my favourites list but you can't do that), and we both think that Call Me Tonight is absolutely ridiculous xD we are both friends with Pookykin too :) I hope I won't sound like a grammar nazi, but you made a small mistake up there - at the end of the second paragraph you wrote 'to fast' instead of 'too fast'. :3 but anyway, do you wanna be friends? :)

YodasFunHouse | 06-09-14, 6:39 PM
Hey Jym,

Hoped you liked the post and get some enjoyment out of the show. Let me know what you think once you have finished it!

Way back in February I was trying to get into a few shows. Master Keaton was one I tried. It looked good, but my mindset at the time wasn't looking for that kind of show. I do want to see the show in the right mindset and will in the future. Thanks for bringing it back to my attention.

It is true you have seen a lot of hidden gems. More than most have. As long as you keep the search going I don't think you will miss any. It must be nice to just know when a show isn't for you and you don't finish it. I have yet to discern this for myself.

If you haven't gone to a barber in years than it must have been getting quite long. Or maybe you cut it every once in a while yourself? I think that your hair in your profile pictures suits you. Although I have never seen it any differently. That seems to be the right length for you.

Yoda

Pookykin | 06-04-14, 9:09 PM
Hello Jym! How you been?

I plan on watching Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi this week! I've been a little busy, but since school is out I've been having fun. Meanwhile, I watched a couple of good shows since we lasted kept in touch.

I'm currently watching Legend of The Galactic Heroes with a whooping 110 episode series. This anime is remarkable, but I need to take a break from it. I watched the first two seasons already, and now have the last 56 or so to go.

YodasFunHouse | 05-31-14, 12:05 PM
Hey Jym,

Doing okay is okay I guess. What's stopping it from you being better than okay?
How long is your hair now anyways? Keep plugging away little by little and you'll make it there surely but slowly.

Hopefully when you are being selective you aren't missing out on any hidden gems.

Gosick looks interesting, I have considered putting it on my endless planned to watch list but then think better of it not to.

FMA: Brotherhood is an amazing show, I am glad you got to watching it. I am currently re-watching it with a friend right now so it's a very slow going process. (He is always busy with school, even summer school!)

I am quite glad you will take my suggestions about Fairy Tail. It does cut down the viewing process a lot, and the quality is increased without watching those waste of time sections.

I shall try and have a good summer. I need to start watching some shows for the first time in almost a year. May we keep in touch!

Have a great summer! Hope all is well! And let the flow go! Unless it's touching the floor, then you might need a haircut.

Yoda

YodasFunHouse | 05-08-14, 9:30 AM
Oh and Jym, I see you are going to watch Fairy Tail. Since you don't want to watch 175 episodes, and believe me it isn't worth it either, I suggest at most watch up to episode 122. It is a good ending place. Not left completely hanging. I could accept the show ending there. After that is a timeskip, massive filler arc and then an arc that doesn't even finish and continues onto the next series which just started airing.

I also suggest skipping episodes 9, 19, 20, 49, 50, filler arc 69-75. If you want cut down how much you watch even more, I can suggest other parts to skip. The rest is decent material for the show, at least that is how I look back on it compared to the rest of the show. That makes the total episodes you will watch 110. Too much? Let me know.

Hope you are well!

Yoda

YodasFunHouse | 04-25-14, 8:36 AM
Hey Jym,

How are you my friend? I hope you are well.

You are as steady as ever with your viewing, whilst I am the very opposite. I just finished university for the year. Now four whole months of summer. Go Canada!

Maybe that means some relaxing time, some watching time, and finding a job.
What is new in your life? New haircut? Anything basically. Plugging away at every show in sight?

Anyways, I hope all is well,

Your friend,

Yoda

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 ^_^

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