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Favorite Anime
Rose of Versailles
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Kanon (2006)
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Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
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Fate/Zero
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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
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Favorite Manga
Five Star Monogatari
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Kidou Senshi Gundam: C.D.A. - Wakaki Suisei no Shouzou
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3x3 Eyes
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Shin Kidou Senki Gundam Wing: Episode Zero
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Mamotte Shugogetten!
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Favorite Characters
Nayuki
Minase, Nayuki
Kyon
Kyon
Faye
Valentine, Faye
Treize
Khushrenada, Treize
Aika
Sumeragi, Aika
Reinhard
von Lohengramm, Reinhard
Noriko
Takaya, Noriko
André
Grandier, André
Irisviel
von Einzbern, Irisviel
Takashi
Komuro, Takashi

Favorite People
Hayashibara, Megumi
Hayashibara, Megumi
Iwao, Junko
Iwao, Junko
Kasahara, Hiroko
Kasahara, Hiroko
Kouda, Mariko
Kouda, Mariko
Miyamura, Yuko
Miyamura, Yuko
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka
Ueda, Kana
Ueda, Kana


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Welcome to my page, I welcome friend requests made if you feel we may have anything in common, but if I feel we may not, I won't accept the request.

Below is my top favorites in anime titles and characters. My top favorites in regards to my favorite anime based on enjoyability and for characters and seiyuu are those that I have a fondness for. I enjoy mainly the classic anime of the 80's and 90's because of the variety of anime that came out during that time, accompanied by the talented seiyuu, artists, and writers that brought these titles to life. When it comes to the modern anime shows, there's a handful of them I do like. However, when it comes to some anime series that are highly regarded by others, there will be some where I won't share the same opinion.







When it comes to the anime I watch/would like to watch, the criteria I look for is a good story/plot, likeable characters, and a talented cast of seiyuu. I also look for well-established character development when watching the anime. How I rate anime is by looking at the whole picture and not give something a good score just because it has a handful of good episodes. Enjoyment is key when I rate anime, most of those I rate 8-10 are those I like to re-watch. At times I'll watch a light-hearted/guilty pleasure anime that seems like it will be a fun watch and with those, I rate it differently than I would a serious anime. I pretty much go for anime shows produced in the 80's, 90's, 00's, and this current decade...although the majority of what I've watched comes from the 90's and 00's.

I dislike loli/shota anime, shows with "imouto" and "onii-chan" in the title as they are often generic harem ecchi and bland character archetypes, trashy harem ecchi like High School DxD, reverse harem like Hakuoki, tasteless shows like Stigma no Qwaser, and those long running shounen anime that goes on for 200+ episodes...they become a chore to watch and often run into predictable territory. I refuse to watch those kinds of anime.

I feel in today's anime, it is lacking in having certain great female seiyuu who made their mark in the 80's and early 90's in voicing main characters and are cast aside to supporting roles, which is sad. I'm mainly a fan of the female seiyuu that were active in the 80's and the 90's because I love their voices and those that I favor are excellent in terms of their acting and singing talent. I feel they deserve more respect, love, and fans than the currently popular ones. So I ask and encourage everyone to support these fantastic veteran female seiyuu for their amazing talents.

As a fan of older anime, I disagree with those who base their superficial arguments on disliking/not watching older anime because of the animation. When it comes to anime; the story-plot, characters, and how both progress is what counts, not what the series looks like or how pretty it is. I encourage everyone to watch older anime from the 80's and the 90's, there's plenty of awesome titles to choose from and you'd be surprised on how entertaining the classic anime titles are.

ANIME CHARACTER OF THE MONTH-IRISVIEL VON EINZBERN




Presenting my May Character of the Month for 2015 is another one of my favorite anime mothers of all time is the beautiful, courageous, graceful, kind, and nurturing Irisviel von Einzbern of the popular Fate/Zero series. I grew attached to her character and overall is ranked in my personal top favorite heroines of the Fate franchise as a whole. If I had to describe Irisviel in one word, that would be "goddess" because in many ways she's very much like one. I feel Irisviel is an amazing character with all the experiences she had in her life and that she is a character with a strong heart with a passion for life and for those she loves. Irisviel also shows how far she is willing to go to protect her beloved Kiritsugu and his ideals. I find her quite fearless as well and Irisviel definitely shows that regardless of how fragile looking she appears to be, she stands her ground against any enemy and for that reason I feel Irisviel is a strong character. Irisviel has such a fun personality too, especially when it comes to her passions in life and it's easy to see why Kiritsugu came to fall in love with her. She's also a warm and caring mother to Illyasviel and wishes for her daughter's happiness. I believe her flaws came from the days before she developed her own individual personality. Overall, I think Irisviel is a great character with so many fantastic qualities.

Irisviel is a homunculus created by Jubstacheit von Einzbern as a vessel for the Grail for the upcoming 4th Holy Grail War using Justeaze Lizrich von Einzbern as the model in Irisviel's conception. Justeaze was the progenitor of all Einzbern homunculi of the past and was the only one to have experienced motherhood and gave birth to a successor. Irisviel was also given a consciousness and has the ability to defend her-self from harm. In the beginning days of her life with Kiritsugu Emiya, he wasn't impressed with her and found it difficult to connect with Irisviel. He felt Irisviel couldn't grasp the concept of protecting herself and interacting with society in general. Jubstacheit responded by casting Irisviel out into elements to prove to Kiritisugu of her durability. Kiritsugu in turn was disgusted by the Einbern patriarch's actions that he set out to rescue Irisviel and he took it upon himself to educate her on the tools she would need to live in modern society of the current world and develop her own sense of self as an individual. She was a fast learner and she expressed her own insights of mankind to Kiritsugu that surprised him. Eventually they fell in love with one another and married. It was a romance that would end up in tragedy and Kiritsugu knew what the outcome would be in the future. In response, Irisviel desired to give Kiritsugu a child to be a new hope for him after the war's end. Irisviel was able to experience the happiness of naturally conceiving her and Kiritsugu's child that she took pride in. Together, she and Kiritsugu brought their daughter, Illyasviel into the world. Over the years, Irisviel continued to shine as a young woman with a bright and engaging personality and in the history of the Einzbern's, Irisviel is the first homunculus ever to develop genuine human emotions and personality, she continued to maintain them without any kind of setback. Irisviel passionately loves Kiritsugu, supportive of his ideals, and goes out of her way to understand his complexity...especially when having to act as a bridge between he and Saber as the two are like oil and water as Master and Servant, they clash. Irisviel tries to help Saber understand Kiritsugu in order for the Servant to get a better impression of him. She is also a loving and nurturing mother to Illyasviel whom she loves dearly with all of her heart. I believe out of Irisviel's many accomplishments in life, bringing Illya into the world is the one she treasures most. One of Irisviel's favorite hobbies is driving though she's not very good at it and Kiritsugu purchased a Mercedes-Benz for her and was custom made towards Irisviel's own personal taste and he affectionately calls her "Iri".

Irisviel during the 4th Holy Grail War acts as a proxy master to Saber as her true master Kiritsugu acts on his own accord behind the scenes with his assistant Maiya Hisau as to avoid unnecessary conflicts with Saber as he knew from the start that he and Saber were not suited for one another as Master/Servant. Irisviel hides within herself Avalon, the catalyst that was used in summoning Saber. It will also be instrumental in serving as a means of Irisviel living on borrowed time later on as the 4th Holy Grail War is on its' waning period when so few Servants are left on the battlefield, Irisviel is deteriorating as she is the vessel for the Holy Grail. During the early days of the conflict, Irisviel explores Fuyuki City with Saber with a sense of wonder and joy after so much time being in the confines of the Einzbern Manor. Saber is often seen in Irisviel's company in a black suit and the two develop a close relationship and she freely tells Iri of her past. Irisviel's main concern is Kirei Kotomine, a man she sees as a threat to her husband and both she and Maiya nearly are killed by him during the time when Kiritsugu was engaged in battle against Kayneth Archibald El-Melloi. Irisviel would have been killed that time had Avalon not been within her body. The war is under threat from within with Caster and his Master, a serial killer named Ryuunosuke Uryuu are causing havoc in Fuyuki with the abduction and murdering young children and it is decided that eliminating them is paramount. Thus the 4th Holy Grail War had to be put on hold to remove Caster and his Master...Saber, Rider, and Lancer stood united to battle against Caster.

After Lancer and his masters were eliminated, Irisviel agrees to a meeting with Tokiomi Tohsaka who proposed a ceasefire and she responds that she will only accept if he authorizes Kirei Kotomine's deportation overseas. It wasn't meant to be as Tokiomi was betrayed by both Kirei and Gilgamesh, and killed by the former. As Irisviel is the vessel for the Holy Grail; the Heaven's Feel has progressed, and a majority of Servants have been defeated, she grows weaker and her functions that allowed her to exist as a human were dwindling. Not even Avalon within her could stave off the inevitable and Irisviel ended up incapicitated where her only protection was within a magic circle. She and Kiritsugu said their farewells to one another before she losing everything that made her human and restored Avalon back into Kiritsugu's custody. Both he and Saber went off to battle against the last remaining Masters and Servants left while Maiya guarded Irisviel.



Irisviel is voiced in Japanese by popular seiyuu, Sayaka Ohara, a seiyuu well known for numerous roles in her career that include; Alicia Florence of the Aria series, Milly Ashford and Young Lelouch Lamperouge/vi Brittania of the Code Geass anime series, Erza Scarlet of the Fairy Tail series, Beatrice of Umineko no Naku Koro ni, and Yuuko Ichihara of the Tsubasa Chronicle and xxxHOLiC series. Other roles she has voiced are; Sofia Valmer of Jormungand, Layla Hamilton of Kaleido Star, Melpha of the Queen’s Blade series, Sayaka Kisaragi of the Stratos 4 series, Sayomi Hanawa of the Tamayura series, and much more. I haven’t watched many of her shows she has done other than her roles in Aldnoah.Zero, the Fate series, and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 Stargazer, so I can’t really say much on her versatility from my own personal experience in watching the shows she has done, but I can say from what anime I have watched that she did that is that she is an excellent voice actress and I’ll take the initiative in looking into watching more of the anime she has done from those that I think I may like watching. Ohara also made a voice appearance in the 2nd half of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works.

-Below is the soothing melody which is Irisviel's image song, "Moon Cradle ~Heavenly Voice Calls~ sung by Sayaka Ohara, I liken it to a love song she is singing for Kiritsugu as she is very much like Kiritsugu's beautiful angel. ^____^



Her English voice counterpart from the Fate/Zero series is by veteran VA, Bridget Hoffman, a VA best known for her voice over of roles originally by Kikuko Inoue which include; Belldandy of Ah! My Goddess: The Movie & Mini Goddess TV, Chitose Hibiya of Chobits, Rune Venus of El Hazard, and Mizuho Kazami of Onegai☆Teacher & Twins. Aside from Irisviel, she has also done voice over for two other roles done by Sayaka Ohara which are Raquel Casull of Scrapped Princess and Ezra Vieil of Vandread. More roles I’ve seen her in are; Fuu Hououji of Magic Knight Rayearth, Ryoko Asakura of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Mima Kirigoe of Perfect Blue, and Hinoto of X/1999 TV. She’s also famous as well for voicing Namie Yagiri of the Durarara!! series, Miaka Yuuki of the Fushigi Yuugi series, Nia Teppelin of Gurren Lagann, Shinobu Maehara of Love Hina series, and Lain Iwakura of Serial Experiments Lain. I say she is a good voice actress and has done a fine job with the roles she has done of the series I have watched that she was in, the only flaw I can really say about her is that her range is not that broad and her characters nearly sound the same, she only adjusts the pitch of her voice depending on the character.

With my experience with the Fate franchise in general, I still say the Zero series is my most favorite of them all because I felt more engaged with the story and the characters, the action scenes of the battles are more thrilling to watch, and I liked most of the Servants (…yes even Zero’s Caster, he’s so much more interesting than Caster of F/SN) and each of them had an incredible story; such as Lancer, Rider, and Berserker in their past identities. There is also the various philosophies at play in Zero and that each of them are unique and different from each other. I was most impressed with the character Waver Velvet in how he developed throughout the course of the series in his bond with Rider in how his Servant helped him grow as an individual and guided the novice mage to become stronger. They are my most favorite Master/Servant pair in the Fate universe with how much they were devoted to their partnership that went beyond the Command Seals on Wavers’ hand. It was truly touching to see such a bond between a Master and a Servant like Waver and Rider. Plus, I found the Zero series to have given Saber justice in her characterization in how her ideals were challenged by characters like Rider and Kiritsugu and how she had to respond to it. It’s in this series I felt she was strongest in and I was invested in her character. The working relationship she shared with Irisviel was rather charming as she was being a protective knight towards a lovely lady like Irisviel. Also, the story between her and Berserker was really interesting as he was connected to her past. I really don’t like her role in F/SN and Unlimited Blade Works in how she is presented. I think the only F/SN story that would be on par with Zero for me would be the Heaven's Feel route, story-wise it is the best of the three routes, pairs well with Zero, and goes further into the pysche of Sakura Matou that makes her quite the interesting character plus I like how Illyasviel is given more characterization in Heaven's Feel. Another reason why I prefer Zero over F/SN and Unlimited Blade Works is that Kirei Kotomine has a more active role and as an antagonist character, I found him quite interesting and I felt he was given more characterization in Zero through his conversations with Gilgamesh that gave more insight on his personality and ambitions in life. Sure the Rin Tohsaka episode in the first season may seem like a trite affair, but I liked how it gave a look into the kind of girl she was back when that shapes her into the smart, strong, and courageous young lady she is in the three routes of F/SN. The light novel of the series was made back in 2006 by TYPE-MOON collaborating with Nitro+ that spanned four volumes and the anime series was made in 2011 to 2012. Fate/Zero's animation production is by ufotable who had made a visual feat in the Kara no Kyoukai movie series and once again showing their amazing craft in the Unlimited Blade Works route of the F/SN saga and will bring the Heaven's Feel route to life. The voice cast is the same one used from the Drama CD produced in 2008 to 2010 alongside the seiyuu who worked on the F/SN series; Zero presents an impressive voice cast with both the original Japanese dub and the English dub produced by Bang! Zoom! Entertainment featuring the who's who in the field of voice acting. Music is composed by Yuki Kajiura famous for her work in the .hack franchise, Kara no Kyoukai, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Noir, Sword Art Online, and many more. The Blu-Ray release of Fate/Zero has the bonus special feature of Please! Einzbern Consultation Room with alternate versions of Irisviel von Einzbern and Taiga Fujimura, where more information about the Fate/Zero series is further elaborated on and they speak with the defeated servants left with regrets. Irisviel is also in the Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya spinoff series in which she is given a more happier outcome where she and Kiritsugu are still a happily married husband and wife and a loving, carefree mother to three children; Illya, plus her adopted ones Shirou and Chloe. If you're new to the Fate franchise and wondering which series to start out with, my best reccommendation would be the Zero series, it will give you the best engaging story you can sink your teeth into and offers an in-depth perspective of a Holy Grail War and how intense it can be. All in all, as far as I wish for the franchise to go in the future is that as much as I love the vast worldbuilding the Fate universe has to offer and would like to see the hollow ataraxia story animated, however the Tsukihime universe needs more love and attention right now and I would like for ufotable to adapt Mahoutsukai no Yoru, remake Shingetsutan Tsukihime, and adapt Melty Blood.

-Below are the 2nd OP and ED themes of Fate/Zero, the 2nd ED is really special as it is about Iri and Kiri's love story. The 2nd OP is sung by Kalafina, the 1st ED is by Eir Aoi, and the 2nd is by Luna Haruna.







-Finally is the MV of the 1st OP song by LiSA, "oath sign".



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Favorite Live-Action Movies-2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, Avengers-Age of Ultron, Blade Runner, Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), The Breakfast Club, Cleopatra (1963), Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Die Hard, Dr. Strangelove, The French Connection, The Godfather Trilogy, Iron Man 1 & 2, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Planet of the Apes (1968), The Poseidon Adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rashomon, The Right Stuff, Robocop (1987), The Seven Samurai, Silence of the Lambs, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Streets of Fire, Superman (1978), The Terminator (1984), Teminator 2: Judgement Day, Titanic (1997), & The Wolverine


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VincentHarkonnen | 05-02-15, 2:40 PM
Tell me about it, she pulled off some sick chained powerslides on the canyon road with a car that handles like a brick in a real life. Mad Max, eat your heart out - we've got a new master of the road. *laughs*

I'm not participating, I think, I've seen enough anime already to push myself even harder, especially now that I don't have much time to watch these. Anime involving children? Sure, let me see if you've watched one I remember the most... Wow. You haven't seen Grave Of The Fireflies yet? You must check this one then, it's a beautiful movie about the horrors of war seen through the eyes of the regular children. It was based on a semi-biographic novel of a man who lost his sister during the American bombings of Kobe, which led him to write a story based on a situation he was in, except even sadder. I remember how I was 9 when I've watched this movie, the video game channel I used to watch anime on was always airing TV series late at night, like Cowboy Bebop and Gundam Wing, but one late evening they've aired Grave Of The Fireflies instead. One thing is sure - the opinions that you should only watch this movie once because there will be no need to rewatch it ever again are very true. It just buries itself into your mind and in all honesty, when I've watched it as a kid, I still liked it - it's not overly violent, the story is easy to follow and pretty interesting and the message conveyed did a better job when it comes to me than the suggested readings at school. That being said, watch this movie, then I can recommend you something else. It's just a masterpiece. It's definitely better than Hiroshima 1945: The Barefoot Gen, which was just filled with pretentious propaganda, I generally don't like the works of Keiji Nakazawa, they lack a biased portrayal of both sides of conflict and instead show WWII Japan as a nation of peaceful people who hate violence and suffer for no reason, while Americans are cruel bastards who in one of his movies (Little Kuro, also tied to Hiroshima bombing) actually send their fighter planes to a destroyed Hiroshima to shoot at everyone including the homeless cats (!!!), only because the said cats are also Japanese. Just... Wow. I don't recommend his works, they may involve children too, but they are infuriating if you're interested in history. It's like old Polish novels from the age of romanticism, where Poland is a martyr of all nations and Russians collaborate with Satan himself. I never liked the works of fiction like this, they always force the reader to like these characters and hate the other ones.

VincentHarkonnen | 05-01-15, 2:58 PM
Oh damn, Irisiviel... It takes a well-written character to make me actually miss the said character, and she's definitely one of these. I mean, where else could you find a woman with such maginificient driving skills? If only she'd survive the Holy Grail War, we'd probably see her in the next Initial D Stage or something. To be honest, I really can't imagine how Irisiviel acted before she gave birth to Illya - a character whose biggest strength is a personality stripped off the said personality is actually pretty hard to imagine.

Also, how's your challenge going?

ChainsawGuitar | 04-28-15, 1:30 PM
Just finished watching Shamanic Princess. That was quite a trip. Loved the background art and the atmosphere was pretty ace when there wasn't a bunch of awkward dialog going over it. Are there any other surreal shoujo stories like this I should check out?

Samus | 04-28-15, 9:44 AM
It might be some time till I start RoLW though, my interest in anime has diminished a lot once again. I'd rather watch something else or play a game~

Also, "Walkure Romanze"? Does that show have as much mangled German as the title suggests? :D (God, it hurts)

Hias | 04-15-15, 7:07 AM
I see, interesting. I don't think there are too many stage shows that became anime later on.

I saw some pics before and it looked like steampunk or something, haha.

Hias | 04-13-15, 7:35 PM
How's Sakura Wars, btw. I see you quite enjoy the main character from that one, lol.

Hias | 04-13-15, 7:33 PM
MA was good stuff, my memory is fuzzy on it though. I'm due for a Kon rewatch eventually, Perfect Blue was my favorite of his.

Emma looks like something I'd enjoy, in general I enjoy anime that takes place outside of Japan for once.



Hias | 04-10-15, 5:31 PM
I just started it, but I'm watching Yawara right now and I'm going to make that my anime with 1-3 cours+. Get the long one done first since I'm feeling in the mood for the show.

Watching some good stuff on your end?

Samus | 04-09-15, 2:26 PM
Made my list public as well, why not ;P

Thanks for the recommendation! I was considering either Cowboy Bebop or Lodoss after looking at your list, but now I'll gladly take the latter. One of the many series I've always wanted to watch ^__^ (which will be a trend for my challenge)

I really hope you'll enjoy Basilisk, please don't hate me if you don't D: I didn't expect anything from it (can't even remember the reason I started watching), but it turned out to be an intense ride from start to finish.

For now, I've covered enough categories, but I might come back for the "Watch an anime recommended to you by another Anime Watching Challenge participant" category at some point, we'll see.

Kurt_Irving | 04-07-15, 6:08 PM
Hello, so what do you really like about Sakura Taisen?

Kamibakamo | 04-07-15, 11:14 AM
Thank you, I appreciate it. I wish you the best as well :)

Hias | 04-07-15, 7:20 AM
Sure am. I feel like it'll motivate me to hit my backlog more if there are goals.

I'm doing hard mode so I'll probably need help finding some anime for some of the sillier goals, like the one with a verb in the title, haha.


Hias | 04-06-15, 8:11 PM
Saw you signed up for the anime challenge! Good luck!

Kamibakamo | 04-06-15, 12:27 PM
I'm doing well I actually had open heart surgery last week so ill be recovering the next 6 weeks unable to do anything. But im in much better condition now :)

was there something about the movie that wasn't to your liking or was it simply not your cup of tea?

Kamibakamo | 04-04-15, 5:56 PM
Hi Kanon! How have you been? I hope all is well. I was wondering if you could perhaps tell me your thoughts on "ghost in a shell" when you have a chance.

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