I am an Spanish Art Historian that has been researching manga and anime as contemporary Japanese artistic languages/media for some years. In this sense, my field of research has been focusing on the study of non-Japanese contents on manga and anime series and, more recently, on the analysis of stylistic and aesthetic transformations in terms of character designs.
As a Catalonian citizen, I have been watching anime since I was I child, when I used to spend the afternoons watching 90s anime in regional TV channels as Super 3, 3XL or K3, as well as on the weekends in national channels as Telecinco. For this reason, I have an special devotion and appreciation to 90s and 80s manga and anime series, which as you will see have covered a remmarkable part of my lists. However, I consume manga and anime from practically any period, genre or demography without any specific segregation, and I have been watching seasonal anime since my teenager days.
In this sense, I like and enjoy almost every genre and demography, from action/adevnture shonen series as One Piece or Hunter x Hunter, going by comedies as Bobobo and Gintama, or shojo series Cardcaptor Sakura, to more adult or meaningful franchises as Berserk or Asano's works, among different exemples. However, my favorite genres would probable be nekketsu series, space science fiction series (both mecha and space opera), noir and yakuza seinen plots, slice of life comedies, romantic comedies and shojo romances (specially the 90s ones). I also have an interest in some studio and auteur production lines (Gainax, Kyoani, Ghibli, Artland, Shaft...), sometimes putting a greater interest in the character designer or creator rather than in the director. On the other hand, my favorite series of all times is One Piece, followed by other ones as Yu Yu Hakusho and Gintama, while my favorite shojo series is Fushigi Yuugi.
I used to score what I watch and read, but over the years and the series I realized that a numeric mark does not reflect the totality of a work's quality, but rather emphasizes hateful and unfair comparisons between productions, for this reason I stopped from scoring series. Instead of that, my lists contains the dates between I watched or read the series, serving as a personal database of my "manga and anime career" (?).
I am opened to chat and exchange ideas with all of you as also to enjoy in this great community!
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