Hi, I'm Max. I like a variety of things from anime, fantasy novels, Japanese, Star Wars, JRPGs, Fire Emblem, Quentin Tarantino films, pizza, and math. I tend to like cartoons with crazy worldbuilding (BONES originals, LOGH, Shin Sekai Yori, FMA) or charming comedies/dramas (KyoAni stuff, Yotsuba, Ouran) or super weird shit (FLCL, Masaaki Yuasa), but I have pretty wide ranging tastes and I'm pretty sure every genre has something I like in it other than magical girl (magical boy is okay on the other hand APPRIVOISE GINGA BISHOUNEN).
I really enjoy well-choreographed fights but action that's more static (boo Black Lagoon) is super boring to me, I also have kind of weird picky things I like and dislike in random genres (I love comm chatter between pilots in literally any context, I get really annoyed when some sort of battle is being shown where it's just continuous images of one side dying/losing). Drama based around characters misunderstanding each other is the worst but I will eat up any show where frustrations and feelings boil up for a while then explode as characters yell at each other.
I really appreciate ambition which is why something like Xam'd appeals to me so much and why I love BONES as a studio as much as I do. Mamoru Hosoda movies are basically scientifically designed for me to be incapable of not loving and two of them (Summer Wars and Wolf Children) are two of my all time favorite movies. Ghibli is good and I'm super glad I got over my hipster phase where I thought they were overrated. I used to hate Nausicaa and now it's one of my favorite movies.
Outside of anime I really enjoy fantasy novels when I have the itch and the time. Learning Japanese has been my passion for the past year and I really want to make a career out of it. Some of my favorite movies that aren't anime are Kill Bill, Star Wars, Scott Pilgrim VS. The World (the comics of which are also excellent), Mad Max: Fury Road, and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Math is fun and pizza is yummy and fun to make. I will talk your head off about Fire Emblem if you give me the chance.
This probably won't be read by anyone who doesn't really know this about me, but thanks for coming 'round. It was fun to write this.
As a reward for making it this far, here's some top ten lists!
2) Legend of the Galactic Heroes
3) Xam'd: Lost Memories
4) Library War
6) The Tatami Galaxy
7) Eureka seveN Psalm of Planets
8) Ouran High School Host Club
10) Cowboy Bebop
1) Summer Wars
2) Sword of the Stranger
3) The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki
4) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
5) Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
7) Macross Frontier: The Wings of Goodbye
8) Laputa: Castle in the Sky
9) Tokyo Godfathers
10) Whispers of the Heart
1) Fullmetal Alchemist
3) The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer
5) Blade of the Immortal
7) Rurouni Kenshin
8) Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
9) 20th Century Boys