My name is Jeff Branch and I'm from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A retired military member (Navy), I'm a big fan of anime, manga, sports, movies, comic books and cable documentary shows. I also enjoy pop and classic rock music from the 60's through the 80's with my favorite group being Pink Lady, the legendary Japanese song and dance pop duo from the late 70's.
When it comes to anime, I've been enjoying it pretty much all my life as I remember sitting in front of my TV watching the likes of Marine Boy, Prince Planet and Speed Racer back in the 60's, of course, I had no idea I was watching anime back then. Today, I enjoy all sorts of genres: slice of life (Clannad), shoujo (Peach Girl), mecha (Gundam Wing), horror (Hell Girl), humor (Excel Saga), fantasy (Magic Knight Rayearth), sci-fi (Ghost in the Shell), yuri (Strawberry Panic), girls with guns (Noir), you name it, I've tried it at least once. HA! That's the true magic of anime, that there's something for everyone to enjoy!
Even though I'm an old fart (50 and counting), I don't look at myself as someone for whom something like anime has passed me by because of my advanced age, I don't accept that. At the end of the day, you're only as old as you feel, and I feel like a kid when enjoying the greatness that's anime!