Birthplace: Sendai, Japan Ethnicity: Tamil Eastern Zodiac: Monkey Western Zodiac: Gemini Occupation: Chemical Engineer in Training Blood Type: O (not sure on rh) Tattoos: 1 (Japanese Kanji for courage on the left side of my chest) Favorite Food: Poutine Favorite Anime Genre: Slice of Life Favorite Game/Music: Changes on the fly
I didn't know I was watching anime at a young age. Throughout my childhood titles like Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh were big parts of my life. However in Fall 2006, when I entered high school (14 years old), I discovered the manga section in my school library and picked-up one piece. At the time, the library only had 10 volumes available. Once I finished reading them, a friend of mine told me that I could find the rest of the chapters online. It was at that moment where I was opened up to a whole new library.
Reading wasn't my forte, so on Dec 4, 2006 I chose to watch One Piece. During the Christmas break, averaging around 10-15 episodes a day, I caught up with all 290 episodes before the new year. At the start of the new school term, my friends were talking about a new hip anime airing at the time, Death Note. It was then that I learned that more titles existed past the big 3 (One Piece, Naruto and Bleach). For the next two years I continued to watch many great titles such as: Code Geass, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, School Rumble and Gintama
Like I mentioned earlier and as you can tell from my manga list, I would rather watch than read. Unfortunately, there were many times anime I enjoyed ended abruptly with no sequels in sight and I was forced to turned to the manga to find out what happened next. The first two manga that I started reading online as a result were Claymore and Full Metal Alchemist (of course they made Brotherhood later on) in Summer 2007. Later on, I picked up some titles that would most likely not have anime adaptions such as Yankee-kun to Megane-chan and Yotsuba to!. Unlike anime, I don't usually keep up with the latest installments and reading manga tends to be more sporadic.
Fast-forward to summer of 2008. It was a Sunday afternoon and I was eagerly waiting for fan-subbers to release the latest episode of Code Geass R2. While killing time by web browsing I discovered a seasonal chart for Fall 2008. That was where I came to learn about seasonal anime and began watching titles such as Toradora, Hyakko and One Outs.
Now 10+ years later and 1000+ anime seen, my love for anime still exists but has decreased in the more recent years. Primarily as a result of lifestyles changes. Graduating from university, entering the workforce and spending time with friends online and offline has decreased the amount of free time I have. I still keep up with a few seasonal titles and binge watch during long weekends. All in all, I am glad that anime has become part of my life and still is to this day.
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