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...oh crap, didn't see you there. Hi! I'm Tin, also known online as ShadowMonkey, oni_no_onii_chan and....Radioactive...C*nt-*AKHEM* Anyways I've been watching anime and playing Japanese games ever since I was a little donkleberry, but it was around the age of 10 that I started actively picking anime to watch and got myself into the community. 7 years later I'm pretty happy where I stand with my list and I think my taste has evolved quite a bit during my years of watching anime.
I'm open to any genre, but most of all I love sci-fi, mecha, psychological, adventure, and comedy. What can I say, I like big-ass robots and coming-of-age stories, mang.
I guess, apart from ecchi and hentai, I care the least about stuff like RPG fantasy and isekai. But as I said, I'm open to anything and even among those I'll find series and things to like and enjoy.
I tend to prefer cel animation and older anime in general. I find myself nostalgic about the past as well as melancholic that I'll never get a chance to experience the times before I was born way more than enjoying the present and/or looking forward to the future, so naturally, I'll find myself way more enthusiastic about older stuff than the newer stuff, most of the time at least.
I'm not often drawn to dark/depressing stories, and when I am it's usually stuff with an optimistic outlook and/or positive outcome, unless I think the darkness is really well done...which is often the case but still, there's edgy stuff out there
I adore bizarre psychological/dementia sh*t, as well as unconventional and experimental animation and storytelling.
Huge animation nut. The type of nerd that watches sakuga MADs for hours and researches which animator did which scene of a show.
I am proud shounen and idol trash.
I tend to prefer complex dialogue over flashy battles, but I like both.
I guess my favorite setting is a post-apocalyptic or dystopian sci-fi world type of thing and my least favorite an RPG-inspired medieval-like world, but I'll appreciate good worldbuilding no matter what the setting is.
I have a guilty pleasure for murder elimination/battle royale stories. I also adore coming-of-age stories with a "boy/girl meets creature/robot/alien/whatever" premise. Heck, I love Digimon and my favorite movie is Bumblebee.
As for slice of life anime/manga, I mostly prefer deep seinen over iyashikei, but I love both. I like my slice of life stuff with both comedy and drama.
My favorite video game of all time is NieR:Automata, but my favorite gaming franchises are Sonic the Hedgehog (Dreamcast>Modern>Classic), Shenmue, Ape Escape, Klonoa, Yakuza, King of Fighters, and Tekken.
My favorite Japanese bands are the pillows and Sambomaster, my favorite non-Japanese bands are Streetlight Manifesto, Pixies, and Kero Kero Bonito, while my favorite albums are In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel and Knife Man by Andrew Jackson Jihad.
I follow a bunch of Western comedians and their podcasts, but I adore Japanese comedy as well. If I had to pick a single favorite comedy series, I'd go for either Arakawa Under the Bridge or Dr. Slump
Not the biggest horror junkie, but when I do watch/read some it has to be cleverly written and psychologically challenging rather than just spooky for the heck of it. An example of my type of horror is Hyouryuu Kyoushitsu.
I'll take romance over ecchi/hentai any day. I'm a demisexual and find sex and sexual stuff in general either gross or just don't have any emotions towards it, even in real life p0rn thingies, so when it's getting shoved in my face in media you can imagine I won't really enjoy it (part of the reason I enjoy a smaller percentage of Western media). I'll much rather just look at cuties and feel all fuzzy and fluffy rather than...you know, watch them getting...screeeeewed....WAIFUS MAKE MY HEART WARM AND NOT MY PEEPEE HARD! OKAY MOVING ON THIS INTRODUCTION IS STARTING TO GO DOWN THE SH*TTER
Listless, low maintenance, long-haired guy with giant eyebags that spends way too much time playing video games, watching anime, reading manga, and listening to podcasts and music.
Something between a phlegmatic and a melancholic, leaning way more on the melancholic side. Mediator (INFP)
Straight white male, but not really manly or masculine, way more nurturing, careful, and introverted. Huge perfectionist, completionist, and pedantic. The type that'd rather die than lose a body part.
Mature mind, juvenile soul, and a body that's that of a teenager on paper, buuut in actuality more akin to that of an old man haha. Pretty sickly and frail, I'm that kid in class who's sick all the time.
My favorite school subjects are Psychology, Biology, and Logic, and my least favorite Maths and Physics
Positive to a fault. I'm just wired to never be cynical and look for the best in everything. I'd like to think it's a positive trait, and it probably is, I just feel as if I come off as juvenile and naive because of it in certain situations.
That don't mean I ain't wired to be depressed, though! :D Mostly just filled with impostor syndrome and anxiety about everything most days of the week, to the point where it becomes kind of crippling sometimes :P
I'm a very analytical person and I'll spend hours on end just being lost in all kinds of, especially about my actions or the actions of others.
Don't really like to show my smart/grown-up side in public too much outside of doing well on exams, though. idk how healthy this is, but I just don't really care what people think of me or feel the need to prove myself to anybody. In a social setting, you'll probably know me as either the weird quiet kid who's either reading manga or studying in the back of the class, or the degenerate alien life-form who's doing grade-school-type sh*t like building robot suits out of chairs, cracking silly jokes, or speaking/acting like a little kid, until you find yourself in a meaningful-enough 1-on-1 situation with me. Probably just a defense mechanism, but it does help filter the closed-minded and judgemental people around me out of my friend circles so it works out in the end :P
I'm shy and socially anxious af and really slow in getting used to/comfortable around new people, especially those around my age.
I'm also bad with crowds, especially crowds of guys since I'm the furthest you can go from an "alpha male" type so it's tough for me to follow conversations about sports and beer and porn and whatnot. Way more likely to get along with girls.
I daydream a bunch during the day. I wouldn't trade my imagination up for anything.
I'm much more of an observer than a participator in most cases, I guess. Don't like to waste my energy on forcing myself to be around people I don't fit in with.
It's also way easier for me to get along both with young kids and with adults than my peers. I'm no psychologist but I think that's because of the fact that I'm more carefree/innocent-minded but also more pragmatic/thoughtful than your average teenager if I do say so myself, so it's tough for me to find the right balance of jokeyness and seriousness to interact with others my age, at least until I get used to them and they get used to me...my theory is I just have hardcore impostor syndrome tbh lol
So yeah I'm a pretty awkward and anxious guy that doesn't really feel the need to fit in, but when I do get close to someone I treasure them greatly.
I guess the only hobby I have that doesn't involve a screen and/or controller would be billiards/pool. I really enjoy both practicing by myself and playing with my dad or my friends. As evident, I'm not really interested in any conventional sports (mostly interested in karuta, shogi, and pro wrestling...tough luck XD) and really the only outdoor activity you'll catch me doing is going on long walks or walking home to and from school lolol
Used to be apolitical, now I somewhat care about/find politics interesting. Just think there's a time and place for that stuff.
Super low sex drive, and I'm pretty sure I'm a demisexual. I can't conceptualize the meaning of or pleasure in sex before forming a deep emotional bond with a person, I find all non-immersive/non-POV porn repulsive, and I've never developed anything past platonic feelings for any girl that I've ever liked, found attractive, or was in love with. I know that's really weird and hard to fathom for a lot of people but it's true haha. I guess the simplest way to describe it would be that my brain is wired to see girls as "cute" or "pretty" and to want to form a deep bond with them, rather than see them as "hot" or "sexy" and wanna get in the sheets or whatever, and the mere thought of having sexual fantasies about a girl I'm attracted to feels really gross, wrong, and unfathomable to me. I also assume everyone else around me is "pure" and asexual (even though I know that's absolutely not the case), so I'm always irrationally taken aback when I see a person express or talk about anything remotely sexual. That's a part of my personality I'd like to change, and I'm working on it :P
So you'll never really see hentai or mindless ecchi on my list, unless it's for a joke or from a roulette or something...
If I had to describe myself using a few anime characters I'd say: Legosi, Koyomi Araragi, Masanosuke Akitsu, Midori Asakusa, Yato, and Shouta Aizawa
Anime that are left dropped at -/? scored - are shows I watched as a kid on TV or something.
Please consider that the reason I give such high scores is that I rate subjectively and always look for the best in everything I consume, as much as I can. That being said, I do have a critical mindset it's just that I'm not a very strict person. I start anime optimistically and try to stay that way for as long as I can throughout watching them. However, if an anime has problems (that bother me personally), I'll notice them (mostly sensitive to crappy visuals, unnecessary sex, and unironically edgy stories and plot-twists). I use my scores exclusively as a means of getting across how much I liked the thing. If you want my further opinions on a series, by all means comment on my profile or PM me :D
I remove myself from cynicism and negativity as much as possible. I don't look at community scores or reviews at all before starting something. I give everything an equal chance, without any kind of bias or prejudice, really focus on and try to appreciate every aspect (that's worth appreciating) of whatever I'm watching/reading, and approach everything subjectively and personally, without any kind of influence from any individual (friend or stranger) or the public opinion. That's part of the reason you'll frequently find my opinions differing greatly from those of the often closed-minded majority.
Basically, my philosophy is to make the most out of everything I consume and not to try and play critic per se, but to completely realize and communicate to myself (and then gladly to others as well) all of my personal likes and dislikes regarding a series, instead of being exclusively "objective", flaunting my taste, and building a superiority complex or whatever people like doing these days.
Also, I am particularly perplexed by people who call my (or anyone else's) need to add everything tied to a franchise and/or shorts/animations to my list "list-padding". I tend to be very passionate about every piece of media I experience and not adding a single one would be illogical and false to me. As a completionist, I have a need to see everything related to a franchise, even specials and CMs, and as an animation nut and connoisseur of abstract media, I like to pursue the shorts, animations, and music videos that dwell at the bottom of MAL's database. Just because you're not passionate about those things, doesn't mean that anyone's consuming/adding them has the sole purpose of "padding" :)
10 - genuinely enjoyed the whole anime/manga and there's nothing that bugged me with it (to be a 10 it also has to blow me away...either by just being really awesome or making me feel connected to it on a personal level) 9 - enjoyed it a lot, didn't necessarily have problems but it didn't blow me away either (my go-to score I usually give to the ones I really liked) 8 - liked it as a whole, but I either had more than a few problems with it that I didn't manage to forget/forgive by the end or it just simply wasn't captivating enough to get a 9 7-5 - ehhh (more extreme versions of 8, leaning more on the unforgettable problems/less entertaining side than the "liked it" one) 4-1 - didn't like it
I write reviews only if I have something to say about every aspect of the anime/manga. I'll usually leave "mini-reviews" in the tags for anime/manga I don't write a review for although more often than not I'll forget to do so.
Oh, and also, don't take my scores for things I'm currently watching/reading too seriously. I'll usually gather all my opinions after completing.
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Favorite video games:
Favorite anime from 2017 (no sequels, no particular order after first):
I know Kubikiri Cycle started in 2016 but most of it happened/it got real in 2017 so I consider it a 2017 anime so shut your eathole
Favorite anime from 2016 (no sequels, no particular order after first):
(these are from back when I watched seasonals and I can't bring myself to delete them uwu)
Things I adore:
-the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise
-things from the early-to-mid 2000s that remind me of my childhood
-interacting with kids
-the look and feel of old anime (or anything old for that matter)
-fighting games, platformers, and JRPGs (among other genres)
-thinking about stuff
-getting lost in other worlds, whether it be through games, anime, manga or music
Things I can't stand:
-people who genuinely ridicule or belittle others for their tastes or opinions on some things, I'm a firm advocate for subjectivity
-sites/apps that crop your profile picture into a goddamn circle of all shapes
-agists. a 13-year-old can easily be more intelligent and mature than a 20-year-old
-when songs fade out
-remakes that have the same title as the original
-the Western gaming industry and its shitty methods
-ideological blindness, mass ignorance and sticking to popular opinion without experiencing or even researching the object of discussion
-phones and the way they clog themselves up so damn quickly
-anything sticky, clammy, wet, greasy or warm...hence why I like winter and ACs so much
-people who pose as good persons but are actually poopy crappy doodoo kakadookies
-the smell of cigarettes
-time trials in games
Now that you know stuff about me...probably way more than necessary, don't hesitate to talk me about anything and everything (~‾∇‾)~
I accept all requests, even if you're a spambot.
However, if you ever try to do anything bad to me, Yotsugi-chan will come, squash you and protecc her onii-chan...yay. Those are her words not mine
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I know there's no purpose for this here but I like how they make a little blurred wallpaper out of the key visual for whatever you've watched last in the background huhu