Rest in Peace Miura sensei. Thank you for the inspiration and comfort Berserk has given me. I hope to warm myself in the campfire of dreams you have created for many years to come.
Hello, my name is Cloudia. I am 23 years old and I live in New Zealand. I am very passionate about History, reading, gaming and music. My favourite mangaka are Tezuka, Araki, Toriyama and Miura. I am a big fan of classic anime and manga. Feel free to send me a friend request, I accept all. You are welcome to comment on my wall too - I will do my best to reply as soon as possible.
I am a post-grad student now so I do not have as much time for MAL.
Dragon Ball: Very fun action packed Shonen anime. For me this was the highlight of the Dragon Ball anime franchise.
Berserk(1997): This show is what got me into the Berserk manga - one of my favourite Manga ever. This show is very good and it blew my mind at the time with the awesome characters and brutal story.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: This is the show that really got me into anime. I love the religious imagery and motifs. The characters are also well developed and complex. The mecha have awesome designs and the WTF moments are amazing.
Cowboy Bebop: This anime has the greatest soundtrack of any anime in my opinion. The crew of the Bebop all have such cool personalities with Spike Spiegel and Ed being my favourites. Definitely my favourite episodic anime although the underlying backstory is still very good.
Dragon Ball Z: This one is mainly here because it's an adaptation of one of my favourite manga and it includes one of my favourite characters ever: Vegeta.
Psycho-Pass: A friend of mine from uni got me into this one. The pretence is so fascinating to me. I'm a big fan of books like 1984 so this anime quickly became one of my favourites.
A few words on each of my favourite manga
Dragon Ball Awesome art and characters. The story leaves a bit to be desired but Toriyama's art style makes up for that. Amazing fight scenes and the characters really made you root for them. Small comment on Vegeta - I hated him at first but his development is the best in the series so by the end he was my favourite!
Berserk I love this manga on the same level as Dragon Ball. The art and characters are amazing and Guts' story really draws me in. Miura really puts his all into this manga and I really hope to see a conclusion some day.
Fullmetal Alchemist This was my first manga series! It will always have a place in my heart. I haven't read it in awhile but will add to this section when I've reread it.
Monster A thrilling story. Johan was such a good villain and the art is perfect.
20th Century Boys Two Urasawa manga in my favourites? His storytelling an art is very unique. The mystery in this one was great and I really loved the two main characters; Kenji and Kanna.
Kiseijuu (Parasyte) The main reason this is one of my favourites is the art. The art is so clean. The main character arc between Shinichi and Migi is also done very well.
Dororo The oldest manga I've read. From Tezuka the God of Manga. Although it ended rather abruptly. I loved the dynamic between Hyakkimaru and Dororo. I'm also a huge fan of stories with demons so this manga was a win for me.
Naruto *eye roll* yes Naruto is on here. Filthy casual. It's the longest manga I've read so I spent a lot of time in the ninja world that I couldn't help but get invested.
JoJo Part 4 My favourite part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (followed closely by Battle Tendency). For me this arc had the best characters and it was really awesome to have three JoJo's interacting at once!
JoJo Part 7Cheating a little having two parts of JoJo but this part just blew me away. This part has the most interesting JoJo with Johnny and his relationship with Gyro is always interesting and develops both of their characters. The art is amazing and the horse race adds in extra tension.
Favourite movies: The Empire Strikes Back. Back when Star Wars was good. Pulp Fiction. Goldeneye (Heck yeah Nostalgia). Carol.
Favourite TV show: GENTLEMAN JACK
Favourite western comic: I don't read many because I don't like a lot of the art. My favourite western comic however is Watchmen. My favourite Marvel heroes are Moon Knight and Daredevil. These comics I feel have the best artwork. I also enjoy Deadpool because he's hilarious.
Favourite book: I have many favourite books. Popular favourites like the Harry Potter series but I also read a lot of 20th Century Sci- Fi. Some of my favourites include Animal Farm, 1984 and Ender's Game. I also enjoy LGBT Young Adult Fiction and biographies.
Favourite music performers: Kate Bush is my favourite singer. I also enjoy Peter Gabriel, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks(Solo), Frank Zappa, ELP, Yes, Dusty Springfield. I enjoy a lot of different music. I love prog rock and prog pop
Favourite music album: The Dreaming by Kate Bush.
Favourite Video Games: The other great love of my life next to anime and manga is video games. I have many favourites. The Mass Effect Trilogy and the Elder Scrolls IV are some of my more modern favourites.
The Nintendo 64 practically raised me. Fire Emblem and Pokemon are my favourite Nintendo franchises.
And most importantly: FAVOURITE JOJO = Joseph Joestar (and Josuke)