After a long and arduous testing process, I am pleased to announce my addition to the Josh’s Anime Blog Team. **fanfare** Who the hell am I? Well, strictly speaking, I’m no one particularly special. By day I am a lowly Code Monkey, a rare species that turns coffee and junk food into corporate software. By night (and sometimes during the day too, shhhh…) I turn into Polaryzed, an anime obsessed fool who’s old enough to know better. This is my first foray into any real type of blogging so please be gentle on me for my first time, k? My journey here is probably fairly common to most anime bloggers:
- Watch anime
- Watch a LOT of anime
- Read anime blogs
- Read a LOT of anime blogs
- Decide that you’d like to be abused by trolls the world over and post your own thoughts on anime
I’m actually late to the anime game and by no means an expert on the matter. I started watching anime about 5 years ago when a co-worker got me to watch the first Full Metal Alchemist series during it’s original broadcast run. After that I was hooked and watched as much anime as time allowed. I’ve seen my fair share of series/movies/OVA’s in that time, but compared to other people (even ones half my age), I suppose I could still be considered fairly green.
Genre-wise I tend to gravitate towards series that entertain me, everything from shounen to shoujo and a lot in between. I’m a sucker for a good love story, so I typically watch at least one or two shoujo series a season. I also fancy drama series as long as they’re not too campy and melodramatic. That doesn’t mean I’m an elitist though because I also like to watch fan-service comedies as a ‘stress reliever’ for the mindless humor . Some of my favorite series include ‘classics’ like Evangelion and Cowboy Bebop. But I also enjoyed Mushi-shi, Minami-ke (first season), 5cm per Second, FMA, Haruhi, Black Lagoon, the list goes on and on. I’ll try almost any series for at least a few episodes since you never know what’s going to turn out to be good (I’m looking at you Bakemonogatari), and I try not to drop a series if it still shows promise after that.
Due to my penchant for the dramatic/romantic, I have been know to shed a few manly tears on rare occasions (the worst being Grave of the Fireflies and Pokemon ), but I try to keep that bottled up inside (that’s healthy right?). Overall I try to keep things light and optimistic by interjecting some humor here and there and I’ll try not to gush too much about how great I think a series is.
Since I’m new to this anime blogging scene my plan for this season is to blog one or two series that pique my interest. One show that I am definitely going to blog is Kimi ni Todoke, but I haven’t decided if I will do a second show. Crap! This post is already over 500 words and I think I’ve already babbled on for too long, so I’ll cut it off here. Please look forward to my upcoming posts! “Amen, Hallelujah, Peanut Butter.”