So I stumbled upon this interesting looking post over at Kai’s website (Deluscar) which I thought was a really awesome idea in allowing everyone on the ‘aniblogsphere’ to better understand one another (even though it seems selfish of me that I wish to let you guys know more about me). Like Kai, there’s a bunch of other people who have also taken part in answering this bucket load of 50 questions (originated from Ace Railgun) like Overlord-G, Yerocha, Hippiefreak and Marthaurion. So for those who don’t know already, basically I will be answering 50 questions with the first 25 being anime-related and the next 25 being more personal. Hopefully this will allow us to understand each other more everyone! Let’s do THIS!
1. Who is your favorite male anime character?
Ever since I was small, I’ve always loved hand-to-hand combat or just any form of combat that doesn’t involve magic and proposed that it was the coolest way to fight. Like many others, I have multiple favourites including all-time favourites like Rock Lee (Naruto), Ikkaku (Bleach), Kamina and Viral (TTGL), Armstrong (FMA) and many others. Even so, my most favourite male character I like and look up to is Onizuka (GTO). Striving to be a teacher myself, he’s the cool and friendly teacher you’ll like. He crosses the line of being in a teacher student relationship but acts as your friend. By all means the crazy stuff he does and how perverted he is won’t be something I’d ever do (if I did in today’s society…) but yeah…umm… he’s my favourite guys.
2. Who is your favorite female character?
AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Do I even have to say!?!? Mio Akiyama of course!!! Blame me for falling into the moe trap all you want but she is and will always be my favourite out of the rest. Of course, a few others include: Saber (Fate series), Kanade (Angel Beats), Chihiro (Ef), Senjougahara (monogatari series) and heaps others.
3. What is your favorite anime soundtrack?
Hmm…. I don’t have a particular favourite but I do love listening to the Kore wa Zombie OST along with some others like: K-On, Durarara, Black Rock Shooter, Little Busters, Bakemonogatari and Guilty Crown. Though my most favourite soundtrack piece has to go to ‘When The Fairytale Ends’ in Kara no Kyoukai. The piano and orchestral-like music is soothing and lovable that it’s really hard for anything else to beat it really. Overall, I like the light-and-fluffy soundtracks more so than the ones with heavy music or sounds scary… (I can’t deal with scary stuff…)
4. What is your favorite anime opening + animation?
I actually don’t have a favourite opening. Songs itself come and go, making your interest levels waver as you…. as you live really. I know that ‘Complication’ from Durarara hasn’t left my playlist at all since I put it in when the show was airing so I guess that’s my favourite? It is a cool song though and if you haven’t heard of it you should do so straight away!
5. What is your favorite anime ending song + animation?
My favourite ending has to go to ‘No Thank you!’ from K-On!! because first of all, K-On is my favourite anime of all time and second, it’s sung by Hikasa Yoko (Mio Akiyama). Of course that’s just totally bias of me but you guys can go to Hell (no I’m kidding, I don’t wish for you guys to go to Hell but I know someone who’s stuck there… it’s a sad, sad thing indeed…)
6. What is your favorite anime scene?
EVERY SCENE IN K-ON~!! <3 <3 *cough* No not really, but as much as I love the embarrassing moments Mio finds herself in, the most favourite would have to go to all the sad moments in Clannad. It's a wonderful show filled with tears, joy, laughter and love and honestly speaking Clannad is a masterpiece. It will closely follow K-On in second place as one of my all-time favourites. (Fuuuuu-channnnnnn~~!! T~T)
7. If you could meet an anime character who would it be?
MIO AKIYAMA HANDS DOWN FOR SURE!!! <3
8. What anime character is most similar to you in terms of personality?
I know it seems like a cop-out since I’ve mentioned Mio Akiyama so many times and even for this question I will answer Mio Akiyama. Other than gender and attractiveness, she’s like a mirror image of me: Smart (well not really :P), scared easily, acts mature but also wishes to play around like a little kid, plays left handed bass and is actually left handed too. I really find myself acting the way she acts (without all the moe-ness…. guys that’d be creepy) and maybe even reacting to same at times. She was also the catalyst towards me picking up a bass guitar and start learning. Now I’ve been playing for a year and a half and attend music classes at school and loving it. The world of music is awesome!
9. What is your favorite thing about anime?
Character development. It’s an essential part of story-oriented anime and makes a show more entertaining to see (in my opinion). With development, I also love the interactions between different characters. Whether it will be a fighting scene, romance scene or a comedic scene, characters help tell the story or anything really. I know it’s very vague and normal to like Character development, but hey, I know some shows that can’t do that well and ended up becoming shit unlike Natsume Yuujinchou, Clannad, FMA Brotherhood, Code Geass, TTGL and many others with great character development.
10. What is your least favorite thing about anime?
My least favourite thing is not so much the anime itself but my expectations in an anime. With personal experience, I know that having high expectations but not having it being met (even if it was a good show) reduces the amount of ‘enjoyment’ you get from the series while as having low expectations and then the show exceeds it allows you to enjoy much more than you perceived the show will deliver so I try not to expect too highly of anime but then again, we sub-consciously do so when we’re exposed to other peoples opinions. I also hate, HATE being spoiled…
11. Who are your favorite anime couple?
Renji X Chihiro from Ef – A Tale of Memories. I was swept off my feat watching these two develop romantically with SHAFT’s brilliance. The sad times, the dark times, the depressing times, the happy times, the joyful times, I loved everything about these two and I personally think they are the best couple in the Ef series (haven’t played the visual novel).
12. Who is your favorite anime animal?
“Aye Aye Sir!” <3 I find Happy adorable and cute when he's flying around with Natsu. He's like the most awesome animal in the show and to top it off, his constant struggle to win over the white cat's heart (forgot her name) is.... it's just.... HNNNNNNNG~~!!! <3
13. What anime would make a good game?
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as a hack-and-slash or Gundam-like (the ones that are not hack-and-slash like Dynasty Warriors Gundam) unless that’s already made…
14. What game would make a good anime?
I really think most of the Shin Megami Tensei games can turn into a good anime. I see potential in Devil Survivor but not so much as for Persona because the anime does not bring justice for the game at all. Another one would have to be G Senjou no Maou and Little Busters. I’d love to see an anime adaption of the two (if they haven’t got one yet) because both of these visual novels are brilliant!
15. What was the first anime you ever watched?
To be honest, I think Sailor Moon was my first anime but my memory is very hazy because I know I used to watch heaps of Power Rangers when I was small. Either Pokemon and all the other shows like Digimon and Dragon Ball Z followed after Sailor Moon. I remember watching Cardcaptor Sakura back in the days but I’m not going to even try arranging this XD
16. Do you think you’ll ever stop watching anime?
Looking at my life now and then looking at how the elderly’s live out their lives… I don’t think I want to. Reading the newspapers, watching crappy tv shows, drinking tea and coffee everyday, sleeping most of the time and all that kind of stuff will become quickly repetitive and exceptionally boring. Then again I can’t see myself at the age of 75 re-watching K-On.
17. What is your favorite genre of anime?
I don’t judge an anime for its genre and as much as I HATE horror, I’d still watch it if it’s interesting to me (like Another). I usually drop or continue shows from my enjoyment levels. If I’m not enjoying it at all then I drop it, if it shows potential I give it one more episode, if it’s enjoyable then I continue it. Pretty basic and it doesn’t limit the amount of shows I expose myself to.
18. What is your least favorite genre of anime?
Refer to previous answer.
19. Are you open about watching anime with people you know?
I’m not sure how because I definitely didn’t shout out in public “Hey I watch anime everyone!” but all my friends and everyone I know, knows about me and my affiliation with anything anime. Even though I only have 2 friends within my area who expose themselves to the amount of anime I do. Even so I still enjoy the two lives I live out and I don’t mind having a scarce amount of friends who share the same passion as I do.
20. Have you ever been to Japan?
…I’d like to go…one day…
21. What anime was the biggest let down for you?
I’m still a novice in terms of anime knowledge and experience but the biggest let down is Guilty Crown. It showed so much potential in becoming a great anime but I felt that the execution ruined the show dramatically.
22. What anime was better then expected?
K-On. No seriously… K-On. I remember roaming around ZOMG anime in their top 100 and K-On was one of them. I brushed it off at first but accidentally came around to it another time in my life. It seemed alright and really, I only picked it up due to the rating it was given (forgot what it was) and I was totally blown away. I fell in love with the series so much that I actually chose to re-watch it (for those who don’t know, I hardly re-watch anime unless I view it as GOD-LIKE) and this was when I was streaming it. Imagine me re-watching K-On in 1080p!!! (I will get to that one day….one day).
23. What is the best anime fight scene?
There’s so many fighting scenes I love so much. the battle between Rock Lee and Gaara in Naruto continues to be one I find amusingly entertaining. I also liked Armstrong and his battle with Sloth in FMA Brotherhood. The robot action in TTGL and the sword VS butcher knife fight between Kamina and Viral was crazy too! There’s so many I can’t decide which one is better~
24. Who is your anime waifu?
MIO MIO MIO MIO MIO MIO AKIYAMAAAAAAAAAA~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
25. What was your favorite video game as a child?
I can only remember playing Pokemon on the Gameboy Colour (Yellow version) which I consider to be the best Pokemon game out of all the other Pokemon games out there.
26. Most Embarrassing moment?
Constantly urinating in my pants when I was smaller up till Grade 4 or 5 (so around the age of 9 to 10)…
27. Can you drive?
Yes I actually can but I chose not to (too lazy)
28. Are you mature?
I do perceive myself as mature but at times I love being immature and having fun (my drama friends rub off on me)
29. What year were you born?
1994 so currently I’m 17~
30. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
Dogs (Year of the Dog FOR THE WIND!!)
31. Describe yourself physically.
A fat man who decided to buy a Megaman costume a bit too small and instead of going to a Halloween party, ended up in some fighting tournament… wait what?
32. What would you name your first child?
Never thought of one and don’t really care at the stage of my life I’m at currently.
33. What is the worst injury you have ever had?
I’ve always been quite careful in my surroundings and I don’t participate in much physical contact activities so the worst would have to be being bitten by a dog.
34. What is your worse habit?
The more time I have to complete a certain objective, the more time I spend idling around before I actually do it. Eg: Homework
35. Do you drink or smoke?
Honestly speaking I don’t drink or smoke at all and I don’t plan to. Smoking is stupid but drinking might be a rarity in my life (only for really big celebrations).
36. Do you have a tattoo?
Pfft no. It’d look shit when you’re old and wrinkly XD
37. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Definitely a morning person. I prefer to be out of bed than in bed and I my body just can’t handle staying up late at all. The best thing is I automatically wake up during the best time a person should wake up at (a lot of that REM and Non-REM sleep cycle stuff) so 90% of the time, I’m never tired when I get out of bed.
38. Have you ever slept past midday
39. Do you regret anything?
I know at times I have but Kai makes a good point (referring back to Kai’s answer at Deluscar) about regretting the things you did is like not accepting the person you are today. It is true that everything that has happened in the past has shaped you into what you are today which is why I try to be optimistic and move on.
40. Can you count the number of friends you have on one hand?
Isn’t that very easy? All you have to do is flash your hand and count in 5’s LOLS
41. Do you wear glasses?
No but when I do… PERSONA!!!
42. Are you a picky eater?
Hell yeah I am. I hate my vegetables and fruits yet I’m a vegetarian… funny that.
43. Would you die for someone?
I’d die for those I hold dearly to my heart.
44. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Being able to manipulate time to my will.
45. Do you believe in the supernatural?
T____T …I try not to… T_____T
46. Would you rather be rich or famous?
Rich but I’d prefer to just be happy in my life.
47. Have you ever committed a crime?
Nope, I’m a good boy~ ^^
48. Time Traveler or ghost?
TIME TRAVELER because then I can say “Hey… Hey Mister! I am MAD SCIENTIST! It’s soo koool~~~!!! SON-OF-A-BITCH~~~”
49. Does someone have a crush on you?
Not that I know of.
50. Are you in a relationship?
Nope and currently enjoying the life of a single man ;D