Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Greetings from Ohio, USA! I am a 40 year old male.who has enjoyed Anime since childhood I guess. It's hard to know when to start the clock because some shows and movies I saw as a kid like Thunder Cats and Transformers were American, but also animated by Japanese firms. I did see Castle in the Sky long ago though and loved it.

 

Like many of you my age I got more exposure to Anime in high school when things like Cowboy Bebop and The Big O were showing up on Cartoon Network. I graduated in 1999 and Adult Swim was actually showing action Anime back then.

 

I have never been an expert by any means, but I do enjoy it. Now that my own kids are getting old enough to appreciate good shows I have been diving back in full force. I watch shows with them, but I usually show them things I'm familiar with. We are trying some new stuff as well. I cannot stress enough that I am NOT an expert. I don't know what all of the various terms mean (e.g. weeb, Otaku, etc.) unless I look it up. Even then I usually forget and have to look it up again. So I'm not anything special, just a middle aged guy with unusual taste and experience. I like some of the older 70s-90s stuff for sure. But I'm trying to expand my taste with newer things that are out now. 

 

Other than that, I love to talk about the stuff. I will never be offended by your opinions on stuff even if we harshly disagree. My favorite anime (The Big O)is one that I think no one else lists as their favorite, so I'm used to being laughed out of the room, haha. Generally speaking, I like more shows than I dislike and I'm always down to give something a try. Feel free to pick apart my odd list, it will not bother me. I like talking about it, even if it is hearing how I did an awful job picking shows, haha. Space Battleship Yamato is sweet to me, so I'm going down with the ship! Haha. All in fun though. I guess I am saying don't feel like you need to walk on eggshells with me. I can take disagreement and I welcome it. I won't fire my own disagreement back in retaliation either. Thanks for letting me in!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to AF! Hope you have a great time here :D 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the forums fellow Buckeye. Hope you enjoy it here 😁

Star Blazers is actually where my anime journey began approximately 40 years ago & even though Big O isn’t in my top 10, I still enjoyed it quite a bit, esoecially the dynamic between Roger & Dorothy.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Ohayotaku said:

Welcome to the forums fellow Buckeye. Hope you enjoy it here 😁

Star Blazers is actually where my anime journey began approximately 40 years ago & even though Big O isn’t in my top 10, I still enjoyed it quite a bit, esoecially the dynamic between Roger & Dorothy.

Awesome! I think that if I'd have run into Star Blazers first that it would be my favorite. I don't think objectively that The Big O is better than a lot of other shows, but I just can't deny that I like it the best. It's the one that roped me in, and there's something about it... 

 

But I am kind of intuitive with my choices. I also love the movie Pacific Rim even though I won't argue with someone if they say it it is unrealistic and absurd. I don't care, I still like it! Haha. 

 

I suppose a show like Code Geass has more respect and a much cleaner ending. I also loved that show. But I can't give it the nod over The Big O. I'm unreasonable. Haha.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...