And here I was thinking I’d be safe, how do you people even remember me?
Rules of the Game
- Each person is supposed to follow the rule of fives. You are allowed to ask 5 questions, after which you can tag up to 5 bloggers by hyper-linking to their blog; 5 questions because it’s not too many to flood another blogger and occupy too much of his/her time, but yet a large enough number to ask your most important questions, and 5 bloggers to avoid spamming. Hence, prioritize your questions, and who you wish to ask!
- Those tagged are obliged to answer the questions in a blog post, and after which, they are entitled to create their own 5 questions and tag 5 other bloggers, so on and so fourth. You should answer your own 5 questions as well. You are allowed to tag the person that tagged you in the first place. Also, copy and paste this section on your blog so others can understand how the game goes.
- In the case where a blogger strongly refuses to answer a question, he/she must instead post a nice anime image, wallpaper or cosplay picture, et cetera in response to that question.
- To make things interesting, a blogger can include wildcards in his/her 5 questions by placing an asterisk, (*), after which those tagged are obliged to reveal something interesting about themselves that others did not previously know. There is no limit to the number of asterisks one can place (which means there can be up to 5 wildcard questions).
- Anyone can feel free to start the game; you don’t necessarily need someone to tag you. Just create your 5 questions and tag your 5 people of choice. However, the catch is that you must answer your own 5 questions as well.
- To potentially prevent an endless game, this round of games will end on the 8th September 2012, 12pm JST (GMT +9). After which, no more bloggers can tag others to answer their questions.
1.) If you were given the chance to write the name of one blogger in your Death Note, which one would you choose?
I’d rather not kill anyone so instead of answering, here’s a picture of delicious Inga.
2.) What’s your stance regarding monster girls?
They’re fun to draw.
3.) What’s the most ridiculous screenshot you ever uploaded to you blog?
4.) You are given the chance to get to read the doujin of your dreams. What would it be like?
Since doujins are essentially self-published works, I’d love to see a harem doujin where an otaku lives with genderswapped anime directors and writers. That or a Tsuritama one where they do galactic fishing versus an alien race.
5.) Communication among bloggers is important! Statistics prove that English anime bloggers have problems when it comes to interacting with other anime bloggers! What kind of measures would you take if you were in charge of bringing all anime bloggers across the world together?
A tournament set in an alternate dimension. [C]irclejerk! That or, we just feature other blogs on our site. We can have a short blurb about what we like about this person’s writing and our favorite post. Then we can tag people to do the same. I’m not a visionary, sorry!
1. What length of anime do you prefer to watch?
My younger self would’ve said: “As long as it’s good, I’ll watch it from start to finish!” But now a 1 cour series is the perfect length for me. I’ve discovered that I tend to put 2 cour shows on hold. The longer the series, the more likely it is to drag somewhere in the middle.
2. What is your favorite aspect of the anime/manga fandom?
I guess it’s the way the anime/manga fandom can really inspire people to be creative and productive. Reading great indepth posts, entertaining podcasts and beautiful fanart…these make me happy. I also love seeing this fandom progress. Open communication, licensing companies listening and more recent anime being streamed on Crunchyroll and Niconico…it’s not perfect but I think we’re getting there.
3. Are there any particular traits in anime characters (whether personality or appearance) that you really like?
I have very specific characters I tend to get drawn to.
- Sarcastic, mean humored blokes (Gintoki, Okita and Kagura from Gintama, The characters from Daily Lives of Highschool Boys)
- Socially inept teenagers (Yuki from Tsuritama, All three pilots from Neon Genesis Evangelion),
- ‘Alien like’ creatures who view humanity with a different set of morals (Inga from Ungo, Haru from Tsuritama)
- Young protagonists who eventually learn the harshness of life (Gon from Hunter x Hunter)
- Characters that are driven(Chiyoko from Millennium Actress)
As for appearances, it depends largely on the character designer’s style and how the studio handles it. My preferences tend lean towards simple but distinct. I’m very fond of how Madhouse adapted CLAMP’s art style for Mouryou no Hako. Bones’ did amazingly well with adapting Pako’s art for Un-Go too.
4. Which series do you want to get into but haven’t had the time yet?
Berserk, Blood +, Raxhephon, Birdy The Mighty and Aria to name a few. I also need to catch up with Space Brothers.
5. What are your favorite artists/art styles? (Anime, manga, video games, or even just art in general)
Ah this is a tough question! Specific names aren’t coming to me, so I’ll just post some works from pixiv artists whose style appeal to me a lot.
かくれんぼの路地裏で by 72
つり球 by 菓子
コミティア101 MMLON angelicaldevilish by 373@ついった
弔い by 24
君の色 by 砂屋
1. If you could live in a world from an anime/manga, which one would it be and why? (If you wouldn’t pick one, explain why not.)
Daily Lives of Highschool Boys.
2. Have you ever watched a show ironically?
Yes. I’ve done it a couple of times. Guilty Crown, Black Rock Shooter and The New Prince of Tennis are a few of the most memorable shows I watched ironically.
3. Are you the kind of person who easily drops shows, or do you always watch until the end even if you hate it?
I drop ’em. I can go on a season watching only one of two shows. This sort of kills my blog, given that if I don’t watch a lot of shows– I don’t get to blog a lot about them either. But I’m a person who would rather wait for better shows in the future than force myself into something I clearly don’t enjoy.
4. Do you have other ways of expressing your fandom other than reading manga/watching anime and blogging about it?
Buying! My favorite purchases tend to be artbooks though. I also enjoy drawing eventhough I’m mediocre at best.
I drew a Haru!
5. What is this?
A site for what I hope to be a teddy bear mecha anime directed by Ikuhara.
Since it’s kind of pointless to tag anyone or ask questions now, I hope you guys enjoyed reading my answers or gazing at the eye candy!