So I got tagged by Kujo to play this game. Yup, another blog carnival thingy. Let’s give it a go, shall we?
But before that, the rules:
- 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 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.
Well then, let’s begin answering Kujo’s questions now.
1. How do you balance watching your Japanese-related entertainment (in this case, anime) with other hobbies or other life-related activities?
Hmm, by watching anime at night when I don’t have classes or homework to get in my wa, unless it’s exam period or an important project is due.
2. What do you think about video games adapted from anime?
Most of the ones I’ve played, excluding some fighting games like DBZ Tenkaichi 3, Ultimate Ninja 5 and Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix 2, everything else is average to mediocre at best. The other way around is hit and miss though.
3. What is the most interesting anime-genre?
See G-Empire slogan.
4. Name one live-action movie that is adapted from an anime series. What do you think of it?
Dragonball: Evolution. The less society speaks of that abomination to otakus worldwide, the better. You think video game adaptations are bad…live-action ones…ai chihuahua.
5. Name one anime in the 90′s that will forever hold a place in your heart.
Samurai X: I had a childhood crush on Ochika, most of the heroes and villains rocked (Except the weather dudes), a deep enough plot that didn’t require countless research online to understand, legendary battles that to this day are talked about (I hope) and so much more praise. Oh and the English Dub’s awesome.
Okay…5 questions of my own for the chosen ones to answer:
1: Your least favorite anime genre.
Mecha. Everything centered around shows with mecha in them upset me. There are exceptions like Lagrange and Megas XLR, but most other mecha themed shows irk me.
2: What anime from 1990-2008 had a major influence in your life as an animeniac?
This may sound similar to Kujo’s last question but the difference in mine is if an anime actually changed you?
Mine has to be Kannazuki no Miko. It changed my view of yuri from being solely in it because seeing two girls kissing and doing the chachacha is hawt, to seeing yuri as romantic as hetero romance. It warms my heart just as much and I’ve continued seeking yuri that are as powerful…and have found them, ever since. In short, KnM made me take all yuri very seriously after watching it.
3: What was the first anime you watched with a friend from beginning to end?
Elfen Lied. Still one of the greatest anime of all time in my circle of friends. LUCY/NYUU, NANA and MARIKO 4-LIFE!
4: What’s your opinion on the state of most male anime characters outside of shounen or sports anime?
When it comes to comedy, I want to see them get physically and mentally humiliated because there are so few male leads in comedies I actually like or respect. Therefore, I crave their suffering and for them to never, ever find love. The few I do care about, well, I suppose they do deserve some happiness but must obviously work really hard and be likable to merit my support. In short, the state of male anime characters outside of shounen or sports anime is quite weak as there are so few inspiring macho men out there. You could Slice of Life has its share of cool dudes but that’s in the script because very few men in SoL suck.
5: Was there an anime that you initially avoided like the plague, but eventually picked up and it surprisingly became one of your all time favorites?
Kodomo no Jikan. Both it and Hanamaru Kindergarten were denied by me for a long time due to my discomfort of communicating with lolicons. Anything having to do with lolicons was a no-go for me and it kind of still is. KnJ was the one I avoided the most. However, Chocokara assured me that there’s so much more to KnJ than meets the eye. The result can be read in my review of the show. In short, one of the biggest shockers in my life i that I’d not only like the show but regard it as one of the all time greats in my library.