The Anime World - According to Nia
Well I decide to talk about anime because it happens to be a genre that influences me.. alot.. with RPing, with my writing, it is a form of relaxation for me as well as a way for me to declare my individuality. I listen to J-pop and J-rock -alot-, I liken things I see to scenes in Card Captor Sakura or Utena.. I also quote lines from both animes. ("There are rules in the forest.. do you know what they are? Do you know.. do you know.. do you know what they are?" Name that line. *snickers*)
Now I will admit that I first cut my tooth on Sailor Moon.. yep, DIC (dick) version. I was babysitting these three imps when I was around 15 (Who coincidentally got me hooked on RPGs and the Squaresoft) and Ella (the girl) made me sit down and watch Sailor Moon every morning at 7:30. I got caught up in the beauty of the artwork (and hey maybe the lesbian in me was oogling the girls in sailor skirts, who knows! *lol*) and I couldn't wait til each episode. And then there was Malachite... yes the one who -started- my obsession of White Haired Bishounen. He was hot, he was evil and later I found out he was gay! *coughs* But that goes into the whole fag-hagness that is Nia and stems into an entirely different arena.
Now I saw Sailor Moon and for the next two summers I wasn't obsessed over it but I tried to catch an episode whenever was possible. My main addiction for the majority of High School was RPGs. FF3, ChronoTrigger, FF7, Suikoden... yes interactive anime is what I call it now. And because of Malachite I suddenly found white haired bishounen -very- attractive especially in video game atmospheres... Setzer, Magus, Sephiroth (Who can forget Sephy! *LOL*) (course I also liked the gender ambigious ones like Gremio from Suikoden. *hee's* which also stems to fag-hagedness.. *snickers* But anyways.) I wrote fanfics about FF3 and yes even ChronoTrigger.. in fact that was one giant crossover (because I like crossovers!)
So if I didn't get into anime in high school then well I made up for it with video games.
But when I finally got a computer, oh did I find out that there was much more to video games.. like anime. I looked up Sailor Moon, I discovered ANIPIKE. Yup that was my undoing. Among the series that I first discovered charts up with, Ah My Goddess, Earthian, Please Save my Earth, Fushigi Yuugi and Rayearth. I discovered Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vampire Hunter D, Project AKO and the classics but I fell in love with the contemporary stuff. My first RPing characters, Lalith, Schala and Corrine respectively used pictures from Earthian, Arslan & Sailor Moon.
First Fansub I watched? That was Fushigi Yuugi and it was because I found a person that got me into it. This one girl Andrea was in my drama class and she came to class with a manga sailor moon artbook which I all but drooled over, and then her Fushigi Yuugi mangas which I drooled over as well. She said she could make me copies of Fushigi Yuugi and I said "Sure!"
That is what I spent Christmas doing.. watching Fushigi Yuugi. Hooked to the TV screen.. ooh boy, and then that Christmas is when I downloaded my first bit of anime music. You want to know what it was? "Long Distance" by Risa Ohki.. a song from Final Fantasy.. *shivers* oooh yummy stuff. I blasted that for Matt Cross benefit when he was around for Christmas and he was trying to hang out like we were just "friends" of course considering I had lost 40 lbs since he last saw me, it was only natural that he wanted me. I was cuddly then but I grew sexy. *snickers* I am being sarcastic.. the ritalin made me loose weight. Anyways he must of thought I was a freak, but hey I let him go a long time ago. (Anton: Hey when did this turn into a dissertation on your love life! Nia: *smacks Anton* I dunno, when did it! Sheesh, imaginary friends.. think they -know- everything.)
So I went through the Fushigi Yuugi Stage, download the entire songs, plotted RPs around it and then came my next big obsession.. can we guess what that was?
Xenogears.. Yes, I became obsessed.. I was more then obsessed. I played the game, I laughed, I cried.. I based "Ethos" on it. I fell in love with Citan and called him "Tinky Winky Mufu Fruit" (Yes memoriable memory with Mel.. PING!) And ooooh the second time playing Xenogears, I MSTKed it. *hee's* I had plans for a fanfic but then I decided not to. I downloaded Creid, I cried at Two Bits of Pieces.. I was a sentimental sap.
Next thing was Utena. (still am obsessed with Utena) Because it defied gender, it defied sexuality.. I loved it, especially because I had been confused before. I ahhed over Touga the beautiful Bishounen of my dreams. It helped me get through the times when my grandmother was sick. I bought a few Rayearth tapes but Utena was the one for me. It was the anime that I felt defined me.
Nothing much after Utena, until I joined the Military and came into Mountain Home. Granted I knew my way around anime but it was more of knowledge then actually seeing them. That is when I really started listening to J-pop.
The next summer.. I got into J-rock. *hee's* What is next? Inuyasha? *snickers* That was a joke since Inuyasha is like a new obsession.
Favorite Anime: Utena, Card Captor Sakura, X/1999, Fushigi Yuugi, Marmalade Boy
Favorite Bishounen: Threeway Tie between Touga Kiryuu, Hotohori & Marron Glaces (from Bakuretsu Hunters) After that it goes, Tatara (FY), Zelgadis (Slayers), Sesshoumaru (Inuyasha), Inuyasha (duh!), Eagle Vision (Rayearth), Yue (Card Captor Sakura), Sakura's dad (CCS), Citan, Krelian, Fei (Xenogears), Magus (CT), Sephiroth, Vincent (FF7), Setzer, Edgar (FF3), Narsus (Arslan), Mousse (Ranma 1/2), Youji (WK), Bill, Miwa (Marmalade Boy), Mikage (Utena). Real Life Bishounen?: Hugh Grant, Rupert Everett, Gackt, Koyasu Takahito, Nick Rhodes, Brian Molko.
Favorite Bishoujo: Utena is the one that kicks so much ass however I also like Shaolin (Mamotte Syugogetten), Skuld (OMG), Juri, Wakaba (Utena), Yuri (Martian Successor Nadiasco), Michiru Kaoih & Haruka Tenoh, Ami Mizuno (SM), Ellyhm Van Houten (Xenogears).. and some that I can't remember. Real Life Bishoujo?: Easy, Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock.
Favorite J-pop singer - Masami Okui. Most of her stuff is very upbeat and fast
Favorite Seiyuu - Koyasu Takehito. The voice is like honey.. very smooth. He is also very hot. *coughs*
Favorite J-Rock Group - L'arc En Ciel and Luna Sea. I don't really care for stuff like Malice Mizer or Dir en Grey just because it isn't as melodiac to me as my mentioned favorite ones.
Favorite Manga Artist - Chiho Saito.. all her guys are scrumdidlyumptious!
Favorite Anime Songs: "Peace of Love" by Rabbit (Ranma1/2), "Karebairo no Crescendo" from Marmalade Boy, "Saa" by Surface (Mamotte Syugogetten), "Boku No Uchuu de Kimi Ga Iru" by Koyasu Takehito and "Kuroi Tsuki" by Satou Akemi (FY), "Rinbu Revolution" by Masami Okui.
Favorite Video Game Songs: "Star of Tears" from Xenogears, "Eyes on Me" by Faye Wong, and "Melodies of Life" from FF9
Favorite J-Rock Song: "Fall of Tears" by L'arc en Ciel
Current Crush: Beside Alexi.. it is Kunihiko Ikuhara http://www.akadot.com/fun/drinking/drinking-ikuni.jpg
*falls over* I love him. *snickers* My japanese guy crush. He is the director of Utena.. isn't he adorable. *heart eyes*
Well that is it. *snickers*