When Luffy reaches Raftel, will Jrow still be an anime fan?
|So it looks like I’m up next to answer 50 questions. I’m glad I had time to mull over these. They’re quite tough. Hope you enjoy all the pics, vids and audio hoopla!|
Spoiler for Question 3. Enjoy “N.Y. Rush” while looking at my answers.
1. Who is your favorite male anime character?
Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece. He’s cut from the same cloth as many a shounen hero, but Luffy has qualities that make me like him not only far more than all other shounen heroes, but also my all-time favorite. He’s strong, smart, funny, dumb, he knows when to get serious, and his love of his crew is what puts him over the top for me as my favorite.
2. Who is your favorite female character?
Utena Tenjou from Revolutionary Girl Utena. Having just watched the series several months ago, I was quite amazed at how great the show is and how much I loved watching this pink-haired beauty. She has a tomboyish charm and though she was naïve in the beginning about End of the World and Rose Bride, she asserted herself quite well. I love how she didn’t stop trying to get it into Anthy’s skull that she can be her own person.
3. What is your favorite anime soundtrack?
Cowboy Bebop. I’m a Yoko Kanno fanboy and I love so many of her works in the animes she’s contributed to (GitS, Aquarion, DtB, etc.), and I think her composing of the Bebop OST is phenomenal. The style of music she brought to that series was such a great fit. Tank, so many of those Seatbelts songs, Blue; there’s a ton of great songs that I could listen to and enjoy outside the confines of the anime series. I’ll have to play some on the podcast next episode.
4. What is your favorite anime opening + animation?
Ali Project takes a fair amount of crap for that terrible Another OP, but this one here for Noir is quite enjoyable.
5. What is your favorite anime ending song + animation?
Naruto songs, man. I used to love em. I always loved Speed for the just-chillin/reading manga/gaming, and then bust outside and just run.
6. What is your favorite anime scene?
I could pick many One Piece scenes here. Nami in Arlong Park, Luffy punching a Celestial Dragon, so on and so on… this one from Episode 278 marks a significant event with a declaration of war by Luffy and the many tears of both Robin and also Franky. Luffy doesn’t leave anybody behind.
7. If you could meet an anime character who would it be?
This is tough. Most answers I have involve me meeting a harem lead just so he can introduce me to hot babes. I think I’d just go with Luffy; it doesn’t seem like there’d be a dull moment with him on the Thousand Sunny whether we fish or run around having fun.
8. What anime character is most similar to you in terms of personality?
Tajima Yuuichirou from Oofuri. We both love the game of baseball, I wasn’t a power guy like him but could hit the ball well, and he had a great mind for the game. And like him, I agree: if you hold it in for a week, it will explode!
9. What is your favorite thing about anime?
I love the whole production of an anime. 22 minute episodes are nice, I love a lot of OP/ED theme songs (which I wish American shows would do a bit more of), the medium itself can look incredible at times and in different ways, and I love the episode structures of 12-24 or more episodes, or in the case of One Piece, it just keeps going.
10. What is your least favorite thing about anime?
Con funk. It’s gross.
11. Who are your favorite anime couple?
I would pick Ai Tanabe and Hachirota from Planetes. They hated each other at first, but that turned to a romantic interest by about the middle of the anime.
12. Who is your favorite anime animal?
Nyanko-sensei from Yuujinchou! I really love how funny he is and how he defends Natsume (even though he wants the Book of Friends).
13. What anime would make a good game?
I’d like to see a Black Lagoon game where you play as Revy going around shooting enemies. Dutch would be playable, and Eda, Roberta and Balalaika would be unlockable players. It’d be awesome.
14. What game would make a good anime?
For those familiar with the XBLA/Steam hit Bastion, I think that would be a great OVA series. Imagine the entire story being told through narrative form.
15. What was the first anime you ever watched?
Star Blazers. My dad was familiar with it when he was in the Marines (stationed in Japan, lived in Okinawa for a number of years before I was born) and he bought the VHS tapes when we saw them at a Suncoast store in the U.S. I remember watching them with him and that being my first exposure to japanimation.
16. Do you think you’ll ever stop watching anime?
I wonder about it a lot, actually. I think I will at some point. I’ve tried to decrease my anime watching over time since I don’t think I can squeeze in 10+ shows a season. I also don’t know how much I actually fit in with the crowd, as though I’m trying to wedge my way in rather than just falling comfortably into this fandom. I think the day One Piece ends will be the day I flat out stop watching anime, but who knows how far down the road that is. Anivision and Metanorn has been really the reason why I’m still watching anime, but I’d imagine that these sites won’t be around for me forever. I’m enjoying it now and love the podcasts and going to conventions, but for an honest answer, I would predict that I won’t bring anime to my grave the way I’m sure I will with gaming.
17. What is your favorite genre of anime?
Action mostly. Not many shounen series click with me, but I love action whether there be gunplay or mecha action, etc.
18. What is your least favorite genre of anime?
Horror. I really don’t care for the genre. It’s all just so damn lame.
19. Are you open about watching anime with people you know?
Yeah, my family knows I’m into it and that I do two podcasts about it, some of my work associates know and my friends are into it just like me. I don’t tell them my love of ecchi, though.
20. Have you ever been to Japan?
Nope. I want it to happen though because I want to see all the One Piece stuff and the exhibit hall, etc. Maybe… just maybe when the New World Era movie comes to theaters.
21. What anime was the biggest let down for you?
Though I like Tenjou Tenge, I’d classify it as a letdown anime. It was made way too early before the “uncensored dvd” era kicked off, the ending was very meh as most manga-adapted anime are and the OVA wasn’t much of anything. Then the manga took this really weird turn at some point and was messed up.
22. What anime was better than expected?
I would say the Break Blade movie series. I didn’t have any interest after the first film, but after a ringing endorsement from my partners on episode 8 of the podcast, I decided to watch them. I didn’t enjoy movie #2, but 3-6 were really awesome.
23. What is the best anime fight scene?
Probably Rock Lee vs. Kimimura. Rock Lee and Gai fights are always awesome in Naruto, and this one during their attempt to retrieve Sasuke was really funny but yet really cool.
24. Who is your anime waifu?
Maya Natsume from Tenjho Tenge. Ever since I started watching Tenjho Tenge, man I was so hooked on her. I even still have an old CV profile I saved with all the information about her from way back. Blood Type B, wood was her associated Ki element.
25. What was your favorite video game as a child?
I loved playing the early Madden games with friends.
26. Most Embarrassing moment?
Limp Bizkit had just released Significant Other during the peak of their MTV powers, so I went out and bought the Fred Durst red yankees hat. I took so much shit for it on day 1 that I never wore it again. Make fun of that band and me all you want, but cmon, we all did it for the nookie, cmon, the nookie…
27a. Do you own a car?
Yeah. My first car was/still is a new Toyota. Never had to go thru the “used hunk of junk” vehicle phase in my teens.
27b. Can you drive?
Yes. And what I would give to be able to drive like this.
28. Are you mature?
More so than my dad. I’m the “older brother” of the family.
Seriously though, living on my own has given me much more maturity since I kind of need to be, or else I’d be troubling my parents too much. Paying bills, feeding myself in other ways than a trip to the nearby Wendy’s, learning to cook and also extending my eating palette, keeping the house clean and taking care of things that need taking care of. I’ve actually come to enjoy grocery shopping as a fun thing, though sadly a Ben-to fight never breaks out. Overall, I feel that I’m mature.
29. What year were you born?
1984. The days just keep flying by.
30. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
I’m not really a pets kind of guy, but dogs are cool. Cats are like tsunderes, right? I like tsundere girls in anime, but in real life, no thanks. (Unless that cat was Nyanko-sensei.)
31. Describe yourself physically.
6’1″, tall and lanky has always been used to describe me. White boy with brown hair (some greys spotted and plucked), and brown eyes. Also prefer the full beard with the occasional trim.
32. What would you name your first child?
For a boy, I name him Michael. Girl, I pick Sheila.
33. What is the worst injury you have ever had?
The worst was a jammed finger playing basketball, and that’s just a, “so what, shake it off” injury. I am very much a subscriber to the walk-it-off curing method.
34. What is your worse habit?
Popping my thumbs. I push my 4 fingers down into my palm, put the middle of my thumb on my index finger, and wiggle the top half of my thumb. I also pop my wrists a lot. I’m doing it as I type this and whenever you read this.
35. Do you drink or smoke?
I’m a social drinker. I don’t like beer, so other things like vodka are more my game. Never smoked and don’t ever want to.
36. Do you have a tattoo?
Nope. Sure the cool kids are doing it, but I don’t want to worry about it when I’m 70, ya know?
37. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Easily a night person. I’d love to be a morning person, but it just doesn’t work for me.
38. Have you ever slept past midday?
No. I may not be a morning person, but I’m not one to sleep in way late.
39. Do you regret anything?
40. Can you count the number of friends you have on one hand?
Facebook would say no, and I agree. Not all of them are actual friends and I may not be all that active on the site itself, but I keep in touch with quite a few of them.
41. Do you wear glasses?
Yes. I’m near-sighted.
42. Are you a picky eater?
I used to be, but as in my answer to #28, I’ve been more willing to try new foods the past few years. I will admit that salads are still an enemy of mine. I like plenty of veggies, but no matter how much I litter that plate/bowl with pepper or spices and whatnot, it just can’t work for me.
43. Would you die for someone?
Yeah, but I’d have to be not looking at my iPhone to know a bullet is being shot or else I wouldn’t even know anything was happening until the BANG.
44. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Instant Transmission from Dragon Ball Z. Gas money is almost nothing to worry about and I can get to where I need to be at the speed of light. I can even bring people with me.
45. Do you believe in the supernatural?
Ocelot from Metal Gear Solid 2 said it best. “There is no such thing as miracles or the supernatural… only cutting-edge technology.”
46. Would you rather be rich or famous?
As a podcaster, I’d say some level of fame would be nice. I don’t want the nation to know about me, but I’d like to have a nice-sized pocket of fans that enjoy Anivision and MetaVerse.
47. Have you ever committed a crime?
I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.
48. Pirates or ninjas?
Pirates because they live a much more enjoyable life. Being a ninja and having to live life in the shadows seems awful. Sure you can kill before people can blink, but I want to hang out on a pirate ship and sail the seas and have a blast!
49. Does someone have a crush on you?
Yeah. anaaga does. She wants me to be in a threesome with her and Zabo. Speaking of Zabo, she knows a guy that looks like me IRL, and though she doesn’t type it, I think what she’s trying to say is that I’m hot. 😛
50. Are you in a relationship?
|And there you have it! If you haven’t checked out the other Meta-personalities yet, click here to see Kyo’s and Hoshi’s and everyone else’s lists.|