50 things you didn’t know about Sumairii

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I answer some random questions.



1. Who is your favorite male anime character?

Okarin from Steins;Gate. He is mad scientist. It’s so cool, sunovabitch!

2. Who is your favorite female anime character?

Chiyo from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. She’s a real cutie.

3. What is your favorite anime soundtrack?

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance OST

4. What is your favorite anime opening + animation?

motto☆Hade ni ne! from Kannagi.

5. What is your favorite anime ending + animation?

Jersey-Bu Tamashi! from Rinne no Lagrange.

6. What is your favorite anime scene?

Epic ping pong showdown from Mayoi Neko Overrun!

7. If you could meet an anime character, who would it be?

Souma from Shokugeki no Souma because he could cook me a “joyous” meal.

8. What anime character is similar to you in terms of personality?

Take your pick of any scientist who builds machines.

9. What is your favorite thing about anime?

The drawing and animation style (versus Western animation).

10. What is your least favorite thing about anime?

Boring, overused tropes.

11. Who is your favorite anime couple?

Kaoru and Hajime of Husbandunno. They’re actually married and they’re cute together.

12. Who is your favorite anime animal?

Sakamoto of Nichijou. Nothing beats the talking cat.

13. What anime would make a good game?

I’m sure a lot of people would get a kick out of a Log Horizon MMORPG.

14. What game would make a good anime?

Previous anime adaptations of games have shown that this is never a good idea.

15. What was the first anime you ever watched?

Pokémon or one of the older Ghibli films.

16. Do you ever think you’ll stop watching anime?


17. What is your favorite genre of anime?

A close tie between fantasy and scifi.

18. What is your least favorite genre of anime?


19. Are you open to watching anime with people you know?

Only if they also watch anime.

20. Have you ever been to Japan?


21. What anime was the biggest let down for you?

Probably the second season of Infinite Stratos.

22. What anime was better than expected?

I think Shirobako was a real sleeper hit since I don’t remember hearing much buzz for it before it aired.

23. What is the best anime fight scene?

Most of the fights from Akame ga Kill! are excellently choreographed and animated. Here’s the final showdown between Akame and Esdeath.

24. Who is your anime waifu?

Don’t have one. It’s a stupid concept.

25. What was your favorite video game as a child?

Halo: Combat Evolved. I played way too much of that and even got into heavy modding, advanced scripting, and live memory editing.

26. Most embarrassing moment?

First kiss with my girlfriend at the time.

27. Can you drive or own a car?

Yes, I can drive. No, I do not own a car.

28. Are you mature?


29. What year were you born?


30. Do you prefer cats or dogs?


31. Describe yourself physically.

You guys have seen me in our livecasts.

32. What would you name your first child?

I’ll let the wife decide.

33. What is the worst injury you’ve ever had?

Lacerated my hand between the index finger and thumb with a power tool.

34. What is your worst habit?

I still bite my nails occasionally.

35. Do you drink or smoke?

No and no.

36. Do you have a tattoo?


37.  Are you a morning person or a night person?

Definitely a night owl.

38. Have you ever slept past midday?


39. Do you regret anything?

Not really.

40. Can you count the number of friends on one hand?


41. Do you wear glasses?

I’m supposed to, but I often don’t.

42. Are you a picky eater?


43. Would you die for someone?

If they’re important enough to me, yes.

44. If you could have any superpower?

The intelligent answer here is to be able to manipulate energy. This would allow you to do essentially anything.

45. Do you believe in the supernatural?


46. Would you rather be rich or famous.


47. Have you ever committed a crime?

It’s not a crime if you don’t get caught!

48. Pirates or Ninjas? Ghost or time traveler?

Pirates and time travelers.

49. Does someone have a crush on you?

I don’t think I’m in a position to know how someone else feels about me romantically…

50. Are you in a relationship.



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87 Responses to “50 things you didn’t know about Sumairii”

  1. Samsura says:

    Wow, that was very… to the point.

  2. Tofu says:

    I completely agree with Shirobako!

    At first when it aired I watched up to episode 2 and felt it wasn’t worth continuing at the time as I was juggling 15+ other series alongside university and part-time work. However, my brother watched it all the way through and kept on harping about how great it was and that no one believed him.

    I decided to watch it again when I had more time (once I finished all the final assignments) and boy oh boy was I wrong about dropping this show. I don’t know how much attention it got during its air, but amongst the people I hang with nowadays who are into anime, I hear nothing from them about Shirobako so for me it felt like a series that was overlooked completely.

    Having seen and read Bakuman, and knowing that P.A Works was behind this, I really hated myself for dropping such a hidden gem. I fricken cried near the final few episodes when they brought in Shizuka to play the little sister. It was so touching!! All the characters are either lovable or characters that you love to hate. I’m constantly annoyed at Tarou throughout the series, but I eventually see the comedic-relief he brings to the show as actual comedy and not annoyance.

    For such an anime that talks about the anime production process, you could really feel the authenticity behind it and it came through a lot in the different characters and their own roles in making something. Reminds me of Bakuman and how much these two series fulled me up with enthusiasm *cough* Hoshi *cough*

    But yeah, it was my hidden gem of the season and after many, many, many months since I last visited Metanorn, this was the first post I read and seeing Shirobako really made me want to comment something.

    I’m glad you like it too Sumairii 😀

    PS: Waifu’s are the best! 2D girls for life <3

    • Sumairii says:

      Glad to see you around again, Tofu! I think Shirobako’s primary success stems from how eye-opening it is to most people. I don’t think many had a clear idea of the process behind producing an anime, so fans of the “medium” were glad to learn about how what they love so much is made.

      If you’re interested in the animation specifically, there was a panel at Anime Central a couple of years ago that went over animators known for their distinct style and why animation matters for storytelling. The panel is uploaded as a 16 video playlist on YouTube. The length is a little intimidating, but I recommend giving it a watch.

      • skylion says:

        …and those three are part of the Anime Talk community over at G+.

      • Di Gi Kazune says:

        Actually there was an episode of Hayate no Gotoku that did show the characters working as slave labour in an animation studio. Also, there is a Di Gi Charat omake on a visit to the animation studio.

        • Sumairii says:

          I don’t think an episode and an omake go into nearly as much detail as an entire show.

          • Di Gi Kazune says:

            1/4 an episode. Plus with scraps of info here and there.

            Throw in expected work environment dynamics, the series from the episodic summarily unsuprisingly tallies up to what I expected goes on at a production house.

      • Tofu says:

        Yes! It was definitely eye opening, I’ve only witnessed a bit of the key animation side of it from Danny Choo’s blog but seeing it all put together was amazing in Shirobako 😀

        I’ll save the vids and I’ll watch it once my holidays start!

    • skylion says:

      Hello again, Tofu! Glad you picked Shirobako back up.

      • Tofu says:

        Hey Skylion! 😀

        I hate myself for not continuing it though Dx but at the moment, it’s my hidden gem of the year (until I can properly remember the rest of the series that I’ve seen so far…) haha…ha… 😛

        How have you been!? I see there’s new writers here and there and some that have left~

        • skylion says:

          I’ve been very well, thank you. We’ve been rotating writers here and about that is for sure.

    • BlackBriar says:

      Long time, no comment, Tofu! How’s it going, Yōko Fanboy?

      • Tofu says:

        BB!! 😀 😀 😀 I’ve been great! I found a new passion in cosplay now so I’ve been busy with improving my cosplay skills and the usual stuff like university and part-time work and gaming~

        I’ve never realized how fun it is to actually dress up and act like another character. It’s great! You should definitely try it one day BB!

        How about you? I see that you’ve been pretty active yourself with 9928 comments! 😀

        On a side note, I recently picked up Ore Monogatari and marathoned it to the latest ep. OH MY GOD! IT’S SO CUTE AND ADORABLE!!!!! MY HEART MELTS EVERYTIME!!! Are you watching it?

        • BlackBriar says:

          I’ve never realized how fun it is to actually dress up and act like another character. It’s great! You should definitely try it one day BB!

          That’s great for you! I, on the other hand, am very envious because I live nowhere near a location that allows such privileges. I’m all the way in the Caribbean!

          So, do you think you’ll day find yourself cosplaying as a Japanese Imperial Demon Army soldier? 😉 And are you still true to your “Yōko Fanboy” title?

          How about you? I see that you’ve been pretty active yourself with 9928 comments!

          I’m good. Everything’s going alright so far. *in southern accent* I’m making history, son! 😛 I’ve noticed I’m able to reach another 1000 every season.

          • Di Gi Kazune says:

            Plops on Izuna-tan mimi on BB.

            • BlackBriar says:

              Ok, really, I’m serious. Stop doing that.

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              I cannot help my weakness for Wa-Rori fashion and Kemonomimi. The fact that two of the present at the same time doesn’t help.

              *prints sheets with that weakness* there you all don’t have to scribble.

          • Tofu says:

            Ahh the Caribbean 🙁 Hopefully one day someone starts up a convention? Hopefully? Wishfully more like it xD

            A Japanese Imperial Demon Army soldier? HAHAHA! Nah, probs not 😛 I’m not at that level of prop making yet.

            DAYUM~ 1000 every season! But true, you’re going to be the first to reach 10,000! I forgot who was the first to reach 1000… :\

            • BlackBriar says:

              The first commentator to reach 1000 comments was Dan-go, the previous top commentator now sitting in 7th place on the top 20 list. Second one to reach was you and I was third.

              Yeah, 1000 every season. This site has turned me into a monster! 😛

            • Tofu says:

              Oh yeah! That’s right! Dan-go and I were racing to get to 1000 HAHAHAHA! xD Good times~ Good times~

        • BlackBriar says:

          On a side note, I recently picked up Ore Monogatari and marathoned it to the latest ep. OH MY GOD! IT’S SO CUTE AND ADORABLE!!!!! MY HEART MELTS EVERYTIME!!! Are you watching it?

          Sorry, friend, but I’m not. The romance and slice of life genres don’t do it for me because I find them terribly sluggish and boring. Interest in that is pretty much non-existent because there is no hook to them. I’m just not the kind of person who is wired into that stuff. But good for you if you’re enjoying it.

          • Tofu says:

            Ahh… fair enough 🙂 I love romcom’s but not all of them. There has to be something unique to it for me to enjoy it or else it’d be boring. For Ore Monogatari, the love is logical and not dreamlike. Sure some parts are exaggerated, but that just adds to the comedy 😀

            I was so happy to hear Hikasa sing again in Shingeki’s ED song. For such a hyped up series, I’m glad she’s getting a lot more attention! And how could I not love her role in KyoAni’s new series Hibike where she plays as Aoi Saitou! I mean it’s fricken KYOANI and it’s another MUSIC ANIME! I’m in so much love~

            Also her role as Freya in DanMachi is exciting! Seeing Yoko play a more villainous character is a nice change. I haven’t started Owari no Seraph yet but she’s got two roles in that series so I can’t wait to get started on it after I finish marathoning Plastic Memories up to latest (I’m going in Alphabetical order).

            • BlackBriar says:

              I hope you’ll trust my judgment when I say step to it on Seraph of the End/Owari no Seraph. It’s a good show and all you need to do is keep an open mind. I will tell you the first six episodes are necessary to lay the story’s groundwork. The name of Yoko Hikasa’s character in Seraph is Horn Skuld.

            • Tofu says:

              I will definitely trust your judgement because I’m looking forward to watching it 😀 But I’ll be sure to stay patient for the first 6 episodes.

              I knew Hikasa was playing Horn but I thought she was also playing Tomoe ?

            • BlackBriar says:

              Apparently, I’ve become the unofficial authority on vampire animes around here. 😛

              Yeah, Hikasa does play Tomoe.

              Another thing, Seraph is a split cour. So the second half won’t air until Fall 2015.

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              Vampires are always better with kemonomimi.

            • Tofu says:

              A split cour? 🙁 Damn…

            • BlackBriar says:

              That’s the way it is.

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              And what if this split does an Aldnoah?

            • BlackBriar says:

              I’ve read the manga and Aldnoah was an original work with no base. I should have you skewered for even the thought of considering that. ;(

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              Many things can get butchered, including animation studios. *imagines crazed fan(s) setting studio building ablaze*

            • BlackBriar says:

              Pfft *facepalm* This is undeniable proof that you haven’t been watching the show at all or read the manga to make comparisons. Up to now, the adaptation’s been faithful to a T.

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              You *only* realised this now? 😛

            • BlackBriar says:

              Your poking around in the only two “Owari no Seraph” posts available would’ve indicated otherwise.

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              To put it succintly:

              Almost all the fantasy shows that I like, I start late. This particularly applies to the long-running ones. The example I’m going to use is Shagukan no Shana which I started only because someone recommended it.

              *thumps the load of virtual wiki printouts on the tables* I do these series with that much information, ie everything from character data to world data/magic fountains/technobabble. Which ends up why I refuse to use or tolerate any of the lame english translation of the titles in SnS. Reciting off the Titles from memory:
              Enpatsu Shakugan Uchite: Shana
              Chosei no Yomeite: Margery
              Banjo no Shite: Wilhemina
              Sairei no Hebi: Show ▼

              Owari no Seraph looks like it is going to be one of those show, what is likely going to happen is watching backwards from 12/13 to 1.

              From experience, yes, animation production commitees can fuck things up. Like how they turned chunks of Shana/Shana Second into SoL school dorama. I do not care about yoshida. I want to know why the Flame Hazes and Crimson Denizons are fighting this unending war. SnS III was the truest of the 3 series. To put this in simple perspective, imagine some idiot on the team decided “Hey, let’s inject SoL school dorama in Seraph!”. I’d imagine you’d arrange for GARcher to kill this fool?

              So yes, if OnoS (hey, good shorthand! 😛 ) goes as planned, then you might be seeing more chunks of blocky text in 2 seasons’ time. 🙂

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              And F U spammy, give me back my longwinded block of text! (emulating Augustus Caesar and the Legion of Varus).

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              Steph suffered too much trauma from being Steph. So Steph has done a Steph and finally broke.

            • Di Gi Kazune says:


              Oh god. I think I have caused a thread derailment. So this is it.

              The Steph post is to Tofu.
              The FU Spammy post is a plea for post recovery.
              The post spammy ate is to BB.

            • BlackBriar says:

              Only two serious flaws in your theory. One: Seraph’s being handled by WIT Studio who are known to be faithful to the source material. Two: the manga author himself is heading the adaptation.

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              There is a saying: “I will believe when I see it.” 🙂

              Plus there are no theories, only realities.

          • Di Gi Kazune says:

            Amen brother/sister! You have just summarised my feeling on SoL.

  3. Di Gi Kazune says:

    Damn that apr0n. Blocking the view!

  4. BlackBriar says:

    Good lord! Didn’t expect that screenshot for the header!

    Perfect, the weaknesses are on the table. So professional hit men know where to strike. 😛

    Agreed on meeting Soma. After everything I’ve seen on Shokugeki no Soma so far, I’d pay good money for the food he makes. He uses the most out of the box methods.

    Yeah, I can see Pokémon or even Dragon Ball Z being one of the earliest gateways to anime for anyone born in our generation. Speaking of the former, the game franchise is supposed to be making its 20 year mark this year.

    It’s hard to believe that anyone who starts watching anime is suddenly going to stop. It’s pretty addictive and you can even go as far to say it’s a drug (At least it isn’t life threatening and doesn’t impair the mind and body). Sooner or later, you find something to your liking.

    Akame ga Kill! Gets points for good story and fights. The best part comes from all the uncensored action. If someone gets decapitated, they won’t hesitate to show. A lot braver than most animes of late. Akame vs Esdeath for the win! Akame looks alluring with ghoulish eyes.

    I think all the writers are night owls as much as the commentators. I don’t find myself sleepy until after midnight the next day.

    It’s probably better to be rich than famous. From my point of view, the latter mostly brings unwanted attention. Some people actually manage to be rich and maintain a low profile.

    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      It’s probably better to be rich than famous. From my point of view, the latter mostly brings unwanted attention. Some people actually manage to be rich and maintain a low profile.

      It is always better to be the evil vizier pulling the strings behind the scenes. 😀

  5. JPNIgor says:

    13. What anime would make a good game?

    I’m sure a lot of people would get a kick out of a Log Horizon MMORPG.

    Man, I really don’t understand why. The anime is great, I know, but if you look at the game mechanics, the most impressive thing is that the game world is a 1/2 scale of the real world, and that’s it. Can’t really see what’s so appealing beside this.

    • skylion says:


    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      Mr. Evil Glasses. 😛

    • Sumairii says:

      What’s appealing is the fact that it’s based on Log Horizon. There are other anime that have gotten game adaptations, and the reason why people buy those is mostly because they were fans of the show. The fact that Log Horizon is set in a game just adds to that attraction.

      • BlackBriar says:

        The same can be said of the “.hack//” games. I saw a few advertising videos on YouTube some years ago for PSP.

        • JPNIgor says:

          BTOOOM and SAO, too.

          • BlackBriar says:

            I’d sooner play SAO than BTOOOM! After watching the anime, the latter would be way out of hand.

            • JPNIgor says:

              I think BTOOOM would be something like Team Fortress 2 with sophisticated Demomans hahaha

            • BlackBriar says:

              I’m not familiar with that title.

            • Tofu says:

              There’s a game for BTOOOM? What? How would they even-? O_O

            • JPNIgor says:

              No, there isn’t haha. But in BTOOOM-verse, BTOOOM is actually a game, remember? With marriage system and stuff… Er… yeah.

            • BlackBriar says:

              But that’s within the anime.

      • skylion says:

        Well Elder Tale struck me as a “generic” game world, the rules spoken about to advance character and plot. But that isn’t to say that it can’t make a good game. I don’t know if it would be an actual MMORPG to strike the same chords the anime did. So maybe it would be a mutant of Maple Story and Animal Crossing…

  6. Kyokai says:

    This was one of the shortest 50 Qs from the team. 😛

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