Once upon a time my life was free of manga and anime. Then one day, in my final year at university, I had some free time on my hands after handing in all my coursework and my friend suggested I should watch Fullmetal Alchemist. And I did. And I enjoyed it. And it all began to spiral out of control from there.

Hi, I am a self-diagnosed otaku.

Until 2013 the only anime I had watched was Pokemon (as everyone in my generation had), Cardcaptor Sakura (which I didn’t even know was an anime until I got sucked into this crazy culture) and most Studio Ghibli films.

Then I started watching more anime thanks to the influence of my then housemate and also by other friend (who was, back then, my boyfriend).

I started off with Fullmetal Alchemist, then moved onto Death Note, Avatar: The Last Airbender (which I consider to be an anime rather than a cartoon even if it is American), then Eden of the East, and Free!, and it just kept on going from here, to the point where now (June 2015) I have watched 100+ anime series….

Then in September 2014 my friend and I decided to write a manga inspired comic, Mizu no Sekai, together, which tripped me into another new world. In September 2014 I owned 12 volumes of manga, and now (June 2015) I now own 284 volumes…which is constantly rising!

I started this blog because 1) I really missing blogging, and 2) because I feel that after spending this long growing into the person I am now I have a lot of opinions about anime and manga that I want to share.

I’m not a expert on the subject – after only being into this culture for the past two years I still have a lot to learn, so I’m hoping that my starting this blog I can learn a lot by talking to you guys and by researching information for posts.

This blog will mostly be used to share my opinions on anime and manga (for the sake of sparing time, let’s just call it animanga). I’ll also be talking and sharing what I learn about Japanese culture. From the odd time to time, I might review a series.

I also started this blog to share the progress on the comic my friend and I were working on. You can read more about the project here.


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