Name: Gerald
Date of birth: 12/9/86
E-Mail address: Djudge[at]animesecrets[dot]org
Rank: Commander of Foreign Relations Division
Area(s) of focus: Manga and Anime
Status: Honorable Discharge
Nationality: American

Force-fed the mayhem of Ranma 1/2 at the age of 10, I was basically swimming in anime early on in my life. Yet, while I can attest to watching primarily shounen anime in the few years following Ranma 1/2, shows like Toriyama’s Dragon Ball or Aoyama’s Yaiba, I also began to delve deeper into what the medium could offer when I was introduced to the fan-favorite movie Ninja Scroll. Needless to say, that movie changed my perspective on the story-telling and visual properties of anime and set off a chain-reaction that would lead to my present-day otaku status. Shirow’s Ghost in The Shell and Otomo’s Akira were the next two landmarks in those early days of anime viewing, but it wasn’t until I caught wind of the popularity of period drama/action piece Rurouni Kenshin that I began to watch anime regularly. Since then, I’ve completed scores of series and have been introduced to shows and movies at the pinnacle of critical success (and otherwise…) with no sign of ever losing interest in this addictive passion of mine to anything else. Well, that is, maybe except for manga, but that’s a whole other story…


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