Oh God it’s coming…

Muhahahahha! It’s growing yes!

*sweats*

I’ve spent all day working on this blog, and I’m really excited I want to keep adding more to it. But it needs some of my artwork on the other pages. I’ll see if I get around to it soon enough.

Changing the subject, oh my goodness! Naruto Shippuden is getting good! So wonderfully good!  I love the new opening and the ending is awesome too…. *squee*

I’m looking forward to Sasuke vs. Itachi! It looks so epic. I’d have to say that was one of the most shocking turnovers in the Naruto manga. I know that they will do their best to convey those instense moments and intergrate them into the anime… speaking of which seeing  Jiraya all over the place… uh… boy… yeah… I can already feel those tear jerking episodes looming over the horizon… the in-coming pressure is enough to crush me… They did it with Asuma-sensei… I can safely assume that they’ll triple triple it this time around…

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Anime/Manga Fandoms

I used to gag at those groupies, who’d foam in the mouth and recessitate on the ground over some guy who just tosses his head and issues signature moves… but nowadays, I look back and think, “Well, at least that ‘thing’ they’re obsessed about is alive and human”.

Yes, as strange as it sounds, it happens. You enjoy something and then one day you realize that you (and countless others) fall for a groupie-like obsession with an actor that doesn’t exist; the actor being an animated character. Thinking about it from an outsider’s point of view, it is downright strange. At this point in time I believe that most people has heard of the term “anime” or “manga”, possibly called it “Asian/Japanese cartoons”, or something along those lines. Usually the hard-core fanbase is found among the adolescents and even young adults—of course there the kids who fawn over shows like Pokémon and Naruto but kids are kids and they don’t really have that much of a groupie/fan-girly attachment. (Kids are tape anyways—they attach themselves to everything XD)

Anime is significantly different from your average afternoon cartoon shows watched on American TV channels. It’s animation that chronicles a story. Very much the same way a person would fawn over an actor in a movie/TV drama, a person could fawn over a character in an anime. Such can be true with “moe” characters. “Moe” (although interpreted in different ways) is generally described as a character with characteristics that reaches out to the viewer. They have tragic pasts and personalities that allow the viewer to relate to him/her, creating a certain attachment.

I really haven’t seen fandom in any genre or category that is as intense as the Anime/Manga fandom. I consider it unreal…