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I’m prototype27, and have been for some time now. I don’t really know how to describe myself; I’m a college student, but you don’t really care about that. You probably do care that I enjoy anime; you’re here, after all. I’ve been watching anime for something like six years at this point, and I’ve seen a fair number of shows.

I don’t have a well-defined “style” of shows that I particularly enjoy. Even my favorites are pretty spread about; Cowboy Bebop, Azumanga Daioh, Haibane Renmei, Full Metal Panic!, and Saikano. I suppose that if I really had to be specific, I like dramatic shows slightly more than straight comedy or straight action, but there’s a lot of room to move that around. There are only a couple shows that I can’t stand (I’m looking at you, Gravion!) and for the most part I’m willing to give shows a chance. For more information, to look at my animelist.

As far as this blog goes, I’m not generally the type of person to pass judgement on a series as it’s ongoing, and I don’t really enjoy thoroughly analyzing each episode. I may post an episode reaction from time to time if I really feel strongly about something, but for the most part I’m probably going to post about my impressions of full series or seasons.

Why do I want to do it this way? I feel like the big picture of a series is better than the atomic state of each episode. In addition, I tend to marathon through series rather than watch them an episode at a time, both due to time constraints and to avoid frustrating cliffhangers. I’m not saying this is the best way to watch anime, but it’s the way I prefer.

You might also see a fair amount of commentary about anime music in this blog. In addition to being an otaku, I’m also a huge music nerd, and run a music blog parallel to this one. Finally, if you really want to know more about me as a person instead of just a faceless source of otakuness, you can read my personal blog or contact me at prototype27@AT@anime.DOT.prototype27.DOT.com.