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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Heh, sounds interesting. It's really hard to say when I "became" an audiophile and an anime addict. Audiophile happened in about a month or two, and anime took about a year to finally fully corrput my brain, but both started a little over a year ago.

The Grand Unified Theory of Audio-anime-phila. You heard it here first, folks.

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

The Grand Unified Theory of Audio-anime-phila. You heard it here first, folks.

Keep the link to this page, I see a Nobel Prize winner right here! 

Anyways, I do believe that there is a certain connection since I'm not the only one ^_^

 

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Heh, sounds interesting. It's really hard to say when I "became" an audiophile and an anime addict. Audiophile happened in about a month or two, and anime took about a year to finally fully corrput my brain, but both started a little over a year ago.

 

 

I know you meant fully "enlightened" your brain there, we all know it ^_^. 

Seems like we started at almost the same time. You were a bit more resistant to anime than I am. It took me around 5 days to start learning Japanese and sleep 10 hours per week just to watch anime. The next thing you know, I started playing tons of VNs and my summer reading essay was about Accel World Light Novel(Got 100% on that one-.-....Power of passion maybe?). 

 

By the way~ My first headphone was the ATH-ESW9 and the anime that made me an addict was Ao no Exorcist 

post #903 of 1191

Audio & anime: both require high levels of obsessive-compulsiveness, cost a fortune if not done properly, could potentially haunt your every dreams, and terribly nerdy.

Yep related.

 

Nobody ever got into anime by just being 5 and watching Digimon, then think, wow, those Japanese people make some messed up schiit I wanna watch more, then go on Bionix or something and watch Escaflowne? Because if not I'm going to be starting to thinking I'm the weird one out or something.

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

The Grand Unified Theory of Audio-anime-phila. You heard it here first, folks.
It's a strange occurrence, isn't it?
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Originally Posted by Golila3 View Post

Keep the link to this page, I see a Nobel Prize winner right here! 
Anyways, I do believe that there is a certain connection since I'm not the only one ^_^


I know you meant fully "enlightened" your brain there, we all know it ^_^. 
Seems like we started at almost the same time. You were a bit more resistant to anime than I am. It took me around 5 days to start learning Japanese and sleep 10 hours per week just to watch anime. The next thing you know, I started playing tons of VNs and my summer reading essay was about Accel World Light Novel(Got 100% on that one-.-....Power of passion maybe?). 

By the way~ My first headphone was the ATH-ESW9 and the anime that made me an addict was Ao no Exorcist 
It's really hard to justify what a "start" and "end" are to me... Was it when I got my RE-ZEROs? I didn't always like what they had to say, and I didn't always enjoy the lack of bass, but after a month or so I started to notice more detail, paying attention to stuff I'd never noticed before. But then I went from my droid X to an iPod classic, which was a huge upgrade IMO. Then I got the B2s. Those are what taught me to hate treble spikes and love timbre. I consider one of those three things to be my starting point, but I can't decide on which one is which.
As far as anime, I blame it on my friend showing me mostly ecchi shows as trying to get me interested. When you're not sure about this faraway land of Japan, seeing girls waving their boobs around every 5 seconds is sort of a turn off (yet not, if I'm making any sense? tongue.gif)
That started probably summer of 2011, but I didn't finish my first series until much later. It was always a process of "watch 2 episodes, oh that sucked, move on" for a while. In early 2012, I finished the first season of oreimo, then a few days later finished Rosario vampire S1. That same night, I finished the true ending of oreimo. That was probably the first series I got hooked on, I even now own the OP "irony" to oreimo now, which was my gateway drug to anime music. I actually think I showed Rosario vampire to a friend as well, just for a joke, but we seemed to get hooked on it for some reason. Maybe just because we were bored... From there, I started branching off and slowly viewing more anime. I watched The Haruhi series over the early summer, the first anime I thought was actually good, followed by elfen lied and Chobits over Netflix over the whole summer. But then when I got home, I built an HTPC so I could stop using my jailbroken PS3 as a media server, and watched madoka magica and the clannad series. That was the turning point where I truly just wanted to watch anime and not live action stuff anymore. So which area of this was my turning point, or addiction point if you will? I'm not sure...
Also on a side note, the first VN my friend recommended me to play was Saya no Uta. If you haven't heard of it, don't look it up. It's bad, yet, as you may be able to tell, now one of my favorite VNs after replaying it. The first time through though, as the first VN I ever played all routes through, was quite a culture shock to say the least. That probably was one of the reasons it took me so long to like anime as well.

Also, just to let you know, there's a pretty awesome anime thread over in the off topic section smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by mechgamer123 - 3/1/13 at 12:24am
post #905 of 1191
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post


It's a strange occurrence, isn't it?
It's really hard to justify what a "start" and "end" are to me... Was it when I got my RE-ZEROs? I didn't always like what they had to say, and I didn't always enjoy the lack of bass, but after a month or so I started to notice more detail, paying attention to stuff I'd never noticed before. But then I went from my droid X to an iPod classic, which was a huge upgrade IMO. Then I got the B2s. Those are what taught me to hate treble spikes and love timbre. I consider one of those three things to be my starting point, but I can't decide on which one is which.
As far as anime, I blame it on my friend showing me mostly ecchi shows as trying to get me interested. When you're not sure about this faraway land of Japan, seeing girls waving their boobs around every 5 seconds is sort of a turn off (yet not, if I'm making any sense? tongue.gif)
That started probably summer of 2011, but I didn't finish my first series until much later. It was always a process of "watch 2 episodes, oh that sucked, move on" for a while. In early 2012, I finished the first season of oreimo, then a few days later finished Rosario vampire S1. That same night, I finished the true ending of oreimo. That was probably the first series I got hooked on, I even now own the OP "irony" to oreimo now, which was my gateway drug to anime music. I actually think I showed Rosario vampire to a friend as well, just for a joke, but we seemed to get hooked on it for some reason. Maybe just because we were bored... From there, I started branching off and slowly viewing more anime. I watched The Haruhi series over the early summer, the first anime I thought was actually good, followed by elfen lied and Chobits over Netflix over the whole summer. But then when I got home, I built an HTPC so I could stop using my jailbroken PS3 as a media server, and watched madoka magica and the clannad series. That was the turning point where I truly just wanted to watch anime and not live action stuff anymore. So which area of this was my turning point, or addiction point if you will? I'm not sure...
Also on a side note, the first VN my friend recommended me to play was Saya no Uta. If you haven't heard of it, don't look it up. It's bad, yet, as you may be able to tell, now one of my favorite VNs after replaying it. The first time through though, as the first VN I ever played all routes through, was quite a culture shock to say the least. That probably was one of the reasons it took me so long to like anime as well.

Also, just to let you know, there's a pretty awesome anime thread over in the off topic section smily_headphones1.gif

Yeah, I visit that thread once in a while, but I can't catch up to its pace... Way... too...fast...

 

I'm Chinese so the culture thing wasn't the biggest problem for me ^_^.( I was pretty much whitewashed until I was accepted into a private school full of Asians. Of course, I'm glad that happened) 

I started with PSP VNs then noticed that PC NVs are much better because its more supportive to 18+ topics(sex, gore), but the main reason is there are more translated works. My first Visual Novel was Mashiroiro no Symphony, Played it after watching the its 2011 Oct anime which was also when I started watching anime.

 

Well, I guess for the audiophile thing, whatever got you started is what made you think.."umm.. there must be something better". At least, that was the case for me

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Originally Posted by TwinQY

Audio & anime: both require high levels of obsessive-compulsiveness, cost a fortune if not done properly, could potentially haunt your every dreams, and terribly nerdy.

Yep related.

 

Nobody ever got into anime by just being 5 and watching Digimon, then think, wow, those Japanese people make some messed up schiit I wanna watch more, then go on Bionix or something and watch Escaflowne? Because if not I'm going to be starting to thinking I'm the weird one out or something.

 

Correction “they cost a fortune, even it its done correctly" less obviously, but still a lot. 

 

Speaking of these childhood shows, anyone wondering what a 5 year old nowadays watches?  I'm don't know any kids in north america, but little kids in china are suffering. They are watching shows equivalent to beats in the audiophile community. (I sound like a hater, but its ok, I am, sometimes...

post #906 of 1191
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Originally Posted by Golila3 View Post

Yeah, I visit that thread once in a while, but I can't catch up to its pace... Way... too...fast...

 

I'm Chinese so the culture thing wasn't the biggest problem for me ^_^.( I was pretty much whitewashed until I was accepted into a private school full of Asians. Of course, I'm glad that happened) 

I started with PSP VNs then noticed that PC NVs are much better because its more supportive to 18+ topics(sex, gore), but the main reason is there are more translated works. My first Visual Novel was Mashiroiro no Symphony, Played it after watching the its 2011 Oct anime which was also when I started watching anime.

 

Well, I guess for the audiophile thing, whatever got you started is what made you think.."umm.. there must be something better". At least, that was the case for me

 

Correction “they cost a fortune, even it its done correctly" less obviously, but still a lot. 

 

Speaking of these childhood shows, anyone wondering what a 5 year old nowadays watches?  I'm don't know any kids in north america, but little kids in china are suffering. They are watching shows equivalent to beats in the audiophile community. (I sound like a hater, but its ok, I am, sometimes...

Trick to the thread is to not read the thread and just say stuff. Anything would work. You could talk about how you have a toe rash then talk about Tatami Galaxy. All in good fun.

 

Wrong. If done correctly, they shouldn't cost anything at all. As in you would have just gotten cheapo HD600s, then ran out the door without looking back.

 

They still watch beyblade and Vanguard and card games avec la motorcyclette (or was it in space now). I watch them with the daycare brats angels as well. It's a different paradigm and best to keep an open mind, but still quite fun.

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

It's a strange occurrence, isn't it?
It's really hard to justify what a "start" and "end" are to me... Was it when I got my RE-ZEROs? I didn't always like what they had to say, and I didn't always enjoy the lack of bass, but after a month or so I started to notice more detail, paying attention to stuff I'd never noticed before. But then I went from my droid X to an iPod classic, which was a huge upgrade IMO. Then I got the B2s. Those are what taught me to hate treble spikes and love timbre. I consider one of those three things to be my starting point, but I can't decide on which one is which.
As far as anime, I blame it on my friend showing me mostly ecchi shows as trying to get me interested. When you're not sure about this faraway land of Japan, seeing girls waving their boobs around every 5 seconds is sort of a turn off (yet not, if I'm making any sense? tongue.gif)
That started probably summer of 2011, but I didn't finish my first series until much later. It was always a process of "watch 2 episodes, oh that sucked, move on" for a while. In early 2012, I finished the first season of oreimo, then a few days later finished Rosario vampire S1. That same night, I finished the true ending of oreimo. That was probably the first series I got hooked on, I even now own the OP "irony" to oreimo now, which was my gateway drug to anime music. I actually think I showed Rosario vampire to a friend as well, just for a joke, but we seemed to get hooked on it for some reason. Maybe just because we were bored... From there, I started branching off and slowly viewing more anime. I watched The Haruhi series over the early summer, the first anime I thought was actually good, followed by elfen lied and Chobits over Netflix over the whole summer. But then when I got home, I built an HTPC so I could stop using my jailbroken PS3 as a media server, and watched madoka magica and the clannad series. That was the turning point where I truly just wanted to watch anime and not live action stuff anymore. So which area of this was my turning point, or addiction point if you will? I'm not sure...
Also on a side note, the first VN my friend recommended me to play was Saya no Uta. If you haven't heard of it, don't look it up. It's bad, yet, as you may be able to tell, now one of my favorite VNs after replaying it. The first time through though, as the first VN I ever played all routes through, was quite a culture shock to say the least. That probably was one of the reasons it took me so long to like anime as well.

Also, just to let you know, there's a pretty awesome anime thread over in the off topic section smily_headphones1.gif

Rant on mech, rant on.

 

Okay so a long long time ago a relative got me Shures and his old HD580s since he knew I had started recording and then he bought me a Clip and then I got K701/HD650s and played around with cable then found out they were bull for the most part at that time then got some crap Stax then they broke down in a week and I cried then found out about more IEMs and got everything in between and basically spent approximately the cost of a used car for random IEMs and tips because they were so easy to collect like candy then my cousin got nice gear and we made clubs and got all sorts of minimeets going then played around with monitors and speakers and tubes and turntables and phonos then I ran out of money because part-timing simply didn't allow me to afford everything so I buckled down and sold them all for a more stable rig then rebought more IEMs then quit for a year then came back then quit then came back and now here we are I'm on a horse.

post #907 of 1191
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Originally Posted by Golila3 View Post

Yeah, I visit that thread once in a while, but I can't catch up to its pace... Way... too...fast...

I'm Chinese so the culture thing wasn't the biggest problem for me ^_^.( I was pretty much whitewashed until I was accepted into a private school full of Asians. Of course, I'm glad that happened) 
I started with PSP VNs then noticed that PC NVs are much better because its more supportive to 18+ topics(sex, gore), but the main reason is there are more translated works. My first Visual Novel was Mashiroiro no Symphony, Played it after watching the its 2011 Oct anime which was also when I started watching anime.

Well, I guess for the audiophile thing, whatever got you started is what made you think.."umm.. there must be something better". At least, that was the case for me

Correction “they cost a fortune, even it its done correctly" less obviously, but still a lot. 

Speaking of these childhood shows, anyone wondering what a 5 year old nowadays watches?  I'm don't know any kids in north america, but little kids in china are suffering. They are watching shows equivalent to beats in the audiophile community. (I sound like a hater, but its ok, I am, sometimes...
Just come to the thread and post. No need to read


HS audiophile here too. College soon though.

Mashiro symphony smily_headphones1.gif
post #908 of 1191
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Trick to the thread is to not read the thread and just say stuff. Anything would work. You could talk about how you have a toe rash then talk about Tatami Galaxy. All in good fun.

Wrong. If done correctly, they shouldn't cost anything at all. As in you would have just gotten cheapo HD600s, then ran out the door without looking back.

They still watch beyblade and Vanguard and card games avec la motorcyclette (or was it in space now). I watch them with the daycare brats angels as well. It's a different paradigm and best to keep an open mind, but still quite fun.
Rant on mech, rant on.

Okay so a long long time ago a relative got me Shures and his old HD580s since he knew I had started recording and then he bought me a Clip and then I got K701/HD650s and played around with cable then found out they were bull for the most part at that time then got some crap Stax then they broke down in a week and I cri
ed then found out about more IEMs and got everything in between and basically spent approximately the cost of a used car for random IEMs and tips because they were so easy to collect like candy then my cousin got nice gear and we made clubs and got all sorts of minimeets going then played around with monitors and speakers and tubes and turntables and phonos then I ran out of money because part-timing simply didn't allow me to afford everything so I buckled down and sold them all for a more stable rig then rebought more IEMs then quit for a year then came back then quit then came back and now here we are I'm on a horse.
What Stax?
post #909 of 1191
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Originally Posted by Golila3 View Post

Yeah, I visit that thread once in a while, but I can't catch up to its pace... Way... too...fast...

I'm Chinese so the culture thing wasn't the biggest problem for me ^_^.( I was pretty much whitewashed until I was accepted into a private school full of Asians. Of course, I'm glad that happened) 
I started with PSP VNs then noticed that PC NVs are much better because its more supportive to 18+ topics(sex, gore), but the main reason is there are more translated works. My first Visual Novel was Mashiroiro no Symphony, Played it after watching the its 2011 Oct anime which was also when I started watching anime.

Well, I guess for the audiophile thing, whatever got you started is what made you think.."umm.. there must be something better". At least, that was the case for me
Heh, it was a bit shocking at the beginning to say the least, especially when the shows I was being shown were mostly ecchi junk. Lol, whitewashed...
Are there any VNs for the PSP that are translated???
Hmm, we'll that sort of happened even before that when I started replacing my low bitrate MP3s with FLAC.
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Okay so a long long time ago a relative got me Shures and his old HD580s since he knew I had started recording and then he bought me a Clip and then I got K701/HD650s and played around with cable then found out they were bull for the most part at that time then got some crap Stax then they broke down in a week and I cri
ed then found out about more IEMs and got everything in between and basically spent approximately the cost of a used car for random IEMs and tips because they were so easy to collect like candy then my cousin got nice gear and we made clubs and got all sorts of minimeets going then played around with monitors and speakers and tubes and turntables and phonos then I ran out of money because part-timing simply didn't allow me to afford everything so I buckled down and sold them all for a more stable rig then rebought more IEMs then quit for a year then came back then quit then came back and now here we are I'm on a horse.
Punctuation. That is all. I would have been dead if I'd tried to read that all in one sentence...
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Originally Posted by Xinze View Post

Wait, seriously?

 

You can just avoid the immediate areas around Fukushima... 

But of course, the whole country of Japan is polluted with MUTATED fish and plants...so the food is contaminated. One bite will send you off into a coma with tumors growing all over your body ~.^

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I see myself mentioned and came as fast as I could.

 

Yep radiation is horrible, I grew multiple tentacles on my back on my first day there. Still can't shave the buggers off. 

 

Anyways, been lurking Head-Fi since...oh, around when I was 9-10 years of age. This was back when HD580s were still cool beans. Started with those, a Clip, and some Shures. Been dealing cocaine working hard to pay for gear ever since. So very much a high school audiophile. Age shall not be revealed because it makes things more interesting that way.

 

Obligatory gear list:

W4

CE Flex

MT300

eQ-5

3.Ai

LCD-2

HD580

HE400

 

Plus like 30+ (Grados, T50P) other headphones that are either gone now or not in use. And 100+ other IEMs that I don't use or are stuck in neatly tied bundles underneath the bed.

Now I can finally update my list:

 

Headphones/IEMs

Monoprice 8320

V moda Bass Freqs

V moda Remixes (finally broke that one RIP)

V moda LPs (my mom has become attached to it, she refused to let me sell it on the forums)

Frogbeats C4s (Yeeeaaaah! First CIEMs...definitely not the last, although I did promise that with my parents)

 

................Still playing out of an ipod touch though, for convenience :3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh and onto anime culture, my story is pretty normal.

 

Naruto->Bleach->can't wait for the dub to be released every week->proceed to find subbed versions->get addicted->find other mainstream series->watch almost every anime besides the bad/old ones->go into eroge/H games (age 13)->Tentacle/corruption genre-> get tired of eroge (it gets repetitive) ->stay bored because I have to wait a week for every new episode------------------------------------> somehow find Head-fi -----------------------> after a year hiatus, the officail anime thread is formed and it became a routine practice in my day :3

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But of course, the whole country of Japan is polluted with MUTATED fish and plants...so the food is contaminated. One bite will send you off into a coma with tumors growing all over your body ~.^ Nope still alive here.

Now I can finally update my list:

 

Headphones/IEMs

Monoprice 8320

V moda Bass Freqs

V moda Remixes (finally broke that one RIP)

V moda LPs (my mom has become attached to it, she refused to let me sell it on the forums)

Frogbeats C4s (Yeeeaaaah! First CIEMs...definitely not the last, although I did promise that with my parents)

 

................Still playing out of an ipod touch though, for convenience :3

 

 

Oh and onto anime culture, my story is pretty normal.

 

Naruto->Bleach->can't wait for the dub to be released every week->proceed to find subbed versions->get addicted->find other mainstream series->watch almost every anime besides the bad/old ones->go into eroge/H games (age 13)->Tentacle/corruption genre-> get tired of eroge (it gets repetitive) ->stay bored because I have to wait a week for every new episode------------------------------------> somehow find Head-fi -----------------------> after a year hiatus, the officail anime thread is formed and it became a routine practice in my day :3

NARUTO DA BEST 

Oh yeah no hipsters here.

 

 

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Punctuation. That is all. I would have been dead if I'd tried to read that all in one sentence...

It's a rant. You're lucky I capitalized.

 

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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

What Stax?

Vintage Lambda. ~200.

post #912 of 1191

Despite us anime thread members taking over this thread....umm yeah.

 

 

Even being in HS, you can still get a head start in audio.

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Despite us anime thread members taking over this thread....umm yeah.

 

 

Even being in HS, you can still get a head start in audio.

 

True... We should stop occupying this place~ I'm immigrating to the Anime thread ^_^

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Heh, it was a bit shocking at the beginning to say the least, especially when the shows I was being shown were mostly ecchi junk. Lol, whitewashed...
Are there any VNs for the PSP that are translated???
Hmm, we'll that sort of happened even before that when I started replacing my low bitrate MP3s with FLAC.

Ehh...Chinese version ^_^ Ironically, Japanese 2D culture is also the place I learnt most my Chinese. 

Well, I didn't have to use the word whitewashed.~  just...forgetting all the Asian cultures.

 

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

 

It's a rant. You're lucky I capitalized.

Nice-.- seems like I got so used to reading this kind of stuff that I didn't even notice......

 

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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

Oh and onto anime culture, my story is pretty normal.

 

Naruto->Bleach->can't wait for the dub to be released every week->proceed to find subbed versions->get addicted->find other mainstream series->watch almost every anime besides the bad/old ones->go into eroge/H games (age 13)->Tentacle/corruption genre-> get tired of eroge (it gets repetitive) ->stay bored because I have to wait a week for every new episode------------------------------------> somehow find Head-fi -----------------------> after a year hiatus, the officail anime thread is formed and it became a routine practice in my day :3

Eroge when you're 13....nice..... I still remember playing air for 30 mins on my psp and decided that it was the Schiittiest genre on earth in grade 8. People do change I guess. 2 years later...sigh....


Edited by Golila3 - 3/2/13 at 10:05pm
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Originally Posted by Golila3 View Post

 

True... We should stop occupying this place~ I'm immigrating emigrating to the Anime thread ^_^

/Word Nazi

post #915 of 1191
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Originally Posted by Golila3 View Post

 

True... We should stop occupying this place~ I'm immigrating to the Anime thread ^_^

Ehh...Chinese version ^_^ Ironically, Japanese 2D culture is also the place I learnt most my Chinese. 

Well, I didn't have to use the word whitewashed.~  just...forgetting all the Asian cultures.

 

Nice-.- seems like I got so used to reading this kind of stuff that I didn't even notice......

 

Eroge when you're 13....nice..... I still remember playing air for 30 mins on my psp and decided that it was the Schiittiest genre on earth in grade 8. People do change I guess. 2 years later...sigh....

Air...wasn't that interesting to me. But then again, I saw it at 12-13. I couldn't appreciate fine anime then.

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