My name is Kaz, I’m a 29 year old Asian man.
Not this Asian:
I live in Pretoria in South Africa, and I am an Investment Administrator for a big South African investment company. I’ve been in the investment game going on for the last 4 years and life is pretty standard; I’m running the normal rat race like everyone my age. I haven’t done anything particularly amazing in my life. In terms of achievements, I’m dead average.
I get up in the morning, go to work, deal with human relationships, work my a$$ to the bone every day, just to not be appreciated, then go to gym 4 – 5 times a week to bang out and vent my frustrations accumulated during the day and then after the week is over, I opt do something relaxing on the weekend.
See? Not very impressive, just a normal everyday salary man… But I have a secret, a deep, dark secret. Only a select few trusted people know was it is. And I’m about to expose myself and reveal it to the world because I’m tired if living a lie. I’m tired of it being socially unacceptable or uncool, having to watch what I say what speaking about things that I like for fear of being judged.
For example: “OMG! He’s 29 years old and his into ‘that'”.
Well it all ends today and everything will be in the open and I will have my freedom.
Here we go…
I love anime…
I really, really love anime…
Anime ga dai suki ✌
[If you have already figured it out by looking at this blog you’ve just wasted roughly about 2 minutes of your life but thank you, I appreciate your time]
When I was a first year in University, a friend of mine happen to be watching an anime, and I thought to myself, “Is this guy still watch cartoons at his age”, I cannot explain in words how wrong I was. I felt like a whole new world open up for me as I watched and he explained what it was we were watching. It was as if I was gifted something from the heavens.
Ok, I may have exaggerated. He introduced me to Bleach.
So began my anime journey. I’ve watched a multitude of different anime across every genre. Anime can reach a wide audience of every age group, and can stir up emotions in everyone.
It has kept going even in the darkest of my days when I struggled to see the light,
in the midst of a crippling depression and anxiety: when I wasn’t alive, I felt that I was just barely surviving day to day, hour by hour sometimes minutes seemed like an eternity. I had no one to turn to nobody that could drag me out of the hole my ex-girlfriend left me in. I suffered in silence and put on a social mask that was pretty convincing so no one would ask me what was wrong. I wanted to be alone but at the same time being alone nade me feel like I was being consumed by my own thoughts.
In that time I found comfort in anime, just watching hours and hours of anime. The stories and plots the romance and heart break the senseless comedy and the gags I never got the full meaning of. This kept me going slowly, one step at a time, into what seemed like a never ending void, until one day I was finally in the light again.
Those monsters in my past and everything that’s happened, I do not regret because it’s made me into the person that I am today, and I’m kind of happy with the personality I have, which helps me look forward to new things and better things.
Which brings me to why I started this blog and website. I wanted to try something new and something that was out of my comfort zone, so I started this site, this is my first blog (so be gentle). I’ve never written anything profound or something that I would even think of publishing. But the thought crossed my mind when I look for an anime to watch, I can never find a good coherent review on hand and I find myself going through forums and comments with tons of spoilers nothing that I was ever properly satisfied with.
In the coming months and hopefully years, I want to have this be the reference people would to go to for a trusted review or an unbiased option on anime and other such things and I will be working hard on bringing reviews and discussions to an accessible media.
I want to reach out to all weebs and non-weebs alike. This is my official coming out of the weeb/otaku closet party.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to bringing you more content.
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Kore Kara Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu.
Will be working hard to bring quality content to the site.
The Ani Blogger
Please look out for my first review coming up in shortly:
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
English: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Synonyms: Oregairu, My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected.