It’s too late to sleep to soon to rise here, so apologies for my typos or errors.
UPDATE: I’ve fixed some of them, some of them were heavy. My apologies. I can read English very very well, but when I’m tired or rushed I use to make mistakes. BTW, I’m studying japanese to complicate everything.
Ok, back on topic: I’m a newbie. For several reasons I’ve been exposed to the world of anime in the past years. So, I’ve tried to find something to kill time and have a good time.
Almost without searching a friend told me about an anime called “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”, when I’ve inquired about a picture on her Facebook account.
I didn’t even know what was that anime about, but I’ve ended up in love with anime, drama, music and graphics. After exploring it up to near a fan level, I’ve found Clannad (anime) and it was a wham moment. So much can be expressed in an anime when it is well written, I’ve thought.
I was so in love with its story… I’ve found that it was an anime that reflected a great part of the best moments of my own life so far, some scenes are liek a mirror… but there were surprising ones aswell.
I know that some scenes are written in a very general way so you can easily relate to, but there in my case I’ve found that it exceeded the average.
I’ve started to watch Clannad with nearly zero enthusiasm, simply curiosity, without any references, and with a lot of patience (thankfully!). Because I think you can’t judge Clannad if you haven’t seen the whole story and reflected upon its meaning and symbolism.
Funny fact, I’ve always avoided dramas, but with Key’s Clannad I’ve discovered that I do like drama + funny moments. A nice combo (if it is in the right hands… Key cof cof). Thanks to this I’ve become a fan of many other animes, almost all of them were based on Key original stories + some studio.
Where in the world do you live?
What Key games or Anime have you read/watched?
Anime: All of them, including films and OVAs
VN: Just Clannad (since I’m new to this wonderful VN world), 4 routes so far. + Tomoyo After.
But this is only the beginning…
Which was your first, and which is your favourite?
Clannad in both anime and VN, Including Tomoyo after. I’m a fan of its music, and the spirit of it.
LIke I said I’m still a newbie. So I can’t really give a true answer.
Clannad (anime) is my favorite, but when I’ve finished -not so long ago- Little Busters I’ve though: “I must be losing something extremely good”.
Because I really loved LB… and before that I’ve enjoyed Angel Beats (with its flaws), Kanon (even the 2002 version), AIR, etc…
May I ask you guys: I’ve seen LB and all its OVAs… as a consequence I know (I guess) some major facts… I’m planning to read the VN after I finish all the Clannad routes BUT: Do you believe in your experience that I’m too spoiled to enjoy it? Should I skip it and go straight to something new like Rewrite? I’m not talking which one is better, I’m curious if I would be able to enjoy LB VN after seeing the anime first.
How did you find Kazamatsuri.org?
Hunting for more information and for people like minded on Google to exchange information, news, thoughts… But I don’t recall exactly how. First I’ve thought this was an AIR only fan forum, but now that I know it more I realized that it is THE Key forum for people who can read English. Oh, and I loved the visual design, that’s something that caught my eye.
What are some of your interests outside of Key?
Evangelion, Madoka… those along with Clannad are the anime that I like the most so far. But I’ve been exposed to some others. And ended up loving some others like The flower we saw that day (sorry I’m bad with exact names at this time), Pandora’s Heart, Death Note (I wouldn’t even tolerate an episode but I’ve figured out how to enjoy its highs), Le Petit Corset, Watamote, Ghost in the shell, Animatrix (why not?), Robotech (when I was very young), and a long list…
I’m surely forgetting the most important ones Update: Stein Gates. But I’ve wanted to show that I’m quite open and eclectic, although I do have my style, and it is somewhere between emotional/philosophical/scientific stories. Oh, and I’ve always loved wings… something that is quite a recurrent leitmotiv in Key’s universe.
BONUS OPTIONAL QUESTION:
Tell us something interesting about yourself, something about our website that interested you, or something funny.
I really like this website, its design and contents.
I compose music, love to design in 3D, to develop software, studying science and many other topics.
Something funny? It isn’t really funny, but it make me smile: If I would see me as I am now 2 or 3 years ago I would have said: Who’s that?
Madoka was the first anime which made me feel happy and cried quite a lot too. And then WHAM! Clannad… changed everything.
The best is yet to come! Thanks for the forum people!