I am a moderator for the TZ Animation Wiki and the Anime Forum. I have been posting here since 2003 and have enjoyed it immensely. I stumbled across Toon Zone while surfing the net for Toonami-related info. I found The X Bridge (aka CNX Toonami Revolution back then), and then after a little while I stumbled onto the forum and liked what I saw. Enough said.
I am a major anime fan, but if you are relatively new and are reading this I would tell you to not judge too much by the "otaku" name. I respect quality animation wherever it comes from. If you would know my philosophy regarding animation--and art in general, for that matter--my signature intentionally sums it up perfectly.
I work and live in the Washington DC metro area, though I hope go on being a student in the best sense. I'm a strong believer in the idea of learning as a lifetime process. I'm a WASP and damn proud of it. I'm also a proud child of the 80's. I grew up on G1 Transformers, GI Joe, Thundercats, Robotech, the Ninja Turtles, and pretty much any 80's cartoon that was halfway popular at the time.
Growing up, I became aware of such shows as Gargoyles, Saban Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball, and Fox-ified Escaflowne. But it was Cartoon Network's Toonami that made an animation fan out of me, especially 2000-2001. Gundam Wing, Tenchi, Big O, Outlaw Star, Dragon Ball, Superman, and Batman. Need I say more?
If there is one genre I adore, it is that of the space opera and the Sci-Fi epic. The finest of these have no rivals. Legend of the Galactic Heroes is by far the greatest Japanese anime unreleased in North America.
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