G'Day There, Mate!I wish you an early Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :>
Kanon Matsubara (Bandori Party)
Age: 18 | DOB: 16th Nov. | Gender: ♂ | Residence: Perth, AU
Who am I, you might ask? Well, let's see here...
To be honest, I'm a pretty uneventful person. If you were to see me in real life, you'll most likely describe me as a really quiet, calm, and laid-back person of Chinese heritage who was born in Indonesia and is currently living in Australia. Or at least, that's what I hope my impression is like.
Going a bit further into who I am, I have a passion for computer and creativity, so my future lies in either computer science or digital graphics. C# is the programming language that I mainly work with (although I've slacked off big time lately) while my interest for digital graphics got boosted ever since I delved into animanga. So voila! Now I'm a slightly more interesting person! :D
Hanging around this community ever since the 27th May 2018!
I joined AniList during the Great MALfugee Crisis of 2018 and what can I say? I'm glad I found this site. I've met a lot of awesome people since then and is definitely still keen to meet new ones! So if you want to talk with me or just stalk me out harmlessly, feel free to do so!
Around here, I'm basically a:
It all started when I wanted to improve my English writing skills. Now I'm here, just typing out several hundreds of words every week. Because it's challenging, it's rewarding, and I love to share my thoughts for others to read.
Total Words Written (out of 31 reviews) - 20,557
While I do discuss different topics here, my main activity has to come from my animanga status posts. I have a habit of adding some short (sometimes long) thoughts every time I finish a couple of episodes and chapters so that's probably where you can find the talkative me.
Not so much of a liker compared to @TheWindSpring, @Gucci, @zeferinix, and many more (keep liking, everyone!), but I do give out likes as well!
If you want to see me in a digital graphics world, I change up my profile every once in a while to keep things fresh and new. I use Photoshop and Illustrator as my main software. Designing something I'm satisfied with is actually a hard challenge, but I'll keep on trying!
Life can be too stressful at times, so I like to add a silly triangular smile on my post whenever I can. I mean, why not? It's fun! And it gives me a bit of a cheery feeling that I hope others can feel too. :>
Action | CGDCT | Comedy | Drama | Romance | SOL
So, anime and manga. It should be clear that these two things have pretty much consumed my life, considering they're basically my primary entertainment right now.
Looking back at my past, I actually started watching anime (without knowing what it is) back when I was still quite young, maybe 6 or 7 years old, with the good ol' Naruto. Then I stopped for whatever reason, only to rediscover that same show again sometime during 2016, and that's when my current passion for animanga truly began.
Fast forward to today and well, you can see that the amount of anime and manga I've seen is growing and will keep on growing for a very long time to come. If nothing bad happens, I think this passion of mine will last a lifetime. Every series out there will have a different enjoyment value. I'll find some gems, I'll find some mediocre ones. And I will try to experience as much of them as possible, simply because they've become a passion of mine. ^^
Looks like I'll be tapping away for the rest of my life!
Just when I thought I've gotten away from the hell called osu!, Love Live! School Idol Festival and Bandori sucked me in again. I guess card-collecting and hitting notes are my true callings in life...
Self-deprecation aside, I've always liked the idea of rhythm games. So, when I stumbled upon Japanese mobile rhythm games, it's like they've unlocked the addictive side within me when I know I can challenge myself towards perfection, listen to songs, and get all the beautiful cards by playing them. And now I have two installed in my phone. You can send a friend request if you want to, I'm a daily F2P player in both games! :>
Also, I'm currently looking forward to Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS. The members of μ's, Aqours, and the PERFECT Dream Project girls all in one game? Count me in!
I'm currently self-studying Japanese! Started since June 2018.
Kanji: 116 items | Vocabs: 191 items
Ultimate Guide - list of resources to start learning Japanese
Jisho - kanji dictionary
ichi.moe - translates and breaks down different parts of a Japanese sentence into separate and simple definitions
Tofugu - Hiragana - helpful mnemonics to memorize hiragana
Tofugu - Katakana - helpful mnemonics to memorize katakana
Crunchy Nihongo! - improve reading hiragana
Guide to Japanese - great site to get started with grammar
Imabi - information-heavy, but is useful if you want to learn grammar in more detail
Kanji Damage - study kanji for free
Houhou SRS - learning tool using SRS system, great alternative to WaniKani when combined with Kanji Damage
Memrise - online learning site, utilizes native speaker videos to improve your listening skill
WaniKani - memorize kanji and learn new vocabulary - must pay to unlock more after Level 4
80/20 Japanese - Wa vs Ga - an article that helped me understand the difference between wa and ga particles