Greetings, kind visitor! I’m flattered that you want to know more about me.
I’m an Autistic 18-year-old from Sheffield who developed an interest in anime in late 2013 when I finally gave into my friends’ demands that I watch Fullmetal Alchemist and fell in love with the art style, the story and the voice acting. For the first time in a while, I was truly able to escape from the horrors of the real world and enjoy myself.
I was suffering a bout of depression back then, and one of the first anime shows I watched was Welcome to the NHK, which I’ve been told was an odd choice for a newcomer since it has so many references to otaku culture – and sure, I didn’t get them all, but that didn’t stop me from thinking it one of the finest pieces of fiction I ever had the pleasure to consume – it deals with so many important social issues including mental health, addiction, working life and even scams.
I still think NHK is one of the most powerful anime series ever made and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone, but be prepared for some dispiriting episodes!
In 2014 I subscribed to Crunchyroll, started writing about anime and bought my first manga volume – a German copy of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1, before it was released in the UK.
In the last few years, I have become obsessed with physical otaku-related media and have developed a sizeable collection of anime DVDs and Blu Rays in addition to manga and video games.
In 2018 I overcame my social anxiety and found the mental strength to attend my first convention – MCM Comic Con Scotland – with a close friend and had a wonderful time, although my wallet didn’t find it so fun!
I started this blog for two main reasons. Firstly, because there is a distinct lack of anime websites aimed at otaku in the UK, and secondly, writing down my opinions helps me organise my thoughts and relieve some stress.
I hope you appreciate my ramblings!