Hi, everyone on Rokkenjima. I’ve already posted in a couple of threads here and thought that I could as well make a little introduction.
I live in Moscow, Russia and try (not too successfuly yet) to make a living by drawing anime girls.
I made a first contact with 07th Expansion in 2008 (I guess?) when I saw Higurashi anime, which had completely blown me away with it’s atmosphere and plot. I was obsessed with it for a little while, but was pretty dissapointed with the second season and then kinda left it behind. Then Umineko anime came out, and I liked it (especially the music, and I still think that the OP is fantastic), but not as much as Higurashi. Rushed 3-4 arcs and no second season didn’t make it a great experience as well. I tried to read VN, but didn’t get past the first episode (same as Higurashi, btw). I didn’t touch anything by 07th Expansion after that (well, not exaclty, I still was listening to the songs from both Higurashi and Umineko from time to time) until this year when I have suddenly decided to put an end to this and went through all the Umineko manga basically in one sitting. Which was a bit too much it seems, because now I am a fan, and there is no way out. I still have novels almost untouched, so I guess I am a noob despite being in this for such a long time, but it’s gonna change pretty soon (I hope). And I am so ready for the new “Naku Koro ni” series, which will be the first Ryuukishi’s work that I will be reading in ongoing.
I found Rokkenjima while I was trying to find some Higurashi/Umineko podcasts, I guess. And I found them alright! All the Tea Parties are great, and I re-listen them regularly. My only complaint is that there are so few of them.
My other interests are basically anime and manga (and a little bit of tokusatsu). I am a fan of studios Gainax and Trigger and their directors Hideaki Anno (Gunbuster and Evangelion, also Shin Godzilla) and Imaishi Hiroyuki (Gurren-Lagann and Kill La Kill). I am also interested in mythology (especially in comparative mythology), and, of course, in learning how to draw and paint better.
That’s it, I guess. Sorry for the length of this introduction and for my bad English skills. Yoroshiku!