Author has written 13 stories for Ruin Explorers, Ai Yori Aoshi, Misc. Anime/Manga, Read or Die, Tenchi Muyo, Negima! Magister Negi Magi/魔法先生ネギま！, Jurassic Park, and Strike Witches.
Long time anime-manga fan from way back in the day...
Starblazers and Robotech back in the day...
I attended AnimeCon at the Red Lion Inn in San Jose back in '91, and every AnimeExpo after that until '07. (Being a laid-off airline employee can sure crimp the anime lifestyle!)
Collector of various forms of anime-manga figures, artwork, and fan-press publications.
Cleaner for a scanlation circle. (Trinity Translations.)
Current Favorites: Anime-manga.
Strike Witches, (Especially the World Witches (Witches in Africa,) doujinshi series.) Maho-Sensei Negima, (You can do it Nodoka!) Gosick, (Victorique has spme serious Evangeline McDowell going...) Kanokon, Dog Days, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Spice and Wolf, (Especially the Koume Keito manga, and the novels!) A Bride's Story, (New series by Emma's Kaoru Mori,) Haruhi Suzumiya, (Disappearance Yuki Nagato is the best Yuki!) The Familiar of Zero, (Louise no Tsukaima. FINALLY! The manga's being released in English!)
Favorites from the past:
Stray Little Devil, (Go Pamuchi!) Stellvia of the Universe, (Shiipon, Fight!) Type-Moon's Lunar Legend Tsukihime, and Fate Stay Night, (Banzai Arcueid! Banzai Sabre!) I've played the Fate/Extra game on PSP, and seriously want the seqaul; Fate/Extra CCC to come to the US. Xenosaga. (Banzai KosMos!)Read or Die, Belle Starr, (by the artist of Geobreeders,) Seikai Trilogy, (Crest, Banner of the Stars, Banzai Ekuryua! Banzai Lafiel!) Full Metal Panic, (Sosuke rocks!) MSG: The 08th MS Team, (Aina, Daisuki!) Orfina, The Violinist of Hamelen, (Sizer Rules!) Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch, (Fresia is so moe!) To Heart, Astrider Hugo, Maniac Road, Pretty Maniacs, and many, many others.
Witchblade, (Takeru ver.) "After War, Before Peace..." Joseph Wight's "Twilight X,' DC's 'Light Brigade,' (by: Peter J. Tomasi,) and a few others.
See my favorites list for authors/stories from FF.N.
If you like serious Ai yori Aoshi, I recommend Star Otaku's 'Blue Monarch.' (Rated 'M,' read with caution.) Star also has several RoD shorts that are fun to read.
An interesting AU XO RoD story is Cookie Pixie's 'Ashes to Ashes.'
For Maho Sensei Negima, there are many good stories, but several I recommend are; OkashiraShinomori's 'The Price of Truth,' Kafka'sdragon's 'Markham Chronicles Negima,' Ambrant Arandel's 'Child of Mine' and 'The Chosen,' and for KonoSetsu goodness, Houndemon's 'Trial By Heart.'
My current project is: Completing the continuity edit and creating a compendium for my 'Ala Alba in the World of Magic' story.
Current projects as of May, 2013: Additional chapters for 'Not always a Mage,' and using it as my vehical for putting out any little ficlets from Negima I write, and begining to officially publish a huge collection of stories that fall generally under the heading of 'Mage War.' (The conflict hinted at in several of my Negima stories.)
Beyond anime-manga, I also collect military history books and movies.
I recently came back from a trip to Charleston SC, and Wilmington NC. Went there to see Coastal Defense fortifications from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and later. Saw the recovered H.L. Hunley, as well as several other more modern ships. One day I want to create a 'Sand, Brick, Concrete and Steel' blog to display the opictures I've taken fro all the related places I've been to.
Recent favorites include: Girls und Panzer, Dog Days 2, Charger Girl Ju-den Chan, Lotte's Toy, The Ambition of Oda Nobuna, the Strike Witches Movie, and a few others.
Older favorites include: Too many to list anymore...
Please read my stories! That's about it!
Pactio for Akira I made.
Picture of the 'Estimated Prophet.' (USS Salem.)
Turret mechanics for eight-inch automatic cannons.
Ako Izumi's 'Pactio' card:
Ala Alba in the World of Magic 'Soundtrack.' (Arranged faves from various sources.)
Dark Konoka, Asuna Alte, (Dark Sakura, Saber Alte,) inspiration for on of my 'Bad End' stories.
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