Author has written 3 stories for Hetalia - Axis Powers, and Steven Universe.
Hey there, everyone, Sherlockdetective99 speaking.
Since this is a profile, I guess I'll explain some stuff about myself. I'm a pretty big fan of two things in particular. One is anime/manga and the other is mysteries (as you may have realized from my profile name). Unsurprisingly, I particularly enjoy manga/anime on mysteries. Have a few stories up, but god I suck so hard at updating.
Beyblade - This was my first manga/anime ever and I still love it to this day, although I don't really watch/read it anymore, mostly because I've watched and re-watched all the episodes over and over again to the point that I've pretty much memorized the plot of each episode. Although, I haven't watched it for a while now, so I've probably forgotten a lot of stuff. Rats.
Detective Conan - At the moment, this is one of my favourite anime/manga of all time, mostly because it's a very good blend of mystery and anime/manga. It reminds me of Sherlock Holmes, which I adore, but the way Shinichi/Conan solves cases makes me think more of Hercule Poirot, which I am less crazy about. I can't wait for the series to end though, I really want to see the ending and I think that 700 chapters is a little too much...
Prince of Tennis - This manga managed to inspire me to play tennis. I read it for the first time in grade school, but it freaked me out because I just happened to pick up the volume where Ryoma injured his eye against Shinji and I was afraid of blood at the time. I didn't even touch the series until several years later, where it somehow came to my mind and I decided to check it out. Then I basically got really hooked and finished the whole series in days. It's truly an awesome series, if you haven't read it, you should. My opinion may be different from others though.
Bleach - Truth be told, I didn't expect myself to like this series. I always didn't like checking out the super popular manga, so I never really paid much attention to it until recently. To be honest, I only decided to try it after watching a musical on it. It was kind of weird, but it inspired me to start reading the manga, and as a result, I also started to like this series. I'm not really one for manga on spiritual stuff and sword fighting, but I did end up enjoying this manga/anime.
Steven Universe - God this show was about fifty times better than I thought it would be. I first discovered it when a youtuber included the theme song in his top 20 list, and my first impression was that it looked so weird/lame. Despite this, the song got stuck in my head, so I decided to search it up and do some research. The premise got me interested, and by the time I was five minutes into the episode, I was completely sold. What this cartoon does so right is... actually a lot of things, but for basics, it has great characterization, very refined subtlety, and its emotional value goes the entire spectrum from heartwarming to depressing to nightmarish to hilarious. In my opinion, it does everything a cartoon should do and it goes the extra mile to make sure all the little details match up and make the more attentive viewer go "Holy crap, they actually put something like that in there!". I definitely recommend watching it with an open mind while looking past the initial weirdness it seems to project, because its actually a really deep and heartfelt show. Remarkable considering that at the time of writing, it only has fourteen episodes.
Teen Titans - This was my childhood, period. It was complete, concentrated, awesome in one series. I do lament the fact that Starfire didn't get her own character arc, but she had enough of an involvement in Robin's for me to be satisfied. Starfire and Robin also happen to be one of the few couples I do ship, and I was shipping them since I was like, nine. So yeah, definitely a romance done well on top of everything else that was done right. Teen Titans Go I frankly have been completely unable to watch, because I just can't see anything remaining of the characters that used to be written so well. The sad thing is, the original series had fantastic comedy, and it wasn't even a comedy cartoon. The fact that a comedy spin off is worse at... well, comedy, is really, really, pathetic.
The Entire Sherlock Holmes series: I think that every single one of the 56 short stories and 4 novels are pure genius. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is absolutely brilliant for conjuring up such amazing plots and characters, although he himself actually hated Holmes, which I find rather ironic. The old english terms and style of writing may put off some people though, so it's not for everyone. I think it's awesome though, so if you enjoy mysteries and don't mind figuring the meaning of a few seemingly non-existent words, I highly recommend them.
Warriors Series 1: The first six books are brilliant. I think Rusty/Firepaw/Fireheart/Firestar is a great protagonist, although my personal favourite is Graystripe. The story is of a young flame coloured house cat who is drawn to live in the forest with clans of wild cats and is eventually the key factor in solving a major conflict. I don't like the later books though. They change the main characters every series and it just isn't written as well, so I would only suggest the first six books. If you want to read the later ones though, I'm just going to point out that you probably won't enjoy them as much as the first few.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: In this series, the son of Poseidon finds himself slaying monsters from hell and struggling with a prophecy that was made long before he was even born. He also lives in Manhattan. It has a very interesting plot, in which half bloods (half human, half god) exist as a result of marriage between the Olympians and ordinary mortals. And yes, it also takes place in the modern era. It's a rather funny to imagine Zeus standing on top of the Empire state building, eh?
Sherlock Holmes - I think this was rather obvious. He's a complete genius, and the way he solves his crimes is absolutely unparalleled. I like Watson too, but he lacks the sharp qualities that make Holmes the absolutely awesome person that he is.
Beyblade - Ray Kon: Just because I think both he and his bit beast are awesome. I have a thing for tigers, so naturally, I really liked Driger. I also like Ray's attitude and I hated how they changed it in the third season of the anime. I can't believe how cocky they made him, but I didn't like the third season in general because it was really dumbed down plotwise as well. The biggest blow was how they didn't summon bit beasts out of their beyblade anymore. Yeah, that just sucked...
Detective Conan - Hattori Heiji: I think he's hilarious. The first time I saw him, I was like "What a jerk!" but after his second appearance, I started to like him a lot more. I really don't like how they made him so rude in his first appearance, not to mention he usually wouldn't have made a mistake like that. I guess it's just plot induced stupidity.
Prince of Tennis: Fuji Syuusuke: No, I am not completely obsessed with him like many other rabid fan girls (my apologies if any of those rabid fan girls are reading this). At first, I seriously thought he was a girl, and I was just confused as to why a girl was on a boy's tennis team. Then I learned he was a boy and I couldn't believe how feminine he looked. Strangely enough, once I got used to the fact that he was a guy, he seemed to become more masculine to me, appearance wise and personality wise. I think his triple counters (or six counters more like) are just awesome, no matter how unrealistic they really are. I'm not really one to pick on realism, considering the fact that most manga/anime have some rather unrealistic/ridiculous stunts or feats in them. I think Tezuka killing the dinosaurs was going a little too far though...
Bleach - Hitsugaya Toshiro: I guess I just have a thing for genius characters. Same as above, I'm not obsessed or in love with him, I just think that he's cool. I also tend to like characters that are strong for their age, tend to be underestimated by opponents and then just beat the crap out of everyone. Of course, he unfortunately doesn't kick quite as much ass as I would hope to see him do so, but hey whatever, he's still a captain. A lot of people tend to dislike Hitsugaya for never doing that spectacularly in his fights, but in all honesty, I don't think he was intended to. He's still a kid by shinigami standards, yet he's already the youngest captain in the history of the Gotei 13. Mind you people, becoming a captain isn't just some walk in the park. Just because his feats haven't been shown on panel doesn't mean he isn't strong. Of course, the way he's all "hurt Momo and I'll kick your ass!" just makes me like him even more. Not that I'm a shipper of HitsuHina, but I don't really mind it.
Steven Universe - Pearl: I don't know how. When I first saw her in the intro, my first impression was "Oh god she's going to be the annoying stuck up asshole, isn't she?" Yet after the first episode, I realized she indeed could be annoying and stuck up... yet I thought she was awesome anyways. Pearl is a stuck up character done right, because when she starts chewing out the other Gems, she's usually justified. Most of the time when she's annoying, she's also in the right. She actually has good reason for freaking out so much over Steven's safety and being an overall killjoy, because he usually is getting himself into a dangerous situation and its only by the laws of cartoon probability that he doesn't get seriously hurt or killed. Speaking of which, that's another part of her character I love so much. She acts so caring and protective of Steven I can't help but think she's an even better character. She has flaws, very glaring ones, but that's another thing that's so great about her and everyone else in the show. No one's perfect, but that's not a bad thing. As Steven's dad put it, "If every porkchop were perfect, we wouldn't have hotdogs!"
Pairings in Favour of:
If there's always that one (or few) weird outlier in a fandom that don't ship, I would definitely be it. There are rarely, and I mean quite rarely, occasions where I do enjoy seeing a pairing, but the pairings I support are usually canon in the show itself. In general, I (oddly enough) prefer to fawn over the non-romantic pairings instead, so where everyone has their OTPs, I have BroTPs. Go figure.
Well then, that's it for now. Sherlockdetective99, signing out.
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