Poll: What work - fandom-wise - would you like to see from me next? Vote Now!
Author has written 26 stories for Rurouni Kenshin, Fullmetal Alchemist, Tactics, Hikaru no Go, Yu-Gi-Oh, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Vesperia, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Gundam 00, Black Cat, and One Punch Man/ワンパンマン.
Penname: Hitokiri-san (and I mean MISS hitokiri, not Mr. , everyone)
Sex: See statement above
Favorite anime, manga and video games:
Rurouni Kenshin, Fullmetal Alchemist, Hikaru no Go, Deathnote, Black Cat, D. Gray-man, Gundam Seed, Ravages of Time, Tactics, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Code Geass, Okiku Furikabutte, Axis Powers Hetalia, Eyeshield 21, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Fate Zero, Kuroko no Basuke, Shingeki no Kyoujin, Diamond no A, Yowamushi Pedal, Haikyuu!!
Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Vesperia
I've gotten myself a DeviantArt account under the name of Shoha, which is now home to various fanart I've drawn over the years. Feel free to visit it and leave comments!
As a side note, I exist in livejournal as well, under the name of hitokirisan. It's sort of a personal blog thing to keep my fanfics and other stuff tidy, not to mention that I can also post drawings that correlate with my fics. Do come over if you like.
So. There is this function that allows you to add a cover to your story, and I don't know if I should be happy about it or not. On one hand I've been waiting to put up pics that go with my stories, but on the other hand I don't have art for all of my stories yet.
And since I absolutely refuse to glean other people's artwork for my cover without asking, I may be on a quest to draw covers for my existing stories that currently don't have one. Let's see how I go about about it!
My poll concerning what work - fandom-wise people want to see from me would probably be staying for a while, until I get the motivation to change it. I'll see what fandom I can explore, ha ha.
I've noticed a sudden rise of people voting for Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. It might be that my more recent works all revolve around KHR, and thus have attracted more KHR fans to my page for the time being.
And Yu-Gi-Oh! seems a rather popular choice as well. I don't know when I can finish off The Art of Mediation - it just keeps getting longer and longer - but this is my priority.
I'm also tempted to write some Hetalia and Deathnote, since I haven't quite done anything on these two fandoms yet. However, I think I'll have to re-familiarize myself with the stories before I write anything.
I'm open to suggestions; do drop in a vote when you pass by!
Favourite characters/ Series Review:
Rurouni Kenshin (I don't want to hear anything about Samurai X, thank you):
-Alright alright, I'll admit it. I'm obsessed with anything related to Bakumatsu. The Choshu clan is cool, the Shinsengumi rocks, and Himura Battousai is half the reason why I can't forget this show. I was sorely disappointed when I didn't find anything about the Shinsengumi on the Meiji Restoration part of my friend's History textbook, and felt insulted when Katsura's name didn't pop up at all.Yes, I'm obsessed. You have a problem with that?
- I love to read gen fics with Roy and Ed as the main characters, particularly those that depict their relationship in a paternal nature. I'm always looking for well-written non-yaoi fanfiction between Roy and Ed; those seem to be fairly rare in this fandom.
Okay, FMA Season 1 vs. Season 2. Theoretically, season 1 is the spinoff, and there is a universal rule that spinoffs usually suck; however, I find myself preferring season 1 over 2. First off, I like season 1's art style better; the emotions are more poignantly shown, the characterization more believable, and the scenes flow more smoothly. And of course, THE BGMs rock that much more.
And I will pretend that the Shambala movie never existed, unless I need to borrow the background for my fanfiction. Heh.
Hikaru no Go:
- Hikaru and Akira arguing their heads off is the cutest scene I've had the honour of coming across. All thanks to this series, I think I have a better idea of what Go is about. (Like Hikaru at the first few episodes, I didn't even know that people can make a living off Go)
The intensity in the whole anime is enough to knock the audience breathless - practically every character in Hikaru no Go have ideas like "I have to win!" "I cannot lose!" "I have to move forward in strides!". The intensity of their passion is heartening, because, in reality, most teenagers nowadays wander about without an aim to their lives. (Er...does that include me?)
Obsession is presented very often in HnG. Apart from the fact that almost every character in HnG is completely obsessed with Go, Akira's obsession with the Sai-Shindou mystery has reached scary proportions. (He still keeps count of the days since he has first met Hikaru. How normal is that?) Hikaru is no different. Apart from obsessing over his eternal rival, he clings desperately onto anything that is Sai-related -a manifestation of his grief, I guess? Thus we have the Hokuto Cup incident.
-Deathnote is probably the most morally skewed series I've ever laid my hands on. After all, you don't always come across a Shounen comic in which the protagonist is the villain. Raitou isn't just amoral, but downright immoral; what has been a "noble" attempt to cleanse the world of evil soon loses its idealistic touch and plummets to utter evilness since L's appearance.
Raitou is mentally off, no doubt about it; and has a really severe God complex. His air of all-rounded perfection is rather reminscent of our Akira-chan - not that Akira is that crazy to begin with.
-D. Gray-man has initially caught my attention with its artwork. The themes and characters are actually nothing new, but the story is still rather interesting. Since it dropped out of Shounen Jump, though, the story has taken a turn for the weird, and I'm not sure I like where it is going.
- Black Cat is one of my favourite shows of all time,despite all its use of anime cliches. One thing I think is lacking about the BC manga is that it doesn't focus on Chronos's numbers well enough. Sephiria (No. I )and Janos(No. VII) get their respective showtime, but others like Belze(No. II) and Lin Xiaoli (No. X) simply do not get enough attention. The No.s are actually nicely characterized; I'd rather have them elaborating on Chronos' numbers rather than making up new characters such as the Sweepers' alliance - which, sadly, consists of a few flat characters that fans could not really name.
As for the BC anime, I refuse to accept its existence at all. The first few episodes, though not meeting my expectations, are passable; the episodes after that have no plot at all. The Creed arc ended so abruptly that I could do nothing but gape at the PC screen. As for the Eden arc, it is so badly made that I started cursing Gonzo two episodes into the story. ( and there are stupid new characters abound too) It's a perfect waste of the original action-packed, off-the-wall storyline. Why can't they stick to it, anyway?
Peace Maker Kurogane:
-Frankly, I did not quite like the first anime episode of Tactics, which shows the fateful Kantarou-Haruka meeting. I had a feeling that it is quite...rushed, with Kantarou running straight to the place where Haruka is sealed, and releasing him after a moment's effort. Haruka's first speech is cool, though. The separate episode-by-episode stories later on have nice and touching plotlines. (unlike the random episodes stuck between major arcs in RK, which are there solely to fill time).
Kantarou's character intrigues me, especially his more cunning, scheming side. (it doesn't show often, but well, it is there.) A fanlisting described Katarou as "the Fair Tactian"; I think it's a great way to put it, both referring to his natural paleness and his tactful character.
I am a bit disappointed with Raiko and his crew(animeverse). Raiko claims that he wants Haruka to revert to the strongest Onikui just so he could defeat him. This is...really cliched.(and sounds a lot like every villain's plot against Battousai in RK, too)
At the beginning, the concept "a youkai that is possessed by a ghost turns into a oni" confused me a lot. In Chinese, "oni" and "ghosts" amount to the same thing (i.e. 鬼, the spirit of a dead person), but this doesn't seem to be true for the traditional Japanese.
- Yu-Gi-Oh is a show I have never dreamed of liking. The artwork, the manga's confusing storyline and Yugi's spiky hairstyle had put me off the series for quite a while. I wasn't particularly impressed after watching the first episode, as I had absolutely no idea what the heck is going on. After a friend taught me how to actually play it, however, I began to realize the magic of this particular card game.
Yu-Gi-Oh! started off with erratic plots and character development, which is rather apparent in the manga. As the show continues, however, the plot stabilizes and characters begin to show more depth. The three major arcs are all expertly done (the final duels in Duelist Kingdom and Battle City are breathtakingly intense), but the Ancient Egytian arc ought to be my all time favourite. The friendship and "I've gotta save the world!" ideas make me twitch a bit, but after all, I'm overage.
I have always favoured the idea that Yugi and Yami are the ba and ka of a single soul, torn apart when Atem sealed Zork into the Shadows. In this sense, they are both Pharaoh Atem, the light and shadow of the same soul. Yugi, therefore, is the reincarnation of Atem to a certain extent, but not totally.
Damn the canon for never defining what Yugi is, in relation to Atem and the Millenium items. Vague references to "the chosen one" and "the destined vessel" simply isn't good enough.
- Reborn started off as a pretty eccentric manga. Even as it transforms into something more like a shounen manga later on, the characters remain oddballs (indeed, Tsuna seems to be the only normal person out of them all), and the storyline has more plotholes than even Yugioh. The consequences of time travelling is handled somewhat far too lightly.
I am continually amused at the continual disregard for anything logical in the storyline - in Reborn!, mafia are protectors of the peace and prefects are gangs who beat people up with tonfas. Haha. If you want to destroy the world, start with the mafia. But well, who needs logic in the world of manga?
Reborn! has a magnetic appeal that does not stem from a consistent and flowing storyline. The random adding of battle elements such as animal-formed weapons from boxes does bother me sometimes - it reminds me of an attempt to Pokemon-ize the whole affair.
Still, despite everything, the show is still highly enjoyable, and as far as manga is concerned, it's all that matters.
My penname came from the good old days when I was absolutely in love with Rurouni Kenshin. It occurred to me years later that it is quite a cheesy one, but I'm too attached to change it or anything.
In any anime, I have a strange tendency to stick by the main character, whether I truly like them or not. Not to mention that nearly all my favourite characters are the main characters in their respective animes...
I write angst, introspective and gen fics almost exclusively, to the point that I sometimes have to remind myself to write stuff in other genre. Romance is something I'm utterly crippled at in my writing. While I do like exploring human relationships in my stories, pairings seldom interest me.
Also, I do realize that grammar is not my strong suit. I would be very grateful if reviewers could tell me where I got them wrong, because only then I could seriously improve with my writing.
And about writing an extra chapter or a sequel to my stories. Some reviewers have asked me to add an extra chapter to a particular piece, or write a sequel to it. I'm glad that you guys like my work enough to request a continuation. My one-shots usually won't come with an extra chapter or a sequel - they are meant to end where they ended - but if a plot bunny strikes me hard enough, I may write a companion piece on a similar idea.
While I like OCs as long as they're well written, I take little liking to self-insertions. I always have the feeling that self-insertions sort of...disturbed the ecosystem of the story. So unless a self-insertion is very well written, I will seldom read it.
And just to warn readers, Hitokiri-san is an incredibly slow writer and a complete stranger with plot bunnies. She also writes on an inconsistent whim, which results in sporadic updates.
I think you get the picture by now.You should also have realized that you'd wasted the last five minutes reading a fangirl's drunken gabbling.