Journaling continued from page 1: "4. Kuroneko, the random black cat from Trigun. 5. My talking InuYasha keychain that Sherrie brought me from AnimeExpo in L.A. 6. InuYasha and Rurouni Kenshin playing cards, also from Anime Expo. 7. Japanese Rurouni Kenshin doujinshi (fan-published comic), also from AnimeExpo. 8. Imported Rurouni Kenshin stickers. (I also have an imported Rurouni Kenshin notepad.) 9. Assorted manga (translated) from my collection. 10. Assorted videos and DVDs.
"WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ANIME: *The historical romance and awesome samurai swordplay of Rurouni Kenshin. *The exotic Chinese mythology and cute characters of Fushigi Yugi. *Bounty-hunting with the ultra-cool space cowboys of Cowboy Bebop. *Romance and demons in feudal Japan with InuYasha. *The hip-hop insanity of Samurai Champloo (scratch DJs in 18th-century Japan??) *Trigun's Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action! (Real slogan - I didn't make that up) *Cheesy '70s international jet-set thievery with Lupin III. *Face-faults, swirly eyes, sweatdrops, 'poinky things' (aka 'anger crosses'), chibi and super-deformed characters, physics-defying hairstyles, and those cute little noses. *Glimpses into a culture that is superficially like ours but fundamentally very different. *And, of course, the eyes. *Oh, everything!