About the Author

My real name is Michael. I live in New Jersey, and have for all my life (although I’ve visited plenty of places!). I’m 21 22 23 2̶4̶  27 30 31 years old and a Senior in College,  work for the Department of Parks, am currently unemployed a̶m̶ a̶ c̶e̶r̶t̶i̶f̶i̶e̶d̶ ̶s̶u̶b̶s̶t̶i̶t̶u̶t̶e̶ ̶t̶e̶a̶c̶h̶e̶r̶ a̶n̶d̶ a̶ ̶C̶o̶l̶l̶e̶g̶e̶ ̶t̶u̶t̶o̶r̶   a̶n̶d̶ ̶a̶ ̶C̶o̶l̶l̶e̶g̶e̶ ̶T̶u̶t̶o̶r̶ ̶S̶u̶p̶e̶r̶v̶i̶s̶o̶r̶, work for the government. My majors are were Political Science and Jurisprudence. I am also a Public Policy and International Affairs graduate student I also graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and International Affairs. I’ve been a fan of anime since I was a little kid. My first series was Speed Racer, because my dad is a fan of that (and only that). But I grew up in the 90′s, so I saw Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon and plenty of others while still pretty young. Other early anime for me included AkiraBlood: The Last Vampire,Dominion: Tank Police, and plenty of others on VHS and DVD. And then later of course stuff like  Cowboy Bebop, and Trigun (although I still haven’t seen all of this) on Adult Swim, and Yu-Gi-Oh on the WB.. My all time favorite anime is FLCL, although a close second is Now and Then, Here and There . I have a huge library of anime DVDs and live action DVDs. And I have an even bigger library of live action VHS tapes. Although only a small amount of anime on VHS.

I started writing reviews for a website known as Planetzot.com. The editor there ,Elke, taught me how to write reviews. She writes reviews for her local newspaper. I then started reporting news about the anime company Central Park Media, which was then in hibernation but has since filed for bankruptcy. I eventually started doing reviews for my Central Park Media News blog. From working on that site I only become more and more eager to write reviews again, so I started this blog (although it was originally on google blogger and looked much uglier). I also write for Fanboyreview.net , where the owner Marc taught me everything else I know.

My purpose with this blog is to review anime movies, TV series, and OVAs which aren’t well known, but should be! So I tend to focus on the old shows everyone forgot about, shows no one ever heard of, the new stuff no one seems to watch, old classics which don’t get enough attention, and anything weird. My reviews tend to be positive  because I’m not going to dig up some old forgotten anime that will bore you to sleep. I tend to get a kick out of watching shows that are a little off the beaten path, a little strange, but you can’t help but love them. From time to time I do review things that get me excited about this medium, even if everyone else knows about it. I̶n̶ ̶f̶a̶c̶t̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶m̶o̶s̶t̶ ̶r̶e̶c̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶r̶e̶v̶i̶e̶w̶s̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶b̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶. But my main point for this blog is to hopefully point you into the direction of some old gems, that need more love. As Justin Sevakis once famously said “Anime tastes better when you have to work for it.”.

If there’s anything else you want to know about me you can always check out my MAL page. And if you want to talk to me, hit me up on twitter , that’s where I’m always shouting my face off.

And if all else fails you can e-mail me . It’s easy enough to remember! predederva@gmail.com

2 Responses to “About the Author”

  1. Hey Michael! I just did the Anime Reviewer tag and now I’m tagging you! http://littlecloudcuriosity.com/2014/05/09/curious-cloudys-anime-reviewer-tag/

  2. Hello Michael! I nominated your blog for Liebster Award! 🙂 This is my post about it: http://animeraifu.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/anira-is-a-liebster-blog/
    I hope to see your response~

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