I’m a anime fan in his early 40’s living in a midsized town in the state of New South Wales, Australia. I have been aware of Japanese animation since I was a 10 year old, but didn’t really become fanatical about it until anime (i.e. “Manga Videos”) began appearing video shelves around 1994 – 1995. From 1996 to around 2005 I participated in a number of fandom related activities; joining and later running an anime club, helping run an anime convention, writing for a fanzine etc. From around 1999 to 2011 I wrote a number of articles and reviews for various sites, a fanzine and several of my now defunct blogs and websites. I am in no way a professional writer. I consider myself a novice, a mere amateur (or just amateurish).
While I haven’t had any real desire to go back to the social aspect of anime fandom (I dropped out around 2006), I still like anime and like writing about it. With this blog I am republishing and rewriting a lot of my older material, but also writing new stuff. The idea is to publish something once a week, but early on I broke that promise and didn’t publish anything for over a year. I generally only publish posts about commercial English language material that has fallen off the radar, stuff that no one else seems to be writing about. I also write reviews of any anime that manages to end up in cinemas locally.