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Ty-Chou
Ancient One
Ty-Chou
Ancient One
Joined: Aug 15 2005, 03:20 AM

Jul 8 2017, 02:32 AM #106

Same Shinju! It was nearly 10 years ago when we posted on this way back when. It was very fun nostalgia to read about the anime and manga both myself and others were into. We all seemed to like a bit of the same stuff that was out around that time. I still have some of the same favorites and some new ones to take the place of others.

Maybe there should be an updated version of questions for the very few of us who still come here.

Or maybe I will start a questionnaire on tumblr for us to fill out.

Samurai Reflections -- Now with Tumblr!
"Damn those dumb people. Don't they realize you have more important things to do, like write awesome stories about hot guys?" ~Mel
I'm in the "Kento is Hot Club" because he is a fine piece of ass.
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amisam
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amisam
Martial Artist
Joined: Jul 13 2006, 02:41 AM

Jul 8 2017, 05:09 AM #107

Ty-Chou @ Jul 7 2017, 06:32 PM wrote:

Or maybe I will start a questionnaire on tumblr for us to fill out.
Does that mean I have to make a tumblr account? O__o?
~Seize the day!~
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Stormwatcher
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Stormwatcher
Martial Artist
Joined: Feb 4 2015, 04:03 AM

Jul 9 2017, 07:19 PM #108

1. What is your name?

Online I generally go by Stormwatcher, Storm, or SW. Though there are some who call me... Stormie.

2. Where are you located?

East Coast, way too close to D.C. : P

3. How old are you?

The calendar says I just turned 46. I can't say I agree.

4. Who is your favorite Ronin/Trooper and why?

I started by liking Ryo the best, because (long) black hair and blue eyes= yes, (and also, voice) but over time I became fond of Cye, and Kento, and Rowen, and eventually Sage.

5. Who is your favorite secondary character (Kayura, Warlords, Mia etc) and why?

Byakuen. Because he's a beautiful brave smart tiger. I have a bit of a thing for the big cats. :) My favorite Warlord is Dais/Rajura, because his Illusion has so much potential. Also he showed the most personality after Kayura took center stage.

6. What was your first experience with Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troopers? Tell us about it.

Lessee...I have a long history of getting interested in and then getting distracted away from these guys. It started back before Toonami... my real favorite, Tcats, suddenly went off the air, and I was looking for something else to watch that was at least similarly interesting. Found 'Ronin Warriors' on the Sci-fi listing and decided to see what they were about. I came in at ep two and was a bit taken aback to see the five get hung up above the streets like so much laundry. I also managed to get Cye and Rowen confused; for quite a while I thought Ryo rescued Rowen from under the whirlpool in ep 6. But I decided it wasn't enough like what I was looking for; it was too dark- literally, the colors were very dark- and the boys just YELLED TOO MUCH.

When I didn't find anything better, I came back in time to see the Sarenbou episodes, and got intrigued enough to browse the web for more info. I added a mini-page to my main site, then got distracted again by other stuff. ...Oh. Actually, yeah, that was when I got the porn virus. I was doing a links-check of the Ronin sites I'd listed (most of which had gone dead) and bango, big virus. Turned me off the fandom for a while.

I finally decided to do a revival, some years later, when I was doing another routine links-check and ran into an old friend's cross-link that mentioned them.

7. Do you have a Ronin/Trooper related website?

Well, I did, until 000 decided to pull their little antic. I'm reassembling at x10, but it's taking a while.

8. Do you have any other sites you want to mention?

Regretfully, no, for similar reasons.

9. Do you collect any of the merchandise? If so, what?

The DVDs of course. Most of the artbooks, some of the posters and pencil-boards, and as many of the music cds as was feasible- ie, not horrifyingly expensive. Also the Other Half has been providing me with the Armor Plus figurines; except Sage, who is way expensive for some odd reason, and except Mr Black Inferno, who I do NOT LIKE.

10. What other anime/manga are you into?

I kinda poked the St Seiya/Zodiac Knights for a little while, but the cast of thousands put me off. Also the dumbing-down is just silly.

11. Any non-anime/manga related loves or hobbies?

I like to read and occasionally write for pretty much any sci fi or fantasy thing that grabs my attention. I don't draw, though; my eye-hand coordination is not that good, and I have no spatial recognition to speak of.

12. Any other comments?

I can't believe I didn't do this earlier...
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amisam
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amisam
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Joined: Jul 13 2006, 02:41 AM

Jul 12 2017, 06:13 AM #109

Ah I just remember I also have Trading cards, that I bought in Canada. Most of them are from the OVA Gaiden.
~Seize the day!~
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TheDawnKing
Civilian
TheDawnKing
Civilian
Joined: Sep 10 2017, 02:33 AM

Sep 10 2017, 03:18 AM #110

1. What is your name?

Apart from my user name I generally just refer to myself as 'J'.

2. Where are you located?

Missouri, USA

3. How old are you?

I fall into the category of 'Raichu' or 26 years old. Using the Pokedex # makes me feel a little better about being nearly middle-aged.

4. Who is your favorite Ronin/Trooper and why?

My favorite Trooper has always been Ryo. Ryo is socially awkward at times and obviously loves animals. These are two things I can connect with. I also adore his singing voice. I am partial to his dubbed voice for one reason: Matt Hill was also Kero and the only good thing I took from the Cardcaptor Sakura dub.

5. Who is your favorite secondary character (Kayura, Warlords, Mia etc) and why?

It's always hard to pick favorites after your number one character, particularly when you love most of the characters. Though for the sake of this question: Shutendouji/Anubis. I have always loved the arc we get for him transitioning from villain to replacement for Kaos/Ancient One. That and I am a sucker for long haired characters.

6. What was your first experience with Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troopers? Tell us about it.

This is probably my favorite story about how I discovered an anime. It was back when the series first came to the Toonami Midnight Run. I couldn't sleep and was feeling sick. My mom let me stay up to watch it because I really wanted to see it after the epic preview. I was thrilled with it. I spent the time after retelling the first episode's story to her as a bedtime story before I fell asleep. This anime has come back to aid me through bad times ever since. It is one of four anime that have never strayed out of my life longer than a week

7. Do you have a Ronin/Trooper related website?

Nope.

8. Do you have any other sites you want to mention?

I don't have any sites. Partially because I'm not good at managing things so I know I'd forget about it.

9. Do you collect any of the merchandise? If so, what?

I have a tiny collection right now that consists of the Discotek release of the OVAs, two of the Japanese art books: Gaiden and Perfection as well as the album Best Friends. I hope to expand it someday.

10. What other anime/manga are you into?

If we are talking about 'obsessed with' then the list is so much shorter. I am a huge fan of Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronice, xxxHolic, Inuyasha and Rurouni Kenshin. Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the three anime that shaped how I judge my manga/anime and never really leaves me. I even have an AU where Shu is distantly related to Syaoran.

11. Any non-anime/manga related loves or hobbies?

Certain video games and movie franchises. I adore Tales of Xillia, Tales of the Abyss, Final Fantasy (only certain titles though: XII is my precious first pic), Kingdom Hearts and ...my ungodly Pokemon obsession.

Hobbies though is mostly Arts & Crafts involving fandoms, dinosaurs (Jurassic Park versions mostly) and original characters. Just started learning to sew.

12. Any other comments?

My only other comment is that I think YST deserves it's version of the Brotherhood treatment. Updated wardrobe, dialogue and the style used in Kikoutei Densetsu.
"Sou En Zan!
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TemplumSanctus
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Joined: Apr 30 2006, 03:36 AM

Dec 11 2017, 06:57 AM #111

hey long time no see everyone 8D i can't believe people are still posting here!
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Raiden
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Raiden
White Belt
Joined: Oct 25 2006, 05:28 PM

Dec 12 2017, 05:01 AM #112

Hah. Maybe we should really have an updated questionnaire or something. Even I'm still around after 11 years, with some changed favorites and better grasp of English. Woop?
"I'm pleased to meet you, Professor Balderdash. My name's Itagne. It was good of you to introduce yourself. Thanks awfully, old boy." -The Hidden City (David Eddings)

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TemplumSanctus
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Joined: Apr 30 2006, 03:36 AM

Dec 13 2017, 05:43 AM #113

Raiden wrote: Hah. Maybe we should really have an updated questionnaire or something. Even I'm still around after 11 years, with some changed favorites and better grasp of English. Woop?
yeah i was thinking i should redo my questionnaire xD a lot can change in 11 1/2 years!
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