Greetings and salutations! Welcome to The Otaku Judge, a blog focusing mainly on reviews of anime, video games and manga. This isn’t my first foray as a geek critic, as I have previously dabbled with retro gaming reviews on a now defunct Youtube channel under the alias Dentolux. Given how I am one of the quietest chaps you’ll ever meet, speaking into a mike was never my thing so I have since turned by attention toward written reviews. These days you can find me penning articles on the consumer review site Dooyoo who, in exchange for submitting my opinion on products, graciously reward me with Amazon vouchers that I use to fund my nerdy hobbies.
Although Dooyoo is a great site for aspiring writers wishing to make some scratch out of something they love, its community of video gamers and animation fans is miniscule. With that in mind I finally decided to start publishing my work on a mainstream blog as I feel it would provide me with a better platform for finding similarly minded people. Anyone wishing to discuss anime or games with yours truly feel free to drop me a line. Constructive feedback on my reviews is always welcome.
For anyone interested in my background, my passion for anime can be traced back to my youth when my parents would rent out VHS tapes of mech shows like Voltron for me to watch. I was also fortunate to grow up at a time when my local TV station aired the first season of Robotech. Although the butchered version of Macross wasn’t a hit with my schoolyard chums I couldn’t help but admire how mature its soap opera like tale was in comparison episodic cartoons like He-Man or GI Joe. During my late teens my love of anime was reawakened in part thanks to Toonami’s broadcasts of Dragonball Z and the Sci-Fi channel’s late screenings of Akira and Dominion Tank Police. Once I secured a job I decided to build up an anime DVD collection, which has since grown to a size my modest home, can barely accommodate.
I’ve always been fascinated with video games, ever since I held an Atari 2600 joystick. The first home computer I ever owned was an Amstrad CPC, back in the days when games were stored on cassette tapes. Without a doubt my favorite games of the time were the Dizzy games, which starred a summersaulting Egg who wears boxing gloves. During the sixteen-bit era I was a Megadrive owner although I also had access to the Super Nintendo’s library of classic games thanks to a video game loving uncle. Moving ahead to the current generation, I guess I could be described as a Sony fan boy, given how I have owned all of the Playstations they have put out. I have nothing against Nintendo or Microsoft, but I just find that Sony’s systems tend to have the best selection of JRPGs, which I have loved ever since discovering Final Fantasy 9.
Favorite animes: Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Code Geass, Death Note
Favorite mangas: Gunslinger Girl, Gunsmith Cats
Favorite games: Persona 4 Golden, Disgaea, Fire Emblem