Some random Anime questions found on yahoo answers…

Someone asked 20 random questions about anime and since I don’t have a yahoo account, I thought about answering them here.

1. How often do you watch anime?
A few times a week.

2. Do you watch anime online or do you buy it?
I usually watch it online, all my spare money goes into manga.

3. In your opinion, what is the best genre?
I’ve lately become quite attached to Slice of Life.

4. Have you ever finished an anime in 24 hours?
Of course, there are plenty of short anime you can easily watch in one sitting and I’m not talking about movies here.

5. What was your first anime?
Probably something like Heidi, but the first anime I watched as an anime was Sailor Moon.

6. What is your favorite anime? You can add more than one.
Katanagatari, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Baccano

7. If you could choose any characters to come to life, who would they be?
Someone as normal as possible.

8. What do you think is the most well known/popular anime?
One Piece

9. Who is the most kick-butt female character?
Izumi Curtis from Fullmetal Alchemist or Revy from Black Lagoon

10. If you could be in any anime show, what show would you be a character in?
Ouran High School Host Club

11. Most overrated anime and/or manga in your opinion?
Toriko and Dengeki Daisy

12. What is your favorite anime opening + animation?
Umineko no Naku Koro Ni… so awesome.

13. What anime character is most similar to you in terms of personality?
Haven’t found one yet.

14 What is your least favorite thing about anime?

15. What is your favorite thing about anime?

16. What anime would make a good game?
Conan could be turned into something like Prof. Layton?

17. What anime was the biggest let down for you?
Kizuna, probably, but Haruka was pretty bad, too.

18. Are you open about watching anime with people you know?
uhm… yeah, why not?

19. Do you think you’ll ever stop watching anime?
Maybe, I don’t know.

20. What is you favorite anime animal?
This is about pets or mascots, isn’t it? I… can’t choose. xD


Olympic Special: London 2012 – Day 7

Again, I’m sorry, it’s 1:51am here right now and after finishing the following text, I’m so beaten, I too tired to proofread. Sorry… D:

First day of athletics! Yay! Finally, I’ve been waiting for this. You see, back in school, I’ve always been very good at athletics and a teacher of mine wanted me to try out indoor pentathlon and until this day, I actually regret my decision I’ve made back then when I didn’t want to wait for their training to begin after school and went home, deciting against the indoor pentathlon. It’s not olympic or anything, but… it has always been a question of mine: what would have happend if…?

And as for the athletic events, there was something pretty uncomfortable for two german long jump athletes, because one kicked the other out of the final. They both jumped 7,92m, but one of them only managed to jump this in his third try. Guess who was allowed to go into the final.
One of our three heptathlon athletes managed to place 8th after 4 out of 7 events, but she still has a good chance to grab bronze, because her strong events have yet to come. Still, she pretty much fought at the border of her personal best the entire day, she can be proud of herself, whatever happens tomorrow. Jessica Ennis from Great Britain wilol most likely win though. She ran the fastest time on the 100m and the 200m that an any heptathlon athlete has even run. Austra Skujytė from Lithuania on the other hand was able to set a new heptathlon record in high jump and shot put. These’re some seriously strong opponents.

Talking about medals, the US managed to claim more gold than China after day 7. They have 21 gold medals now and China has 20. Germany has 20… in total now. At least we got 20 until now, I was afraid we might not even manage that, I honestly don’t know how much there’s left for us to get. The host, Great Britain currently ranked 4rth with 8 gold medals. South Korea has one more, they have 9. Think about this for a second: second place has 20 gold medals and third place has 9. Make your own decision on this, without thinking of the countries at the top.

A medal is something Roger Federer will also claim for Switzerland, the only question is: gold or silver? After a long and exiting match, he managed to win against Juan Martin del Potro and will now fight for gold, likely to be the first medal for Switzerland in London, let’s hope it’ll be gold.
No chance of gold for two athletes, one from Russia, the other from Morocco, will not participate in the olympics, because they’ve arouse suspicion of doping. Always sad to hear, let’s hope we won’t have anymore news like these.

Before we go to the medalists, I would like to add that our dressage team is curently ranked 2nd behind Great Britan. The first three are very close to each other, everything can happen, so we’ll have a really exiting day next monday when the decisions in dressage will be made. Unlike 2008, we have a pretty inexperienced team on the international stage this year and Totilas can’t participate, because his rider got ill, this is a huge disadvantage. Although Germany has won gold olympic after olympic in the dressage team event, considering our olympic newcomers, any medal would be an amazing result and they’re seriously fighting for gold… girls, you’re doing so good, keep on going, you can do it.

The first medals of the day, of course once again, were given out in the rowing events and although Germany did not win that much today, I have th honor of anouncing a german gold run in the men’s quadruple sculls competition. They absolutely convinced everyone of their class with a clear start-to-finsh race, winning before Croatia and Australia. And this also should be mentioned: very sportsmenlike and fair winners and loosers this day.
And no more german rowing medals, instead New Zealand won the men’s coxless pair. France managed to claim silver and Great Britain bronze.
In the women’s double sculls event, it seemed to be a lot brighter, especially the medal, because it was gold for Britain. Australia managed silver and Poland goit themselves a nice bronze medal.
The last rowing competition of the day was the men’s single sculls event won by Mahé Drysdale from New Zealand, their second gold of the day. Ondřej Synek from the Czech Republik came in second, before Alan Campbell who won Great Britains second bronze this day.

I’m already tired and someone is texting me endlessly in skype. I should turn it off, or I’ll never finish. Nevertheless, shooting! In the men’s 50 metre rifle prone, Germany made it to the final, but only placed 5th in the end. Sergei Martynov from Belarus was the best this day. Second best was Lionel Cox from Belgium, a neighbor of ours. Bronze went to 49 year old Rajmond Debevec from Slovenia.
The men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event saw a winner from Cuba: Leuris Pupo won the second gold for his country in London. Vijay Kumar from India came in second and third place went to Ding Feng from China.

The badminton mixed double event had a chinese/chinese final, so obviously gold and silver went to China. The bronze medalists came from Europe though, claiming the medal for Denmark, their thrid medal this olympics by the way. This was the first out of five Badminton decisions, two will follw tomorrow and two on Sunday.

Also only one decision was made in gymnastics, this time it was the men’s trampoline event and Russia once again has to give gold to someone else, “only” winning the silver medal with their athlete Dmitry Ushakov. Gold went to a chinese man with quite the funny name, it’s Dong Dong and he was able to celebrate with his fellow landsman Lu Chunlong who won the bronze medal.

In weightlifing the women’s 75kg event was won by Svetlana Podobedova from Kazachstan and this country now has 4 medals, 4 gold medals to be exact, 3 of those come from weightlifting events. Second place Natalya Zabolotnaya comes from Russia and Iryna Kulesha from Belarus.
As for the men, we had the 85kg event won by polish athlete Adrian Zieliński. Second place went, once again, to Russia with Apti Aukhadov. Kianoush Rostami from Iran won the first medal for his country in London, it was bronze.

The last archery event of the olympics 2012 was the men’s individual event and it was a good event for South Korea, winning yet another gold medal thanks to their athlete Oh Jin-Hyek, who has bad eyesight by the way. He won the final match against Takaharu Furukawa from Japan. Bronze went to yet another chinese athlete, Dai Xiaoxiang. This completes the Archery events with South Korea at it’s top, winning 3 out of 4 events. Congratulations.

Judo also had it’s final events today in the heavyweight class today. Let’s take a look at the women fist, because there we had the first female olympic athlete from Saudi Arabia competing at the games in history, Wodjan Shaherkani, who nearly wasn’t allowed to fight, because her father wanted her to wear a head cloth of some kind, in the end she wore something that looked like a bathing cap. Did she win? No, she lost her first match after 82 seconds, but that was to be expected, she’s not even a black belt and was only able to get into the olympics through an invitation. Still, a great day for women’s sport. The winners was Idalys Ortíz from Cuba who won her final against Mika Sugimoto from Japan thanks to judge decision. The bronze medals went to Karina Bryant representing Great Britain and Tong Wen from China.
In the men’s heavyweight event it was french Judoka and world champion Teddy Riner claiming gold with his victory over Aleksandr Mikhailine from Russia. Bronze was won by Rafael Silva from Brazil and Andreas Tölzer from Germany, winning Germany’s 4rth Judo-medal in London. With this Germany is the european country with the second most Judo-medals, but overall we’re ranked 11th in Judo, because we have no gold. First place is Russia with 3 gold medals and 5 in total. France and Japan both have 7 Judo-medals in total, the most in this olympics.

Next up is the men’s cycling team pursuit won by Great Britain with a new World Record while they were at it. They actually rewrote the Word Record twice, first in the qualification round, then later in the finals a second time. They naturally won clearly against Australia. New Zealand won the reace against Russia and bronze.
Fear not, I have more british gold with the name of Victoria Pendleton who won the women’s Keirin event. Silver went to Shuang Guo from China and bronze to Wai Sze Lee from Hong Kong.

Back to fencing, after today, we still have 2 more decisions left, one will be tomorrow and the other Sunday. In the men’s team sabre event today we have another South Korean victory. Silver went to Romania and bronze to Italy.

I will not close my report with swimming, I’ll have the athletics decisions last. As for today’s 4 gold medals, 3 of them went to the US, still absolutely domintating the swimming events with big names. One of these names is Missy Franklin, I still can’t believe this is her given name, but that’s not the point, she won her thrid gold in the women’s 200m backstroke event. The men’s 100m butterfly event was won by none other than Michael Phelps, doing his best to make his already legendary achievements even more untouchable for future athletes. And last the women’s 800m freestlye was won by 15-year old Katie Ledecky with a new American Record. The second 15-year old girl winning gold in swimming at the olympics 2012. Unbelievable. Her follow up was Mireia Belmonte García from Spain and thid place went to Rebecca Adlington representing Britain.
Let’s not forget about the others: the silver medal in the women’s 200m backstroke was given to Anastasia Zueva from Russia and third to Elizabeth Beisel, also from the US. In the men’s 100m butterfly event it was Chad le Clos from South Africa who placed second, together with Yevgeny Korotyshkin from Russia. There was no bronze, if there are two silver medalists, nop bronze is given out. What if we have two gold and two silver athletes? Well… no idea.
The last swimming decision in the men’s 5ßm freestlye event was won by french swimmer Florent Manaudou. Second was Cullen Jones from the US and third was César Cielo from Brazil.

Now, all what’s left are the athletics, where we have our first two decisions. The men’s shot put event was won by polish athlete Tomasz Majewski, who was able to … ehm…push (?) 3cm further than german athlete and world champion David Storl, who was leading until the last round. Very unfortunate, but I thought it was pretty cool of Majewski when he told Storl after his win, that in 4 years Storl will be the winner, note that he’s only 22 years old and the youngest european champion as well as the youngest world champion as well. I hope he’ll continue doing great.
The second gold went to Tirunesh Dibaba from Ethiopia, who was able to repeat her victory in the women’s 10000m event from 2008. Sally Kipyego came in second and Vivian Cheruiyot thrid, they’re both from Kenya.

Olympic Special: London 2012 – Day 6

I was too tired yesterday night to write my little report, so I’ll do it today while the first matches of the 7th day are already starting. So let’s just get into it, but before I would like to add that both America and China have 18 gold medals so far at the end of the 6th day, that’s 1 gold medal more than Germany has in total so far. Im case of America most gold was earned by fast swimmers, earning the US 11 gold medals in the Aquatic Centre in London.

The first decision of the day was in rowing. New Zealand won the men’s double sculls competition before Italy and Slovenia. In the men’s lightweight coxless four we had some south african athletes winning gold and the british were able to claim silver right before Denmark who placed third. The final rowing desiciton of the day was the women’s eight competition won by the US, followed by their neighbors Canada and our neighbors the Netherlands.

In shooting we had one decision yesterday and that was the Men’s Double Trap, won by Peter Wilson from Britain, followed by swedish athlete Håkan Dahlby. The bronze shoot-off was decited between Russia and Kuwai. It was Vasily Mosin from Russia who won.

At least one more gold was given out in canoeing than it was in shooting, so we had two decisions that day with more tahn two winners, because we had the men’s C-2 slalom event with Timothy Baillie and Etienne Stott from Britain at the top, closely followed by fellow landsmen David Florence and Richard Hounslow. At least they left the bronze medal foir someone else, won by Pavol Hochschorner and Peter Hochschorner from Slovakia.
In the women’s K-1 slalom event we had a french winner, Émilie Fer was the fastest one yesterday. Second place was Jessica Fox from Australia and Maialen Chourraut from Spain came in third.

Table tennis. Sometimes I’m just overly happy when I’m wrong. Of course first and second place were both reserved for China, but Dimitrij Ovtcharov won Germany’s second medal in a men’s table tennis event at Olympia. It was a very exiting match that he won 4:2 and got standing ovations from the crowd afterwards. I have to admit, I don’t care that it’s bronze, it’s a medal and it’s even more amazing, because this sport is dominated by Asia so much. Huge congratulations to Dimitrij Ovtcharov. Of course the chinese athletes also deserve their respect. World champion Zhang Jike got the gold medal and his fellow landsman Wang Hao lost the final winning silver.

The second to last archery gold was given to Ki Bo-Bae from South Korea for winning the women’s individual event. Aída Román from Mexico won silver and her team-colleague Mariana Avitia got herself the bronze medal.

Let’s continue in Judo. German fans were disappointed that Dimitri Peters was not able to make it to the finals of the hald-heavyweight event. Before the eyes of Vladimir Putin, Peters russian opponent and future olympic gold medal winner Tagir Khaibulaev advanced to the finals by the decision of the judges after none of them was able to score. As far as I saw it was a close decision and in honor of his great athlete, the german trainer carried his bronze-medal winner on his shoulders right after his last match. Silver went to Tuvshinbayar Naidan from Mongolia and the other bronze was won by dutch Judoka Henk Grol.
As for the ladies, Kayla Harrison from the US won the women’s half-heavyweight event, defeating Gemma Gibbons from Great Britain in the final. French Judoka Audrey Tcheuméo was able to win bronze, as well as Mayra Aguiar from Brazil.

In gyamastics America won their next gold in the women’s artistic individual all-around competition. 16-year-old Gabrielle Douglas place first before Viktoria Komova, whon won the silver medal and Aliya Mustafina who won bronze, both from Russia.

Now, we still have two cycling events left. Yesterday we had the first track cycling decisions and in the men’s team sprint, it was none other than Great Britain winning gold, beating France in the final race. Before that, Germany was able to win another bronze medal.
As for the women’s team sprint, this was actually a very strange competition. At first, the final should have been between China and Great Britain, but the host was relegated for an early exchange, leaving the final race to China and Germany. In this final, China was slightly faster than Germany, winning gold… or was it? After some time, german and chinese athletes were told that China also was relegated for an early exchange, winning silver in the end and gold went to Germany. Well, I guess you can also win when your opponents crush themselves.

In fencing the team foil gold medal went to Italy, who’s doing absolutely amazing in the fencing events. Silver was earned by Russia and bronze by South Korea.

Now, the last medals are once again the swimming medals with Amercia winning 3 out of 4 events. First Rebecca Soni won the women’s 200m breaststroke event with a new World Record, followed by japanese swimmer Satomi Suzuki who placed second and swam a new Asian Record and Yuliya Yefimova from Russia who swan a new European Record.
The men’s 200m backstroke event was won by Tyler Clary with a new Olympic Record for America. Yet another japanese athlete placed second, it was Ryosuke Irie who was still a bit faster than Ryan Lochte also from the United States.
As for the men’s 200m I.M. event, it was american super-legend Michael Phelps winning his second gold in London. Ryan Lochte came in second and László Cseh from Hungary was thrid.
The last medal of the day went to Ranomi Kromowidjojo from the Netherlands who swam a new Olympic Reord. Silver was earned by Aliaksandra Herasimenia from Belarus and bronze by Tang Yi from China.

And that’s it. I’m back off too watch some more olympics and hopefully I’ll come back with some new stories. See you then.

Olympic Special: London 2012 – Day 5

I missed so much! Damn you work, damn you and I’ll have to work again tomorrow. Such misfortune… but the day started good. For the Britons, because they finally got their first gold and the second one as well. Congratulations.

Also congratulations to our Beachvolleyball-sunshineboys, who won their match against Switzerland and advance to the knock-out rounds as the best of their group. In field hockey our men’s team won their second match against Soth Korea. Our last remaining Badminton Player had a pretty dark day, because he failed to reach the quarterfinals. Well, we’re not really that great in Badminton, so he did pretty well. Even worse must have been this day for usbek gymnast Luisa Galiulina, she apparently doped and was disqualified from the olympics.

We have so many gold-winners today, let’s jump into it: the first medal of the day was given to the british Coxless pair athletes Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, winning Great Britains first gold medal in London. The crowd was going crazy over these girls and they totally deserved it. The german boat came in last, but we never expected a medal from them. They did great. Australia did a lot better, because they came in second, just 0,20 seconds faster than New Zealand.
The next rowing final was the women’s Quadruple sculls event won by Ukraine. The german athletes tried their best at the end to attack the leading boat, but weren’t able to catch it. A good second place for Germany and bronze went to America. Well done, but of course there is still one decision missing, the one we all wanted to see: the men’s eight. The german flagship, unbeaten during the last 4 years and the favorits to win. Did they win? Yes, of course they did, they had to. This was the one medal we really had to win. This gold just had to be, it was an all-or-nothing-race, second place would have been a huge disappointment and what a race, it was so exciting, totally worth an olympic final, I tell you. The Britons were slightly leading at one point, but Germany came back and eventually won the race. The Britons sadly only managed thrid place and to everyone’s surprise Canada snatched away the silver medal. They all said: if someone is going to be dangerous, it’s going to be the United States, but they ended up 4rth place.

And more racing, but this time agasinst the clock and on a bike. We had the men’s and women’s time trials today in cycling. The women went first and US athlete Kristin Armstrong managed to win gold again, after she already stood on top 2008. Second place was Judith Arndt winning Germany’s next silver medal and I was so surprised. From the media I’ve heared that she’s actually pretty good and a medal was not that unlikely, but in my head cycling and Germany don’t match anymore. I really don’t know that muhc about cycling, well aside from riding my own bike, that is. Olga Zabelinskaya from Russia place thrid only slightly slower than Arndt.
As for the men, of couse there’s only one possible winner, the one who recently won the Tour de France. Naturally it was Bradley Wiggins, earning Britains second gold. Silver went, once again, to Germany and it’s needless to say that I was surprised by this as well. Tony Martin sure must have felt like a sandwitch, because he was surrounded by Britons: thrid place went to british athlete Chris Froome.

The next event on my list is the men’s synchronized 3m springboard diving event. After this event China now has half of the possible diving gold medals, meaning 4 wins in 4 comnpetitions. They might actually really win all the diving medals. You can still place your bets, they’re very strong. Second place went to Russia and thid to the United States. Sadly I wan’t able to watch this event from start to finish.

Next up is also in the water, because there we have the men’s K1 slalom canoeing event, won by Daniele Molmenti from Italy. During the civtory ceremony the one standing to his right was Vavřinec Hradílek from the Czech REpublic, who was only slightly faster, meaning 0,14 seconds, faster than thrid place Hannes Aigner for Germany. I’m really starting to like the canoeing events, it’s amazing to see those men and women fight their way through the water. I’ve never seen a canoeing event before this olympics and I really like it.

Next up is the women’s 69kg event in weightlifting, won by yet another north korean athlete. Seriously, what do those north korean athletes do to dominate their events so much? Jong Sim Rim won the thrid gold medal for her country, followed by Roxana Cocoș from Romania and Maryna Shkermankova from Belarus.
Later this day we had the men’s 77kg weightlifting event won by Lu Xiaojun from China, who must have known second place Lu Haojie, because that man is chinese as well. Bronze went to Iván Cambar from Cuba. Just to let you know, so far we have 4 chinese gold medals in weightlifting and 6 chinese medals in total. Second best country in weightlifting so far is North Korea with 3 gold medals and 4 in total. China and North Korea are currently dominating the weightlifting events. At the olympics in Beijing 2008, China won 8 gold medals in weightlifting with a total of 9 medals and North Korea won gold and bronze once. I won’t commentate this any further.

The shooting event today was the women’s 25m pistol event with a winner from South Korea: Kim Jang-Mi got herself a gold medal, slightly better than Chen Ying from China and the bronze winner Olena Kostevych from Ukraine. I didn’t watch any of it, I think there was something wrong with a pistol one athlete had and it destroyed her hope to reach the top ranks, or something like this. My father told be a bit about it. I wish I would have been able to see it for myself.

Today we had the first table tennis decision and, no surprise, China dominated the women’s single event, winning both first (Li Xiaoxia) and second (Ding Ning) place, leaving bronze for Feng Tianwei from Indonesia. I can already see the result of the men’s single event tomorrow: China, China, Taiwan. Germany 4rth place. By the way, the women’s 4rth place was Feng Tianwei from Singapore, so I guess we can be pretty proud to have the only non-asian (european) athlete in the semi-finals of a table tennis singe event. No, I’m not optimistic at all, I think I’m pretty realistic here.

Unrealistic was the second place in the women’s middleweight event in Judo, because it was german Judoka Kerstin Thiele who won herself all the way through the tournament only to be beaten by gold medal winner, european champion and world champion Lucie Decosse from France. Nevertheless Thiele can be very proud of herself, because most thought she wouldn’t survive the first round. Reaching the final seemed unthinkable before, but she somehow made it, that’s so awesome.
As for the men’s middleweight event, it was Song Dae-Nam from South Korea standing at the top, winning the final match against Asley Gonzalez from Cuba.

The men’s gymnastic individual all-around also had a surprise second place, who fought his way back up from last place to second place, but favorite Kōhei Uchimura was the unbeateable man this day, winning gold. The surprise second place came with Marcel Nguyen from Germany, who only placed 7th during the qualifications, 4 places lower than his team-colleague Fabian Hambüchen, who qualified with the 3rd best score and was obviously the favorite to win something from a german point of view. He had an incredibly bad day, came in 15th in the final and Nguyen had the day of his life. Danell Leyva from the US ranked 3rd, winning bronze.

In Fencing there were two decisions. The men’s individual épée event won by Rubén Limardo from Venezuela followed by Bartosz Piasecki from Norway and Jung Jin-Sun from South Korea. As for the women’s individual sabre event, we had Kim Ji-Yeon from South Korea standing at the top winning over Sofya Velikaya from Russia in the final. Third pace was earned by Olha Kharlan from Ukraine.

I’m so tired and I still have the swimming decisions to go… Let’s go. The first medal for swimmers of the day, was earned by Dániel Gyurta from Hungary who also broke the World Record while doing so. Briton Michael Jamieson swam a new National Record in the men’s 200m breaststroke event, but was still slower than Gyurta by 0,15 seconds. The third fastest in this event was japanese athlete Ryo Tateishi.
Jiao Liuyang from China won the women’s 200m butterfly event with a new olympic record. No american athlete in the top 3 this time with second fastest swimmer Mireia Belmonte García from Spain and Natsumi Hoshi from Japan who came in thrid.
The lack of US athletes in the previous two events can be overlooked, as another US boy won the men’s 100m freestyle event: Nathan Adrian was faster than James Magnussen from Australia and Brent Hayden from Canada.
The women’s 4x200m freestlye event was also won by America, followed by Australia and France. And Germany? Nnope, still doing very poorly, even olympic gold medal winnner of 2008, Britta Steffen, failed to reach the finals of her favorite event: women’s 100m freestyle. My guess? No swimming medals for Germany this time. Our men’s 4x200m freestyle result was probably the closest to a medal we can manage.

And now let’s take a look at tomorrow and the events with medals: Women’s team (archery), Men’s C-2 and Women’s K-1 (canoeing), Men’s team sprint and Women’s team sprint (cycling), Women’s team foil (fencing), Women’s individual all-around (gymnastics), Man’s and Women’s half-heavyweight (Judo), Men’s double sculls and Men’s lightweight four and women’s eight (rowing), Men’s double trap (shooting), Women’s 200m breaststroke and Men’s 200m backstroke and Men’s 200m I.M. and Women’s 100m freestyle (swimming), Men’s singles (table tennis)
This is a total of 18 decisions, we had 2 more today, but that’s still a lot. We’ll see the first Athletics decisions Friday, by the way.

I’m too tired for proofreading, so please bear with it until I’ve slept a bit.