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Anime Blogger Interrogation Game

Like an STD in an after-hours party for the anti-contraceptive brigade, the Anime Blogger Interrogation Game has been spreading across the aniblogosphere. I would ignore, but the rules say that anyone who has been tagged is ‘obliged’ to respond. I’m not sure what would happen if I refused to answer. Probably the person who tagged me would come over to my house, beat me up and take my Drossel figurine. In lieu of wanting to protect my waifu from his dirty hands, here’s my answers to his questions.

  • Each person is supposed to follow the rule of fives.You are allowed to ask 5 questions, after which you can tag up to 5 bloggers by hyper-linking to their blog; 5 questions because it’s not too many to flood another blogger and occupy too much of his/her time, but yet a large enough number to ask your most important questions, and 5 bloggers to avoid spamming. Hence, prioritize your questions, and who you wish to ask!
  • Those tagged are obliged to answer the questions in a blog post, and after which, they are entitled to create their own 5 questions and tag 5 other bloggers, so on and so fourth. You should answer your own 5 questions as well. You are allowed to tag the person that tagged you in the first place. Also, copy and paste this section on your blog so others can understand how the game goes.
  • In the case where a blogger strongly refuses to answer a question, he/she must instead post a nice anime image, wallpaper or cosplay picture, et cetera in response to that question.
  • To make things interesting, a blogger can include wildcards in his/her 5 questions by placing an asterisk, (*), after which those tagged are obliged to reveal something interesting about themselves that others did not previously know. There is no limit to the number of asterisks one can place (which means there can be up to 5 wildcard questions).
  • Anyone can feel free to start the game; you don’t necessarily need someone to tag you. Just create your 5 questions and tag your 5 people of choice. However, the catch is that you must answer your own 5 questions as well.
  • To potentially prevent an endless game, this round of games will end on the 8th September 2012, 12pm JST (GMT +9). After which, no more bloggers can tag others to answer their questions.

1. What inspired you to start blogging about anime? 

Crushing loneliness and an insatiable ego. You see, in school I was never one of the nerdy loser kids. I was the kid who beat up the nerdy loser kids and stole their robot princess figurines. Teenage years were spent loitering outside small stores, throwing rocks at cars and debating what the best method of getting our hands on alcohol would be. Around about the age of 16 though, my inner nerd sprouted like a beautiful mouth-breathing flower and suddenly I wasn’t into hanging around with the Cool Kids anymore. Unfortunately I couldn’t hang around with the nerdy kids either, because they still resented me for putting thumb tacks on their chairs on the first day of Big School. So I turned to the internet in a desperate attempt to share my newly found nerdy hobby. And by share I mean “you be quiet while I talk”, because that’s just how big my ego is.

2. What’s one anime that you’ve always wanted to watch, but you haven’t had the chance?

“Wolf’s Rain” would be my answer if this question was phrased differently. However it’s not like I haven’t had a chance to watch Wolf’s Rain. I just watched other anime instead. My real answer for an anime I’ve desperately wanted to watch but a lack of proper English subtitles have left me begging is Musashi Gundoh. One day some brave soul will sit through the entire 26 episodes and translate them. To that future fansubber, I applaud your diligence and extraordinary work ethic and I hope you enjoyed the oral sex I just performed on you.

3. Name one anime song that you secretly love, but it’s super embarrassing.

I would say everything by Round Table, but amongst anime fans, not liking Round Table would be the embarrassing admission. A song I am genuinely embarrassed about liking is the second Death Note OP. The first one is some incredibly boring generic j-rock, so for the second opening they decided to try make something a bit more…well, a bit more. Its mad visuals and a song that sounds like a man choking himself while having a seizure on a drum kit makes me think the creators were in on the joke. It’s exactly the kind of music Detroit Metal City mercilessly mocked, so I’m a bit embarrassed that listening to the Death Note OP makes me jump up and down in my room like a lunatic.

4. What was the best season of anime that you ever experienced?

Spring 2010 probably. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood finale and the second half of Durarara aired. Then packed in with those two were Arakawa Under the Bridge, Tatami Galaxy, Angel Beats, House of Five Leaves, Giant Killing and Rainbow. I remember having a huge amount of fun that season.

5. What do your friends and family think about your hobby?

Family are cool with it and lol friends.

 A+ if you get the reference.

Now my questions:


I would answer myself, but we here at The Cart Driver have been trying to answer that repeatedly this season to no avail.

The bloggers I’m pinging for this are Mike Toole of Anime News Network, Ben ‘Yahtzee’ Croshaw of The Escapist, Randall Munroe of xkcd, Ryan Giggs of Manchester United, and Donald Trump of Trump Enterprises. Hey, show me in the rules where it says they have to be anime bloggers.

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  1. Posted August 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    I don’t get the reference, but is that a monster girl? Have you finally decided to join with us?

  2. Posted August 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Donald Trump’s toupee is IMOUTO.

  3. Posted August 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Eh, while I’d love to get free exposure and cast my net so I can catch more minnows in my lobster trap of a blog, this seems like it would be more of a bother than a boon.

    That being said, IMOUTO is going to be one of those Inception things. We are going to have to dig deeper, especially if we find out that IMOUTO has an IMOUTO. (Yo, dawg. I heard you like imoutos, so we made a sequel to OreImo that has Kirino playing an OreImo game!)

  4. Madu_Scientisto
    Posted August 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    I like your choice of questions, Scamp.

  5. Posted August 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    I’m not having better luck with finding out who is IMOUTO on my end either. There are just too many factors to consider and about half of them are red herrings. Sherlock himself would have a hard time solving this case.

  6. Moomba
    Posted August 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I would pay to watch Ryan Giggs attempt to puzzle it out. Who knows, maybe he’s already read the light novel!

    • Scamp
      Posted August 19, 2012 at 9:11 am | Permalink

      He hasn’t read it, but he did have a press conference saying Gareth Bale promised to lend him next time they meet

  7. Gunslinger
    Posted August 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Maybe munroe will answer that question in his what-if section.

  8. Posted August 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Ryan Giggs knows who imouto is because he was key in the creation of imouto.

  9. Mr. Anon
    Posted August 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    A song I am genuinely embarrassed about liking is the second Death Note OP.

    I thought everyone liked this

    • Scamp
      Posted August 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

      Doesn’t stop me being embarrassed I like it, because the song is so goddam silly

  10. Posted August 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    I like the fact that you pinged Ryan Giggs on this. But you’d be more likely to get a response if you’d gone after Joey Barton.

    • Scamp
      Posted August 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

      Yeah but what would I write? Joey Barton of…well, nowhere because no club wants him anymore

  11. Posted August 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    By the way, the second Death Note OP is done by the band Maximum the Hormone, and the rest of their songs are just as ridiculous.


    • Taka
      Posted August 19, 2012 at 7:12 am | Permalink

      Ridiculously awesome I hope you mean.

      Also Death Note ED 2
      Also Airmaster ED
      Also Akagi ED? I didn’t know this one. I know the song though.
      Also (somewhat lesser known) crazy eyes up there sang the vocals on SYSTEMATIC PEOPLE by Wagdug Futuristic Unity aka the Kurozuka OP

      • Scamp
        Posted August 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

        I fucking love the Kurozuka OP. Same director as Death Note I believe. Man that show was stylish as hell. Shame everything else about it sucked

  12. Posted August 19, 2012 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    I like the 5 choices to answer your Imouto questions more than any other blogger so far in the interrogation game, bar none. I don’t think they’ll be topped.

    A song I am genuinely embarrassed about liking is the second Death Note OP

    Well feel more embarrassed: I liked it too

  13. gw_kimmy
    Posted August 19, 2012 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    watch wolfs rain


    donald trump would say that imouto is the name of his new golf course/casino/casino golf course

    • crazyapple92
      Posted August 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

      Agreed. Scacmp, make time to watch Wolf’s Rain soon. Prepare to be a bit confused through a while of it as you try to figure out if it’s some kind pretty guys/ gay undertones/ sexually confusing anime.

      But It never heads in that direction, and after a few episodes of manly action, bromance, and good old fashioned wolfs ripping out peoples throats you feel silly for ever thinking that.

      And that word really describes it best; Bromance. It’s rough, rocky, and a bit violent but the main characters all slowly develop relationships with each other. And that’s a big part of the show.

      The action is good but it’s not really the main focus.

      It’s a pretty emotional show and holds a special place in the hearts and minds of most mature, male anime fans.

      It isn’t easy to compare it to anything else, it’s less like anime and more like a real story. Like if you took Cowboy Bebop, trimmed all the fat (humour, non main plot episodes, time wasting) then you’d have this really amazing story that’s extremely well executed and wrought with emotion.

      It’s kind of like that except not at all.

      I’m doing a terrible job of describing it here. Just watch it, try to review it and you’ll see that it’s a hard beast to pin down.

      But trust me, you’re only regret about the series will be that you didn’t watch it much sooner. I’d bet good money that it will be worthy of a place in your favorites. It’s certainly in mine (and my list is a good deal smaller than 30).

    • Scamp
      Posted August 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

      Trust me, you don’t need to convince me to watch Wolf’s Rain. I plan on doing so. I just keep putting it off

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