I have loved anime and manga ever since I was in college. I remember when I was first shown Naruto, Bleach and all the other generic shows you first get into. To me, it was a magical world, where I could escape and be who I wanted to be. It allowed me to have new ideas on myself.
When people ask what I am into, I will always tell them the truth. The sad thing is, when I do, I am usually greeted with an ‘ah OK’ or my personal favourite, ‘I thought that was a boy thing’. I wonder when that stereotype first entered the world? when was it not OK for a woman to like this stuff?
This is why I love expo. No one will judge you, they encourage you to be who you want to be, to like the things you like. You get the chance to indulge in the things you want to, to spend money and add to your collection. It is also a good chance to gather info on new releases and, in some cases, to try the new games if you can get on one.
My personal collection consists of yuri manga. Every time I go to expo, I am always on the look out for new manga books I don’t already own. Sexy figurines and yuri dvds will sometimes make it into the collection. The sexy figurines tend to be more of my partners area of expertise. I love the stories, the cute girls being shy with each other. I love the anticipation, along with the way they look. Yuri has the rawness that some of the popular anime lack.
So I thought I would write this, I don’t know why really. I was just in the mood to write and share.