Back when I was still a kid, I used to love Anime.

I was never a fan of the serious ones though. My all-time favorite is Ranma ½. And then, there’s Tenchi Muyo, El Hazard, Akuzukin Chacha, Yaiba, Sailor Moon, and Lupin. I like Dragon Ball, Samurai X, Slam Dunk, You're Under Arrest, Cooking Master Boy, and Yu Yu Hakusho because aside from the tournament aspect of the series, they also have a couple of fun characters.

And I used to watch Fushigi Yuugi because of the frequent exposure of Miaka’s bra str…


In my office cubicle, I have a Ryoko McFarlane figure. Ryoko is a space pirate who has a cat that transforms into a spaceship.

I used to go to this arcade in Tandang Sora. Owned by a long-haired, heavily-pierced, smoking hippie, the shop also rents Anime OAVs in VHS format. From St. James College of Quezon City, we would head to Tandang Sora and just rent the things we can afford.

Because of Tenchi Muyo, I developed a theory wherein the absurd female characters go to bathhouses come Episode 3.

So imagine me hanging out with friends and rocking out to Anime themes during the mid-90s. I have a Ranma soundtrack – somewhere in my room. The Cowboy Bebop theme is one of my go-to-pegs when I need upbeat adventure music. It's also a good song to drag your kid to the bathroom so he can take a bath. El Hazard’s Back in Love is another favorite and while I feel Magic Knight Rayearth is too heavy for my tastes, their opening theme (Tagalog version) is one of my faves.