The name Stephanie Clarke may not ring a bell in your head, but ask someone about Anime Girls NYC and they’ll immediately tell you about the popular anime review website. Anime Girls NYC is one of the most popular anime review website about which I came to know through WordPress. And I thought why not ask her if she’s interested in doing a brief interview for my blog.
After a brief correspondence she agreed and lo and behold! here we are with the interview. After reading the answers to her questions particularly the one dealing with her reviewing process, I found out that she really tries to go in-depth with the review writing notes, taking screenshots etc. which shows her dedication towards her readers to provide them with a comprehensive reviews of the shows.
I’m so excited to present this interview for you guys, I know that you’re all gonna enjoy this one just as much as you enjoyed the previous interviews. Hence, without any further ado here’s my interview with Anime Girls NYC:-
1.) Can you please tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
Well, I’ve been watching anime since I was 10. My first anime was Dragon Ball Z. After watching Goku fight his brother Raditz and then the episode leaving me with a cliff-hanger, I knew this was the show to watch. Ever since then I started watching more Anime from Sailor moon to Pokémon. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized how much of an anime fan I was.
2.) What initiated you into reviewing anime?
I started to review anime by realizing after starting my social medias for Anime Girls NYC and how popular they were, I’ve decided to create a blog where I can go into depth with anime. You are kind of limited on social media. The blog platform gives you enough room to be creative with your stuff. Now I can really talk about the anime I love and hate to watch!
3.) Can you describe your process of reviewing an anime for the readers?
My process of reviewing an anime is while I watch the anime I will have a paper next to me or my phone jotting down notes. (I.e. a plot twist, character development and etc) Also, a 22 minute show for others will turn into an hour show for me because of the many times I have to stop and write down something. Also, all the screen shots I have to take or retake because the scene I wanted to grab didn’t come out right. After I finish all these steps I start taking my notes and my thoughts on them and create a review.
4.) What do you think makes a great anime, plot or characters?
What I think makes a great story is both plot and character. First you need a plot/storyline that the characters can follow. Then you need characters to carry the plot. Without one of the other it wouldn’t be a great anime. You need the plot to keep your audience interested in what is going to happen with the characters and the whole story itself. Then you need the characters for your audience to fall in love with or to hate.
5.) Can you tell us some of your favourite anime and manga?
My favourite anime is Death Note. The psychological approach to this anime was amazing. The god like mind of Light Yagami to the God like mind of L. I loved the cat and dog chase.
My favourite Manga is Deadman Wonderland. I love the character development in this manga. The psychological approach to this manga is so good.
6.) What are your views on anime being adapted into live-action films? As an anime fan do you think they’re necessary?
If you have read my blog you may see I slip in a few slick comments about live action adaptions. Personally, I always feel like they fail. They always receive bad reviews. They never grasp the concept of what the anime and manga brings. The action is catered to keeping the audience engaged instead of sticking to the actual storyline. I do not think they are necessary.
7.) Apart from watching anime what other activities are you interested in?
Besides watching anime, I am a very active person. I go out with my friends a lot, bowling, partying, karaoke. I also like to cosplay at events. I travel places because of my job and for personal reasons. This list can be very long. Haha!
8.) What genre of anime do you usually prefer watching? And what genre would you like to explore next?
The genre of anime I prefer watching is Psychological, horror and action. Those are my favourites. The next genre which I recently just started to explore more is sports. I never wanted to watch sports anime but after watching Haikyu I was hooked.
9.) Any particular anime you’re excited for this year?
The anime I am excited for this year and am currently watching is 91 days. I like the 1920’s and the prohibition time in America. I like revenge stories. This has all of it in it. So, pretty excited for more episodes.
10.) For the readers who would like to connect with you on Social Networks can you tell them where and how to find you?
To reach me on social media:
Facebook Page: Anime Girls NYC
Instagram : Anime_Girls_NYC
In conclusion, I would like to thank Ms. Clarke for taking the time out of her busy schedule to do this interview for my blog, I really really appreciate it. A big thank you to all the people who are constantly supporting this blog everyday, and I hope to keep you all entertained with this type of content. So, once again guys please do check out Ms. Clarke’s website and do support her, like her Facebook Page, and also follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
If you want to follow me on any of the above social networks you can check out my “About” page to find the links. Thank you so much guys for reading this article and I hope you all have a nice day!