Monday, August 20, 2018

Cyber Adventurer Sono Citrus

Hey, all. I've been given instructions to introduce myself, so my name is Angela, but I am and have for at least half my life at this point been known in a large variety of internet circles as Sono. I met Guimo through a mutual friend at the time when we both attended a concert across the street from my college dorm, and we've been friends and on-and-off collaborators ever since.

I started watching anime as a young kid around the beginning of DiC's release of Sailor Moon on television and old re-runs of Speed Racer. I became captivated by their use of over-arching story as opposed to the episodic storytelling of American cartoons of the time. Like many, I threw myself into that hole and never looked back, being part of the culture that saw anime and manga sections of my local book and video stores grow from a single niche shelf to an entire case and then entire sections of stores. I was and am still proud to have been part of that.

Just after college some friends got me into Kamen Rider and Super Sentai and I embraced the Tokusatsu genre with just as much passion as I had anime and manga. I made a name for myself in the community surrounding Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, and have begun folding Japanese TV Dramas into the fold of my media experience.

I consider myself an adventurer above all else, and I like to learn to do a little bit of everything. While my main career is illustrator, focusing on video game art and charatcer design, I've also been podcasting for about 4 1/2 years and am throwing my hat in on video production and streaming. My other hobbies include cooking, crafting, video games, and Dungeons & Dragons. I hope to bring a little bit of all of these things that I love to Downtown Otaku.

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