Hello and welcome to Keba's Anime and Manga Place (KAAMP for short)! Here at KAAMP, I write about anime and manga that I have seen/read as well as my views on them. I'll also post about my original stories from time to time.

Just beware that some of my posts contain spoilers. I'll put them in spoiler tags just in case.

KAAMP's history: KAAMP was created in July 2002 by yours truly. It was a sloppy-looking website on Yahoo's now defunct Geocities. I posted my anime fan art on that site. Also, for a time, I posted my thoughts on the few anime series that I had seen. Now that I look back on it, my thoughts were rather ill-informed (is that even a word?) because I had only seen bits and pieces of anime dubs. Now that I've seen more series, I think that my commentary on various anime will be a little better than before.

So, come on in and stay awhile! KAAMP is now in session.

Early on in the Naruto series...

*Blows dust off.* Happy new year! In April. *Shot.*

OK, this has been bugging me for quite some time. I mean, a year or two. I know most people here have read all the available volumes of Naruto manga or seen the anime, but just in case you haven't met characters introduced in the beginning of the chuunin exam arc, you need to catch up desperately I'm putting this in spoiler tags.

So, when Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke meet Kakashi for the first time, Kakashi tells them that there are 27 academy students that had graduated. So if those 27 students are split up into teams of three, there are nine teams altogether. So, how can Ino, Shikamaru, and Chouji be the tenth team?

Furthermore, Kakashi tells his new team that only three of those nine teams will be allowed to become ninja and the rest will be sent back to the academy. Those three teams will be determined by whether they pass a test (I don't know if the other teams did the bell test or something else). So, what happens if a fourth team passes the test? What if only one or two teams pass?

This leads me now to Gai's team. Were Neji, Lee, and Tenten the only ones to pass the test? Or did other academy students their age pass? If so, what happened to them? Did they die? It would be pretty sad if two teams died trying to complete D-rank missions. Most likely, they just aren't mentioned. Maybe they're purposely omitted to help the fans fabricate original characters. Yeah, that's probably it.

Boy, I asked a lot of questions. Then again, plotholes can make you do that. You, the reader, don't have to answer them. It's just something to think about.

I Can't Watch a Lot of Anime at Once

Wow, I haven't updated this World, like, ever. I was thinking about kicking things off with an essay about "Sailor Moon" (the series that got me into anime), but I guess I'll leave that for another day.

What I want to write about now is how confused I get when I watch too many anime at once. I remember when I was watching "Death Note" and "Naruto" simultaneously. Every time I saw L with his thumb in his mouth, I half expected him to bite it, form the appropriate hand seals, and summon something. Really.

I told this to some people who are both familiar with "Naruto" and "Death Note". One of them laughed. Another one said, "You're special."

So, that's why it takes me so long to go through anime and manga. I only watch/read one at a time, now. Too bad the one anime I'm watching now is "Naruto Shippuden". That's gonna take forever.

Know what? It's the new year. I'm going to make a resolution to watch more anime and not get confused. I don't know how possible that's going to be, but it's worth a try.

Anime and Manga that I Have Seen or Read

Here's a list of the anime and manga series that I have watched or read. I will divide the list into various sub-categories.

Manga that I am currently reading:
Death Note

Manga that I intend to read:
Fushigi Yugi
Fullmetal Alchemist

Anime that I am currently watching:
Naruto Shipuden

Anime that I have finished watching:
Death Note

Anime that I started watching some time ago but intend to finish:
Azumanga Daioh
Sailor Moon

Anime that I have seen bits and pieces of and intend to watch episodes in order:
Cowboy Bebop
Tenchi Muyo
Yu Yu Hakusho
Ruroni Kenshin

Anime that I have seen bits and pieces of and don't intend to pursue anymore:
Dragonball Z
Cardcaptor Sakura
(AKA Cardcaptors)

Anime that I want to watch:
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Inuyasha: The Final Act
(I forgot what the Japanese title is.)
Trinity Blood
Wolf's Rain
One Piece
Samurai Champloo

(I know that there are more out there that I've seen an episode or two of and/or want to see, but I just can't remember the names.)

Movies that I have seen:
Princess Mononoke
Spirited Away

Movies that I want to see:

Looking over my list, I see how anime/manga-illiterate I am. Most of the series that I have seen and want to see are pretty mainstream. And of course, the ones I want to see outnumber the ones I have seen. Boy, I've got a lot of work to do.