Welcome to Lesley’s Musings… on Anime & Manga. I’m Lesley Aeschliman, and I served as the Anime editor for BellaOnline.com for about five-and-a-half years. During the time that I wrote for BellaOnline, I started to read manga, since many of the anime series I reviewed are based on manga series. As I began to read manga, my interest in it blossomed. I also wrote manga reviews for Blogcritis.org for almost two years, and many of my reviews were included in the site’s “Sixty Second Manga” feature. This blog will feature anime and manga news, anime and manga commentary, and anime and manga reviews. However, please be aware that the anime and manga reviews included here will tend to be for older titles.
At this time, Lesley’s Musings… on Anime & Manga is only publishing reviews and articles that I have personally written; outside submissions are not accepted.
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In addition to watching and reading manga, I’m also a regular visitor to the Anime News Network website, where I follow both the anime and manga news that the site reports on. I have posted at the site’s forum from time to time; my username at the Anime News Network forum is “ljaesch.”
Now a little about me and how I got into anime: My father was in the Navy when I was a child, and he was stationed in Japan from the time I was a year old until I was five; this was back in the late 1970s. I have some hazy memories of the time that I lived there, but one of the things that stuck out to me was liking Candy Candy. I would see Star Blazers on American television a few years later, followed by Voltron and Robotech. My interest in anime was rekindled after my children started watching shows like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! in the early 2000s.
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