Congratulations to Flashback180! Here's an interview where I asked Flashback180 a few questions just to introduce him to the community. Give him a round of applause for being this month's best battle user.
How did you get into Anime Vice?
Flashback180: Well, I first found out about Anime Vice at MyAnimeList. I think I stumbled across a link on the forums there which led me to this site. I used to battle in the YouTube comment section before they started automatically ghost banning users, making our comments invisible to other users. When that happened, I started being more active on sites such as MAL, Kanzenshu, Comic Vine etc.
Each of those sites had its perks, but it was on Anime Vice that I found the battle threads to be more appealing. Simply put, I like the battle match-ups here. The regular users on the battle forums are well versed with many anime/manga & even comic franchises from mainstream to obscure ones. This is one of the main reasons why I find the battle forums interesting.
When and how did you get into anime? What were some of your first anime series?
Flashback180: I guess I was always a fan of anime even as a little kid. Anime is comparatively more mainstream where I live. I enjoyed drawing in general, and when I bought a graphic tablet back in high school, I started drawing video game & anime characters as a hobby. Even though I was a amateur, I used to post it online on sites like Deviantart, CGsociety etc.
What were your favorite type of battle threads?
What are your proudest achievements in Anime Vice?
Flashback180: Well, I think being nominated by users is something to be proud of itself even the little things like just participating in the AMV Tournaments and Caption Contests on the front page is worth being proud off. I started a thread called Which anime/manga are you currently following?, and it was great to see folks sharing with the community and receiving recommendations on new anime and manga.
September's Battle Theme
Flashback180's theme is History's Strongest Disciple.
There wasn't much vector art for History's Strongest Disciple. I was struggling to make vector art myself. I had to ask for help after failed attempts. I thank for making the Shigure Kosaka vector art. Please see his image. I used Genkai's vector art from Accelerator16 of DeviantArt.
Girugamesh was the best battle user of August 2014, but after a half of month of no response, he declined the interview after he felt it was unimportant. The reason I do interviews is to help introduce users to the community. Give them a chance while they are being recognized. In this way, users are connected to their community, making the community a lot better. Plus, it makes a better thread when you have details about the user's experience in the community. With the voters' consent, I decided to make Flashback180, the best battle user of September since August is almost over.
The October poll will be started on September 1st. Just to time things right.