Kurumi Shim is a Filipino anime enthusiast. She is also fond of manga, cosplay, J-pop, J-drama and everything associated with Japanese popular culture.
The name “Kurumi” is derived from the popular sports anime series The Prince of Tennis, a female character with special episode appearance who loves Fuji Syusuke. As an avid fan of Syusuke, she decided to choose “Kurumi” as her nickname which started in 2007. Along with the name, she decided to add “Shim” because she likes Shim Changmin from the famous K-pop group, TVXQ. She is currently using her nickname in different social networking sites such as on Twitter, Instagram and various anime-related sites actively.
She started to become an anime lover at the age of 4. The first anime series she watched was Ninja Senshi Tobikage which was broadcast with English dub on Philippine television around the year 1996. Soonafter, she would always love to watch anime on local TV network such as Yuyu Hakusho, Recca no Honou and Dragon Ball Z which were popular series during her younger years.
As worldwide web began to dominate, she became more active in the world of anime as she spent most of the time watching a lot of series via online, and joined different anime-related sites such as Crunchyroll, an English-based site that mainly streams anime, where she gained a lot of friends internationally who are into anime culture. In fact, Kurumi garnered the 2nd place in the Crunchyroll’s Otaku Room Contest in 2008 which she believes the first achievement as an anime enthusiast.
Apart from those, she is an RPG gamer and in fact, a big fan of Tales series. Influenced by her brother who is a good gamer, she has played various RPG titles from Playstation 1 to Playstation 4.
ABOUT THE BLOG
The blog kurumishim.wordpress.com was officially launched on July 20, 2012 by herself. Previously posting on Blogspot with the domain shiningkurumi.blogspot.com which started in April 2010, she firstly decided to import her posts to Tumblr. However, due to a number of reasons, she finally made her decision to utilize WordPress officially.
Kurumi Shim mainly posts reviews on various anime, manga and J-drama series, and anything that pertains to Japanese culture including her life as an Otaku.