Hi, I'm 29 yrs old, female, into anime and video games, and I live in the US. Hoping to meet people around my age preferably, but I'd like to talk to anyone I can get along with. It's a bit of a struggle to make friends in real life when you no longer have the school setting to help, but also I'm such an introvert that I mostly stay home anyways outside of work. I feel that it may be easier to befriend someone with similar interests, since that's what I spend most of my free time doing, probably (either console gaming, watching anime, or on the computer). If you're an awkward/shy introvert that wants to have someone to talk to (potentially about anything) and share nerdy hobbies/thoughts with too, then let's try to be friends? Just to be clear, I'm only looking for platonic friendships.
Also, a quirk of mine is that I sometimes like to ship female couples (yuri) and watching that genre, soo just wanted to share that now instead of possibly being weird-ed out by it later.
Here are some of my favorite anime: Juuni Kokuki, Mononoke Hime, Elfen Lied, Record of Lodoss War, Code Geass, Full Metal Alchemist, Escaflowne, Ga-Rei Zero, Shinsekai Yori, Kara no Kyoukai, Sword Art Online, Natsume Yuujinchou, Kimi no Na wa, Koe no Katachi, Madoka Magica, Shiki, Haibane Renmei, Steins;Gate, Fate/Zero/Unlimited Blade Works, Re:Zero, Amagami SS, Gunslinger Girl, Naruto Shippuden.
Some favorite video games: Xenogears, Final Fantasy 9, Tactics Ogre, Final Fantasy Tactics, Xenoblade Chronicles, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, The Last of Us, Shadow Hearts, Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, The Witcher 3, Tears to Tiara 2, series (999, Danganronpa, Suikoden, Arc the Lad, Corpse Party, Dragon Age, Fatal Frame, Fire Emblem, Star Ocean, Persona, Fable, Breath of Fire, Ar Tonelico). I'm mostly into Rpg-Jrpgs.
some favorite mangas/visual novels: Steins;Gate/0, Swan Song, Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou, Octave, 5 Centimeters Apart, Girl Friends, Moonlight Flowers, Bloom Into You.
I've self-studied Japanese on and off for a couple years, so I can understand and read a little bit (with the help of some translation tools, sometimes I read jp visual novels for fun). I really would like to visit Japan some day, so sort of planning to eventually.
I'd like to private msg on here first, and then if comfortable, could move to another chat app like discord chatting. I'd also be open to gaming or watching anime together if possible too. I think I'm a very low maintenance kind of friend, so I'd be fine with conversing/playing together even just once or week or something. Thank you for reading this far!