About the Creator

Hey there. My name's Pete Harcoff and I'm the webmaster for the Anime Critic. I've been an anime fan since the Winter of 1997/98. I actually started out with manga, then quickly graduated to watching anime a few months later. Technically, the first anime I ever watched was Astroboy, but as a kid I didn't have a clue what "anime" was. Later in life I slowly became more aware of what anime was, but I didn't become a fan until one chance Friday night when I happened to catch Ninja Scroll on Teletoon (a Canadian animation channel). I was immediately hooked and watched more anime on Teletoon (including Macross Plus and the Patlabor movies) before beginning renting, then buying anime.

I also got interested in manga around the same time, buying both Ghost in the Shell and Dirty Pair: Fatal but Not Serious, which were the first manga I ever read.


Pete doing his favorite sport

Personal Stats

Name: Pete Harcoff

Age: 25

Hair: Brown

Height/Weight: 6' / 170 lbs

Current Residence: Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

Occupation: flunky for hire


Obligatory Lists

Hobbies: watching anime, reading, drawing, movies, this web site

Sports: downhill skiing, paintball, hockey (road and ice varieties), weightlifting, biking

Movies: Star Wars Trilogy, Get Shorty, The Usual Suspects, Donnie Brasco, Casino, American Beauty, The Matrix, Saving Private Ryan, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Alien, Aliens, The Haunting (1963 version), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Once Upon a Time in China 2, Iron Monkey

Music: Orbital, Crystal Method, Juno Reactor, Paul Oakenfold, Frontline Assembly, Lunatic Calm, Barrage

TV: Simpsons, The Sopranos, Undergrads, Mission Hill, King of the Hill, Monster Garage, Monster House

Favorite anime: The Vision of Escaflowne, El-Hazard, The Castle of Cagliostro, Patlabor 1, Kite, to name a few (you could just read my reviews, you know...)

Favorite manga: Battle Angel Alita, Blade of the Immortal, Gunsmith Cats, Dirty Pair, Shadow Lady

Worst movie I've ever seen: Mind Warp (the whole movie was crap to begin with, but then it all turned out to be dream. argh!)


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