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Yumeka from Mainichi Anime Yume in the past on her blog wrote that she was quite baffled by the fact that there are hardly any female anime bloggers. At the time, I agreed with her immensely. It is true! There are far more male anime bloggers on the anime blogosphere than female anime bloggers. And to me that is a problem since it is always better to have a female perspective in the anime fanbase speaking in interest of the female anime fan.
This is really important especially when on sites like MyAnimeList and other anime forums I sometimes come across female anime fans that cry for not being able to see more Yaoi or Boys Love anime or manga. I find these instances as I have gotten deeper into aniblogging rather short-sighted. I mean if you want your voice to be heard in the anime industry or manga industry maybe you should try your hand at anime and manga blogging. This way anime fans attracted to your similar interests can cause a wave of high interest in the culture of Yaoi anime and manga but most female anime fans don’t. Something that I find sad since while blogging can require somewhat of a commitment you will undoubtedly find many rewards in the endeavor than not finding any. You will begin to form a camaraderie with others who are as crazy passionate as you are in: anime, manga, light novels, video games, and any other pop culture.
And if you are scared that your blogging won’t be interesting for others then don’t be because I guarantee there are, at least, some people who will take an interest in your type of blogging style.
With 2015 there seems to be a rise of female anime bloggers (I noticed) not seen before when Yumeka wrote about ‘Where Are All The Female Anime Fans‘.
A big thank you to:
Crimson from My Fujoshi Life
Blackragdoll from Absolutely Anime
Carolyn from Our Inked Obsession
Hashi from Hachihime (or at least I believe is a female anime blogger. If I am wrong I apologize!)
Lita from LitaKinoAnimeReviews
Trystan from Let’s Talk Anime
Yumeka from Mainichi Anime Yume
Arria from FUJINSEI
Masumi from Morning Toast (or at least I believe is a female anime blogger. If I am wrong I apologize!)
In this, she meant female anime bloggers I am sure. However, even if this is now in development, the anime blogging scene, still needs major improvement because there are more female anime bloggers, yes, but there are still considerably less. And I can’t help but feel that this is a detriment to female anime fans because if they did get the courage to begin blogging then perhaps more of the opinion reserved to female anime fans would be taken into account.
We might yet see more reverse harem anime that is not 5 minutes long per episode or maybe even more Boys Love anime or manga in our respective countries.
Aniblogging Escapades: A blog series. Where as an aniblogger, I, will aim to give helpful tips on anime and manga blogging or recounts of things notice while aniblogging. If you’re an aniblogger yourself maybe you will stick with the blog series and find this helpful yourself or if you’re a new aniblogger just starting out this could yet be of benefit. Lastly, they go live on the blog on Wednesdays.
Updated on June 25. 2015 due to forgetting to add one of my most favorite anime/manga bloggers, Crimson, over at My Fujoshi Life.