A while back, Takuto from Takuto’s Anime Cafe nominated several anibloggers for the Real Neat Blog Award. Being one of those anibloggers he nominated I’ll answer the questions he posed as promised.
Are you absolutely content with your blog? Do you plan to add any new segments or features soon?
I am so, no, I will not be adding new segments or features. I have a lot of varied content. I don’t just do seasonal anime blogging or full anime series reviews. I also cover anime news, light novel news, voice actor news, and off-site anime giveaways that interest me. Beyond that I also work on music reviews from musicians that come across in anime.
Have you ever considered creating a YouTube channel?
I have but that has not been very successful since I would need better video equipment and someone to help film me. So Youtube is not the best option for me. Not that it matters since from what I hear Youtube does not guarantee you that much exposure or money if you’re in it for the money, that is. Youtube is not exactly what everyone makes it out to be (Western Otaku, TheHeroKid).
Do you find yourself reading more manga, playing more games, or watching more anime?
Neither of any. Lately I have become disillusioned with how I see anime fans and the anime they consume. Too many are continually only praising and looking into old, staple anime classics like Bleach, Naruto, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, and Fate/Stay Night and the many versions of the Fate/Stay Night anime franchise. Don’t get me wrong, I love that people love anime but sometimes I wish people would become interested in lesser known stuff no matter what it is. It is sad how many people are just letting some extraordinary anime pass them by.
What is the first anime that you recommend to a new person, considering that they are cool with any genre and episode length?
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion/Code Geass R2. That will make you reflect on the cause for the younger generation or for those who are not part of the younger generation that anime would help you understand the mindset of the younger generation of millennials.
Do you prefer to buy anime limited or standard edition, if any?
I prefer Limited Edition. Limited Edition in anime or even in Music, for that matter, always has better more attractive packaging and cover artwork. That being the case I am more than willing to pay more, if I know something will look more visually attractive or contain some extra packaging like a hefty artbook or some other nice collectible. To me the presentation matters enough to warrant paying more.
Borrowing this one from JekoJeko, which show do you wish your life was more like?
Cuticle Detective Inaba. That universe is utterly hilarious! While I am unsure if it is an anime series for everyone, I liked it.
What is one anime that you will defend to your death, if any, regardless of its understandable flaws?
Guilty Crown. All I will say is: It is not as bad some individuals make it out to be. Sure, I had to re-watch the last episode twice but with some reasoning and imagination based off the Science Fiction world the anime series made sense. This is what most anime fans do not understand who are not heavy appreciators of intricate storytelling. The anime series made sense if you think carefully.
Official Rules of the Real Neat Blog Award
- Put the award logo in your Blog
- Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you
- Thank the people who nominated you, linking their blogs
- Nominate any number of bloggers you like, liking their blogs
- Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog)
- Ask the bloggers 7 new questions
The Nominees I Choose
justanotheranimefan | I enjoyed reading justanotheranimefan’s review of Code Geass and we share similar interests in believing that Cuticle Detective Inaba was a hilarious anime series. Other than that, I have enjoyed a few other articles from the blog. I could not recommend the blog enough! There is some great content to be found on the justanotheranimefan blog.
Our Inked Obsession | Carolyn writes excellent in-depth analysis on manga. Her reviews are exactly the type of reviews I look for not only in manga but in anime. Intelligent, comprehensive, and above all willing to state their full-on opinion. I hate objective reviews and Carolyn does not do fluff reviews. Love her work on Our Inked Obsession.
My Created Questions for the Real Neat Blog Award
1. What is your vision for your blog?
2. What do you specialize in with your blog?
3. If you had to choose: favorite #1 anime series?
4. What are other interests do you have besides anime blogging/manga blogging?
5. Do you follow seasonal anime? Why or why not?
6. Question: Have you heard of TK from Ling Tosite Sigure within the worldwide anime fanbase? If you haven’t, please, disregard the question.
7. After the barrage of questions. What are your thoughts in general surrounding Blog Awards?
There you have it. I think part of my recent loss of interest in anime may be more to do with the attitude of some anime fans but never fear I will still be active on Twitter. You can follow any thing I might tweet through @TheHugeAnimeFan or @BookLoverC. Until next time.