In one of my many trawls across the blogsphere, I found myself flicking back through old posts on Daijoubu to read mildly humorous posts involving dangos until I came across this smart idea. Take the latest 20 posts on Animenano and read them all, giving you a quick insight into the anime world. Normally when I go on Nano, I might click on one or two links per every 5 pages. This is mainly because I’ve subscribed to the good ones in google reader but also there’s that often spoken grievance that there’s so many poor blogs on Nano. How many of you say that but never read a huge proportion of these blogs? So lets give them all a chance for a change. At least this time there’s no Sankaku clogging up the feed.
So first up is NyanNyan blogging Black Jack episode 21. Err…there’s not much to say when someone is blogging an older series that you’ve never seen. It’s a Tezuka manga adaptation and judging by the screencaps it’s actually pretty new. I hate to admit it but I’ve never seen or read any of the God of Mangas’works. Can’t say much about her blogging of the episode though. 2 paragraphs of rehashing what we’ve seen in the episode followed by on sentence of her own thoughts on the episode. Still, it can’t be easy to go through blogging something like that through 21 episodes so props to her anyway.
Next up, Alafista. Merchandise photoshoot blogs bore me and this is just another one of those posts that says ‘hey, I saw this. Aint it cool?’. Actually to be fair, those Nanoha PSP cases do look pretty cool, even though I’ve never seen the show and don’t have any real intention of ever watching it. Mahou Shojo rubs me the wrong way.
Omohide is reviewing Eve no Jikan? Whoo~ I love that show. (off topic rant: Why use the Japanese name when there’s the perfectly good and more logical Time of Eve? It’s like people who call it Higashi no Eden when Eden of the East works far better. And don’t get my started on the Japanese name of Haruhi, urgh). It’s a straight-up review and he certainly likes the show. His only problem was it was too short? They did hint at a second season at the end. I dunno but straight up reviews on blogs bug me. Why not just post your review on MAL? It gets a bigger audience.
Shadows of Eternity has a post title that I couldn’t work out what it contained from the title. My guess was a review of the winter anime in a positive light? Nope, it’s someone talking about their bandwidth being poor on a beach with a Haruhi novel. It’s nothing more than a diary entry. Not exactly the most exciting, informative, funny or useful post in the world shall we say.
The guy from the Banzai effect is visitng a cafe and he’s armed with plenty of figurenes and a camera! Let’s just say I’m looking forward to the OEG’s visit to this site.
Nendo snow adventure…it’s kinda funny to note that this site looks very similar to Banzai effect. It even has that same effect on my screen, making it jerk as it’s weighed down by adverts and other stuff on the sidebar. Maybe they’re there to distract the reader from the total lack of readable content?
Hyper Parfait is one of the 5482305 blogs out there reviewing the second episode of Durarara. Actually she’s done a pretty fine job of it too, although a bit tl;dr. I normally associate Hyper Parfait with fangirling but that’s mainly because I see her Hetalia posts. It appears she’s read the books already but she refrained from any spoilers but what made her post stand out was the thoughts on the suicide in the episode. I’m always wary of taking what anime says about Japan as facts but suicide is a pretty serious problem there. She points out that an awful lot of old people commit suicide too, which kinda surprised me, but it’s youths that get media attention. Pretty good post all round.
Animemiz has managed to round up a group of people on twitter to give advice on how to review manga. Short, simple and smart, quite a good post actually. I like the person who reccomends using metaphors because that makes the review stand out. Omohide probably should’ve done that. His review did lack a bit of life and didn’t really say anything that wasn’t said before.
Random Curiousity is reviewing FMA:B episode 40. ARGH, SPOILERS!!! I never end up reading RandomC because they always review the episode long before I get the chance to watch it. All I can say is I saw the phrase ‘much better than last weeks, very compelling’. Looking forward to watching it and then reading Sea Slugs or Unmei Kaihen instead because their posts appear after I’ve watched it.
Metanorn with characters songs? Yawn, oh wait, it’s Hetalia! That means it has funny lyrics! Oh wait, no translation of the lyrics…
Star Crossed is blogging Letter Bee. I dropped this a few episodes back but does it get any better? Nope, it’s still in corny, badly written fillers. Psgels doesn’t seem too unhappy with the series but his review tells me all I needed to know. Letter Bee can remain in that dropped bin.
Not Cliche has some intersting stats on Modern Warfare 2 and its advertisement budget. The thing is, what the hell is this doing on Nano? Nothing to do with anime whatsoever. Stupid post~
Ah Fuzakenna, the blog that everyone seems to like. We’ve got another one hopping on the Durarara episode 2 bandwagon. He spends the entire post comparing it to Boogiepop, which was lost on me who hasn’t watched that yet. It’s mildly interesting, talking about the psychology of myths and stuff, but reads at times like that cursed academic journal style that too many bloggers fall into. Next thing you know his post titles will include the word ‘musings’ and uses the phrase ‘post-modernism’ and actually means it.
Lustrous Realm appears to be yet another person smitten by the beauty of Mikoto. Apparently the Railgun opening is awesome. I thought it was crap but I also think Chobits is one of the best anime of all time so what do I know.
Metanorn again, this time with the Fairy Tail soundtrack. It’s just a list of the songs and a download link. Cool for Fairy Tail fans I suppose.
Sunny side up gives us a barrage of the latest manga chapters. Everything is centre aligned and therefore impossible to read without your head exploding so I’m not trying.
The Null Set is offering a bunch of awards to anime, who I’m sure are all delighted to receive these awards. You can see the guy has clear favourites from the season. Erin, Railgun and Cross Game appear to be his favourites. Actually Cross Game kept coming second, which sums up Cross Game some what. Cross Game would get the award for ‘show that never exells in anything but does well in everything’.
Project Genesis. Never heard of it but they’re posting something related to Pokemon and that’s always cool. Someone decided to sub over Pokemon with their own humorous subs. The opening is actually pretty darn funny bit the rest is a bit meh. Actually no, I laughed out loud at the ‘a green pokeball? That’s rare, everyone seems to prefer the standard red and white version. Which probably explains why nobody can catch the legendaries’. Ah Pokemon~
Notdotq is doing its usual business of satarizing the blogsphere. It actually starts of pretty funny with the ‘best of the year’ bit but then falls into name dropping. ‘Cuz referencing is funny! According to baka-raptor it isn’t. OH LOOK, I MENTIONED BAKA-RAPTOR! YOU READ HIS BLOG AND KNOW THE NAME, THEREFORE IT’S FUNNY!
Finally Zone Otaku, which looks exactly like Banzai Effect and all those other otaku blogs. Bring on the OEG OH LOOK, I MENTIONED THE OEG. YOU KNOW THAT BLOG AND THEREFORE THAT’S FUNNY!
Urgh…I actually started this post with the intention of proving that Nano wasn’t full of crap. I was here to say ‘hey look, there’s some really interesting stuff out there if you just click on the links for a change’. But I’ve reached the end of this post feeling totally burned out. Maybe I just picked the wrong day. Any other bloggers out there are invited to provide their own snapshots of nano to see if you pick a better day than me.