Welcome AniBlog Tourney Voters! – Round 3

For everyone visiting my blog, whether a first-timer or a regular reader, I wish to welcome you to Avvesione’s Anime Blog!

After a rather lengthy wait, the turn for this blog has come again in the AniBlog Tournament.  Voting takes place at the same website as before but, as you may have already noticed, the voting method has been upgraded to a new system and voting is hosted on an external website.  Additionally, this round is distinct as voters will be able to select their 2 favorite blogs out of the 4 available in each round.  I hope to have your continued support in Round 3!  Also, be sure to visit and read the other blogs paired in my group: Baka-Raptor, Metanorn (and check out the podcast of this group, hosted by Metanorn), and Ambivalence , or is it ambiguity?

If you’re interested in checking my blog out, I strongly recommend you browse around and search for posts on whatever anime you like.  The style of this blog focuses more on analysis rather than reviews or opinions, but the format is episodic for a couple shows (Jormungand and Sakamichi no Apollon this season) with everyone else being reduced to Weekly Anime posts.  For those curious about my opinions on this season, my Mid-Season Review has a comprehensive list of all the anime I’m watching including a ranking of every show, scores, reviews, and thoughts on improvement.  If you’re not sure where to start and would like a few examples, please venture on below for some highlights of this blog.

The content of this blog varies from series to series and from episode to episode.  Swaying from character development and setting to themes and aesthetics, every post attempts to cover one topic in the diversity and breadth of anime, hoping to find a topic both interesting and engaging for the reader and perhaps on a subject that either went unnoticed, is underappreciated, or simply a different perspective on a dominate object.  Whether it be interpretation, speculation, or a merely opinion, each post attempts to bring something new to the audience, something that you can’t find on any other blog, and present it in a way that is both informative and entertaining.  Below are a select few posts that provide a better example of what this blog is like (no descriptions this time, let every post be a surprise):

Jormungand 8

Sakamichi no Apollon 6

Steins;Gate 20

Puella Magi Madoka Magica 12

Usagi Drop 2

Nisemonogatari 10

Also, one last bit before this is through, but I’d like to take a moment and thank everyone who has visited my blog.  Even if you aren’t supporting me in this tournament or never return to this blog, I’d just like to let you know I’m glad you come here and took the time to read and evaluate my blog.  If you do vote for me in this round of the AniBlog Tournament and continue to support my blog in the future, I deeply appreciate your effort and want to thank you again.  Without you, the readers, our blogs would not be where we are today.  Please continue to support anime blogs and anime in general since it is you, the fans, who are what give structure and function to our community.  Thank you!

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  1. #1 by foshizzel on June 5, 2012 - 3:46 PM

    Gooooood luck buddy!

    • #2 by avvesione on June 5, 2012 - 3:51 PM

      Same to you, though from the looks of it, you’re already off to an outstanding start. I’m excited to see how far your blog (and the other winner, likely Baka-Raptor) goes in this tournament.

  2. #3 by Baka-Raptor on June 5, 2012 - 9:04 PM

    Just read your Steins;Gate 20 and Madoka 12 posts, now that I’m finally caught up on those series. I don’t want to give you much feedback based on your “select” posts, since the “average” posts are probably most representative of your strengths and weaknesses, but yes, they were very thoughtful and well-written, much more so than a typical episodic blog’s posts. Sure, they’re longer than most episodic posts, but I don’t think they’re much longer than they need to be given the ground you want to cover. The length will surely turn some people off, and that’s life, but there is an audience willing to read through longer posts, and they shouldn’t be ignored either.

    I haven’t read much of you, can’t read much of you yet, and don’t know when I’ll really be able to read your posts week to week, but I’m glad I’ve noticed you thanks to the Tourney.

    • #4 by avvesione on June 5, 2012 - 11:15 PM

      Thanks for taking the time to go back and read through some of my earlier posts. Looking back on those ones that were selected, I can see a shift in style and growth in exposition to where I am now but still the same general ideas, content, and process as I do now.

      As for the length of my posts, I do realize they’re long and rather extended which is some of the feedback I received early on. It’s what lead me to write weekly posts on every other anime, often a single paragraph on a topic. I appreciate the criticism since it must’ve taken you quite a chunk of time to read through those and provide a thorough response. Thanks!

      I hope to see you around from time to time but I do understand this blogging style can only attract a specific subset of the population based on the shows I write about. I’ve been thinking about doing editorials and essays on anime in general which would appeal to a wider population but time is my biggest constraint and I do enjoy episodic posts.

      I’ve always been a fan of yours but am now a much bigger and more dedicated one since the tournament began. Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback for me in each of the three rounds. I truly appreciate it!

  3. #5 by Kyokai (@KyokaiTM) on June 5, 2012 - 9:33 PM

    Hey, where is the rage, man?! xD

    Anyways, best of luck!

    • #6 by avvesione on June 5, 2012 - 11:06 PM

      Sorry, the timing didn’t work out well for as I am currently in the middle of finals which really reduced my time for watching anime and blogging. Rather than exercise my creativity and write something entertaining and thoughtful, I placed this together rather hastily and hoped it would suffice. That and I’m naturally calm.

      Anyway, wishing you the best of luck in this tournament. Hope you make it far!

  4. #7 by mwnanamai on June 6, 2012 - 3:31 AM

    Good luck on the competition, I have voted already.

    Give kudos to whover had this idea, it is great way to discover other anime blogger :D

    • #8 by avvesione on June 6, 2012 - 3:59 PM

      Thanks for your support, I really appreciate it!

      Glad you found the tournament to be beneficial, too. I certainly discovered a number of other blogs that I really enjoy and am now following them. It really is a great idea to get everyone together and network with each other.

  5. #9 by @fkeroge on June 6, 2012 - 7:42 AM

    You are way too peaceful, man. Send out the big guns like the rest of us!

    • #10 by avvesione on June 6, 2012 - 4:00 PM

      Like I mentioned in Kyokai’s comment, this coincided with my week of final exams, so I had to put a hold on anime, blogging, and pretty much everything else. Fortunately I’m done now, just in time to put something together. I’ll ping everyone once it’s up.

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