Some randomosity fresh off the press~

*Updated* Quick-bits and Site Updates. Something’s cooking? Heck yeah~!

Oh I know, I know~ I’ve been a bit inactive lately. I can tell you the reason is me being hella busy. Work and loads of backend stuff is keeping me occupied till wee hours of the night. This is just a makeup post to fangirl on some topics and release site news.

First item of business: KIMI NI TODOKE’S SECOND SEASON, HELL YEAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!! Production I. G, you sure took your sweet time in announcing but I’m not going to diss you too much because its just a few months away and I’m willing to wait for good things. Just like I’m waiting for the second episode of Kuragehime. I mean, after that brilliant episode, a week’s break… Noooo… orz’ Brain base, I AM WATCHING YOU! You still haven’t announced the second season of Durarara!! yet….

Oh well, Winter’s not going to be as exciting as Fall but it definitely has few good titles to look forward to. Till it arrives, I have many other things to occupy my mind, not to mention some sheer awesomeness to look forward to in Supernatural, the Animation and Kara no Kyoukai’s EpilogueSashiburi ne, Kokutou-kun~ <333

Coming to some site updates, starting September, a lot has happened. We faced two big downtimes and server errors lasting more than 24hours. With the expansion of team, it’s definitely a reality that we need more site space and better visitor experience. After a lot of deliberation, I’ve finally decided to take up the gauntlet to lead the site and migrate it to metanorn.net. As I’ve already tweeted on our official twitter account, things are moving up and we’ll have our very own domain soon. This is where a Tech guru joins our ranks and those of you who follow the DDD Cast, you already know Will as their webmaster (you better call him Kami-sama~). He’s very good with programming the backend and has helped me immensely in the migration of site. He and I would be busy cooking some more updates but that’s for later. Also note, if you can’t see the cute girl with Under Construction sign on our new domain, it means Will is fiddling with the database; no worries! XD

I’m not sure when Kanzie would be back; the last I talked with her, she was deep in her studies and RL, while Tsui has officially quit. Even with the move kanzie and tsui would always be the founding members of Metanorn; I’m just the one taking up the torch. Not to mention, the awesome 7 of Kokidokom who took us with open arms in the mid of 2008 and has been a launch pad for many budding anibloggers. Even after the shift our love for KK would not diminish.

It seems like yesterday that I took up reviewing Durarara!!, Kimi ni Todoke and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood for Metanorn. I’ve come a long way since then and now have a sizeable team that I see growing even more with time (thanks to all those who have applied for openings till now). I never would have guessed that I would end up administering Metanorn but taking up challenges has been my thing and hopefully with all your support, yes you, our dear constant reader in commentor/lurker-mode, I’ll persevere. ^^

Hopefully the migration would be flawless because I plan on using link redirection so that even if you type our current URL, you are taken to our new domain. Will keep you all updated. As always, have fun and enjoy your stay at Metanorn. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu~

Update: My current plan is to migrate the site as it is and then after spending some good time on a new design, go for a redesign. If I do it right now, it would be hurried and I don’t want to fudge it. Keep watching this space for more updates. Also, I’ve updated the sidebar polls. Do let us know what you think and comment away to your heart’s content.

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27 Responses to “Some randomosity fresh off the press~”

  1. geetz says:

    Cooel :)

  2. Kushi says:

    Awww… I saw the “under construction” pic at the new site.
    It sounds good Kyokai, with your tastes and style you’ll establish a big anime network. fighting!

  3. Hoshi says:

    ~I love the ‘Under Construction’ picture when you click on the metanorn.net link; it’s like you’re gonna unveil something amazing, which i know you will!<3 xD I, and we, all know you can do it Kyokai!!<3 :thumb:

    I'm also excited for some new team members 8D (I just hope my shyness doesn't get the best of me though….=3=;)

    • Tofu says:

      Be strong Hoshi ;D you’ll be a bigger Metanorn kazoku (i’m sure the new members would be even more shy since they just started) xD just imagine them call you hoshi-sempai (ya like??)kekeke… :smug

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks, Hoshi~ <3
      As Tofu said, you would actually be the senpai so you can even boss the new ones around if you like. :spark

  4. oplover says:

    Kyoukai, sorry but these days are busy as hell so can’t visit this blog lately, but when i am doing it now…

    http://metanorn.net/

    ^
    This.
    I’m waiting 😉

    • Kyokai says:

      End of year is usually busy like hell so I can understand. Thank you for the anticipation; hopefully, the later phase two redesign would live up to it. ^^

  5. Tofu says:

    Wow, looking forward to the new site ;D and also to mention that with the new site “under construction” I’m sure lots of people don’t have to worry about trying to pronounce kokidokom anymore xD

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks, Tofu-kun~ <333
      I can bet some guys would take a collective sigh of relief for nor pronouncing it wrong anymore with the fear of death perception. ^_~

  6. berrish17 says:

    whatttt!! kimi ni todoke second season!?!?
    btw the movie’s so cute w/ Miura Haruma <3
    i love him!!! :kyaa2:

    • Kyokai says:

      Yosh! Finally! :oha:
      I can’t wait for the movie to be subbed so that I can see it!

  7. Xiao says:

    Metanorn, I’ll follow you WHEREVER. <333

    *does a lil' jig for KnT season 2 as well* :smile:

  8. Captain says:

    *anticipates the time when the ‘Under Construction’ picture disappears(:*
    Yay for migration!

  9. Joojoobees says:

    Good luck with everything.

  10. Namika says:

    Kimi ni todoke 2nd seasoooooooon~! :runs: I thought they’d never make an announcement! And the trailer for Supernatural is great too! :tea I wasn’t so psyched since the announcement of the KuroshitsujiII OVA!! :shakesfist

    Way to go, Kyokai-chan! :omg: I’ll follow Metanorn to the end of the world!! :cheer:

  11. bakuhasu says:

    Can’t go off without commenting on this post. Hope the DDD can be apart of the help.

    All my shoutouts go behind the effort in making Metanorn.net happen. I’m sure our very own Webmaster Will is happy working with you guys and would not ask anymore.

    Protip: KEEP THAT GUY AS BUSY AS YOU CAN!!!! that is all…

    Again always good collaborating with you guys…Till then..

    TRIP D’s OUT!

  12. foshizzel says:

    OOooh nice can’t wait to see the new changes you add to the blog 😀 keep up the good work too!

  13. Dan-go says:

    hey for that shizzle on comment on the post, I THINK U GUYS R AWESOME and perfect in every possible way ily everthing that u guys do, but maybe some way for the trololols and us devoted readers to post without having to comment on somewhere awkward, OR A CHAT SYSTEM, i honestly think i’d like to chat with the reviewers here about anime,music and stuff, u guys r all so witty and all of that

    • Overcooled says:

      SO MUCH PRAISE! Thanks a lot for the input, we’re already awesome, but we want to be MORE awesome. :sparkle

  14. Eri says:

    Wow… that sounds all great and yayz but can you really move Metanorn? The reason why I’m saying this is ’cause Metanorn is originally kanzeon’s idea/blog/property etc. She may have been inactive for a long time but she’ll always be Metanorn’s “official” owner. Which should mean that she has some kind of copyright over the Metanorn name and blog ❓

    I really don’t mean offence but I want to make sure that you have taken this over consideration~

    • Kyokai says:

      Eri-kun, Yes, of course I have. My taking over does not mean removing Kanzie in any way. As I said in the post, she and Tsui are the founders of this website and Kanzie specifically would always be our goddess. Whenever she returns (I have talked to her on lengths about this), Metanorn would be there with her having the admin rights and all.

      I am just moving servers and spending money on domain for better visitor experience as we have gone over capacity and in process improving what can be improved.

  15. Flags says:

    That ‘Carry on Wayward Son’ cover in the Supernatural Anime trailer is without doubt the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard.

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