THE BIG FIVE MILLION

We flaunt the organized chaos and take fangirling seriously. Heck yeah for another milestone achieved!

PS: Can you find all the Team Metanorn members on this image?

Another big milestone for Metanorn and it feels like yesterday that I announced the 4Million hits with a new team. In real time though, yesterday I was chatting away with Will after finishing some long-assed office work that was needed urgently because of year closing and blah de blah. I had other things to do though, like refreshing a certain stats page after every few minutes just to see those 999999s line up one after the other. And yes, you’ve guessed it right; Metanorn just went over the FIVE MILLION count! I’m guilty of being all misty eyed when I saw the screens Will took in my absence as I was too tired to stay up after 1am.

Of course, this sweet time didn’t happen in one day but slowly and gradually. The first million hit on Oct 31, 2009, while the second was lost during the hiatuses and trinity forming. The third million welcomed Metanorn’s first big hiring on Aug 8, 2010. Things slowed down after domain and hosting migration yet we went over 4 million on Dec 2, 2010. And we are standing on another milestone just after half a year with a growing team of new and experienced writers. We have reached quite far and it couldn’t have happened without our lovely readers/lurkers. Thank you!

Since I took the reigns in early 2010, my only goal has been presenting the fandom love just as the readers want it. The reason our Meta Projects go beyond the episodic blogging or news and views. To even think about a dating sim game (Met’Amour), Fortnightly Podcast (MetaVerse) and Web comic (Left to Right) was simply done for entertainment. I’ve heard people say there are too many cooks but I’d rather say, Metanorn is organized chaos at its best; just see the main image and you’ll catch my drift.

I’m glad to inform that the interactivity between the readers and writers along with regular content update is driving the site and I can’t thank enough our visitors in keeping up with the comment love as the best reward for any writer is feedback. This is also the time to thank my team who has worked quite hard in making all the plans a reality. Coming up with ideas is easy, flawless execution is what makes it all worth it. There are times that I’ve set challenging goals for the team, but every time they fulfill it so there’s a reason I’m a believer of team work through and through. Some special love for my team mates:

Overcooled, Hato and Hoshi: The first crop of team members who joined in August last year. Quite an eventful occasion and this trio has stuck around Metanorn through thick and thin. They are known as senpais for a reason and voluntarily run different projects under them; be it episodics, season reviews, podcast or special recommendations, they have got it covered. Much love, first-three!

Will: The Tech Guru, who is Metanorn’s proclaimed webmaster. I will say it again, the migration from KK would not have flowed like it did without him helping me out. He has tirelessly worked on my wishlist for design elements and coded the awesome Met’Amour. This is not the end though; we are brewing a lot more exciting stuff! Look forward to it.

Fosh, Ness and Hime: The second marvelous trio who have set their own examples. Do you see Fosh missing any episodic? Don’t you see those awesome banners and certain special post graphics? Do you see any flaw getting missed by the sharp criticism of Hime? No, Yes, No, right? Yeah, they are awesome.

Jrow, Karakuri, Junko Anaaga and Zabobinator: Aha, the new blood and what a brilliant quintet it is. The Podcast Editor, the Artists, the Yaoi Warrior and witty anibloggers to boot. You can already see how promising they are with their posts showcase. So, how can you not like ‘em? <3

I can go on with the spiel about my amazing team and you can tell that I’m quite proud of them but of course they have to add in their two cents too and share their love with the readers, so over to my lovelies:

Ohoo, what do we have here? Five million marks already? Oh WOW, that word “million” being in the same sentence with “five” and “mark” is just…wow… I can imagine tenchou crying tears of joy inside xD I can never describe this feeling I have when I heard about this. Happy, joyful and thankful, but it’s a little bit mixed with awe because I know I only take a very little part of this five million mark. Since I’m new and all that, so of course the ones who made this mark happen the most is Hime, Ness, Foss, Hoshi, OC, Hato, and of course, Kyokai the Tenchou! I feel so lazy for partaking very little when it comes to Menanorn. I’m so bad (>.<) But of course, this “sets my heart on fire” (or something like that, watch Sengoku Basara’s Yukimura)! I love Meta too, so I want to a part of it as much as possible! Without Meta, I won’t know what is a “bad writing” (which happens to be what I do T_T) or “good writing.” Meta helps me to shape my grammar and English, little by little. I love how writing about anime helps me in my grammar too :3 Anyway, Meta is my second home now, and I know I’ll stick around here for a while. I will trouble you for a while, Tenchou, fufufu~ Once more, congrats Meta with your five million clicks <3
Whoa! We have already reached five million hits?! This is amazing! I never would have thought I would ever see a blog get that many hits or be a part of it. Anyway ever since I joined this fun team I have reviewed and finished off three series so far, I have also got the chance to do some drawings for birthdays for other fans of Metanorn. Hell we got to make our own dating game! And we even started a podcast which I never thought I would ever do. And we have a comic?! That is really cool too can’t wait to see the rest of it. So I am really thankful to be a part of this team it’s nice to share in the anime fandom! Let’s hit ten million hits one day!
I swear Metanorn hits some sort of important milestone every month. There’s always some sort of amazing event going on here, whether it’s celebrating how many years we’ve been around for or the anniversary of Kyokai founding Metanorn from Kanzie and Tsui. It’s kind of amazing really. I love writing for Metanorn, and it feels good that all of the team’s hard work is getting recognition by you guys – the site visitors! Lurkers and commenters, we love you both, and it brightens my day to see new commenters springing up here and there. Let’s keep this millions of hits thing going strong, shall we? Long live Metanorn!
5 million hits. I would’ve thought that we’d be bloodied up after such a beating from our lurkers and commenters; I guess our regenerative abilities must be amazing if we can survive such a huge combo chain. I say keep the violence coming! You all make doing what we do at Metanorn exponentially more fun, and we’re gonna do all we can to keep you hitting us more. No low blows, please! 😛
Wow wow wow~! 5 millllliiiooonnnn hits already for Metanorn. Now that is something! Uhh, congrats to Metanorn! heheh. As well, to my fellow teammates. But most of all, THANK YOU to our lovely and super awesome visitors because without you, of course this wouldn’t be possible. Especially thank you to those regulars who always comment and posts in the chat box, you know who you are. xD Also, to you lurkers out there, ummm don’t be too shy! You can post too you know hahah. Anyways, yeah… the big 5 million mile stone, it never came across my mind that I’d be here for such a significant mark for Metanorn. As well, to be able to experience such a thing with the many projects that I’ve worked through with my fellow teammates has always been a blast. Being able to express my thoughts of animanga, dorama and being able to work on graphics for you viewers to see makes me happy. So, expect more awesome fun stuff to come from the Meta Team, we have a good amount of things cooking up in the future. Once again, thank you. Yoro~!
Oh Metanorn, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height… Or I would if the site actually had a physical presence. Anyways, 5 million hits~!!! It seems I joined the team just in time to celebrate a bunch of milestones. Even after almost two months here, it’s still hard to believe that I’m actually part of something this big and epic. I can’t even imagine what I would be doing if the site wasn’t here anymore (other than maybe finishing the stack of books on my table, but that’s what summer is for) and it’s not just the written things here that make the site worthwhile, but the people here too. Really, it’s the people (writers and readers!) here that make Metanorn what I love and without them here, this site would just be any other aniblogging site out there. I’m so glad I stopped lurking and actually decided to join in here, these past couple months have been really fun thanks to all of you!
I think this might be the 3rd time I’ve written for a millionth post, which makes me super pleased. I’m still not at a year in Metanorn but I feel like I’ve been a part of the change. The domain move, the new podcast ( which I love hosting! ) and my new fav, Left to Right. We’re all so involved and contribute around the clock, it’s such a community now. I’m painfully typing this on a crappy cellphone from a funeral ( dedication! ) so this isn’t as witty others, sorry about! And finally, long live Metanorn!
To hear that Metanorn has made it to 5 million hits is definitely exciting, and right now all I can think about with giddy excitement is how everything will be when the big 1-0 is hit. Sure, it’s pretty far but hey, it doesn’t hurt to imagine that far away. The fact that I’ve been here for those 3, 4, 5 million certainly astounds me. I’ve been up against a lot of challenges and ill forces in the past months (some majorly serious, and another called excessive procrastination) but I will continue to try my best and pitch in my part to keep the amazing Metanorn rolling to 6 million hits, 10 million hits, and beyond~.
Oh my oh my has it been a busy last two months! Ever since the 3 year celebration post it seems like it’s all go go go! Between pulling together Left to Right and staying up into the unholy hour of 4 in the morning for the newbie podcast (and a lot of other unmentionables *winkwink*) I think I need some sleep! Oh well, it’s nothing but fun everyday, and I hope everyone who comes to Meta enjoys their time and will continue to in the year to come! Thanks for all the hits, guys &lt;3 (there was going to be a picture but my computer has crashed &gt;_&lt; typing on iPod touch ftw!)
WOOH! We’ve reached 5 million hits!!! You know? I’m not very surprised. I remember when I first found Metanorn a little over a year ago it was super awesome. Needless to say, that status quo hasn’t changed much. If anything, it’s gotten better. xD There have been so many cool projects such as Metamour and Metaverse and, I assure you, it only gets cooler from here. I’ve been with Metanorn for about two months by now and I have had SUCH a fun time. Being able to write about the shows that I love and talk to everybody (that means you, my dear commenters!) has been so great! My posts are starting to get really long too. xD The Metateam is of course crazy awesome as well. Like, seriously, I know I say this a lot, but everybody is SO COOL. I’m so glad to be a part of this. It’s been hilarious and fun and just amazing. Hell, I even got married! xD I’m still getting used to aniblogging, but thus far, I’m just super excited about everything. Congratulations to Metanorn for the big 5M and to Kyokai and the rest of the Metateam for making this all possible. I freaking love you guys. :)
HOMG, 5 million hits? That’s friggin incredible. My hairs gone all windswept like I’ve just been on a rollarcoster, my mind is that blown. But really my heads been doing that since I joined Metanorn back in 2010. Man, were those first couple of posts a struggle. I thought I’d become the anti-technology I had so many little screw ups. Maybe I wasn’t cut out for this? I thought. It was very time consuming and I’m a lazy sod, lol. But getting into the swing of things, and writing about the good, the bad and the ugly of anime proved to be it’s own reward in the end. My experience with Metanorn has been very much like a rollercoaster, all the ups and downs and laughs that come from being part of a great team who’ve all helped. Metanorn reach one of it’s most impressive milestones!
So we reached 5M hits! YAY! Awesome milestone! That made me wonder, from 2008 to October 2010 (~3 years) we received 3M hits and from there to today (8 months), we received an additional 2M hits. Confirms my theory, Metanorn is exponentially more awesome as time passes xD According to my calculation and if the trend continues like so, we should reach 10M hits in 2 years only!!!
So, there you have it! Team has spoken, while Will has predicted that two years milestone. Can we reach it? Time can only tell but expect more awesomeness from Metanorn because we have our Ideas Bank churning and who knows what we unveil next. Like every other time, you will be surprised? Count on it! Also, if you have been listening to our podcast, you must know that most of the writers have told their story of how they found Metanorn. I would like to ask you the same question, how did you find Metanorn and what made you stay/comment/lurk? I would much appreciate response from our lurkers and regulars. Oh! Bonus points in finding all 14 Meta images planted on the main image. Enjoy the new banners and look forward to some surprises pretty soon. Till next time, ja ne~ ^^

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83 Responses to “THE BIG FIVE MILLION”

  1. Mushyrulez says:

    This is just amazing. Isn’t METANORN the largest team aniblog in the ‘sphere? In terms of writers, posts, and even just site visits!

    Congratulations.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Thanks!! I have been to a few team blogs around the ani-sphere here and there so I am not sure we are the biggest as far as the amount of writers, it does seem that way but that’s where the fun in tag reviews come up.

      Thanks again Mushyrulez!

    • Kyokai says:

      I can’t debate being the best as it’s relative but we do try to leave an impact. Thank you so much. ^^

  2. Amutofan123 says:

    Congratulations! That is absolutely amazing! Hmmm… how did I find Metanorn… I honestly have no idea. I probably discovered it while looking at other blogs’ blogroll. That is how I discover most blogs. But I do know why I continued to follow Metanorn! Because Metanorn is awesome, and this huge milestone is proof of that. I mean, it’s so… big, I guess you could say. It’s fun to meet so many fellow anime fans and be able to discuss and fangirl together on things.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Well however you found us thanks for always commenting! It is a ton of fun, having something like Anime to bring so many people from all over the world together! Thanks again Amutofan!!

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks, Amutofan, for the kind words and sharing your experience! <3

  3. Tofu says:

    damn 5 million is a big number! ahahahaha!

    CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!!! I’m so happy for you guys right now! and yet you continue to gain more and more regular visits! Hopefully Metanorn will live on for a longer time because it’d be sad to see it go down… Kyo! Make this site one that will last for many more years to come ;D (I wonder if Sekijitsu will reach that number in the same amount of time… hmmm…)

    All your projects and new ideas keep piling up on one another I’m surprised you’ve thought so much as a team! I would never have thought of such things like Met’Amour~ which actually made me love Sunshine by Monkey Majik once again. Keep up the good stuff because hell you continue to impress all of us! Good job Hato, Hoshi, Overcooled for being who are you basically and I’m sure you all make proud senpais to the underlings~ (hehehehe) and me too~ You guys are my senpais and continue to be my senpais! and there’s no way I’m forgetting about the rest of you guys: Will, Anaaga, Jrow, Junko, Zab, Kara, Fosh, Ness, Hime. It’s your contribution that’s made Metanorn what it is for what it is today ;D

    Hato: do you know the meaning behind left to right now? cause I don’t D: tell me man and dude we gotta game one day, like seriously… 😛 But hey, when I stepped into metanorn, I was a huge K-On fan and I was quite excited to realize you were one too! I consider you a close mate of mine Hato and I wish the best to bestow upon you.

    Overcooled: our time difference makes it hard to chat with you and at times when your actually on when I’m on, I’m busy with other stuff D: Hopefully one day we can chat again like the old times and gosh I miss those days when we ALWAYS had opposite feelings towards our taste in anime and we’d just like comment on each others comments about this and that

    Hoshi: I truly miss our Bakuman discussions and I will also miss our a channel discussions. I’ve learnt the lesson that I should always give the anime a try first before dropping it xD Thanks Hoshi~ and hell let those enthusiam drugs keep rolling cause even if others don’t care about it, I still do! 8D

    Fosh: mate I gotta say, I was surprissed about your age BUT age doesn’t matter here ;D You’re a great guy Fosh and I wish you the best. with all the things we’ve talked about, all the anime stuff and all the guy talks (ahahah!) they were fun man.

    Anaaga: remember those times when we totally took over the chat box? those were fun and maybe one day we can chat once again like old times anaaga ^^ You’re love for yaoi will never influence me into yaoi but hey, you are who you are and you’re awesome like that. Best wishes to you anaaga!

    Will, Jrow, Hime, Ness, Junko, and Kara: Although we don’t talk much and for some, never have talked much but I accept you guys are friends and hopefully one day we can chat here and there about whatever that interests us. Good luck in the future and make Metanorn a proud place younglings! (though I shouldn’t be saying that myself :P)

    Kyokai: Oh kyo, what can I say? You’re the boss lady and you’ve held these guys together. You’ve held the team together and I continue to look up to you for that. We’ve had our ups and downs but it’s the present that matters and hell I don’t want to leave this wonderful place that has inspired me so much. Thank you Kyokai!

    • Foshizzel says:

      D’awwww thank you Tofu! Yes I am damn old to be watching cartoons muahahahah but hey! I love it and wouldn’t have as much fun as I do with anime if I wasn’t part of a great team here.

      Agreed always fun to chat it up with you man! One last thing

      -moe fist-

    • Junko says:

      Tofu, you and I are going to have to have some serious figure talks soon, I need more figure hobby friends XD

      • Tofu says:

        We shall Junko~ and if you ever have time you can check out my figure posts at Sekijitsu xD

    • Overcooled says:

      Awww you wrote something for specific for all of us! Hopefully once I get less school I’ll be able to afford staying up later. That should make things easier!

    • Kyokai says:

      DAWWWW, Tofu~ We definitely appreciate your input being one of the old fanboys who have been following Metanorn. We won’t have reached these heights without our readers so high five and here’s to more inspiration. xD

  4. anaaga says:

    *cry tears of joy*

  5. Junko says:

    asdfdklkh that picture is awesome 8D

  6. Elyon says:

    HOLY CHEESE WHIZ ON A POTATO CHIP STRANDED IN THE DESERT WITH A WALLABY AND A BAG OF ECTOPLASM! FIVE MILLION!? That’s amazing!
    CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!!
    I can’t even remember how I find Metanorn for the first time. I think it was while I was on a mission to read all of the Shiki reviews I could possibly find, but it feels like it’s been longer than that.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Woooo Woooo five million!! xD

    • Kyokai says:

      Hahaa. Awesomeness, Elyon~ <333

      Indeed you started with Shiki but I guess stayed around for the rest of the fun. Enjoy you stay, as always! :3

  7. T.K. says:

    5 Mil! Congratulations to the team, you don’t get to see this happening everyday. Surely gets you all worked up no? XD

    If I remember correctly, I found Metanorn while googling for soundtracks, back then download links were still provided. Why stick around? Well information for soundtracks surely helped a lot and aside of that, the sheer variety of shows covered in a short time span was impressive. I’ll be sticking around for a while. ;D

    • Kyokai says:

      I know right, I was happy enough to jig around the room in joy. xD

      More than half of my team came here to steal music, the reasoning is so epic but at least we have grown from that stage even. Thank you for the compliment and we will keep you entertained! ^^

      • T.K. says:

        Haha, I believe it was one of the post on the KnK compilation soundtracks that even got me aware of it’s existence. I bought it a few days later, still loving it now. XD

        • Kyokai says:

          Good on you, TK! Keep supporting the cause and of course rewatch KnK.

          Dan-go, music stealing… orz”

      • Dan-go says:

        yes. now we come here. steal music, look at funny screen caps, then steal some more music

  8. Reaper says:

    5 million isn’t an accomplishment many can boast but Metanorn can, haha! Well done, achievement unlocked! :) Received cookies for entire team of dedicated anibloggers/awesome people, bringing light to anime/manga fans around the world! Come on 6 million, come at me bro! :)

    • Foshizzel says:

      Oh yes achievement unlocked! five million and counting! Thanks Reaper, and yes six million and more in the future.

    • Kyokai says:

      I should congratulate you on reaching our Top 15 widget at first! And hell yeah, we’ll be around for more than 6M! :3

  9. amado says:

    congrats guys! your blog isnt waning and slowing down as some blogs ive seen. keep on growing and you might be as famous as RC.

    I wont be here much though since school is taking my time. expect either me to be late or not comment at all on the episodes.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yep! Were getting there and always throwing out new things at everyone <3

      Good luck in school! We look forward to your comments Amando!

      • amado says:

        ….why do people keep on adding “n” in my name?

        • Kyokai says:

          M is very near N and thus the weird typo. Though, thank you for the compliments, amado! <3

          RC has definitely been a beacon for many anibloggers and if we can make that kind of difference, it would be worth all the work we put it. ^^

  10. Captain says:

    Daifuuku’s got a loooong way to go :U
    Congrats!

  11. Kabitzin says:

    Congrats on the milestone! I can’t remember how I personally first came to Metanorn, but I remember thinking that the banners were especially impressive from the very beginning. I think Metanorn is by far the most ambitious anime blog out there, and you guys put out some really cool stuff!

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah five million seems crazy!! Thanks Kabitzin and TSS! I always have fun reading your team reviews they always crack me up.

      I think I found Metanorn through your blog and others, yeah were always brainstorming new and fun ideas and many more to coming soon!

      Thanks again <3

  12. Dan-go says:

    Hahahha this takes me baaack 2years ago almost, i originally found metanorn scrounging around for some music soundtracks. And then decided that you silly anibloggers have it alll wrong, ever since that fateful day Dan-go has put in his unwanted input over nearly every page on metanorn! :3

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah you have been around for a long time Dan-go! Even before I joined the team <3 Ahahah yes I think I found a few Ost’s through Metanorn back then -high five- thanks for always supporting us!

  13. Zabobinator says:

    *sniffles*

    This is so great. <3

  14. BlackBriar says:

    Whoa! Five million! That’s some serious bragging rights. Congratulations, guys. You deserve it. I remember when I first got on the Meta commenting train. It was while I was reading the awesome Shiki reviews and it’s been great ever since. Aim higher. Aim for six million and beyond.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Five million! Woooooooo! That’s a lot of hits and visits xD Thanks BlackBriar! for all the awesome support, very nice got to love that Shiki.

      • BlackBriar says:

        No problem. And I plan to keep on supporting in any way I can. The Metanorn team is strong.

        Yep, I still love Shiki. Even after seven months since the show ended, that anime still has such a grip on me. It’s a horror classic.

        I was unable to comment on Metanorn for nearly five weeks, so I’m gonna make up for lost time. After all, it’s summer time now.

  15. Toori-chan says:

    YEAH!!! Metanorn GO GO GO!!!

  16. Namika says:

    Wohoo~ Congrats on the milestone, guys!!!!! <33
    GO Metanorn~!! ^O^ Everybody in here is amazing for making this blog so great *salutes*

  17. foomafoo says:

    *props to everyone!* congratulations! why am i not surprised -_-… gogo 10M hits! \o/

  18. Moni Chan says:

    WHAT OVER 9000.

    sugoi omedetou metanorn my favorite aniblogging site wishing for many more hits and punches

  19. Congratulations METANORN! Keep up the awesome work!

  20. Alynn says:

    5 million views? So exciting!
    Congratulations guys! : D
    Not surprised though, because Metanorn is AMAZING!

    • Foshizzel says:

      Very exciting! Thanks Alynn! Course we couldn’t get that high without our awesome comments and fans! Thanks!

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