Unlimited Aniblog Works

We have a few words to say.

Two years ago an aniblogger thought it would be interesting to pit 96 popular blogs against each other and see the results. This caused lots of dorama and skepticism in the anisphere and some even swear till now that it was mentally scarring. However, such competitions always have two sides to them and if there was dorama, there was also good traffic for many new and old aniblogs. In our case, we got a first round adios unawares as I found out after our polls closed. OTL moment right there but I had just joined Metanorn and kanzie was on hiatus, there was no plug for ‘Hey, Vote for us!’ However, two years down the line, things are plenty different.

It was a team decision to participate in the second Ani-Tourney, which is now more organized with increased staff, four brackets and 168 total blogs. We are in the Gryffindor house red bracket and you already know how much we like that colour, right? (Crimson as blood, fire and love) Each match polls will open for only 2 days and competition would definitely be tough. Our first match is on 18th April and I’ll be back for a reminder along with our plan to win the Holy Grail some special posts later but for now, I present Metanorn’s Unlimited Aniblog Works (click for enlarged version):

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90 Responses to “Unlimited Aniblog Works”

  1. Tofu says:

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Brilliant! Absolutely BRILLIANT!! I love it Kyo, you and your ideas… they never cease to amaze me ;D

    Well as a loyal follower of Metanorn and also considering this is the place that starting everything for me, I will definitely be voting for you guys! Can’t wait to see the special stuff Meta is brewing up behind the scenes~

    • Foshizzel says:

      Thanks for the support Tofu! I wish you luck in the tourney as well!

    • Kyokai says:

      Thank you! The first thing that came to my mind when the dates were announced was the field of UBW. I just couldn’t shake that thought and being a TypeMoon fangirl, it was my duty to use it to our full advantage. :3

      Thanks for the support, Tofu. Sekijitsu has my vote of course!

      *first comment cookie*

    • Zabobinator says:

      I LOVE YOU TOFU~ *GLOMP*

  2. Kitty says:

    Ganbatte!!!! Totally have my vote!! You can win this thing, and ooohhh specials!! You guys always come up with the best random posts. Like Overcooled psychology thing and Miyu’s vocaloids and manga and awesomeness!

    • Foshizzel says:

      Thank you Kitty! Wooooo hooooo! Indeed…I have to prepare a little something for this special event xD

    • Miyu says:

      Thank you, your support is invaluable :’) We’ll be working hard and I promise I’ll finish up Vocaloidism 02 as soon as my exams are over in a few week’s time! 8D

      • Kitty says:

        Awe~~~ totally understands, exam’s suck!! Ganbatta!! On whatever you are studying for XD

  3. Author says:

    I’m quite surprised that Metanorn is seeded so low. For crying out loud Ani-nouto is seeded into 2nd round. But there’s nothing to it but to fight it out.

    • Kabitzin says:

      Yeah, the seeding of Metanorn so low was odd, but I believe there was a reason for it… I think it had to do with the results of last year’s tournament.

      • Tofu says:

        Doesn’t really matter, it’ll make Metanorn look ever more awesome winning from round 1 and up >;D

      • Scamp says:

        Yup, that’s the reason. Not winning a match in the last tourney did worse for your ranking than simply not taking part

    • Kyokai says:

      I think quality of blogging should have taken a part in seeding because there were 2nd round bosses even in the first tourney but oh well.

  4. Rakuen says:

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. 45k comments, but 500k spam posts? That’s insane!

    • Foshizzel says:

      I know right? I agree soooo insane xD

    • Kyokai says:

      The spam monster jokes are actually real. We get hundreds and even >1k spam every day. I guess, you can get an idea about it from our hits. ^^

  5. VucubCaquix says:

    CRUSH PSGELS

  6. Overcooled says:

    (ʘ‿ʘ✿) no mercy.

  7. Reaper says:

    I see what you did there, and it’s brilliant! Especially with that 0.5 mil of spam; don’t know why but it cracked me up how it’s oddly in place there. Sa, mina, make way for Metanorn’s world domination otherwise you’ll face the wrath of the Unlimited Aniblog Works!

    • Foshizzel says:

      Excitement for the tourney has boosted our creativity <3

    • Kyokai says:

      I had to do it!

      Everything fit so perfectly, stats and imagery! Even when photoshopping took ~forever~ I was all smiles when I showed it to the team mates yesterday. :3

  8. akagami says:

    Just curious, as I’m always interested in finding new anime blogs that are fun to read/follow, what blogs do you guys follow?

    I tried sampling the top seeded blogs in that list in the pic (I tried the author’s site as well, it’s all one big pic,so I had to memorize the web address and type it out TOO MUCH EFFORT (ノ `Д´)ノ ~┻━┻ ), and they’re either blogs I’ve decided not to follow, blogs that I follow, and a couple that just didn’t pique my interest.

    I usually find new blogs from when I hear other people mention them, or just randomly open blog links in other blogs and do a quick drive-through. Though the last few times I tried the latter it didn’t yield any good results.

    Since I’m asking, I figure I should share first – currently follow on a regular basis:
    Blog 好き
    Blue Blue Wave
    Metanorn
    Kurogane’s Anime Blog
    SankakuComplex (I’m still not sure why I follow the last… guilty pleasure?!?)

    • Foshizzel says:

      Ooooh man I follow a lot of blogs and I chat with several writers through twitter and Skype! So I will list a few favorites xD

      Sea slugs anime blog
      Altair and Vega
      Baka Laureate
      Draggl’s Anime Blog
      Ephemeral Dreams

      And lots of others…yeah I am a bit crazzyy xD

    • Kyokai says:

      We plan to do segments on new emerging blogs so hopefully, you’ll learn something from those. Best way to follow blogs from brackets is to check their links from dates section.

      When I joined Metanorn, I was only following RC. Now a lot of other aniblogs have entered into my list (some are even part of our blogroll). From the top of my head, RC, THAT, Sekijitsu, Seaslugs, Altair & Vega, Gar Gar and some more. It all depends on time because I always make a point to comments back on the bloggers who comment on Metanorn as well.

      Also, we won’t judge you on Sankaku, they do have some interesting pieces sometimes. :3

      • akagami says:

        Oooh, I wish I had noticed the Dates Link page earlier >.<

        Now there's too many links and I'm too intimidated (click em all or click none, that's how I roll). Maybe I'll check them out later…

    • Overcooled says:

      I’m a class A lurker, but I would recommend The Cart Driver, Sekijitsu, Sea Slugs, Unmei Kaihen, and Altair and Vega. I secretly frequent those blogs = v = I’m slowly finding new blogs through the tourney just by luck too, so this list is increasing! Hopefully we’ve helped you find some good stuff. Reading other blog posts always fires me up~

    • lvlln says:

      One of my favorite episodic blogs is Tenka Seiha, a blog run by Aroduc, who does translation work for doujin games and such. He pretty much hates anything and everything mostly for pretty poor reasons, but he writes them up in a way that’s fun to read.

      I’ve mentioned it in a post before, but I consider Chaos Tangent to have the best writing in any anime blog I’ve ever read. John Noel, the writer, is a master of prose. Unfortunately, it doesn’t update very often.

  9. SnippetTee says:

    Just awesome. By far, the most creative aniblog tourney post that I read. Good luck!

  10. BlackBriar says:

    Ani-Touney? Oh, my god, this is the Holy Grail War among anibloggers. You have my blessings to win the competition. Show no mercy. Metanorn will always be my favorite.

    By the way, “We are in the Griffindor house red bracket and you already know how much we like that colour, right? (Crimson as blood, fire and love)”. I’m focusing more on the blood part. Are you maybe… a sadist? LOL.

    • Foshizzel says:

      D’awwwwww thank you for the support! <3

      Hooraaaay red xDD

    • Kyokai says:

      Bwahahaaa, something like that and thanks for your support! <3

      Btw, you have read my KnK posts right? I have a thing for the horror genre and fresh blood too (new blood jokes of Meta), but by definition, I think I’m a mixture than one thing. :3

  11. Karakuri says:

    ヽ(´ー`)ノ

    LOL I was going to ask where “I” was, but it’s painfully obvious now

    • Foshizzel says:

      ^___^ < totally not creative emoticon yo!

    • Kyokai says:

      Hahaa, vantage point. Every team member should be curious to who they are in the pic for sure. :3

      You two are pretty obvious.

      PS: I still regret I couldn’t find proper megane for Will’s sillhouette. ><

    • Overcooled says:

      I didn’t even realize each of us was in the pic. I can only tell who like…3 people are. XD Kyokai, help!

      • Kyokai says:

        @ Cools, you are the first one on right with the Izaya jacket on.

        Miyu, you are the first one on left with your sandals in hand. And yeah, thank you, it did take forever. ><

    • Miyu says:

      Uwa I just realized too! (○o○) I can’t tell which one I am actually! …but Kara and OC are really very easy to spot xD

      It must’ve taken forever to photoshop! Otsukaresama deshita, Kyo~~ ♥

    • Jrow says:

      I see me, but who is to the left of me?

      • Kyokai says:

        You are actually almost behind my hair. xD
        And the one with you has a special jacket and a knife. :3

        • Jrow says:

          Oh, I had it wrong then. I thought that was Mustang and I was next to RoboFosh.

          • Kyokai says:

            That’s lvlln, while Will is in between Zabo and Hime. I gave him an elaborate coat but not megane. ><

  12. Ceyrai says:

    Since there’s no other aniblog that I actually read, Metanorn has all the possible votes I can give. :)

  13. Baka-Raptor says:

    Some observers have called the Red Bracket weak. You have the first chance to defend our honor. Show them who’s boss.

  14. Ace says:

    That is a lot of spam…..

    Good luck to you. I’ll be supporting you all the way.

    • Kyokai says:

      I know right? We just don’t make that spam monster joke for nothin’. Thanks for the support! ^^

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah our spam monster never goes hungry…

      Thanks Ace! Good luck to you in the Tourney and thanks for the support ;D

  15. NovaJinx says:

    Mentally scarring? Haha, no. It was the most awesome thing to happen in ’10, and quintupled my traffic for several months. And I didn’t even participate.

    • Kyokai says:

      You had the most fun commenting on the last one and I’m sure you are continuing it this time too? I linked for the LULZ to your post rather than the real dorama post for a reason. :3

      • NovaJinx says:

        I live to entertain, and naturally will be on the Tourney like a pack of starving hyenas as soon as we get things going.

        I probably would have refused to participate as last time as I see no real benefits, but my Belgian accomplice wouldn’t have shut up about it.

        Okay, I secretly hoped to have a showdown with Kurogane, but there’s no beating THAT standing in the way :/

    • Foshizzel says:

      ahahah nice! it is always nice to get more traffic <3

  16. KarenMizuno says:

    You have my damn vote, that’s for sure… I just need to remember the date =.=U

    I don’t even have a month following this blog and I love it, and I love you guys. I come here more than 5 times a day.

    You have my best regards!!

  17. Hato-kun says:

    I expect there to be a big shiny medal on the site saying “Best Site Ever” when this is over.

    Make it happen, Will.

  18. Renn says:

    Good luck, guys–not that you’ll need it. 😉 That is one awesome declaration, even more epic than the original IMHO.

  19. Bass says:

    Wooooo!

    GLORY ON THE KINGDOM!

    (I love how some of the Meta writers actually get this reference XD)

    #OujouKnights

  20. Jay says:

    I’m in!

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