For the FINAL Glory!


Update: Soon to reach 1,800 votes within 25hrs. This will be a tough race till finish!

It’s been more than a three months run starting first week of April, when the contestants were announced along with poll schedule. It took month and so many rounds for the numbers to drop from 168 to just two. It’s an understatement to say that it’s been a long journey. I almost feel like, I’ve gone for pilgrimage and now I can finally see the light that was promised to me. The team has been planning since April 7 in the background with brainstorming, graphics to scheduling of special posts; the Metanorn team never stopped and neither got tired. Before any other update, let me applaud my teammates, without whom this was not possible. We are a rag-tag team, contributing from seven different countries, twelve different locations and time zones. The maximum difference is twelve hours and I literally reside in future but we have crossed these boundaries as a team. In our weakness and strength, we are together as a band of friends, who are tight and ready to back each other up.

Honestly speaking, a lot of well-wishers told me not to participate but I wanted to give this a try because the first one was a blur. The team had same thoughts and thus we began a long journey of highlights and of course mildly campaigning for our first two rounds along with raising the intensity as we progressed. We didn’t have anything planned after Quarterfinals so when the semi-finals hit, we were almost beside ourselves. Going up against the Tourney I boss was no easy feat; not to mention, he acknowledged the competition and pinned the post for emphasis. Due to hidden votes, we didn’t know if we were winning or losing. But we spammed on twitter and poked our friends to go vote for the tourney they were all new to. After days of campaigning and wait, we finally got this:

Lots of fireworks were shot (4th of July was just excuse!) and partying done. We heard the crowd cheer and for a while, we didn’t know anything except for exchanging unintelligible messages with each other. Once the calm returned, we put our game-faces back on for the final haul. This time we are facing the notorious, who for some reason likes to get a rise out of anisphere along with trolling. Personally, I don’t understand his point but everyone has their own way I guess. Content-wise he writes fansub-reviews that are followed by a closed community, who like their subs on quality side (who doesn’t?). In comparison to ours, there’s nothing because the content categories are completely different and not being a fansub reviewer, I can’t critique his posts. Which leaves me to simply plug: check out both the sites and vote for yourself.

But I would like it more, if you support Metanorn Team instead. We are ablaze in competition and will be campaigning hard to win your vote. Now, let’s hear it from the team:

Battlecry Messages from the Team

This is it!
Are you ready everybody?!
Metanorn is in the finale
gonna try to beat another
to take that primetime spot
to be the new kings on the block
working hard for the title,
the top grand prize,
We’re feelin’ ready to win,
light the fireworks high
For victory, because it’s almost fact
Metanorn is gonna win this pact
Raise your hands for the pride of Red Bracket!
Can you believe it folks? WE ARE IN THE FREAKING FINALS! Ahem…anyway it sure has been exciting to see all the flooding of support from everyone on Twitter, G+,Tumblr and Facebook. Thank you for all the support up to this point, but it is not over yet! We need your votes to progress the final round so VOTE4META! DO IT NOW! Because there will be special hugs for everyone  <3 <3 <3 Thank you again!

Thank you to all who have showed their support for us. You know that we wouldn’t be where we are without you fans and stalkers. But showing your support by voting for us isn’t over yet. So, Vote 4 Meta! Nuff’ said.

Ah the aniblog tourney has been such a journey for Metanorn, but we managed to make it all the way to the finals thanks to all of your support!~ Thanks for the love, and we’ll be needing your help for this final push to the champion title. °◡°♡ So, one last time, METANORN FIGHTO!~
T-t-t-t-the finals! We actually made it past THE psgels! Can’t… form… proper… thoughts… too… shocked… Thank you guys SO MUCH for supporting us during our last round and let’s take this ALL THE WAY!
Woah. Honestly, when we first started out I would’ve never imagined that we would make it to the finals, and the journey so far has been amazing! A very bigggg thank you goes out to all our readers and voters, you’ve made this worth fighting for! ♥ This is the last stretch, so there’s no time for whining, we’re in it to win it!
Our battle for the Holy Grail is almost over. We have bested a most formidable foe in Psgels. What I’m going to do now is use all 3 of my command spells at once on you. First command, #Vote4Meta. Second command, don’t vote for our competition. Third command, listen to the MetaVerse podcast. That last one isn’t the most relevant to the tourney, but I’d always love to have new listeners enjoying and commenting on the shows.
IT’S. THE. FINALE. So not nervous so not nervous SO NOT NERVOUS. Ok, I’m not nervous. Please support Metanorn by voting for us in this final round (and spread the word too, teheh)! It would mean a lot to us if you do. Go go Metanorn! We can do it! *raises pom poms*
So in a match that saw over 1,400 votes, victory was determined by a margin of just 13. So thank you everyone for voting; your vote mattered. We’ve taken down the former champion, but we still have to get past one more obstacle if we are to call ourselves the champions. As should be expected, the other finalist,, is an absolute juggernaut, so we’re going to need to keep pushing in these final 2 days. Please help us make this happen; victory is within our reach!
With a lot of hard work, we beat a veritable blogging giant in the semi-finals. However, it’s a bit too early to start going all-out with celebrations JUST YET because we have one more match. This is the big one. It would be a huge honour to be crowned the winner of the tournament (i.e. we can brag and rub it in everyone’s faces) so please vote for Metanorn if you like us!
Thank you is a small word but I gotta say it, many times if I have to. Those last 13 votes mattered and so this round: speak out, vote for us, if you like what we do. I know we are not the best aniblog out there and no, we haven’t perfected our ‘form’ just yet. But that is what makes us different because we are continuously learning and experimenting to become better. To some people, we might be too cluttered or even giving them epileptic seizures but IT IS ALRIGHT. We’ll keep evolving with time and you can follow/unfollow us anytime. Because that is how we are. We are META! So, supporters spread the word of #Vote4Meta, while enjoying some more cheesiness:


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The Boss lady of Metanorn, who makes it all happen. An animanga enthusiast, who watches/reads almost anything that strikes her fancy. Just beware of her Death Perception and always keep her happy. Regularly found at @KyokaiTM & #[email protected].
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41 Responses to “For the FINAL Glory!”

  1. BlackBriar says:

    METANORN!!! Prepare for GLORY!!!
    Team Meta cut it close last time (A 13 vote difference. That’s too close for comfort) but I’m happy to see you all come this far. Shame on me because I had doubts in the first few rounds. I’ll be awaiting your victory celebration.

    • Foshizzel says:

      WOOOOOO! GO Metanorn!!

      Yeah the votes were really really close…well hopefully this round is just as exciting xD

    • Jrow says:

      We’ve been up against some quality blogs. IMO, the best blog we beat was Ogiue Maniax. All the other blogs are great, and our competition in the finals is quite different from what we’ve been up against.

      Hopefully we’ll have championship t-shirts made and 3rd-world countries will receive the Whiners champ t-shirts.

      Much thanks for your support BB!

  2. God speed, for you carry the fight against the forces of evil.

  3. Ceyrai says:

    So it actually came down to a matter of good vs evil troll. Rooting for you all the way, Metanorn!

  4. Tofu says:

    Metanorn really has come a long way… after 2 years, it’s displayed so much change from the previous tourney and now look at it… it’s in the FINALS!!! XD

    My vote equals to 100 men!! GO METANORN!!!

    Note: I didn’t use a proxy… don’t worry guys ^^;

  5. Hellomotto says:

    I remember this site when it was just Kyokai…damn, this blog has come quite a ways. Seriously, congrats to Kyokai for managing such a team and causing the site to rise from near extinction to incredible popularity. A shout out to lvlln and foshizzel for contributing to the team as well! You got this you guys!

  6. anaaga says:


    Or something like that

  7. akagami says:

    That drawing of Date is awesome. Who did it?

  8. chikorita157 says:

    Light versus Dark (or rather good vs evil), it’s such an epic battle…

    Anyways, good luck!

  9. Rakkyo says:

    I counted and you guys beat 9 other blogs(not just any random blogs too) to get here.
    Let’s add 1 more to the list and make that a nice number eh?

    Good luck and Godspeed guys.

  10. Samantha Zan says:

    OMG that’s such a close call poll! Congrats on that!

    Best of luck with the final round, TEAM META!!! 😀

  11. Moni Chan says:


  12. setsuken says:

    As always, have been supporting you guys since the start. Great to see you guys make it to the finals! Good luck and kick butt! =D

    • Jrow says:

      Hey Setsuken! How’ve things been? It seems like an eternity since we last chatted on Ep. 114 of Anivision podcast.

      Thanks for the good luck wish! We’ll give it our all to win.

      • setsuken says:

        Indeed Sir! It has been far too long. That was a darn awesome time, that podcast recording.

        I need to get more active on commenting on blogs and twitter, seems like I’m falling behind on everything these days =/

  13. The_Magus_Killer says:

    Time Alter: Square Accel!

    *clicks the “vote for Metanorn” button*

  14. kluxorious says:

    You know I will always vote for you…

    Good luck!

  15. Namika says:

    WOHOOOOO~! Congrats, guys!!! Now, it is time to crush that whiner troll! ><""" I swear, how on earth…… meh. Nevermind.
    GO META!!!!!

  16. rarely_upset says:

    I’ve never been here before, so someone please tell me that Excaalbar is an inside joke and not somebody who is unable to spell Excalibur.

    • Kyokai says:

      Fosh’s meme cards usually have exaggerations. In this specific card, spelling emphasizes the way Ayako Kawasumi pronounces it during Saber’s special move in Fate/Zero.

  17. D-LaN says:

    Again gotta love the gun-holding-to-your-head advertising Meme advertising poster.

    A vote was sent frm my COMP. Me and my justice will support you guys!! *REFERENCE*

  18. Alec says:

    I don’t like the idea of voting for an asshole ; therefore, my vote goes to Metanorn

    This blog is hard to read though.

  19. Dark_Sage says:

    Did you vote multiple times in your match with Star Crossed, or was that just something you did for the finals?

    • Kyokai says:

      Oh wait, let me see… Last poll… 728 times? (◕‿◕✿)

    • Nan says:

      You don’t seem to understand what happened here.

      She did not cheat, or encourage others to, or rig it in the slightest for herself. Do you care about your readers, dark_sage? She obviously does, because they wanted this, and she did it for them. I say this not for myself, but for the readers.

      You may not, but any intelligent person will understand this comment.

  20. Toori-chan says:

    Congratulations for making to the finals. I never expected you people to make it to the finals but I did hope though.

    Good luck MetaTeam in the final round. You have votes from my Anime club and me~

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