Metanorn’s 7th Year Anniversary


It’s the Lucky Year 7! ヽ( ★ω★)ノ

Bring in the nostalgia because time is flying for us and here’s another year gone. The Metanorn Team keeps growing and same for our amazing community, who are regularly around to keep Metanorn a happening place. In aniblog life, we are still in our teens but things are still pretty much together with our varied team members. A giant thank you to the Metanorn Team and the amazing Community of regulars and silent lurkers for continuous patronage. Now, let’s hear it from the Team:


From Metanrn Team, with Lve


winter15-ocHappy happy happy birthday, Metanorn! And that means happy birthday to the writers, the readers, Will-sama, and every other person who helped make us what we are. Metanorn has, and always will be, a group thing. If you’re reading this, you are part of that group. You are Metanorn. So, uh, happy 7th birthday? Boy, I don’t remember being that young…

winter15-foshWooooooooooooo!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY METANORN! It’s really hard to believe that we have been around for seven years, but I think that is mostly due to all of the followers and commenters that keep us reviewing anime every year! So yeah thanks to everyone that keep commenting.
winter15-hoshiTime to throw some confetti; it’s Metanorn’s birthday~! It’s been another great year here, which (as always) is thanks to the all-powerful and awesome Kyokai; the amazing team who keeps bringing out great posts, podcasts, and more; and the commenters and lurkers who keeping the fun going strong~ I’m thankful to be apart of Metanorn for yet another year despite the fact I still post very sporadically. And I’m grateful for all the commenters and lurkers who actually read and comment on those sporadic posts! So with that, here’s to another year and hopefully many more to come~!
winter15-jrowMetanorn is 7, my favorite number! The lucky number! In terms of thanks, what Kyo, OC, Fosh, Hoshi, anaaga, Kara, lvlln, Highway, Sumairii, Skylion, Samsura, Irene & Kyon said. To the few of you that listen to MetaVerse, I much appreciate the time you put into listening and surely it’ll continue to year 8.
winter15-karaYay, it’s Metanorn’s birthday again! I may not be as active as I once was (yay real life responsibilities OTL), but it’s always great to come back here when I can and see how wonderful the community still is~. You commenters and lurkers are great, as is the staff here! Thanks Kyo, for rounding up such awesomeness into one site and thanks to all of the readers, since you’re the ones supporting us!
winter15-anaagaIt’s another birthday for Metanorn, which means Metanorn is getting older and older. Somehow I don’t hate it though, and I hope I can see Metanorn keeps celebrating its birthday until its 2xx or maybe 5xx something. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to contribute much to Metanorn last year. But whenever I come back to Metanorn, I always feel as if it’s my virtual home, and it will always be. Once more Metanorn, happy birthday!
winter15-highwHappy Birthday to Metanorn! We’ve made it all the way to second grade now! Well, sometimes it seems like that, but usually been great. This is the site I check multiple times a day, mainly because I want to see what our commenters are saying. It’s been a blast writing for Metanorn for the past two + years, and commenting for a year more than that, and it’s always the atmosphere that makes me feel the best about the site. Thanks to Kyo and all the other staff for their hard work, and thanks to everyone reading!
winter15-sumaHappy birthday to Metanorn! It’s crazy to think that the site has been around for seven years now. As always, it’s a pleasure being a part of this community. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Kyokai for keeping us all together as the ringleader extraordinaire. And I’d also like to thank our readers for their continued support.
winter15-skylion“Holy Crap! They’ve let me stay on staff for a whole year! I’ve been stomping around for three years longer than that, and just as I said last year, it’s a pleasure to keep coming back. Big Thanks to Kyo for keeping us abreast and in line, as that has to be a hard line to tow for a bunch of rowdy folk like us. Thanks to our lurkers and commenters for your continued support!”
spring15-samsSeven Years Folks. They grow up so fast! One minute there they are, hiding in their little corner of the internet, blogging about how this little thing like Soul Eater might just catch on. And look at them now! We got writers in varying degrees of depravity and fandom inspired lunacy, posts out the Wazoo, and a pretty nifty design If I may say so. I mean sure, I’ve only been here for about a month now, but for the rest of the crew who have been working here before me, I have nothing but praise. I hope going forward I and my fellow colleagues/comrades/soldiers of the dread legion can continue to bring you the wonderful content that makes Metanorn the great place it is. I guess 7 times is the charm!
spring15-irenesSo, seven years have come and gone already. I never would have guessed, time flies by so quickly. Coming to Metanorn almost 3 years ago now, I really can’t believe how much fun and good times I’ve had on here. Having just joined in an official capacity, I’m so happy to be celebrating Metanorn’s birthday with all of you. Seven has been known as the number of completion, and I think that the foundations for the site are now fully complete and that there are now even bigger, greater, and more wonderful things in store for us as we go forward. I’m happy to be a part of this and to be celebrating with wonderful day with all of you, to my new Metanorn family, from the bloggers to the web designers to just the lurkers that hang around, I’m glad to be here. Bon anniversaire Metanorn!
spring15-kyonnWell folks, it’s that time of the year again. Christmas! Wait, it’s not Christmas? Oh…it’s the next best thing: Metanorn’s birthday! Even though I haven’t been for very long, it’s a joy to be writing here, and it’s been fun to see Metanorn grow during the time that I’ve lurked. Thank you Kyo for not feeding me to a wallaby, the rest of the team for not giving me scurvy (yet), and the readers who, hopefully, aren’t sick of me already. If you aren’t, send oranges quick.

winter15-kyo゚・✿ヾ╲(。◕‿◕。)╱✿・゚It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? 5+ years in managing Metanorn and it literally has become much bigger than just a hobby/interest. A part of all our online personas and a home away from home. A big shoutout to the Metanorn Team Alumni, the current team and our regular commenters who have been around for years, building our community. Thank you for hanging out with us everyone!

In terms of the last year numbers, many good times were had. Have a look: 12.7Million visits, with 5,375 posts, 102,000+ comments, 7,200+ tags, 602 categories, more than 4,463 nicknames used while commenting and 3.7M spam blocked. Yeah, our spam count doubled since last year as our spam monster has no limits.

Year 7 Highlights

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Join in the party and look forward to many special posts! ♪ L(‘ω’)┘三└(‘ω’)」♪


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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42 Responses to “Metanorn’s 7th Year Anniversary”

  1. Di Gi Kazune says:

    •Kyokai tried to lure in even more people to check out Type-Moon offerings with editorials via Fate’s Unlimited Blade Works series.

    *sputter*sputter*sputter* 😛

    Anyway, here’s a toast to another year in the making.

    • BlackBriar says:

      Hey, it’s not like your pain isn’t being understood. 😛

    • Kyokai says:

      Oioioiiiiii! What are you sputtering for? I’ve tried my best to bring in all the details I can. I’m just not motivated for the current arc because well, ufotable stretching the whole GARcher vs Shiro dialogue.

      • Di Gi Kazune says:

        Then I shall take it and compress it! 😛 and you can pick out the appropriate picture captions.

      • BlackBriar says:

        Compared to what I’ve heard about the DEEN version, isn’t that better?

        • Kyokai says:

          Of course this is the better version. As a fan, the liberties they have taken with it is something I’m not so happy about recently. This feeling will pass for sure.

          • BlackBriar says:

            When it’s an adaptation of what you like, you got to be prepared in the event the studio decides to take liberties.

            • Kyokai says:

              Of course, I am but I don’t have to like it. 😛

  2. BlackBriar says:

    Happy Birthday, Metanorn! Lucky number 7, huh? Nice and congratulations to all who helped make it possible. It’s a little overwhelming knowing it’s now been 4 and a half years since I’ve been commenting. Did I spend that much time here? Plus, I wonder how you all deal with commenters/writers with really obscene comment counts. They shall remain nameless, though. 😛

    On the highlights, it says Kyokai tried to lure in even more people to check out Type-Moon offerings. Then I won’t hesitate to say I’ve done some luring of my own from time to time. Hey, we always try to bring more people in on what we’re into, right?

    And for old time’s sake, I decided to revive something:

    Commenter: BlackBriar
    Birthday: February 1st 1991
    Age: 24
    Gender: Male
    Returning visitor
    De-lurking date: November 1st 2010 (on a Shiki post)
    Awarded Title: Vampire Lover (Thanks Kyokai and Overcooled)
    Comment count: 9k and counting
    Nicknamed while commenting: BB or Briar
    Average time spent on site: Couldn’t tell you if I wanted to.
    Browser that accesses Metanorn: Internet Explorer
    General location: Saint Martin

    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      Your baba here says you should go to bed early. 😛

    • Joojoobees says:

      BB, I was inspired by your example, so I looked the details up.

      Commenter: Joojoobees
      Age: 50 and still counting
      Gender: Male
      De-lurking date: May 3rd 2010 (Durarara!!)
      Awarded Title: Flying Sage
      Comment count: a mere 800 some odd
      General location:

      A big “Happy Birthday” to MetaNorn, and congratulations to Kyokai for turning the site into something truly special. And while I’m at it, “Top of the Mornin'” to all of you M-Norners who keep blogging it up.


    • Kyokai says:

      Good job, BB! You surely have been a regular for years. 🙂

  3. Di Gi Kazune says:

    #[email protected]

    Checked. Nope. Did not see Kyo-chan.

    • Highway says:

      You’d see me evenings and weekends, but there’s not a lot of discussion there. So people come in, don’t say anything, and leave. Gotta say something to start a conversation. It helps even more if you address it to me.

      Unless of course you don’t want to talk to me.

      • Di Gi Kazune says:

        irc is kinda dying with the rise of social media et. al. Whilst I’d like to lurk, I’m already lurking on another network.

        • Highway says:

          irc is definitely dying even with the fact of other messaging systems. The real-time-ness of it just cannot compete with the saved messages of a FB group, or a skype chat, to mention two that I’m familiar with. It’s not a bad protocol, but it’s just got too many disadvantages, and its one advantage – high number of concurrent connections – doesn’t really matter anymore as people’s conversation circles shrink.

          • Di Gi Kazune says:

            Facebook is the graphic version of irc with less privacy. Dunno about skype. Twitter is the abridged version of irc with same privacy issues as facebook. I prefer to keep a minimalist digital footprint.

            Anime based IRC started to die the day bitorrent appeared on the scene. It killed the main reason people had to lurk in IRC. You could say that if BT came earlier and I didn’t get onto IRC, things would be much quieter.

      • akagami says:

        Oh hm, didn’t know there was a channel. Guess I’ll go lurk in there as well. ^^

        • BlackBriar says:

          They should have land mines set up for sneaky lurkers. 😛

          • akagami says:

            Hmm, only recognize Highway. And 10 other randoms.

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              And that about brings the total number of people in the chan. 😛

            • Kyokai says:

              We lost ownership of the channel but I have fixed this now. Should be lurking there more now. 😛

  4. T.K. says:

    The big ONE-O in 3 more years eh, feeling excited already.

    Happy Birthday Metanorn!

  5. Samsura says:

    Man, it is weird seeing my pic upside down.

  6. zabobinator says:

    Hey! It’s been a while!

    I’ve been lurking off-and-on for a while, but I just wanted to say congrats to everybody for making it 7 years! It was super awesome to be a part of this team at one point and I’m so happy to see how great it’s been going. Y’all rock!

    Best of luck and yay lucky number 7! 🙂


    • skylion says:

      …thanks Zab….

    • BlackBriar says:

      Whoa, here’s a blast from the past! Nice to see you again, Zab!

      I wonder if Hime, Hawthorne and others have been lurking around as well.

    • Kyokai says:

      Good to see you here, zabo! <333

      We've come a long way and you had a contribution in there too! Hope all is well and do drop in whenever you can. ^^

  7. Congratulations to all you, guys. I know that what makes me feel happy to visit the site is the atmosphere, too. Glad to be reading.

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