Thank you for your vote, bloggers and readers alike
For all winners of the Anime Blog Awards, please use the images on our website if you wish to show your appreciation to the bloggers/rabid fans who have voted for you. For those who have forgotten who won, here is a summary of the results. Thank you for your participation in this inaugural event. I am still wondering if I should do a nice explosive entry to present the prizes, but I got
lazy busy. Cheers and I hope all the winners will show their victory with pride. You have been voted by bloggers, for bloggers.
I know that the Anime Blog Awards are finally over, whether you cared about it or not. I believe that a series of 15 short editorials to introduce the best anime blogs that have been voted by the bloggers of our small but significant anime blogosphere is due. I do hope that the winners will be willing to blog on this if they can relieve my stress, particularly at writing for Best Team Blog (I can’t blow my old trumpet, can I?)
The Anime Blog Awards results are hardly revolutionary. However, many of us might not have the chance to explore these blogs that have won this contest. Here is a little look into our winners, and for today’s entry, it will be on the best episodic blogs of our blogosphere.
Gold Award: Random Curiosity
There is definitely no surprise that the biggest and rightfully the most popular episodic anime blog of our community won the category over the other great anime blogs in this category. If there is ever an anime blog that I can shove to anyone to proof the growing popularity of anime blogs or that episodic blogging is just dead, it will be Omni’s blog.
Random Curiosity might not be the place that you get in-depth analysis of every single episode. However, why would you visit them for that reason? Random Curiosity generally follows the two huge journalistic values of news: trustworthiness and timeliness. You know that every single time you follow them (yes, it is A GROUP BLOG), they bring you the news fast and accurate. That is how it gathers a huge following from many anime fans.
I must admit that I have minimal contact with Omni. However, it is expected due to the huge logistics of being in such a huge and high traffic blog. It’s hard to have too much time with others. The few times I spoke with Omni are pretty fine, and he is definitely a nice guy who is willing to tag you along to bring you some traffic if you just ask for a blogroll when you email him. I do wish I get more chances to speak to him though.
To Random Curiosity, the ABA is proud to present you the Gold Award for the Blogger’s choice in the category of Best Episodic Blog.
Silver Award: Subculture Anime Blog
Totali’s blog is definitely one of the upcoming blogs in the episodic summary genre, and has etched out a niche of quirky humor that does not try to be overly fancy. He sticks to a very personal touch in his writing, something a little different compared to many other episodic bloggers. There is definitely a cheeky touch to his impressions, making it fun to visit just to laugh. It is like you are reading a friend’s blog about an anime, yet not losing complete objectivity.
Episodic anime blogs are aplenty in the blogosphere, and it is clearly the most popular genre for new bloggers to enter. If there is someone that you can look onto for some interesting content or a direction to follow from a relatively newer blog in the Internet, Totali aka the Grand Meister will be a good blogger to look to for inspiration. I admit to visit his blog quite often to see how he structures his writing and pick up some tips as well.
Totali, as a person, is totally awful. He is not serious and he has a rather good temper. He always tries to reply to his commentators and has a quirky sense of humor. In fact, when you talk to him, he will always go O_O or ;_; on you, a true emotion master of doom. Jokes aside, my personal contact with Totali is a wonderful experience to say the very least. That said, I hardly do meet with any terrible bloggers except for a very small minority. We are all nice people, after all.
To Subculture Anime blog, the ABA is proud to present you the Silver Award for the Blogger’s choice in the category of Best Episodic Blog.
Bronze Award: Star Crossed Anime Blog
Star Crossed Anime Blog is perhaps the most different blogger among the five nominated blogs. In a way, it represents the minority, just like how Psgels always speaks for the anime series that have no love at all. The author of SCAB is as said earlier, Psgels, an anime viewer and blogger that is keen to present anime raw to you without any pretense.
Star Crossed Anime Blog is one of the rare anime blogs that will actually blog series that no one cares about, such as Himitsu the Revelation, Real Drive or xxxHolic (to list a few examples) with huge consistency. He admits to not having any formal training in terms of the Japanese language, but he tries his best to give objective impressions. He always makes a wonderful season preview for every single season, one that I always read before making our own preview here at T.H.A.T.
Psgels is perhaps the author among the three that I spoke the most. He is extremely supportive and kind in his words. He is also willing to talk about anime in a way that is rather different from your typical anime fan. He never really bothers about graphics and always concentrate on the plot. For acquired audiences who are tired of the modern fanservice or moe series, go pay Star Crossed Anime Blog a visit and he will be more than glad to recommend you a good series to enjoy.
To Star Crossed Anime blog, the ABA is proud to present you the Bronze Award for the Blogger’s choice in the category of Best Episodic Blog.