Mainichi Anime Yume in the Aniblog Tourney

Last updated: 05/30/10
Mainichi Anime Yume’s match has finally come up in Round 2 of the Aniblog Tourney. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the tournament, which started last month, pits different anime blogs against each other and lets readers vote for their favorite.

If you’re new to Mainichi Anime Yume and are deciding whether to vote for it or not, I’ve created this post to offer an overview of the kind of blog it is and the posts that I write…

Mainichi Anime Yume is a non-episodic, single author blog run by me, Yumeka, that was first created in October 2006 as an extension of my anime fan site, (which I created in 2002). Since then, I’ve been spending most of my time writing posts here on the blog while leaving the main site open as a sort of “time capsule” to show how anime fan sites used to be (though I continue to work on it once in a while).

I write a variety of posts on MAY. The majority of posts are essays, ramblings, editorials, or analysis on general anime topics. I also write anime reviews, particularly when I finish watching seasonal series, as well as occasional video game reviews. Other posts include topics relating to Japan and Japanese (which I’m actively studying), my commentary on certain anime videos or pictures, lists of my favorites in certain anime categories (favorite character, series of the year, etc), news items once in a while, and other random topics. Though my main focus on MAY is essays and reviews, I basically post about whatever anime-related topic I feel like expressing.

To save you the trouble of having to browse through MAY’s archives, below I’ve compiled a list of some of the different kinds of posts I write, so you’ll have an idea of what kind of blog MAY is…

essays and analysis (general anime)
What exactly do Japanese and American otaku like about anime?
The meaning behind the otaku
The strangeness and ambiguity of love in anime
Animism and non-human characters in anime
Moe exists only in the heart

essays and analysis (specific series)
Haruhi Suzumiya – masterpiece, piece of junk, or simply overrated?
Rebelling against corrupt authority in One Piece
Criticism of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza
How long will Pokemon overcome transience?
The message of Summer Wars’ two worlds

Remembering the old days of anime fan sites
How many types of anime fans can you name?
Is being obsessed with anime good or bad?
Is it weird to like anime characters more than actors?
“When” do you blog?

anime reviews
Mushishi review
5 Centimeters per Second review
Toradora!: final thoughts
Michiko to Hatchin review
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun review

Japan and Japanese
Classic Disney songs in Japanese
How Japanese young adults feel about anime and fans
Back from Japan (here are all the goodies I bought!)
Amusing Japan videos
Communal Japan vs Individualistic America

Pokemon Battle Revolution tournament at Game Stop
Game review: Okami
Game review: Kanji Sono Mama Rakubiki Jiten
Game review: Harvest Moon – Tree of Tranquility
Nostalgia – remembering old school video games
Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver review (part 1)

What is Anime? (the written definition)
Kannagi desktop accessories
Haruhi Suzumiya chronological timeline of events (2010 edition)
Autobiography of how I became an anime fan (2009 edition): chapter 1
Finally decided on my 50 favorite anime of all

I picked no more than five posts for each category, but you can see more for each, and for others, by looking through the Categories on the sidebar.

Well, I hope this gives you a good idea of the kind of blog MAY is. If you’ve made your decision, head to the poll here. Even if you don’t vote for me, thank you for visiting anyway. And please do check out the other great blogs in the tournament too =)

Happy voting~!

UPDATE: 05/30/10

After steadily being ahead by a few votes this past week, MAY managed to win by just one vote in the last hour! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me! ^^ MAY will have its next match in Round 3 on June 8th.

9 Comments… read them or add your own.

  1. Canne says:

    I guess I mostly love your editorials on general anime and I was amazed on how consistent you can come up with new topic so often. Nevertheless, I voted for you because of the angry Chi o_O

  2. Yumeka says:

    @ Canne

    Thanks for the compliments. That makes my day.

    Heh, I was thinking of changing my gravatar, but I guess it was a good thing that I didn’t yet ;)

  3. Jan Suzukawa says:

    Just voted for you. Good luck! =D

  4. Yumeka says:

    @ Jan


  5. Akikura says:

    I love that your blog has intelligent and philosophical things among the amusing and fun posts, instead of tasteless garbage like some others. I’ll be voting for you all the way through!

  6. Yumeka says:

    @ Akikura

    ::blushes:: Thanks for the compliments ^_^

  7. Glo says:

    You’re going to fucking destroy me next round. I can’t wait. I could talk smack to you, but I already promised to rip my own ISSS apart if I advanced, which, barring a strange and unforeseen turnaround in polls, I should be able to do.

  8. Yumeka says:

    @ Glo

    Well, the matches are over and it looks like we both won. Congrats! I think you’re underestimating yourself – from what I’ve seen, you have a pretty good following of dedicated readers. I’m sure you’ll do fine in Round 3 and will have just as good a chance of winning as me.

  9. Glo says:

    I do have some dedicated readers, whom I consider the best followers one could ask for. However, I have an equal or even greater amount of dedicated haters, so we’ll see who pulls it out. I may still try and talk smack about you, haven’t really decided (truthfully, I don’t know if I can find anything to use as smack talk).

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