2008 Anime Blog Awards Nominations

I have two types of nominations: Seeds and Wild Cards.

Seeds: Nepotism at its finest. These are blogs I regularly read, link to, comment on, etc…

Wild Cards: When I run out of Seeds, I browse the list of nominees and select a worthy candidate.

Best Episodic Blog

Seed: Random Curiosity

Seed: Sea Slugs!

Seed: Star Crossed Anime Blog

Comments: Taking screenshots every 10 seconds is a pain in the ass. I tried it once. It gave me cramps.

Best Editorial Blog

Seed: In Search of Number Nine

Seed: The Animanachronism

Seed: Drastic my Anime Blog

Comments: So many good ones. I ended up going with The Twin Stars (No. 9 and Animanachronism), and Drastic my Anime Blog is just a really cool name.

Best Team Blog

Seed: RIUVA

Seed: Yukan

Seed: THAT Animeblog

Comments: Yukan has 9 bloggers. If that doesn’t deserve an award, what does? Running a team blog is no easy task. Baka-Raptor started out as a team blog. Ghetto was the primary author of the White Suits page, the Stepping on Twigs page, and then he decided to get a life. Bastard.

Best Manga Blog

Wild Card: Manga Blog

Wild Card: Manga Cast

Wild Card: Manga Maniac Cafe

Comments: They all have Manga in the title…

Most Influential Blog

Seed: Hop Step Jump!

Seed: Derailed by Darry

Wild Card: Danny Choo

Comments: I trust Jeff Lawson. Jason Miao may be lolikitsune’s mortal enemy, but that doesn’t change the fact that over 1000 people voted in his mako-cakes poll. My polls barely hit 20. Danny Choo is the most popular anime blogger I know absolutely nothing about.

Best Dorama

Seed: Cruel Angel Theses

Seed: Hontou ni sou omou?

Seed: The Scrumptious Anime Blog

Comments: Owen’s “April” “Fools” “Day” “Joke” apparently changed people’s lives. Zyl has threatened me on more than one occasion. Usagijen’s inflammatory post got me trolling.

Rookie of the Year

Seed: In Search of Number Nine

Seed: The Animanachronism

Seed: Are-Are

Comments: The Twin Stars strike again. Nagato’s manliness is second only to my own.

Funniest Blog

Seed: Minaide Hazukashii

Seed: Not Dotq

Wild Card: Lovely Kitsune

Comments: I’m going to be a sore loser no matter who wins, unless it’s Lovely Kitsune, the genius behind Misuzu’s Diary. The blog reminds me of my own, before I sold out.

Best Satire Blog

Seed: Not Dotq

Seed: In Search of Number Nine

Seed: The Animanachronism

Comments: A hat trick for The Twin Stars.

Best Seiyuu-Oriented Blog

Wild Card: Hashihime

Wild Card: Seiyuu3

Wild Card: j1m0ne

Comments: These seem to be only three…

Most Thought-Provoking Blog

Seed: In Search of Number Nine

Seed: The Animanachronism

Seed: Anime Otaku

Comments: The Twin Stars end their run with 4 nominations. Although I only discovered Anime Otaku a few days ago, its post titles alone were thought-provoking enough to make the cut.

Best Blog-related Comic

Wild Card: Beta-Waffle

Wild Card: Mistakes of Youth

Wild Card: Dango Blog

Comments: What’s wrong with my comics?

Best Figurine Blog

Seed: Cross Channel

Wild Card: Happy Soda

Wild Card: Figure News

Comments: It’s funny when it doesn’t happen to you

Best Art/Doujin/Visual Novel Blog

Wild Card: Radiant Dreamer

Wild Card: Eroge Review

Wild Card: Heisei Democracy

Comments: Another category that conspicuously ignored me…

Best News Blog

Seed: a geek by any other name

Wild Card: moetron

Wild Card: Canned Dogs

Comments: The tag cloud at animeblogger antenna says it all.

One final note: NOMINATE ME! Need a reason? HOW ABOUT 100 REASONS!?!

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  1. Is this a troll lol? Cross Channel isn’t a figure blog.

    They need a Best Otaku Blog category because I think I’d be under that. My blog can’t just be pigeon holed into one category, sadly.

  2. @Koji Oe: Oops, I guess I got caught making sarcastic nominations. If you don’t like it, perhaps you get get revenge by nominating me for an irrelevant category…. Seriously though, I don’t really read any figure blogs, and I remembered you had a Kotomi figure. Your blog is well-rounded (just like mine) and I don’t think any single category really captures its essence.

    @Michael: Gee, if only there were some way to express your thanks…through, like, nominations or something…. Yeah, I’m lazy. Your titles made me think. Someday I might actually read the whole post.

  3. >>@Michael: Gee, if only there were some way to express your thanks…through, like, nominations or something…. Yeah, I’m lazy. Your titles made me think. Someday I might actually read the whole post.

    Baka-Raptor, don’t do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’ll regret your nomination for the rest of your life if you read his posts’ contents.

    Also, I’m glad that you recognize Lovely Kitsune’s greatness.

  4. Baka-Raptor@ Yeah, they really needed an all around category. Honestly, what were the thinking not having one?

    I’m not participating because I don’t really think of other blogs as being good at something. I just read whatever is written if it interests me. I hardly ever read one blog religiously just to read something.

    I think this is where an all around blog has an advantage. I dunno.

  5. Thanks for the nominations! I guess iniksbane and I are like Castor and Pollux. Or something. So long as we’re not Cagalli and Kira, because then we’d have to argue over who was Cagalli.

  6. @IKnight: I was thinking Mittermeyer and Reuental, although I haven’t yet decided who’s who.

    @lolikitsune: You need to send me a comprehensive list of which blogs you hate and why. I still don’t get what all the Miao bashing is about.

  7. This blog is sweet! But I’m too lazy to change my nomination. And if I changed my nomination, people might call me a flip-flopper!

  8. M-manliness?! q_q

    In any case, you’ve secured my vote for the Satire category. Your site IS modeled after Maddox’s, so it’s not an unfeasible nomination.

  9. @Nagato: We’ve already established that you’re a man. You even admitted it:

    “Hm, I don’t remember saying I was male. It’s fine though.” – You

    As far as this website is concerned, you’re a man. End of story. It’s not such a bad thing. You don’t have to shave your legs, and auto mechanics won’t automatically assume they can rip you off.

  10. YAY! I’m glad I’m on that list lol~~

    Thanks for the nomination also! Even though we’ve only known each other for such a little time xD

  11. Well, that whole 100 pics post just takes the cake. I didn’t read all the posts you made, just enough to make out that the design on this blog is hella bad. Anywho, I made the nominations before I added your blog, I think.

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