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: 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.

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