The New Year is Here! (End-of-Year Message)
Posted by sleepynoyume
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone. I know this post is not really about anything, but I guess you can say it is to wrap up this awesome year. So I guess, I will write about my anime story, of how I got into anime, and maybe you can comment yours below. So let’s take a trip down memory lane.
Seeing that I live in Asia, there has been anime broadcasted here even though it was not Japan. The first few anime I ever watched were all dubs. D-gray man, Gundam Seed Destiny, Shakugan no Shana and a few episodes of One Piece. At first I had no idea that these were “anime”, I just knew those were nice cartoons with the opening song in a completely different language which I had no idea was.
Then i came along Naruto, Katekyo Hitman Reborn and Fairy Tail. These were the first anime I bothered looking for on the internet. But after a while I got bored of it all and the whole fuss died down in about a month. Little did I know that the anime world was a whole lot bigger than these.
Then in September this year, slightly after my exams, I came across the first of the 12-ep kind of anime we are all so used to. I do not really remember how but I came across a anime called K-ON! and the idea interested me a lot, so I watched it. You will know the rest. From there, I realised Cyborg had the same interest and we began chatting. From there I watched Zero no Tsukaina and Puella Magi Madoka and I realized an anime either really suck or just blow your mind.
From surfing that net, I realized K-ON! had a live event and it really caught my attention so I decided to download and watch it. After that show, I became a lot interested in seiyuu. Which led me to “research” on the seiyuu I find interesting and it was around then, I was officially an otaku.
So I asked Cyborg if I could help out at his blog as a guest writer first and he agreed. So I did my first post ever. Rocking Cute Ball Game, and it was a complete disaster as I had no idea how things worked. Shortly from there was the start of the fall season, I was asked to choose an anime to do episodic reviews. And you should probably know the rest. Christmas came and came the spammage of posts.
About a month ago, another friend of ours who was dragged into the anime world by me, LessThanFree joined us and from then on the blog grew. The number of views we used to get was kind of pathetic but now, it has doubled and so did the number of blog followers. So for those people who started tuning in during the Christmas period, thank you very much and those who have been there at the very start, thank you very much too.
Next year is going to be a busy year but I will do my best to keep up with the posts while keeping up with my studies I’ll be having my first trip to Japan at the end of next year so I will be excited to tell you all about it. So cheers to the new year and the start of Winter Season 2012! To say good-bye to the new year and to welcome the coming one… MOE PICTURE which I have been saving for.