I think it goes without saying that I will no longer be updating this blog but I figured I’d make it official. Although I still watch anime (just finished episode 8 of Tokyo Ravens in fact) there’s really 0 motivation to ever blog it again. I think JP plans to do his yearly “awards” post but I believe that’s the only activity this blog is going to get at this point.
I’m pretty much 100% dedicated to my game blog and for those who are watching Diabolik Wifebeaters anime, you can check out my reviews of the game over there. At this point I’ll let JP decide what he wants to do with this blog, leave it around for old time’s sake or just keep it for his yearly “awards”. Thanks to all those who had read both our blogs since 2006 and kept up with us through the merge but it’s time to move on ﾟ+.(◕ฺ ω◕ฺ )ﾟ+.
Since our blog’s rolling in tumbleweeds I figured I’d announce that I’ve started a new visual novel project. This time it will be an otome game, so the MC will be a girl pursuing guys. Feel free to follow along as I attempt to push this game out by February 2012
I don’t know if I will be doing anymore posts on this blog. I don’t really have interest in posting about anime anymore. I still watch anime (Penguindrum’s awesome) but neither me or JP could be bothered to write about it. I forced JP to watch Kimi wa Pet recently but he refused to make a “WIWFTWTW” post about it so yea… I guess we’ll have to become like Momotato and post once a year or something lol. Maybe something in the fall anime season will prompt me to make at least an impressions post. For now I’ll be focusing on my otome gaming & game development.
Thanks for reading ヽ( ´ー｀)ノ
And so quietly our 2 years anniversary is today even though if our domain hadn’t died it would have been 4 years for me and like 5 for JP. Honestly I don’t really expect much activity in this blog in the coming year. I don’t want to completely say “I quit” and close the blog but I guess the passion just isn’t there. My focus has and will be on otome gaming as well as MMO gaming on my other blog. JP’s been occupied with Fallout New Vegas and he’s gone through my entire list of stuff I “forced” him to watch. Even the shows I do watch I mostly blurb 1 or 2 things on twitter about it and that’s as much as I say about anime anymore. I mean what am I going to blog about every week?
- That Kirino is a bitch who needs to die in a fire?
- That Panty & Stocking is like the most awesome show ever?
- That there’s a horrible porn scene in Yosuga every week?
- That someone died in Hakuoki?
- Or that Kishimoto brought back stock character #44 in Naruto and now they gotta fight again?
Anyway you get the picture. Anime blogging was great back in 2006 when it was new, raws were still hard to obtain and the blogosphere was booming with fresh new blogs. Now I hardly know any new bloggers anymore. I don’t really read anime blogs anymore since my interest in new shows is pretty low. Because of google reader and twitter most of the conversations and discussions have been moved over there. I guess the anime blogging medium in my eyes is kinda dead – but maybe it’s still alive in someone else’s. We’ll keep this blog around in case one of us gets inspired to write anything but it’s definitely the end of an era in my eyes.
JP: Stupid 3 year computer game backlog! I actually do have hundreds of gigs of anime sitting here queued up to write about, I just can’t force myself to stop playing computer games and actually watch them—and this is stuff that I genuinely do want to watch! So hopefully I won’t end up like Momotato and only a year-end awards post (which I will make as usual!)
I’m glad I stuck to watching Moteki. I’m a little behind on some of my other dramas but Moteki pretty much got me hooked. From kimoi mangakas to stupid girls to Ukio getting kicked around like an idiot, it was definitely a fun ride. I think next week is the grand finale? Either way it’s definitely a drama I recommend for the summer season. I’m about 2 weeks behind on Nihonjin but I figured I’d just wait for that to finish and marathon the last few episodes along with Natsu no Koi. I also backlogged moyashimon because I heard it was great & terrible at the same time so I’ll just watch it all in bulk
In other news, I haven’t watched any anime except Kaicho wa Maid. I’m behind on Fairy Tail but I’m also waiting for that to finish so I can just marathon until the end. I looked at the Fall Season looks like a bunch of the same old shit that I don’t think I’ll be taking part of. The only thing I have to force myself to watch is the 2nd season of Hakuoki since the first one ended on a sour note. I still intend to play the game at some point. On the topic of games, because I’m basically flying through my otome game backlog I’ve been pretty much focusing on that instead of anime/dramas. I think JP sorta stopped caring about anime too, so this blog is gonna be collecting dust bunnies for a while.
I found out the Starry Sky anime is gonna be one of those b/s airing things on Animate.tv like Hetalia where I’ll have to scrounge for the raws to even be able to watch it. Yuck. Talk about a motivation killer. I’m also working my way through the DRRRR!! novels right now (on volume 4). Maybe there will be some interesting fall dramas to check out once I make it through my backlog but I guess this is kinda like my phase back in 2004 where I pretty much lost interest in anime. Maybe eventually it will pick up…if they stop making shows about sister incest, lolis, titties and Slayers ripoffs.
For the past 2 months my work place has been hell. I hate working for a Japanese company (the bullshit and racism level is over 9000) and I’m actively seeking new employment at this point. Due to that I’ve had no desire to really blog much, and I only watch about 3 shows a week at this point. I’ve been filling the rest of my free time with gaming so I’ve been updating my game blog more than anything. I looked at our calendar here and I’m like holy crap our blog is like dead. I mean the only recent updates really are JP’s “what he was forced to watch” and he’s starting to run low on those so that corner will probably be ending sometime in 2010.
Maybe the Spring anime season will get me going (interested in Kaichou wa Maid sama) but sometimes I’m just watching a show and moving on rather than blogging about it. I’ve been creating backlogs and just marathoning through them on the weekends and by then it’s like “why blog about a 3 week old episode?” Sorry to anyone who actually liked my episode commentary but I guess for now I’ll make like a bear and go into hibernation until better shows come out and my employment situation has improved.
So as of today, Minaide Hitorigoto turns 1 year old. Obviously if we go back to when JP and I first began blogging we’d already be headed for our 4th blogging anniversaries but this is the one year since our team blog has been created! Read the rest of this entry »