Step Right Up, Folks! Don’t Be Shy. Be Prepared To Witness The Whimsical, The Outlandish, And The First Ever WordPress Anime Awards!

Myself and a bunch of other bloggers have worked long and hard to bring you – the first ever WordPress Anime Awards! From fans, by fans, for fans! Click through, take the poll, and let your voice be heard!

(Oh, and if you have a chance to vote for A Place Further than the Universe – you won’t go wrong if you do. Just sayin!)

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Come one, come all to the first ever WordPress Anime Awards! 

We’ve got lions and tigers and heroic boys, oh my! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages we have a vast array of voting categories for you to be entertained by. Come join us as we aim to please you from start to finish. Listen to the melodic anime opening and ending songs from 2018, laugh at the funniest moments this year had to offer, be thrilled by the perilous anime films that made their debut amongst the people, marvel at all the great characters that made you smile or cry while watching their journey…Only at the 2018 WordPress Anime Awards!

All of these acts were carefully chosen by a wondrous group of performers. These performers include Cactus Matt, Derek Lyons, Marthaurion, Raistlin, Matt Doyle, Jon Spencer, Karandi,

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Fall 2018 – Week 10

Irodoku - Hitomi's Mother

It’s interesting how many of my featured screenshots this season have come from either Iroduku or Tsurune…  Probably because both shows keep leaving a deep impression each week.

Anyhow, hit the jump and let’s chat about those two and the rest of the shows I’m watching this season!
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Fall 2018 – Week 9

Tsurune - Yuna's shooting form
Busy crazy week, but getting  the post out on schedule…  What with the holiday and some other stuff on the plate, can’t afford to let anything be late.  Anyhow, some darn good eps this week – hit the jump and see my thoughts!
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Fall 2018 – Week 7/8

Iroduku - making people happy.

Whew! Two weeks to catch up on (again)!  Sorry for the delay, but I had my hands full with the Thanksgiving holiday.  (A full week of dancing on the culinary high wire without a net – I love it!)

So, let’s hit the jump and get right to it!
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Fall 2018 – Week 5/6 & Midseason review

Tsurune - Teamwork - Episode 4
Well, on top of having a bit of writer’s block, last week was also my birthday…  and I wasn’t going to push myself and struggle to get something out on my birthday.  And then of course, the writer’s block persisted into this week.

So, this entry covers two weeks and is once again in the “grumpy old man goes for speed” mode…  Sumimasen!

So, hit the jump and let’s run down the past two weeks and my mid-season thoughts on each shows.  Any guesses as to which ones get dropped?
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Fall 2018 – Week 4

Iroduku - Kohaku and Hitori meet
Is it just me, or did Iroduku get a whole lot better this week? (Not that it wasn’t good before!) All that and more coming up…  So hit that jump and let’s dive into this week’s shows!
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Guest Post: The AMV Made Me Do It

Of all the myriad ways I’ve been introduced to anime over the years, I recently found myself thinking back on the times when I could thank (or blame) an AMV for turning me on to a new series. Maybe I already had my eye on that show for a while and just needed that extra nudge to finally go watch it, or maybe I had never heard of the show at all before an AMV came along and introduced me to it. A long time ago, Derek offered to let me write a guest entry here if I ever felt like it, and I decided it would be fun to take him up on that offer and share some of my favorite AMVs that have led me to try new anime.

Hey folks, Derek here – just wanted to thank long time reader and commenter WingKing for his work in creating the Lounge’s first ever guest post!  (And hopefully not his last.)  If anyone else is interested, hit me up via the Contact link.  With that, I’m going to get out of the way – take it away Wing!

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So grab your All Might action figure and get ready, because it’s time to watch some AMVs after the jump!

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Fall 2018 – Week 3

Bllom into You - Yuu accepts Touku

Bloom into You was… just wow this week, the strongest episode this week and arguably of the season so far.  Tsurune finally premiers, and doesn’t wow me at all.  All this and more after the jump!

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Fall 2018 – Week 2

Release the Spyce - Tsukikage's Headquarters

We say goodbye to Titan as it goes on hiatus and to a couple of other shows as they hit the drop bin…  But here was also some darned good episodes this week.  Hit the jump and let’s chat!
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2018 beats out 2017!

Like most of us, I don’t obsess over stats.  Doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention though.  Checking them today (when I should be working on tomorrow’s post) I found pleasant news indeed.  Sometime in the last couple of weeks, my total views and visitors for 2018 blew past the total for all of 2017!
Significant Milestone - 2018
Even more surprising…  I was convinced that my output was down for the year.  But with almost all of a quarter left to go, I’m closing in on last year’s total.

Let’s celebrate!!!

 

(And when I went searching, I did not expect to find an AMV using a disco era song…  But there it is.  So you get to watch an AMV rather than a disco era music video.)

Just for today, it’s an open bar here at the Lounge!  Drinks are on the house!