Once again I am up in the Aniblog Tourney, an idea devised by Scamp to expose more types of anime blogs to people through the guise of (mostly) friendly competition. My opponent this time around is Chaostangent, and opposite our duel is the match between Tenka Seiha and 2-D Teleidoscope. Best of luck to all.
For those of you new to Ogiue Maniax, I want to direct you to my previous introduction for the tournament, as I believe it does a good job of summarizing what this blog is all about. In short, my approach to anime and manga is less about seeing what I like and more about seeing what anime and manga are. Of course, I still enjoy myself, I still cheer for the shows I love, laughing and crying along the way.
This tournament has been a good fun so far, but amidst accusations of elitism and the like, as well as visiting some communities I hadn’t in a while, it reminded me how easy it is to get inadvertently boxed in by the fans you interact with more often, and that for nearly every instance of “No one could ever possibly think this!” someone inevitably will.
Of course, I don’t think you have to spend time with every type of community. I for example tend to avoid livejournal groups as they tend to be a little overwhelming. It’s just good to keep in mind that there all sorts of anime and manga fans out there. But that is perhaps a topic for another day.
Now, for those of you who have come to know Ogiue Maniax through the Aniblog Tourney but are wondering just how much more there is to see beyond the list of posts I’d given previously, I’ve provided an additional set for your browsing pleasure. Take a lot of time, or a little, in either case I hope you get to know this blog well.