[CLOSED] Fujinsei Blog Carnival #1: All Otaku Bloggers Welcome!

This blog carnival is now CLOSED.

Hello folks!  Starting this month, I’ll be hosting Fujinsei’s first ever BLOG CARNIVAL.  Yay! Yay!  This is a great opportunity to connect with our fellow bloggers.

Duration:  April 1 to April 14

Rules of Participation:

  1. This carnival is OPEN ONLY to people who blog about anime, manga, or anything related to Japanese culture and media, and of  course the otaku world.
  2. Share the link to a specific blog post at the comment section below, NOT just your blog address.  Include title of blog post and a short explanation of what your post is about.  It doesn’t have to be a recent post, but it has to be a post that you’re proud to show off.
  3. Only 1 link per blogger.
  4. Please visit at least one participant’s link; don’t just leave yours and move on.  This carnival is intended to foster a give-and-take relationship.
  5. Shared blog posts must be decent.  No overly offensive materials.
  6. Participants who violate any or all of the above rules will be deleted from this carnival.

This blog carnival will close on April 14.  If you miss this carnival or have another blog post you want to share, feel free to participate on the next carnival which I will host again next month.

Please note that I’m not making you feel obligated to subscribe to any of the participants’ blogs, although I’m sure that they’ll greatly appreciate it if you do.  Feel free to subscribe only to those you liked.  My main purpose for hosting this carnival is for us otaku bloggers to have the chance to connect with each other.

De wa, go forth and explore each other’s blogs to your hearts’ content.  All otaku bloggers unite!


Loved what you read?  Share this post with your friends.  Also feel free to connect and follow Arria on Twitter and this site on Google+.  Also like Fujinsei’s Facebook page.  Thanks!

Support Fujinsei by using the following affiliate links whenever you shop online with these websites:





Fujinsei is also a WordAds member, so if you would be so kind as to turn off your ad blocker when using this site, that would be greatly appreciated.

Read Disclosure Policy for more information about how this site uses affiliate links and ads.  Thank you very much for your support!


81 thoughts on “[CLOSED] Fujinsei Blog Carnival #1: All Otaku Bloggers Welcome!”

  1. Awesome idea!

    Starry Sky ~in Spring~
    My blog focuses on learning Japanese for otome gaming and with otome games, and so I played it in Japanese while learning and explain my journey with the game in learning the language, what I took from it and then rate it in terms of difficulty of language. I also make a small section for my thoughts on the game itself, but it isn’t the focus point of it. I decided to do this because there’s a lack of any such knowledge, so since I have to brave this, I might as well try to help others.

    Sorry if it that was confusing/rambling of an explanation on the post, I didn’t have a better way to explain it :’D

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Here’s my post stating the 13 reasons why anime is definitely good for us.
    link: https://animeotakulife.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/10-reasons-why-anime-is-good/
    I know that there are many demerits for anime, but think about it…..anime is good in many ways too!
    I’m a starter to this blog stuff and I don’t have many posts, but still, why not? I’m pretty much proud of this post even though it may sound funny or stupid.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Somewhat common of a theme, but I’m also going to post my recent review of Erased. A tad spoiler-ish near the end, but nothing too substantial in regards to the overall plot.


    My blog used to be entirely dedicated to anime, but recently I’ve branched out to video games, manga, movies, and occasionally, when it’s playing, football (americano), among others. I appreciate the opportunity to advertise without feeling like an ass, Arria. Thank you.

    I’ll be sure to read many of the links posted here.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hello Everybody!
    My blog is mostly about otome games, but I’ve been known to dabble write about anime and manga from time to time! This one of the first posts I ever wrote and it is by far one of my favorites to write!


    Hit Me Right in the Childhood: An Ode to Pokemon

    When I originally wrote this I was having a really strong bout of childhood nostalgia. Unlike some of my peers I’m not a First Genner, I actually started playing pokemon in the Second Generation, with Pokemon Crystal. This post is just me rambling about my pokemon origins, a love affair that has last well into adulthood!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Side note my blog is dedicated just to anime because I’ve split it up into all kinds of stuff that interests me but the above post is from my anime section and of course is about an anime. Just wanted to clarify so I wasn’t breaking the rules!


    1. Aaaaaw. There’s still a week to go before this carnival ends, so just drop a link if you change your mind. And I’m sure the other participants will appreciate if you visit their blogs. Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Not the longest read you’ll find on my blog, but I feel like it’s the one that best shows off my personality.


    Awesome idea! Thanks for hosting this. The post is about my venture into the world of (anime) sports, and coming out fired up for more. Though I’m not physically capable of playing a team sport, I’ve always had a fierce competitive spirit, and thrive on the cheers of both fans and family alike. This is my take on competition; why I crave it, and how you can also fulfill your desires for fanfare and glory without ever being on the field.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Great idea Fujinsei. Always good to network. Here’s a my contribution:


    While not my most popular post, I do think it’s my most unique. Seriously, why was this never a topic on forums? Even after having his clan massacred he still got treated like a king, yet Naruto for the shaft from everybody for something he had no control over. Crack a smile, you Panic at the Disco listening to punk!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Here is my personal favorite review of mine (Wolf Children). Which if people dont know, I mostly only made full-series spoiler free reviews. But for this particular one, not only did I absolutely love watching the movie but I also loved writing the review as well. I felt proud of what I did. I was proud of the fanart that i found and used in the review, i was proud of all of my screenshots, i was proud of how I had an equal balance of both explaining the movie but also giving my thoughts on the movie. But most importantly I am proud of how I made my review(s) simple and easy to read yet also detailed, and how I was able to talk about good directing and ended up hyperlinking a video that explained this far better than I could.

    Alright at this point im just rambling about nonsense. However I did love how I was able to have fun writing the review… which seems to not be the case of my next review “Anthem of the Heart” which I honestly should have uploaded two days ago but didnt. Either way I’ll get to it soon then hopefully move onto a review that I am more proud of.

    OH ALSO, here is the review :3


    Liked by 3 people

    1. Great review! Never did watch the movie, but I did read the Manga. Fell in love with the art style and theme of the story after my first read through.

      Anyway, great blog you’ve got going on. Love the design, and I love your writing style as well. Keep it coming!

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Thanks for the comment, it means a lot to me.

        I highly suggest you watch the movie, I personally fell in love with it. I also suggest you watch in in english dub on bluray quality (you can find it on amazon for $20.00)

        Liked by 1 person

      1. Thanks 😀

        I take quite a long time writing all my reviews, but this one I most specifically feel proud of.

        I wrote this after watching the movie for the first time the same week that I wrote and released this review for.

        Liked by 2 people

      2. I got really emotional over this movie! It is definitely one of the best! I also saw The Girl who Leapt Through Time (which you also suggested). Both movies had me feeling all emotional. They were both just so bittersweet

        Liked by 2 people

  8. Please provide a link to a specific blog post and not just your blog address. Once you provide a specific url, I’ll have to delete your initial comment. I advise to reread the rules of participation. I also encourage you to actively connect with other bloggers. We promise we’re all very nice here (most of the time) and don’t bite (sometimes). 😉 Anyway, welcome to aniblogging community here. We hope you have fun with the rest of us. Cheers!


  9. I don’t have a lot of articles about anime, manga and otaku culture on my blog, but I am proud of the selected few that I do have. Here’s one of them:


    Title: Black Ships & Pink-haired Girls

    We have seen them in Japanese anime and manga.

    Blonde girls. Pink-haired girls. Blue-haired girls.

    In a country where the majority of the population have black hair, these natural blondes and pink heads appear in Japanese classrooms speaking fluent Japanese on the same level as their native born black-haired peers.

    Where did they come from? How did they come to live in Japan? Why do they have Japanese names? Why are there no natural pink heads in America?

    My article attempts to answer these questions.

    Author’s note: Please note that this is something I made up. While the black ships I mentioned really did come from America and they were really mean to Japan, they probably didn’t deliver American witches to the Japanese.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. The title of the link is…
    Ogy Anime Reviews: My Dear Marie OVA


    Quick summery of the OVA:

    A nerdy college student joins the tennis club to gather the nerve to ask his beloved dream girl out. So, what is he to do? Well make an android copy of her and practice his gnarladistic-SMOOTH-moves on her in order to have the nerve to ask the real one out, DUH!!!

    Quick summery of what you’ll read review-wise + minor writer insight:

    For this review I cover an OVA in the mid 90’s, and what’s even more spectacular about it is more people own this OVA on either DVD or VHS. What I’m kinda proud of is how I describe one character while joking around and I found it to work out better than when I was going to take a much more bland approach. I hope you enjoy this as much as I’ve watched and wrote the review.

    Not going to lie it was either this one or the Prefectual Earth Defense Force OVA review.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Here’s one from me: https://insertcloudimagery.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/spoilers-twisted-time-a-review-ofreflection-on-erased/

    It’s a reflection on last season’s ERASED. Kind of like a review, except I only talk about the parts of the show that interest me the most /held my attention, meaning it covers only a few topics in depth as opposed to most reviews, which cover a lot of topics briefly.

    Looking forward to reading everyone’s stuff!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Happy April 1st everyone!
    Here is mine, I didn’t have any good ones like everyone else:
    My Last Day – Christian Anime Short

    All this post is about is an anime version to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This anime short was directed by Barry (director of Mulan) and animated by STUDIO 4C (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc, Justice League: The Flashpoint). It’s pretty interesting to see something from the bible and turned into an anime piece.

    *DON’T WATCH IT, IF you are uncomfortable of blood and crucifixion.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Alright, after a lot of contemplation I figured I’ll just pick my one anime-related post that’s gotten the least exposure, haha. It’s also one that I’d say I’m relatively proud of.

    “The art of repetition and uniqueness within sameness – Overthinking Endless Eight”

    In which I discuss The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’s controversial Endless Eight arc (and whatever potential artistic merit it may have) from two perspectives; one based on repetitional music, and one based on an artwork by conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp. I hope y’all find it to your liking, and I look very much forward to checking out everyone else’s posts when I get the time. Really exciting stuff, this carnival!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That was excellent. I got through the endless eight in 3 sittings, with all of the middle episodes during the second, and I definitely felt that trance. The pervasive nature of the cicadas throughout the arc and the way that Kyon would block out the world (particularly in the swimming pool scenes) to analyze his nagging deja vu were key to making that trance feeling work. Every time a familiar arc or scene came around, I felt a dull sort of realization that I’d been their before, but certainly not in my conscience existence. It was an odd lull that I was reluctant to break free from.

      I never really thought about that aspect of my endless eight viewing, as I was mostly concerned with identifying the changes. But I realize that I quickly gave up on that after the first few episodes, given that I can’t say the individual changes past the second or third time. Your piece helped me realize that and made me reflect on it, so thanks.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you very much! Really interesting to hear that there are other people than me that had that watching experience. I gotta give it up to Niels Frank though, as this post probably wouldn’t exist without his little essay. At the time when I read it, it was a real affirmation for me since it gave an actual theoretical basis for the experience that I had had with both Endless Eight and William Basinski’s music.

        Liked by 2 people

  14. ‘Brevity is Power: Why Another Cour Won’t Make it Better’:


    An editorial that gets to grips with the assumption, accepted by a lot of anime critics, that bad shows would usually be better if they had been 24 episodes instead of 12. Through logic, analogy and exemplary anime, I argue that we should be asking such shows to be shorter rather than longer.

    Thanks to anyone who takes a look!

    Liked by 5 people

  15. Death Parade: Moral Ambiguity and the Judgment Analogy


    In this part-commentary, part-thoughts-and-impressions post, I explore some parallels between Death Parade’s inherently flawed system of judgment and the judicial system in reality. Death Parade is one of the few more unique series out there that enables this comparison to be made, and hence I thought it would be a good perspective from which to look at this series.

    Thank you Arria for this wonderful blog idea and opportunity 🙂 I look forward to any discussion my post can generate, and I’ll be checking out the other blogposts here as well! 😀

    Liked by 7 people

  16. Never had a chance to read the LN So what started as a simple joke ended to grow to the Fanfic it is today. Ben-toes the not so official sequel.
    My story starts where the anime ended.

    This post is my latest and called: Ben-toes New Kingdom Knights Part 1
    A story told by the old man of one of the supers and beginning of the last adventure for the Bento brawlers, that is residing in my head.

    Fair warning. Site afer 2 years still being under construction and not a single of the pages have been edited. It was and still is fun to write.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. https://atmafunomena.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/tamayura-ova-a-loving-thesis-finding-that-passions-spark/

    Tamayura OVA: A Loving Thesis | Finding that Passion’s Spark

    Well, after some thinking, I’ve decided that this post says the most about myself as a new aniblogger and newborn anime fan. Not only is it perhaps my single most accomplished publication, where I take one subject and ran with it, this post also served as an accumulation of what makes up who I am as an art appreciator, life documenter and a total wine-snob when it comes to music.

    It is also one of my very first posts, so it’s rather worrying to me that I still haven’t penned anything to top it. On that note, it’s great I have something inspiring in my own arsenal of blog posts. I certainly hope I have another one of these in me in the near future.

    I love what you are doing, I look forward to any comments on my posts, while I snoop around and check out other fellow bloggers’ posts, too.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. I love this idea only you could think up something genius again @!!!


    My most proudest post I have written was “Anime Victims Of Love”

    This was apart of an blog award that was going around created by two fellow bloggers I know. I was given to quotes to work with work and create a anime related post based around these words. I chose “When Love Hurts” taken from a song of the person who nominated me for the award. I decided to talk about characters in anime who were victims of different types of love,acceptance, romantically, family.

    Liked by 7 people

Comments are closed.