This blog carnival is now CLOSED.

Happy Monday to all of you, my dear fellow otaku bloggers!  I officially declare the 2nd Fujinsei Blog Carnival OPEN!  Let’s see those great posts.  But before anything else, please read the following rules to avoid your submission from getting deleted.  Thank you.

Duration:  May 2 to May 8

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. If you wish to comment on a post, please visit the participant’s blog and comment there, not here.
  6. Shared blog posts must be decent.  No overly offensive materials.
  7. Participants who violate any or all of the above rules will be deleted from this carnival.

This blog carnival will close on May 8 (Sunday).  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.

After this blog carnival ends, I will compile my favourite submissions into a “Best Posts Round-Up”.  Check out last month’s→“Best Posts Round-Up of the 1st Ever Fujinsei Blog Carnival”

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!


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66 replies on “[CLOSED] 2nd Fujinsei Blog Carnival: All Otaku Bloggers Welcome!”

  1. I like carnivals when I was kid, even to this day that is. But this is one different carnival. Where are the prizes that I can win? Just kidding. Let’s do this. For my entry, it is about an post “Why Local Networks in the Philippines Should NOT BE DUBBING EVERYTHING INTO TAGALOG!” I think the person who wrote this was really angry and I can understand where he is coming from.

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  2. Woohoo another Carnival! So excited about this second networking opportunity!

    Title: My Lover is an Abrasive God: Star Crossed Myth- Scorpio Review

    So my blog’s bread and butter are game reviews, particularly otoge/visual novel reviews, so for the second Fujinsei Blog Carnival I’ll submit one of my favorite reviews to write. This is a character analysis of one of my favorite Voltage characters, the Vice Minister of the Department of Punishment, Scorpio from the game Star Crossed Myth! He can be a little rough around the edges, but once he opens up, he’s a big old softie!

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  3. I’m in the midst of prepping for finals and moving back home for summer, so I hope it’s all right to post an older entry since I don’t have the time or mental position to write more.

    So far my favorite anime post I did was one where I tore into my least favorite shoujo romance show (for reference, shoujo and romance are basically my 2 favorite kinds of anime), Wolf Girl and the Black Prince. I used one specific episode as a reference, since I didn’t have the heart to rewatch an entire show that I hated.

    Also, I have some drafts for some large-picture analysis posts that I hope to eventually finish. I also plan on doing different forms of anime reviewing, (whole series, features, and short films) as well as focused analysis. Here is hoping I can make good on promises.

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  4. Hello everyone.. 😀
    I recieved about the first carnival before but forgot to join in. It’s a good news when Aria hold it again.

    Here my suggest link : Shingeki no Kyojin Mikasa Ackerman Figure Sketch

    My blog mostly post about manga, the drawing specifically. This one is my drawing from the previous post. I made it based from Mikasa figure on internet.
    I dont think Im an otaku like all of you, but if you want to visit my blog it would be nice.

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  5. hmmmm… this is a tough one… How about I post my spoiler-free review of FLCL. I am especially proud of my “story” section of my my review. I honestly had no idea what to expect going into the series and I still feel as if I don’t really no of any way how to word what I watched tho I feel as if that section did an superb job in adding my own thoughts on the show instead of just summarizing things, which tend to become the norm, tho this particular review is what I tend to strive for but usually end up failing at.

    I’m extremely excited for what I have planned in the future. One of which being my first book review as well as an analysis on a show that is considered to be one of the “greats/classics” in the anime industry.

    If anyone has some advice on how I could improve, that would be greatly appreciative.

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    1. I enjoyed the series as well, but I’m still baffled by how many disliked the change to the vehicle series. I know that they used Dairugger 15 to splice that time… Oh well, what you wrote is a heart warming.

      Keep fishing around and you can find that series for the price you want to buy.

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  6. Thanks for hosting this again! It was fun checking out the many other unique anime blogs!

    The Duo of Re:Zero – Starting a New Life from Zero, with One Another!

    An analysis on the two heroes of Re:Zero: what they do right, and why they work so well together.

    My latest post on the blog, and one of the more curious subjects I like to talk about (character development and the sort). Lots of mixed reviews and feedback on Re:Zero, however I find it super enjoyable so far. Cheers to another great week of blogging festivities!

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  7. Hey fellow anime bloggers!
    Here’s my contribution to this month’s carnival.

    Title-Bleach: The Hollowfication Question


    Description: Basically, I’m analyzing the story of Ichigo from Bleach and I’m asking the question as to whether or not Hollowfying is immoral or not. Is it right to draw power from something evil for the sake of a good end? And I do my best to answer that question. If you already know the background of Bleach, please feel free to follow the directions and skip to the section entitled “The Question”

    I’m looking forward to reading some of your posts! Thanks!

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  8. So, I decided to try something different for my latest posting. In order to get the most from my Crunchyroll membership, I took a Crunchyroll of the dice and picked two shows at random. From their, the aim was to watch S1E1 from each series and compare the two in a random battle. This time, I drew Love Live! and Sword Art Online … but which anime won out?

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  9. Shinichiro Watanabe and the power of creative diversity | Cowboy Bebop: Colonialism, multiculturalism, and trying to find yourself in a broken society

    So this is the first of three posts (excluding the introduction) in a multi-part series titled “Shinichiro Watanabe and the power of creative diversity”. The point of this project was essentially to look at all three of director Shinichiro Watanabe’s episodic shows (that is, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and Space Dandy) and examine what I consider to be their main common aspect; a high emphasis on blending. Whether it be stylistically, thematically or conceptually, each of them are very much mishmashes of different influences, references, outputs and ideas. I look at how this blending is present from a production standpoint as well as within the shows themselves, what main elements it consists of, and also how it relates to each show’s central messages and subject matters.

    In this first part about Cowboy Bebop, I mainly investigate the cultural and stylistic diversity of the show’s environment and characters, and how that ties together with its themes of alienation and lost identity. Check it out!

    All other parts are also published and available, but I figured it would be better to just link to one of them instead of the project in its entirety. However, if you have the time and interest I highly encourage you to read the other parts as well, since they relate to one another in certain aspects and are sort of meant to be seen as a holistic package.

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    1. It’s like the daunting nature of your subject matter is scaring readers away…NAH I jest.

      Some fascinating insights of which I will be glad to go through again with a magnifying glass, once I find time for a rewatch.

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    1. After writing all of that, why did you end it with “The rating for this title and all others can be found on MyAnimeList.” ?

      I get how you feel about Servant X Service, but after reading your thoughts I’ve invested my time to find out what your opinion is. Not what others are saying or randomly give a number to. Include your own ratings. You’ve provided a solid backing to give the show a score.


      1. You didn’t click the link, did you?

        It’s a play on words. It’s my anime list on MyAnimeList. It takes you directly to the scores I’ve given every anime I’ve completed.


      2. Ahh, well never mind then. I wasn’t familiar with how your set up. Plus Navy Blue from a far blends with black text. I didn’t realize you linked the phrase. Maybe add an underline or bold the linked phrase?

        Oh well, happy blogging.

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  10. Yes I’m Everybody’s Mr. Bad Guy – Exploring the Popularity of Villains

    Can’t really do the post I want to share justice if I write it this week, so I’ll go for a slightly older article, in which I ruminate on why villains in anime and games often seem to be so much more popular than hero characters. A short but sweet set of theories.

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    1. Hey there! I left a post at your blog. This was a great take on villains! And in regards to your original comment, I feel you! I have some great anime-related posts in mind, but I just haven’t had the time to write them.
      Thank you for the post!!

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  11. So a Cowboy Came Knockin’ On My Soul’s Door | Pondering Over Bebop’s Final Goodbye

    I’ll have to swallow what I said last week: I have a new favourite:

    A self-meditation piece. Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door is one of the most emotionally resonate films I’ve ever watched, as it mirrored so much of my own life in both incidental AND philosophical ways. So I decided to ponder over the end credits song, ‘Gotta Knock a Little Harder’, while also telling some cherished life stories of mine.

    It was hard for me to choose between this and the Piano no Mori analysis a week before, but in the end, I’m proud of this post the most.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Title– New Anime Brew: Aura Koga Maryuin’s Last War

    Description: This time I look at the 2013 movie Aura that was released in America in December 2015. A movie about the coming of age for two adolescence meets the real world around them while dealing with the adversities of peer pressure, ridicule, and the struggle of how to enjoy one’s self in a lonely world of pain.

    Note: This does contain chuunibyou situations.

    Liked by 1 person

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