I’m Back, Folks! Best Posts Round-Up of the 3rd Fujinsei Blog Carnival

Yoohoo!  Arria here back from the dead—-

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—erm, at least that’s what some of you think, I guess.  A few days ago, I received this e-mail:

Arria, are you still alive?

Usually when I take a break from blogging, I just take a total break without any warning or asking for permission.  Similarly, when I return to blogging, I just dive in and not apologize.  This time, however, my total silence seemed to worry some of you into thinking I died.  I’m very sorry about that.  That’s why I decided to briefly break my silence during my hiatus and tweet:

(whisper: Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, okay?) ← enough with that shameless self-promotion! 😛

I apologize to those who are still waiting for my response to your e-mails, tweets, comments, etc.  I’ll be spending the next couple of weeks on responding to all of you, so please don’t think that I suddenly turned into a snobbish bitch and ignored you.  Not at all.  I just like taking my time when responding to messages.  Thanks for your understanding!

Now that’s over and done with, here’s my super late declaration that the 3rd Fujinsei Blog Carnival is officially CLOSED!  My big thanks to all those who participated whether you submitted your links or not.  This carnival collected a total of 33 entries.  Very nice.  Thank you very much!  Now let’s get to the fun part.  Here’s my personal favourite submissions:

Arria’s Best Posts Round-Up of the 3rd Fujinsei Blog Carnival:
(arranged alphabetically)

“10 Easter Eggs You Never Noticed in Lucky Star” by pinkyspalaceblog – interesting list of 10 other anime references like Dragon Ball & Fullmetal Alchemist in Lucky Star

“Don’t go hatin’ on my Shoujos!” by Doteco (Ani-Dotes) adorable yet insightful post about the shoujo genre from the perspective of a male fan

“Failure To Believe In Myself” by Venomspreader (Fueled by Anime) – inspiring post connecting personal struggles with the anime The Pet Girl Of Sakurasou

“How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse” by umarublogs – a hilarious guideline on how to survive a zombie apocalypse

“Imperfect Perfection” by Sam – Unsheathed – discussing the concept of “perfection” from a Christian perspective and in connection to the anime Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto

“Megumi Hayashibara’s Thoughts of Modern Voice Acting” by devenluca (Anime Thief)enlightening commentary on the current trend of “burn bright and quick” fame of new seiyuu

“Science Is The Religion of Assumption” by neighborhoodotaku (Otaku Collision) – daring post on how science can’t answer everything based on the anime Fullmetal Alchemist 

“To Future Bloggers Information From Bloggers” by josefcd904 (The Reviewer’s Corner) – a compilation of tips and advice from different bloggers on how to survive as a beginning blogger

“Villains and Us” by animeindianphilospher short, philosophical observation of villains not only in anime but also in real life

“War and The Human Heart – Gundam Seed” by LitaKino Anime Corner – a comprehensive review about the mecha anime Gundam Seed, focusing on humanity’s greed as the eternal cause of war

Honourable Mentions:

“A Brief History of Fanfiction” by Mistress of Yaoi – specially-written post for this blog carnival; insightful post on how fan-fiction has created a new kind of fandom within the fandom

“Analysis in Retrospect: Piano no Mori | The Expressive Core of the Piano” by  NaChiKyoTsuki97 (ATMA & Funomena) – comprehensive commentary on the anime Piano no Mori from a musical perspective

As usual, I’m impressed with the quality of submissions in this carnival.  My huge thanks to all the participants.  Well done to the 10 bloggers who wrote the incredible posts I listed above plus the 2 honourable mentions.  I loved reading your posts.  Please keep them up.

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If you missed this carnival, I’ll be holding the fourth one next week.  Please stay tuned.  I’m looking forward to reading more amazing posts from you, folks.  Please participate, alright?  Thank you very much.  I’ll see you again at the 4th Fujinsei Blog Carnival this coming week.  Cheers!


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Published by Arria Cross

Blogger at fujinsei.com since 2014. Currently a webnovelist. Check out my work "His Genius is a Superstar".

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      1. That reminds me, if you haven’t noticed I’m back and am now working on a new review of no game no life. Remember to check out my content at http://www.theanimeprinceblog.Com to find the best anime blogging content the likes of which you’ve never seen! 😉


    1. I ended up having an extended break. Will return this coming August though, for sure. I hope that you’re well. And best of luck with school. Study hard. 😊


  1. OH MY GOSH I THOUGHT YOU DIED!!! But seriously welcome back! I’m happy that you enjoyed my article even though you didn’t agree with it entirely! Hope to see everyone again for the next carnival!

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    1. Ahahaha! I’m happy to tell you that I’m alive & well. Thanks. And you’re very welcome. I appreciate reading posts that engages me personally, even if the post is not something that I agree with. Anyway, good post. Keep it up. Cheers!


  2. Thanks for the mention. Really glad my latest post was so well-received!

    Welcome back to the blogging world! I’ve ran off on a not-so-brief hiatus myself, what-with summer and family and all. Ya know, the like. Hope you enjoyed your break however! I think you needed it!

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    1. No problem. I really enjoyed your post. Well done. Keep it up! And thank you very much. I’m still not back 100% but I’m getting there one step at a time. I totally understand. Us bloggers need a break now and then to avoid burning out completely. Take care. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, Matt. Well, I’m back. . .barely. Getting back my rhythm is proving to take longer than I first thought but we’ll get there eventually. Take care! Talk to you more. Cheers!

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      1. I am just glad to hear you from again. It feels like ages since I heard anything from you. I bet the Gundam sisters, Lita and Shiroyuni misses you. Just take your time until you get rhythm back. I enjoy the chats and I can’t wait to do it again ^_^. Cheers!!

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      2. Same here. It’s great to be back & talk with you & the others again. I missed all of you. Well, the Gundam Sisters started with only the 3 of us inc. Lita & Shiro but it seems that it expanded overnight into the Gundam Siblings, you included when you get to watch a Gundam series.;)

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      3. Okay I will. I already mentioned this on Twitter but the only Gundam series I am in currently is Iron Blood Orphans. As a kid, I saw Gundam SD, the chibi spin-off haha.

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      4. I just like the English because I am a English Dub viewer. I am a lazy anime view haha. Here are some English voice actors:
        Kyle McCarley (voices Mikazuki Augus)
        Johnny Yong Boch (voices Orga Itsuka)
        Bryce Papenbrook (voices Eugene Seven Stark)
        Cherami Leigh (voices Kudelia Aina Bernstein)
        These are some I found interesting.

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      5. I don’t think it’s lazy to watch anime in English. It’s the way that’s comfortable for you. When I’m in the Philippines, I watch anime in Filipino dub & I don’t think I’m a lazy anime viewer for watching that way. To be honest, I’m not familiar with these English-language voice actors becuase I’m more familiar with Japanese seiyuu. I write about them. 😉 But of course I’m familiar with ONE PIECE voice actors in English. Thanks for sharing these names.

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      6. You’re welcome. I guess it’s not lazy but at least it helps you understand the story. If you can watch an anime in any dub, then you can enjoy the story. It’s not about the dubs, it’s the experience of watching a good anime. 🙂

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