[CLOSED] 7th Fujinsei Blog Carnival: All Otaku Bloggers Welcome!

This blog carnival is now CLOSED.

Happy November, my dear fellow otaku bloggers! The year is almost over, can you believe it? Less than 2 months and it’s going to be 2017 soon. Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself so without further ado, I hereby declare the 7th Fujinsei Blog Carnival OPEN!  Share your best posts and have fun connecting with our fellow bloggers.  Please don’t forget to read the following rules to avoid your submission from getting deleted.  Thank you.

Duration:  November 7 to November 13

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.

Important! Please Read:

⌈I received a couple of complaints regarding these blog carnivals from  newer participants.  I was told that my carnivals are unhelpful and didn’t really do anything for them.  I investigated and it turned out that nobody visited, much less commented on their links after they submitted theirs.  Okay.  So here’s the deal.  Understand that leaving your link at one of my carnivals does NOT guarantee that you’ll get more likes, comments, and traffic. Think about my blog carnivals as meet-and-greet events for fellow bloggers and an opportunity to invite others to your blog.  The keyword is “invite”. Make your post as “inviting” as possible.  I’m not going to do the work for you, my friend. You have to write an interesting post and include an engaging title and short summary when you submit, so others will want to read it. It’s NOT my fault if your post is boring. You also need to take the initiative to reach out to the other participants. Read their posts and leave a comment. Let them know that you found their post through my carnival, and I’m pretty sure that they’ll return the favour. That’s what we call give-and-take:  the main reason why I host these blog carnivals. Finally, another gentle reminder to please read the carnival rules above to avoid your submission from getting deleted. I deleted quite a few entries from the previous carnival for violating the rules.  Thank you.⌋

This blog carnival will close on November 13 (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 6th 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!

-Arria


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39 thoughts on “[CLOSED] 7th Fujinsei Blog Carnival: All Otaku Bloggers Welcome!”

  1. OK, so it’s a little less thoughtful than my last entry but … The Crunchyroll of the Dice 2016 Analysis: https://mattdoylemedia.com/2016/11/12/crunchyroll-of-the-dice-2016-analysis/

    Way Back in April, I ran the first Crunchyroll of the Dice: two random series (in this case Love Love! School Idol project and Sword Art Online) were paired up and I comapred their first episodes, rating them on several points, and finally deciding a winner. I then grew this into a tournament, pairing up 14 more series for the same treatement. The winners moved on to round two where they were comapred on round two, and so it continued until we had a top four. This post shows my summary of each match-up and then gives a little analysis of the tournament as a whole as well as which series I want to continue with. This has been the biggest undertaking of my aniblogging run thus far, and was very much an enjoyable experience for me 🙂

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  2. Glad to be here after missing the last couple, so thanks Arria for the wonderful little get-together of anibloggers!
    Now, my post: Are you obsessed with the currently airing Yuri!!! On ICE like I am? Did you just melt when our two Yuris skated it out in episode three as two contrasting entities of love? Wanting to know more about what those two names, Eros and Agape, are really all about? Well then, here you go! Eros and Agape: Behind the Lovely Ice-Skating Veils. https://animecafehost.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/eros-and-agape-behind-the-lovely-ice-skating-veils-cafe-talk/
    This post is unlike any I’ve ever done before mainly because it strays so far from my typical reviews. It’s a fan venting his love and raw passion in the form of a relaxed analysis of our two boys. Check it out, please, and I hope you enjoy!

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  3. I hope you will keep doing these! I hope those few detractors don’t ruin the experience. I have a blast visiting all these great posts.

    Manga Review – Unofficial Hatsune Mix:
    https://daiyamanga.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/manga-review-unofficial-hatsune-mix/

    This is an older review of mine, but I updated it a bit in honor of the latest Vocaloid/Hatsune Miku manga. What I’m really proud of in this post is the translation section. This review features my very first attempt at translating and replacing text to show how different the English and Japanese versions are.

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  4. The Colorful Storytelling of ‘Pure Play’ (Spoilers!)

    https://cauthan.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/the-colorful-storytelling-of-pure-play-spoilers/

    I’m not too late! Thank you Flip Flappers for the sudden inspiration and of course Arria for hosting this carnival. It’s a visual analysis of Flip Flapper’s sixth episode detailing the use of color and perspective to tell the story. Hope everyone enjoys and I’d love to hear what you think.

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  5. Hello all^^
    This will be my third time (… I forget…) participating in a blog carnival!! Here’s something I just wrote today~

    https://kpop9019.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/kikis-delivery-service-transition-to-adulthood-and-finding-yourself/

    Title- Kiki’s Delivery Service: Transition to Adulthood and Finding Yourself
    Here’s a review on a classic Studio Ghibli movie and 2 themes I found while watching the film. In short: Kiki’s Delivery Service teaches us about growing up and living for ourselves instead of for someone else.
    I hope you all enjoy reading it and thanks for hosting this carnival!!

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  6. Whew, managed to get something banged out just in time this month!

    https://omegageekblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/the-curious-case-of-short-form-anime/

    I’ve been watching quite a bit of short-form anime series’ lately, so here I present a basic overview of the format, with some name drops for shows that I’m particularly fond of. I think that short-form is a great way of consuming the kind of quirky content that Japan is known for so I’m hoping this can entice some people to explore what’s out there!

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  7. Am I still in time? I’ve been forgetting the carnival :’D
    /weeb mode on Gomen ne, Arria /weeb mode off
    I’m gonna share one I really liked writing, and bitching while I did it:

    https://anothergamingday.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/lets-rant-on-labels-and-misconceptions-of-fujoshi/

    ╬Let’s Rant On: Labels and Misconceptions of Fujoshi
    Fujoshi has become a bad label, a label that is mocked and jeered at, perceived negatively. One of the reasons I don’t use it is because of that, but also because fujoshi is just one part of me. This is me ranting about the bad name the label is, and what I identify more with, as someone that likes to ship all kinds of relationships, from BL, to GL, to polyamory~

    I hope you all like it, and that my salt entertains you ;P

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  8. Hey everyone, it’s Elisabeth from littleanimeblog here. Long time blogger, first time Fujinsei Blog Carnival-er. The piece I’m putting forward is particularly special to me and marks a huge step forward in my writing, so really, it seems like the only one to share for this. I’ve already received some beautiful comments, and if you can relate, I look forward to yours too.

    https://littleanimeblog.com/2016/10/19/one-anxious-girls-outlook-on-anime/

    In this little essay, ‘Learning to dive: one anxious girl’s outlook on anime’, I share my experience with getting a grip on anxiety through anime, and one series in particular. Amanchu! came to me when I needed it the most, and I’ve related to Futaba’s loneliness and uncertainty more closely than any other character I knew before her. She starts exactly where I am now. Learning to stand in the water, know the risks, and shake off the fear.

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  9. This is my first time submitting something here and there seem to be a lot of interesting blog posts. For my entry I discuss the appeal of an anime classic- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. This is a bit different from what I usually do but I want to give the readers something to think about. Hope you enjoy it!

    https://railgunfan75.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/the-power-of-haruhi-why-the-melancholy-of-haruhi-suzumiya-endures-after-10-years/

    Liked by 3 people

  10. LOL I am super late this time! Thanks for hosting another one of your fabulous Carnivals, Arria!! 😀

    Title: Wait, Are those Guys Kissing?!: My Yaoi Journey- Part I

    https://bakphoontyphoon.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/wait-are-those-guys-kissing-my-yaoi-journey-part-i/

    Let’s see, this time I’m submitting a post I wrote some time ago about my love yaoi and boys love! Every story has a beginning, an origin story of sorts, well this is mine! This post details my introduction to the rainbow colored world of yaoi. From proclaimed yaoi hater to bonafide fangirl… read about the rise of a fujoshi!! I really hope you guys like my post!! 🙂

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  11. Well, after some time of not being active I started Working!!! on another post.

    https://animationmonologues.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/whats-working-with-wagnaria-spoiler-free/

    Get it, because it’s about Working!!! It’s mostly a meditation on my enjoyment from the series, and what it means in a broader context. If you haven’t seen the series, I spoil none of it so check it out.

    Also watch Working!!! if you haven’t already. You’ll watch all 40 episodes before you know it.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. I am obsessed with myth and anime. This was actually a speech I gave to my class, I just turned it into an essay for my blog! I hope you enjoy! Fell free to debate with me about the points I make.

    https://otakuinmyveins.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/anime-and-answering-our-call-choosing-truth-or-myth/

    Myth represents the very real human search for truth. But where can we find truth, and how is it hiding in our modern myths and anime?

    Liked by 6 people

  13. Thank you for hosting another blog carnival! I really enjoy these, and I hope that the newbie bloggers will take on your advice and have fun networking with other anime bloggers ^^

    https://kurosamareviews.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/disability-discrimination-and-epic-fight-scenes-in-gangsta/

    My post is called ‘Disability, Discrimination and Epic Fight Scenes in ‘Gangsta’. I go through the representation of minority groups in ‘Gangsta’ particularly POC, women and people with disabilities. I also talk a little bit about the fantastic action scenes in the anime 😛 Hope you guys enjoy it ^^

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  14. I’m honored and humbled to be back here at the 7th Fujinsei Blog Carnival. So pumped to see what other anibloggers have been writing and I can’t wait to meet some new faces!

    https://otakucollision.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/christians-are-kiznaivers/

    Kiznaiver was one show from the previous anime season that I knew from the beginning I had to watch. It had such a unique concept that grabbed me: a group of people that shared pain through a common bond. However, as I began to think about my faith, I discovered that Christians can also be considered Kiznaivers, but in a much deeper way.

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  15. https://grimmgirl.com/2016/06/29/ai-no-kusabi-the-original-part-two/

    So this is a more in depth look at the anime Ai no Kusabi (the original version). This anime deals with some pretty dark themes and after watching it I couldn’t help but write about my view on it. I really enjoyed this anime and it was interesting to see yaoi in a more serious light. This particular post does have spoilers because I was focusing on how the characters and their relationships shaped the show. Brace yourself, if you haven’t seen Ai no Kusabi before because it is a total tear-jerker!

    Liked by 6 people

  16. When I watched My Hero Academia, I couldn’t help but compare it to X-Men (me being a superhero buff and all). I decided to look more into what makes these worlds so different from each other and in the process learned how favoritism and prejudice can affect how we view people. So here is my post:

    Quirks VS Mutants – How My Hero Academia Differs From X-Men
    https://whatsinastoryblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/quirks-vs-mutants-how-my-hero-academia-differs-from-x-men/

    This is the first post that I have written involving anime and hope to do more in the future. I would love to get some feedback and to get inspiration being reading other posts.

    Liked by 6 people

  17. TITLE: Which Bungou Stray Dogs Detective Are You?

    https://japanimetalks.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/which-bungou-stray-dogs-detective-are-you/

    DESCRIPTION: It’s like a quick test using a detailed assessment of the personalities of our dear Bungou Stray Dogs detectives (Dazai, Kunikida, Edogawa, Kenji, Atsushi and Akiko).

    It’s not a recent post, but I’m very much interested to know who among these detectives resemble your personality more. Currently, Kunikida-kun has the highest score.

    Arigatou for this carnival, Arria-san! Osu!

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  18. I recently went through all 153 episodes of Dragon Ball, the series directly before its more popular counterpart. While the nostalgic intrigue wasn’t present throughout, the prospect of watching Z with the proper context in mind fueled my desire to go through with it. Both an approximation of its worth and a snippet of its impact on the industry, my post details the series’s good and bad… but usually bad.

    https://kapodaco.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/precursor-to-a-legacy-my-thoughts-on-dragon-ball/

    Thanks, Arria, for hosting the carnival. I look forward to reading more posts in the short future.

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  19. People were upset with you for hosting an event that gives opportunities to meet other bloggers? Wow, people sometimes suck. I think this is great and I’ve found some great posts and some great bloggers over the last two carnivals so I really hope you keep going with these.

    On that note, my contribution this time is from a few months ago (sorry) and was a feature I wrote about how anime deals with the idea of being human.

    https://100wordanime.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/fridays-feature-i-am-human/

    It was one of my early features and I’ve been thinking that I’d probably write it differently now but I still quite like this post.

    Thanks again for hosting these.

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  20. I never participated in one of these before though I did enjoy the articles from last month’s round-up. So here goes.

    This is not a new post but it’s one I put the most thought into.

    https://dtalksanime.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/noragami-some-unsettling-implications/

    While watching Noragami (only season 1), I felt as if it was treating some pertinent social problems in a rather callous manner. The above post contains themes of suicide, bullying and corporal punishment, so proceed with caution.

    Liked by 5 people

  21. I don’t believe in luck but I believe I heard number 7 a lucky number. It’s great to participate this amazing carnival you always host. I simply can’t get enough. Here is my post titled, “2016: Top 5 Favorite Female Anime Characters.”

    https://matthew903.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/2016-top-5-favorite-female-anime-characters/

    This is a short top 5 list collecting my favorite 5 anime girls of 2016. This may change eventually, and that’s why I added 2016 at the title. This is also an expansion to day 4 of the 30 day anime challenge.

    Liked by 6 people

  22. A Melodic Comparison: Film Music’s Many Invaluable Personalities | Joe Hisaishi, John Powell

    https://atmafunomena.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/film-musics-many-invaluable-personalities-joe-hisaishi-john-powell/

    As promised, my 10000 word long tribute to something I love: film music.

    If you want a million more reasons to love Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Hisaishi, Studio Ghibli, good music and animation films in general, here you go.

    Oh and also…as I’ve noted in the post itself, this publication is written as a massive info and inspiration boost: if you know any bloggers or any film/anime review YouTubers that you love and want them to cover stuff like this, please consider giving this post some extra traffic if reading it made you happy (I hope you enjoy the music, insightful 3rd party links to interesting Hisaishi diaries, funny Powell interviews and video lectures, etc and the 5 month-long effort I underwent in analysing the music and films, etc).

    So good to finally get this devil of a project off my back.

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  23. In-depth Oregairu analysis from my blog.

    This is kinda specific topic in light novel “Oregairu”. Focused on finding out who is the legendary “Y” of Hayama Hayato. The answer might be in LN volume 3-4. Who will sit in his heart, her name is…

    Finally, “Y” in Hayama Hayato’s heart was revealed.

    https://yaharibento.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/finally-y-in-hayato-heart-was-revealed/

    Warning: this analysis is very lonnnnnnnnnnng. Please proceed when you are not busy.

    Liked by 4 people

  24. The newbies seriously are asking too much from you already. It takes dedication, hard work and a joker to get your blog going, jeez. I missed some carnivals, but I’m still getting decent amount of views.

    Since I’m the “VIP” of this carnival, because the host will kill irl if I never posted a link here so here we go
    https://mirrorpurple.org/2016/11/04/sweet-ghibli-and-sour-kokori-connect-kimi-no-na-wa/
    Yeah, I watched Kimi no Na Wa and here are some thoughts about it. And also I’m challenging myself to survive this movie by rewatching it another 10 more times. Don’t worry my western friends, it’s spoilerless.
    And also FIRSTO!!!!

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