Hello, folks! Oh wow. It’s been a while, isn’t it? How are you all doing? No blog carnival this February, but don’t worry as I’ll host one this coming March. But before that, I hereby declare the 9th Fujinsei Blog Carnival officially CLOSED! I’m so behind in this round-up, but please bear with me. This blog carnival received a total of 48 “approved” entries. Awesome, right?
As always, my big thanks to all my amazing fellow bloggers who are always very supportive. You’re the veterans in these carnivals. Thank you for always participating! My blog carnivals are nothing without you. I also want to thank the new participants who participated for the first time. I hope that you participate again on the next one.
So without further ado, allow me to present you my favourite entries in this blog carnival. Here they are:
Arria’s Best Posts Round-Up of the 9th Fujinsei Blog Carnival:
“Can Cool Japan Revive the Anime Industry” by NinetyBeats (Ninety’s Blog) – shares details of the intriguing Cool Japan initiative started by the Japanese government to promote Japanese products and media; must-read!
“Fandoms Vs. Reality-Why Balance is a Great Idea” by Book Trekker – an uplifting post for fans, promoting acceptance of passions and hobbies, no matter how “unrealistic” they appear to others
“How to earn money by watching anime and blogging” by Shinobisama (Anime-Universeweb) – lists some of the most common ways an aniblogger can monetize his/her blog
“I Date Hot Guys on My iPad: A Love Affair with Virtual Bishies” by pokeninja90 (Nice Job Breaking It, Hero) – an entertaining personal post sharing Naja’s experience playing otome games and how these games help her cope with life
“Love on Ice and Killing Stalking on Instagram” by Jill’s Writings on Anime – discusses the outcry of Yuri on Ice fans against Hallmark’s Love on Ice film and also introduces Korean webtoon Killing Stalking
“My Complicated Relationship With Fanservice” by D Talks Anime – a fascinating post discussing D’s personal opinions on fan service; highly-recommended!
“The Art of War by Narsus: Arslan Senki Edition” by Venus (Japanime Talks) – a fun post listing good war tactics and advice inspired by the anime Arslan Senki
“The One About Fan Service…” by Sam (Unsheathed Blog) – discusses fan service through the lens of the differing views on sexuality between Japan and the West
“Three Lines Seen in Anime and Manga Which Piss Me Off: Ramblings About Heteronormativity in Japanese Media” by Remy Fool (The Lily Garden) – an intriguing but educational rant discussing most common opinions about the yuri genre, introducing the term “heteronormativity”; must-read!
“What it means to be a Bishounen: The Different Perspectives” by KurumiShim – a list of the most common bishounen types seen in anime and how Kurumi’s view of bishounen characters has expanded through time
I originally had about 15 posts that I really liked, but I had to cut them down to 10 for this round-up. So difficult to decide which to feature! Excellent work to the 10 amazing bloggers listed above. Your posts really entertained me, even made me think (which I love). Thank you very much for sharing your great ideas and writings with us. And also my big thanks to all the bloggers who participated in this blog carnival. I hope that you participate again on the next one.
Please join me again for the next blog carnival which I’ll be hosting on Monday (March 6). I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts. Also feel free to invite your blogging friends to participate, as well. The more, the merrier! Once again, thank you very much. I’ll see you on March 6th for the 10th Fujinsei Blog Carnival. Take care, folks! Cheers!
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