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Anime are Anime and Cartoons are Cartoons.

18d ago ... Some have gotten used to this and some are still annoyed, so that’s why I thought if I could weed out some of these misconceptions about the Anime Culture. For people who love the anime culture, it’s really disappointing when your friends or family cannot seem to grasp the concept of ‘Anime’ at all. When I discuss about anime with a friend of mine (who’s also into it) or when I’m watching it in...

AnimeShinbun April 2015 Contests

23d ago ... Hi everyone, The Spring anime season is almost upon us. Already decided what you're going to be watching for the next 3 months? Or waiting to see how the first few episodes go before you make your decision? Just a reminder that if you haven't already read the blog post I made about these things last year, "On submissions, approvals, and comments", you should really go do that. It includes...
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Letter from Cat

24d ago ... Dear members of N4G, 11x2, AnimeShinbun, FilmWatch and Techspy; I have decided that my time with HAVAmedia has come to an end, and so April will be my last month with all of you. Christopher will be assuming many of my old duties. This is not a decision made in haste, but one that I think is best for HAVA, my family, and me. Simply, I'm needed elsewhere. :) All the best, Cat
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Hot Topic

44d ago ... This is a re-post from a blog I wrote for 11x2, but I think you may find it useful! -Cat ___________________ I struggled with this. What would be the most truly cringe-worthy title for this blog? I hope you're satisfied. There have been a few earnest inquiries about submissions and their heat lately, so I wanted to cover a few things. First, how does the heat algorithm work: a. uniq...

AnimeShinbun March 2015 Contests

54d ago ... Hi everyone, Hard to believe we're already so far through the current anime season, isn't it? Time seems to have just flown by. Found something good to watch this season, I hope? If you haven't, now's probably the time to go through your backlogs. Why not explore some of the older anime series that are available on the big streaming sites? There's plenty of old classics out there that deserv...

AnimeShinbun February 2015 Contests

83d ago ... Hi everyone, Hope you're all enjoying the new year so far. Found something good to watch this season, I hope? If not, then hopefully something from the AnimeShinbun awards we completed voting for at the end of last month might catch your interest. ;) I was going to announce the results of those today, but I'll have to hold off there briefly...simply because there's a 3 way tie for 2 categori...

AnimeShinbun Awards - Voting Open until Feb 1st

98d ago ... Voting is now open until February 1st for the AnimeShinbun Awards. Everyone who submits a vote for the awards will be put into a raffle for one of two $50 US Amazon Gift Cards. Vote should be posted here in reply to this blog post, NOT PMed. You must submit a vote for every category to be in the draw to receive the gift card. If you made a nomination earlier, you are not obliged to vote for the...

Christmas Contest Entries Close Soon!

118d ago ... Entries for our two Christmas Contests are due by 11:59 PM (American Pacific Standard Time), December 31st 2014. If you're having trouble submitting your entries via the ticket form I indicated in the earlier posts, you may PM me your entries. Feel free to PM me if you're not sure about your entries having gone through as well. If you've just forgotten about getting your entry in, don't fret...

AnimeShinbun Christmas Creative Contest 2014

134d ago ... Our Christmas Creative Contest involves challenges of creativity rather than challenges of artistic skill. We'll be judging you primarily based on your ideas, so don't worry if you can't draw or write well, you can still score well with the judges. Submitting something so bad it's good, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians style, is a perfectly valid strategy for this competition. ;) So long as yo...

AnimeShinbun 12 Days of Christmas Trivia 2014

134d ago ... Hi everyone and welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Competition. =) Here's how things are going to work. Rather than giving you a new question a day as we did last year, I'm going to give you all 12 questions in one big lump, to make sure you've all got time to hunt down the answers. For all of the questions this year, we're specifically asking about 2014 anime series which have streamed leg...

AnimeShinbun 2014 Holiday Season Contests

140d ago ... Hi everyone! 'tis the season for giving, and we've got a stack of prizes to give away for the holiday season this year. On December 12th, we'll be starting our 12 Days of Christmas Trivia competition. Rather than giving you a new question a day as we did last year, I'm going to give you all 12 questions in one big lump, to make sure you've all got time to hunt down the answers. And to mak...

AnimeShinbun November 2014 Contests

175d ago ... Hi everyone, Not long now until our annual Christmas contests. =) How did you like the format we ran last year with the 12 Days? Check my past blogs if you weren't around back then. ;) We'll probably be mixing it up again a bit this year, based on your feedback, so please let us know if you have any particular suggestions for how you'd like to see things go this time around. I've had a fe...

Was Discovering Anime a Blessing or a Curse?

177d ago ... If you have been following me recently on social media or on my blog, chances are high that you’ve noticed me being offline more than usual and, the few times I’ve been online, more emotional than usual. For you who haven’t been following me, the gist of the scenario is that I haven’t been feeling too good lately. A lot of stressful things happened at once after moving away from home, and many...

Anime You Should be Watching; Gurren Lagann

201d ago ... My apologies to the makers of this great anime, I thought I had talked about this anime before. This anime is currently running on Toonami and one of the gate way animes i’ve mentioned in the past and you can also catch it on Netflix and yes it is dubbed in English. You can also watch it on Crunchyroll in its original language for free. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is one of the top shonen an...

AnimeShinbun October 2014 Contests

204d ago ... Hi everyone, I've had a few people who got caught up by some issues such as approving things from their own website tell me that they weren't aware of the issue, so if you haven't already read the blog post I made 2 months back, "On submissions, approvals, and comments", please do so now. It includes important information regarding rules changes and updates here on AnimeShinbun. These issues...

Anime You Should be Watching; Psycho Pass

233d ago ... Psycho Pass I watched this anime a couple of weeks ago on Netflix and I have to apologize to the creator and artists who worked on this anime. I thoroughly enjoyed this anime from beginning to end and I hope there will be another season or even prequel added. Psycho pass is intriguing because of the world that is created. The year is 2113 and society is monitored by the Sibyl System whic...

AnimeShinbun September 2014 Contests

236d ago ... Hi everyone, If you haven't already read the blog post I made last month, "On submissions, approvals, and comments", please do so now. It includes important information regarding rules changes and updates here on AnimeShinbun. Things like getting caught in self-approving stories from your own website can and will impact on your eligibility to win prizes. The blog post is still on the front p...

Anime You Should be Watching; Knights of Sidonia

242d ago ... Knights of Sidonia Knights of Sidonia is a mech anime which has a lot of intrigue with the characters and a lot of mystery surrounding the founders of their modern society. While there is a lot of action, the characters present some interest as well but none more than the main protagonist; Nagate Tanikaze who has a very interesting background. The story takes place about 1000 years in t...

Discussing Hot-Button Topics

243d ago ... We all have issues that make us see red, things that have us flying to our keyboards to pen strongly-worded rants at whoever had offended our sensibilities. An interesting thing is that these topics are almost always charged in both directions – you think X appearing in Y manner is something to get worked up over, and someone else might think that you getting worked up over it is something to f...

On submissions, approvals, and comments

251d ago ... Two months ago, in my regular contest blog, I posted about the issue of self-approvals, and gave some guidelines for how we would handle these. With the continuing issues around submissions and approvals over the past few months, I thought it was about time I gave everyone a bit more clarity on this and other issues for submissions and approvals that have been causing a few problems. -------...
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