You're joining the mess that is ISML? Lol...not the best year to, man. 2008 and 2009 were better years. The expasion has led to China and Taiwan dominating the voter base. Mio may have dominated 2010 but not everything went her way. This year, Kanade's base is ridiculously strong. And unless someone knows how to find 2k+ people in China to anti-vote Kanade, she'll go undefeated.
Meh, it's just proof those countries like women that don't talk back and they can control. Why am I not surprised. No wonder tryptophanic series/characters dominate sales and polls.
PS. Watch some retro anime! It's FAR BETTER than this year! Seriously, if you don't ever watch material that Nagai, Matsumoto or Tomino created back then, for example, you're missing out on a lot.
I'll be running panels at the anime convention next month. History of Anime is the one I'll be speaking on. Make sure you watch it when it's happened and uploaded, because you seem like someone who cares about the industry/sees beyond the caricatures that sell and want to understand anime's roots more. So don't be afraid to take that step. Took me a long time, but it's worth it!!!
*sigh* I don't know who I hate more....Shinbo, KyoAni, Anno or Miyazaki.
Kon is dead. Watanabe is MIA. Shinkai's latest will be quite some time away.
I think my pilgrimage into the 80s and 90s will be MUCH longer than I had originally planned...
I heavily updated my list of series I like a week ago. If you haven't seen much of decades past, it would be a tragedy. There's some true brilliance in those decades that the current generation is being warded away from.
Only Deadman Wonderland has given me hope. Kaiji S2 is quite a fall from Kaiji S1 but passable. Stein's Gate is better than Chaos;Head but still lacking some essentials. Hana-Saku Iroha has utterly scarred me with Episode 3. Both noitaminA shows have me fuming. Anything else has me foaming at the mouth. I'm hoping Moshidora will come good.
All in all, 1995 has repeated itself. I'm amazed people would fall for this twice...
Okay, there is one thing my sig didn't say. That You Know What was better when it was called Faust.
Your blog is pretty good. Unfortunately, I haven't personally seen most of the animes you've discussed so far (and I haven't followed the NBA or pro wrestling in awhile), so I can't really comment yet. But yeah, the overall layout and style of your blog looks fine to me.
I will say though that The Rock coming back (heard about that elsewhere) is great news for the WWE. They haven't been quite the same since the haydays of him and Austin.