That’s right folks.
What can I say, the Umai Yomu Anime Blog has done it again.
We’re back with another Real Neat Blog Award!
Thanks for this nomination goes to Matija from tfwanime, another Real Neat Blog!
It appears that the image has changed since last time, or maybe there have always been multiple images? Anyways, here’s the new image:
- Display the logo.
- Thank the bloggers for the award.
- Answer the questions from the one who nominated you.
7 to10 bloggers.
- Ask them 7 questions.
- Who are your favorite voice actors? (subbed or dubbed, it’s fine either way)
- How many shows each anime season do you watch on average?
- What is the most episodes of anime you’ve watched in a single day?
- How many hours of anime do you watch per week?
- Do you have any rules that you apply for each blog post you make?
- What is your main motivation for blogging?
- Have you ever read the source material (manga, light novel, visual novel) of an anime before it has started airing?
1. Who are your favourite voice actors?
I don’t really pay attention to names, but there is one VA whose voice is so excellent that I will forever hold him as my favourite voice actor.
I always think of his performance as Kirei Kotomine. Jouji just has the coolest voice that I’ve heard. There are many great male VAs in anime, but Jouji is my favourite because he has such a distinctly villainous / badass voice. I don’t care who he plays, if I know that Jouji is in an anime, I want to see it.
In fact, maybe I should specifically start watching anime that contains Jouji once my anime A to Z challenge is done. Or add a bunch of his works to the to-watch list at least!
Other than Jouji, I’d have to say that Tomokazu Sugita, the VA for Gintoki (Gintama) and Kyon (Haruhi) is great as well. I’m especially enjoying watching Haruhi with Tomokazu voicing Kyon.
No one else really comes to mind, I enjoy pretty much all of the Japanese VAs that I hear in anime.
2. How many shows of each season do you watch on average?
I don’t normally watch currently airing anime, although that may change.
That said, after going through a season and binge watching the titles that have finished airing, I’d say probably around 4 or 5 anime per season. Hard to say for sure though.
3. What is the most episodes of anime you’ve watched in a single day?
Another tough one.
40 – 60 episodes maybe?
There was one day when I was in university where I binged One Piece all day.
Impel Down + Marine Headquarters arcs, can you blame me? Two of the greatest One Piece arcs, side by side. I couldn’t resist.
Also, in my defense, the further you get into an arc, the more minutes are spent on recapping the arc – and I always skipped the recap. So each episode probably boils down to 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how far into the arc the episode is.
4. How many hours of anime do you watch per week?
I average two episodes a night, but I do sometimes watch an episode during the day when I get a chance. So I guess around 7 hours per week?
It used to be a lot more, but now I spend just as much time writing about anime as I do watching it! 🙂
5. Do you have any rules that apply for each blog post you make?
Hmm, well I had decided that I won’t display any nudity on my blog. I also try to avoid swear words for the most part, and I don’t really want to get into politics or anything like that on this blog.
That’s about all I can think of for unwritten rules.
I’ve been trying to pay closer attention to my formatting of episodic posts, cut down on the amount of words I write for introductions on certain posts, things like that. Also I’ve been good lately with updating image alt text and descriptions. These might not be “rules”, but I do think there’s always room for improvement!
6. What is your main motivation for blogging?
I started this blog in order to fill the time, and because I don’t have any personal friends that watch anime. So it was a great way for me to get my thoughts out there, and interact with other fans of anime.
Now though, my main motivation is money.
I feel like blogging about anime has helped me to not only appreciate anime more, but enjoy it more as well. Instead of just mindlessly binge watching entire seasons one after another, I write about what I’ve seen and spend more time thinking about it. What I enjoyed, what I didn’t. What I think I’ll remember, what I won’t. Some anime I dig deep, some I don’t. But writing about anime has really enriched my enjoyment of anime, and it’s something that I’m glad I started doing.
7. Have you ever read the source material of an anime before it has started airing?
I’ve never read any source material for any anime, before or after it’s aired. The only visual novel I’ve played is the Danganronpa Series, of which I’m still playing through Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. And I’ve never read manga or a light novel, although I’ve tried before. I just can’t get into manga like I can with anime.
All right, let’s get some nominations going.
Going to get 10 tags in here in order to follow the rules – you may have already done this tag before, and it’s up to you if you decide to respond to the tag! I’m just trying to follow the rules and get these tags in here, so please understand. Just doing the bare minimum isn’t enough, I’m going all in here on tags.
Your blogs are pretty neat too, but I really just have to make sure I follow the rules here.
Here are my questions for you all:
- What anime got you into anime?
- What is the first anime you wrote about on your blog?
- If you could erase your memory of an anime in order to rewatch it, which anime would you choose?
- Is there a genre of anime that you used to avoid, but don’t mind watching now? If so, what genre?
- What post are you most proud of on your blog?
- What’s your favourite older anime? (Early 2000’s and older).
- What is a lesson you’ve learned from blogging that you can share with us all?
As I mentioned, don’t feel obligated to respond if you don’t want to. But I think it’d be fun to get some more of these posts going, because it seems like there haven’t been many tags going around lately. Always fun to answer questions, and read everyone else’s answers to questions I think!
Regardless, you can pat yourselves on the back and sleep well tonight knowing that Yomu has awarded you with the Real Neat Blog Award.
Until next time,
Thanks for reading!