Liebster Award Reprise

Artist: 梟森

Artist: 梟森

Back in 2013, I decided to answer some questions that were created by an Anime blogger named Silvachief. Of course, I didn’t know that this event was still going around since Overlord-G who is the author of The Yuri Nation decided to tag me with more questions. Because I have done several of these in the past, I may as well do another.
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Chikorita157’s Anime Blog turns 6 Years Old – Reflecting on 6 years of Blogging and Looking towards the Future

Artist: チコ

Artist: チコ

Yep, another year has passed and it feels like yesterday since I started my blog back in mid February 2009. Now, it’s time to take a look back on my 6th year of blogging while I share my thoughts about the future.
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The Inspector Green Tag


In the past, I decided to do these types of questionnaire posts from other Anime bloggers to give a sense of what type of fan I am. Since a fellow Anime blogger, Overlord-G who is the author of The Yuri Nation decided to tag me, I will do it for fun.
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Year in Review – Reflecting Back on Anime Blogging for 2014

Artist: dean

Artist: dean

Since everyone have finished celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or any other holiday during December, the end of the year is coming and it’s time to reflect back on Anime blogging for the year of 2014 as a whole along with any goals and changes I have in store for the new year.
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Happy 25th Birthday!

Artist: Kisugi Akira

It seems like yesterday since I turned 24 years old. Like last year, it has been a calm year thus far except for the couple big snowstorms. Not to mention, I have been focusing primarily on learning new vocabulary and Kanji from playing video games and memorizing them through flash cards. I am still planning to tackle grammar needed for JPLT (will focus on N3 next year) with the references I have since there are apparently not many good advanced level textbooks unless you want to learn from one that is only in Japanese.

As I turn 25 years old, I have a feeling that 1/4th of my life has already passed by me although I look younger than my actual age. During those years, I have been focusing mostly on education. After the fall semester, I will finally complete my master’s degree and find my first job. I have high hopes that I will get a good paying job, but it won’t be easy. Once I get a one, I don’t expect things to be drastically different depending on the workload. In fact, I will be able to cover more types of content and be able to attend Anime conventions. Not sure which one I will go to, but Otakon is a good possibility since it’s only about a 3-hour drive from where I live. I’ll figure it out once I get there.

With that, feel free to say Happy Birthday in the comments below.  I will be streaming games today and tomorrow, so feel free to watch on Hitbox, if you want.
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Chikorita157’s Anime Blog turns 5 Years Old – Reflecting on 5 years of Blogging

Artist: gochou (atemonai heya)

It seems like yesterday since I started my Anime blog back in February in 2009. Today, this blog reaches yet another important milestone of turning 5 years old. While the 5th year had some ups and downs, I still enjoy writing about Anime and even Japanese language video games. (Image Source)
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ABC Awards – Three Weeks Later!

I think people are tired of looking at a logo of the ABC Awards, so I spiced it up a bit.

I think people are tired of looking at a logo of the ABC Awards on other people’s ABC posts, so I spiced it up a bit.

Yep, it’s that time again! It’s time to focus on another community activity post thanks to a fellow Anime blogger named Moonliasteria.

As seen on other posts, here are the official rules:

  1. Download the award logo and add it to your acceptance post.
  2. Nominate a few fellow bloggers and share the award.
  3. Since the award is ABC, take each letter of the alphabet and use it to tell something about yourself.

With that, let’s start, shall we?
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Merry Christmas (and also more questions to Answer!)


For those who celebrate, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. If you haven’t already, check out my 12 Days of Anime posts for this year.

On the other hand I plan to do things differently for this yearly Christmas post. Here, I will volunteer myself to answer a set of questions written by Silvachief, who writes a blog called The Geek Clinic, which focuses on visual novels, Anime, music and video games. If you still want to see more answers for questions asked by other bloggers, check out the ones I answered for Yumeka and AceRailgun. (Image Source)
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Chikorita157’s Anime Blog turns 4 Years Old – Humble Thoughts

Artist: nanoha

Believe it or not, my 3rd year of blogging was a pretty good year. While I didn’t win the 2nd Aniblog Tournament, at least my match came a bit closer compared to the first one that happened in 2010. In addition, I explored other means of content besides writing episodic and editorial posts. Aside from that, there were some real life events such as Hurricane Sandy, which prevented me from blogging for a few days. Despite the difficulties I face while more Anime blogs died in the past year, I pushed on and now have reach the fourth year of blogging.

Since I reached my fourth year of blogging, where do I go from here since I don’t show any sign of dying anytime soon? Well, I’m pretty much doing more of the same since I’m satisfied by how things are going now. On the other hand, with Grad School is on the horizon, I might have to adjust what I blog and probably stick to weekly editorials and stuff.  When the time comes, I will figure it, but it all comes down to proper time management.

With that, I thank all my friends, followers and readers who supported me for all these years. Let’s make the fifth year a strong one!

Raw Statistics: 1140 posts, 2655 Comments, 54 Completed Series (No visitors/page views statistics as Piwik sort of broke on me).  (Image Source)

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