I am enjoying these nomination tags since they give me a free-to-write post and gives me time to think about some more ideas for this ani-blog of mine.
Thanks, Mallow, for nominating me for this cool award tag! Mallow is a cool ani-blogger who writes about anime and video games. So, if that’s what you’re into, go and check out his latest post on Castlevania! I definitely learned something new from this interesting post.
Let’s get started!
- Display the logo
- Thank the blogger for the award
- Answer the questions the one who has nominated you
- Nominate 7-10 bloggers
- Ask them 7 questions
I really liked answering your questions Mallow and I feel that some of my answers get pretty long to the point where I felt like I rambled on or deviated a little since I didn’t know what to write… Oops.
The Big Q’s:
What helps you remain passionate about blogging?
It’s knowing that I’m making use of my writing skills and that I’m putting time into doing something that I enjoy. I’m passionate about anime and manga, so creating an opportunity for myself to express my thoughts with an online community that likes the same things I do is encouraging.
What is something you know now about blogging that you wished you knew when you began?
I think that I had a pretty good idea of what it meant to start a blog because the first one I had made was on Tumblr. It didn’t have a real focus (other than being a literal trash dump). I’d gush over anime, manga, video games and cartoons I was into by reblogging content, writing fanfiction and making fanart. I learned from my Tumblr blog that being consistent with my posting schedule and focusing on series that were popular and new drew in views for my Tumblr blog.
It wasn’t until this WordPress ani-blog that I started to write posts about my impressions.
Two important things that I’ve re-learnt from continuing on with this ani-blog:
- Communicating and reading works of fellow ani-bloggers is part of my process as a writer via learning from others.
- Blogging takes time, dedication and consistency – it’s hella strict for a hobby. With that being said, bloggers are hard-workers who put a lot into creating their art, so yes, they should be proud of their work and want to share it. This is something that I’m still working on.
If you could meet your favourite voice actor/actress who would it be?
For Japanese voice actors, I’d choose to meet Mamoru Miyano because he seems to have a great sense of humour. I’ve watched voice acting events and anime radio shows on Youtube that he’d participated in and he made me laugh. I also like how he can switch between different emotions really quickly and be EXTRA, especially in his role as Tatsumi Kotaro on Zombieland Saga.
I’d also like to meet Kana Hanazawa because I fell in love with her acting in Psycho-Pass as Akane Tsunemori. Akane’s development in the anime’s two seasons and first full length film made her into a complete bad-ass cop and I’d love to know what inspiration(s) Hanazawa drew upon when playing that character.
For English voice actors, I would definitely love to meet Tara Strong because her vocal range is great and she’s one of the voices that defined my childhood. My favourite role of hers is Raven from Teen Titans.
Troy Baker voiced one of my favourite Persona characters in the English Dub (the first time around), my son, Kanji Tatsumi. He can serenade me with his voice anytime. #ISwearIAmNotHellaThirsty
Would you like to get in to the animation/entertainment/video game industry? If so, is Shirobako or new game an inspiration for you to do so? If not, then why did you decide to go in to said industry?
I think that it’d be cool to be a part of the animation/entertainment/video game industry through my writing. It was definitely my enjoyment of anime and manga that my writing (and hobby for voice acting) veered in that direction. Plus, anime like Shirobako and New Game gave me more insight and appreciation for the industry as well. So, why not support something you love by participating in it in some way?
If you weren’t blogging, would you try something like a podcast or youtube?
I think that having a podcast would be a little less difficult for me to do than maintaining a Youtube channel. Audio files upload faster than video files to the Internet when it comes to their size and if your Internet is quick or not. Also, editing audio versus special effects and clips for videos is easier.
If your favourite videogame/anime character came to life, how would you spend your time with them?
I’d be down to just hanging out with my son Kanji Tatsumi and learning how to properly sew and knit because it would bring up my cosplay game. Also, they’re pretty useful skills.
Or, you know, cuddle beside Cu Chulainn from the Fate series at a point in time where he isn’t dead would be great.
What two anime/videogame worlds would you live in?
No one can tell me that they haven’t thought of living in the world of Pokemon in their life, unless they never played the video games or watched the anime on TV.
I remember talking to a friend when I was eight about how it would work in the real world if Pokemon existed. We figured it’d be pretty hectic. No one would like to have a Muk or Weezing infestation problem in their city’s sewage system, but watching police officers working alongside Arcanine and Growlithe seemed cool.
Also, the Detective Pikachu movie helped convince me that the idea of living amongst animals with unusual powers and abilities would make life interesting.
…And I still want to see what Jinx would look like.
Thinking of a second world to live in was difficult, but the one I decided to go with was Persona 3. It was the first game introducing me to the Persona franchise and by extension, the Shin Megami Tensei series. It’s pretty depressing compared to Persona 4 and 5, but I really liked the characters in the game and meeting any of them would be fun, especially Koro-chan and Elizabeth.
I pick these seven lovely people (pst, check out their work if you hadn’t had the chance to already and sorry if you’ve already been tagged by someone else for the same tag!):
My Big Q’s For Y’all:
What anime, manga or videogame character do you closely identify with?
If your life was an anime, who would be the voice actor you’d choose to voice you in it?
You’re thrown into another world Isekai-style and you can only take an anime mascot as your guide, who is that character and why?
What manga, light novel or video game series do you think deserves an anime?
What post are you most proud of from 2018? Hook us up with a link, friend!
Naming my blog was a pretty difficult thing for me to come up with. What other titles did you come up with before choosing the official one?
How has your blogging process changed from when you first started blogging?