Round 1 Final/Part 3 | Manga Olympics for Bloggers Poll (plus round 2 info)

This is final segment of Round 1. Participants take note, there will be a ONE WEEK grace/resting period before Round 2 starts. This was not specified in the information email that was sent and was only identified just recently. We apologise on our part. So, for participants that have yet to update their posts for Round 1, I will be continuously updating the poll with your post during this one week period. The poll for Round 1 will close on Sunday next week, 14th July, Round 2 will commence 15th July. A further email will be sent to everyone with the details and change.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: You can still vote for Part 1 & 2 for Round 1.

Once again, if you find any errors below, please contact me and I’ll change it ASAP!

The following order is again, according to the earliest submission:

Shoujo/Josei Round 1/Part 3

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Blog: Sunny Side Up Manga + Anime Blog

Blogger: Niki

Blog post: “Shoujo with a male lead? Isn’t that BL or yaoi? You gonna talk about that?” The Draw of Shoujo Manga with a Male Protagonist

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Shoujo manga—especially titles that situate romance and relationships front and center—tend to pivot around a female protagonist. This ostensibly makes it easier for the target readers to identify with the main character, thus enhancing the vicarious experience of falling in love, making a relationship work, and achieving Happy Even After. The additional promise of character growth ups that possibility of character identification and emotional capital.| Click Here To Read the Rest of the Post.

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Blog: Pearl’s Inspiration

Blogger: Pearlsins

Blog post: The Appeal of Scene-Stealers

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When reading shoujo manga (or any other kind of manga for that matter), the story focuses on the main leads (our OTP), but we can’t help but be captivated by secondary characters or couples who steal the show with their appearance, personality, and backstory. Sometimes we are more interested in the other characters who have their own story to tell, something to keep us excited besides the angst that our main couple has to go through. | Click Here To Read the Rest of the Post.

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Blog: Animetics

Blogger: torisunanohokori

Blog post: Undervalued International Female Fans See a Lack of Shojo Anime

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I’ve mentioned before how I often I see misconceptions about shojo manga in my group of anime-fan friends. The most common misconception that pops up is that shojo is a one-note genre (rather than a demographic, which it is by definition), but a close second is the assumption that female fans are a small minority among those that follow anime. While that’s somewhat true in Japan, it couldn’t be further from the truth in America. Indeed, female fans may make up the majority of manga buyers in the United States. So why so few shojo anime? I’ve got a take on that. | Click Here To Read the Rest of the Post.

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Blog: THAT Shoujo Manga Blog

Blogger: Konata_01

Blog post: A few reasons why I favour shoujo manga

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I love manga. I’ve loved manga since I was thirteen years old. The first manga I ever read was actually InuYasha. Although I did read some shoujo manga in my early otaku years, quite honestly, Takahashi Rumiko was my number one favourite mangaka for a number years (she was later unseated by Takaya Natsuki a few years later, but I digress). | Click Here To Read the Rest of the Post.

Shoujo/Josei Round 1/Part 3 POLL

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Shounen/Seinen Round 1/Part 3

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Blog: Animetics

Blogger: torisunanohokori

Blog post: Mid-Major Manga and the Merits of a Struggling Artist Set [Slightly] Free

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I’ve been writing about shonen for the past 2 weeks of this competition, and Keima only knows if I’ll make it out of the first round, so I might as well use the freedom I’ve got to coin a term that’s been percolating in my head for a while and talk about seinen (and some shonen, as well) while people are listening. I’ve taken to calling some manga Mid-Major because they’re great in a way that screams “improbable” and “unsustainable”, but because of that are even more fun to watch than consistently great ones. Clearly not top-tier, but clearly blessed with enough potential to make a little legend, like Dunk City FGCU demolishing Georgetown in this year’s NCAA Tourney.* There’s an appeal to watching the little engine that could suddenly transform into a giant robot and dropkick a galaxy, and nowhere (other than sports) does this phenomenon happen more often than in the world of monthly manga. | Click Here To Read the Rest of the Post.

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Blog: Sunny Side Up Manga + Anime Blog

Blogger: Baka-Girl

Blog post: Shounen Manga with Female Lead

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Yotsuba&! is not your typical shounen manga because it doesn’t involve any fighting scenes (unless you call Yotsuba and Yanda’s interaction as ‘fight’ lol). It’s more slice-of-lifey than any other shounen manga. But that doesn’t mean that Yotsuba&! is a boring manga. It’s one of the most hilarious shounen manga I’ve ever read and reading it always make my day seems brighter! If you haven’t read it, I suggest you read the first few chapters asap! | Click Here To Read the Rest of the Post.

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Blog: Zero-Sama (Video Blogger/Podcast)

Blogger: Zero-Sama

Blog post: DOFLAMINGO + GOROSEI/SHICHIBUKAI THEORY & VIOLET 4 NAKAMA–ONE PIECE DISCUSSION

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Click Here to listen/watch Zero-sama’s video blog post!

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Blog: Sayuricero

Blogger: Serenity

Blog post: First Impression: Wallman

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After being betrayed by his country, Jirou left his past as a hitman behind and came back to Japan were nothing mattered anymore in his eyes. But that’s before he mets Nami, an active hitman seeking vengeance for her father’s death. But not any hitman, a wallman! Jirou is then brought back into this world and teams up with her. (Source: Japanzai) | Click Here To Read the Rest of the Post.

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Blog: AMG Portal

Blogger: Brandon

Blog post: Akira Toriyama: The Father of Modern Day Shonen

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Osamu Tezuka was the father of manga, but Akira Toriyama single handedly influenced what we know of today as modern day shonen manga. If you look at any of the major series that are in circulation today, Fairy Tail, One Piece, Naruto, Toriko, and even to a slightly lesser extent Bleach, you can see how much these series have taken away from the influence that the Dragonball manga had over them as a child. In fact, most mangaka of the 90s that create the shonen manga we know and love have openly admitted that some of their creations are influenced by Akira Toriyama and Dragonball | Click Here To Read the Rest of the Post.

Shounen/Seinen Round 1/Part 3

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Thank you for supporting the event so far and do cast your votes!!!

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2 responses to “Round 1 Final/Part 3 | Manga Olympics for Bloggers Poll (plus round 2 info)

  1. Pingback: First Impression: Wallman – Manga Olympics for Bloggers (Seinen/Shounen Round 1/part 3) | SayuriCero

  2. chungky-san,
    The shoujo/josei poll seems to cut off after Pearl-san’s post – torisunanohokori and Konata_01’s poll buttons don’t appear.

    Or is it just my browser? (I hope so.)

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