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Round 2 – The Final Round | Manga Olympics for Bloggers Poll

Dear everyone, as you are aware, this post and event continuation is largely overdue. An unfortunate turn of events that has led this situation, factors include technical problems, mis-communication, a lack of access to the internet and the general world being against us. We’ve been continuously throwing dates around and changing dates, which was not very helpful and most problems are due to the fact that there were a lot of flaws in the schedule which we only noticed after MOB had started. So now finally, we’ve decided to cut MOB short to Round 2 simply being the final round.

We’ve also decided to collate all votes from all polls to determine results. This final round will last until Friday 16th August 2013. Without further rants, here is the final round of posts!

ALL PARTICIPANTS PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE OF THE POLL CLOSURE.

Shounen/Seinen Final Round

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Blog: Animetics

Blogger: torisunanohokori

Blog post: Similar Brothers, Different Paths

Preview: So I’ve been reading Adachi Mitsuru’s Touch in the past couple of weeks. My opinions on it are more or less public record. The original reason I got started on it was to do a serious rundown of all the baseball series I knew of (since talking about baseball manga without mentioning Touch would be like talking about great basketball players and not mentioning Bill Russell). However, an interesting theme constantly showed up in that manga that I’ve seen in another series, Space Brothers.* Namely, both series focus on a relationship between two talented brothers who take their talents in different directions. And both do a fascinating job of exploring what caused those brothers to walk their separate paths. Click Here To Read the Rest of the Post. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Be part of Manga Olympics for Bloggers (MOB-Supplement)! – Manga Blogging Challenge!

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(MOB – Stands for Manga Olympics for Bloggers)

THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY (Last update 25/06/2013)

The second week of the event has officially started! I am aware that both rounds were delayed, so the duration of the event will be pushed further accordingly to make up lost time. So, you’ve seen MOB’s official participating blogs coming up(if you haven’t I highly recommend you do) with a lot of great posts, and it is no easy-task. MOB’s participants had to complete posts within a time-frame as well as gather a lot of determination and dedication to blog, especially when you’re in a ‘kind of forced to‘ scenario. Now, we’ve decided to introduce a little supplement to MOB.

There were a lot of bloggers that expressed a lot of interest in MOB, but could not commit due to time, date and other constraints, now we’ve decided to introduce a little supplement to MOB. This supplement event is a more watered down version, well not really watered down, but a flexible free-and-easy version, except for one big rule – you have to blog about one of the topics given below and that this is entirely separate from the Official MOB tourney. So essentially, this is a ‘manga blog – topic recommendation post.’

The main aim of this supplement is that we hope to enhance the MOB experience and challenge some of you as well as allow those who were unable to participate in the main MOB a chance to try your hand in this event.

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Manga Olympics for Bloggers Poll: Round 1/Part 2

Hey everyone! Time for the second part of round 1! I’ll be covering the results in separate post. Please find below the sneak peaks and links towards blog posts for this line-up! From this post onwards, I’ll be attaching each blog post’s first pictures as the feature photo for this post. I’m roughly picking the first images on a post, but if you want change the featured picture for your post, please inform me and I’ll gladly do so. It’ll also make this post a whole lot appealing…

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: All parts of Round 1 polls will only be closed when the round is over. So you can still vote for Part 1 and etc.

Also, if you find any errors below, please contact me and I’ll change it ASAP! This has happened before due to my carelessness, so I will be much more vigilant to avoid errors!

Let’s start with Shounen manga this time round! Once again, the following order is according to the earliest submission:

Shounen/Seinen Round 1/Part 2

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Blog: Zero-Sama

Blogger: Zero-Sama

Blog post: Bleach Chapter 541 Review: Farewell Old Man Zangetsu

Post preview: Zero-Sama is the only video blogger in MOB!

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

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Manga Olympics for Bloggers Poll: Round 1/Part 1

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ROUND 1/PART 1 POLLS ARE NOW UP. In this post, you’ll find two polls for the Shounen/Seinen category and the Shoujo/Josei category. How exciting! There are amazing posts here, with participants really putting a lot of effort and I only say this after having read them all! I apologise for the delay for the polls to be put up, I found out later that not everyone participating received my event info email so I had to push it back a bit. Thank you so much for all your co-operation!

Do check out your peers and remember that leaving comments will also make you eligible for the comment award! You can vote for yourselves, there’s no shame in this, but do vote responsibly!

If you’re on twitter, do follow the hash-tag – #MangaMOB for any coverage and updates! If you see any errors in this post or if you’d like anything changed(such as your post preview), please contact me ASAP!

The order of this post is according to post submission dates! If you need to refer to the original event post, please click here.

Manga Weekend’s own blog posting will be suspended until the event ends. Continue reading

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Top Anime Moments We Can Relate To Part 2 – Our Second Choice~

Greetings, this is Chungky, and welcome to part 2 of our Top 3 Anime Moments – presenting our second  choices. Our first foray was unexpected entitled “Nah’ mean Nah’ mean” by arawr if y’all haven’t noticed. Check that out, it had our 3rd choices in it.

Please find my 2nd choice below:

Tonari no Kaibutsukun – Episode 2 | When Shizuku questions Asako’s life on the internet.

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Okay, this is a bit of a personal kind of a relation but I think many people have kind-of experienced this sometime in their lives, especially when we’re all caught up with the internet. Of all the characters in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, I associate myself with Natsume Asako the most, mainly because of the fact that she loves her internet life just as much as I love mine. It’s really like those times where I’m like, really, really enjoying myself online and like, someone just doesn’t get it. Continue reading

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Manga Olympics for Bloggers Deadline Extension~

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Hello everyone, as the post title states, we are extending the deadline extension for the event to the 7th of June. I repeat, the 7th of June. We sincerely apologise for this, especially to everyone who has promptly sent in their applications before the original deadline, even when we knew there would be a high possibility of extension.

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One of the reasons for this extension is because some bloggers have expressed their interests, but are unable to make it for the previous dates. Another is because there are others who have mentioned signing up for MOB, but have yet to send in formal applications. We hope that by extending the deadline, we will be able to get more bloggers in to make this an even bigger event!

However, we assure you that this will be the one and only extension, and we will be starting the event regardless on the 10th of June. 

Please refer to the original event post here.

There is also an ongoing discussion about merging the four competitive categories into two big categories – combining shoujo/josei and shounen/seinen. We know this is blasphemous and absolutely unfair to merge but currently, applications are going mainly towards shoujo/shounen/seinen, leaving josei a very lonely category. Although there are ideas of splitting it into two groups, we still hope that this will not cause a significantly negative impact on MOB. If you have any suggestions on this, e.g. splitting to seinen/shounen/josei and shoujo instead or something, do let us know. We need all the input we can get to make MOB a memorable and fun experience!

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New application date: 7th June

New starting date: 10th June

Changes TBD: The merging of the seinen and shounen categories, as well as the josei and shoujo categories. (Therefore there will be only 2 main categories for MOB)

we would never say thisWe really hope to reach out to bloggers who have already submitted their applications about this. To those who have submitted their applications and wish to withdraw from the event because of the new dates, we absolutely understand! We sincerely apologise and will respond to any questions/queries/complaints anyone might have.

Also, as we mentioned before, there are a high number of potential participants that have yet to send in their applications, so if you guys are still interested, we’ll be very happy to have you! We also ask of you guys to promote the event as much as you can because frankly, the more the merrier even though we might bash each others heads in the process! =D

THANK YOU GUYS FOR SUPPORTING THE EVENT THUS FAR, YOUR RESPONSE HAS BEEN GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

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