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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



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!


(MOB – Stands for Manga Olympics for Bloggers)


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


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!

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Manga Olympics for Bloggers Poll: Round 1/Part 1


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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Manga Olympics for Bloggers Deadline Extension~


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



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Manga Weekend Hosts – Manga Olympics for Bloggers (MOB) | Spring/Summer 2013




And thus! After consulting arawr (who helped me gather all my thoughts and rants together and basically rewrote this whole post), Manga Weekend will be hosting a very ambitious manga blogging event – Manga Olympics for Bloggers, Spring-Summer 2013. The official start date shall be the 3rd June 2013, this date has a EXTREMELY HIGH possibility of changing. So keep in mind that it should start sometime in June.

So like any normal Olympics, we kind of need participants to participate (doh) so, um, please do. Depending on the amount of bloggers that sign up, the format of the event would be a tourney-styled or just a free for all. Seeing as this whole event is quite dependent on its participants, it would be great if you could fully commit during the duration of the event once you’ve signed up. We’ll pretty much run through how we’ve planned things out so far, and are open to suggestions so don’t forget to leave a comment below as well =D

If your blog focuses more on anime rather than manga, we hope that you’ll still join/encourage and support your sister manga blogging community! Continue reading


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Proposal: Manga Olympics for Bloggers(MOB) – A Manga Blogging Olympics


These past few months, as a manga & anime blogger, I’ve been reading news/opinions from various platforms about the death of manga.

Do I mean the industry? Yes.

What about manga blogging? Yes.

Wait, did you say yes to both questions, yes? Yes.

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