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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,500 times in 2010. That’s about 11 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 3 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 28 posts. There were 16 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 11th with 43 views. The most popular post that day was ONE PIECE MEMORIAL BEST.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for hitomi no tsubasa, code geass, prism ark, one piece memorial best, and blue drop.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.




Fall Anime 2007 September 2007


Alchemy Indepth: The Human Transmutation Circle September 2010


Hitomi no Tsubasa – Code Geass Opening for STAGE 24 & 25 July 2007


Dennou Coil OP ED Single – Prism [Ikeda Ayako] September 2007

Alchemy Indepth: The Human Transmutation Circle

The world of Fullmetal Alchemist is a highly fascinating one, and it all begins with one central concept: alchemy. Individuals who have the ability to analyze, destroy and recreate objects are called alchemists. There are two rules that and alchemist must follow: transmuting gold and trying to bring someone back from the dead is not allowed. In what had started the entire series, Ed and Al’s attempt in reviving their late mother, lies a complex symbol that plays an important role in their naïve attempt at the taboo called human transmutation. This is none other than the human transmutation circle.

Fig. 1 The human transmutation circle used by Edward Elric in their unsuccessful attempt at reviving their mother.

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Of Sea Kings and Sky Islands: A One Piece Manga Review

Title: One Piece
Genres: Shonen, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Humor
Author/Artist: Oda Eiichiro
Publication: Weekly Shonen Jump
Start Date: August 4, 1997
End Date: On-going
Number of chapters at review: 597
Number of chapters read by reviewer: 597
Summary: Monkey D. Luffy sets out on a journey in order to fulfill his dreams of becoming pirate king and obtaining the great treasure One Piece, while gathering invaluable crewmates and strength along the way.

There’s been a slew of manga these past few years, and yet so few of them managed to make an impact as much as the classics (like Dragon Ball Z, Rurouni Kenshin and Slam Dunk) have done. As of the moment, there are only three manga who have god-like status in terms of popularity, also known as the Shonen Trinity: Naruto, Bleach & One Piece. No doubt Naruto and Bleach are already popular in the international market, but the underappreciated (at least by the international anime community) gem of the shonen trinity that is called One Piece is in fact the best selling manga of all time in Japan. Hopefully, this review may give you the helpful nudge into completing the Jump experience, for once you start, you’ll surely be in for a long but humorous and action-packed adventure.

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Fall Anime 2007

A bit late, I know, but here are some of the anime due to be released this fall. image heavy post, dial-up users beware.

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Dennou Coil OP ED Single – Prism [Ikeda Ayako]

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Saimoe 2007


–UPDATED, August 31, 2007 as of 6:26 pm (GMT+8:00). keep checking for updates–

Q. What is the Anime Saimoe Tournament?

A. It’s pretty much the anime equivalent of GameFAQs’ annual Popular Video Character contests, where through daily online polls, the most “moe” ( anime character.

Q. How is it held?

A. All (female) anime characters that appeared in anime series, OVA and animated movies airing and/or released in Japan between July 1st 2006 and June 30th 2007 can be nominated. (Even animals are included, it seems, as long as they’re not males. This means cross-dressers are ineligible, so sorry guys, no Mizuho from Otoboku. )

First there were two qualifying rounds.

After a few days of nominations amongst the users of 2ch, the 1st qualifying round was held between July 6th to July 25th, and has 18 groups. Of these 18 groups, the top 8 characters of each group would enter the tournament proper directly. (A total of 8 x 18 = 144 characters)

While those ranked 9th to 32nd of each group will enter the 2nd qualifying round. (A total of 24 x 18 = 432 characters)

The 2nd qualifying round was held between July 28th to August 5th. The 432 characters would be divided into 9 groups of 48. The top 16 of each group will qualify for the tournament proper. (A total of 16 x 9 = 144 characters)

In total, the tournament proper will have 288 characters = 144 (from 1st Qual. ) + 144 (from 2nd Qual. ) If more than one character ends up in the final qualifying spot of each group with equal votes, the extra characters would also be qualified. As a result, there will 290 characters in contention this year.

The tournament proper commences on August 8th all the way to the final on November 3rd. The tournament would follow the format used last year.

The 1st round proper (August 8th – 15th, August 21st – 28th, August 30th – September 6th and September 8th to 15th) will be divided into 8 blocks of 12 groups, each group having 3 characters (two groups will have 4 this year to accomodate the extra entrants). With 3 groups being contested per match day. In total, there are 96 groups. (96 x 3 = 288 characters)
The 96 group winners will qualify for the 2nd round.

The 2nd round would be in the same format as the 1st round, where 1 character is chosen from a list of 3. In total, there are 32 groups. (1 group contested per day. ) The 32 group winners will qualify for the 3rd round.

From the 3rd round onwards, two characters will face off with each other on simple knockout format until the winner is decided.

A draw is made for the pools from the 1st round to the 4th round, another draw would be made at the Quarter Final stage when all eight block winners are decided.

From AnimeSuki

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