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Kritik der Animationskraft

A Neurotico-Analytical Blog (his words, not mine), Animekritik has an apparent unending fascination with Leiji Matsumoto. The only philosophical anime blog as far as I know, he’s only come back out of hiatus relatively recently and it’s a shame he wasn’t updating at the time we were picking blogs for this tourney.

Polls Closing Tomorrow: Atarashii Prelude vs Desu ex Machina and Anime Diet vs Anime Princess

Polls Closed

Blogsuki 49% vs 51% Unmei Kaihen

The match between Bokutachi no Blog and The null set was closed prematurely due to vote count manipulation. The match ends in a draw.

In the event of a draw, both blogs advance to the next round to compete in a 3-way tie

Unmei Kaihen, Bokutachi no Blog and The null set advance to face each other in Round 3

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AniPages Daily

AniPages Daily is probably the only blogger out there who can name animators and recognise their styles, going so far as to watch specific episodes of any anime because one of his favourites animated it.

Polls Closing Tomorrow: Blogsuki vs Unmei Kaihen and Bokutachi no Blog vs The null set

Polls Closed

Mainichi Anime Yume 50% vs 50% Memories of Eternity

Actual vote count

Mainichi Anime Yume: 82 votes

Memories of Eternity: 81 votes

SNAG Vs. World 40% vs 60% Eye Sedso

Mainichi Anime Yume and Eye Sedso advance to face each other in Round 3

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welcome datacomp

Who’d have thought copypasting stuff from 2chan could be so interesting! I’ve got this post saved as reference, a highly interesting piece for a big nerd like myself who likes reading dvd sales figures.

Polls Closing Tomorrow: Kurogane’s Anime Blog vs _____ism and Mono no Aware vs Astrobunny

Polls Closed

Reverse Thieves 75% vs 25% Koji Oe

Hashihime 52% vs 48% ∑Xce7ion

Reverse Thieves and Hashihime advance to face each other in Round 3

Highlighted Blog 1

When picking the blogs competing in this tourney, I missed out on quite a number of legitimate, quality candidates that only became apparent once the tourney had started. So while we’re waiting for the last of the match-ups from Round 2 to end, let’s highlight some of those blogs I missed out on.

Hey Say Anime

Baffled by how I missed this one. Hey Say Anime is a large team blog, mainly focusing on episodic posts. When I say ‘large team’ I really do mean that. There’s currently 11 writers on their staff roll at the moment!

Polls Closing Tomorrow: Reverse Thieves vs Koji Oe and Hashihime vs ∑Xce7ion

Poll Closed

Omonomono 45% vs 55% Fuzakenna!

Josh’s Anime Blog 52% vs 48% Oishii Anime

Fuzakenna! and Josh’s Anime Blog advance to face each other in Round 3

Round 2 Match 31 and 32

Atarashii Prelude vs Desu ex Machina

Anime Diet vs Anime Princess

Polls Closing Tomorrow: Omonomono vs Fuzakenna! and Josh’s Anime Blog vs Oishii Anime

Poll Closed

Drastic My Anime Blog 48% vs 52% GAR GAR Stegosaurus

Mistakes of Youth won by default against AstroNerdBoy

GAR GAR Stegosaurus and Mistakes of Youth advance to face each other in Round 3

~End of Round 2. Round 3 begins next week when all the matches in Round 2 close~