Because in Japan, Less is more. (Moe, that is)

Monday, November 19, 2007

chigaimasu-48.jpgGood evening, ladies and gents. I’m chigaimasu. I will (hopefully) be the second contributing writer to this blog. While juggling college and other obligations, I’ll hopefully be punching in my two cents whenever I feel it’s appropriate. Anyway, shall we begin?

I wanted to get this first article out a week or so earlier, but such is the life of a college student. A little more than two weeks ago, the Japanese Saimoe 2007 tournament came to a close. For those not in the know, the Saimoe tournament is a 2 month, viewer’s choice elimination tournament, where the fans pick which anime character is the most moe. (It is assumed here that moe is understood by the reader. If not, visit for more information).

This year’s winner was Furude Rika from Higurashi no Naka Koro Ni Kai. Even though I have my opinions on the events of this year’s tournament, I will not get into arguments over whether or not this was the right call by the voters. That’s not my style. I am going to point out something that seemed apparent to me as the ending stages of the tournament came together. I found it very fascinating that the two finalists (Rika and Sanzenin Nagi from Hayate no Gotoku) were little loli girls. Backtracking, you can also find that 3 of the 4 semifinalists (Shinku, Rozen Maiden Ouverture) and 7 of 8 quarterfinalists (Konata and Tsukasa, Louise, and Nanoha [yes, Nanoha counts. Even though she’s 19, She started as a little loli girl back in 2005.] from Lucky Star, Zero no Tsukaima, and Magical Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, respectively) were also little loli girls. It seems the otaku believe in building their moe small.
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Real Life and New Writer

Monday, November 12, 2007

whitehatazn-48.jpgSo if you are wondering (to whoever reads this blog) why there has been no posts since the welcome is because real life has kinda taken over me for a bit. Between paying the bills, work and other stuff, there hasn’t been much time for this. I have a few half written articles but I haven’t found time to finish them.

Also, my bro has signed up to be a writer on this. Expect to see a few posts from chigaimasu sometime soon. Although he might delay on blogging as well since end of semester finals are coming up.

I need to win the lotto.