The long overdue end of the road…


Hi all,

I guess this is it. I’ve decided after a year and some nine or so months to board up shop. The Anime Academy blog officially ends today.

I say it is well overdue. I haven’t written anything all this year and it’s well past the half. Now, I still have plenty of ideas. I just wasn’t expecting to be this busy this year. Between work and family obligations, I haven’t even found any consistent time to keep up with my anime watching and the anime community. I’d often start one or two series only to not finish them. Let alone constructing consistent and coherent thoughts worthy of the standards of this blog (i.e. high school essay level) has been quite difficult. Adding on the my intent to apply to grad school and to buy a house within the next year, I don’t really know how often I’ll keep the blogging up generally.

The co-founder (i.e. my brother) also has quite the obligation ahead of him. While he did graduate from his undergrad, he took on the daunting task of getting his PhD straight from undergrad. And though he is able to follow anime much better than me, he’s got the PhD qualifiers ahead of him and it is probably best not to commit too much time to this (especially it takes quite the push to get him to write in the first place).

Which leaves sis and though she does have college applications ahead of her, she’s the only one consistently following up on anime and is fresh with ideas. But since I wasn’t going to commit to this as much as I used to, I decided to close this down with the intent that she will design and manage her own blog from scratch. This way she has complete control over the theme, design and content without being tied into the pathway that this blog has gone through.

With all that said, you’ll probably won’t hear the last of me. I’ll most likely guest author on sis’ blog when she starts it. Also, I’m hoping to make a more academic ready paper based on some of the ideas from this blog. Hopefully, some journals and/or some academic conference would like listening to a paper on computer science and anime.

I’d like to end by thanking those who came around to this site. I am especially appreciative of those who not only read our work but discussed it with us through comments and emails. I’m personally glad that we made some affect in the anime blogger community. And while the blogging community has changed quite a bit from when this blog first started, it still has some of its well-thought discussion-ready flavor which continues to draw me today.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite sayings which probably best describes this blog. It originally ended the last volume of the Whole Earth Catalog and was brought to life through the words of Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford. “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”

Until we meet again, koneko-chan signing off.


9 Responses to The long overdue end of the road…

  1. RmX says:

    We’ve certainly come a long way since that post that still tops the list. I miss that maddening month of March, and I’ll miss this blog’s posts.

  2. CCY says:

    Hadn’t heard from your blog in a while, but it seems so much sadder when you make the end official. I was holding out some hope with that post by … your sister, I assume? a week or two ago, but I guess not.

    Well, writers come and go, and hopefully the fire will come to you guys again sometime. I enjoyed your pseudo-academic posts. Till we meet next time, then~

  3. You’ll all be missed. Best of luck in the future!

  4. Hinano says:

    awww :((( Good luck with everything, when real life comes poking through you just gotta take it one way or another. I wish you luck with your endeavors~!

  5. Owen S says:

    It was good having you guys. See you around if your sister ever gets around to making her own blog!

  6. moritheil says:

    Sometimes things come together, and sometimes the center cannot hold. Best of luck in your endeavors.

  7. Joel says:

    Hi, I came across your site and wasn’t able to get an email address to contact you about some broken links on your site. Please email me back and I would be happy to point them out to you.

    Joel Houston

  8. Hi there – I found your site while trying to find another now-closed site also called Anime Academy. As you see, I also use WordPress and I had hoped to revive the other Anime Academy as a WP blog. (Its contents are retained on the Internet Archive.) I am still seeking to contact and get permission from Anime Academy’s creators, but if things work out, would you be willing to either close down this site entirely or turn it over to me so I can use the Anime Academy name? Hope that doesn’t sound too presumptuous . . .



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