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Happy New Year one everyone!

2013 has already started with a bang because of Nekmonogatari: Kuro and by the looks of it, will only get better once we start progressing through the year.

This is just a post about some recent stuff for the site.

'Best Of' Reviews

Recently I've written a lot of posts about the best anime and manga of 2012 (you might have noticed) because you can't really move onto the new year without reviewing the old one. For those who missed any of these posts, here they are:


Best of Anime Part I - Top 12 TV anime

Best of Anime Part II - Top 10 OVA/Movies

Best of Anime Part III - Full Year in Review


Weekly Shonen Jump 2012 In Review

Best of Manga Part I - Top 10

Now for some other site news and what not.

Anime Aura - More Popular Than Lichtenstein (According to Jetpack)

It's that time of year where almost all bloggers receive an email from Jetpack about our site performance. This is the first full year that Anime Aura has been active and I'm happy to announce we got more or less 250,000 page views!

I certainly wasn't expecting such a huge statistic for the first year, and I thank all the readers who keep coming back. It's nice to know that there are a good number of you who enjoy reading what I write - even when I don't. This one's for you.

If anyone is interested, click here for the full stats.

Winter 2013, Episodic Blogging & Anime Audio Log

The winter season has already started (more or less) and as some of you may remember, I'm cutting back on episodic blogging. This is mostly to do with me joining Anime Audio Log, where I'll be contributing in a few ways - more on that when things are actually set in stone. It was also a happy coincidence that this season looks dreadful on paper.

I can at this stage confirm a few things:

  • PSYCHO-PASS, Zetsuen no Tempest, Shin Sekai Yori, Bakuman 3 and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure will be blogged to completion.
  • Nekomonogatari: Kuro will have its remaining two episodes blogged.
  • I will be blogging one series episodically at Anime Audio Log.
  • Right now, I'm looking at picking up another one or two series to blog episodically on this site. Right now it'll most likely be Sasami-san@Ganbaranari, Cuticle Tantei Inaba and/or Maoyuu Maou Yuusha.
  • Nothing will change with the manga reviews. Expect the next Weekly Shonen Jump Issue Review in a few days and a new monthly manga review a little later on this month.

I'm going to put off writing first episode posts for most series, and will probably only write ones for the viable options. After that, I'll probably give it another episode to decide which series I'll blog.