Posted by psgels on 29 June 2010 with categories: Random Posts

So yeah, I made it to the quarterfinals of the Aniblog Tourney. Thanks everyone for voting so far.

This time I’m up against Impz and his posse. Be sure to check it out before voting, but chances are that you already know about it.

Anyway, for the THAT groupies who have come to check out this site: welcome to Star Crossed. I’ve been blogging series weekly for about four and a half years now. I also write series reviews and first impression, all of which you can find in the sidebar below.

21 Responses

  1. Impz says:

    I feel the pain of a huge thrashing coming up very soon on me. :

  2. Machi says:

    Groupies? There are groupies for this thing O.o

  3. tk007 says:

    Finally, the day has to come for me to choose between these two sites. In the end, I chose this site because of the divergence from mainstream, better navigation and frequency of update.

  4. tanukichan says:

    Groupies? There are groupies for this thing O.o

    LOL. I guess that makes me and you and others who frequent this blog the psgels groupies.

  5. Keith says:

    psgels, I like your blog so much I want to take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant

  6. c160 says:

    Diverse taste,opinionated posts and general niceness got me as a fan of your blog :)
    Kept it short in order to not sound too much like a love letter :D

  7. cx says:

    Pretty much over now.

  8. Somnium says:

    I was sold on psgels blog as soon as I saw all his pretty pictures! Now I’m just hanging around until he blogs Last Exile! Just kidding, all of my loyalties are with Star Crossed!

  9. Nemo says:

    Hard decision as I like both blogs, but I voted for this one as I have been reading it for much longer and usually you have good reliable reviews that are similar to what I think.

  10. Jeis says:

    Psgels, you just come across ridiculious intelligent and I can’t even count the amount of masterpieces I ended watching due to your blog, and find my self always coming back here before watching series or trying to find good series to watch =). Your blog is certainly a cup of tea.

  11. Frost says:

    Hehe, Im confident you will win the whole thing :P and you deserve it… the only anime blog I have ever bookmarked and visit frequently, and as others said, there are a lot of interesting unknown animes I would never have found if it werent for you

    So yeah, Go for it!

  12. AKI says:

    Three years now and I’m still reading your blog. That alone gets you my vote.

  13. Theowne says:

    Voted for psgels, of course. At least five of my favourite series I watched due to reviews on this site. Plus he’s just an A+ dude.

    It’s also the only site I will tolerate captcha-comments for.

  14. shirokiryuu says:

    I’ve been following this blog for a long time, and while That anime blog is a great blog, and you always review more obscure shows and give them a chance.

  15. Ncky says:

    I follow this blog for almost 1 year. Thanks to you I saw very special anime’s I didn’t knew about,for example Simoun. I think your anime choices are very interesting! So please keep it up!

  16. Troyen says:

    Well, before this post it looked like a tough fight (psgels was actually losing with over 100 votes cast), but now…

  17. Nic says:

    Just voted (obviously for this blog) it’s thanks to psgels that I’ve seen so many excellent shows that I probably wouldn’t have even heard of otherwise…my tastes align much better with the shows blogged on star crossed than they do with the other blogs that seem to review only the more popular shows…and I don’t like either moe or mecha.

  18. Leanie says:

    Hope you do well in the tourney. I love your blog; we frequently see eye to eye on a lot of the shows currently coming out in Japan. I mean, you turned me on to Kaiba, my second favorite series after Noein. How could I not love this blog?

  19. Solaris says:

    4 great blog made up to the quarters. I really don’t know which one to vote..! I accept bribes now…

    oops i incidentally pressed Star Crossed button. It must be the routine :P
    And where’s my bribe now?? :/

  20. evolstar says:

    Thanks for the blog psgels. Been following it for over a year now- can’t live without it!

  21. Nasary says:

    Keep the excellent work! There went my vote…. to your blog of course… To the finals!!!

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  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:48 AM)
    @Emma: which moment is that?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:26 AM)
    @Raggers : And in one moment, a rather disturbing development.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:24 AM)
    @Raggers: Actually, thinking it over you’ve got a point there, As I had said I’ve been marathoning re and come to think of it, it is more enjoyable to do so that way.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:24 AM)
    Oh, the priest? Yeah, definitely an awesome touch. Wonder how he feels about Amon’s death…
    Juuzou? I’d complain about Arima more, the guy is hax beyond belief. Juuzou was just a nutcase who was skilled with knives – and has pretty good development in the manga.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:21 AM)
    @Emma: I think the pacing thing isn’t a problem if read as a whole – that’s a bit like complaining about slow chapters in books if you read them week-by-week. For a story like Tokyo Ghoul week-by-week just isn’t a good way to read it, I don’t think.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:21 AM)
    Gah, Juuzou is one of those irksome shounen-esque characters that never sat all that well with me.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:17 AM)
    @Raggers: The part with that locked up ghoul who Amon went to meet up with who he had history with, that was a great moment for Amon’s character and it had a kind of silence of the lambs feel to it.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:14 AM)
    @Raggers: I found it generally unevenly paced.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:14 AM)
    @Raggers: The whole thing had its ups and downs for me, I loved the first four volumes,after the stuff with gourmet and mado was done with I found myself tiring of it but then got into it again after Kaneki broke down and snapped, then somewhere after the kanou reveal it started losing me again and the ending threw me off.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 03:31 AM)
    Out of interest, where do you feel the first manga went wrong? I may have missed its flaws since I marathoned it in ~8 hours.

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