Posted by psgels on 22 November 2012 with categories: Random Posts

Hell yeah! Seven years already. A lot has changed over the past year, most notably for my personal life being much more active so that I lost a lot of time that I normally had to keep up to date with everything. The past year has definitely been a year of experimentation for me, and I’m definitely not planning to quit anytime soon despite having a few backlog issues. In any case, every year I celebrate this with a few statistics. I’m not doing funny search terms this year unfortunately, simply because of how much time it takes to compile them and make them good (seriously, this involved looking through tens of thousands of different search terms, spotting the odd ones amongst them…!)

In the past seven years, I have written 5361 posts, spread over 268 categories. A total number of 47525 comments have been submitted to this site, and that doesn’t even count the shoutbox. That one has 33355 comments already (in less than a year!!). Here is a list of the top commenters for the shoutbox (yes, I can get to my database with this site, so I can gather more useful statistics):

#20: Sei – 311
#19: Jak – 323
#18: Anonymous – 346
#17: imredjimmy – 381
#16: Raggers – 413
#15: kero – 444
#14: TheUltimateReaper – 502
#13: Ninja – 537
#12: Airies – 705
#11: psgels – 874
#10: dango – 877
#9: Juno – 1112
#8: Kaiserin Emma – 1295
#7: Jalapeno Bagel – 1331
#6: Anca – 1382
#5: Armpit – 1439
#4: wicked – 1895
#3: AidanAK47 – 1906
#2: Bunny – 2949
#1: Kaiser Eoghan – 7580

I’m just amazed at how much Kaiser/in Emma/Eoghan has been able to produce for the past year, especially considering how long his comments usually are. In any case, here is the list of the people who left the most comments on this site. And yes, this goes all the way back to the beginning of this site:

#35: reverse – 167
#34: Perrin4869 – 167
#33: senerikfred – 170
#32: Windspirit – 173
#31: Westlo – 173
#30: WatcherZero – 174
#29: Tan-Tan – 179
#28: chounokoe – 182
#27: PL – 183
#26: Wyrdwad – 186
#25: Joojoobees – 189
#24: DmonHiro – 193
#23: Hogart – 211
#22: AKI – 214
#21: c160 – 225
#20: totoum – 229
#19: Anca – 232
#18: m – 239
#17: Anon – 241
#16: Kero – 248
#15: Frost – 254
#14: chris – 261
#13: Alec – 271
#12: windy – 273
#11: Scruffy – 276
#10: Machi – 291
#9: Denizen – 328
#8: Puran – 329
#7: kim – 338
#6: AidanAK47 – 353
#5: Firechick – 360
#4: wicked – 384
#3: Solaris – 531
#2: MeOW – 647
#1: psgels – 2522

This was also the first time I looked at these numbers, and I must say: thank you all for leaving so many comments. I had no idea how many of you provided so much feedback until I actually saw this. Anyway, as for viewer statistics: in total this site has gotten 17294328 page views (that’s 17 million), and 9723537 unique visits. Yes, we’ve nearly reached the 10 million. I unfortunately cannot do a list with the most accessed posts since google analytics screwed up since changing sites, however here is a list of the most common search terms (aside from variations of ‘psgels’ and ‘star crossed’.

#30: kekkaishi review
#29: black lagoon review
#28: overdrive anime
#27: best anime 2007
#26: ergo proxy
#25: top ten anime
#24: hakuouki
#23: xxxholic rou
#22: shigurui
#21: heroic age review
#20: casshern sins review
#19: clannad after story review
#18: bakumatsu kikansetsu irohanihoheto
#17: baccano review
#16: angel beats review
#15: kaze no stigma (this is one from way back; I once wrote a really bad first impression of it and it somehow landed high on Google; it kept haunting me for the next year afterwards)
#14: mahou shoujotai
#13: seirei no moribito
#12: toward the terra
#11: clannad review
#10: blassreiter review
#9: eden of the east review
#8: dennou coil
#7: school days review
#6: mouryou no hako (I love how people were actually looking for this one; it’s still generating traffic, although not as much as a few years ago)
#5: saiunkoku monogatari
#4: aoi bungaku (I did not expect this one to generate so much traffic as it did)
#3: top 10 anime
#2: that anime blog (I still like how people basically come here looking for the wrong blog)
#1: darker than black review

56 Responses

  1. Meep says:

    Happy 7th Anniversary, Star Crossed! =D

  2. sushiyassin55 says:

    Happy 7th anniversary, psgels! Here’s hoping that your brilliance stays through to the end :)

  3. TheUltimateReaper says:

    Holy mackerel. Happy anniversary psgels. You’ve been at this for almost a decade, just counting this site alone. To the future and beyond!

  4. Sakurai says:

    Happy 7th Anniversary! Relieved to hear that Star Crossed doesn’t have any plans to slow down. Many cheers to you Psgels!

  5. Kaiserin Emma says:

    Congratulations psgels. And hopefully there will be many more years/anniversaries to come. 8875, it appears that is my total shoutbox comments if you add both counts from my two names together.

  6. AidanAK47 says:

    Holy hell Kaiser. That’s ridiculous.
    I don’t know if I should be proud of being third or ashamed. I got to stop using this site as my twitter account.

  7. Airies says:

    YAY! I came 12th and I only became active like a week ago :)

  8. Airies says:

    but congradulations and i hope we can make it to 10 years! :)

  9. wicked says:

    I know I leave a lot of comments, but I dont think I actually left 9000…

  10. gdgd says:

    The search terms were the best thing of the Anniversary posts. I am going to miss them.

  11. Nic says:

    Hahaha, I wouldn’t have thought ‘That Anime Blog’ would almost be topping the list.

    Anyway, congratulations on your 7th anniversary psgels!

  12. Hogart says:

    Wow, I had no idea I commented that much. Guess your blog is just that interesting..

    Congrats, and here’s to many more years of blogging!

  13. nikki says:

    This is pretty much THE only anime blog I ever used over the past three and a half years and that I will ever need to use in the future because it’s so awesome. I love the focus on unique & non-mainstream anime that may not get a lot of other reviews on other sites [sparkly moe onii-chan crap BOOOO! HISSS!]. And psgels has good taste and intelligent write ups…so glad SC will be around for many more anniversaries. Happy 7th!

    p.s. how do you guys get your avatars? usually i know how to do this kinda stuff, but maybe i’m just blind and don’t see it?

  14. LimeWarrior says:

    This is around the fourth anniversary of me following the blog. I think I started reading because of your amazing season previews.

    Anyway, let’s everyone raise a glass of your preferred beverage and toast psgels for all his hard work.

    Cheers!

  15. meow says:

    Gratz, psgels! Keep up the good work.

  16. imredjimmy says:

    Happy Anniversary! :D Im surprised and sort of happy to be included in the top 20 XD I really feel like I’m part of this great community that has become the Star Crossed Anime Blog. And now I’m getting too cheezy :P

  17. Nayrael says:

    Congratulations for 7th anniversary psgels :D

  18. angeluslvl99 says:

    hey…congratulations…7 years…that’s a lot…for a website…

    Hope you can stay forever…xD

    I almoust never comment…but I always visit your site…like 10 times in a day…. :P

    :)

  19. manu-chan says:

    Happy 7th anniversary!!:D Your reviews are amazing, and thanks to them I’ve discovered anime jewels! I hope many more anniversaries will come!:3

  20. kurini says:

    Happy 7th anniversary Psgels! I hope I can say this again and again in the the future! ;P

    and count me in the people who checked out Mouryou no hako, seirei no moribito and Aoi bungaku’s reviews this year! It’s thanks to your high rating that I watched these series and I’m really glad about it!!:)

  21. Avalon says:

    Happy 7th anniversary! I’ve only started commenting in the last month or 2, but I’ve been following this blog for a probably 3 years now. Whether I agree with you or not, I love hearing your thoughts (and those of the other commenters) whenever I finish watching an anime episode. That is not about to change any time soon.

  22. erichai says:

    Happy 7th Anniversary!

    And I know you’re not American, but Happy Thanksgiving lol :D

  23. Entrav says:

    Congrats. That’s a lot of views O.o

  24. Sei says:

    Oh, so surprised to see my name in the list. I did not have the impression that I had commented a lot in the shoutbox…

  25. ronbb says:

    congrats and happy 7th anniversary.

  26. Mormegil says:

    Happy 7th Anniversary!

    I can always count on you to to point out the various OVAs and movies I’d otherwise miss. It’s hard enough to keep up with all the TV series, so thanks!

  27. Just Me says:

    Congratulations, psgels! I’ve been reading your blog for like 6 years. And this is my first comment. What can I say here?.. I like your blog. :)

  28. c160 says:

    Happy 7th anniversary psgels :D

  29. starry says:

    Congrats psgels. I’ve only been reading for 1.5 years now, but I enjoyed it. Here’s to another seven years.

  30. wefjj says:

    you know what you should watch? The English dub of Nerima Daikon Brothers…

    It’s worth it.

  31. JaK says:

    Congrats :)

  32. Alec says:

    Been visiting Starcrossed for 4 years now

    7th year, huh?

    Time sure flies by fast.

  33. Juno says:

    Congrats, psgels! That’s quite a long time! It’s a shame I only found you somewhat recently (far less than a year ago). Your views have been an interesting case of variety I can look forward to every post~

    Speaking of me only coming here recently…
    Why the heck am I so high in the shoutbox thing? ._.;;;

  34. Frost says:

    Crazy, I thought there would be no way Id make the top 20 in comments but there I am… 254? Woah… I guess its because Ive visited your blog for about 4 years, or something like that, but I rarely comment nowadays, so its still pretty surprising

  35. KaZuHiRo says:

    I am missing the comments from m, Solaris and reverse: I wonder where are they now. Can’t believe that my old nick (AKI) is #22, did I really leave that much comments? Oh well, I did discover SC when I’m looking for RideBack reviews and I never looked back. Three (or four?) years and counting!

  36. catharsis108 says:

    Happy 7th Anniversary! I’m someone who rarely comments here, but I’ve been following your blog for years! For anime recommendations and reviews, only your blog. Keep up the good work, and glad to hear you aren’t planning to stop soon! xD

  37. Anca says:

    Congratulations on your 7th anniversary, Psgels!

    And I can-t believe I have that many shoutbox comments, woah – it-s more than I-ve ever had anywhere else. I thought I was more a lurker.

    Sorry for the -, I-m at work, on a german keyboard layout, and can-t find the apostrophe.

  38. Fluca says:

    Happy seven!

  39. SERN says:

    your blog kinda change my anime viewing in so many ways. following for years now. you did a great job. i like your style and perspective.

    though in the future… uhm. just prepare for it.

  40. Firechick says:

    Happy 7th anniversary!

    Yay! I’m number five!

  41. kero says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    I’m on the list! Although 444 is a super ominous number.

  42. Ebisu says:

    Kaze no stigma haunted you? That left a mark. xD

    Congrats for getting so far!

  43. Reverse says:

    Gratz ,haha i though it pretty funny to see i just barely make it in the list

    Happy Anniversary!

  44. ender650 says:

    Happy Anniversary

    7 years is quite an accomplishment, as are those site stats. I have been reading your blog for at least 4 of those years.

  45. Kim says:

    I am included in the count :)

    Congratulations on 7 years and hopefully many more to come!

  46. tetsuo says:

    Happy Anniversary !

    Really like your Blog, its pretty mutch how i decide what Animes to watch^^

  47. hazel says:

    feliz aniversario psgels ,me encantan tus reseñas te sigo hace varios años saludos desde Peru

  48. Nemo says:

    Happy 7th Anniversary! Its hard to believe that I have been reading your blog for 3 years. Hopefully, there will be many more years to come :)!

  49. Charle says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! :)

    Also, curious–what inspired your choice of username? And do you keep any personal blogs aside from this one?

  50. Rena says:

    Congrats! From a long time lurker. You’re always my go to blogger when it comes to shows.

  51. jreding says:

    (Belated) congratulations, psgels!

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  • Bam
    (Friday, May 22. 2015 04:42 AM)
    Even Anno admitted that Evangelion’s success was heavily reliant on Yoshiyuki Sadamoto’s unique and attractive character design. It was familiar but still original. Rei and Asuka’s designs as well as the plug suits and the look of ye Evas had a huge impact in the industry and inspired a whole slew of future animators. You could’ve done the same exact series with a cruder art style and it wouldn’t have been nearly as good.
  • Bam
    (Friday, May 22. 2015 04:19 AM)
    @Aidan: art-style is integral to the overall quality of a product, that’s why it irks me so much when Type-Moonies endlessly praise Nasu and underappreciate Takeuchi as if he didn’t contribute all that much to Fate’s success.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, May 22. 2015 02:38 AM)
    @Bam, it’s a rough style admittedly. But mate I played Umineko with the original artwork. It’s hard to find anything worse than that…expect Higurashi’s artwork…(shivers)
    Ryukishi, great writer but not an artist.
  • Bam
    (Friday, May 22. 2015 12:24 AM)
    You guys made me want to go see Fury Road in IMAX now.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 21. 2015 10:13 PM)
    @Aidan: you know I tried looking into Muv Luv since it’s supposedly a seminal LN, but that character design is horrendous. The story sounds interesting but there’s such a divide between that and the art style that there’s no way I can get into it.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, May 21. 2015 02:04 PM)
    Another Muv luv spinoff gets an anime adaption. Sure, lets adapt everything except the work that made it famous in the first place.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, May 21. 2015 04:10 AM)
    Muthafuckas cancelled the Constantine tv adapatation…
  • Emma
    (Thursday, May 21. 2015 03:45 AM)
    Come to think of it, Tsugumi’s personality at odds with her monster design. I’m getting reminded of that mech from zone of the enders dolores that had the personality of a young girl .
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    (Thursday, May 21. 2015 03:43 AM)
    @Aidan: The bear will be explained as it was done so recently enough in the manga, Ochiai remains however a very dull villain.
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    (Thursday, May 21. 2015 03:27 AM)
    You know when grabbing screenshots Sidonia really does look better when you look at it in still images. I really do think that if they just gave the models more natural movement then it would look metric tons better.

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