Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What do you want from Anime Your Way?

I can't believe I've already put together over 200 articles for this blog.  That seems absolutely insane!  While I didn't start the blog all that long ago, it feels like I just put it together yesterday!  My, how time flies when you're discussing a topic you love with some wonderful people.  I can't thank you all enough for the support you've thrown my way thus far.  That's why I'm turning to you guys for my next topic.

I really want to know what you guys want to see from Anime Your Way.  If you've followed over from GoNintendo, you obviously know that community is very important to me.  AYW is going to be exactly the same.  What you guys want matters to me, and I want to take this blog in a direction that you'll appreciate.  That goes for content and voice, as well as anything else inbetween!

As for those of you that found this blog another way, thank you so much for joining in!  I truly do appreciate the newcomers, and it helps me to realize that I'm reaching out to new people.  It's been an honor writing for you these past few months, and I know things are only going to get better from here on out.  I can't thank you enough for stopping by and being a part of the community!

So yes, now I'd love to hear from all of you concerning what kind of direction you want the blog to take.  I'll be reading all the comments you guys leave, and feel free to express your opinion on here/Twitter/email.  I'll be reading them all the same.  Hearing this kind of stuff really is important to me.  I want to know what you guys are looking for so I can better deliver that content!


  1. RMC, you run a great ship over here and a lot of us appreciate it! I have some suggestions, and they are just that.

    One would be keeping a chat or making a chat page and setting up a time to do a weekly chat. I know we do that with Durarara already, but once it finishes its run it would be cool to keep the weekly online meetups coming.

    Another would maybe be some kind of podcast. I mean I know you are busy with GoNintendo and the podcast there, but maybe something every other week or once a month would be cool, maybe get a few of us involved with it or something. It could be worth considering.

    A forum would be cool too, nothing fancy or huge, just a place for us fans to talk about anime and such.

    Wow, now that I look at this, it's starting to sound a lot like GoNintendo. I mean I love that site, but the community is a bit scary there sometimes, especially lately. I enjoy the more laid back environment this site has now. I could be in the minority in this, but it is my opinion.

    I know whatever you come up with should be awesome! Thanks for all the hard work you do on here RMC!

  2. I think that whatever you think would be cool to add would be cool!

  3. I like the way things are here, I would enjoy a forum, and I agree with Allengator with the weekly online meetups.

  4. I think it would be cool to see some recommendations from you on some of your favorite anime. Maybe some kind of weekly anime highlight or something.

  5. I think a forum would be a good idea, not only for general chat, but also could give people who live close to each other a chance to meet up and enjoy shows together.

    I think you said it in one of your earlier articles, watching with people is always more enjoyable than by yourself.

  6. I like how it is right now. It's a hub for those who want to contemplate anime, as well as share suggestions on what to watch. Being relatively new to anime, I would love to see a weekly article in which you recommend an anime movie or series, and rate its content subjectivity, so that people can see it with their families. Perhaps a "Best of Netflix" or "Best of Cartoon Network" would get more people to realize that anime really is quite accessible and easy to find. I enjoyed your gateway to anime articles as well.

    Finally, this is just a pipe dream, but imagine getting the Animeyourway community to write a script for an anime - and then getting talented artists from the site (and from GoNintendo) to develop it - as a series of short anime chapters. Each artist could bring their own style by animating a chapter - and I'm sure we can find people to help with the movie editing and art style (Cory Godeby could be a real help!) This would, in all honesty, be amazing. And I'm sure that there would be no one more qualified or deserving than you to lead this project.

    P.S. I'd love to hear back from you!! And thanks for starting this blog (and, GoNintendo, of course!)

  7. Yeah great job with the time you put into this site! Wow 200 articles...That means I have probably 200 comments (since I try to comment on every post to boost activity since the site isn't too popular yet).

    What I would like to see? Well I agree with the continuation of the weekly get together. There was the post a long time ago with what we wanted to see next...Did we decide what we wanted?

    And yeah a forum would be cool too.