Post #100!

And many more to come.

Well, it finally is sinking in. The 100th post of AniB Productions has finally arrived after over a year and a half on here, several memorable conversations, a slew of reviews, character pieces, and of course, some pretty awesome readers! And in all honesty…I wans’t quite sure what to say at this landmark entirely, but there was a few ideas that sprang to mind, the first of which is THANK YOU!

Seriously, the support of my most fervent readers and followers has not gone unnoticed, and this is especially true of the long-time ones (shoutout in particular to S.G., who has an awesome blog that combines poetry and movie reviews), and those who come right back despite some long hiatuses from me, which are typically caused by school more than anything else. I also want to credit my friend Onamerre who contributed a couple pieces a while back (and while he’s written some more, yours truly has them in editing.) He’s been pretty awesome through this whole process and really was the one who helped me get this crazy dream off the ground to at least hovering through this blog, so I’m appreciative of that. As for everyone else who stops by often, you know who you are, be it recently or for a while- and I thank you immensely for coming back to read, comment and engage with not only the work I do on here, but with the medium of animation, which is truly a wonderful thing.

So as I look back at 100 posts, there’s a number of things I suppose I can reflect on, but I’ll start with some post milestones:

The first post: “Welcome to AniB Productions!”

First show review: “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

First “What’s In a Character?”: “Zuko”

50th post: “The Huckleberry Hound Show” (review)

Ironically, two of these posts had to do directly with the Avatar: The Last Airbender series, which is still fantastic a decade after it wrapped up. (Also, it’s been 10 years since the finale? Wow.) I found myself a bit surprised that the halfway post to #100 was on Huckleberry Hound, but it’s nice again to highlight an old cartoon that served a purpose in animation history, particularly as one of Hanna-Barbera’s more well known productions.

Some more stats:

Most viewed page: My homepage! (Probably not a surprise.)

Most viewed post: “Hunter x Hunter- 1999 vs. 2011: Part 1- The Hunter Exam, Pt. 1”

Most liked post: “Today, AniB muses on blogging!”

Just a few more results to mull on. People really seemed to like the Hunter x Hunter stuff in general judging from the views on everything related to the series, which is fine by me, as Hunter x Hunter is a personal favorite. My most liked post, with a modest (but healthy for AniB Productions currently) 11 likes was a stream of consciousness type post. I will say though, regardless of the content, I’ve enjoyed writing every one of the pieces that has been published, and it’s thanks in no small part to you, the readers, from anticipating a reaction, to maybe inspiring someone I’ve never heard from to quietly pick up a show, or jump into a discussion. It’s true that my work and focus is on animation, but I’m not quick to forget this is a medium made for and by humans, and as such, the people aspect is so important be it as a writer or an observer.

So that’s a little reflection and a heart-felt thank you to everyone at this milestone. I had a lot of ideas for this post, but decided to save ’em as AniB Productions continues forward. For once, it was time to keep it simple and reflect, but also a moment to just be excited about what will keep coming as this blog continues to grow and more material is produced. I sincerely hope anyone who has stumbled upon this place, or this post keeps on reading…but also gains a greater appreciation of the animated medium and all it is capable of, and sees both the best of what it has to offer, and occasionally the not-so good, for a bit of levity and context. If a healthy discussion can be sparked and people can see how incredible this medium is, then on some level I’ve done my job. Changing perceptions and maybe touching lives…I’ll continue to strive my best on here, and that is a promise.

Here’s to many more posts, years, and good people,

-Christian, aka “AniB”


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Author: anibproductions

I am the founder and writer of AniB Productions, currently a blog with a focus on animated shows from both the East and the West. Love Buffalo sports, good political discussion, and an interesting conversation wherever I go.

17 thoughts on “Post #100!”

  1. Congrats on the milestone, Christian! 100 posts goes by fast, doesn’t it? Before you know it you’ll be at 200 then 500 then 1000 and beyond! Keep up the great work. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Drew! It did go by fast, for sure. I’ve appreciated you sticking around here, and I definitely look forward to delivering more quality content as this journey continues. (Also, never got to mention I love the Wreck-It Ralph icon. Definitely a favorite movie and character of mine!)

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      1. You’re welcome! I look forward to that as well. πŸ™‚ (Thank you! As a gamer, I loved it and trying to find all the easter eggs and character cameos. Plus we have the same hair color so it gives the icon a personal touch.)

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  2. Stats are a funny thing… I’m especially confused at my own, since my Hanebado post got 3 views from the search term “Hanebado Hentai” alone! And despite it having over 150 views, it only has 9 likes! (by far the worst ratio on my site)
    I’m kinda sad that I totally missed my 100 post milestone, but congrats on yours!

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    1. Thanks edgyanimeteen! Indeed, stats are a funny thing. You mention your view to like ratio on Hanebado, I have some hilariously askew ones where there is a lot of likes but few views (relative, of course), and some with a ton of view but only a few likes. It’s interesting to see what people go to read…I’ve really enjoyed your commentary when you drop by!

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    2. I find that on my blog episode (and partial season) reviews get far more views and far less likes. I’ve been told that people who are watching online will often fall on blogs when looking for the next episode which is why it gets so many clicks.

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      1. Huh…
        Yeah, I guess I was guilty of the same with seasonal stuff? I used to check out blogs before I had a WordPress account, so I couldn’t like, comment or follow anyone’s. Hm…
        Guess that explains it?

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    1. Thanks Irina! Yes, HxH is quite the show. I think I said it was the best long-format shonen anime in existence at one point, and I’ll stand by that, but I’m also just a huge fan πŸ™‚

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  3. Congrats, AniB, and thanks for the shoutout! It’s hard to believe it’s been 100 posts over a year and a half. It feels like I found your blog way more recently than that! πŸ™‚ I know what you mean about the unusual stats; I’ve noticed my Top Twelve lists get consistent views but hardly any likes. Very odd.
    I always enjoy your posts, whether I’ve seen a certain show or not, and your passion for animation really shines through. I hope you continue to deliver such fun-to-read content for hundreds of posts to come. Keep it up!

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    1. Thank you so much, S.G.! Time really does fly, especially when you look back at what you’ve done. Indeed, stats can be weird, but I just do my best to deliver quality content regardless! πŸ™‚ I’m very happy to hear you’ve enjoyed my posts, and if the passion’s shining through, then I must be doing something right! (The same goes for you and movies/poetry, it’s good stuff.) I’ll do my best to keep it coming, and I’m looking forward to plenty more awesome conversations!

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    1. Thanks TLM! It really wasn’t too long ago actually (May 30th) that you dropped by over the Nagisa character piece, but still, it’s like you snap your fingers and it’s late August. I’ll do my best to get that next hundred, don’t you worry πŸ˜‰

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