The only constant in life, they say, is change.
It’s an interesting time for me as an anime blogger. LiA continues to chug along in its isolated corner of the universe, hopefully still a venue where what’s interesting is more important than what’s popular. It’s a light season for me at Random Curiosity, but that partnership continues to thrive. And now, I have the opportunity to reach out to a different sort of audience than usual, and to take myself out of my comfort zone.
Some of you may have read the news last week that MyAnimeList.net (MyAnimeList) is now owned and operated by the Japanese mobile portal DeNA. As well, they’ve entered into a partnership with the Japanese streaming service DAISUKI. As part of their growth, they’ve added a “Featured Columnists” section – and I’ve been asked to become a part of it. I’ll be doing a combination of articles for them – some weekly episodic posts, some editorials and features.
Why take this step? Again, I think it’s a great opportunity for me to reach a different audience, and to dip a toe into a section of the pool I really haven’t ventured into before. LiA will continue to be my main focus – I will be transitioning a few series over to MAL (Diamond no Ace, Shokugeki no Souma and Jitsu wa Watashi wa this season), but I’ll be linking to those posts here. And of course those link posts would be a great place for comments and discussion on the episodes or features in question – especially as for now, readers can’t comment directly on those posts at MAL. I hope the discussion will continue here.
I think this is a win-win for LiA, and I’m excited to get things kicked off over at MAL. I hope you’ll join me over there, and continue to support LiA – as always, I’m, extremely grateful to everyone who visits, comments and financially supports the site. Stay frosty!