Happy New Year 2012! Review of 2011

Happy New Year everybody!! To start the new year, let me reminiscence and review last year.

I am very thankful to have the chance to meet the awesome Shu who became a very close friend of mine and that we’re able to chat with each other every single day about nothing at all.

I am very proud of my little scanlation group, Echochi and I hope we’ll continue to grow or at least, maintain the pace this year. Thank you so much to my lovely staff and readers who’s been supporting the group.

I am glad my little blog as finally moved towards a direction, I guess? I think I’ve reviewed more titles in 2011 than in 2010. Hopefully I’ll manage a review once a week this year. Not going to put that into my new year resolution though… XD

Met a lot of awesome people online, thanks to Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi even though my love for the series is waning, it’s the people in the fandom that’s causing me to hang onto it. You guys know who you are!

Great Manga Reads of 2012:

List of books I find interesting, intriguing and awesome which I’ve read in 2011.

Noboseru Karada by Minazuki Akira
Tenchi Meisatsu by Maki Ebishi and Ubukata Tow
Her by Yamashita Tomoko
Yuuutsu na Asa v3 by Hidaka Shoko
500-nen no Itonami by Yamanaka Hiko
Baiou Ryouran – Choushuu Bakumatsu Kyousoukyoku by Aida Kaoru
Udon no Hito by est em.
Endou-kun no Kansetsu Nikki by Hayakawa Nojiko
Hoshigarimasen Shuukaku made wa by Shuusai Fumiko
Chinkami by Nagai Saburou
3-gatsu no Lion by Umino Chica
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (aka Legend of Galactic Heroes) by Tanaka Yoshiki and Michihara Katsumi
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu by Kumota Haruko
Stranger by Kuku Hayate
Kimi to Parade by Kojima Lalako
Koi to wa Yobenai by Eda Yuuri and Machiya Hatoko
Samejima-kun to Sasahara-kun by Koshino
Boku no Ano Ko by Yuzuya Haruhi
Saiyaku wa Boku wo Suki Sugiru by Kannagi Satoru and Ninomiya Etsumi

New Year Resolutions:

1. Publish all my 20+ review drafts for this blog.
2. Review more obscure titles.
3. Read more manga before 1990s.
4. Spend less money on manga (this isn’t going to help point 3, LOL).
5. Complete the scanlation of at least 5 titles.
6. Sleep early. Maintain my 8 hours of sleep per day.
7. Finish my thesis by April.
8. Read more novels instead of manga.
9. Come up with more unique blog post.
10. Meet more fujoshi online and in real life.

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10 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2012! Review of 2011

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR AGAIN, CHEEZY~♥ xD I am glad to have met you~♥ Although, we don’t talk much and I’m a little bit of a social retard even online LOL but it was fun meeting you and talking to you in chats and twitter o/ hnngghhh

    May you have a great year this year and may you finish your thesis soon and may you have more money and get more BL and share it with us 8D 8D 8D /shot/

    Also thank you and your staffs so much for Echochi~ life has never been the same after Echochi came about~ *cough*

    May you stay awesome as always~ >w<~♥ /skips off/

    • HAPPY NEW YEAR MICHIIKA!! Bah, you’re not socially retarted, I think we chat more on twitter than anywhere else though. :D

  2. Happy New Year! Ahem, resolution (3) is kinda hard to do. The temptation! The temptation!

    Jia you for the thesis, by the way. ^^

    • Hey Julia~ HAPPY NEW YEAR! Lol, I think I just need to find raws online for point 3 if I don’t want to spend money. It’s tempting to own them though *o*

      Thank you!

  3. O_O your New Year’s Resolutions look like they’re very possible (if we don’t procrastinate on anything) Also, maintaining at least 8 hours of sleep will be the toughest goal of all… especially when you have a thesis to complete~ I hope to help you complete goal #5! Good luck this year!!!

    • Yeah, I only write the ones that I think it’s possible. The 8 hours of sleep resolution’s possible too but, I wish I’d sleep at normal hours. Thanks for helping out with #5! Lets work hard this year and hopefully more people will join us :D

  4. Happy new year !!!!

    I wish you all the best for 2012 and… I didn’t forget about the X-mas card but it’ll probably be more of a New Year card.
    I spent a very lazy winter break (enjoying manga scans and Doctor Who) and I haven’t send any cards yet. x_x

      • Not really on topic but by curiosity, are you planning to write something about Seishun Hanashinjuu by Kawai Hideki ?
        I recently realised the first ch. has been scanlated in english (loved it) Then, found the vol.1 in chinese (which I don’t understand) And I’m now feeling really confuse and curious about this manga. Mostly because I don’t speak chinese and also, the characters. Boyfriend!Yoshimura look quite different (personnality) from friend!Yoshimura who rejected him in middle school so I didn’t understand if it was the same person or not. And I’ve got the same trouble for Yamazaki-senpai. The one who appears at the beginning is (ugly) easy-going while in middle school he looks hot and more difficult to approach. e_e

        So… If one day you’ve got time to make a quick review about this title, I’ll love you forever.
        Seriously, I don’t understand a thing about this manga but I love the art and I hope to see more soon. (Though I’m afraid to be a bit sad about the ending… I’d like to root for Yamazaki-senpai/Takenaka -they look great together in middle school- but Kawai-sensei and I have rarely the same fav’ pairings)

        • Hey nayung! For you, I’ll write that now. :D Just need to find my book. I really love how the story develops for Seishun Hanashinjuu but the ending for v1 makes me wanna flip my table. ;-; It does not end with a pretty cliffhanger!

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