In case you don’t remember, I started a letter exchange with other bloggers a few months ago as an experimental manga exchange. With about eight participants so far, it’s been quite a success!
One of the rules was that if a gift manga was sent, the receiver MUST write a review about it. Now that most everyone has their letters and gifts sent out, here are some of the reviews that have gone up so far:
I’ve reviewed Planetes by Makoto Yukimura, sent to me by Ed Sizemore of Comics Worth Reading.
Linda of Anime Miz reviewed Crown of Love by Yun Kouga, which was sent to her by Kris of Girl G33k and Comic Attack.
Ed Sizemore of Comics Worth Reading reviewed Aishiteruze Baby by Yoko Maki on his own site, which was sent to him by Alexander Hoffman of Eye of the Vortex Online.
Alexander Hoffman has posted his review of One Piece Omnibus volume 1 by Eiichiro Oda at Eye of the Vortex Online AND Comics Village.
I can’t wait to post up more of the reviews related to the Anime and Manga Blogger Letter Exchange! Get your stuff in, guys!
So, it’s April 1st and apparently I set some deadline about sign-ups for this letter exchange being yesterday.
BUT PEOPLE STILL MIGHT WANT TO JOIN.
So if you’re an anime or manga blogger and want to join, get your name and address to me by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5th. (See the old entry for “rules”)
Yesterday I got a letter in the mail from a college friend and excitedly tweeted about it. Gia Manry of Anime Vice, hit with sudden inspiration, responded and suggested an anime/mangablogosphere postcard exchange.
Playing with the idea a bit, I suggested a manga trade, which might or might not be the best/easiest idea. Still, a letter/postcard exchange with other bloggers sounds like loads of fun to me.
So here’s the deal:
If you have an anime or manga-based blog, e-mail me at email@example.com with your address, any random/crazy manga requests you might like to see fulfilled and maybe a blogger you’d most like to be put in contact with.
If we get enough participants by March 31st, I’ll pick out partners and send each participant their companion’s address and “wishlist.”
Participants will be asked to write and send their letters and, if they receive something from their wishlist, blog about what they have received during the month of April.
Obviously, if anyone has any concerns about their address getting out or creepy stalkers and whatnot, they are free to contact me with any questions they might have. I will not be sharing addresses with anyone other than the person picked out to write to you, but I understand if anyone has any sort of trepidations about participating.
If you want to write to more than one person, let me know!
I can’t wait to start some letter-writing!