Dr. Whomura gets ready for Apr. 21

by dm00

Dr. Whomura vs the Dalekyuubeys

The Megatokyo Anime Forum’s annual Anime Grand Prix is winding down with a surprisingly lopsided match between Kyuubey and Homura (paralleling a much more competitive match between Saber and Durarara!!’s Celty).

The Anime forum at Megatokyo is a hot-bed of SHAFT fanboys — half the eight quarter-finalists are from SHAFT shows, and SHAFT (particularly Madoka Magica) was well represented in the earlier rounds (even Madoka’s made it into the contest).

I should probably have mentioned the AGP earlier so people could participate in more than the endgame (especially since newcomers can’t vote until after they’ve posted a few times in the forums as an anti-sockpuppet measure). While the clubby atmosphere might be a bit intimidating, campaigning in it is more fun than most anime character competitions — creativity is rewarded. While most campaigns consist of images gleaned from the net (sometimes with added commentary) some contributions can be pretty stunning (people have written video-games in support of their characters (this is made easier with the advent of HTML5)).

And some of us just do Photoshop collages with bad puns.

7 Responses to “Dr. Whomura gets ready for Apr. 21”

  1. 1 ubiquitial April 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    It’s strange. I’ve tried to join that site many times but my account always dissapears somehow while I wait for activation.

  2. 2 ubiquitial April 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Also, this page on population dynamics is quite interesting.


    • 3 dm April 21, 2011 at 8:15 am

      Indeed it is! And buried deep among the “observations” is a delightfully atrocious pun. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

  3. 4 Anime April 20, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    lol…omg I love this!! I can’t wait for more!

  4. 6 Wonderduck April 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    While the clubby atmosphere might be a bit intimidating…

    I’ve been on MT for years, and I absolutely refuse to anywhere in the forums other than Story Discussions. The atmosphere isn’t “clubby”, it’s flat-out exclusionary to anybody that isn’t an “I’m in here every day” regular.

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