Ten years ago today, we put out our first post, our first impressions of the Kingdom anime adaptation. We didn’t like it, and yet somehow ten years later we are still writing and talking about bad anime.
I thought about what we might do for our tenth anniversary, and I realized we’ve already done quite a few retrospectives during the GLORIO era. Rather than rehashing things we’ve already said, here’s a few links to check out:
The GLORIO Chat Episode 18: The recorded oral history of The GLORIO Blog
The GLORIO Decade: The best of the 2010’s
Five Years of GLORIO: Looking back at our first five years
GLORIO Best Anime of the Decade 2015: Our top anime of the first half of the 2010’s
It’s funny, if you told me ten years ago I’d still be doing this in 2022 I wouldn’t have believed it. I was already hesitant to start the blog because I wasn’t sure it would be something I would stick with, let alone do it for this long. And yet now, ten years later, if you told me I’ll still be doing this in 2032… yeah, sure, I probably will in some form. I’m having just as much fun as ever, particularly with the podcast, so why not?
Let me conclude with a big thanks to the rest of the GLORIO crew. You’ve been great teammates and, more importantly, good friends. Sharing the fun of our group chat with the rest of the world is what makes this thing work. And of course, thank you all out there for reading and listening, whether you remember us from the Japanator days (you’re still out there, right?) or found us more recently, we always love hearing from you. Here’s to ten more years.