So I was sitting here and realised that today was a special day. Not only because it’s the premiere day of my third show for Anifile, but it marks the first anniversary of AnifileReviews.com. Yeah, on January 11th 2014, I set up this website. A year later and we have three video shows, over four hundred and fifty thousands hits, a committed support network on Patreon and we even got quoted on Animax for their Parasyte marathon promotions. Neat!
So how to celebrate? Well, apart from the cute birthday cake and sketch we got from my friend Dawnrie, I thought it would be a cool idea to list the five most popular posts from our first year. It’s a varied mix but here I’ll list them all and post links [so they can get even more popular!]
Before we begin, I do wish to thank you all for sticking with Anifile and enjoying our content. Without you guys, there wouldn’t be anything here, so I give you thanks from the heart of my bottom. Right, let’s begin!
#5 – Our Top Ten Page [as of September 2014]
Anifile’s top ten page generated over four thousands hits in the past year. It chronicles my favourite ten anime of all time and has generated a fair range of debate while it’s been online. One of the first pages I created for the site, it’s updated semi-regularly. It depends if an anime has made a big enough impact or whether an anime has fallen from grace. I’m looking at you, Attack on Titan.
#4 – No Game, No Life REVIEW
One of the first reviews I wrote for the Spring 2014 season proved to be one of the most popular. Over five thousand hits for this one. Despite the fanservice, the colour palette of this anime has proved to be a massive hit and I’m even now seeing the manga getting an English release after barely a year. In any case, this is one of the most iconic anime of the year and one of the most relatable.
#3 – Knights of Sidonia REVIEW
Six thousand hits later and this show is just raking in the kudos on this website! The review was a little reserved at first but after I’d watched more for my video review, the praise skyrocketed! It is the most popular single anime review on the website for 2014.
#2 – Bad Fanfiction Theatre: Fusion vs Fusion VIDEO
Now we stretch out to eight thousand hits for the most popular Bad Fanfiction Theatre entry. Naturally since it’s Dragonball Z and has Broly in it. Yeah. Plus PurpleEyesWTF’s excellent cameo. He’s a cool guy and this was a funny fanfiction to read and this got a lot of hilarious comments.
#1 – Our Top 5 Anime of Winter 2014
Wow. This single article got OVER THREE TIMES more posts than the number two post! Over twenty eight thousands visits to this page. Granted this was posted back in March but it got a lot of traffic from a lot of interested readers. Since this was my first list for the website for current anime, I had a lot of pressure to make it good yet fair but it looks like it worked! Yay!
So what does 2015 have in store for Anifile? Well, we have Googledegook getting off the ground and a second season of Bad Fanfiction Theatre plus the return of Anifile video reviews and articles. So we do have varied content for you guys for the year ahead. We shall be here to help you choose cool new anime to watch as well as be your anime internet pal.