|Has another year gone by already? Wow… When I think about all that’s happened, it feels believable that it’s been a year. But, when I look back at Kuriousity’s archives to a hundred instances of ‘that was how long ago?!’, suddenly the year feels so much shorter.|
Did you know Kuriousity had exactly 200 reviews in 2009? Neither did I but I’m amused by it! It was a great year for good books – I’m not a big list maker but I hope all our reviews have done our favourites justice. I love that I’ve had several new faces joining me here on Kuriousity – 2009 saw the addition of Shannon Fay and Andre to our ranks, and just this week we welcome our light novel reviewer, Jaime Samms to the fold as well. Expect lots from all of us in 2010!
Along with reviews there was plenty of big news this year, including lots of fantastic new licensing announcements too long to list. A few of the top entries posted here on Kuriousity in 2009 include Farewell to Viz’s Shojo Beat, Tokyopop Webinar: Part One, YaoiCon 2009 – Digital Manga, There Are Some of My Favourite Things… And Yours? and Omnibus: The New Manga Frontier.
Other notables for me in the past year include lots of Twitter with many other fantastic bloggers who’ve added a whole new level of amazing interaction to my web-surfing days. I’ve also had the opportunity to have a go at one of my dream-jobs when I lettered a few short stories for Yaoi Press’s Happy Yaoi Yum Yum, plus the web comic I flat colour and letter for, Whore of Turfan, reached it’s one year anniversary! I also launched Boys-Luv.com which I hope to expand even more in the coming year.
And what does 2010 hold? A whole lot that’s for sure! You can check out our release schedule for books coming out over the next 12 months with so many amazing new and continuing titles that it will undoubtedly boggle your mind and your wallet (but worth it!). Expect lots more news and reviews here on Kuriousity as we continue to help you fulfill it in this wonderful world of manga :)
In distinctly-not-short, Happy New Year everyone! May it begin fantastically so as to give the rest of the year a solid step in the right direction – see you in 2010!
Image above from Kiyohiko Azuma’s Yotsuba&! (c) Yen Press