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Thanks For Reading! 60 Million Visits and Counting!

Angel Beats!   Pizza Hut

It felt like a milestone of sorts, so I just want to stop and take a moment to thank all our readers for checking back regularly and making this site what it is today. Founded by Omni back in November 2004, Random Curiosity has grown tremendously over the years and now has over 4,140 posts, 173,000 comments, 60 million visits, and 120 million page views since its inception. Timely posts, regular updates, and fairly objective views make up the direction that took site to where it is now, but none of that would have mattered if you the readers didn’t keep coming back to hear what we have to say about the latest anime.

It wasn’t too long ago that Omni announced his retirement from blogging and I decided to pick things up where he left off under the new domain, randomc.net; however, our readership has grown significantly since then (~25%) so I’d like to thank all the new people who have either stumbled across the site or heard about it from a friend and made it one of their regular stops on the Internet. It might be a bit intimidating at first, but I encourage you all to join in on the discussions and share your own thoughts and impressions on anything and everything anime related. I promise I’ll do whatever is in my power to keep the trolls at bay. :) It’s my hope that this will become a more inviting place for anime fans old and new, where anyone can easily relate to the impressions written here. If you have friends who are into anime but haven’t heard of the site, please do tell them, because just like you and all our other readers, we’re fans of anime first and foremost and just want to talk about it with people who have similar interests.

Once again, thank you all for reading and getting accustomed to things under my wing. Hopefully the changeover from dedicated summaries to more in-depth impressions wasn’t too alienating at first. I’ve enjoyed blogging a lot more ever since I started focusing on talking about anime and their plot lines rather than simply summing it up, so that’s a change in writing style that I’d like to continue improving on in an attempt to make episodic blogging a more interesting and worthwhile read. I’ll still have lots of high definition screen captures of course, for those who just can’t get enough of them. I probably won’t have another milestone post until 70 million visitors, but we may just see that before the end of the year at this rate — just in time for the site’s sixth anniversary.

* Yuri and Otonashi are snacking on some Pizza Hut pizza for those wondering. The full-size image can be seen here.

August 28, 2010 at 5:02 pm
166 comments »
  • August 29, 2010 at 6:40 amYuna

    I think that RC is the best anime blog I have seen ^^
    It’s thanks to Omni and also it’s thanks to you Divine >.< aregatoooo !!
    All Hail Divine-sama lol

    • August 29, 2010 at 8:34 amNaiika

      I agree, this is by far the best anime blog out there, at least for me. When I saw the retirement notice I was SUPER bummed out and tried looking for a replacement to no avail. Epic fail. I’m so happy you decided to pick things up and keep RC running, Divine. So really, THANKS TO YOU!

      • August 30, 2010 at 5:55 amShirt

        Yeah right?! As soon as I saw the new banner I knew something was up! I was flipping out about how cool it is. I’m about to make five more bookmarks to my iTouch Home Screen using it. I love making small bookmarks to this place and sharing knowledge of it with others. There’s really no other blog like this one. So welcoming! I’ve never felt intimidated or “left out” from the community. :D Not once!

    • August 29, 2010 at 2:58 pmAshen

      Couldn’t agree with you more, Yuna.

      Congrats on this milestone, Divine! And may there be many, many more to come! I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! <3

  • August 29, 2010 at 6:50 amGiostz

    I have been following this site since Omni started, and his early days on animesuki bleach forums. This has always been my number 1 site for anime, the tab is always up so i can do a simple refresh when needed. I thank you Divine for keeping this great site going and to all the other bloggers new and old for contributing. Keep up the great work.

  • August 29, 2010 at 7:16 amPrecise Moment

    I’ve been around since 2008ish, i really love this site not only for the comprehensive anime reviews for each episode but especially for the well written and extremely informative “winter,spring,summer,fall previews for anime” the screencaps are also nicely put in the blog and this is easily my favorite site just to see how some current anime are doing.

    Congrats to 60 million, hopefully 70 can be reached by the end of the year!

  • August 29, 2010 at 7:22 aminfinite

    I’ve been coming here for about 2yrs now. I liked how omine wrote his reviews, but I like it when you put your own thoughts in your writing. No matter if I agree or not. So keeping on keeping on so im not bored after work.LoL

  • August 29, 2010 at 7:30 amRyoko

    Not sure how long I’ve been visiting here, but reading on info for episodes get me into other anime too! Which is nice, since I’m not the most up to date with anime all the time! Nice place to get some background and decide to follow new series or not!

    Keep it up, an awesome source for those who love anime :)

  • August 29, 2010 at 7:41 amMinna-chan

    I prefer summaries over personal opinions, but is me.

  • August 29, 2010 at 7:52 amKobukson

    Congrats on the milestone!

    On an unrelated side note, how doe Yuri order Pizza Hut if only the school campus exists in Angel Beats? (or am I misremembering? >.<)

  • August 29, 2010 at 8:17 amKinny Riddle

    Wow, congratulations Divine.

    Though wonder if you’re still considering recruiting more writers? At the rate you’re churning out new blogs for almost every series, I fear you might get burned out too quickly. We should count ourselves lucky that Omni lasted for so many years before calling it a day.

    I like the style Divine has given us, no offense to Omni, though I do think his summaries can sometimes be too redundant for those who have seen the episode. And for those who argue that they’ve yet to see the episode, I ask of them, why have they not watched it yet before reading the blog review on the said episode?

    Maybe it’s me, but it seems there are less of them “series haters” in the comments sections than during Omni’s days. I still remember the days when K-On threads would be filled by those “moe-hating holier-than-thou” types. Now it’s so much more peaceful. Perhaps they couldn’t be bother to update their bookmark when RC moved server? Still, I expect the flame wars to return once a new Gundam series start around the corner.

    • August 29, 2010 at 8:19 amKinny Riddle

      BTW, cool new K-ON poster image for RC.

      Though I much prefer their schoolgirl costumes in the 2nd K-ON ED, it makes them look like real life schoolgirl rock band SCANDAL.

      • August 30, 2010 at 3:19 amJo

        I second that. School uniform looks better, the rock outfit just doesn’t look ‘K-On!!’.

      • August 31, 2010 at 5:57 amkuripuri

        Just need to say I LOVE SCANDAL. If only they had a Mugi, but they are so good regardless.

  • August 29, 2010 at 8:21 amRednights

    Thanks for keeping the community alive. You’ve been rewarded well for your efforts =)

  • August 29, 2010 at 9:07 amRyuuya

    Your great reputation is built up by your non-ending passion towards anime-blogging. Personally I really love what you blog as they provide a very good preview to how good or bad the series are (but disappointingly nowadays there are too many anime focusing on fan-service). I’ll like to say thank you so much and keep the good work up!

  • August 29, 2010 at 9:23 amAquaBlue

    Needs more blogs about ankles. What ever happened to Jaalin?

    • August 29, 2010 at 12:40 pmsaiko

      second that.

      • August 30, 2010 at 6:02 amShirt

        Thought I was the only one for a second. xD

  • August 29, 2010 at 9:36 amimerik

    It’s the banners that keep me coming back. I still miss all the old ones while loving the new ones. -_-

    • August 29, 2010 at 10:17 amlightning

      lol, Louise should make a return someday! *wink wink* @ Divine

  • August 29, 2010 at 11:14 amSentinel

    60 million!? Wow, that’s crazy! Congratulations!

  • August 29, 2010 at 11:35 amWlaas

    Been visiting this site for 2 years now. The first thing I do when I start my pc up is checking this site :c Huge fan of it and a BIG Thumbs up for those who put their free time into updating the site with great blogging. Huge respect and a big thanks !

  • August 29, 2010 at 11:45 amShadoWanderer

    Congrats RC! I’ve been visiting here since ’06 and RC is still the best of them all!

  • August 29, 2010 at 12:14 pmInfinitas

    Thank you, Divine and Omni.

  • August 29, 2010 at 1:56 pmsalbazier

    To be honest I prefer dedicated summaries. Not that your writing is bad. It is just that the summaries that first makes me coming to this site. I use this site at first to follow series that I don’t watch (I have none to limited access to downloads at that time). Now, I use it to check some series/episodes content before deciding whether downloading & watching it is worth the time and to satisfy curiosity while waiting between releases. And sometimes, even after the episode itself, I still like to read Omni summaries anyway. That’s my answer to those ask why I don’t watch it myself before reading the review.

    Still,I appreciate what you has and will done. I come less often to this site nowadays (and never comment much) but that’s not because I dislike your writings. I must say, under your wings, there’s has been a lot more variety to this site. So keep up the good work :)

  • August 29, 2010 at 3:25 pmFirefly

    Congratulation!!!
    Thank you Divine for giving your best in Our passion of Anime!!
    We will support you No matter what!!!
    XO XO

  • August 29, 2010 at 5:19 pmShinjiro

    It’s thanks to you D, Prooof and Kiiragi (I probably mispelled) that RC is ongoing and evolved into what it is today. A damn fine blog and the best for anime. Kudos to all the regular readers/posters too. You guys make it fun to come back and post.
    Long live RC!

  • August 29, 2010 at 6:14 pmBotasky

    I, myself, prefer reading opinions and the new style instead of summaries. No point of summaries really. I like to compare what others think with my own opinion. Great site. One of the few sites on my bookmarks.

  • August 29, 2010 at 7:24 pmNabuma

    oooh pizza yummy *drools*

  • August 29, 2010 at 8:40 pmYosei

    I have been reading at this site for about 2 years now and it is one of my favorite sites to go to. I have been a little shy though in terms of posting and actually making an account, but no more! I made my account n I am gonna be involved more. Thanks for all the hard work and keep it up!

  • August 29, 2010 at 8:52 pmNymbryxion

    grats with 60 million viewers :D

  • August 29, 2010 at 8:57 pmZero

    And may there be 60 million more!

  • August 29, 2010 at 8:58 pmCroosboy

    im a huge fan of RC. i read and see it at school. makes me feel at ease that the anime turn out just right. congratz to Omni , Divine and others members their. RC the best anime blog of all time.

  • August 29, 2010 at 9:43 pmhellknight

    you are the best anime blogger in the world.

    thank you i also Randomc curiosity Fans since omni start bleach post.

  • August 29, 2010 at 10:33 pmLesire

    Congrats! Keep it up :-)

  • August 29, 2010 at 11:07 pmjo

    awww congrats to you! this is such a great site and i love coming to read here! Love the Pizza Hut Angel beats pic. Is it freal? ahahah xD

    Again congrats!

  • August 30, 2010 at 12:08 amLiberta

    Sorry I’m late XD

    It has always been an honor to be a regular on Random Curiosity : ) Reaching over 60 MILLION views as well as making a large amount of posts is a major feat indeed. Anyone have any cake or pie to celebrate this occasion? XD

    Once again, thanks to both OMNI for creating this awesome blog as well as Divine for keeping this alive and well : ) You guys rock and keep up the good work! =D

    Take it easy and don’t over work yourselves

  • August 30, 2010 at 2:49 amruly

    Here’s wishing that RC can go up to 100 Million :), fan of this great for 5 years and will
    keep on being for years on.

  • August 30, 2010 at 4:57 amfullmetalmya

    Congrats! I’m not surprised though. This site is awesome!!

  • August 30, 2010 at 5:58 amShirt

    Ahh I can’t remember when I first stumbled upon this place or even what I was searching in order to find it. But I’m sure glad I did because there’s nothing like Random Curiosity. Im a little ashamed to say it but I have sought out other blogs to dive into. Mostly due to the devastation caused from Omni decision. Unfortunately, I found nothing. None of the affiliated sites are as involved. There’s always something to dislike. Whether it be the webpage design, writers, commenters, or content.. There’s always something. I think you, Divine, Omni, and what’s his name.. The perverted one…. JAALIN!! lol You guys and the rest of the staff have set standards. I’ve never seen anyone as dedicated as y’all. Maybe that’s what draws people in? All that hard work’s gonna catch peoples’ eyes. :)

    I am so saving this page. It’s special for some reason now. I can definitely show it to people who seem to like anime but don’t know where to find out more about it or would like to find people to talk to about the shows they watch. 

    Ahh.. All I can say is “Thank YOU!”

    P.s. (if you guys ever need a donation or something, I’d be glad to help with what little I’ve got.) :D

    P.s.s. THESHOUTBOXISFREAKINAWESOMEVICTORYWIN!!!!

  • August 30, 2010 at 7:54 amBtrix

    Whoa 60 million, hope this keeps up for the years to come. Without you 60 million poor souls would be dazed and confused with no idea what is what in the anime world…No pressure ;)

  • August 30, 2010 at 10:01 amarky

    i think i speak for all when i say we all miss Omni but Divine has never been a letdown ever since, Good Work Divine keep it up.

  • August 30, 2010 at 3:55 pmMrBrownSound

    Random Curiosity is hands down the best Anime Blog I have ever had the privilege of being a part of. Omni did a tremendous job during his reign, but this site would not be Random Curiosity at present time with out Divine. We all enjoy your in depth impressions and opinions on Anime’s and encourage it.
    So thank you for all the work and dedication you’ve put for this blog. I hope to see more of your work, and see more integration with your readers. Many of us feel that we want to be closer to this community by logins and such. All the same, Thanks Divine.

  • August 30, 2010 at 3:57 pmD3athboy15

    We should be thanking you not the other way around, Divine. :)
    If you get a chance let Omni know that we are grateful for what he has done, and of course thank YOU Divine for what you ARE doing. Also you have my thanks Kiiragi, Prooof, and everyone else that is helping out in RC.

    Peace be upon you

  • August 30, 2010 at 5:28 pmcain

    Omni would be proud. Congrats man.

  • August 31, 2010 at 7:02 pmIsland Esper

    Grats RC!!
    Too bad hurricane Earl took me out for 2 days and I couldn’t congratulate everyone sooner. But:

    Minna kampai!!!!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:09 pmSora no Kaze

    Yup I’m absolutely late. Custom computer have a lot of risk with them, especially at a school dorm lol (It flipped a circuit breaker… so =.= yeah lol). Keep up the good work good sir!

  • September 1, 2010 at 11:52 amKyokai

    Congrats on such a great milestone. RC was and will remain the best of aniblogs out there. Also, I said it before and I will say it again; Divine is an Oni to keep up with so many shows and such regular reviews! ^^ A great resource to always look up to. Three cheers and hopefully 70mil by the year-end. XD

  • September 1, 2010 at 1:49 pmReiseng

    Wohoo! Congratulations :P

  • September 1, 2010 at 7:52 pminnerchihiro

    I love this site so much! Congratulations, and keep up the amazing work!!

  • September 2, 2010 at 7:14 amwickker

    Thank you Divine so much for continuing what Omni started! You brought me back from devastation(:

  • September 2, 2010 at 7:21 pmanimefan

    it is cool site. Thank for all the hard works. Thk very much.

  • September 2, 2010 at 9:37 pmokami

    I have decided that Random Curiosity is the best anime blog site I have ever stumbled upon. Let’s all keep it going and congrats to 60 million!

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