Happy birthday Ashita no Anime. On this day one year ago I made my first blog post here at the start of the summer 2011 anime season. Looking back I would have hoped my opinions that often diverge from the mainstream of anime bloggers had generated more controversy and debate. But I also suppose that I’m partially to blame for not publicizing myself and making a bigger presence on other blogs throughout the community. All the same, I didn’t set out to stir up trouble by creating this blog. I think I’ve accomplished my goal of growing my passion for anime by becoming a more analytical, vocal critic and offering a resource for a few who want to have a challenger, small though my voice may be. Thanks to everyone who commented and supported me over the past year.