About Me

What it do baybeee!!!

Really not good at all with intros but here we goooo. I’m BlerdyOtaku, and welcome to my blog!

I am a 22 year old undergraduate college student, who is [hopefully] in my last semester of college at Howard University (June 2020 wya sis)

My favorite genres are Dark Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural, Comedy, Slice of Life, and Shounen. Sometimes, a lil bit of Science Fiction. That’s the majority of what I will be writing about. I honestly will watch just about anything. If it can hold my interest, then perfect. But the genres mentioned above, are what I predominately watch the most.

Why I created this blog:

I started watching anime from a young age but it wasn’t until I started college, I met other people who looked like me that watched anime or read manga. One of the goals with my blog, is to bring more black girls together through the power of anime, however, its not just exclusive to that community and I welcome and invite all people from whatever background, to check ya girl out 😄 (the blog not me.)

Why BlerdyOtaku you ask?

Well I’m Black (yes the B is capitalized)…..and I’m a nerd haha and I love anime and manga (duh) My real name is Jeniel. Most people call me Jen for short, and my close friends call me Nelly.

Posting Schedule: I’m not even about to act like I have a set schedule right now BUT, I am going to do my very absolute best to post at least 2-3 times a week. I don’t have a set schedule mostly because I’m one of those sporadic writers unfortunately, but I mean we all got flaws amirite???

I also have a full time job and a part-time [weekends only] job so I barely have free time, I will also be starting back school in January of 2020 but it’s only part time so my posting will be very sparse unfortunately.

Fun facts about me:

✵ I am a Gemini so it’s honestly like two people are running this blog instead of one 😄

✵ The first anime I ever watched was literally Naruto Shippuden and Pokemon (is it fake that I only like the movies tho? Whatever lmao.)

✵ I have seen every episode of Naruto Part 1 and 2, including the fillers (yes I’m that anime watcher), AND I can actually tell you the exact 5 episodes I did not watch from the entire series lol (what a loser)

✵ I have a twin who also watches anime and we often recommend shows to each other

✵ Spirited Away was the first anime movie I ever watched when I was younger, and holds a special place in my heart because of that. There was a point in my young adult life where I would watch it every night before bed, also I always felt like me and Chihiro were the same person.

✵ I am both a manga reader and anime watcher

✵ I prefer subbed anime but [and I’m about to confuse ya’ll bc here go my Gem trait kicking in] IF there’s a dubbed version for a show I’ll sometimes choose dubbed over subbed. If I start watching subbed and an english version is released I never watch it, because at that point I’ve already grown accustomed to the Japanese voice actors (For example, I have literally never watched the dubbed version of HxH but I saw a clip once and I was literally taken aback lol same with Boruto.)

✵ Sometimes when I watch anime, if I find out there’s a manga of the same name and the timelines match up I’ll read the manga and only watch the anime to see a specific arc animated (I caught up on TPN via manga and never finished the anime, but when the Goldy Pond arc is animated I’m in there like swimwear period.)

✵ I really enjoy watching 80s, 90s, and early 2000s anime, almost as much as I enjoy watching the new stuff that’s out today

✵ That really sub par logo header I made for my blog, showcases some of my favorite anime that I have watched.

✵ I am an emotional anime watcher and manga reader (who isn’t tho.)

✵ My favicon is actually suppose to resemble me and was inspired by me! And it was done by a lovely lady named Radiance whose ig is @rxdince

Anime has made a very huge difference in my life, and I’m really happy to have been able to meet so many new people, and even learned new things because of it. As a Black woman specifically, I get immense joy from meeting other brown girls[and occasionally guys], who love anime as much as I do. I really hope that whoever stumbles upon my blog, happens to enjoy the content that I put out!

If you wish to contact me, you can reach me on my socials (they’re somewhere on this blog loool or shoot me an email at info@blerdyotaku.com