Our Death Note character monthly focus is picking up momentum quite strongly now. Attracting quite a bit of interest from readers, writers and other content makers alike, and swelling our ranks quite considerably.
Every day, several thousand page impressions from varying locations globally are found upon this website.
Our regular readers now number in the three or four thousand on a daily basis.
That sudden boost really did come when this focal concentration upon named topics began on Death Note News. Folk are inspired - bouncing off each other's ideas to produce new work to contribute to our collection.
The resultant amassing of character-centric archives have already proven popular, pinging amongst our most visited areas.
Therefore pretty much becoming informal trend-setters, as their vote places an impetus upon schedulers to move their choice onto our short-list for a monthly slot, maybe sooner than planned.
Thus can fans ensure that their favourite character is queued, in readiness to be declared central to the attention of all. Guaranteeing a month of contributions of fascination and interest to their sponsor, plus the rest co-inhabiting that region within the Death Note fandom's wider realms. (Whole new meaning to 'shipment areas' there.)
However, that's just one way to nudge us towards candidates for a Death Note Month of... feature. Another is to tell us about them right here.
How We Pick Our People for the Spotlight of Death Note Month of... Events
At first it was all going to be about the month wherein each Death Note character's birthday fell. But those cloister in certain months, and use up too many major stars too soon. There were many more rules quietly introduced to determine the order of events. Then those were refined into nothingness, and chucked out in favour of simplicity.
Now we have just one rule of thumb. We're merely going for people, items, ideas, themes or anything related that differ notably from the subject of the month before. That stops the content getting too same-y and keeps the creative juices flowing.
Which is why Mikami still hasn't secured June, despite more than one submission already received for publication when his hour arrives.
Misa has May - long-since announced and the infrastructure already up and waiting for her month to come and fill it. But Misa Amane is Second Kira and Teru Mikami is too. Well, he succeeds her role somewhere down the line, whatever numerical we give him. That's two months side by side wherein we'd be covering much the same ground as we did with the first Kira.
So why not veer off somewhere entirely different to encourage contemplations from a refreshing new angle within the Death Note universe? Which might amuse themselves out of mental Mu and onto the site as content, where we can all enjoy a fresh view too.
You never know, those introduced notions in their turn might spark ideas, inspiring a whole new take on Kira; to be aired later, when the wheel revolves to deliver us to another mass murder's focal point in our diary.
Potential Candidates for a Date in the Death Note Month Of.. List
Top of the list is Teru Mikami, because he's the most popular subject of a priori received content. He's a definite, the only question is when.
Shall we say July for him then? Or August perhaps?
Originally, we were thinking of dedicating June to Sachiko and Sayu Yagami both. However, none here is certain that they each justify an entire calendar month to themselves.
Others consulted disagree, one sarcastically cutting in, 'Why don't you add in Aizawa's missus and her baby too?' Personally I don't know where we'd stick little Yumi Aizawa - the couple's kindergarten age daughter - if her Mum and baby brother had already been featured without her.
In your opinion, could any of the aforementioned five evoke interest enough amongst the fandom to go alone?
As solitary focal points, could either lady and/or their children command a month's worth of inspired, new content - enough to fill the archives and sustain the momentum with a buzz throughout, whilst staving off boredom for our readers? And for that matter, what of Mrs Mikami; Misa's sister in Osaka; and all those other shadowy figures of family in the background? Should the answer to the queries posed above measure up equally for them too.
We're not sure. Call this a consultation with yourself bought in as expert for advice.
Instead, for June, it's currently a toss up between Shinigami - as a concept and a whole; individual Death Gods pencilled in for individual showings on the program for future months - and Naomi Misora.
Do you have anyone or anything else you'd like to offer to the table for potential gazumping of the slot?