Anime For Breakfast

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It doesn’t seem like a lot, but over the last 4 years, 5 days not watching a single episode of anime is the longest time I’ve gone without. It’s been my primary leisure at home (including blogging anime and manga) all this time. However the past week was brutal in terms of schedule and actual work load so I’ve barely been able to respond to comments on posts written last weekend. Now that I’ve some time to myself (not really, because I really should be sleeping – it’s 1:00 AM and I’ve had quite a few drinks) I’m going to break my fast. But with what?

The easiest thing for me to do is to watch one of the latest episodes of the shows I’ve been following this year (Toriko, as well as Aquarion EVOL have had releases this week). But you know what, it’s not as easy a choice. Let me tell you why.

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The last time I’ve gone longer than this without anime was around 2006 when I must’ve gone for months at a time. I’d binge some weekends with my then fiancé (now wife) but overall it wasn’t anything like how purposeful I am now. When I broke my anime fasting, I tried a number of shows I hadn’t seen before: Gundam shows, Eureka SeveN, Last Exile, and I ended up not really liking any of them.

I ended up rewatching Ninja Scroll and rediscovering how awesome anime was, which led to me watching stuff I hadn’t seen before like Gunbuster! then eventually Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. What did this tell me? It told me then that it’s actually quite good to start with the familiar, to rewatch things you love, that you haven’t revisited in a long time. In my case, I had not seen Ninja Scroll for over a decade. It reminded me of what I enjoyed – fluid animated violence. And since this was hard to come by given my exposure and resources then, I went with what was even more familiar: giant robots. Then one day I found a way to watch the original SDF Macross.

Something tells me that if I dove into Toriko now I’ll just not really pay attention to it, especially given how it’s the kind of shounen that has a lot of epic stupid in it. As for Aquarion EVOL, the show on my very best of days requires an entire quarry of salt to enjoy, given that it’s you know, Aquarion.

So I think I should go watch something I know I really like, and that I haven’t seen for a long time now. Looking at my anime list, I’ve narrowed down what I want to see:

  • Samurai Champloo
  • Spirited Away
  • Perfect Blue

I don’t have Champloo on hand, I just realize, ditto with Perfect Blue (unless I can produce an operational VHS VCR LOL). Besides, Samurai Champloo is a 26-episode show and I don’t really have that much time for a marathon. So it’s likely to be Spirited Away at this point. By the time I finish watching, maybe, just maybe I’m ready to face this weekend’s smutapocalypse in Nisemonogatari.

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How about you guys? After not watching for a period of time do you find yourself diving into new shows? What’s your experience? Do you find yourself questioning what the hell did you ever like about anime in the first place (otaku need not respond)? If you end up watching an old favorite, what’s your go-to show?

How do you break the anime fast?

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60 Responses to Anime For Breakfast

  1. Ryan A says:

    Not anime, but I usually end up rewatching dramas! Or movies. On the odd occasion I will dig into anime after a break from watching, but it’s usually something 3-5 years old and I’ve never seen or finished (recent candidate: Hataraki Man). There’s a spontaneity to this approach and it can also be surprising. I suppose it’s a jumpstart.

  2. Digibro says:

    Your consistency is astounding. I haven’t watched any anime in over a week, and it just feels like a normal amount of time to me. Then again, I’m less into anime right now than I’ve been in a while, but that’s neither here nor there. It’s very common for me to go a week and a half with no anime, and then binge it later. But the way you don’t feel like watching those current shows is *exactly* how I end up losing every season. I always end up with all these new shows, and in the week since last watching them, I just haven’t kept up my excitement over them, and I look at them and think “will I care about this if I watch it right now?”

    • I think I’m ready to watch this week’s episodes now. I just finished Spirited Away and my goodness I don’t regret picking it. I can’t believe I’ve forgotten so much of it — given that I did rate it a 10 and I stand by it. So much goodness in every scene. Now I’m just waiting for Nice Smut ep 07.

  3. Shinmarizu says:

    Ghost, I tend to behave in a similar manner; I pick out a couple of go-to series (or at least a few of the more memorable episodes), watch them and then try to dive into the backlog of new episodes of the newer series, hopeful that the newer stuff has some resonance with my favourites.
    Samurai Champloo (particularly episodes 11, 15, 24-26) and Cowboy Bebop (eps 5, 15, 17, 21, 22, 25-26) are normally the go-to. Also tend to rewatch eps of comedies that I initially enjoyed with both my bro and sis (like Nichijou). I even pull out real old stuff (Witch Hunter Robin, Area 88, GTO, etc.)

    My condolences that you don’t have episodes of Champloo available. And I wish I could have Perfect Blue as a go-to.

    • Ryan A says:

      For some reason I switched the episode notations for Bebop and Champloo. I was about to say… no Bebop episode 22? That is a great episode to get things into gear, might try that next time.

    • Yeah, even if I’m not in a particular hiatus from anime I rewatch a lot of episodes. In recent months I’ve seen a lot of random Banner of the Stars episodes, and for the past few years random Lucky Star and K-On!! have been in heavy rotation.

      The shows I listed aren’t go-to shows, they happen to be the shows I haven’t seen long enough to want to revisit. Go-to eps for me are THOSE TWO EPS from the middle and end of Eureka SeveN, Sayonara no Tsubasa, and a whole bunch of Gundam.

  4. Myssa says:

    During the rare instances where I wasn’t able to watch anime for a while (this normally comes during the last month of any given school term, due to the panic associated to final submissions or exams), I literally go over the episodes I missed during the duration, one series at a time. This means that I’ll spend one or two-hour chunks during the day on a show, but it serves me well, particularly with less episodic shows. No need to dive into old standbys — I only do THAT when a season has really slim pickings, which is rare for me since I have a high tolerance threshold for stupid.

    • I can’t keep up with your stomach for terrible anime. If I could I’d never have time to remember love.

      • Myssa Rei says:

        I don’t have ironclad or high standards, so I can squeeze enjoyment from even blogosphere-panned series like Guilty Crown. I do think that a lot of shows I watch are at least decent (Silver Wing for example, or Daily Life of High School Boys).

        • I think it’s more about how you enjoy the terrible stuff and find good in it, or a complete willingness to forgive utter badness. This too is a talent, which increases your net enjoyment out of this hobby.

  5. I’m always pretty consistent about watching at least a few episodes of something or another during the week, so it’s pretty rare for me to have an “anime fast” to break. If I do, I usually try to watch something new, since it feels like wasting time somehow to watch a show I’ve already seen (outside of a few favourites, anyway).

    That’s a bit different with graphic novels, though. Whenever I’ve gone a while without anything new and just want to read something, ‘Azumanga Daioh’ is usually my first choice; sometimes ‘Zetsubou-Sensei’, if I want something a bit darker, though I did re-read a random volume of ‘Mushi-shi’ recently.

    • Man, let me tell you. The truly good, needs a lot of effort to truly appreciate. One really cannot take in everything in one viewing. This is why I always as a matter of course rewatch shows I love. I’m all for casual viewing and all that, but when I discover something I really like, I know I want to revisit it at some later time — at the very least to write about it, but the sheer immersion into the world, and now that I’m fully aware of the structure, plot, and other macro aspects, I can take in nuance and other elements.

  6. Justin says:

    I always question why I liked anime in the first place Well unlike years past I’ve been watching anime on a consistent basis so haven’t gone for too many long stretches where I don’t watch anime. If I do go through a period of time where I stop watching anime then try to get back into it, I’ll just go pop in a copy of Tokyo Godfathers…

  7. rauc6788 says:

    Oh boy, my list originally went on and on based on a number of hypothetical parameters (the engineer in me never rests), but after beating it into submission I have to go to my two true gateway drugs that proved to me that anime is much more than 80’s and 90’s shounen (the type that permeated the world, and in my case south america, eg. dragonball, slam dunk, captain tsubasa, etc.). Those were Fooly Cooly and Eureka Seven. Fooly Cooly is the quick jump start to my dead battery as a 2 and a half hourish tour de force of crazy fun. I have rewatched E7 twice, both after almost half year doldrums. Its very long but nostalgia and good character development get me every time, and on the bright side there are a few good anime that have premiered during that time and I can watch them in my favorite format: Weekend long marathons of nigh obscene indulgence.

    Ghibli might also work, but I always feel that there is a certain detachment from main stream anime and Ghibli (ergo why Ghibli is a fine thing to introduce anime and break stereotypes, but maybe not great as a gate way drug). Although Ghibli’s art style is anime and it shares some themes that permeate throughout anime it approaches these topics with such care and art that many of the contrivances found in regular (both good and bad) anime are still a little hard to swallow (I will call the amount of metaphorical salt needed to withstand a show: the ghostlightning salt factor, TGSF). I guess what I am saying is that I would have to follow any Ghibli with a booster shot of another good anime that includes more mainstream characteristics.

    tl;dr
    FLCL or Eureka seven

    • It’s funny how I’ve tried to watch FLCL 5 times, and I at least succeeded in finishing it the fourth time… the fifth, I just realize that I don’t like this show.

      All TGSF in the world couldn’t get me into this show (yeah I dug The Pillows, yeah I like Imaishi’s animation style, yeah I like Enokido’s writing — as there’s a lot of Utena in here too; yeah I like Tsurumaki as a director, but no I just can’t get into this show).

  8. Tenryu says:

    i hardly go with out one or two episodes of any given day of current stuff… back before when my brother was still living with us i’d start re-reading Dragonball when things got boring in real life and the few issues of City Hunter we had.
    After my bro got married and got a place of his own i’d tend to go with Turn A, Nadesico and Macross 7. But that was a few years ago.
    A few months ago i did a Baka Test run(albiet during Baka Test2) and now i have an itch to
    re-watch 08 MS Team.

    • I always end up rewatching that Norris Packard fight. Having seen it over and over so many times it sometimes fools me into thinking the rest of the show is just as good (it’s not).

      • Reid says:

        Shiro lacks a lot to be desired. The whole romance aspect really killed what could have been a truly brilliant series. As it is, it’s better-than-decent.

        • Matt Wells says:

          While those complaints are more than valid, the areas you mention are executed far better in 08th MS Team than they are in Stardust Memory. Though the main character and romance in Stardust Memory almost kills the entire series stone dead, so that’s a double edged compliment.

          Comparisons are futile either way; War in the Pocket is the best UC century OVA by a country mile, Unicorn might just pip it.

          • Reid says:

            You’re too right, sir. However, in defense of my criticisms (whining) regarding “08th MS Team”, which I didn’t really flesh out at all (maybe there’s a topic I can write about when/if I can/Ghost might forgive my tardiness and allow me to do so) I wasn’t thinking of “Stardust Memory” as the best example. I was, as you pointed out by virtue of its excellence, thinking of “War in the Pocket”. None of the UC OVAs are crap – not by a long shot. All are good at doing what Gundam has proven itself to be really good at: neat mechanical designs, exciting combat scenes, politcal/philosophical moralizing, etc. That said, we can all acknowledge that, so far, no Gundam series has ever really had a satisfactory romance angle. Shiro and Aina was a good stab in the right direction, whereas Koe/ Gato and Nina was pretty much a waste of time, but the latter still fell short of true “goodness.” I just don’t think tradtional love stories (and certainly not “enemy pilots fall in love”) can work in a traditional Gundam story. Of course, Bernie and Christina could have proved me wrong, but uh…he got gived up by a beam sabre so…

            I’m not ashamed to say I’m rooting for “Gundam Unicorn” to surpass “War in the Pocket” as the best UC OVA eventually :)

            In conclusion, the UC OVA contimuum of overall decency looks like this: War in the Pocket > 8th MS Team > Stardust Memory. When we look at through the lense of “neat mechanical designs” it goes Stardust Memory > 8th MS Team > War in the Pocket. “Consitently awesome combat scenes”: Stardust Memory > 08th MS Team > War in the Pocket. “Moralizing”: it’s all pretty much a wash because War in the Pocket makes great statements without NEEDING the very Gundamesque cockpit soliloquies. “Atmosphere/Setting”: 08th MS Team > Stardust Memory > War in the Pocket.

            So, in every case, 08th MS Team is better than decent because it’s never dead last, at least by my estimation. However, Unicorn looks like it could indeed take the cake in ALL categories, which could really be something.

  9. WhatSht says:

    Been coming home late so I have anime fast for 3 days every week, and once I can watch anime, I watch everything I missed.
    Why I like anime? It is capable of humour only animations can potray, and the stories are actually rather mature.

    • Humor? Interesting.

      I find the classic episodes of The Looney Tunes to be the gold standard of anime humor (and maybe a few episodes of The Simpsons).

      I like the anime character designs and especially the mechanical designs. To see the illustrations move is the best part.

  10. Fadeway says:

    I’ve only been into anime for 5 years, all spent as a highschooler, so I’ve not had any opportunities to fast. I generally rewatch everything at least once though, (ideally with a year or at least a 6 month interval between first watch and rewatch), and it’s generally easier to enjoy an old favourite than it is to venture into the unknown. Fact is, if I feel my first anime should be something as good as possible to restore my Spiritia (been watching Macross 7 lately, and loving it), I’d choose something I was ecstasic about on the first watch and haven’t rewatched for a while, like 79 Gundam/IGLOO/the original SDF/08th MS team/Geass/I think I’m going to stop here because otherwise I’d go past a dozen titles ^_^

    • YEAH ANIMA SPIRITIA POWER TO THE DREAM LISTEN TO MY SONG ETC.

      Mecha titles are my regular go-to, but having rewatched them so fucking much over the past 4 years that they don’t necessarily make me want to watch new stuff, which is ultimately what I want to do.

  11. Man, normally I can’t go a few days without anime… but a couple months back I had a job in one of the biggest shopping districts in the country, and had to work 55 hours a week to keep up with the Christmas season. I had no time for anime. Pretty much the only thing I actually did watch was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, rather than any anime series.

    When I finally had the free time for anime again, I got through just under 60 episodes in a week. I’m still playing catchup to all the airing shows, though.

  12. Reid says:

    Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before used anime racks at movie stores, and clicking through old favorited amazon.com listings of shows I always wanted to complete but never did; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically beating up “Naruto” fans–then, I account it high time to watch “Char’s Counterattack” as soon as I can.

  13. megaroad1 says:

    I’ve seen more anime in the last 4 years than in the rest of my life combined. Whenever I have the free time (which is not a lot when a kid is added to the rigours of work and daily life), I’ll pop something on the DVD or on my laptop. I’ve often asked myself why it is that I like so much about anime and the only answer I can come up with is 2 fold, a) I love the pictures/images; b) there is just something in the way the japanese approach storytelling that appeals to me.

    Whenever I go a short period of time without watching anime I tend to come back to a couple of chapters of something familiar, generally something old school a la Lodoss, Patlabor or of course Macross.

    Funnily enough I got Champloo on my re-watch list for months now, but I haven’t come around to it. Been thinking of waiting til we’re done with re-watching Cowboy Bebop in order to get a feel for both.

    • Yes, like you… it’s really about the character designs and the mechanical designs for me… to see the illustrations move is the primary value. The rest of the elements (story, characters, etc) are the bonus. I really think I could always look elsewhere for superior narrative in cinema or television format, but I like things animated, and that the anime shows I like would never be done in satisfying ways in any other medium (them robots).

  14. kevo says:

    The show that got me out of an “anime rut” last spring was Madoka. Since then, I’ve been pretty steady. There’s always interesting stuff I wanna watch and it never seems like there’s enough time. That’s the beauty of this hobby: no matter what, something out there begs you to be watched. Who know what your next favorite show will be?

    • You lucked out. I’d find it difficult to start cold turkey like that. As I’ve mentioned in the post, I’ve watched what would eventually become favorites (Eureka SeveN, Gundam shows) for the first time during my rut and I didn’t like them, and hated some of them actually.

  15. Matt Wells says:

    My usual go-to shows when I need a pick me up are either G Gundam or GaoGaiGar. I can pick and choose my favourite episodes, but if I’m looking to marathon a NEW show I tend to watch them in their entirety; just to psyche myself up to the task at hand. 49 episodes of filler and recycled animation a piece is a good mental primer for other shows of similar content COUGHCOUGHMacross7COUGH. If I’m in a major rut my ultimate pick-me-up is a combo of Giant Robo: The Animation and classic Miyazaki (Castle of Cagliostro, Laputa, My Neighbour Totoro): never fails to put a smile back on my face.

  16. kadian1364 says:

    If I’m coming off a couple days without watching anything, a random episode of some currently airing show is hardly satisfying. I need something fresh and engrossing, so I’m more likely to start a new series from my backlog, consuming a hearty 3-4 episode chunk that I can immerse myself in. I have Future Boy Conan, Space Battleship Yamato, and Touch on my hard drive right now for that purpose. When I’m through those I’ll put something else there, just so I can always have something to look forward to should the mood strike.

    • While your backlog stuff is composed of classics that somehow mitigate the risks… in my case I run the risk of not being ready to take in those shows with a frame of mind that allows for their age, to prepare myself for cliches that weren’t cliche at the time of the show’s release, etc.

      I nearly completely ruined myself for Gundam when I did exactly what you’re doing back in 2007-2008.

      • Tenryu says:

        Future Boy Conan should be a bit refreshing despite its age. I’d dare say that it will do well in todays market.

        • Matt Wells says:

          They’d be selling it entirely on the merit of Miyazaki’s name, and that might not be enough. The license fee is too high, the show itself is WAY too old to sell in the US, the animation is too dated… anything made before 1995 is impossible to sell in the Western anime market; the only exception being dubbed “Classics” like Fist of the North Star and Project Ako which have a nostalgiac audience.

          Future Boy Conan has no such advantages. It would fail for the same reasons Macross, Dunbine, UC Gundam and Gatchaman all flopped in the States: kids think its too old and lose all interest. Damned philistines…

  17. Sun-Ku says:

    I can go without Anime for days. I shifted my watching habits from day-to-day (or should I say week-to-week) following several shows a week, watching them the day they are fastsubbed and waiting the 7 days for the next episode.
    To a sporadic Animewatching habit, mostly marathoning complete shows after the season is over.
    I am not even watching LESS Anime, but instead of watching the shows when they air, i prefer complete shows as of late.
    “I wasnt aware” of this kind of shift i did (or better words: didnt thought much about that) until some days ago, were I completed Madoka in a marathon and picked mirai nikki in a moment of boreness and wolfed down the 18 Eps in 2 days. And thought: Heh here I am, watching an Anime that I didnt even had on the radar. And the Animes that I had massively hyped in my watching circle this and last season (Gundam Age, Persona 4, Last Exile, Fate/Zero, Aquarion EVOL) didnt even got over episode 2 or 3. (will surely watch them later, I promise ;) )

    So yeah, my Animeneed kicks in at random times. I usually dont “force” me into watching Anime.
    I am more driven by music and emotion. When i hear my Animeradio and a powerfull song kicks in from an “old” Anime, In some instances I get an nostalgic feeling and the wish to rewatch the anime or just some Scenes from it. (the op from Rahxephon was playing some 2 hours ago and i thought, “yeah you must rewatch this Anime someday”) Same with “Komm suesser Tod” and rewatching End of Evangelion, “Do you remember love” and the Film, or “little goodbye” and Zegapain

    Really, when I want to rewatch an Anime series or Film, it is in the most cases to “refeel” the Moment when I first watched the Series or Film, thats the emotional part. Do You remeber love is such an powerfull Anime for me, or the “FUCK YEAH!” Moments in the last episodes of gurren lagann.

    • Definitely the need to remember love is strong, as good stuff is precisely good because you want that feeling again and again, and each return gives you more, or at least a variation of that initial feeling. I’ve seen DYRL? 12 times in my life, and I keep discovering things I hadn’t before — especially since I’m a slightly different person every time I go back.

  18. Reid says:

    By the way, what Miyazaki anime is that last image from? I’m not a student of Ghibli’s work so I have no idea what that one is. Looks pretty awesome though.

    • The image is a poster that’s included in one of the epicest manga of all time: Nausicaa of The Valley of The Wind. The film covers about the first volume out of 7. This manga is Miyazaki’s life’s work and I’d love to see an animated version in full, but it’s just not going to happen. Oh well.

      • Reid says:

        Dang. Nusicaa the anime was pretty bauce, I thought, so if that’s from the later stages of the story, it’s really shame that we never got a “full version” in animated form. Nausicaa, Mononoke, Porco Rosso and Earthsea are probably the only Ghibli films I ever really really liked.

  19. sadakups says:

    Ever since I started working, I’ve been having month-long-anime-watching breaks every now and then and I usually end up watching what’s new. When I get longer breaks, I usually look for old titles, movies, or sometimes, I marathon shounen anime or check my backlog list to do some catchup.

    When rewatching old stuff, my go-to shows are the AU Gundam trilogy which is G, Wing and X, with the last one being my most favorite. There’s also the Space Cowboy trilogy of Trigun, Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop. I actually watch some shoujo/josei shows if I want to have a feel good time.

    There’s also the fact I get bored so easily. I’ve skipped a lot of movies and even not finished some titles because of it. With anime, all it takes is just 20 minutes of my time and boredom starts kicking in for me at the third or fourth episode. All in all, watching anime is just watching any show on TV. Unlike during my student days, I don’t find myself desperate to watch anime just to keep up and be in the now, but it’s more of me watching what I can.

  20. ces06 says:

    Can’t really say how to break the fast since I haven’t stopped watching, (at least) weekly shows (non-anime stuff included) since like, forever? For new stuff, I usually limit myself to mecha and good stuff, but when there’s a void between seasons of something that piqued my interest, it’s not that much of a problem for me getting myself to watch since I’ve been keeping track on other weekly shows. That, and my TV’s broken so I don’t really have other stuff to watch, lol.

    It’s easier for me to keep interest, since once I see something I like at the beginning, I’d probably keep on watching until the end just to see how it ends. (Even for stuff like Seed Destiny, lol) My problem is more of getting out of it instead of getting into something new, since I have so much stuff I want to watch. There’s all the series I haven’t watched. Then there’s the movies. Then there’s the gundams and all the mech, and stuff that aired before I was born. Plus, everything’s just so readily available on the net if you’re willing to search for it, it’s just too good not to get it. When gundaminfo uploaded G Gundam, it was hard because watching five episodes a week took a lot of the time I had for a lot of weeklies, and for all the backburner stuff I’ve got but haven’t watched. With that, I don’t really rewatch anything unless I forgot about it, like Cowboy Bebop. (Which In intend to rewatch…. someday)

    i swear though, having this level of interest is more of a curse sometimes, lol.

  21. I can’t remember the last time I went an extended amount of time without anime. Even when i leave town I somehow find something to bring along (my iPad has spoiled me these last two years). Usually what I end up doing is going just stumbling across something. If I liked it in the past, chances are I’ll rediscover that enthusiasm for the show as I watch it. The best example is when I have to go over old shows for a blog post or idea. Had to do one for DBZ not too long ago, and wound up actually enjoying a show that I didn’t think would hold up after all this time.

    But for sheer pick up and play fun. I think I could pick up Zeta Gundam at any point of its run (minus the last two traumatizing episodes) and watch the hell out of it.

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  23. Ælysium says:

    With something like this, I guess its relative based not only on your preferences but also your age. People will often find themselves looking back upon their favourite old classics only to find they do not want to watch them. As someone in the UK, my nostalgia is filled with shots of YuGi, DBZ and Ultimate Muscle. Whilst the last provides quite a bit of comic relief, I don’t really have a huge amount of patience, time nor will power to sit through them. It actually stands that my “old favourites” are relatively new, compared to my life as an anime viewer.

    For me, the shows I would go back to are things like Mushishi, Kino no Tabi, Haibane Renmei, Perfect Blue like you mentioned (though I do not have a copy either), Rah Xephon, Rainbow… I could say some more, but I guess the general trend for me reliving my “old favourites” is seeing the shows that despite their calm mannerisms, have a lot of substance – whether it be something that has an intricate story, or something that allows me to be an onlooker and reflect, the “go-to” anime for me, are the one’s that make me forget that I am watching something completely fictional and allow me to remember why I love anime – it makes me wonder.

    The other go to anime are pretty much the ones that do the exact opposite, make me remember the other reason I fell in love with anime – its completely unrealistic. This would be the Tengen Toppa et al brigade.

    Either way, my “old favourites” don’t seem that old to me. But admittedly, they make me reminisce as if they were. I guess that is the desired effect and attribute for an “old favourite”.

  24. Shashwat says:

    You know what, whenever I read your posts it makes me go watch anime right away. Also coming back, I’d re-watch the classics. Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidoji (for some reason I don’t know), Eureka SeveN, Evangelion and Champloo (episode 18 onwards). Well, to be honest, I’m basically a student doing engineering and I have loads of college work, assignments etc. starting from college in the morning till night and then some time to watch some remaining shows (airing or finished), the time I was far from anime was during the late 2010, was out of town for a month and when I returned back I was unable to get myself into watching my on-hold stuff.

    It’s a great idea to go through some blogs revealing about anime, their hidden facts about certain episodes and remembering love for the anime we’ve watched and loved. Like your blog, it was really great to go through the posts you write and they really bring me to life when it comes to episodes. Keep up the good work.

    • Thank you so much. It validates all this effort after nearly four years of updating this blog — don’t get me wrong it’s not that I don’t get comments like this, but to still get this kind of compliment feels real good. Thank you.

  25. GoodbyeNavi says:

    Shashwat is right; your blog really reminds me and why I love anime somuch! I’m sure this song I’m listening to right now is also putting me in the mood to watch anime (“Loba” by Shakira), yeah I know it’s in spanish but it sounds like K-pop.

    If I go a few days without watching anime, I generally break my anime fast by watching a series that has already ended. For example, I have not finished watching Nodame Cantabile; I have the finale left. So when I get a chance, that is what I will watch. Then I’ll watch a currently running show and go back and forth between an old show and a new one.

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