So I recently got a freelance part-time job where I basically get paid to write and talk about anime on the internet. Sounds like a pretty rad gig, right? I must admit, it is a perfect fit for me, but because of that, most of my free time now consists of watching anime until my eyes bleed. I’ve gotta stay in the know, after all! I’ve been an anime fan ever since my baby Dorrie days of watching Pokemon and Hamtaro on the CN, but for most of my life, I’ve considered myself to be more of a casual watcher. You will definitely not be finding me bingeing 600+ episodes of Naruto and One Piece, but you most certainly will catch me shouting, “Damn, Yuno,” at my computer screen just about every five seconds while in the middle of an intense episode of Future Diary.
In the past month or so, I’ve completed at least 10 different anime. That sounds like a lot, but most anime are only about 12-26 episodes long, which makes them a breeze to complete in just a few sittings. Unfortunately, this also means that I had trouble picking one specific show to talk about for this week’s blog.
Which brings me here. I’ve decided that every couple of months, I will be compiling a “watchlist,” of anime that I am currently watching or have recently finished watching that I want to recommend to you all. There are hundreds upon thousands of shows that are accessible to viewers in the US that either have good English subtitles, or an English dub if you don’t feel like reading while you’re watching TV. Of course this means that there is a lot of pure unadulterated crap out there, and I definitely watched my fair share of crap this month, but this is supposed to be a positive blog, goddamnit, so I only want to highlight the good stuff (in my opinion, of course). So without further ado, let’s talk anime, babes.Read More »