How much thought do y’all put into a choosing a show to watch?
I’m somewhat picky about the shows I watch. With so much anime out there, I want to make sure that I am enjoying my time. I do my research beforehand. I read the synopsis as well as a few reviews before I commit to anything.
There are some things that automatically make me uninterested while there are other things that pique my interest. For example, I like horror anime.
Some people get put off by certain art styles. Eh. I mean… my two favourite anime are One Piece and Kaiji. These are series that a lot of people say have “bad art.” I disagree but whatever.
When I start a show, the first episode is a dealbreaker for me. I know that a lot of anime viewers have a 3 episode rule but I’m not bothered to watch three episodes of something I don’t like. Then there are some people who never drop shows. These people never cease to amaze me. Sometimes I just stop watching within the first five minutes. Is that bad?
I’ve never thought much about the process of selecting a show so I’m interested in how you choose your shows!
p.s. I’m planning on watching Shinsekai yori. I think it’ll be good.
I have a few shows on my Plan to Watch list. Maybe I’ll write a post about it.
I think I’m FINALLY getting used to being at home all day, every day. My kalimba arrived and it’s really nice.
I don’t feel that lonely. I play games with my BFF almost every night and we also exercise and draw together. She recently got a drawing tablet. I wouldn’t be doing these three things as much if it weren’t for her, to be honest. (Everything is done virtually.)
I watch shows with my other friends. We’re also practicing the kalimba together since we ordered together. & of course, I have my family, online friends, and a few other close friends.
In my last post, I wrote about Haruma Miura, a Japanese actor who committed suicide. I felt very sad about his death, so I did this drawing.
想过离开以这种方式存在 I once thought of leaving and to exist in absence
是因为 那些旁白 那些姿态 那些伤害 It was because of those narratives, those stances, and those inflicted pains
不想离开 I don’t want to leave
The above lyrics are from Hua Chenyu’s song, I really want to love this world.
Hua Chenyu said, “Hope everyone can pay more attention to the friends around them, and also correctly understand depression. When you are alone and lost, I hope this song can give you some courage, open the door, love this world, and let yourself be loved.”
This is not easy. But it keeps happening which makes me so upset and frustrated. I feel powerless sometimes… but I hope that this song will reach some of you out there, wherever you are.
I just finished The Classroom of the Elite. There was a bit more fan service than I would have liked but whatever. Minor details… The anime was great.
What I really want to talk about is the last minute of the last episode. It made me question everything I saw on the show. What the heck did I even watch? What!?
That was so awesome! It was a bit chilling, which is exactly the kind of thing I like. The one minute changed everything.
I’ve liked Kiyotaka Ayanokoji since episode 1. He is the most unfazed character I’ve seen. In the sub version, he sounds very bored with life. In the English dub, he sounds kind of sad. Although I think both are good, I prefer the Japanese –> sounding bored. You don’t see a character like Ayanokoji often, which was refreshing to watch.
The last episode though… I am shocked but feel quite happy at the same time. It’s been a while since I’ve watched something this interesting. I won’t spoil what exactly happened but I think that this anime is worth your time.
So I started watching The Classroom of the Elite and I am hooked. It’s from 2017, so I am surprised I didn’t know about the anime earlier. They present a quote at the beginning of every episode. I thought that the quote for episode 4 was very interesting.
I also have other quotes that support this thought.
Do not expect people to tell you the truth because they also lie to themselves.” – Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
No one is truly honest…Even if we don’t lie to others, we often lie to ourselves. And the word good means different things to different people.”
Lastly, my favourite anime character, Izaya Orihara from Durarara!! talks about this in episode 2.
In regard to “Everyone’s the same” I do not believe he is referring to equality. The Classroom of the Elite talks about equality. I do not believe that humans are equal, nor do I think that humans are born equal. What I believe Izaya is talking about is specific to the context (see next screenshot).
OK, but why am I even writing about this?? Let’s just say that I think a lot, so much that my head might explode if I don’t write things down. I’m joking, of course.
To see a show talk about the things I think about is pretty sweet, as if my thoughts are being validated.
Pick a favorite series/movie for each letter of the alphabet. For titles starting with “a” “an” or “the” use the first letter of the next word of the title.
Since many titles have multiple names based on the language that you are using please pick one language for the entire list (Use all English titles or all Japanese titles) and let the readers know which language you will be using. If a title has the same name regardless of the language then it can be used in any list.
If you don’t have a title that fits under a particular letter, you can name another favorite from a different letter in its place, just indicate which letter spot you are using for that series. This can be done up to three times. If you can’t fill a spot then you can leave it blank. No more than 26 total series are allowed.
Including a picture for each series is encouraged.
Share who tagged you for this challenge and nominate 3 more to try it themselves and include links to their blogs.
Just have fun with this challenge. I wanted to get everyone to share some favorite series and to spread the word about awesome blogs!
I’m sorry, but I’m going to cheat and use English and Japanese titles. >< I have two reasons. 1) I use English titles for certain anime and Japanese titles for other anime. I don’t have a rule for this. For example, Zankyou no Terror has always been Zankyou no Terror for me.
2) I don’t have a lot of favourite titles. If I stick with one language, I don’t think I can still call them my favourite anime.
Anyway, this is my blog so I don’t think rules matter that much. ❤
I will also write my 2nd and 3rd picks for some letters!
Since I will be writing my runner-ups, I don’t think I need to do Rule #3 (another rule I’m breaking, hahaha).
I can fill out all the letters (i.e. put down xxxHolic for X) but I don’t know if I can call them my favourites…