I am currently in the middle of 236 anime series. Yes, you read that correctly. 236. Think I’m shitting you? There’s proof on MAL. I don’t know what the deal is. I mean, I start something, I get bored, I switch to something else. For a show to hold my attention, it really needs to have something special…and let’s be real, most of them don’t. I also have this problem of starting long-running shounen series and then forcing myself to finish them…even if it takes the rest of my life. I have dvds everywhere, my crunchyroll queue is a mess, and if I didn’t have a tracker, lord knows where I would be.
Clearly, my goal for this next year is to clear out at least a chunk of my backlog. I want to move shows into the “completed” table. My ADD is going to hate me because watching more than four episodes of one show at a time is kind of unheard of, but I have to try. So here are my rules for anime watching next year. If I stray from these, you have my permission to make me sit through Aria the Natural again. Ugh.
- No starting a new show until I have finished one.
At the end of the year, I will take a final tally of my unfinished shows, and that will be the number I cannot go over. I will not allow myself to start a new show (even if it’s airing) until I finish one.
- Sequels of shows I have just finished watching do not count.
Obviously, that means I will have just finished one and can add it anyway, but whatever.
- The new Sailor Moon overrides any and all rules.Yeah, hi, I’ve been waiting like 10+ years for this, I’m sure gonna watch the shit out of it.
At the end of the year, I hope to have cut my list down to size. Lord, please.
That being said, is there any show I should start right now? Something I can’t live without for a whole year? I have to start it before next Wednesday, so, please, if there’s something completely amazing, let me know so I won’t be deprived.
Alright, now I’m gonna do something dumb like watch Pokemon. That shit is never ending.