I had a conversation on twitter a few days ago that inspired me to write about this. This is something I’ve been thinking about for some time now but I don’t think there’s any particular time this should be brought up. The conversation was about Seasonal anime and how you would essentially NEED to watch seasonal anime and stay current in order to write about anime. I have quite a few friends that not only write about seasonal anime but also write weekly for each episodes release. I wanted to talk about my position on this.
I for one do not like writing on an episode by episode basis. I feel like I would find myself talking shit about the series than appreciating it. I feel that I personally can’t write about something if I feel no passion towards it. My best articles are either about the anime I love or the anime I can’t fucking stand. There’s no middle ground for me. I have nothing but respect for people that do it on a daily basis, that’s totally fine if you enjoy it. I personally just don’t have the time/energy.
I’m very happy that we are at a point where you can watch anime on a seasonal basis and it’s easily accessible BUT that doesn’t mean that I will love everything that comes out. I’m currently watching 13 shows this season and I want to drop half of them SO BAD. It gets to the point where you feel like this is a job instead of the hobby it once was. I love writing about anime that feel shorter like it went by in five minutes while at the edge of my seat. I love writing about series that I want to talk to my friends about but they don’t have the time to be bothered with it.
I feel that people can also feel the complete opposite of how I feel. It would make sense for people that are releasing weekly reviews. I especially feel that people may write on a weekly basis because they can’t have conversations with friends about all the anime they watch. I somewhat started Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers to have a way to release my thoughts about series since the majority of the anime I was watching was nowhere near the radar of people I knew. Then again, you do have twitter for that as well.
I just wanted to talk about my thoughts on this subject. I would really love to get some feedback from whoever is reading this. I’m mostly doing this to start a conversation with you, whoever you are. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and please leave a comment below and let’s get the conversation going!