Anime Slump? Or Ambition GONE??

I think I’ve said this before, but I wanted to know if I’m the only one this happens to. Usually, when it comes to watching anime, I go through highs and lows. For example, for x amount of time, I may look forward to watching some anime, like “Damn I can’t wait to watch some anime later.” However, there are also times where I think, “I’m bored, but I really don’t want to watch any anime.”

Here’s a graph:

I'm somewhere in that lull right now.

I'm somewhere in that lull right now.

For the past 5 days or so, I have literally watched 1-2 episodes of anime, and I didn’t even enjoy them that much. Hopefully I’m not getting sick of anime permanently, as I would like to enjoy it for at least a few more years before shit like an actual job takes over my life (I forgot I’m going to be an elementary school art teacher).

I’m debating stopping watching shows week to week, as this could be a main cause as to why I have no ambition to watch anything right now. I kind of just started watching shows week to week, as I usually wait for them to finish and then just marathon them over the course of a few days. Of course, it could have been the fact that it was like, 90 this weekend, to nice to stay indoors. Who knows?

Basically, I was just wondering if anyone else goes through times where they just don’t want anything to do with anime,.

So how bout it?

EDIT: I almost got through Sengolu Basara today, but then my laptop decided to stop being on for the 85th time in the last 4 hours. Damn heat.

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10 thoughts on “Anime Slump? Or Ambition GONE??

  1. You definitely ain’t the first or the last to experience this “slump” or “burnout.” I have experienced it countless times. 😄

    What I usually do is something completely non-anime related. After some time away from it, the interest comes back, sometimes with a vengeance. So just hang in there.

    • What is Sengolu Basara? WHAT IS IT???? IT’S A FUCKING SHITTY ASS SPELLING ERROR! I WANTED TO SAY “SENGOKU BASARA”, BUT INSTEAD I SHIT THE BED AND WROTE SOME FUCKING BULLSHIT!

      FUCK!

      (I’m not even going to fix it, I’m instead going to assume that people can read this reply and figure it out)

  2. You must be new, because not only has everyone experienced this, everyone has also written about experiencing this. It’s the same with any hobby; you get burned out once in a while, go do something else for a bit, and then something lights your fire and you’re back again. It’s about managing your time and expectations. If you’re tired of anime, do something else. There will always be new episodes waiting for you.

  3. The slump will break.. so don’t worry.. focus on other things, and a spark should come back. Perhaps the issue is with the season of anime?

    • Everyone thinks I’m worrying. PEOPLE, I’M NOT WORRYING! I was simply wondering if other people had slumps or not.

      That being said, this season does have a lot of disappointing anime imo. I’m thinking about dropping/stopping watching (triple rhyme) some shows and picking them up after they end. At least I have all the Touch episodes, which are great.

  4. Actually, glothelegend, this kind of burnout is experienced by many bloggers out there. One just only need to look at Jason Miao’s Derailed By Darry blog. He’s been out of action for quite a long time before coming back at the end of last year to continue anime-blogging. It’s something that happens to people for most of the time. We may/may not acknowledge it, but sooner or later, our interest will peak again at some time in the future.

    For me, anime has taken a back seat for a while, now I delve into two hobbies: Photography and Warhammer 40,000 (the tabletop game).

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