Anime Is Beating Me With A Mallet

So yea, Sleep hasn’t been returning my calls lately, thusly I’ve turned my attention to Anime, who is my reluctant booty call. Not long ago, let’s say a few weeks, I was kind of getting bored with the relationship that me and Anime were having. I mean, it seemed like something was missing. The passion that we had been sharing for most of my youth seemed to be dwindling. Anime kept telling me that it was this ISSS, but I kept saying, “No dear, that has nothing to do with it.”

This is a cool....thing.

Then, a few weeks ago, I realized that this ISSS was actually a main contributor to the cause, because with it, I started to read these things called anime blogs, and they kept reviewing shows that were coming out weekly, which was a way of watching anime that I had never done before. The reveiws made me anxious to watch the shows and eventually I started watching week to week. However, after a while, I got dull with this. Was I outgrowing Anime, as I had done with asthma years prior? It couldn’t be. Then I discovered the truth:

Week to Week < Marathon

Running. Get it? Anime marathoning? Running?

I’ve been over this, I know, but I do have a point, or rather, a conclusion. About two weeks ago, I stopped all week to week activity, and since then my lust for Anime has come back with a vengeance. Suddenly, I can’t get enough of Anime’s hot ass and sweet knockers. Lately, I’ve been pounding Anime’s wet cooch on the daily.  Here are some results and analysis about the difference. I’m going to be specific too, because you can’t spell ANALYSIS without ANAL (I think that’s funny, but it would’ve been funnier if I made it about an ass somehow).

Why marathoning is great:

  • The feeling you get when you finish an anime. It’s spectacular. Nothing beat– well –very few things beat finishing a show and adding it to my list of completed shows. Tally up another one for Glo, baby. I love it. I love completing a show, even if it’s really good and I don’t want it to end. By the way, you know a show is really good when it ends, and you just sit there staring at the screen and say, “wow.”
  • Not only do I love finishing shows, but just as much, I love starting new ones. Here’s a good analogy. When I (or anyone really) buy a new game or something (rarely happens for me), then almost always, I can’t wait to play they’re new game. The first chance I get, I’m putting that game in and playing the shit out of it. The whole drive home from the mall or wherever the hell people shop for games these days, I’m anxious with anticipation to play that game. I get the same anticipation with new anime. I’m thinking, “Ohhhhh yeaaa newwwww shitttttt.” Maybe that’s just me. If so, too bad for all of you.
  • Not only do you get to start and finish anime more successively, you can watch them as fast or as slow as you want. With marathoning, you are in control. This is especially important to me, because I hate waiting any amount of time for a next episode. So when there’s a cliffhanger, no matter, the next episode is right there.
  • You don’t have to wait for new episodes. Did I already say this? Sort of. I though it would be good to reiterate though.

That’s about it. There’s probably more reasons, but I don’t feel like going to far in depth with this (despite saying that I was going to).

Why week to week is good:

  • It helps you keep up to date with what other anime bloggers are doing.
  • It let’s you space out the episodes (although I’m not sure why you’d want to do that).
  • It let’s you not wait for the series to finish before you start watching a show (although I guarantee that I’ll still watch the last episode close to the same day you did).

Yeah, those are the only two reasons I could find. And since I don’t care about keeping up to date with other bloggers (because we all have differences), I decided a few weeks ago that I would go back to my old style of watching anime via the marathon. Since that time, Anime has come back with a vengeance. Not only can I finish a new series every two days, but I’m back to watching about 10 episodes a day (a number which went down to 2 or 3 when I started watching week-week). I mean, I will still follow a few shows week to week, but only if they can be fit the criteria of a week to week show for me.

With that being said, here are my top priorities of shows to watch:

Aria

  • Aria
  • Darker than Black (season 1)
  • Tenjou Tenge
  • Soul Eater
  • Paranoia Agent
  • Futakoi Alternative
  • Rideback
  • Tokko

A shitload of other shit. The top five in the list are most important.

In conclusion, my obsession with anime has been renewed, and I am happy (I guess) about it.

SIDENOTE: I also updated my top ten a little bit.

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11 thoughts on “Anime Is Beating Me With A Mallet

  1. DAMN STRAIGHT! If there’s a show that deserves at least a chance from people, it’s Aria. I could probably go on and on about why that show is awesome, but like I mentioned elsewhere, just surrender yourself to the show’s atmosphere and let it take you on that wonderful journey. If there’s a good place to start, Aria would be it.

    I also have Paranoia Agent on my watch list as well as Futakoi. Already resolved to do some marathoning this week, so hopefully, I can knock those two shows out of the way.

  2. Agreed about marathon >>>> week to week. The only problem is finding a long stretch of time for a marathon.
    This is another reason I don’t tend to read episode by episode reviews.

  3. I’m not good with week to week anime either hence why there are about 50+ anime on my on hold list. After the first few episodes, I really get bored and doesn’t care about catching up anymore, unless it is really good stuff that screamed MUST WATCH just by looking at the poster.

    It has been a while since I did a marathon. I blame my work since I don’t have a life to begin with. The last marathon I did was for xxxHolic.

  4. Week to week sucks. I don’t have time during the week anyway xD I make small marathons, usually Friday and Saturday, when my wife sleeps 😀 Cant convince her to watch anything but Naruto ^^ The longest marathon i had it was with Blood+ and Gundam 00.
    Dont worry, every anime fans comes to face this “BLEAH ANIME” shit. Its because we abuse and we watch a bunch of crap (including first episodes and try-outs).

  5. Yeap. Marathon rules big time. One of the biggest reason being I have short term memory. Lol!
    Sleep, Animes and Time will never get along. Ever… :p

    “This is another reason I don’t tend to read episode by episode reviews.” – Yi
    Yeap.. Spoilers all over.

    I’ve also heard about Aria so much from zzeroparticle that I bought the anime. Still waiting for time to present itself. Lol!

  6. @ kodedekka: Fuckkkk there’s so much I want to watch.

    @ zzeroparticle: See above comment. I want to watch Paraoia Agent badly. There’s not enough time in the day (which is why sleep sucks).

    @ Baka-Raptor: It really can. I already skipped doing assignments. Of course, they weren’t mandatory, but I really should have done them. I’m probably the worst student ever (I’ll be at school all day though today).

    @ Yi: I don’t read episode to episdoe reviews until I have

    A) Seen the episode
    B) Written a post if I wished to do so (this way I can’t be accused of copying…well I still could be, but I know that I didn’t copy)

    @ kluxorious: Yea my hold list was at one point growing exponentially.

    @ Andrei: That’s a fucking hell of a marathon. I usually watch as much as possible, and then pick up whatever I didn’t get to later. Sometimes I’ll stop a show and watch 6 episodes of another show. I guess that’s not technically marathoning. It’s marathoning in steps.

    My largest marathon was 32 episodes of Full Metal Alchemist. I had nothing else to do that day, to say the least.

    @ Koji Oe: Hey I go out on weekends (Thursday – Saturday). That’s about all I can come back with unfortunately.

    @ blur: I’ve never even talked to time before.

  7. It’s about time you watched Aria lol.

    It’s better to read the Tenjou Tenge manga. There’s probably more sex in it than the anime, and it’s ending in a few months probably.

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