Day 6 of 30 Day Anime Challenge – I did not avoid these!

And I am back at it again!

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Anime You Want To See But Haven’t Yet

 


 

Pretty sure that anime as a word on its own implies plural form. So, I’m going to mention three anime titles that will surprise some of you because I have not watched them at all!

The biggest reason, and a stupid one too, is that I simply lack free time! Whenever I’m back from work I’d find myself either writing for my blog or watching anime that I want to write about. This practically means that the time will eventually come when I watch all of these shows.

First up in my forever plan to watch list.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

AnoHana!

 

Ranks high in the ‘making you bawl like a sissy’ category. You don’t even need to tell me to watch this because the internet does an exact job of recommending. It’s everywhere on my screen after I’ve completed Clannad Afterstory!

Yes. I really do want to give this one a fair go. But like all things hyped, you’re more likely to be initially misguided by opinions.

And the thing about human emotion is that we can’t be forever watching tearjerker anime. There’s actually a limit to how much of these you can watch in succession before you become resistant to such element, in other words your heart is becoming tin. Silly it may be but that’s actually my second biggest reason as to why I haven’t got around it – I want to be filled with the feeling of suspense from fight scenes, bust my gut laughing for comedy.

It’s now 2017 and I’d be lying if I tell you that I haven’t got either of those.
The time already came.

 


 

Second and third in line are studio Gainax classics, known for their insanely wide influence to the anime as a medium.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

 

…and the hype overlord…

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Gureen Lagann

 

“What?! You haven’t fully seen either of these?!”

I truly started watching anime in 2013, my first year in university as stated in my first day’s challenge. The thing is, I started on my own; nobody is telling me to watch anything. I didn’t have (and still don’t) the brain to watch anime backwards, to the era when everybody would still be calling these phenomenons cartoons.

I have tried watching NGE but only managed first ten, last five and spoiler episodes where important event happens. I’d only wanted to see what the hype was all about. So really, I haven’t fully watched it so I don’t even think that counts. If you want to see how those episode affected me then look no further — Pantsu-kun has done a hype-up post on his blog and I was heavily involved in the rant.

Other than that, I have no valid excuses. I apologize if this upset the burning passion in some of you guys!

There are, of course, many other legendary titles deserving my attention but…
BUT I probably won’t ever get to them because I live a fulfilling seasonal life.

 


 

Somehow I feel like this challenge made me feel even more ashamed than the one that had me put out OreImo

Never mind that, to the next challenge!

 

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17 thoughts on “Day 6 of 30 Day Anime Challenge – I did not avoid these!

  1. I won’t judge you because except AnoHana and Death Note, I haven’t watched the other titles you mentioned too. My excuse would be that I’m lazy… that’s it! I’m lazy to download or even watch them online.

    Also I can’t find the correct file to download so….

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  2. I wasn’t such a big fan of AnoHana. I watched it and it was nice and all but I never made the emotional connection needed for it to have much impact. That said, I hope when you watch it you enjoy the experience. I also hope you do get a chance to check out Evengelion. It is worth watching just to recognise the literal dozens of references to it that appear in so many other anime.

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    1. Boy, nobody is going to undersell AnoHana for me, is there?
      It’s most likely going to be watched since it’s relatively short.

      As for Evanglelion… I didn’t fully complete it but man, for whatever I have seen — I’m having a laugh with other bloggers on Discord about it for days haha
      And darn, you should totally join us already!

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  3. Gurren Lagann was the first anime I’ve watched, and with my ten-year-old self I thought it was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen… and in present day I genuinely still think so. It’s a nice action adventure with some interesting characters and incredible music, with the always enjoyable Gainax charm incorporated in.

    But that’s just my opinion 🙂

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      1. I actually wonder sometimes…
        What if legendary anime shows were among my first five watched shows…
        How would I see anime today…?

        Have you thought about it, too?

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      2. It was something else. It is a crash course in just how special the medium can be. The other aspect was I was introduced to Evangelion as if it was an ordinary show. So, here I am, brain melted, thinking “if this is ordinary anime then what it the great stuff like”? Cue many years of confusion.

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  4. no time for Anohana, likes Mahouka. really, shoka? xD
    oh, and yes, anime has no plural form, as explained by my editor before. basically anything borrowed from japan like samurai. that’s why its called ‘seven samurai” with no letter “s”

    evangelion is a broken show, tonally. first five is depressing sh*t, following 12 is straightforward mecha, and the the remaining is basically Anno giving us a rush course at psychology, lol you’ve seen the interesting bits, for the most part. shows you’ve missed are just asuka being the anime icon that she’s known for.

    and for anohana, you like “the human condition”, right? well, how does a bunch of kid function being reminded at their friend died young and the trauma is being revisited?
    so, go watch it already. :p

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    1. Urgh screw you and your ability to fit in the hate for Mahouka! haha!
      Yes yes… though I have to really adjust to this new life and it can really mean lowering down to watching 2 shows per season, even if it means there are 10 good ones.

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