I can’t believe I actually made it and posted once a day, every day, for twelve days! When I started this I really anticipated dropping out very early on. Instead, I managed to push through. Even with less than ideal things happening I planned, wrote in advance, and scheduled to this point. For this post, I wanted to take you through my year in anime. Before that, however:
I only started watching anime in 2016 and, as luck would have it I finished both series in January 2017. This means they can get an honourable feature in this post! These anime were the first I ever watched and will probably always stay with me.
Poco's Udon World
Yuri!!! on Ice
SP: ChäoS;Child Episode 0
SP: Fate/Grand order: First Order
Absolutely nothing to mention here whatsoever!
No anime were started during Feburary, so we jump straight onto March. By now I was in full swing of seasonal anime watching!
Twin Star Exorcists
A glance will probably tell you, but April was the month when I realised dropping something was not failure. There was nothing to be gained by sitting through three months of a show I wasn’t enjoying!
May was a month where I’d been doing episode reviews and those were tough! I’m not sure I’ll do episode reviews again. I also started watching some anime that had finished airing and those are the ones finished this month. I also started Haruhi this month and recap episodes are irritating!
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
SP: March Comes in like a Lion Recap
SP: Tsuki ga Kirei Recap
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Another month, more and more anime! A lot of the spring anime series ended this month, though some have only just had their reviews written! I think I’ve covered most series that I’ve finished but at least this’ll let me know if I’m missing anything. I also tried to do an anime challenge which did fail.
March Comes in like a Lion
The Royal Tutor
Tsuki ga Kirei
The Morose Mononokean
We’re over halfway through the post and sorry if you’re thinking “this is a long one with barely any actual content”. Scroll to the end or just click away, it’s okay! July is quite an interesting month as the Summer season was starting. I’m not sure I finished any of the shows I started.
Restaurant to another world
Welcome to the ballroom
Anime wise we can skip August, however this month I started a new job! It was super exciting but meant my writing really got put on the back burner. Anime watching dropped off this month for that reason too.
My favourite month because it’s my birthday month! Things we getting back into a routine for me. For a short time anyway. I got to watch some anime again, mainly finishing series.
The Ancient Magus' Bride
Those Awaiting a Star
October shook my status quo up again as I went on my first business trip. As I headed off to Budapest, the time on the plane and in the hotel room let me watch more anime! I’d finally got a bit of rhythm back with watching anime.
The Ancient Magus' Bride
March Comes in like a lion season 2
I tried my hardest to complete NaNoWriMo to get back in the swing of writing. I had a few OWLS posts during my time off from writing, but it hadn’t been quite enough to bring my blog back to life.
I may not have completely NaNoWriMo but a lot of what I wrote formed the basics for many of these 12 Days of Anime posts! We now reach the last month of anime. Considering that I’m barely a year into anime watching I’d say I’ve covered a lot of ground!
Recovery of an mmo junkie
SP: Recovery of an mmo junkie
On to 2018
Going into 2018 I take a few ongoing series with me.
- The Ancient Magus’ Bride
- March Comes in like a Lion Season 2
- 91 Days
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Princess Principal
I always want to pick up some more manga and start writing volume reviews during 2018. I don’t plan to do a lot at once, maybe one a month or every two weeks to begin with. If I can have a bit of a backlog that would be nice. 12 Days of Anime has taught me that scheduling posts is a really good idea.
I hope you somewhat enjoyed my final post of this 12 Days, and probably of this year. Any new writing will be 2018 content.
Merry Christmas to you all and a happy new year!