The anime community is a little weird to it’s own from time to time. For instance, I have occasionally come across fans that refuse to believe I actually watch anime not matter what I say for obscure reasons I have yet to discover. On the other hand, the majority of people tend to see the blog and assume I have some kind of all encompassing encyclopedic knowledge of all things anime.
Like most things, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. I do watch anime but there are a lot of shows that I haven’t watched. In fact some of them are really very popular. It’s not that I have anything against these series, in fact I am fully planning on watching at least a couple of these. However these are the shows people tend to get really surprised that I haven’t seen…yet…
In no order at all, in fact I’m not even adding numbers. So there!
Somehow this series went completely over my head. In fact I only heard about it for the first time a few years ago. It sounds kind of cool, not that I know much about it or anything. Something about Shinigami and it’s a shonen. Nevertheless, seems like the type of series I would enjoy and a lot of bloggers I like are big on this show.
I have to admit, the 360+ episode count intimidates me a little. I just don’t know if I want to watch the same anime for that long. It’s the maybe pile.
Sword Art Online
I have zero strong feelings about Sword Art Online. I neither think it’s the best anime ever nor do I think it’s junk. I did start watching it a few years ago and I sort of abandoned it at episode 6. I know – I never drop shows… I can’t say I had any strong reason for doing so beyond the fact that it just didn’t speak to me and I hadn’t managed to get attached to any of the characters yet. With so many enticing titles in my to watch list, I decided to move on. If ever I run out of things to watch…
March Comes in Like a Lion
Everyone loves this show and I have a feeling I would as well. It’s right up my alley isn’t it? (For those of you that are new here, yes it is). I can’t explain why but at some point I got the idea that March Comes in Like a Lion would make me very sad and now I’m afraid to watch it. No exaggeration. But I’m still curious. And there are a lot of shows that made me sad that I still love. It’s a deep dilemma for me.
I have been wanting to watch Code Geass forever. Like years! It was on my Crunchyroll Queue and I was just about to pick it up, like it was next on the list back when you could reorder your watch list any way you wanted (I miss that so much) and BAM, it disappeared from Crunchy. Because I watch nothing but anime I didn’t open my Netflix for another year or two and only recently did I notice that it was available there so back on the list it went. It’s most likely the next anime I will watch.
Another series I have wanted to see forever but I just can’t find it. Maybe I’ll get fed up one day and just get it on physical medium…
Your Lie in April
I know a lot of people who adore this series and it certainly looks pretty. It a high romance, high drama show full of love triangles. Hard pass for me. Maybe I’m missing out but I know my tastes. Besides I have to watch Sword Art Online first.
I sort of wanted to see it but then Funimation got custody of it when it broke up with Crunchyroll and I sort of forgot abut this series. There are elements that speak to me and I have a feeling I would enjoy it but for some reason I just never managed to work up too much enthusiasm for it either. It’s the type of show I would probably watch if one of the streaming services I have added it to their libraries but I’m not going to go out of my way for it.
I love Kyoto Animation and I was super excited about Violet Evergarden before it came out. And then everyone talked about it so much that I sort of got my fill before I even started the series. Plus everyone says that it’s going to make me cry which usually goes one of two ways. It actually does make me cry and then I’m sad or It’s melodramatic sap and I’m bored to death. So that’s not good.
I’m exaggerating and I’m not completely ruling out the possibility of seeing this some day. But I don’t have plans for it either.
In case I haven’t made it clear. I have nothing against these shows, and I’m not saying they’re bad. How could I say that? I haven’t seen them. It’s just popular series that I never got around to for one reason or another.
How about you? Are there any really popular shows that you haven’t seen and people are always surprised by it? How about shows that sound right up your alley and yet you never made the time to watch?