There are very few traditions here on I Drink and Watch Anime. Well, besides drinking and watching anime. And the drinking is optional. This isn’t a very structured place…
But there is one tradition that is very near and dear to me. And that is my yearly countdown to Halloween. What can I say, I was always a fan of a holiday that involved people giving me candy and not being allowed to make fun of my clothes for once.
I always loved Haloween. I loved the creepy ghouly aspect of it. I loved the camp. I love the fact that it doesn’t really make much sense and isn’t associated with anything really. Yes, there are old harvest rituals and such on which it was build but nowadays you wouldn’t exactly call it a cultural or religious event. It’s just a day where we all agreed to we could all act like kids and play dress up and have chocolate for diner. That’s my kind of holiday!
And so I still get unreasonably excited about it and celebrate in every way I can. On my blog, I will be covering some spooooooky manga and anime. We got Garo, Akame ga Kill, Burn the Witch, Tokyo Ghoul and even Godzilla for some monster fun! Also Kuro and Dai Dark for your creepy manga needs.
I will once again walk you through how to make mediocre but cheap costumes based on this year’s most popular anime and we’ll talk about why you should be dressing up as a catgirl/boy! Basically, it’s going t be a great countdown and I can’t wait to share it with you all.
In the meantime, in case you absolutely need some Halloween-inspired posts right away, here are the countdowns of the past years!
Countdown to Halloween 2020
- The Hallotober Tag
- Magical Girl Site – A Storm in a Teacup (Countdown to Halloween)
- Top 5 Anime Yokai
- Stand Still, Stay Silent – webcomic recommendation (Countdown to Halloween)
- Even Urban Legends are Scarier in Japan 2! (Countdown to Halloween)
- Ghost Hound – Lost in the Unseen (Countdown to Halloween)
- Higurashi, When They Cry Kai – Tying Up Loose Ends (Countdown to Halloween)
- Top 5 Animes to Watch This Halloween if You Are A Scaredy Cat
- Sweet Home – webtoon recommendation (Countdown to Halloween)
- Halloween Candy in Japan
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – Birth of a Saga (Countdown to Halloween)
- Demon Slayer’s Wisteria Hysteria (Countdown to Halloween)
- Top 15 Avatar Cosplay (Countdown to Halloween)
- If Horror Movies Reflect Societal Anxieties What do Horror Anime Say About What Otakus are Afraid of?
Countdown to Halloween 2019
- Halloween in Japan (Countdown to Halloween)
- Demon Slayer : Kimetsu no Yaiba – Full Series Review (Countdown to Halloween)
- Blood Blockade Battlefront s1 – Beyond Black and White (Countdown to Halloween)
- Horror and Anime (Countdown to Halloween)
- 5 More Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes (Countdown to Halloween)
- Happy Sugar Life – A Deconstructions of Love (Countdown to Halloween)
- Even Monsters are Scarier in Japan
- Halloween Watchlist (Countdown to Halloween)
Countdown to Halloween 2018:
- Shin Sekai Yori – The Lessons of the Bonobos (Countdown to Halloween)
- Parasyte – Aren’t Humans The Worst? (Countdown to Halloween)
- The Terror of Responsibility (Natsume week)
- 5 Last Minute Cheap and Easy Anime Halloween Costumes
- Anime Fridge Horror (Countdown to Halloween)
- Black Butlers and Red Madams (Countdown to Halloween)
- The Mystic Archives of Dantalian (Countdown to Halloween)
- Even Creepypastas Are Scarier in Japan
Countdown to Halloween 2017:
- Berserk – When Dreams Go Bad – OWLS Blog Tour
- Shiki – Countdown to Halloween
- Bloody October Post
- Hellsing – Countdown to Halloween
- The Flowers of Evil – Countdown to Halloween
- Mononoke – Countdown to Halloween
- Even Urban Legends are Scarier in Japan
I hope I get to do one more of these next year. It’s always fun to spend Halloween with you guys!
Don’t eat too much candy and remember to have fun. Ok, eat as much candy as you want!