Well, we’ve finally reached it: the end of 2016. Whether you had a good or bad 2016, it is hard to deny that this is a year that will be remembered for quite some time. I’m not writing this post to regale you with memes about how bad 2016 was – those are easy to find elsewhere, after all. However, I would like to note that this phenomenon – this obsession over the nature of the current year – is something that is really quite unique in recent memory.
Anyways, this will be a shorter post, since instead of talking about a topic I’d just like to talk about my 2016. 2016 was an interesting year for me in terms of my anime consumption. I probably watched fewer minutes of anime in this past year than I have in any year since I started watching the stuff back in 2013. After starting a lot of older series in early 2016, I entered a long slump that lasted most of the summer and fall during which I watched barely any anime – airing or otherwise.
So, one might ask – what the hell am I doing starting an anime blog at the end of this year? Simple: for the first time in a while, I find my interest in anime increasing again. It seems that the long stint of minimal anime viewing served me well – instead of feeling burnt out by the medium, it feels fresh to me again.
In the coming week or so I plan on posting both a recap of my favourite shows of 2016 (I did watch some) and my preview for the upcoming winter 2017 season. 2017 in general looks like a very promising year for anime. Space Battleship Yamato 2202, Kimi no Na wa, Seiren, five different Fate/ works, et cetera – in terms of new anime alone, the coming year looks way more interesting to me than 2016 was. I hope that all of you can enjoy it as much as I will.