12 Days of Anime – Day 7, Goodbye 2016

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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.

 

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One thought on “12 Days of Anime – Day 7, Goodbye 2016

  1. Excellent! Sounds like 2017 will be a very fun year for you, and a renewed interest in anime will keep the flame burning and blog posts coming!

    As they say, “Blog posts is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, blog posts is just the ash.” Or was it poetry? Anyway, it will be great! 🙂

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