This is the last post of the 30 Day Anime Challenge! I’m so glad I made it through this challenge, even though I had a few bumps along the way. At the end of this post, I’ll give a little bit of my reflection on doing this challenge.
Anime You Wish Never Ended
Almost every anime I’ve enjoyed, I’ve become distraught when it ended. Though, sometimes I just end up reading the manga if the anime caught up with the manga and then ended. It provides what would be the next season, or more episodes. Though, I’ll go off anime which I haven’t read the manga for, or they just don’t have a manga.
A pretty obvious one would be Yuri on Ice, though I am very patiently waiting for the movie that’s supposed to be out next year. It’s been nearly a year since I watched that show for the first time, and I still love it a lot.
A more recent title would be Recovery of an MMO Junkie. I don’t think I would want it to be like 50 episodes or anything, but maybe a solid 25 would be nice. I think it would have been cool to see a little bit more after the last episode. I know an OVA came out, but I watched it on VRV and I just use the free version, so it isn’t available to me. I also have no idea what the OVA is about, but I’d love to see more of the base show.
During the Spring season, I watched The Royal Tutor, and I really wish it was longer than just 12 episodes. It could have done well as a longer series, and I really miss it now. It’s such an underrated series, but it was so fun to watch. And now I really, really, hope they have some intention for a second season. The way it ended made it seem like there’d be one, but I’m unsure if it’s something I should have hope for.
I’m sure there are more, but I think leaving it at three is decent.
Reflecting on this Challenge
This challenge was a lot of fun. It was very different from what I am used to doing with this blog, and it’s funny to see my archives where most months are 3-5 posts, and then December has 30+.
I learned a lot about myself in doing this, and I learned that I really haven’t watched a whole lot of anime that have really stuck to me. I found myself staying within a few shows for a lot of the answers, and I had to go back to my list to figure out what other anime I’ve actually seen. I also knew before going into this that I wouldn’t be able to pick just one character or scene or anime for a lot of these prompts. So I just didn’t. There was no use beating myself up to lengthen my post when I could just talk about multiple things.
I also learned that I need to take breaks sometimes when it comes to blogging. There were some days that I looked at the clock, it said it was like 9 pm, and I still hadn’t written my post because of whatever else I was doing during the day. I just skipped a few days and made up for them the next day, so I could give myself a breather. I want this blog to be something I enjoy doing, not a chore that I have to do. And this challenge taught me that it never should be. If I just don’t have an idea to write about one week, I’ll skip. If I’m just too busy, I’ll skip. And I know anybody reading this understands that sometimes you just can’t stay glued to your schedule, so you can attend to personal matters.
Now you also know a little bit about what goes on when I’m writing. I really don’t have a solid plan for myself, ever. I don’t even have an idea of what next Friday’s post will be.
Also, I just realized that I goofed and forgot to post a big post yesterday. As in, just as I’m writing this. I thought today was Friday. This is what happens when you’re still in school and you’re on break.
Well, I’ll have my year-end post out tomorrow, since I totally forgot to edit it for yesterday, and I don’t want to overwhelm myself today.
Yesterday’s post: Day Twenty-Nine