2020 Summer Anime Season Roundup

This summer season of anime has been a little more filled out than the previous Spring one was. What with the global pandemic and all that putting a lot of production on hold and leaving Spring rather sparse. A by-product of this situation being that a number of the anime due out last season found their way into the Summer rotation instead.

More anime, as it turns out, that I could find the time to watch. But I still watched a bunch and it’s time for my seasonal catch-up of what I got through during the Summer Anime Season.

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Is there a best way to consume Anime? – Binge vs. Episodic

I’ve been watching a lot of anime these past few weeks. Some of it out of pure enjoyment, some out of the tense obligation I’ve created for myself to write a series in which I review three episodes of a new anime and decide whether I want to continue it or not. During this time, I’ve found myself jumping onto my favourite series as soon as an episode comes out, catching them once a week.

While other shows have been ones I’ve just watched back to back to back. Doing all of this, I’ve noticed that how I respond to an anime does seem to be impacted by how I consume it. In fact, there have been some shows I’ve really loved this year that I’m not sure I would have felt the same way about had I not binged a ton of it beforehand before catching up.

So it begs the question, is there a “better” way to watch anime?

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2020 Spring Anime Season Roundup

I’d like to make the excuse that there wasn’t much going on this season due to lockdown and shows getting put on hiatus for a few months as a result. But if I’m being honest, there was a ton of anime out there to watch in reality, I just didn’t make the usual effort to go and try some different things like I had been doing the seasons previous.

That’s on me I guess. Then again, taking a breather for a month might not have been the worst thing. All I feel embarrassed about is how short this post is going to end up being as a result. But it’s all that Clone War’s fault.

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