It’s time. Well, to be more precise, it’s almost time. Almost time for my annual tradition of spending a good chunk of December talking about my favourite anime and video games of the year. There was a time I used to talk about movies too, but they stopped coming out at some point.
This post isn’t a part of my top ten lists proper, but a little opening taster of what’s to come. One of two I’m going to post today in fact. Tomorrow will be the start my top ten marathon, starting with my number 10 anime of the year. An entry I’ve still not actually decided upon at the time of writing this post.
A while back, when I was first getting back into watching anime and reading manga, I wrote a post talking about the romantic comedy genre, specifically, the harem style of story and my frustrations with it. They were the words of a person not yet versed in the tropes and archetypes that comes from well-worn genre.
That being said, I still feel like they’re words that come from an honest place. Now that time has passed and two of my favourite examples of the genre have ended, I thought I might return to the subject and do a follow-up to it. Bare in min though; I’m older, but non the wiser.
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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