Seasons of Anime

I haven’t written any post for a while now. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’ve been keeping a weekly journal of what I did over the week and this has been ongoing for several years now. In the past few months, outside of work, I’ve been quite occupied with watching anime.

During the whole 2022, I only followed several titles like Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (season 3), Spy x Family, and Mob Psycho 100 (season 3). Kaguya-sama: Love Is War has such many crazy good comedies while sometimes can make you emotional too. Spy x Family is a very wholesome family comedy. Mob Psycho 100, on the other hand, is deep and meaningful.

I started watching significantly more when I encountered some YouTube videos that ranked the best animes of 2022. I started watching some of those titles recommened in those rankings, like Bocchi the Rock!, Lycoris Recoil, and Summer Time Rendering.

All of them are great shows in their own way. For Bocchi the Rock!, even though the characters are relatable and there are many scenes that are just out-of-the-world, I am most impressed with how good the songs are. They are not your typical cutesy anime songs; instead, they are rock songs that I’ve been regularly listening to. For Lycoris Recoil, it really has a good balance between action, drama, and slice-of-life. For Summer Time Rendering, I really like the first half of the show, where many things are shrouded in mystery, but the second half becomes just another action show.

Anyway, those are the 2022 anime titles. I also ventured into some past titles, like K-On!, since many people commented that it’s kind of similar with Bocchi the Rock!. After finishing the series (2 seasons, 2 OVAs, and 1 movie), I’d say that it’s really a legendary anime. It is a series from the previous decade but the animation is so expressive and that the story can bring tears especially towards the end of the series. No wonder it still has a considerable amount of fans even now.

For this current season (Spring 2023) that’s ending very soon, I really like these series: [Oshi no Ko], My Love Story with Yamada-kun at Lv999, The Dangers in My Heart, and Skip and Loafer. Oshi no Ko‘s story is authored by the same author of Kaguya-sama Love Is War, that’s why I’m following it. It contains many comedies but also can inflict emotional damage. The other three series are romcoms that vary in wholesomeness, sweetness, and comedies.

In conclusion, I feel that anime is an enjoyable way to chill after work, especially the lighter ones. I really appreciate some series that could bring both laughter and tears. I look forward to slowly enjoying more mix of genres in the future.

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