Anime Hiatus

Well, the time has finally come where I’ve become bored of Chinese cartoons. After almost two and a half years and over two hundred titles, my eyes are full of dust. Blinking would’ve helped.

I think this may have been inevitable. My total anime view count has been decreasing year after year, and anything above a one-cour series has been more of a chore than anything. Plus, I’ve had short hiatuses in the past. In February of 2013, I had a two week hiatus. The last two years, between the months of October and November, I only finished a combined five anime titles. In fact, in the past five months, I’ve only completed eleven titles, and some of those were just ongoing titles. My anime viewing productivity has gotten rusty, and any oil I may need to spruce me up looks to be out of stock. I think time may be the only solution. However, with my current mindset, I’m not sure I’ll even come back to it.

My brothers all congratulated me when I told them.

Lately I’ve become more interested in going back to my video game roots. Bravely Default has been a good transitional method back into the world of video games. Although, thanks to my anime experience, the Bravely Default experience is bittersweet. The game is fun, and its mechanics allow for a lot of enjoyable playing hours. However, if you’re playing it for the story and its characters, well, hopefully you aren’t accustomed to Japanese cliches, because the amount of ’em could fill half of India. It’s been a long while since I’ve become so dedicated to a single game, well, besides Madden 12, but that’s more like The Sims to me than a game.

The Summer of Anime will still be commencing… probably. I think the Summer will be my only consistent return to anime. I may re-watch some stuff. I don’t know. For right now, anime looks a lot like a lusterless jewel. One that used to shine bright, but has been dragged through the dirt for the past two and a half years. Oh, well.

One thought on “Anime Hiatus

  1. That is a lot of titles for 2 years…. I admit, I do feel for you. I’d recommend only watching a handful of anime titles you honestly enjoy every season? To add some perspective, I’ve been watching for nearly 15 years and I also cut down on playing video games and I’ve only completed ~175 shows. I think I can only like it as I do because I only add ~12 airing shows a year (since 2008) to my list and so I never get burnt out.

    Anyways, I wish you the best. Diversifying is nice, I wish I had the time to play video games again ><.

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