A Collection of Anime OPs/EDs I Actually Like (Volume Three)

It’s been quite some time since I’ve done one of these. Was my desire to write another motivated by how few ideas for posts I have at the moment? I’ll let you decide. Regardless, this is the third post I’ve made on the topic of anime OPs/EDs, so you’re welcome to check out my prior two posts on the subject if you’d like to know my tastes going into this one.

And to clarify for anyone new: I skip OPs/EDs 99% of the time when I watch anime. Indeed, I am a dirty skipper. For me, I’m more interested in the content of a series; those three minutes saved by skipping the music adds up in the long run. Even if I didn’t, I also don’t really care for a lot of anime-associated tunes. Finding something I’m actually willing to spend more time on is immensely rare. Maybe that’s why these posts are spread out so far in date…

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Merry Days of Anime 2021

This post’s title was, in fact, inspired by the Daniel Craig introducing The Weeknd meme.

When I made up this impromptu block of anime-viewing festivities, I half-wondered if it would end up being a yearly thing. Here we are in year three; I think it’s safe to say that it’s here to stay. Probably helps that I don’t watch much anime nowadays, ensuring that by this point I’m actually willing to indulge for a little while. Join me as I go back to the topic that used to be my blog’s central focus.

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Top 10 Anime So Good That I Forgot Everything About Them

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Has this ever happened to you? Starting off that anime ride, you end up devouring at lightning speed, racking up your total anime-viewed count like it’s a drug addiction. Eventually, you start getting a big head, so you rate all of them and start ranking them in a notebook based on enjoyment and objectivity. Then years go by and that notebook is long abandoned. You don’t have the appetite you used to, and all those impactful titles that you used to hold dear are but vague images, dancing in your subconscious. Awful, isn’t it? Such a specifically common occurrence that totally wasn’t just describing me. Continue reading “Top 10 Anime So Good That I Forgot Everything About Them”

I’m Going to Watch a Lot of Anime in December (of 2019)

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I adore Winter. I love the quiet ambience as snow accumulates onto the ground. The stillness of the air and the growing desire to cozy oneself in warmed isolation away from the frozen outdoors, as if to not disturb its careful process. Some may look at the cover gif and see some Gothic picture in waiting, but to me, it’s almost spiritual in its beauty. October is Halloween, November is Thanksgiving, and December is Christmas—white, frosty, cheery Christmas vibes all the way through.

Since the demise of my cherished Summer of Anime block, I’ve done nothing of a similar vein for the anime medium since. This year, that will be different. I’ve decided that I’m going to be watching anime—a lot of it—throughout the month of December. Why? Because December is magical and so is anime. And I want to. Continue reading “I’m Going to Watch a Lot of Anime in December (of 2019)”

How Trends Affect the Quality of Japanese Media

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Before starting, I’d like to take a moment to thank Irina from I-Drink-and-Watch-Anime for inspiring this piece. While her original article (perhaps sarcastically?) asked for someone to create a list of benefits for gatekeeping in anime, I couldn’t quite get past a couple adequate benefits, seeing as I don’t believe in it. Instead, it churned the mind to think about my own history with popularity in anime, which led me to my greatest enemy: trends.

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A Collection of Anime OPs/EDs I Actually Like (Volume Two)

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This is not going to be like my normal posts here on VV. Normally, I have something to say about a particular topic and express it with the most pretentious vocabulary. Instead, today will be a sort of “show off” post where I simply list some anime EDs/OPs I’ve found myself bopping my head to since anime corrupted my soul. I’ll link to each theme so the viewer can also take a listen while I offer short descriptions of the track and what I like about them. Continue reading “A Collection of Anime OPs/EDs I Actually Like (Volume Two)”