I realise it’s been a long time since I last wrote, and I’m sorry if you’ve been hitting this blog every day since looking for a new post (Remember guys, that’s what RSS is for.)
I guess you could say I fell off the (anime) wagon; I was half-way through writing a post about Durarara!! when I realised I just wasn’t feeling it as well as I should (my writing, that is. Durarara!! is really good, but you knew that already.)
When something like that happens, that vague lack of inspiration, it’s usually as sure a sign as any that I’m burnt out and need a break (and this blog was going so well in 2010, too!) Alas, it’s now April already and a new season beckons.
At this point I’m so far behind on the likes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and One Piece that finding yet more to add to the back-log just seems crazy, but I can’t not watch the new Masaaki Yuasa series, Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei, while manglobe‘s latest House of Five Leaves is looking good, too. (The trailers for both are really interesting.)
There’s others as well. Previous favourite Ookiku Furikabutte has got a second season starting soon, while Giant Killing is another sports series I’ve got my eye on (potentially the first actually-good soccer anime?) As always, please feel free to let me know in the comments what you’re looking out for this season.
Anyway, that, I hope, is evidence enough that the reports of my demise were greatly exaggerated. Anime and Japanese pop-culture are still things I find curiously fascinating. I don’t know why that is, but I can at least promise you this. I won’t suddenly just up and leave; I won’t go out at the top of my game; the end won’t be glorious, no, it will be a long, drawn-out and disappointing affair. This blog’s not so easy to quit.