This post title has a double meaning because I’m looking to talk about anime and also I’m kind of out sick.
Except I’m not planning on talking about the sick part because of anime. So why even bring it up?
Well… Because why not I suppose.
Probably because being sick makes me ramble aimlessly.
Though that isn’t really any different than usual around here, now is it?
Anyway. Getting super off topic.
While hanging out with my friend Sam today, a lot of the videos we watched had the creators interjecting ads throughout their content. Many of those ads were for the anime site Crunchyroll, or their streaming service VRV.
At the same time, I’ve been seeing lots of commercials for the anime FLCL Progressive on Toonami lately while watching some Adult Swim with the family.
As a side note, I’m not sure why we’ve been doing that, honestly.
However it has been interesting to experience watching the sort of shows with my parents that I used to stay up late to watch secretly on my bedroom TV because they were ‘adult shows’ and I felt like I rebelling in some way by seeing them without my parents knowing.
Amazing how life cycles around like that.
Toonami was always one of my favorite parts of the secret late night TV watching experiences, as I’m sure many others would agree. It was (and still is since coming back to life) Adult Swim’s anime block, and I’ve discovered a lot of really interesting anime though it.
The ones that chiefly come to mind right now are Deadman Wonderland, about a boy who has blood powers that winds up in a psychotic hell prison after being blamed for killing his entire class at school, and FLCL, about…
I’ll be honest, I don’t quite remember what FLCL was about. I do remember enjoying it quite a bit, but for the life of me I can’t recall any specific plot details.
Seeing commercials for what I assume is the sequel/follow-up to the series brought some intrigue into the forefront of my mind, and as a result I’ve been considering going back and watching the original FLCL again to see if I can actually retain it this time around.
Once in a while certain things bring that desire to watch anime back for me. It’s usually one show at a time before a few month’s break, as I did in my previous sessions watching the entirety of the Dragonball saga (before Super was anywhere near starting), watching both runs of Fullmetal Alchemist, Madonna Magica and Soul Eater.
It has been a long time, and I’m thinking FLCL might be my next project this summer.
Though at the same time, there’s also a few others I’ve been meaning to watch that I missed for one reason or another.
My Hero Academia has been highly recommended by my friend Mitchell recently.
One Punch Man is something I feel I’ll be very interested watching but I just missed my shot when it first came around.
At some point there were more episodes of Attack on Titan that came out that I should go back to see.
Past that I’ve also heard good things about a lot of other shows. Little Witch Academia, Kill la Kill, Neon Genesis Evangelion… So many shows that I need to catch up on.
Perhaps I’ll consider this post to be a checklist of sorts and start to work through some shows over the rest of the summer while getting my other work done.
If there’s any anime my gracious audience can also think to recommend that I haven’t listed but should go ahead and try to watch, please let me know! I’d love to jot some more down before my interest begins to fade for another chunk of time.