You just happen to finish a great anime and hear that its got a second season in the works, isn’t that just fucking wonderful? I beg to differ. I rarely find myself tackling yearly anime titles simply because I don’t want to start watching something that will ultimately manifest itself into two or more seasons. It’s just a bother…
Why are you such a little bitch?
The flattery is much appreciated, but honestly, hear me out. By the time I’m done waiting for a second season to begin, I’ll have forgotten too many important details and prevailing moods in the first season. With this having happened I’ll feel obliged to waste time on re-watching or reviewing past episodes, which is what makes having second seasons a bother. This is only because we have to share memory space with other
useless stuff like knowing how to breathe.
… that’s why they’re so great
Twelve or twenty-five, it doesn’t matter as long as the series is concluded within these number of episodes. For me it’s the best course of action when plots are swiftly played out in a short time span. It keeps story material fresh enough so that any seemingly convoluted series of events can neatly come to a satisfying close. Series then become neither serious time or emotional investments because they aren’t being dragged out over months on end. That’s why anime with only one season are so great.
Option C, none of the above
Alternatively, I could stop whining and probably do what you’re thinking, which is to altogether stop watching anime. I’d rather not though, that’s why I choose option C. Instead of getting worked up over nothing, I just watch older titles which have had all their seasons released. This allows me to power through any second or following seasons without having to wait like everybody else did. However, on the whole, I’d have to wait a lot longer than the majority just to get started on any hypes.
Examples of anime which I’ve yet to begin because I’m too lazy to review their first seasons:
- Tokyo Ghoul √A
- Durarara Shou & Ten
- Nisekoi: (until recently)
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