Have you ever seen the movie “About a Boy”? In it Hugh Grant’s character, Will, talks about how he divides his day up into units of half an hour. Taking a bath represents one unit of time, exercising, two, getting his hair gently dishevelled, three, and so on. Like Will, my time, even my free time, has always been quite regimented. I wake up at the same time each day, play video games in increments of half an hour, and sit down for prayer and quiet reflection at 8pm every day. I even set myself a quota of anime to watch each day. This may seem crazy to you, but structure helps me to feel productive and keep my anxiety at bay. However, this year I’ve had to constantly assess and reassess this quota. At times it was 10 episodes a day, at others, eight, and now, five. Sometimes I wish I could spend more time watching anime, it’s fun, relaxing, and there’s always more to watch, but I’ve been quite strict in sticking to this reduced quota for the following reasons.
You may or may not know this about me, but it used to be my policy to never drop an anime, no matter how much it made me want to put out my own eyes! In fact, I hadn’t dropped a single anime in over 10 years – and I’ve seen some real trash! But this week I made the momentous decision to finally rescind this policy and drop my first ever anime: Black Clover. Join me as I discuss what led me to this decision. Hopefully you’ll gain some insight into why it’s not always a bad thing to drop anime.
But first, a bit of background…
#14 What Anime Never Gets Old No Matter How Many Times You’ve Rewatched It?
I first watched Erased March 2016. Since then I have rewatched it twice, once with friends and once with my husband. That makes a total of three times that I’ve watched Erased in just a year and a half. And, you know what? I could probably go for a fourth! I think that it has remarkably high rewatch value, even knowing all of its big twists and turns, and here’s why…