Oh wait, wrong kind of confession… It seems to me that everyone has skeletons in their closet, so to speak. I have quite a few anime related confessions to make. Y’know, anime that I should have watched, anime that I shouldn’t have watched, weird quirks that I have… That kinda thing. I figured I’d go clean and reveal to you my darkest anime confessions:
1. I have a huge backlog
No, seriously, it’s huge! I have a whole 200GB hardrive of practically unwatched anime, and another 200GB that is quickly filling up. I watch about 3 episodes of anime per day, yet that is still not enough to shrink my massive backlog.
2. I’ve never watched Mai-Hime
Well, I watched about 2 episodes and it didn’t really appeal to me that much. I know everyone says this anime is awesome, but I’ve just never gotten around to watching it. Perhaps the public backlash that I predict will come from this post will force me to watch it?
3. I’ve never watched Mai-Otome
This is kinda obvious from anime confession #2, but hey, I thought I’d include that.
4. I haven’t seen all of Cowboy Bebop
Yeah, it’s blasphemy, huh? I remember catching a few episodes on Cartoon Network back when I had cable, but I never watched all of them. I do recall hearing that Spike dies or something though. Too bad.
5. The anime that started it all for me? Pokemon!
Yep, I pretty much started watching and getting interested in anime because of Pokemon. It really isn’t that bad of a show… Another sub-confession: The Pokemon voice actors are the only ones I can actually accept listening to in a dub. Any other anime dubbed will be immediately turned off. Sub-sub-confession: I bought the Pokemon OST! Now that’s æ?¥ã?šã?‹ã?—ã?„!
6. I actually liked Magikano!
You know, that anime that everyone hates? I think it’s great!
7. I watch a lot of bad anime!
Not only the first episode, either. If I get past the first 5 episodes, chances are I will watch the entire series, just to complete it (eventually – see #1). For some mental reason, I can not drop an anime series, even if it’s really bad! Right now I’m struggling through Strawberry Panic! because I hear it gets good later on.
8. I refuse to watch mecha anime
Unless it has a twist on it, like Full Metal Panic. Otherwise I just won’t watch it. It was bad enough for me when they didn’t have bad cg effects all the time, but now it’s just impossible for me to watch a mecha anime.
9. I really like cute, slice of life anime
As a heterosexual male, it’s hard for me to recommend Ichigo Mashimaro to friends without fear of being ridiculed. I still recommend it, though. After hearing about Pita Ten and Azumanga Daioh from me, I think they’re used to it…
10. I am guilty of being a “collector”
I have lots of manga in Japanese. I haven’t read very many of them. I attribute most of this to laziness. One of my manga, Hayate X Blade, has no furigana, so I’ll probably never be able to read it (unless I start studying kanji like, right now). That said, I’m still happy to have them, because I am guilty of being a “collector.” They look great on my shelf, which is good enough for me!
Okay, I think that’s probably enough confessions for today. Maybe when I come up with some more, I’ll do a part two. In the meantime, feel free to post your confessions in the comments section, and all your anime sins will be forgiven (or something).