List Change – New Anime List

I have been complaining for some time about the list I have been using for my anime challenge. Not only is it incredibly volatile, but the way it splits series into specific seasons AND is subject to the whim of creating Pingu-themed memes just makes it… a little bit difficult.

Still, when there’s nothing else out there that’s really feasible, it made for a good stop-gap until I found a good replacement. A replacement that, thanks to the work of a wonderful Redditor, I will now be following… which knocks me back a couple of places.

List Item:  Watch the 100 Anime to See Before You DieProgress: 34/100

Right, so this is a different sort of list. It was compiled to feature anime that are both influential and acclaimed. This means that there are a number of older series (the oldest being Tomorrow’s Joe from 1970) are on the list, although half are still from the last 12 years.

Shows like Gintama and Hajime no Ippo are still on there, albeit bundled up as single entries. I’m also gaining checks for a number of series that were not on the previous list, such as Cardcaptor Sakura, Sailor Moon and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. 

Given the size of some of these series, I will be following the same rules that I do for the 1001 TV Shows list – which means I won’t have to watch 900+ episodes of Detective Conan and for that I’m thankful. Might be a while before an anime post goes up as I’m in the middle of season 2 of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. and the latest series of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Thanks again Redditor. I’m feeling good about this list change.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.