So, a short post for today. Hopefully. You know, if everything goes to plan and I don’t ramble too much. Trying not to with this one because I don’t know if there is enough for me to say it. Oh, this is starting off well.
How often do you see or hear the words “I need to catch up on anime” or “I am so far behind on seasonal shows” anywhere online? Probably extremely often. I’m pretty sure everyone has said it at some point, right? You need to catch up on those seasonal series or those ancient anime series from who knows where and when? Somewhere, somehow a person is falling behind on watching anime. Oh no, the crime. The absolute crime. What will they ever do with their lives? Better watch all the anime that you want to watch right now or else you won’t watch those other anime you need to watch.
Here is the secret though, every single one of us anime fans are behind on watching anime. There is also going to be that seasonal show which gets all the hits five or six episodes into a season and now you are going to have to somehow catch up. Or you know, thinking about all the anime that are airing in general or have aired in the past. Everyone single one of us is behind no matter how long we’ve been a fan. That’s the reality. The farther along you start your anime watching journey, the more anime there is going to be for you to catch up to. That’s it.
So how do you live with being behind with anime? Just watch what you want at whatever pace you want to. That’s it. That’s all the advice I need to give. If you haven’t watched that amazing show that other people are fawning over in a ridiculous degree, then just tell yourself you will get to it eventually. If you stopped what you are watching now to do that, you just left behind another show. There is honestly no rush at all to watching anything. Live your life the way you want to live and watch anime the way you want to.
To those saying they are behind, you don’t have to say that anymore. That’s the anime watching experience. Yay, you know how it feels.