After having a discussion with a coworker about what anime series he should start watching next, I’ve been thinking a lot about my own extremely long backlog of shows (and movies) to watch. You see, even though I have attended a few anime conventions now and consider myself a casual anime fan, I’ve only seen a fairly small handful of series all the way through. On top of that, I am watching almost NO current ongoing shows (except for Food Wars) and having really watched anything on the newer side in many, many years. In addition, I actually haven’t seen many of the “classics” either.
This has always felt like a really huge gap of knowledge of mine, only made more apparent when I attend anime conventions. Sure, my ability to somehow stay abreast of areas of pop culture I care about (anime, TV shows, video games, movies) without actually consuming these specific things keeps me from being as lost as, say, my husband, who watches nearly no anime at all and never got into it when he was younger. But I know I’m missing out on some good stuff in the world of anime.
So here is just a shortlist of some of the anime movies and shows that I hope I can watch soon: