So how about that spring season? Well, it turns out I ended up dropping quit a few anime. I’m glad to be back just as summer starts and I wanted to talk about my super scientific way of selecting which anime I watch…
Well that was a short post.
Ha! Oh I promise I’m not that shallow…
Step 1: It all starts with the picture and a summary
The truth of the matter is that we will always judge a book by its cover. As I scroll through crunchyroll, hulu, VRV, and Amazon Prime the first thing that will catch my interest is the picture.
As I saw Phantom in the Twilight I didn’t really stop but I took a closer look. “Oh there are three hot guys…” (Okay I am just shallow the end) That made me pause. Would this be something like Libra of Nil Admirari where yeah the guys where good looking but there is not plot? So the picture does draw me in then I read the summary.
Hmmm inhuman shadows, fear, guardians, London, and whoa… a cafe? (who can say no to a cafe? *snort)
So at this point I’m intrigued. This one has made the queue.
Automatic pictures that I will pass and not even read the summary… One guy surrounded by boobs. I’m sorry it is just not my thing…
Step 2: Is this something I heard of before?
When it comes to anime we all have to admit that there are a lot of stories that are the same. Things that will happen in almost every show, but it sometimes is how those stories are told is what makes them fun.
For Cells at Work it is something I added to my queue right away. I don’t really like science (so great title Kimchi) but this is something that seemed to be pretty unique and I was always a fan of when the magic school bus went inside the body.
I mean now that I’m learning science and stuff I feel pretty smart…
Step 3: Title
Sometimes there are titles where I don’t even know what they mean, but if it has a fun title sometimes I won’t even read the summary but I will just add it to my list right away.
This was mentioned on a blog post (I believe Plyasm correct me if I’m wrong) and I was so excited to watch it!
Then I thought oh this is another yaoi? Okay. Still watching since I don’t turn down BL ha.
I was waiting and waiting for it on crunchy and it never came. Then the Gods of Amazon showed it to me (It is really hard to find new anime on Amazon. It is like they hide it on purpose or something). I was so excited!
I was not expecting this.
Oh this goes beyond your basic BL anime everyone. So far I love it. The plot is interesting, they reference J. D. Salinger which is super cool how they got the name.
I am looking forward to these characters so much and they have shown me complexities already that I’m super excited about. Good on you title for being awesome and I hope you all check it out. This is going to be your grittier anime that deals with tough themes. I will probably need to get the manga after watching.
I’m also excited that they are doing 24 episode apparently. My husband was not excited when I screamed, “NOOOOOO!” at the end of episode two because I didn’t want to wait another week for the next episode.
I am going to say this right now. This may be my top pick for Summer.
Step four: Genre
There are some genres that I will always add to my queue right away.
Comedy, Physiological Thriller, Romance, and Abs (totally a genre)
I love watching a darker anime. I can’t watch a lot of them at once so they need to be broken up with other types of anime. They are usually my favorite and it probably is the fault of Psycho Pass and Death Note.
So Angels of Death really fit the bill and My Sugar Life. I’m waiting to see how they both turn out. So far My Sugar Life is kicking Angels is the darkness battle. Eek.
In the end they are always auto adds but a lot of the time I don’t end up finishing them if the plot sucks.
Step five: You
I have gotten word of so many anime from you all that I would have missed otherwise (So my science isn’t perfect? dang). I love seeing your reviews and then reading them from those I trust. Sometimes I just want to watch a garbage anime with you all and then I get to enjoy your rage posts haha!
In the end if I passed over something because it had a bad summary or a stupid picture. I can always count on you to get me to the good stuff ;).
Story wins over all
So even if the anime made is past my super scientific method of picking it… If it doesn’t have a good story… Well…
In the end my methods will fail over and over again, but I’m glad you all are here to be along for the ride.