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12 Days of Anime (2015) – Day 6 – 5 Year Anniversary and Having Fun

needless-opening-setsuna-speed-after_images-pose-cool-hand_out-fiveToday, December 20th, marks the 5 Year Anniversary of Avvesione’s Anime Blog. As I’ve done with every anniversary post, I reflect upon the previous year and provide my input on the most valuable lesson I learned in terms of watching anime and writing for this blog. This year has been quite turbulent and chaotic, with countless new transitions, obstacles, responsibilities, and challenges – easily the busiest year of my entire life to date. As a result, I’ve had very little time to watch anime and even less dedicated to this blog. It pains me that I haven’t had as much time or energy this year to keep up with currently airing anime or write my weekly or seasonal posts, but it has helped me realize a valuable lesson, one that I may have overlooked since I started writing for this blog back in 2010. So, with that in mind, I’d like to share with you the most important lesson I learned in 2015 which is to make sure you’re having fun with anime.

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12 Days of Anime (2014) – Day 8 – Giving a Renowned Anime a Chance

mushishi-04-ginko-silver_hair-one_eye-smoking-thinking-diagnosingEvery year, for Day 8 of my 12 Days of Anime, I recall an experience where I gave an anime a chance. So far, my list has included:

For every rendition of this tradition, I have attempted to cover a distinctive and different focus with each post. The first year was on an anime that I originally deemed bad, but stuck with it to see if I could salvage some entertainment from it. The second year reflected an anime I never gave a chance to, not even an episode when it first came out. The third year was on a sequel to an anime that I was frustrated and dissatisfied with and was originally planning on skipping. Here, for my 2014 version about giving an anime a chance, I look back at a greatly admired, highly acclaimed, and universally respected anime that I never made an effort to watch in my many years of watching anime. For Day 8, I will reflect upon watching Mushishi, and how that watching this renowned anime was one of the highlights of my year.

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Winter 2014 – First Impressions (Part 3)

sekai_seifuku_bouryaku_no_zvezda-01-kate-venera_sama-mask-leader-pointing-shouting-declaration-cuteThis post reviews: No-Rin, Sakura Trick, Nisekoi, Sekai Seifuku – Bouryaku no Zvezda, Wizard Barristers – Benmashi Cecil, and Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

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Summer 2013 – First Week Impressions (Part 2)

monogatari_series_second_season-01-senjougahara-short_hair-smile-sparkles-friendship-happy-cuteThis post reviews: Kirino Mosaic, Gen’ei wo Kakeru Taiyou, Monogatari Series Second Season, Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi, and Uchouten Kazoku.

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Spring 2013 – Week 5 Anime Review

suisei_no_gargantia-05-amy-ledo-squirrel-surf_kite-bikini-boobs-scenery-water-trees-happy-fun-flyingThis week: why the beach episode of Suisei no Gargantia is entirely appropriate and meaningful, what we can infer about the settings in Hataraku Maou-sama! and how they will dictate the story from here onward, why I have been impressed with how Devil Survivor 2 handles its extensive cast, and the main reason why we return to Kakumeiki Valvrave every week.

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Spring 2013 – First Week Impressions (Part 3)

suisei_no_gargantia-01-amy-bellows-squirrel-chamber-mecha-curious-salvage-treasureThis post reviews: Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san, Shingeki no Kyojin, Zettai Bouei Leviathan, Suisei no Gargantia, and Yuyushiki.

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