Several weeks ago, Kai shared his thoughts about the anime he put on his backlog. During my anime blogging career, I have picked up shows and on some occasions, get pushed to the backlog. There are many reasons I end up doing this, which I will share along with some notable Anime I backlogged. (Image Source)
Why I Backlog Anime?
There are some reasons why I backlog Anime. Besides poor time management, time constraints and in some instances, lack of motivation caused me to backlog shows. Because I don’t drop any show unless it becomes unwatchable, I just place the show in my backlog so I can watch at a later date. While I only backlogged one show, most of them happened in 2011 and 2010.
Notable Backlogged Anime
Stopped at Episode 4
When I started this show back when I was on vacation in Wisconsin. For me, it difficult to watch it all at once since this show was very drama heavy. However, I liked the story with the characters reunited several years later and try to find out who killed Menma. Not only that, it even had a crossdresser that dressed like Menma because Mari Okada’s weird fetishes she puts in some of her recent shows.
Stopped at Episode 3
While I have completed the original animation, it’s basically a show similar to the Aria series as this show feels like a peaceful slice of life show, but focuses on photography and other pastimes. While the lack of quality subs is one of the reasons I stopped, I had a lot of shows going on in Fall 2011 such as Idolmaster, Working, Ika Musume and Fate/zero. Since I limit myself to about 4 series a season, this show had to go in the backlog.
Given that there will be a second season of this airing this summer, maybe I should motivate myself to finish this.
Ef – a tale of memories
Stopped at Episode 2
While I watch a lot of visual novel adaptations, I tried to blog about this and then I completely forgot about this show after I came back from vacation. Apparently, this show has two different male leads. Somehow, I lost the post for the second episode since I accidently messed up my database, which is why I lost motivation to continue blogging about this series. Maybe someday, I will complete it and write a full review.
Otome Youkai Zakuro
Stopped at Episode 9
Somehow, I almost came close to finishing this show, but never completed it. When it was airing back in 2010, it was a really good JC Staff show, mostly because Mari Okada worked on the production. This show focused on some fox girls and some military men accompanying them in a period where Japan was becoming westernized.
Stopped at Unknown Episode
After the second Aniblog Tourney, a fellow blogger named Draggle invited me to a live watch session. While it didn’t last long, I admit that this show was interesting. Sadly, it went into the backlog because I was busy watching other shows. Maybe someday, I will complete it and see how this show ends.
With that, this wraps up notable Anime I pushed into the backlog. I wonder, what shows do you put in your backlog and why? Feel free to share.
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I rarely stopped my anime halfway and mostly finished them, good nor bad. All the anime I watched in my backlog are all way back from episode one to the very end ;p But having the ability to stop watching an anime is good to have too, since you can stop watching anime you disliked.
Generally, I finish everything I watch, but I think I might have forgot what happened story wise on the shows I backlogged since I haven’t been watching it for a long time. Maybe watching from the beginning might be a good idea as you would get a better idea of the story. It might try it sometime.
My backlog is giant and only continues to grow. I try my best to get to stuff eventually, but it all depends on whether I have the episodes available to me and if I even care to catch up. Sometimes I don’t get to stuff until two years later!
Anyway, I totally recommend you finish up AnoHana soon! I know it’s drama heavy, but it’s so good!! Also, EF is definitely worth giving another try! Tamayura definitely seems up your alley in terms of what you tend to like, but that was a show I just couldn’t finish because I found it to be too dull.
It’s not like I don’t have the episodes either, but Crunchyroll has a lot of old stuff, so it’s easier to finish a certain series if they still have it. But aside from that, my video game backlog is worse. I keep buying games even though I don’t complete them… Maybe someday, I will get to both of these in the future.
It’s all about the time, interest and mood dood. Well, for me anyway. Sometimes I’ll forget and postpone a show I’ve wanted to watch so much. It has happened a lot to me.
Believe it or not, there are some shows I wanted to watch while it was airing, but didn’t get the chance to watch it and forget about it… Cataloging what you watch is a very good idea so you know what shows to watch. But, you pretty much mentioned some of the points why people backlog shows.