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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