With summer coming to an end soon, the fall season is finally here. It’s time to focus on what I plan to watch this season.
Also, I want to share my thoughts on the state of the blog as I am still not happy with where things are going, especially with the number of comments. This list should stay the same, unless there are delays.
Air Date: October 12, 2020
As expected, this show originally supposed to air in the summer. Due to Covid19, it got pushed back with quite a couple of shows. My original thoughts are below. This delay makes Fall 2019 having two Manga Time Kirara adaptations with Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Bloom being the second.
Believe it or not, I reviewed the first volume last year when the title received an anime adaptation announcement. Yes, the same author who created Hanayamata also made this title. From reading the manga, it’s a funny comedy of Ino joining an idol unit to save a dormitory. Not only that, there is some yuri pairing potential.
Air Date: October 10, 2020
Studio: Encourage Films
It has been a while since the 2nd season aired 5 years ago. Since then, there is two OVAs, Dear My Sister, which I reviewed in 2018 and Sing for You, which I have yet to watch. As expected, since this is the third season, I expect the same funny, cute and heartwarming moments from the previous seasons as always.
Air Date: October 2, 2020
Studio: Studio Shaft
This is another anticipated series that faced delays due to Covid19. The premise of this show is teenage girls who are viewed as “lilies.” Lillies are heroes that fight gigantic creatures using special weapons. With the talk of lilies and gardens, which makes me wonder about the pairings. Still, seeing cute girls beating the crap out of huge monsters should be exciting and interesting.
Air Date: October 7, 2020
Studio: EMT Squared
It’s obvious that some people want to spend time playing video games all day. Believe it or not, a teenaged girl named Yuna prefers playing a VR MMORPG. Eventually, she receives an overpowered outfit and suddenly gets transferred into the world inside the game where she faces monsters that look so real.
As expected, this kind of feels like one of those imaginary world types of stories, but in a video game. It’s not too surprising since it’s virtual reality. Not only that, she befriends some girls in the world, which makes me wonder the pairing potential. Also, the bear outfit that Yuna wears reminds me of Peco from the second season of New Game.
State of the Blog
As expected, the Covid19 pandemic has took a toll on my motivation to blog. Sure, things got a little bit better with mostly all the shows being delayed. This led to fewer things to cover and a huge decline in comments.
This aspect is very frustrating since I rely on comments not only ideas for future posts, but also reading different viewpoints. After all, people’s opinions on topical issues or even what they think about an episode. Also, comments are a reliable indicator that people read my posts. After all, you can simply click the like button without reading, which some people tend to do.
What is frustrating is that the amount of comments I received is way below compared to last year. Granted, we didn’t have a pandemic last year and there are still a few shows to cover in spring despite being a lackluster season.
Still, the last two editorials I wrote did very poorly receiving no comments at all. Usually, they generate some discussion, but this is what really demotivates me. Why would I spend hours writing an editorial when I receive no comments in the end seeing other people share their opinions or add more to the post?
To me, likes for these posts are completely useless since it doesn’t give me different viewpoints. This is very frustrating since other blogs who write similar editorial posts gets tens of comments or more, even on episodic posts. I don’t like how I am receiving fewer comments but a lot of likes, which is very counterproductive.
I feel that likes are mostly useless on blogs as it’s a social media thing. Sadly, I can’t prevent people from liking posts. Sure, you can hide them in your posts, but people can still like posts in the WordPress Reader.
Either way, I hope that the comments situation will turn around. I hope that with the busier fall season that the comment section won’t be so empty and possibly reach close to 300 comments by the end of this year. At the time of writing this post, we are currently sitting at 193 comments for this year, which is way below compared to last year. If you want to support this blog, please don’t be shy and share your thoughts instead of just leaving a like. It would be a big help.
If things don’t improve, I will eventually face the same situation where I almost face burnout and about to give up. It would be a shame since I spent 11 years blogging non-stop without a hiatus of any sort.
With that, feel free to share what you are planning to watch this fall in the comments. ¶