With summer finally ending, it’s time to share some potential picks to watch for this season. Also, I want to address the state of this blog, as things haven’t improved since I last addressed it but have gotten worse. As a result, I became more frustrated as the season went on.
As always, this list is subject to change
Studio: PA Works
Air Date: October 7, 2022
Given the show’s premise, it will be exciting as it has maid girls competing against each other. Surprisingly, the manager is female, which makes it a bit more interesting.
Airdate: October 9, 2022
At last, the last and most anticipated Manga Time Kirara adaptation for the year is finally here. It focuses on a shy girl named Hitori who is learning to play guitar and wants to join a band. However, she doesn’t have any friends, which sounds a bit familiar, until she meets another girl who is part of a band by chance. The title shows that the band plays rock rather than light music, like with K-ON.
Studio: Pine Jam
Airdate: October 6, 2022
Believe it or not, this show brings the Yakunara Mug Cup Mo with a similar setting as the club has its own building. This time, the girls in the DIY club build furniture while building friendships. Of course, this show had a premiere at the Crunchyroll Expo last month.
Airdate: October 4, 2022
The story focuses on an orphan girl named Sarasa. She decides to become an alchemist with the hope of having a successful life. She gains the right to a store in a rural area as she tries to make it work. Given that I played serval Atelier games, it should be interesting to see how this one plays out
Carryovers from last season – Love Live Superstar 2
These may not be covered that I may watch:
Uchi no Shishou wa Shippo ga Nai
Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei
KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de
State of the Blog… Not looking too good. It’s getting worse.
As mentioned a few months back, comments mean a lot to me as they are one way I interact with the community. Unfortunately, the situation on my blog hasn’t improved, as the number of comments received is still not where I want it to be. Compared to the same month last year, the number of comments so far has dropped over 80%, which upsets me.
When I spent hours writing the post, I only received one comment instead of several, which I received in the past. This is disheartening since I had an easier time receiving comments from readers on editorials and even episodic posts. Seeing a drop-off in comments dampened my motivation to blog, especially with non-episodic posts.
I have two editorials already done, but I feel very reluctant to publish them. I am afraid I won’t receive any, which signals that nobody is reading my content. Comments are the only reliable way to gauge and interact with my audience since likes are meaningless. That is thanks to spammers.
As a result, this has become a vicious cycle as I try to create content and do not receive the number of comments I expect. I became extremely frustrated this week and voiced my frustrations. I almost feel like possibly giving up since I feel entirely left out of the blogosphere, although this means years of effort will go to waste. The lack of comments is proof of this, which currently won’t even make at least 30 comments by the end of the month.
Eventually, there is a limit I can tolerate that can push me off to the edge. While I am not there yet, I’m getting there. That is after all the efforts to improve the content and try not to make the posts too long.
I ask all my readers if you like the content and want to see more, to share the content, and please leave a comment if possible. As expected, I respond to every comment I receive, making me feel better that people read and liked my content. Also, it will inspire me to create more content.
Lastly, I have decided to turn Kireina Yuri into my Japanese language learning blog. This will not only give prospective learners a resource for where to start (Duolingo isn’t one of them). This will also serve as a place to practice my Japanese, like reviewing manga without announced localization. I decided on this change as I am about to know 1000 kanji well enough, meaning I’m halfway done on WaniKani. My goal is to be ready to take the JLPT N2 next year.
With that, feel free to share what you plan to watch this fall in the comments.