You might be wondering, where is the Summer season preview? Shouldn’t it be out by now? This summer is probably the worst anime season ever in recent years, excluding 2020, for obvious reasons. You can see why?
Believe it or not, each season typically has several shows in the genre I usually cover on my blog. That is CGDCT/school girl slice of life comedies and yuri genre anime. Somehow, Summer 2023 decided to have a replay of Summer 2020, but this time with mostly the same old tired male power-tripping protagonist isekai or heterosexual romance/romantic comedy shows. Hence, we are left with only two viable shows for the season.
- Genjitsu no Yohane – Which I reviewed the first episode on Sunday, which is getting a side scroller dungeon game this fall and…
- BanG Dream! It’s MyGO!!!!! – At least it’s not Poppin’ Party and Roselia again, thankfully.
Sure, there is also Atelier Ryza, which I may cover, but who knows. I haven’t started the game since I spent the last two years. That said, I complained numerous times on the Fediverse (you should probably join us at Sakurajima if you haven’t already. Seriously, why are you still on the bird site that allows hate speech against the LGBT and other minority groups?)
There are new 51 TV anime series that aired last summer compared to 45 this year.
I can't believe how bad this season is for the CGDCT and Yuri enthusiast, this is very depressing. Only two shows are viable (maybe besides Atelier Ryza, but I haven’t even started that game yet).This is probably the worst anime season ever.
Then watch like in fall, there is like 6+ shows for me to cover.
Yes, it’s rough, as this especially impacts my blog since I have hardly any shows to cover. That said, hope is not lost as I plan to dig into my backlog. I plan to focus on the following (I may not get to everything on this list, but who knows.):
- Yuru Camp Movie
- Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Movie
- Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! Precious Friends
- Prisma Illya movies
- Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
- Senki Zesshou Symphogear
You might be wondering why Symphogear is on that list. It’s one of the shows I never watched, but I heard good things about it, and some even recommended I should watch it. Maybe this is the opportunity to do so perhaps. Still, the first three movies are my priority as they are available to watch for a while.
Minase Inori from Symphogear Live/Live 2020 → 2022. Inori voices Carol Malus Dienheim.
(I really need to watch Symphogear one of these days)
@chikorita157 you do need to watch it!! 😀
As for the future, I still do not plan to go back to Twitter. I’m finished with that site, especially since it is basically a nazi bar filled with hate, especially towards LGBT people, especially transgender people. Transgender people’s existence are being attacked, especially this year, because of hateful people on the right, along with the ridiculousness of Elon (a transphobe) making “cis” and “cisgender” a slur. I don’t want to support a hateful platform, and you shouldn’t too. At some point, I think there is a moral obligation not to use a platform that is basically a nazi bar.Moreover, Transgender people should have the right to exist and should be able to live a safe life.
Contacting people in my social circle is challenging since they aren’t on the fediverse. I worked hard in the last 7 months not to only get our Mastodon on the official list (the server I run is Sakurajima.moe) but also another server that runs Calckey at Sakurajima.social. I want to see more anime bloggers and peeps over at the Fediverse, as not enough connections are why they haven’t left. You should leave Twitter and bring your friends along. The more, the merrier. In addition, I will eventually set up a Bluesky server when the federation becomes available as an alternative option. However, I prefer users to join us in the Fediverse because it’s more convenient for me.
Also, there is no excuse not to since WordPress added auto-posting to Mastodon. Even if you plan to use it as a backup, you may as well set up auto-posting to get your content out there and the just-in-case scenario. But I hope people reconsider and save their social connections when they can. After all, I had to sacrifice all my connections and start from scratch on a new platform. Now, I have more followers than I did on the bird site. In short, I’m not joining any more centralized platforms. I’m tired of losing my social graph (e.g., my mutuals) because a social platform has become enshittified, as seen with Twitter and Reddit.
Like I say, Twitter is unsafe, but this makes it obvious that Elon is a Transphobe by making “cis/cisgender a slur.”
Sadly, people continue to use the platform despite the amount of hate and far-right extremism is on the platform, which is fustrating. At some point, one has to say enough is enough and leave the birdsite. I know communities are hard to move and rebuild elsewhere, but at some point, a line has to be drawn. I’m still trying to get some of my mutuals to come over to the Fediverse from Twitter in the aniblogosphere, but they haven’t
I’m certainly not going to promote my works or contribute on a platform that allow rampant hate speech. That is one of the many reasons I left Twitter in December, before things took a huge turn for the worse. I do advise people to do so now and move to the Fediverse. Forget about BlueSky or that alternative Meta is trying to make. They are known not to be trusted.
Either way, it will be a tough summer blogging-wise. You can support our blog by commenting on our posts if you can. I will make a variety of content to fill in the gaps we have.
Either way, what are you planning to watch this summer? Are you reaching for the backlogs? Feel free to share in the comments.
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