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Question: What is your favourite time of an anime season? The start of it? Midway? Or at the end? From Anon.
If I turn this around it is a bit easier to answer. The midway point is probably my least favourite point because so many shows have mid-season slumps and some shows that I pick for my watch list have proven to be duds but I usually stubbornly cling to them anyway. There’s little to recommend the mid-season other than it holds the rest of the season together and occasionally a show will demonstrate it knows just how to handle the midpoint.
So with the choice of the beginning or the end this is quite hard. For shows that are good, I love the end of them. I love seeing a narrative play out and come to its climax just leaving you with the sense you want to dive back into the story and watch it again. However, for other shows the only thing the end of the season brings is relief that they are done, which I guess is kind of satisfying in their own way.
However, the beginning of a season is hectic. It isn’t just picking the shows it is also keeping track of what has been released and where and weighing up the pros and cons of adding a show to the watch list. Still, there’s so much fun in speculating about where a title might go and taking a gamble on a show that looks dodgy but might come good (most of these gambles fail). But I think that kind of answers the question. The start of the season is where all the possibilities still lie and the conversation is buzzing.
Okay readers, what do you think? Is there a favourite time of the season?
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