All right! This is something I wanted to do once I had finished Legend of the Galactic Heroes. An anime A to Z challenge!
The premise is simple: watch and post about an anime that starts with each letter of the alphabet, starting with A. It can be a movie, OVA, long, or short. If it has a page on MAL, it’s allowed. As long as you start with an A anime, and end with a Z anime. Re-watching anime is allowed. Posts can be anything related to the anime: reviews, thoughts, analysis, et cetera.
For the purposes of this, I will be using the titles as they appear on the anime search function of MyAnimeList. I feel like romaji names can count too, but for now I’m going to stick to the names as they appear on MAL’s anime search.
The reason I decided to do this was mainly because there are so many anime that I haven’t seen. One method I’ve never used before to search for “new” anime that I haven’t seen is sorting alphabetically. I decided to scroll through the first few letters of the alphabet on MAL and see what I hypothetically would watch if I decided to do this A to Z gauntlet.
I was surprised to find a couple of anime I’d never heard of that I’d be interested in watching. With this little test proving to be a success, I decided to commit to the full challenge. So far I’ve only got A to D planned out.
There are a few anime I’d like to re-watch as well. So there are some letters where I have a feeling I will be debating between re-watching something, and finding something new to watch. I’m sort of looking forward to these little trade-offs. There are also some letters where I feel like there may be NOTHING that I am very interested in – and this will just force me to watch something I might have normally shied away from. I’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised in those moments.
I also haven’t watched very many anime movies – something about sitting through something that’s longer than 22 minutes / episode makes me hesitant, although I really shouldn’t be. So I’m hoping to find a few movies to watch during all of this.
So that’s what I wanted to post about today!
This is what I’ll be doing for the next while – I’m currently halfway through anime A.
Naturally anyone who finds this idea interesting is more than welcome to try it out as well.
Until next time!
Thanks for reading.