9 Anime on the Rewatch List

Lately I’ve been seeing anime come up that I’ve been wanting to rewatch for quite some time. My most recent rewatch would be that bunny girl anime, which feels less like a rewatch and more like an extended watch, because I just watched it twice in a row.

Anyone else just scroll through your anime list every once in a while?

I do it pretty often, and when I realize that I can’t remember half of the anime I’ve seen beyond a few details, I know it’s primetime for some rewatches.

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So much nostalgia!

At the moment, my rewatch list is looking something like this:

1. Haruhi + Disappearance

Believe it or not, I’ve only seen Haruhi dubbed! This was one of the first anime I ever saw, maybe around the 12th? The only reason I even watched it is because one of my high school friends used to like posts from a Facebook page called “Cool story bro, but it needs more Haruhi…” that posted Haruhi memes. Although I was several years into university by the time I actually got into anime and watched Haruhi. I was looking for something to watch on MAL, saw Haruhi, remembered that Facebook page and watched it.

So one of my highschool friends (never really spoke to him after highschool – he went overseas for university) actually ended up inadvertently recommending an anime to me through his Facebook likes. Thanks man!

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2. Charlotte

Charlotte will always be a special anime to me. Naysayers can criticize them all they want, but Charlotte and Angel Beats! are two of my favourites. While I’ve recently rewatched Angel Beats!, it’s been a few years since I rewatched Charlotte, which I’ve already seen twice! When I moved to Vancouver a few years ago, and had no internet yet in my apartment, I realized that I had Charlotte on my laptop. I remember watching it, and I vividly remember all the anxious feelings I had at the time – new apartment, new job, new city / province. I watched the entire anime in two days over the weekend prior to starting my new job.

It feels like not that long ago. I guess just having those memories tied to Charlotte are part of what makes the anime so special, sort of like how Angel Beats! was the first anime to make me cry, the one that made me realize anime can really pack an emotional punch.

3. Clannad + After Story

Is it considered masochism to want to experience Clannad for a second time? My heart is still recovering from the first time I experienced it, which would be 4-5 years ago. There are times when I want to watch something mindless, and times when I want to have my heart torn apart. Clannad definitely is able to fulfill the later.

It’s funny because I’m usually reluctant to start anime I know will be emotional like this, but then by the time I finish, I’m always so glad that I watched it. That whole introspective feeling I get after emotional anime that makes me want to go for a long walk just seems right. Great for self reflection too.

4. Date A Live I & II

It’s been at least 3 years since I watched these, and the main reason I’d like to rewatch them is because of the third season. I remember liking the originals, so why not use the new season as an excuse to go back and experience it all from the beginning?

5. Ikkitousen + Sequels

All right, I know. Ikkitousen? Honestly, even I doubt my ability to rewatch the entirety of Ikkitousen. I watched this one a long time ago, back when I was watching a ton of ecchi anime. Probably watched this all back in 2014.

I don’t remember much, except for a few characters. What I do remember is enjoying the fights, and the fan service. It’s weird for me now, because fan service doesn’t really do as much for me anymore, but I still want to watch ecchi anime to test that out. I guess part of me subconsciously just doesn’t want to give up on my old guilty pleasure. Plus Ikkitousen is pretty mindless if I remember correctly, and I do like mindless anime here and there.

I tried rewatching Highschool DxD last year and couldn’t get past the second season, so I don’t know what business Ikkitousen has on this list, but at the same time… maybe I’d end up enjoying a rewatch?

6. Monogatari Series

While I’ve watched the Monogatari Series twice, something tells me that a third watch would open my eyes to even more interesting things from that world. Plus it’s been two years since I rewatched it all, so I’m pretty rusty on the series at the moment!

And Zoku Owarimonogatari is a thing. Lots to catch up on.

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7. Vandread

The first non Pokemon / DBZ anime I ever watched – dubbed at the time. Vandread is the anime that got me “into” anime. Before that I didn’t know much about the world of anime. So for that reason, part of me would like to go back and rewatch this one, subbed this time. I remember not liking the main character that much, because he was a hothead – that’s all I remember about the anime though.

Clearly I still enjoyed it enough to keep watching anime afterwards! Part of me really misses the newness of anime, and the low expectations. After almost 400 completed anime my perspective is completely different now. I guess this would mainly be an ode to what Vandread did for me.

8. Seitokai no Ichizon

Seitokai no Ichizon was the first anime I ever watched subbed, because I couldn’t find it dubbed. I specifically went out of my way to watch this one too, because before Seitokai no Ichizon I was watching anime like Fairy Tail, Attack on Titan, One Piece… all dubbed. But then thanks to the internet I heard the OP song for Seitokai no Ichizon, and that made me want to look up the anime and want to give it a shot.

This was also the first school anime I ever watched, because I watched this anime before I watched Haruhi. Turns out, I love subs, and I love school anime. I really enjoyed this one too, so I’d love to watch it again 6 years later.

9. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

SNAFU is up there as one of my favourite anime as well. Hachiman Hikigaya is one of my favourite anime protagonists of all time – he just reminds me so much of myself when I was in high school. I guess it makes me happy to watch him grow and develop as a character. It’s just a great anime.

Main reason for a rewatch of SNAFU (I’ve seen it twice already) is because a third season was announced. So I’d love to watch it all over again when the third season wraps up.


That wraps up my rewatch list.
Whether you read all my ramblings, or just skimmed the headings, I hope you enjoyed this post! Anyone else have a rewatch list, or anime that keeps coming up as something you’d like to rewatch?

Until next time.
Thanks for reading!

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18 thoughts on “9 Anime on the Rewatch List

  1. I’ve started to think about re-watching some shows I reviewed a while back and seeing if my opinion has changed. Possibly making a big thing of it like Highschool of the Dead. Currently, I’m thinking Heaven’s Lost Property.

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    • Haha I’ve seen that one, long time ago as well. I don’t think there’s any way I’d be able to get through a rewatch, the main character just may make me cringe to death. At least that’s my memories of him – so I’d definitely read anything you had to write about it out of curiosity!

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      • Yeah, Tomoki is a terrible person but I remember there being so many funny moments that I need to look at in depth like the flock of panties or the insane games that the mob bosses daughter keeps arranging.

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      • Haha I remember that! I’d love if you wrote about that series just to jog my memory more.

        My expectations have been getting higher with anime, so I generally expect anime I rewatch to be worse or the same as when I first saw them. One of these times I’m hoping I enjoy an anime MORE the second time through.

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    • I’ll be sure to check out your posts then! Last time I tried watching DxD it just was too “in your face” for me, I’m becoming a bigger fan of more subtle ecchi I think.
      Plus I just don’t like the whole “Issei is a “pervert” but he never makes any moves on the women” aspect, because doing so would ruin the harem. It’s a shame though because I love the overarching setting for the series, the whole dynamic between angels, fallen angels, and demons.

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      • That was editorial mandate, but it also shows that Issei is a good guy, a young kid thrown into a sitaution way beyond his control, and that being surrounded by these hot babes hasn’t turned him into an arrogant asshole.

        But yeah, it does not shy away from what it is (which is why I respect it so) and I can see how some might be…eh…no thanks.

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  2. The last time I rewatched things was basically all my anime from 2016 (aside from the ones which were airing in the fall) – I was facing some /nasty/ exams that year and felt an obligation to scale back even more than I already did. It took about 3 or 4 months (due to an overseas trip in the middle) to cover everything, which is why I haven’t rewatched since.

    That said, due to AniList’s notes, I’ve got a tiny category of “things to watch again in 10 years’ time” (such as Usagi Drop).

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  3. I usually stream a show first, and if I enjoy it enough that I know I’ll probably want to rewatch it someday, then I’ll eventually pick it up on Blu-Ray as long as it’s available at a price I’m willing to pay. In practice, this means my rewatch list is basically any series I haven’t watched again since I bought it. There are eight of those right now but my spring season streaming list will probably be shorter than my winter list was, so I might have time to knock a few off in the next few months. Top of the list is Scrapped Princess, which I just picked up on sale last month and haven’t seen in about 12 years, but that was one of my favorite franchises of the previous decade (I also have the three LN volumes that TokyoPop released in English; it’s too bad we’ll never get the rest).

    I can only watch Haruhi dubbed, BTW. I love that cast so much, especially Crispin Freeman’s Kyon, that every time I’ve tried to watch it subbed it just doesn’t work half as well for me. I tend to prefer the subs for most shows, but that’s one of the exceptions.

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    • I’ve never heard of Scrapped Princess until now. It looks like a good watch! Maybe Ill check it out after anime A to Z is wrapped up.
      I remember really liking the dubs for Fairy Tail, if I had to pick that’d prob be my favourite anime dubs.

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    • I guess Charlotte was hyped up or something?
      Can’t really remember the Haruhi dubs and how they sounded at this point.
      I couldn’t name a single VA for any anime, English or Japanese, to be honest.

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      • That’s fair for sure. If I remember correctly the last 3 or 4 episodes was when everything started to pick up and move quickly. I didn’t even know that Charlotte was written… directed..? by the same person as Angel Beats! when I first saw it so I just went into it blind sometime after it had finished airing.

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