There might be too much wishful thinking involved here, but whenever summer comes, I decide to do a number of things that I put off: reading books I’d always intended to, visiting places I want to go, and watching anime on my watch list. Somehow, I never complete my list, but this year, I’m more motivated than ever, especially for that that last item.
The shows I want to watch fall into two basic categories. The first are those that I’ve started, but need to complete. I’m about 2/3 through Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and with it winning our Anime March Madness tournament for a third straight year, it feels like as good a time as any to finish. I’m at about the same place with Shinsekai Yori as well and I also want to sit down and finish The Tale of Princess Kaguya, a choice necessitated by Isao Takahata’s death and my goal to have watched every Studio Ghibli film (this is the last one!). His and Her Circumstances, Paranoia Agent, Durarara!, Little Busters! Refrain, and Wolf’s Rain would also be on this list
In addition to those, I have a long list of series that I’ve never even started, which include all the remaining anime on the poll below. So yes, I’ll let you, dear readers, determine which anime I need to complete! Please vote in the poll below to let me know which of these series I should watch this summer. You may vote twice.
What about you all? Are there any shows or movies you plan to catch up on during these months? Let us know in the comments below.
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