Checkpoint: Anime Edition

Checkpoint - Anime Edition

I used to watch anime — specifically the popular ones that made its way to North America. Since the mid-2000’s, I’ve only watched a couple of anime series including a fair amount of Bleach and the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

I enjoyed Bleach until the first wave of fillers came in and then it was unbearable and I essentially stopped watching anime.

It took popular anime inspired memes to pique my interest and look into The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya. After Bleach, I had strict rule for finite anime runs; no more 150 episode commitments only to end in disappointment. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya fit that bill and I enjoyed it.

Since then anime exposure has been infrequent. The most anime related things that I partook in were Persona 3 and 4 for the PlayStation 2. I enjoyed those role playing games very much.


If you count cutscenes, then you can count the Professor Layton games as well. They’re charming works that deserved to escape the confines of Nintendo handheld screens. So when they finally released the Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva feature film, I made sure to watch it. It was okay.

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