I’ve been watching a fair amount of anime lately. Unfortunately for the anime blogosphere, I’ve only been watching classics.
For some reason, most anime blogs seem obsessed with the new. They’ll mention a classic occasionally, but the vast majority of anime and manga being reviewed are current releases.
Nothing wrong with reviewing current releases, of course. It’s just a shame that so many classics are ignored.
How many anime sites have reviews of:
- Legend of the White Serpent
- Mobile Suit Gundam
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Lupin III
- Bubblegum Crisis
- Ranma 1/2
- Tenchi Muyo!
It’s gotten me to thinking that maybe that would be a useful focus for Otaku, No Video. Tell folks about the classics. Focus on filling in fans about the great anime from the past.