Anime burnout is real. I’m surprised so few platforms talk about it or have talked about it.
It happens to all
As usual, I like to talk about different things no one else is touching on (despite being important) so here we are.
Let’s start with a question.
anime burnout happen in the first place?
Like burnout in general (despite working a little different) the more you do something, the more likely you are to burnout from it.
A good example can be video games.
The more you bash video games over the head and spend hours a day playing it, the faster you’ll become disinterested.
The same thing happens in relationships. At some point the same thing grows dull and things need to change.
Even eating the same type of food has its own version of “burnout” eventually.
Anime is the same way.
How to deal with
1. Re-watch your favorite series
I won’t even lie, right now as I write this I’ve become disinterested in
On and off.
It all started after the last season (January to the end of March 2021). Just before spring
I’ve watched 100’s of
Most of the
One example is
I’m now 2 seasons into the series (out of 3) and the nostalgia never goes away for me.
Another series I re-watched again was Slayers. This is a Shonen from the 1990’s with a female lead.
Similar to how I’m watching
The trick is if you re watch something you love to death, this will keep you interested in
- Happy Sugar Life.
- Magi Series.
- Maid Sama.
- Zetsuen No Tempest.
At some point, you’ll then be drawn to try something new because you know you can’t keep watching old stuff forever.
That’s the phase I’m in, and I’m gonna start watching newer
Re-watching your favorite series again is like revisiting your favorite cities, towns, or hot spots again. It’s a good way to inspire you to try something new eventually.
2. Watch older
It doesn’t have to be your “favorite”
They’re nothing like modern
- The visuals
- The art
- The characters
- The scenery
- The plot
- The music
Almost everything about old school
For that reason, watching older
It’s not a guaranteed solution, but then again what is? But it’s worth trying and can make a genuine impact.
Good choices to choose from are:
- Bubblegum Crisis.
- You’re Under Arrest.
- Fist Of The North Star.
- Nadia: Secrets Of The Blue Water.
You can obviously make your own choices as well, but those are a small selection to choose from.
3. Stop binge watching
I hinted at it before, but binge watching
I’m not talking about binge watching short
I’m more talking about binge watching
A few examples would be:
- Psycho Pass.
- Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple.
- Eureka Seven.
Monster for example has over 70+ episodes. 12 episodes is 4 hours, meaning Monster is over 24+ hours of watch time.
That’s more than a single day.
If you binge watch these types of
You need to put your foot on the break and chill at some point. Can’t always be accelerating and kicking it into 5th gear.
4. Change your
Shaking up your schedule like a bag of skittles can loosen up the
At least to a lesser extent.
If your typical
Binging is always one of the worst ways to bring it on in the first place.
If your schedule involves watching
One thing that should definitely be cut down on is watching
It becomes (and can become) a distraction too easily by interfering with what you’ve got going on in the day.
This is more relevant for fans who are at that stage of their lives, as opposed to teenagers still in school. But it can still apply.
5. Read about different
anime to spark your interest
This is where:
- Anime blogs
And things along those lines start to come into the picture. You can use these to read about different types of
The benefit here is you’ll be reading about
- From different perspectives.
- Different angles.
- Different voices.
And so on. Which will help potentially motivate you to watch a certain
After all, sometimes it’s not about reading a generic description of an
There’s also the element of reading
It could be:
Or some other
Getting into and reading about these types of
Are you going through