52 Anime in 52 Weeks: May

May was an intense and disaster of a month for me. On May 3rd, my fiancé’s car was hit on the back seat door behind the driver’s side by a taxi. This led to the car being flipped onto its roof with my fiance, who was driving, and my future mother-in-law, in the passenger seat. Getting that phone call from my fiance’s brother made my stomach drop and my heart basically stop. I was unable to get to my fiance, who was two hours away, and not knowing how he was, had instantly become one of the scariest and most tense days of my existence. Needless to say, this anime challenge and my Detective Conan challenge were no longer a priority for me.   

Fiance Car

As you can see in the image, it was not minor. The collision has led to a few adjustments in our day-to-day life. This has also meant a shift in my schedule and has resulted in a lack of time for me to watch anime. Even though all I want to do is escape into the distraction anime gives. I am just eternally grateful that my family was blessed enough to walk away with, considering everything, minor injuries. 

I am happy to report that I did manage to slip in a few anime titles over the month, even with my day-to-day unravelling. Week 18 was the week of the accident so I did not get any viewing done. Otherwise, here is how May, weeks 19 to 21, of my 52-week challenge, went for me. The anime challenge where I watch one anime from start to finish each week. My week starts on a Wednesday and ends on a Tuesday.

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Week 19: 11th May-17th May

Anime 1:  Anima Yell!

Anima Yell!

This was cute to watch. I needed the cuteness and light-hearted simplicity that this anime provides. Plus, it ticked off my requirement of watching more sports anime this year. The girls earnestly working together was wholesome to watch, and I adored every second of it. It also brought back memories of my own cheerleading days when I was in grade 8. Even down to the orange of their uniform, except the orange was paired with black on my uniform instead of white.  

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13/14-year-old me when I did cheerleading

Anime 2: Bananya

I knew this existed. I had seen the occasional screenshot and a snippet here and there. I was still not prepared for the utter insanity and utter fudgery of this anime. I LOVED IT. I made my fiance watch parts of this with me. He thinks I am insane. I adore him for coming to my computer every time I called him, even though he knew I was going to show him something weird. I am so happy that two seasons of this madness exist.

Week 20: 18th May – 24th May

Accel World is an anime that I once dropped. I had gotten about eight episodes in and then decided that it was not really for me. After my brother’s persistence and insistence that this is a good anime, I decided to give it another go. That and I was annoyed at the fact that this was in my screenshot folder with only two screenshots. Now my Accel World screenshot folder has 307 screenshots, and I can mark another anime as fully completed. But why is the anime not complete? Why had my brother failed to let me know that bit of information? I had hoped the anime or the OVA’s would wrap things up, but no. I was glad to see there was more to this than just teens fighting and really bad romances.

Week 21: 25th May – 31st May

Restaurant to Another World

Crunchyroll suggested Restaurant to Another World as a random anime for me to watch. I decided to go with it and watched both seasons of Isekai Shokudou. There were a few times when I had to stop watching. This was due to the sound of the characters eating—either from the sound of the cutlery hitting their teeth or from the actual sound of the characters consuming the food. I found the sound of that rather unpleasant and offputting. Yet I loved the visuals. They are so pretty and really make me wish I could try the food. I also enjoyed the storey telling of each character and how they had come to find the door to the restaurant out in their worlds. The anime has also left me wanting to try certain elements of food, like sweet sandwiches. Overall it was a very visually satisfying anime to watch.

Musings on the 52 anime in 52 weeks anime challenge and the month of May:

I am amazed that I managed to watch these four anime during May, even with everything going on. Travelling to and from my mother-in-law’s farm and staying for weekly stints between my place and the farm has really limited what I can freely do. My fiance and I need to share a laptop while on the farm, and the internet there is very temperamental. 

It seems that the to-and-fro pattern is going to be the new normal, and I need to figure out a more reliable method for routine. I had just started to figure out a workable routine when all of this happened, and now there is no such thing. That has really harmed my efforts, and now I am making plans that will allow me to carry on with my things, no matter where I am or what is going on. The upside of the farm is that I am getting much-needed sleep and I walk the two hectares daily, so yay for exercise. However, I might be getting too much sleep on the farm because of the early nights and not being able to make noise but still waking up at my usual 7 am. I really hope June brings much-needed stability. 

Are you joining me in my 52 anime 52 weeks challenge? How is it going for you? I am following the #52anime52 tag on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, Pinterest and Gettr, if you would like to share your journey with me and others.

Completion: 18/52 (34.61% completed)

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  1. Wow, that car accident looked pretty bad! Glad to hear that your fiance and soon to be mother-in-law aren’t too injured from that. Kudos to you for managing to watch any anime considering how chaotic real life must have been!

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