Thank You, I Love You All, and Goodbye

Eight and a half years. It’s been eight and a half years since I first joined as a writer at Random Curiosity. It’s odd to think of it in retrospect, how an email rattled off to Divine at just the right time led to nearly a decade of writing about anime for people all around the world. In that time I’ve watched hundreds of anime and taken thousands of screenshots. I’ve managed RandomC’s day-to-day operations, making sure schedules were decided upon and previews went out on time, more or less. I’ve written editorials, taken part in podcasts, and published over a thousand blog posts, good for Top 5 among authors on this site to date … and when you factor in my legendary wordiness, particularly in those early days, I’ve probably published more words than most.

It’s odd to bring something like that to an end. It’s even more odd to wax nostalgic about what amounts to a decades-long unpaid part-time job. Yet here we are, as I indulge in some hard-earned nostalgia in this, my 1,056th, and final, RandomC post.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Legend:

Now that every show has had a few episodes to make its case—some of them for the second time—it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Summer 2020 blogging schedule.

As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . is what we used to say, but with bunches of episodes under our belts, we’re pretty confident in our picks. Will some of them fall flat in the home stretch? Probably. This is what we’re going with for now.

Summer 2020 Preview!

Summer is usually a hot season for anime (ha ha ha), and this season is no different. There are some big names on them thar lists. What’s different is that some of them, we’ve seen before. And I’m not just talking about sequels. Yes, as long as Corona-chan continues running apace, even our wacky and weird world of anime is affected. Bugger! But fortunately, the studios and their intrepid staff creators have been hard at work delivering as much animated goodness as shutdowns and illnesses allow. Speaking of sequels, we’ve got a few of them this season, including a surprise second season of old school-style shounen Muhyo to Roujii no Mahouritsu Soudan Jimusho 2nd Season, more fire force action in Enen no Shouboutai: Ni no Shou, and second tries at Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season, Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan, and Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld 2nd Season (may their airings go better than things usually go for Subaru). There are a few fresh adaptations too, such as this season’s Korean manhwa production The God of High School (get hype), this season’s possible romantic trainwreck in Kanojo, Okarishimasu, and the great snaggletoothed smugening with Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!. There’s also a pleasantly plump roster of originals, such as the big budget glitzy international romp GREAT PRETENDER (leverage that Netflix money yo), the post-apocalytpic survival horror Edo time travel crossover Gibiate, and the mecha one in Deca-Dence. There has never been a better time to stay inside and watch anime. This is Random Curiosity’s Summer 2020 Preview.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Saturday

Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: Sevens
07:30 TXN (04/04)

Digimon Adventure:
09:00 Fuji TV (04/04)

Major 2nd (TV) 2nd Season
17:35 NHK (04/04)

Arte
22:00 BS Fuji (04/04)

Bungou to Alchemist: Shinpan no Haguruma
23:00 AT-X (04/04)

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai? Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
23:30 Tokyo MX (04/11)

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld 2nd Season
24:00 Tokyo MX (04/25)

Gal to Kyouryuu
25:00 Tokyo MX/BS11 (04/04)

Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta…
25:30 Tokyo MX (04/04)

Yesterday wo Utatte
25:30 AbemaTV (04/04)

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan
25:43 Prime (04/04)

Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen 2nd Season
26:10 ABC TV (04/04)

Legend:

Now that every show has had a few episodes to make its case, it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Spring 2020 blogging schedule.

As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . is what we usually say, but this season, unfortunately, is a little different.