it must be getting on a couple of months now. This anime phase. Where I haven't been watching anything else but.
It's been quite a Journey. New characters, revisited archetypes, the Japanese ethos and spirit. The way they live, go to school, eat, and connect.
I've just been burning through series after series in this adventure. Episodes are only 22 minutes long, and if you play them back at 1.3x or 1.45x speeds, then a 12 episode season can disappear quite quickly, even in one evening or sitting, if it's engaging enough.
I've been on adventures in space (Knights of Sidonia), time travel elements (Erased), and experiments in the Logos (Future Diaries). There's been so many emotions triggered, and patterns explored that are very sharply etched.
It's been so very useful. I'm glad I've had the lifestyle in which to binge on these things, when necessary. They've informed by internal vocabulary immensely.
And I can see it continuing for a little bit longer. A few more series' to explore, narratives to experience.
I am thinking that exploring a bit of pc gaming after this will be the next mode.
But for now, still very satisfied with the anime ethos.