Cululatively, I watched more Live Asian Programming than I ever have in my life since I got Viki Premium a few months ago. It’s not hard when most series they carry are 24 to 70 episodes long on average. As of December 9, I have also renewed my Crunchyroll subscription for another year and that means I can continue to watch new anime episodes as they air in Japan.
I don’t want to make this super long so I’ll just make two lists. One for Anime and the other for live Asian Programming. I’ll provide a bit of commentary after each list.
First, here’s the list of Anime I watched this year. If it’s Bolded, it’s currently ongoing and likely will be going into 2020. If it’s Italics, I know for sure it will get another season in 2020 or later. Bold Italics is both:
- Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
- Attack on Titan
- Persona 5
- My Hero Academia
- Dr. Stone
- Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
- The Rising of the Shield Hero
- Goblin Slayer
- Black Clover
- Fire Force
- Sword Art Online
- Fruits Basket
- High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World
- Didn’t I say to make my abilities average in the next life?!
- We Never Learn: BOKUBEN
- Isekai Cheat Magician
- Do you love your mom and her 2-hit multi-target attacks?
- Wise Man’s Grandchild
- The Quintessential Quintuplets
- Cinderella Nine
- If It’s for my daughter, I’d even defeat a Demon Lord
- Is It Wrong to try to pick up girls in a dungeon?
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
- The Promised Neverland
- The Helpful Fox Senko-san
- Isekai Quartet
- Are You Lost?
- That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime
- The Royal Tutor
…I had to look at my Que to get the finish dates for some of these. Most of these I either watched in their entirety, I started them last year or I started them this year. Next year is sure to be a year of new seasons with the sheer number of anime already greenlit for a new season. So many season premieres I know a lot of folks will be looking forward to. Hopefully they don’t take too much away from new anime that will also premeire next year either. We will find out when the Spring 2020 lineup in announced in a few months!
I mentioned at the top I wouldn’t discuss anything in depth here. That’s because I plan to cover stuff separately in a series of posts, probably early next month. I may cover a few things before the end of the year though, we’ll see. I do have other stuff I plan to comment on in addition to Aninme and Live Asian Programming on a more serious note.
Here are the Live Asian Programming I’ve watched on Viki so far, the country of origin in Parentheses:
- Sweet Combat (China)
- Doctor Stranger (Korea)
- I am Reiko Shiratori (Japan)
- Legend of Fuyao (China)
- Frankenstein’s Love (Japan)
- The One That Got Away (Philippines)
- Age Harassment (Japan)
- The Legend of the White Snake (China)
- Adult High School (Japan)
- Legend of Yun Xi (China)
- Sumika Sumire (Japan)
- Legend of the Phoenix (China)
- Romantic Doctor Kim (Korea)
Sweet Combat, Romantic Doctor Kim and Frankenstein’s Love are my top three faves. Given the platform encourages binge watching even more than Disney+ or Netflix–yeah, I went THERE–there have been times I wanted to pull all-nighters with what I was watching on Viki. Most episodes are 45 to 60 minutes long so you could literally watch an entire series in 24 straight hours if you really wanted to. Given I expect my living situation to change in 2020, I will feel more comfortable about taking a shot at doing this ^_^
One thing I plan to do a bit more is expanding the topics I cover on this blog. I do have the NHK Japan App on my Roku. I covered Emperor Emeritus Akihito’s Abdication earlier this year. I also covered Hikkikomori. Before this month is over, I’m probably gonna crush some dreams since I plan to comment on Japan having the strictest Immigration and Refugee policies in the world. I’ve known about it for some time but a recent story I watched on NHK Japan pushed me to write about it.
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