I’ve recently started a YouTube channel where I plan to post AMVs.

AMVs are likely to be the main focus of the channel, but I won’t rule out making some other types of content, perhaps turning some of my blog posts into videos.

The amount of videos I will post all depends on my avaliable time.

Turns out being in university while running a blog at the same time, plus all other life activities takes a lot of time, so since I started the channel I’ve only uploaded one video so far.

But I do have ideas for more. And I did start some new stuff. Things have just been a bit slower and there has been less time than I have expected.

I think posting a video each week will be tough. But 2 per month is duable I think. Note that I always want to make each thing I post, be it on the blog or the YouTube, of the highest level of quality, and sacrificing the level of quality I aim for in favour of quantity just wouldn’t be right I feel.

What was the point of this post again? I guess I wanted to write about why am I even doing AMVs.

Love for video editing

I finished web design in high school, and I had a few subjects where I did media editing.

It made me realize I really enjoy video editing and expressing myself in that way.

I aimed to enter a university where I would study all about media editing. Maybe you remember I’ve been mentioning this a few times.

Unfortunately it didn’t exactly work out that way, and now I’m studying computer science, but at least a few multimedia related subjects are coming up next year.

So now as I have a blog, adding a YouTube channel is the perfect addition to it which allows me to continue improving my media editing skills while making content about the stuff I love.

Music videos

A part of video editing I specially enjoy is making music videos.

Back in 2016, I was a huge fan of an Italian singer called Francesca Michielin.

Such a huge fan in fact, that I even made a YouTube channel where I posted some videos of her that I found on other sites but that weren’t uploaded on YouTube yet.

Occasionally I also uploaded my own edited videos, and one of them was an unofficial music video that reached over 30 thousand views.

I’m still so proud of that video and all the positive feedback it has received.

Another video I uploaded was a lyric video. You know, the type of lyric video with moving text and cool effects and graphics. That project was actually my final project for school.

Which takes us to the next point…

Inspiration for AMVs

I wasn’t seriously thinking of making AMVs until I came to the AMV part of Reddit where I clicked on some of the best AMVs.

One of them was this textual AMV, called Boxxed, with the song from Marina and the Diamonds.

I was in awe. It wasn’t till watching that video that I realized the potential an AMV can have. It wasn’t till then that I realized I really want to do this too.

Basically this became my AMV inspiration.

It inspired me to keep improving myself to maybe one day reach the same level of quality.

Compare Boxxed to my lyric video from earlier and it’s clear that I’m nowhere near that kind of level. But you can’t ever improve without making any videos so I’m ready to give it my best.

Just because I’m not doing video editing at university doesn’t mean I can’t do it at home. It doesn’t mean I can’t make projects and improve my skills along the way.

Conclusion

That was, I guess, the “why” behind my YouTube channel. Please subscribe if you’re interested in seeing how it will all work out, and check out my first AMV from the channel!

With 115 completed items on my very own myanimelist account, I consider my 6 dropped items to be a relatively low number.

This is because I usually always carefully consider if an anime I’m about to start is worth watching and will it work for my tastes. But sometimes those calculations can go wrong.

It can result in slower watching of the series, usually an episode at a time in the hopes that a better part of the story is coming soon. Or, in the more extreme cases it can result in new entries on the ‘on-hold’ list or even the ‘dropped’ list.

So what are the 6 worse than all the others series that I just couldn’t bring myself to finish?

Kimi ni Todoke (MAL link)

My first ever dropped anime was Kimi ni Todoke. And I remember feeling bad about myself for this simplest of reasons – the fact that I dropped an anime.

I wanted to try never dropping a series. So when I did exactly that, it felt like I was breaking a rule and went against my own ideals.

I tried liking Kimi ni Todoke. Sawako Kuronuma was cute for a while. Seeing her slowly becoming more open to people worked well. But her lack of understanding social situations was too much, and when her “love rival” Kurumi arrived, she tried to become friends with her.

I just couldn’t handle any more of getting annoyed at the main character’s actions. A shame, because the concept of the anime seemed to have good potential. Maybe if I would give it another chance now with more experience, it would work out better for me.

Animegataris (MAL link)

At the time when I was still very new to anime, a series with a character who was also relatively new to anime seemed like a great watch.

I remember this anime was filled with various references that I was simply too new to appreciate. But this wasn’t the reason I dropped it.

I guess it was simply that I lost interest in what is going to happen next. None of the characters grabbed enough of my attention and I simply didn’t care anymore. With more and more unseen episodes stacking, I realized I don’t even want to finish it anymore.


Märchen Mädchen (MAL link)

Since I was watching so much anime, a story about a girl running away from her real life by immersing herself into books seemed relatable.

I actually sticked with this anime for 8 episodes. It even had a moment when I thought I will go with it till the end. But with all the issues with its production and the release of the final two episodes being delayed not once but twice, I concluded that it is a sinking ship not worth staying on.

Iya na Kao sare nagara Opantsu Misete Moraitai (MAL link)

It was a boring summer day. The curiousity got the better of me. I wanted to check out the “dark” side of the medium I love, the extremes it can go to.

If it’s not on myanimelist it never happened.

I could have used this in this situation and I would never be writing about this. But I decided to put it on the list anyway. I can’t live hiding such a terrible secret.

Akanesasu Shoujo (MAL link)


As I wrote once before, Akanesasu Shoujo seemed like a decent choice to watch.

And yet I never returned to it. I said I could but it never happened in the end. Maybe being decent is the problem.

It’s just that – decent. Nothing to binge watch full of excitement. At least that was my impression.

W’z (MAL link)


I never returned to W’z either. After the first two episodes I wrote that the story hasn’t really grabbed me and that I’m not even sure about continuing watching it.

And since you’re now reading about it in a post about the anime that I dropped, it’s clear I decided it’s not worth continuing it.

How many anime do you have in your dropped list? Is it any of the ones I have in mine? Let me know in the comments!