I love doing a manga or anime marathon, but it only works with really good titles, otherwise you get bored or annoyed really fast. I marathoned Slam Dunk 3 times by now and I’m planning my 4rth one, but I usually don’t rewatch anime. It’s not like me to reread manga that often as well, but I did reread Trigun Maximum, Fullmetal Alchemist and Rough, for example.
However, my TTGL rewatch has shown me why it’s good to rewatch anime and why I probably should do it again when I find the time to do so. The reason is rather simple, but I never really thought much of it. The first time you watch an awesome anime, it blows you away and you can’t exerience the same feeling again. You can only lose your virginity once, so to speak.
Watching a second time will give you other benefits, though. TTGL has blown me away so much the first time I watched it, I didn’t pay that much attention to detail, especially in the last third of the story when the anime throws away every last bit of common sense. This time, I caught some interesting details and even though I wasn’t as overwhelmed as the first time, it still enhanced my overall experience, because some things actually make sense and some character decisions are better understandable now.
Overall, I guess the rewatch made me realize this animes crazyness even more, but also made me understand it better and it was still amazingly fun. Also, TTGL is one of the few anime that dares to kill off one of it’s main characters mid season in order to properly develop the other main character. Even after 8 years, this still deserves more than just one round of applause. Kamina, your death was worth it.
One anime I would love to rewatch is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, even though I probably won’t gain much from it, because I know the source material so well. It’s just such an amazing anime, it’s worth seeing a second time. I admit, I’m a fangirl, FMA is my favorite shounen and ranks in the top 3 of my favorite manga and anime, but this is seriously the best shounen I’ve ever seen. If you have never read or watched anything FMA related, I highly recommend you doing that right now.