12 Days of Anime begins today. Be prepared for an absolute truckload of posts before Christmas given all 3 of The Cart Drivers’ writers are taking part.
Do you watch next episode previews? They’re kinda dumb when you think about it. Let us spoil a few seconds and the general outline for next week’s episode, because we feel we need to market something you are already watching. I tend to skip them when watching older anime but stick through them when watching weekly for the rather weak reasoning that by the time next week’s episode come around I’ve already forgotten what was in the next episode preview. It’s not like the creators put any effort into them whatsoever. Take Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure for example. Their next episode previews were the standard format of a bunch of clips from next week with random voice samples from next week. Totally boring stuff that I ended up sitting through anyway because I always watched Roundabout and the previews never in any way managed to get me more hyped for next week’s episode than I already was.
Although there was that one time. Next episode preview featured a chariot race between Jojo and Wham. The preview did the usual thing of selecting a random bunch of clips from next week’s episode with some random voice samples. Except this time the voice samples they chose was mostly just this single voice sample. It was the zombie hoard cheering on Wham (well, they were Japanese-speaking zombies so they were saying Whamu), but in a more of a haka-esque chant. Over and over again the next episode preview just shouted and shouted at me: