After discussions with Did You Know Anime? creator Michael, and some lengthy personal deliberation, I have some important updates to announce concerning not only the monthly Did You Know Anime? YouTube series, but my own podcast Who Cares About Anime as well. Starting with the former, the bi-weekly/monthly schedule to which we have regularly adhered for three and a half years will be replaced with a less frequent, more casual uploading routine for the foreseeable future. This is due to a number of concurrent factors, including Michael’s upcoming academic timetable and YouTube’s recent business practices. Details can be found at the link below.
And speaking of academia, I too will have a lack of free time this fall due to more pressing research obligations. As such, even though the output of my off-the-cuff podcast was never prolific to begin with, I feel it necessary to note that it may be on an indefinite hiatus. Past episodes are still available for listening, of course, and time allowing, I would certainly like to do more in the future. So feel free to remain subscribed on YouTube or iTunes, because as far as I’m concerned, there’s plenty more to be said about my favorite anime titles! Alas, even my (almost) monthly blogging (which I’ve kept at consistently since 2013 on WordPress, and 2014 on this site specifically) will likely become less regular in favor of schoolwork. However, if I am able and inclined to do so, I will continue to post my various ramblings; in the meantime, I intend to keep this domain as an archive of past reviews and podcast installments.
Thank you to everyone who has ever been a guest on an episode of Did You Know Anime? or Who Cares About Anime. It’s personally meant the world to me at several difficult intervals over these past three years of my life, and I’m continually proud to be associated with such sincere tributes to some pretty amazing animated works.
And remember, just because Michael and I may be scarce for the time being doesn’t mean that DYKA and WCAA are going anywhere! We have some exciting plans in store for both series, and we’ve also got some long-awaited dream projects that we’d love to incorporate into our anime-related work. Whatever the case may be, and wherever we go in the future, we’d love to have you with us every step of the way. After all, it’s your support that has already helped us go farther than we’d ever imagined possible.
We’ll see you next time!
– J. G. Lobo