For many living in the United States, November 2nd marks the end of Daylight Saving Time, allowing them to “fall back” with an extra hour on Sunday. Despite equating to almost three extra episodes of anime, Vicksburg resident and anime fan Dylan Rice told Anime Maru that he plans to sleep in on Sunday morning instead of catching up on Sword Art Online II. As of press time, he is six episodes behind on Sword Art Online II and has not even started on Girlfriend Beta.
“I dunno, I kinda wanna just sleep for a while and maybe get some breakfast before watching football,” Rice told Anime Maru, even though he promised his friends he would check out Yuki Yuna wa Yuusha de Aru over a week ago.
Rice is not alone. All across the country, otaku are choosing to engage in activities other than watch anime. A report commissioned by Anime Maru showed that only 2% of anime fans plan to watch “some anime, maybe” with their extra hour of productivity, compared to 44% planning to sleep, 18% planning to masturbate, and 9% planning to rake leaves.
Meanwhile, in a statement to Anime Maru made at press time, Anime Power Rankings curator kaidan1365 pleads to the author to “get your fucking ballot in you lazy fatass”.