Starting with the 2011 calendar, I have taken to ordering a calendar on J-List every year. They have so many calendars, it's sometimes hard to choose.Once I finally decide on a calendar, I wait a few weeks until it eventually comes. It's fun, because every calendar is different, yet one thing is true: the art is beautiful.
For 2011, I ordered an absolutely beautiful calendar featuring art from the film The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Perhaps you've heard of it? Even when I took it down the other day, I kept it because I loved the art so much. Well worth the $50 price tag, I'd say. But, there comes a time when change is needed, and I felt that time had come.
So I decided "out with Haruhi, in with Railgun", and put up a 2012 calendar for the series A Certain Scientific Railgun. I love the series and its characters, and I had missed out on buying the 2011 calendar. So I jumped at the chance this time. I can't say I regret it, either. Even though it's a poster calendar instead of a traditional one, I still love it.
Since I started buying anime calendars, I've felt more complete as an anime fan. Plus, I can keep the calendars as autograph material at conventions. Now, if only I could actually GO to conventions. That'd be even better. It'd sure beat sitting around and watching anime and Whose Line all day. Conventions is a topic for another post.