Lets get on with this so I can go write my rant.
Lets get on with this so I can go write my rant.
>Well I seen that everyone else has given their Top !0 Anime of 2010, so I guess now it is MY turn right? I decided to do this at 10:53 PM on December 24th. Waiting up for Santa y’all. Though he has already came for me. Got a Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Blu-ray pack. It was such a nice gift that I soooooo didn’t pick out myself. So, I guess you guys don’t care about this upper part. I guess i will just get right to it then.
Alright, I decided it was time for me to add my post about the best anime of 2010. I dunno what to really write, so I’ll get right to it.
First just gonna throw in this disclaimer atv and onion used. -The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Atv-Oni-Ota.-
So you have an idea of what I’m selecting my favorite from, I’ll post what titles from this year I’ve watched:
Angel Beats, Attraction (an interactive video/website by Studio 4°C/Koji Morimoto), Baka to Test, Black Rock Shooter, Boku Otaryman, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Darker than Black OVA, Durarara (first 12 episodes), Hanamaru Kindergarten, Highschool of the Dead, Honey Tokyo, House of Five Leaves, Je T`aime (a music video directed by Mamoru Oshii), Katanagatari (first 3 episodes), Kurenai OVA, Ladies versus Butlers, Lupin: The Last Job, Madobe Nanami (I wasn’t gonna put this, but AniDB and MAL both count it as an OVA :\), Magic Kaito, Omamori Himari, Ookami Kakushi, Shoka, Sleeping with Hinako, Sora no Woto, Tatami Galaxy, Time of Eve movie, Unlimited Blade Works, and Welcome to the Space Show.
So, out of these titles I’ve chosen my top pick for 2010. It wasn’t a very hard pick, and I’m actually having more trouble deciding on some runner-ups xD.
The Winner is –
Without a doubt, I thoroughly enjoyed Tatami Galaxy more than any other show. It honestly transcends its existence as a late night anime in Japan. It’s not just another show, one which happened to avoid tired tropes and old cliches, no, it’s solid entertainment, and true art.
The style is way unconventional, hardly resembling the expected “anime” visual. And that may have turned many people off. However, I loved that aspect about the show. But it’s not just the visual style’s “difference” that made me choose Tatami Galaxy. It’s just an all-around good watch, with an excellent and fulfilling conclusion. It uses the old narrative of reliving your life/specific times indefinitely, but it approaches it in a new and inventive way. It’s really intelligent and the whole series sets out to make a statement, which is pretty much unheard of these days.
Some people couldn’t get into the visuals, others thought the heavy dialogue was too hard to navigate. I’m not a writer, I’m not a critic or reviewer, it’s been 5 months since I watched the series. But I got so much enjoyment out of it, I definitely recommend it to everyone, and without hesitation rank it as the best title of 2010. (eh, I’m just a Yuasa fanboy m(_ _)m)
Now time to post some Runner Ups:
For a singular half-hour OVA, there isn’t much there to judge it by. But the 30 minutes that are there are pretty sick. The story isn’t anything to talk about, but thats okay cause this OVA was all about the visual style. The animation all has this overly-sketchy, grotesque roughness to it. It’s really awesome. It was kinda like Windy Tales or Kemonozume, only more rough. Which I think is awesome, because those are some of my favorite titles for their visuals. So yeah, even though the story is sub-par, it’s only 30 minutes so what more do you expect? Plus it’s a period piece, so the setting is cool. All in all a quick, easy and entertaining watch.
Guess I’ll throw this one in as a runner up. It was sweet, much better than I was expecting it to be. It was really crafted as an emotional roller-coaster, which I’m not so sure I liked. It seemed like one minute I was supposed to be laughing, but then the next I was supposed to feel sad for a character, so I ended up just not really doing anything either way. Now, thats not to say I didn’t laugh at all, oh I definitely found parts funny, and I definitely found parts dramatic or felt for the characters. But overall it took some getting used to and caught me off guard. I spent more time thinking “is this a set up to a joke for me to laugh at, or is it building a dramatic scene?” rather than me being in-the-moment of the show. Also, Tachibana is the biggest moeblob I’ve seen lately, which was awesome. I had forgotten how awesome moeblobs are.
Sora no Woto was good, Welcome to the Space Show was good, Ladies vs Butlers was good, Time of Eve movie was good but it was basically just the ONA. Not much else was really that noteworthy. The Studio 4C stuff, Honey Tokyo and Attraction, were both interesting, but not the studios best work.
Was that that big of a surprise? I’m not sure why I watched this, but I did. 40 minutes of a chick occasionally rolling over while she sleeps in her bed. No one, ever, watch this. I don’t care how into fanservice you are, it’;s not worth it. Just go watch a hentai or something, seriously. It’s not even worth watching ironically with friends or anything. I mean, maybe the first like 4-5 minutes would be funny, but definitely not the whole thing.
I didn’t think this was that bad for the first couple of episodes. But by like the 3rd or 4th I couldn’t stand watching it. But I kept on watching, I don’t know why. I don’t know why I expected anything different to happen in the series after what I had seen in the first 3 or 4 episodes, but for some reason I thought “maybe it’ll get better,” but it only got worse. Even as far as harems go, there are many better titles than this. And definitely don’t bother if you’re in it for the fanservice, because that’s pretty minimal here.
(yay, no Shaft in the worst list orz)
There are still a ton of titles I’m looking forward to from 2010 though. Here’s a quick list of what else I wanna watch:
Midori-Ko, Redline (2009, but I still wanna watch it. plus it hasn’t seen it’s commercial dvd release yet, afaik), Trigun movie, Colorful (2010), Umi Kara no Shisha, Mardock Scramble, Hen Zemi, Iron Vendetta (this isn’t even out yet. probably gonna be a 2011 title), Kuragehime, Occult Academy, Amagami SS, Shiki, K-ON!!, Giant Killing, Rainbow, Working, Ironman, The World God Only Knows, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, and My Little Sister can’t be this cute.
Maybe out of this list I could find something that I’d place above Tatami Galaxy? Dobut it, but it’s totally possible. I look forward to viewing these titles someday.
Not sure I’m gonna participate in any of the other posting categories.. happy holidays people.
>Before I start, all these characters are in no particular order. I had originally planned on writing down the reasons I love these characters but because of certain RL stuff I am too busy.
Yomiko Readman (ROD)
Ahiru (Princess Tutu)
Hiyono Yuizaki (Spiral)
Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)
Ogiue Chika (Genshiken)
Ana Coppala (Ichigo Mashimaro)
Sayaka Suzuki -No6- (Pani Poni Dash)
Shana (Shakugan no Shana)
Ai Enma (Jigoku Shoujo)
Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yutsuu)
Misaki Nakahara (Welcome to the NHK)
Reika Houjou (Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun)
Chiaki Minami (Minami-ke)
Kagami Hiiragi (Lucky Star)
Yui Hirasawa (K-ON)
Holo (Spice and Wolf)
Sawako Kuronuma (Kimi ni Todoke)
Taiga Aisaka (Toradora)
Kaorin (Azumanga Daioh)
Mami Honda (Super Gals!)
Utau Hoshina/Tsukiyomi (Shugo Chara)
Asa Shigure (Shuffle!)
Mari Tomita (Air Gear)
Satoko Houjo (Higurashi) Note: I didn’t think she was quite considered a main character so I placed her here.
Mai Kawasumi (Kanon/2006)
Evangeline Ak Mcdowell (Negima)
Tsubomi Okuwaka (Strawberry Panic)
Iroha Miyamoto (Sumomomo Momomo)
Kotomi Ichinose (Clannad)
Misaka Mikoto (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun)
Edy Nelson (Valkyria Chronicles)
Rina Ogata (White Album)
Mikan Yuuki (To Love Ru)
As requested by tonkun
Onigiri (Air Gear)
Dan-kun (Bamboo Blade)
Harue Haribara (Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteriru)
I hate characters who are abnormally deformed for sake of being “funny”
> Alright everyone, here’s my list of my favorite characters of the decade. This list is in no particular order. Ahh, that’s right. Yes, I made a list. Picking a favorite character is hard, and I just couldn’t decide. I figured it’d be much easier on my conscience if I just made a list.
So, enjoy the list and be sure to comment! Remember, Onion is accepting of all comments, and he even tolerates people saying mean things. 😀
Louise is just Louise! She’s one of my favorite characters of all time, and really one of the only tsundere type characters I’m attracted to. Her hair is awesome, she controls amazingly powerful magic, she’s a noble, and she’s super cute. What’s not to like?
Never before have I seen such a perverted man worthy of praise. Sakurai Tomoki is one of my favorite male leads ever. But not just because of his pervertedness alone. It’s the way he presents the pervertedness. Sometimes he’ll have flashbacks of conversation with his Grandfather about a valuable life lesson in pervertedness, other times he’s able to take a beating directly to the groin with a handsomely straight face on. And he still does a good job at being serious when the mood call for it. Also, his chibi form and his laugh are the most epic I’ve ever seen/heard. An all around amazing character if there ever was one.
One of the most powerful characters of the decade. He can control anyone’s thoughts and actions jsut by commanding them. That is why he’s made my list; never before has there been a character so smart with such desire to rid the world of something he hates for the sake of family.
A crazy character. She’s an alien apparently, although noone can really be sure. Even though she does fly away on her Vespa at the end of the series. She’s one of the most confusing characters I’ve ever seen. Also, she’s quite appealing as well.
No contest! mitsuki is my Waifu after all. That hair. That deliciously evil personality. That Maid Outfit! Those eyes! She’s been my favorite character since I’ve started watching anime, so she had to be on my list.
Trapped in time. Probably hundreds of years old. She’s a loli with an awesome story and a super cool green dress. Rika’s background story and her quest to escape the time loop is primarily what makes her such an appealing character to me. Not to mention that delicious square cut hair.
Another great character because of her quirky and funny attitude more than anything. She doesn’t have much of a background story, but her comedy still pushes her ranking way up for me. She’s amazingly cute and her laziness is a big turn on.
One of the most psychotically, random characters in history. She commits some of the most crazy things throughout the series and she never lets things get stale.
A loli genius half teacher with an attitude. Nothing more to be said. She’s too epic to describe.
A favorite character of many, I’m sure. And she deserves it. Her constant shyness and her androphobia make her a very lovable character.
Well, that’s my list! Did I leave someone out? Do I have someone in here who really doesn’t deserve it? Let me know in a comment!
>Before I start let me make this clear, all games featured in this list are based on US release dates.