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>Atvrcr – The Best Anime and Games of Each Year

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This List Will Include Movies
Everything is based off what I can remember and my current feelings. I will probably look at it later and ask myself why its in the list but meh.

 Lets get on with this so I can go write my rant.

Anime
2000 FLCL
2001 Super Gals
2002 Ghost in the Shell -S.A.C.
2003 Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien
2004 Samurai Champloo
2005 Shakugan no Shana
2006 NANA
2007 Lucky star
2008 Clannad -After Story-
2009 Kimi ni Todoke
2010 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
Games
(Based on US Release dates)
2000 Chrono Cross
2001 Final Fantasy Chronicles (because as far as I can remember 2001 was not that great of a year for rpgs and this brought us Chrono Trigger onto the Playstation
2002 Kingdom Hearts
2003 Xenosaga
2004 Star Ocean 3
2005 Lunar Dragon Song
2006 Tales of the Abyss
2007 Persona 3
2008 Tales of Vesperia
2009 Ar Tonelico II
2010 Resonance of Fate
-No Worst of for this type of list, Sorry Tonkun-

>Atvrcr – The Best Game Characters of the Decade

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Yes I’m late, sue me. I had the angriest Christmas Eve of my life. You’ll see a rant about that in a few so yeah.
This list is extremely hard to put together because I can guarantee I will be like ah shit, I forgot about that person >.<
In no particular order as usual  
Noel Vermillion (BlazBlue)
Luca Truelywaath (Ar Tonelico II)
Rita Mordio (Tales of Vesperia)
Yukari Takeba (Persona 3)
Edy Nelson (Valkyria Chronicles)
Liliane Vehlendorf (Mana Khemia 2)
Ayane (Dead or Alive)
 even though she was introduced before 2000, she is still going to be in this list so deal with it
Yuri Lowell (Tales of Vesperia)
Maria Traydor (Star Ocean 3) 
Polka (Eternal Sonata)
-Worst Character –
As Request by Tonkun

Edward (Infinite Undiscovery) 
Fuck you, seriously man, fuck you.

>Atvrcr – The Best Anime Characters of the Decade

>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.

Main Characters:

Chii (Chobits)

Mahoro (Mahoromatic)

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)

Nono (Diebuster)

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)

Nagi (Kannagi)

Kuro (Kurokami)

Yui Hirasawa (K-ON)

Holo (Spice and Wolf)

Sawako Kuronuma (Kimi ni Todoke)

Taiga Aisaka (Toradora)

Mimi (Mnemosyne)

Side Characters:
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)

-Worst Characters-
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”

>Atvrcr – The Best Games of 2010

>Before I start let me make this clear, all games featured in this list are based on US release dates.

The views and opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of Atv-Oni-Ota blah blah blah
I’ve played plenty of great games this year so it was a hard choice. You may notice that there are no FPS or racing games in this list. Let me get this out of the way first, if you say were is my Call of Duty or where is my Fallout… move the f*ck on, you aren’t going to find those in this here list.
Anyways lets get on with this thing.

1.Resonance of Fate
This game was absolutely amazing! Yes the game itself pretty simple as far as you go here and do this, then go here and do that, but the battle system is amazing. The characters were interesting, and although the story isn’t exactly totally engulfing, it is indeed enough to keep you interested. I give this the top spot because I thoroughly enjoyed every second while playing this game. It’s different, it was a gamble, and Tri-Ace lemme tell you what, it payed off.
2.Valkyria Chronicles II
I loved Valkyria Chronicles on PS3, so when I heard about this PSP sequel I was both excited and disappointed. Excited because more VC is awesome, disappointed because it’s on the PSP. So did the PSP gimp this game to make it not as enjoyable? Not by any means. It’s awesome to have VC on the go! Sure the story isn’t nearly as good as its PS3 predecessor but it is still amazing. If you have a PSP then go get this game now!

3.BlazBlue Continuum Shift
The best fighter out there has a sequel. Some small tweaks and some new modes make it even more amazing. The story is awesome, and yes it actually has a story. Go buy this people!
4.Atelier Rorona
Calm and relaxing, fun and entertaining. Rorona is awesome, the characteres are amusing, the game is good. If you want a plot heavy game then go somewhere else, but trust me this is enjoyable!
5.Agarest War
Hmm the naughty edition ftw! Oh and if you’re one of those people who are all like “this just uses fanservice to draw in the horny basement dwellers” then gtfo. Guess what!? This game is actually good! Battle system is good, nothing new but its solid. This game is essentially a grind fest but no so much as Cross Edge. You should definitely pick this up and put some nice hours into it.
-Worst of 2010-
As Requested by Tonkun
Final Fantasy XIII
Ok lets face it, this game is either heavily defended or heavily bashed. It looked beautiful, the battle system was alright, and the story was meh. Did I hate this with a passion? No. Did it meet my expectations? No. I both loved it and hated it. The reason that this is the worst game of the year for me is the fact that I felt the least overall satisfaction when I played it.

>Atvrcr – The Best Anime of 2010

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Well it’s that time. It is now December 21st and time for my first of seven posts this week. For this post (if you couldn’t tell from the title), I will post my pick for best anime of 2010. I hope to see plenty of responses to this and hope to see many of you posting your pick as well.
-The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Atv-Oni-Ota.-
It was extremely hard deciding what to pick. There were a few good titles that came out this year, but alas I can only pick one. Without further adieu…

The Winner is….
Angel Beats!
Yes it’s a bit anti climactic, and you are probably not very surprised by this. I should probably explain my reasoning behind this. Angel Beats was amazing, it was different from everything else that aired this year, hell it’s basically one of the few shows that wasn’t a moe slice-of-life show. The plot was unique and hell while I’m on the subject, it ACTUALLY HAD A PLOT. The characters were all interesting and for being only 13 episodes the show had a nice amount of development. I honestly can’t see anyone being angry with my decision to pick this as the best of this year. If you haven’t watched Angel Beats yet, then you should do so now!
Runner Ups.
Working! 
For being a slice of life/comedy show, it was actually refreshing in some ways. I thought that Working had the potential to be the best of the year and I almost chose it, but in retrospect I have to admit it can’t stand toe to toe with Angel Beats. The reason behind this is that a slice of life/comedy is usually only memorable for a certain amount of time but a great show that steps outside the norm will generally be remembered for a long time. Working is now available for pre-order through NISA under the title Wagnaria.
Highschool of the Dead
This is a show that was different from the norm as well. Yeah some people lost respect for the show because it took a cool concept and slapped on some overly ridiculous fanservice at points. I personally did not mind the fanservice, I didn’t think it was overbearing like some people tell me it is. I hope to see more of this in the future (if it will be allowed).
Panty and Stocking
Well I know that many people would disagree with me on this, but come on, it’s different. It has a different art style, has great music, and is pretty damn funny (most of the time). You have to respect the fact that it’s not the same ol cookie cutter formula we have been increasingly seeing over the last few years

-The Worst of 2010-
As requested by Tonkun.
Arakawa Under the Bridge.
For whatever reason I just could not get into this show at all. The humor was painfully stale, just tried too hard, and did not grasp me at all. If you love it then good for you, but keep this garbage away from me.

>Onion – The Best Anime of 2010

> (for now, pictures are out of my reach. I’ll upload some when I have a chance, tehe.)

Atvrcr has invited me to participate in his list making fun for the end of the year. And since today’s the 21st, that means it’s time to post about my favorite anime of 2010! Now, there’s some things you should note before I reveal what my favorite anime of the year is. First, remember that this is my opinion and that it does not reflect the combined views of the Atv-Oni-Ota team. And Second, this is MY opinion and I accept challenging comments, praising comments, and bashing comments all with a happy face. With that out of the way, let me reveal my favorite anime of the year!

You may be wondering what anime I’ve even watched over this year. So, I’ve compiled a list for you, the readers, so that you can see what I’m gauging by. Since, of course, I can only work with the shows I’ve actually watched. Here is that list:

Angel Beats!, Baka to Test to Shoukanju, Chu-Bra!!, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Hanamaru Youchien, K-On(Incomplete), Koihime Musou, Ladies versus Butlers!, MM!, Occult Academy, OreImo, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Shinryaku! Ika Musume, Sora No Woto, Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, Toaru Majutsu no Index, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Working!!, and The World only God Knows.
Now, on to the winner of Onion’s Favorite Anime of the year!
The winner is:
LADIES VERSUS BUTLERS!
I know what you’re thinking. “How could Onion let a fan service show win?” Am I right? That’s because I’m psychic. It’s also because that’s what everyone says when I tell them how much I loved the show. However, I tell them, Ladies Versus Butlers is not a fanservice show in the original sense.
I watched every episode of this series, and every episode I was laughing to the extent of stomach pain. I remember one time My laptop almost fell to the ground. From the very first scene, which you remember is the scene with Selnia being thrown to the ground and groped, I knew that this show was going to be a winner. And it was.
None of the fan service ever seemed like it was forced to me. Make no mistake, it was there, but each episode had it’s own plot that completely overshadowed the fan service which kept it from becoming the main focus. 
All of the characters had puni puni faces and were loveable. It’s just an all around great show, and that’s why I’ve awarded it my Favorite Anime of the Year Award. 
Runner Ups
Here’s a list of the shows that I had lumped together with Ladies Versus Butlers when I was trying to decide on the definite winner. None of these shows should be passed up:
2. Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
3. Working!!
4. Hanamaru Youchien 

Leave some comments! If you think I’m crazy, let me have it! If you agree with me, let’s be friends! Thanks for viewing everyone!

Worst Anime of 2010
(Remember, this is out of the shows I watched)

Dance in the Vampire Bund

I didn’t particularly hate any of the shows I watched, but out of all of them, I liked  Vampire Bund the least. It’s sort of in part because of Shaft’s crappy style, and the stupidity of the entire show’s delivery. I was bored by the time I reached the end of the series, and I can’t even remember the ending. I was probably half asleep. Also, the loli transforming into a woman didn’t exactly help to get me focused. But the show did have a nice opening theme.

>"Otaku Talk" Episode 7 Top 10 Anime Openings Countdown (5-1)

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Well Ladies and Gentlemen, there you have it. This is my Top 5 Favorite Anime Openings.

Make sure that you vote for your favorite.

 

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