Monday, 2 January 2012

2011 Anime round-up

anime series i've followed through in 2011.

Winter 2011 (Jan-Mar 2011)
01) Kimi ni Todoke II
02) Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu!
03) Beelzebub (on-going)
04) Infinite Stratos
05) Level E
06) Fractale
07) Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Spring 2011 (Apr-Jun 2011)
08) Dog Days
09) Nichijou
10) Showa Monogatari
11) Steins; Gate
12) Hanasaku Iroha
13) Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san
14) Sket Dance (on-going)
15) Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
16) A Channel
17) Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II
18) Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
19) Hidan no Aria
20) Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
21) Ao no Exorcist
22) C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
23) Gintama' (on-going)
24) 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku
25) Moshidora
26) Tiger & Bunny

Summer 2011 (Jul-Sep 2011)
27) No. 6
28) Mayo Chiki
29) Nekogami Yaoyorozu
30) Kami-sama no Memo-chou
31) Kami-sama Dolls
32) Usagi Drop
33) Sacred Seven
34) Blood-C
35) Natsume Yuujinchou San
36) Nurarihyon no Mago ~Sennen Makyou~
37) Ikoku Meiro no Croisée
38) Uta no Prince-sama — Maji Love 1000%
39) Dantalian no Shoka
40) Mawaru Penguindrum

Fall 2011 (Oct-Dec 2011)
41) Persona 4 The Animation (on-going)
42) Sekaiichi Hatsukoi Season 2
43) Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
44) Hunter X Hunter 2011 (on-going)
45) Shinryaku!? Ika Musume
46) Fate/Zero
47) Guilty Crown (on-going)
48) Un-Go
49) Tamayura ~Hitotose~
50) Kimi to Boku
51) Bakuman.2 (on-going)
52) Working'!!
53) Chihayafuru (on-going)

forever-ongoing series (AKA WSJ series),
54) One Piece
55) Fairy Tail
56) Bleach (was ON-HOLD during the filler arc, but am watching again now that it is back to the main story)
(Sket Dance, Beelzebub and Hunter X Hunter 2011 will soon be in this list)

a very fruitful year indeed. watched close to 20 more shows compared to last year, and that's not even counting the OADs released. mainly because we had an fantastic Spring and Summer seasons, which produced some of the best shows this year.

my Top 5 favorite series for 2011, not inclusive of One Piece,
1) Usagi Drop (Rin and Daikichi never fails to lift my mood every week. Rin is so so cute.)
2) Tamayura ~Hitotose~ (for being the best slice-of-life after ARIA.)
3) Level E (the color rangers part was ok, but i love the the Prince+Yukitaka+Craft moments.)
4) Ao no Exorcist (for the male lead that is Okamoto Nobuhiko. hahaha. ok, i like the story too.)
5) AnoHana (for all the heartbreaking moments. at least everyone moved on at the end.)

Fate/Zero really should be up there, but it is incomplete since they left us at a huge cliffhanger. rest assured, it will get a placing next year.

others which i think were fantastic but didn't get in my top 5 include,
- Steins; Gate
- Tiger & Bunny
- Kimi ni Todoke II
- Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san
- Natsume Yuujinchou San
- Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

another worthy mention, Bakuman's third season has been green-lit for next fall! it's great that they decide to continue, because like i said before, the current chapters has been fantastic so far. depending on where they stop by Mar 2012, it might be the start of the Nanamine arc, whom i've already regarded as the best antagonist who doesn't even do any physical fighting at all. he just has to be a total jerk on-screen.

also immediately, Miyano Mamoru comes into mind as the perfect voice seiyuu for him, especially since Nanamine looks so much like Light from Death Note. well, i wouldn't be surprised if he really was cast. Mamoru-san is incredibly talented and this would only add to his vast portfolio.

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