This is the AMV I made about a year ago! It won best in show at Metrocon! I’ll be starting a new one in time for this year’s Metrocon now that my top 50 blog is out of the way.
I have been genuinely looking forward to redrafting this massive list for years now. As arbitrary and obvious as that sounds, there’s a certain satisfaction I get from organizing all of my thoughts and feelings about the anime that I love, and internally debating what deserves the top spot. Every single anime I placed on or removed from the list had me strenuously debating with myself. The process was mind-numbing, requiring frequent breaks and monstrous amounts of brain food to keep my writer’s block at bay.
It’s been roughly three years since I made my last top 50 update. My favorite thing to analyze as I was revamping this list were the changes between three-year-younger me, and my present day self looking into the mirror. How many anime have been added to my list in this time? (15, to be exact.) What anime were taken off? What anime have changed spots due to my growth as an anime fan, and just how much do I love the “worst” anime on the list? Three years ago, I had several anime on my list that I gave a 8.5/10. This time I couldn’t even fit all of the straight 9/10 anime. This means that I can say for certain that everything on this list is something I have an extreme attachment to, which also made trimming off number 51 and beyond excruciatingly difficult.
To help you understand exactly how this list is quantified, I need to stress that this list represents my taste, and my personal reaction only. There are anime on here that I would rarely recommend to the average fan, and there are some absent from this list that many consider classics. If I only like a particular season of an anime, I will specify so and explain why. Otherwise, all anime listed represent the entire series. These are the 50 anime that, after pouring 25,000 words of text for, basically comprise my entire identity right now. These are the 50 anime that continually inspire me, instill me with empathy, and keep me crawling back for more. These are my official, precisely placed favorite 50 anime of all time. Please enjoy!Continue reading
I was going to marathon a bunch of weekly episode, but after the credits rolled, I had to gush, just a little bit, about the amazing action sequences that were jam-packed into this episode. We are on the 9th week of Fate/Apocrypha and my impressions are all over the place for the series in general, but this week they all lined up perfectly. Shakespeare would be proud. I mean, look at him! Continue reading
Why am I so fascinated with this little romantic piece of animation? I don’t know. I can already tell it won’t be the end all be all romance anime, but it’s clearly doing something very correctly to have me this excited to talk about this. Talk about what? Talk about SHIPS. There are, by my haphazard count, nine different couples or interests. Continue reading
Whenever any form of entertainment is REALLY getting a hold of me, it makes me want to create something. This time, music has been on my mind lately, and as a result, I spent my night “doodling” in a music program! Here’s my first result! Obviously I know nothing about mastering/producing. I only know how to put melodies from my head onto a computer so, for right now, this is the best I can do, but I plan to do a lot more!
With double the Shingeki and one half the Naruto, Spring 2017 was a season that I inevitably couldn’t help but write about. The unheard cries of anime fans clamoring for a sequel to Attack on Titan (Shingeki anime number one) are finally getting their prayers answered. In addition, the legendary Naruto is starting a new series with the younger, scrappier Boruto as the main character. While those two definitely caught my interest, it’s the return of Shingeki no Bahamut that had me quivering with anticipation for this season to roll around.
Now every anime season always has a lot more to offer than the blockbuster highlights. That’s why I’m here, returning from a 1 year writing hiatus, to devote my time across a dozen of this season’s new anime. As for what has become tradition, I’m going to put the worst foot forward, and start with the disappointments, then work my way up to the Spring 2017 delights. And spoilers do lurk in the shadows. If you are really curious about the story of episode one, then don’t read past the opening paragraph. The first one’s spoiler free, after that, it’s a minefield. Have fun reading, folks, and it’s good to be back.