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50 animes of the decade

Wow, I even stopped doing season preview, ahaha. And I didn’t even watch any (= not even one SINGLE) show for Summer and Fall this year. Chances are that I won’t for the next seasons either, but hey, life is still long and catching up is always possible.

But! The decade is ending, and gaguri inspired me to publish my own list, simply because above everything else (that is not human), I love lists the most. I’m not commenting anything, due to severe lack of time though (finals are next week, for all those of you who don’t go to the same school as I do), sorry. And I will only do series, because I think there is a huge difference between series and movies. I might consider doing a list for movies (and OVAs) too though.

Normally I churn out lists in minutes, but this time, it was quite difficult! I also understand why it has to be a top 50 of the decade. The first 20 are total all-time favorites and I love them to pieces. (And yes, Ichigo Mashimaro, at least the first season, absolutely must be there. ;) So here we are:

A short summer season preview, or: Why I don’t get overly excited about Noitamina series anymore

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Following this list, I conclude that I have found 4 of those series very good (Honey & Clover I and II, Hataraki Man and Nodame II), I found 3 of them good (ParaKiss, Moyashimon and Eden of the East), I dropped 4 of them (Nodame I, Ayakashi, Hakaba Kitarou, Toshokan Sensou and Genji) and the rest were never touched due to lack of interest beforehand. I foresee Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 will end up being one of the good series, making it 4 series in each of my ‚categories‘. Thus, following my statistics, noitaminA series are now rather a hit or miss for me, unlike 2 years ago when I was eagerly awaiting the newest series in the time slot.
In comparison to that, Noise has more to offer for me: I have started reading the manga of Aoi Hana which has a lot of nice yuri subtexts between the main characters and even some real yuri pairings including kissing action and a dose of realism.

Amazing, I have not made a Spring Preview yet!

The main reason is probably that I have nearly every single Winter show this year on hold, although there are some nice to extremely good ones (Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou, Maria-sama ga Miteru, Maria+Holic, Rideback).

Spring, however, is the season of many series to chose from and so here we are:

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Ristorante Paradiso
It’s the only show I have never heard of before and only put it onto my preview list on a whim, because (unlike Josh) I think that it looked very interesting and unusual. Perhaps as a girl, I can see the difference between Ristorante Paradiso’s look and, say, Hana-somethingsomething (which looks like utter crap)? I mean, Nicoletta looks cute and those chefs around her are a little too old to be your average bishounen, no?
In fact, I actually have the manga on my I-wish-somebody-would-scanlate-these-list (but with 200 series on it, I barely remember any of them). When I looked at this picture again, I immediately went “Oh my god, this looks like it’s a goddamn BASSO adaptation!” Actually basso is a certain Natsume Ono’s pseudonym for his/her yaoi manga, but since the only title ever scanlated is a yaoi, I can’t help but remember him/her under basso. I could kiss his/her feet for these manga, and of course this sole fact shot “Ristorante Paradiso” into the no.1 spot of my preview list.
I have never heard of a manga running in Manga Erotics F get an anime adaptation! GASP It makes me want to write in all caps and drown myself in enthusiasm. Somebody should go and scanlate this manga…

Winter Season Preview - So much anticipation, so few comments

Since my other website is dead (what the heck?) I decided to follow my inner desire to do my winter preview. There are so many things I am looking forward to after all:

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This definitely is the most beautiful scene of the whole series.

Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou
Zoku! Ahaha, what a surprise to see that name. Natsume Yuujinchou would have been the best summer season if Hidamari didn’t exist - and they both got a 9 from me on MAL. As some of you might know, I absolutely can’t wait for the next season to come out, especially since it takes the scanlators ages to move on with the manga.

First Impressions and Status on the Autumn Season

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Order by watching priority (more or less):

Lucky Star OVA: Finished
It’s always the OVAs that I watch that I like the most. Perhaps it’s because OVAs are mostly released after series that become rather popular and that I have thoroughly liked. Oh, with this pattern, perhaps there is hope for a Hidamari OVA? That would just be too brilliant.

Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei: Watching
Another OVA, yay yay! I will never get over the fact that SZS is over (same for Natsume Yuujinchou, by the way).

To me, Code Geass redeemed itself with its last episode

All hail Nunnally
When I saw this, I wanted to cry. What the heck?

It took me ages to finally continue watching Code Geass. Through episodes 18 and 19, I shook my head with disinterest, boredom and absolute facepalm, and believed the whole show would never come to a decent closure. While I was reading blog postings on the following episodes, I lost interest in continuing altogether because I felt the story completely sunk into nonsense. (Marianne and Charuru plot some silly, evil plan and abandoning their children? Lelouch and Suzaku rule Britannia? Hello?)

Fall season preview - I need a strategy to restrain my anime viewing

First of all, I revamped Heterochromia’s blogroll after I discovered that Heterochromia is linked by Nigorimasen. *_* This kind of makes me think back of those times when I have dreamed of Heterochromia to be linked by all those people whose blogs I enjoy and who I have linked on my blogroll, and then one day, I realized that I was on all of them, haha. How happy.

Anyways, back to topic. While everyone and their sister (*hint hint*) is at Otakon, I realized that there are way, way too many series I am looking forward to again. It’s been ages since I have felt like that, looking back at my archive, the last really exciting season for me was Spring 2007. That’s why I decided to bring another season post - the kind of postings I actually have enjoyed the most during my whole blogging time.

In fact, I find this season to be suprisingly interesting. Perhaps I should start checking back at Antenna or Animenano for new blogs when the season starts - I expected quite a few of them to come up.

Must-watch

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Ranka´s show

Fang-tan Ranka

The two latest episodes have been mainly about Ranka. Sheryl pulled a fast one on Alto giving him a birthday present of a world that does indeed have a sky so that he can fly in it.

Kurenai ep 12: “I decide who can stick it in!”

Greetings! The vast majority of you will not know me at all, the rest will know me as “Milkmaster”, my old nickname. So I have some level of acquaintance with Sasa as you may guess from the recent drama (don’t even try to bring it up, it’s the past) and now that she’s on hiatus I decided to give it a shot or two, which means that I could stop at any time, regardless if someone likes my scribblings or not.

Now, to the point of this post, the last episode of Kurenai. It just sucked so much I had to write about it.

Whoa, Alto the stud

Why wouldn´t he?
Alto-hime´s secret is out!!

Some revelations, some worthless fighting(when you watch the ep you go WTF why are they doing this?) and wow, epic episode.