2012 Picks: Anime

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My, my, is it time already? This year sure went by fast. Time to regret all those hours wasted by watching chinese cartoon in my dirty room, shall we?
Ahem, I mean, here's my pick for favorite anime of this year.

Special Mentions:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Since this show is still ongoing I can't include it to the top ten but honestly Jojo deserves the mention. Yes, it's very campy and the animation isn't really good but I enjoy it so much. That's the most important point.

Space Brothers
I'm totally fall in love with Space Brothers, you know that. Again, this show is still on the run so unfortunately this can't made into the top ten. When it's over I can guarantee this will be on my top 5 next year, if this blog still exist at that time.

Oda Nobuna no Yabou
I've been wondering whether this should be on top ten but decided to call it off at the last second. Still, this show is, like, really fun. I mean, it sets in Sengoku period with loli in place of old men. What's not to like?
There's bunch of show like this out there but sincerely this is the only one that I found interesting.

(Also, it's quite sad that all things I learnt about the history of Japan came from either porn games and genderbender anime)

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
It's a good show by all means however it's kinda missing something. Something that made the first half of the show so enjoyable. This show would work well as a plain humour but as a drama? Meh.

Binbougami ga!
Still haven't finish this but so far I like what I saw. There's plenty forced jokes here and there but hey, you can't please everyone. I also like the voice Kana-tan used for this show, it's my favorite from all of her possible voice (the last show she used this kind of voice is Hen Zemi).

Wasurenagumo
Olololo. Greatest twist of the year. Best girl won. Monster girls strong.

Now, let's move on to the Top Ten
10. Yuru Yuri S2
Guess the cat's out the bag now, huh. Yes, I really like Yuru Yuri, not even as a guilty pleasure but with genuine kind of affection. There'd better be another season otherwise I'm gonna be so mad that I'll burn an orphanage.

9. Thermae Romae
I wonder why a 3-minute flash anime can be this good. This is the kind of anime that'll make you keep thinking about its next episode. Don't forget it's also got this subtle message about cultural exchange. No, I'm not joking.


8. Jormungand
That screenshot is from the second season but fuck the police. Jormungand is the show that keeps showing us cool stuff every episode even just for a few seconds. Not as satisfying as Black Lagoon in term of over-the-top action but cool stuff is still cool.


7. Hyouka
The picture above sums up Hyouka perfectly.There's a mystery somewhere (or not really, depending on your take on what can be called a mystery), Chitanda makes an ":o" face then bugs Oreki to solve it to quench her curiousity. Rinse and repeat for 22 whole episodes. Oh, and don't forget to add beautiful animations while you're at it. Wham! There you go, anime for intellegent boys and girls! HUEHUEHUE


6. Hotarubi no Mori e
I don't know when and how it happened but my Hotarubi no Mori e post somehow becomes the most visited page in this blog. Apparently you people have great taste too. Cheers!


5. Aquarion EVOL
Man. I don't even know where to start with this anime. From the over-the-top mecha action, love triangle, colorful cast of characters, sexual innuendo, glorious super powers, homo, "deep" philosophy and stupid attack names. Wait, these characteristics sound familiar! Yes, it's like Star Driver except goofier and has more pun. No wonder I like it so much.


4. Fate/Zero S2
Well what more can I say here other than it's a continuation of the already awesome anime from last year. Some moments in this show are somewhat memorable like the river battle, Saber with motorbike, Rider vs Archer, lolbackstabbing, and so on. The animation is also great, probably the prettiest show in this year.


3. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
This is that one comedic show that always show up in my list year after year. If last year we had Nichijou, 2012 has Nichibros. I was totally sold on this show after watching the pre-air episodes. The actual series is even funnier with more characters introduced. When it comes to comedy anime, I always get picky about the show. But this, I don't have any complain at all. This is my perfect comedy show.


2. Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
This show comes as surprise to me. Nameless cynical protagonist. Suicidal bread. Headless naked chicken. Capitalist fairies. Time paradog. So much fun. I didn't expect anything when I started watching this, but at the end of episode 12 I realized I just watched one of the best satire anime ever produced.

1.5 Chiisana Oji-san
Touching story about a tiny old man's crawl and the women surrounding him. This definitely would be #1 if not for...

1. Nisemonogatari
GOD DAMN IT SHAFT. I HATE YOU PEOPLE AND SHINBO WHO MADE THE SEQUEL OF MY FAVORITE ANIME FROM 2009 INTO THIS INSUFFERABLE MESS THAT IS NISEMONOGATARI. YET I CAN'T STOP WATCHING IT EVERY DAMN WEEK ONLY TO FIND SHAMLESS FANSERVICE IN EVERY FUCKING SCENE. AND THEN CAME THE TOOTHBRUSHING EPISODE. AND I WAS LIKE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. FUCK YOU SHAFT. I HATE YOU SO MUCH. I HOPE YOU GUYS STEPPED ON A LEGO.

P.S. WHERE IS KIZUMONOGATARI YOU PROMISED US YOU LAZY ASSHAT.

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While 2011 can easily be remembered by modern classic titles such as Madoka Magica, Steins;Gate or Mawaru Penguindrum, this year memento will probably terrible anime such as Sword Art Online, Guilty Crown or even Another. Fuck this gay earth. Happy new year, folks!

12 comments :

  1. The toothbrush scene: the best anime scene of 2012 xD

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  2. THEN THAT NIGGA TOOK THE TOOTHBRUSH AND THEN YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    shinbo is satan, and shaft is the root of all evil

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  3. Jinrui is something that I didn't expect. At first episode .... watching RAW, the artwork style didn't click with me. Especially that blood bread, WTF. I'm glad waiting until 3rd episode and watching it because Nagisa .... I mean her voice with sarcasm. It turn out quite entertaining. I hear the sales is pretty good, average 6000 copy each volume. But too bad they adapted most of the LN. So until enough material, there is no second season.

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  4. Yep it caught me off guard too when I watched the first ep. Watashi is now my favorite Mai Nakahara role!

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  5. boleh minta rekomendasi?
    kalau mau nonton fate/zero, apakah harus nonton fate/stay night dulu supaya mengerti jalan ceritanya?

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  6. Opsional sih, tapi kalo mau lebih tahu lebih mendalam mengenai settingnya sih emang saya rekomendasikan tonton.

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