Monday, December 30, 2013

Top 10 Anime of 2013

I thought 2013 was a pretty weak year for anime. Of course there were certainly a decent amount of things that I liked and enjoyed. It was difficult compiling the top ten list this year. For the first time I have movies and specials on here simply because I didn't have enough TV series that I loved this year. Number ten was, again, a fight between a couple of series.


* Fairy Tail

* From the New World

* Girls und Panzer

* Jojo's Bizarre Adventures

* Little Busters!

* Psycho-Pass

* Robotics;Notes

* Smile Precure

* Space Brothers

* Zetsuen no Tempest


* Ai Mai Mi

* AKB0048 Next stage

* Amnesia

* Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next

* Chihayafuru 2

* Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

* Minami-ke Tadaima

* Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara kuru sou desu yo?

* Nekomonogatari: Kuro

* Ore no Kanojo to Osanajimi ga Shuraba

* Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

* Senran Kagura

* Tamako Market

* Vividred Operation


* Attack on Titan

* Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge

* Devil Survivor 2 the Animation

* Flowers of Evil

* Ginga Kikoutai: Majestic Prince

* Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W

* Hataraku Maou-sama!

* Hentai Prince & the Stony Cat

* Namiuchigiwa

* Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga nai.

* Red Data Girl

* Suisei no Gargantia

* Valvrave the Liberator


* Bakemonogatari 2

* Blood Lad

* Danganropa the Animation

* Day Break Illusion

* Eccentric Family

* Fantasista Doll

* Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya

* Free!

* Gatchaman Crowds

* Love Lab

* Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist

* Senki Zesshou Symphogear G

* Silver Spoon

* Stella Women's Academy

* Yellow Mosaic


* Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova

* BlazBlue: Alter Memory

* Coppelion

* Galilei Donna

* Gingitsune

* Infinite Stratos 2

* Kyoukai no Kanata

* Kyousogiga

* Little Busters!: Refrain

* Strike the Blood

* Valvrave the Liberator 2

* Walkure Romanze

TV Total: 62 completed (counting both Valvrave seasons as one), 3 on hold, 2 dropped


* 009 Re:Cyborg

* Accel World OVA

* Accel World Specials

* Ao no Exorcist Movie

* Arve Rezzle

* Asura

* Attack on Titan Recap

* Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent

* Blood-C: the Last Dark

* Blood Lad OVA

* Chihayafuru 2 OVA

* Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!: Depth of Field

* Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai: Kirameki no Slapstick Noel!

* Control Bear

* Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

* Dareka no Manazashi

* Death Billiards

* Evangelion 3.0

* Fairy Tail OVA

* Fairy Tail x Rave

* Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou

* Future Diary Redial

* Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou: Fumikome nai Kokoro

* Genshiken Nidaime OVA

* Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border1: Ghost Pain

* Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border2: Ghost Whispers

* Girls Und Panzer Specials

* Haiyore! Nyaruko-san OVA

* Hal

* Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home

* Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak

* Humanity Has Declined Specials

* Inferno Cop

* Joshiraku OVA

* Kamisama Kiss OVA

* Kick-Heart

* Kotonoha no Niwa

* Little Busters! OVA

* Little Witch Academia

* Magical Star Kanon 100%

* Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Movie

* Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Recap

* Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust

* Monster Seated Next to You OVA

* Namiuchigiwa OVA

* Naruto: Road to Ninja

* Nerwareta Gakuen

* Nozoki Ana

* One Piece Film Z

* Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga nai. Specials

* Pokemon: the Origin

* Precure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi

* Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Beginnings

* Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Eternal

* Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion

* Ryo

* Saint Young Men OVA

* Saki Achiga-hen Episode of Side-A Specials

* Sankarea: Wagahi mo.. Zombie de Aru

* Smile Precure Movie

* Space Battleship Yamato 2199

* Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Deja Vu

* Suisei no Gargantia Specials

* Tamako Market: Dera's Bar

* Tiger & Bunny: the Beginning

* Tight Rope

* To Aru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki

* Vanquished Queen

* Vanquished Queens Specials

* Vassalord OVA

* Who is Imouto? Episode 13

* Wolf Children Ame & Yuki

2013 TOTAL: 134 completed, 3 on hold, 2 dropped

PRE-2013 TOTAL: 273 completed

OVERALL TOTAL: 407 completed, 3 on hold, 2 dropped

10. LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA - It was between LWA and Jojo's Bizarre Adventures for this spot. As much as I enjoyed Jojo, I had to be in a certain mood to fully enjoy it. Besides, LWA is awesome. One of the best Anime Mirai has given us and I can't wait for the sequel.

9. FROM THE NEW WORLD - I certainly had a ton of issues with From the New World, especially concerning the characters. However I can't deny that its story was original, interesting, and one of the best endings and revelationsI've seen this year.

8. GENSHIKEN NIDAIME - Even with the fujoshi invasion, this newest Genshiken installment proved to be just as good and entertaining as the original crew. (Even if I still think there was a bit too much focus on the trap.)

7. SENKI ZESSHOU SYMPHOGEAR G - A step down from the first season, but retained pretty mucheverything that made me love and enjoy it. And Nana-chan. I hope the upcoming third season will be better than this one.

6. PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA FILMS - Even though I felt unsatisfied with the first two recaps, it was nice to see the original Madoka story with upgraded visuals. I'm still not completely sure how I feel about the third movie, but I can't deny that it was probably the most memorable anime viewing experience I've had all year.

5. VALVRAVE THE LIBERATOR - Another one of those "so bad it's good" series. Valvrave uses almost every overused cliche and trope in the mecha genre arsenal, but it's very proud and unashamed of that fact. So yes while this obviously made the show dumb as hell, it was also thoroughly entertaining.

4. NEKOMONOGATARI / BAKEMONOGATARI 2 - Monogatari had two excellent installments this year. I'm still mad that the latter felt the need to have a recap episode at the end of every arc, but aside from that it was great to see all of the girls receive more development.

3. MAHOU SHOUJO LYRICAL NANOHA THE MOVIE 2ND A'S - Once again, this second Nanoha film proved more to be a simple retelling and money maker. Entirely new and amazing animation, plus some new character designs, a brand new soundtrack and more made Nanoha A's the Movie 2nd a worthwhile endeavor.

2. ECCENTRIC FAMILY - A charming family-centric anime with a lot of great mythological and fantastical elements. If I ever have time, I'll probably revisit it in the future.

1. KYOUSOGIGA -I'm so happy this received its own TV series. The story finally feels complete.Definitely told the most emotionally touching story for me this year. With a cast of memorable characters and gorgeous visuals, Kyousogiga is my favorite anime of 2013.
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