Happy New Year everyone! This post is very late because, well, I had a awful start to my Christmas vacation--caught a fever and have been feeling sluggish ever since. Haven't done much and the result is delay in the things I wanted to do. Adding to the delay was my purchase of a new monitor that led to rewatches and viewings galore... Anyway, I have got to say that 2011's crop was better as a whole than 2010's. The top 5 contenders each have the quality to be considered the best show of the year 2011 for me. To illustrate the close fight, the five categories that I used to compare the shows (namely Characters/Entertainment Value/Story-Plot-Ending/Music/Animation) were divided among 4 of the top 6 shows. The 2 shows that didn't get a first place ranking had 2 second-place rankings each.
If last year was lackluster for individual character likes, this year is a drought. (Though that doesn't mean the shows this year are lackluster.)
Even though I should be looking for a job, here I am posting this. Why? Because it's the first time since I started this blog (in 2006) that I became this excited about the winter anime season. So what will I watch, what will I drop? Read on.
Having re-watched Simoun, most episodes of Crest of the Stars/Banner of the Stars, and Marimite seasons 1-4, finally it's time to put something in this lethargic blog of mine.