My Top Anime for 2008: Final Version

Happy New Year everyone!  This post was delayed because I was waiting for Mouryou no Hako’s last episode, and while waiting I was not in the mood to write any ‘thoughtful’ description about each anime on my list.  But now it’s finished, so enjoy!

So unlike in 2007, I feel perfectly fine now.  I don’t have headaches.  My room is a mess though, but blame it on the cold weather.  It creates the perfect mood for blogging because you become too lazy to do anything else like cleaning, organizing, washing–the mundane stuff.

Another more important difference from last year though, is the use of the watchlist and the matrix.  Before I had to research again on the shows that aired for that particular year, and it was such a bothersome task.  Clicking search result links like a zombie isn’t a fun way to be spending the last days of the year, right?  Another equally tedious task was how to rank the shows better, which got solved when one boring day at work the gods of anime gifted me with the matrix.  It’s not truly anything groundbreaking for me but it is a great help when sorting out what I think about each series.  Now the only thing left to solve is how the post writes itself lol.  Actually the description for each series is the only remaining problem now, because sometimes I forget what happened with a certain series.  2008 was a busy year for me–I had to study for JLPT 2, plow through my pile of books, try living a healthier lifestyle, think about my career, blah3x and other things in between.  So this could be my new challenge for 2009.  🙂

Now enough with the boring talk, and on with the list!

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Merry Christmas! And some updates

There still much time left before the clock strikes 12 midnight here, but I’m posting anyway hehehe.  Another thing is, I just finished Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto – Natsu no Sora.  This is the 3rd anime I finished watching raw, after Aria the Origination and Binbou Shimai Monogatari.  Before, I was thinking that I’d watch this again with subs.  But…


That was just a sad ending.  T_T

I got fooled by gorgeous visuals.  I really thought it was going to be a happy ending for everyone.  Why??!!!!

I could understand like 60-80% of the dialogue, but there were some things that I could need some clarification on. But currently I’m not sure I want to watch it again with subtitles now that I know the ending.

In other news, I just posted anew on my other not-so-new but almost abandoned blog, The 2nd Gig.  Since I won’t be able to update that one regularly like this one (hahaha updates huh), I’ve placed the posts feed at the bottom.  I’m thinking of discussing anime music and Japan culture-related posts there.  You might ask, ‘But why not here?’ Well, I’ve been forever struggling with my categories and I want CPAR to focus on anime and I feel it would become more messed up (especially the categories part) if I added more variety to the posts.

That’s about it.  Again, have a Merry Christmas everyone!  😀