It's been a long time since I responded to 'current events' in the anime blogosphere. What's 'in' now is the 50 questions post. So to bring back some more life to this blog I'm posting my own answers to the 50 questions.
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.
Again better late than never. I may not be blogging that much, but I am watching anime, a lot of it now, in fact. As I am still new at work, I don't have a lot of responsibilities yet so I'm not that busy at the moment. For the past few months I have divided my time between anime, books, Internet, and other stuff I didn't get to do like shopping left and right (obviously getting paid means spending power hehehe). Of course I don't spend everything because it's important also that I replenish my savings that got depleted when I resigned without a new job. Now enough of that RL talk. Since I wasn't able to do the Spring impressions, I'm combining it with a post about the Summer anime season.
I said I would not do this list. However, I made an about-face (for reasons I cannot say). Unlike last year, my room is not such a mess today. The weather's still fine though. Another thing for this year, I'll be including shows that I haven't finished yet but where I'm halfway through (or are ongoing shows). The shows are Aoi Bungaku, Bakemonogatari, Cross Game, Kimi ni Todoke, Sasameki Koto. I cannot include Kara no Kyoukai because I'm only into ep 2 and the show is still an unknown for me. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood doesn't count also because I stopped watching and am saving everything for a later date. Fairy Tail is probably gonna go on forever, and I'm still undecided on it overall.
I'm currently on a diet right now, unlike last year where I ate whatever I wanted during Christmas vacation. Must be the reason why this year's favorites picks are so few.
The slow anime progress crawls on... * Bounen no Xam'd I believe we deserve a sequel--after 1000 years! Seriously, I think the series deserved 50 episodes at least, with all that was going on. But tears were forming as I watched the last 2 episodes...Perhaps I was crying it was all too quick? lol
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!