End of the year for anime blogs means a bunch of reflective posts. On this blog, it means a LOT of reflective posts (as you’ll see later). And this one is the first. A quick ranking of all the anime movies I saw this year.
Whilst it’s stop sleeting over here in Dallas, the roads were still way too icy for me to drive to the theatre and see the new Madoka movie. It’s a shame, because I’ve heard comparisons to it and Beautiful Dreamer, which definitely just makes the one-week delay from seeing it all the more frustrating. Also, I might have accidentally bought another ticket before learning I could use my current one to see the showing next week.
But hey, there are plenty of other films on my shelf that are way better than that new movie could ever be, right? Like some Thai martial arts films? Could go for that shit.
My three surprise picks of this year were Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Angel, and Hanamaru Kindergarten. All three were shows that I’ve heard decent things about without being raving, so I knew right away that none of these were getting close to my favorites list. Still, I’m all up for surprises and trying new thing – hence why I deleted my “Plan to Watch” list, and as long as what I got wasn’t a sports anime or f*cking Gundam, then I was ready to dive into anything my Secret Santa gave me.
Tons of anime I want to give attention to this week, mostly because they were great setups for future possibilities whilst being entertaining on their own. Only things I’m keeping up with that aren’t on here are the shorts and VN adaptations.
2007 is said to be one of the best years for anime ever. Gainax introduced a new generation to the super robot genre. KyoAni released Key’s biggest masterpiece. That Dennou Coil thing that is said to be one of the most original anime of all-time was released. A bunch of underrated stuff that people are slowly discovering also came out around this time, and I admit to not having seen them aside from that atrocious Sola anime that somehow got ranked the best 2007 show in Japan.
Yeah, I kinda hate Sola guys. And believe me, that’s not the only thing that’s blasphemous about my list. I think you’ll notice really quickly that a bunch of the really popular stuff is not on here. I was planning on expanding the list so I could include them. Then I decided it wasn’t worth it in the least and said, “Fuck it! Dennou Coil stays off.”