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Anime of the Year 2005-I Winter - Karas

Slow beginning of the year, and among decent ones Karas is at least memorable   1. Air   [Kyoto Animation] (Finished 12/12) Tags: Drama, Romance, Supernatural  Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey in search of the Winged Maiden who was bound to the sky centuries ago, after hearing an old childhood tale from his mother. As Yukito shows his puppet show to pe

Anime of the Year 2004-II Spring - Gantz

Gantz is the anime I truly love with all its weak sides. Samurai Champloo and Appleseed (Movie) should be noticed as well.   1. Samurai Champloo サムライチャンプルー  [Manglobe] (Finished 26/26) Tags: Historical, Samurai Action, Adventure, Comedy Fuu Kasumi is a young and clumsy waitress who spends her days peacefully working in a small teahouse. That is, until she a

Anime of the Year 2004-I Winter - Interlude

Among three titles with score of 9 only Interlude is a new title, so it takes the upper hand over sequels Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG and Innocence , plus there's this great little series Mousou Dairinin that deserves a mention.    1. Mousou Dairinin Paranoia Agent 妄想代理人 [Madhouse] (Finished 13/13) Tags: Detective, Psychological Avant Garde, Drama, Mystery, Supernatu

Anime of the Year 2003-IV Fall - Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou

Lots of titles, lots of masterpieces. Gunslinger Girl , Gungrave and Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu Final deserve a honorary mention as minor masterpieces, but my heart is with Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou    1. Fullmetal Alchemist 鋼の錬金術師 [Bones] (Finished 3/51) Tags: Shounen Military Action, Adventure, Award Winning, Drama, Fantasy Edward Elric, a young

Anime of the Year 2003-III Summer - Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Can't call anything masterpiece again. Let's point out Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu , maybe.    1. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu フルメタル・パニック? ふもっふ [Kyoto Animation] (Finished 12/12) Tags: Gag Humor, School Action, Comedy Sergeant Sousuke Sagara returns to Jindai High School to protect the precious war asset, Kaname Chidori, from any threat. However, his lack of

Anime of the Year 2003-II Spring - Texhnolyze

Many titles, but still no masterpieces. Texhnolyze is the closest one, as for me   1. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World キノの旅 -the Beautiful World-  [A.C.G.T.] (Finished 13/13) Tags: Iyashikei, Psychological Action, Adventure, Slice of Life Kino, a 15-year-old traveler, forms a bond with Hermes, a talking motorcycle. Together, they wander the lands and ve

Anime of the Year 2003-I Winter - .hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu

My personal preference goes to .hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu in the absence of masterpieces   1. Wolf's Rain ウルフズレイン  [Bones] (Finished 26/26) Tags: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi  In a dying world, there exists an ancient legend: when the world ends, the gateway to paradise will be opened. This utopia is the sole salvation for th

Anime of the Year 2002-IV Fall - Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex

Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex is a genius masterpiece.   1. Naruto ナルト [Pierrot] (Finished 3/220) Tags: Shounen Martial Arts Action, Adventure, Fantasy Moments prior to Naruto Uzumaki's birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-Tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyu

Anime of the Year 2002-III Summer - Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu Deluxe

Did not want to give Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu Deluxe a masterpiece to allow some other decent anime a highlight, but 'tis a barren wasteland this season.   1. Princess Tutu プリンセスチュチュ [Hal Film Maker] (Finished 3/38) Tags: Mahou Shoujo, Performing Arts Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance In a fairy tale come to life, the clumsy, sweet, and gen

Anime of the Year 2002-I Winter - Palme no Ki

No masterpieces as usual, personally enjoyed Palme no Ki more than others.   1. Full Metal Panic! フルメタル・パニック!  [Gonzo] (Finished 3/24) Tags: Mecha, Military Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi Mithril, a covert military institution using state-of-the-art technology to combat terrorist operations, assigns a specialized team to a sensitive mission. Under the command

Anime of the Year 2001-IV Fall - Hellsing

Hellsing is the only title I deemed worthy at the end of 2001.    1. Hellsing Hellsing [ヘルシング]  [Gonzo] (Finished 13/13) Tags: Seinen Adult Cast, Gore, Vampire Action, Horror, Supernatural Hellsing, an organization specializing in dealing with supernatural threats, is called in to eliminate a vampire that is turning the villagers of Cheddar into ghoul

Anime of the Year 2001-III Summer - Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira

Ended up choosing no masterpieces, but Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira is my personal preference.   1. Fruits Basket フルーツバスケット  [Studio Deen] (Finished 2/26) Tags: Shoujo Love Polygon, School Drama, Romance, Supernatural After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is

Anime of the Year 2001-II Spring - Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu

Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu is unrivalled champion in Spring 2001.    1. Digimon Tamers デジモンテイマーズ  [Toei Animation] (Finished 1/51) Tags: Isekai Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy Digimon Tamers takes place in a world where the popular Digimon franchise is all the rage, consisting of a cartoon, video games, and the trading card game. Takato Matsuda is

Anime of the Year 2001-I Winter - Animation Seisaku Shinkou Kuromi-chan

Calm before the storm of titles in spring. No masterpieces again, my favor goes to Animation Seisaku Shinkou Kuromi-chan   1. Grappler Baki (TV) グラップラー刃牙  [Group TAC] (Finished 3/24) Tags: Shounen Combat Sports, Gore, Martial Arts Action, Sports Ever since he was born, Baki Hanma has always known nothing but fighting—strengthening every single muscle and lear

Anime of the Year 2000-IV Fall - Hajime no Ippo

Can't call anything masterpiece , but Hajime no Ippo is the closest to it.    1. InuYasha 犬夜叉  [Sunrise] (Finished 3/167) Tags: Historical, Mythology, Time Travel Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural Kagome Higurashi's 15th birthday takes a sudden turn when she is forcefully pulled by a demon into the old well of her family's shrine.

Anime of the Year 2000-II Spring - FLCL

FLCL deserves a minor masterpiece for its impact alone .   1. Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters Yu-Gi-Oh! 遊☆戯☆王 デュエルモンスターズ  [Gallop] (Finished 3/224) Tags: Shounen Strategy Game Action, Adventure, Fantasy Yuugi Mutou is a naïve and lonely high school student who is fascinated by games. While staying with his grandfather, the owner of a game shop, he comes across a

Anime of the Year 2000-I Winter - Miami Guns

No masterpieces and only a few decent anime this season. Among them my preference goes to Miami Guns   1. Boogiepop wa Warawanai Boogiepop Phantom ブギーポップは笑わない [Madhouse] (Finished 3/12) Tags: Psychological Avant Garde, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural  Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core and now the rum

Anime of the Year 1999-III Summer - Great Teacher Onizuka

As expected, nothing could rival Great Teacher Onizuka this season.   1. Great Teacher Onizuka グレート・ティーチャー・オニヅカ [Pierrot] (Finished 43/43) Tags: Shounen Delinquents, School, Workplace Comedy, Drama Twenty-two-year-old Eikichi Onizuka—ex-biker gang leader, conqueror of Shonan, and virgin—has a dream: to become the greatest high scho


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Anime of the Year 1999-II Spring - Taiho Shichau zo The Movie

Taiho Shichau zo The Movie managed to jump to the last wagon of the masterpiece train.   1. Turn A Gundam ∀ Gundam ∀ガンダム  [Sunrise, Nakamura Production] (Finished 3/50) Tags: Mecha, Military, Space Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi It is the Correct Century, two millennia after a devastating conflict which left the world broken. Earth is now most


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