2 0 1 0 And The Strongest List In The Universe

2010 was easily the best year of my life, and especially was the best year for anime. At the start of the year I posted, in a fit of rage, my resolutions for 2010. Let’s look at how they turned out:

– Record at least 2 videos a month all year (As promised to my little brother): Never happened once. Our camera refused to work for us and we couldn’t ever figure out how to fix it. Bro finally got a new camera last month.

– Finish as many of my unfinished anime as possible: I did a good job of finishing at least 30 or so of the shows on my Finish or Fail list. I think that’s good for a year that I mostly spent watching current anime.

– Wrap up or continue all of my blog series that are just hanging on loose ends such as Don’t Fuck This Up or the Utena episodics: “Wrap up” was supposed to mean “finish,” but instead I cancelled them all. Either way I don’t have to think about them anymore, so whatever.

– ACHIEVE HIGH-ASS MARKS IN MY COLLEGE CLASSES (BECAUSE OTHERWISE EVERYTHING IS FOR FUCKING NOTHING): Averted crisis. Shortly after this post I dropped out of the classes I had, but since then I’ve been making the best grades I’ve had since middle school.

– Reach Otaku Nirvana: The first of my accidentally-reached goals. I made a post called “I Have Reached Otaku Nirvana” without having remembered that this was a resolution at all.

– Write a fucking novel’s worth of content for Dark Dreams at the End of the World. I don’t care if none of it is connected, I need the fucking content: The second of my accidentally-reached goals, though this one was on my mind a lot more. But yeah, I WON NANOWRIMO NIGGA.

– Learn to drive within the next 4 months (necessity): Never happened because it stopped being a necessity. I still should do it, though, so I can go to the movies every Tuesday.

– Get Laid: Not even close. I had a lot of weird sexual issues this year and since summer have slowly turned into an introvert with a growing 2D complex.

– Get my fucking friends out of my fucking house before my parents throw them out, and while I’m at it, get my fucking self out of the fucking house!!!: Not entirely sure what I meant by this. One of my friends did leave in January, but my cousin Funeral is still here, and very close to being thrown out lol.

– Get Money: Utter failure.

– Comprise my Top 100 Anime of All Time list with COMPLETE AND UTTER CONFIDENCE: The third accidentally-reached goal. I planned to do a top 100 list in my last post of the year, and then while re-reading posts throughout the year, saw this resolution. Interesting that I’d fulfill it exactly before the deadline, hahahaha!

– Keep my fucking room clean to at least some extent: Eeeeeh, this is basically a fail.

– Lose some fucking weight, put on some fucking muscle, and learn to fucking fight. I want to make this dream finally fucking HAPPEN: I did lose a good 10-15 pounds this year thanks to weird eating habits that might’ve been brought on by my pills and all the walking I did during the summer, but I know that’s not what I meant by this.

– Turn my youngest brother into the God-Level Otaking Prodigy that he is on the path to becoming: He’s most certainly on the way.

– Keep my little bro on the path to success and make sure he makes it through high school without a problem: My bro has done nothing but make me proud all year.

– Show the fucking world what I am really capable of: I think honestly, I have. I’ve shown that I’m capable of succeeding at what I really want to do, failing at what I think I want to do but don’t have my heart in, and picking myself up every time I get down.

Record: 8-4-4

 

And now, a very special attachment. This part of the post is dedicated to Chii, a good friend of mine who follows my blog and twitter more religiously than anyone else. Chii is one of the very few people who deserves the title of “hardcore otaku” and never ceases to amaze me with how much she’s seen. She has the most unpredictable tastes of anyone I’ve ever known and will often totally hate or totally love something that I didn’t expect; however, she doesn’t let her dislike for a series cloud her ability to appreciate posts on it, which makes her a valuable reader (lol).

Chii did something amazing this year by writing a post every single day in her 365 days of characters series. The posts are simple, sure, but she wrote one every single day while still watching unbelievable amounts of anime and writing other posts on the side. For managing to have that much fun with her blog all year, I solute her.

The reason I dedicate this part of the post to her is out of a tradition that she watches all of my favorite anime. It started back when I was a member of Anime-Planet, which she uses in place of MAL, and she was trying to watch all of the anime on mine and a guy named purplemo’s favorites lists. Because I change my list so frequently, sometimes she’d have a few more to go and sometimes just one left, but this time, I’m sure I’ll punch a couple of holes in her infinite watching list.

I’ve dreamed of doing this for a long time. I hadn’t quite seen enough anime yet to do it and keep everything on it relevant, but I’ve finally reached a point that I confidently believe in it.

This is my 100 Favorite Anime of All Time

What it means to be a favorite for me is to be a show that I truly love and have a desire to watch again and again into the future. Every show on this list qualifies.

I intend to update this list at the end of every month from here on out.

1. Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Kara no Kyoukai 1-6)

2. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Neon Genesis Evangelion)

3. Gintama

4. Lucky Star
(Anime that enhance my love for it: OVA)

5. Baccano!
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Specials)

6. K-On!!

7. Cowboy Bebop

8. Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight

9. FLCL

10. Serial Experiments Lain

11. So Ra No Wo To

12. Hidamari Sketch X 365
(Anime that enhance my love for it: S1, Specials)

13. Canaan

14. Mahou Shuojo Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st

15. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s

16. Evangelion 2.22: You Can [Not] Advance
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Neon Genesis Evanglion, Evangelion 1.11)

17. Eureka 7

18. Toradora

19. Kure-nai

20. The Sky Crawlers

21. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Kai)

22. Bakemonogatari

23. Shiki

24. Summer Wars

25. FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood

26. ef ~a tale of memories.

27. Simoun

28. Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Revolutionary Girl Utena)

29. Strike Witches 2
(Anime that enhance my love for it: S1)

30. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Lagann-hen
(Anime that enhance my love for it: TTGL, Gurren-hen)

31. Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

32. Mugen no Ryvius

33. To Aru Majustu no Index
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Railgun)

34. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Shoushitsu)

35. Black Lagoon The Second Barrage
(Anime that enhance my love for it: S1, OVA)

36. Durarara!!

37.  Saki

38. Kamichu!
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Specials)

39. Rurouni Kenshin Tsuiokuhen

40. Utawarerumono

41. Pani Poni Dash!

42. Ichigo Mashimaro

43. Kyouran Kazoku Nikki

44. Kuuchuu Buranko

45. s-CRY-ed

46. Angel Beats!

47. Texhnolyze

48. Darker Than Black

49. Casshern Sins

50. Otaku no Video

51. Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai

52. Earth Maiden Arjuna

53. NHK ni Youkoso!

54. Mobile Fighter G Gundam

55. Bamboo Blade

56. Gunslinger Girl

57. Pokemon
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Movies)

58. Red Garden

59. Trigun

60. One Piece: Omatsuri Danshaku to Himitsu no Shima
(Anime that enhance my love for it: One Piece)

61. Read or Die OVA

62. Neo Ranga

63. Genshiken

64. Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou

65. Kiki’s Delivery Service

66. Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
(Anime that enhance my love for it: S1)

67. Gankutsuou

68. Futakoi Alternative

69. Arakawa Under the Bridge
(Anime that enhance my love for it: X Bridge)

70. The Legend of Black Heaven

71. The SoulTaker

72. Highschool of the Dead

73. Dance in the Vampire Bund

74. Mitsudomoe

75. RahXephon

76. Akira

77. Maria-sama ga Miteru
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Haru, 3rd)

78. Mobile Suit Gundam III Encounters in Space
(Anime that enhance my love for it: I, II)

79. Martian Successor Nadesico

80. Millennium Actress

81. Tenamonya Voyagers

82. Kanokon

83. B Gata H Kei

84. Haibane Renmei

85. Mai-HiME

86. Detroit Metal City

87. Samurai Champloo

88. Code Geass: Lelouche of the Rebellion

89. Metropolis

90. Giant Robo

91. NieA_7

92. Last Exile

93. Gunbuster
(Anime that enhance my love for it: Diebuster)

94. Honey and Clover

95. Ouran High School Host Club

96. Mononoke

97. Boogiepop Phantom

98. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

99. Black Rock Shooter

100. Spice and Wolf

10 thoughts on “2 0 1 0 And The Strongest List In The Universe

  1. This is so awesome and I totally thank you! It’s been super fun all this time and finally this year I have actually completed purplemo’s lists! here’s what I’m going to watch from yours in the coming year.

    Pani Poni Dash
    Kyouran Kazoku Nikki
    Darker Than Black
    Bamboo Blade
    Neo Ranga
    Genshiken
    The SoulTaker

    I find it rather hilarious that it is only 7 series out of 100 but either way you have 3 on here that I’ve been meaning to watch for quite sometime so for that I am happy! I’m totally afraid of Kyouran Kazoku Nikki! XD I’m so glad that you suggested Black Heaven to me for my secret santa project even if you didn’t know about it at first hehe. It was a very good watch and while I didn;t like it nearly as much as you did I totally appreciate it for what it set out to do. After all looking just a little deeper into anime is pretty fun at times and it had lots of places where I could do that. It’s nice to see it on someones top list that’s for sure.

    You totally made me blush with this post! I hope your next year is just as awesome as this one! btw totally learn how to drive… I still haven’t learned and it’s honestly a little weird at this point but I still have no desire to learn but I see it as a skill that people should have.

    Watch legend of the galactic heroes! XD

    • I think you’ll enjoy Pani Poni, Kyouran, DtB, and Genshiken, the others are totally up in the air. KKN you will like if you can get into it’s pace.

      I probably don’t like Black Heaven as much as you think I do lol. I just treat it extra-nicely because it’s such a buried treasure.

      LotGH ffffffffffff………… maybe.

      • I think you like it just as much as I do honestly. Appreciating something is just as good as liking it in my strange world of anime anyway. hard to explain at the moment. haha but I think you get it.

        Bamboo Blade, Neo Ranga, Genshiken were the 3 I was talking about that I was meaning to watch. DtB is on the totally going to watch list anyway since it was recent. I still laugh that I didn’t end up watching it yet honestly because I’ve had so many opportunities to sit down and get it done but it just didn’t happen.

        Lotgh is just a silly comment. You gotta watch Diamond Dust first! :P but you totally should watch lotgh too XD

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