WARNING: If you do not like anime, please do not post a comment about it. This is just my opinion and you are free to post your top ten in the comment section. This also contains some major spoilers.
# 10 Naruto
Naruto is not a modern masterpiece, but it was good for what it was worth. The reason why it’s so low on the list is because of all the fillers, which it is well known for. It’s also kiddish and Naruto’s voice sounded like he smoked to much ( a running gag in the Naruto abridged series) The reason why it’s on the list at all is because it did have some really well done scenes/episodes, like Haku’s death. Surprisingly enough, I actually cried a little when I saw it. My friend was positively weeping, and when both those things happen, you know it was a damn good episode. It also had an amazing theme called “Sadness and Sorrow”, an excellent piece for the piano or flute.
# 9 Ah! My Goddess
I know, I know, this was a really popular series and deserves a higher spot on the list, but I haven’t actually finished the series, so I can’t really judge yet, but it still deserves a spot on this list, even if it is incredibly low.
#8 Tri Gun
This is also pretty low on the list because I haven’t finished the series. But it’s also because of lack of exposition. From what I’ve seen, there isn’t much exposition and some things are underdeveloped, but there were a lot of funny scenes, interesting characters, and good moments that were developed.
#7 Fruits Basket
Fruits basket is a legitimately funny comedy, but it doesn’t really live up to the manga. One gag that could’ve been used in the series ( and wisely was not) is that the Yuki and Kyo ( and Hatsu Haru and Momijii, I suppose) get hugged and Touru has to save them. For those who have never watched Fruits Basket, whenever a member of the Souma family get hugged by a member of the opposite gender or get sick or have their bodies under serious stress, they turn into a specified animal from the Chinese zodiac. However, this gag was used only a few times in the series and instead got there humour from the characters actions, rather than relying on a predictable gag that would have worn out its welcome very quickly. The problem with this series is that plot points are either adequately explained or not explained at all.
#6 Hell Girl
Hell Girl was a good and incredibly interesting series with some good elements. The thing is, this series is kinda hit-and-miss when it comes to the episodes. This series could have easily made number two, but unfortunetaly the ending kind of ruined the series. There are also some pretty illogical decisions made at times, like how Ai is starting to doubt that her job as being an avenger is morally just. Dude, God made you take the job in the first place, I don’t think you get much of a say. Also, you’ve been killing and sending people to Hell for over 500 years, what made you so doubtful now? s Also, some characters like Ionawa (sp) who should get way more screen time than he had. He was legitimately interesting, yet we had no clue who he is.
Ah, Kuroshitsuji, a masterpiece in of itself and a delight to watch, with an interesting plot and likeable characters. It was dramatic, sad, and all around a good watch. So why isn’t it higher on the list? As I said in one of my previous posts, Kuroshitsuji plays keep-away with us. It has so many interesting villains with severe cases of Convertible Syndrome, and you are just praying they turn into good guys because you know they’re going to die otherwise. The only time they did take advantage of this is with a Hell Hound named Pltuo ( Ha ha ha…), which they ruined by killing at the end of season one. Also, it didn’t live up to the manga. I blame this on the fact that only volumes 1-5 ( I’m estimating) were out at the time the series began, but I digress.
XXXHoLic was a very good series with interesting characters, development, and wonderful plots ( the series was very episodic) The problem is that while there was lots of development int he places that needed it and was indeed very good development, there were some places that need it. This is best shown in the movie, when the villain has been collecting souls of collectors to create the ultimate collection for over twenty years, and he hasn’t aged a second. His sister, however, did.
Well? Aren’t you going to explain? No? Fine, you’ll just get #4 on my top ten list then. >:P Seriously though, his situation was never explained.
#3 Death Note
Death Note was one of the best anime series I have ever watched. So why is it number three? Because they killed L. UNFORGIVABLE! But at least they didn’t kill Matsuda. Then this series wouldn’t even be on this list at all.
#2 Code Geass/ Cowboy Bebop
Code Geass was magnificent, from start to end. Wonderful development, magnificent characterization, wondrous plot and plot twists, inhumanly good voice acting (in the Japanese dubbed version, anyway…) and possibly the best conclusion any series could possibly even dream for.
Cowboy Bebop is the same deal, but it’s the exact opposite in terms of voice acting. The English version had inhumanly good dubbing and the Japanese subbed version had the exceptional dubbing. So what could have beat these excellent series?
#1 Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
Full Metal Alchemist in two words: Inhumanly good. Excellent. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood had the tension of Death Note, the exciting plot twists of Code Geass, well-done action scenes the equivalent of Cowboy Bebop, voice acting like Cowboy Bebop, characterization and character development of Inu Yasha, and much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, apply to the forehead, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much more.
Well, that was my top ten list, so so long! And until the next post!
P.S I won’t be posting for a little bit, so please be patient for the next post!
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