sunshinesan’s Top Anime
1. Hayate no Gotoku! (Favorite Character: Maria)
The moment I finished the last episode of Hayate no Gotoku! I knew immediately that I had a new favorite show. Hell, I knew that at about five episodes into the series (The first season is 52 episodes long!). Not once did it waver in its hilarity, absurdness, and relentless need to parody everything in existence. This is what we call a masterpiece, ladies and gentlemen, make sure to take note of it.
2. NHK ni Youkoso! (Satou Tatsuhiro)
Before Hayate no Gotoku! proved to me perfection can exist, NHK had always been my most cherished anime. Remarkably dramatic and equally humorous, NHK manages to break out of the norm from its contemporaries and offer a very involved and character based narrative.
3. Zero no Tsukaima (Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière)
Why do I hold this anime so high in regard? I don’t quite know myself. I love the setting, the characters, the music, the tsundere, but it is not without its flaws. That is to say, all of these aspects could be topped by another anime, but the fact that each of these aspects are so well mixed, is the reason I find this show irresistible.
4. Planetes (Fee Carmichael, just because of episode 12)
Another show that boldly ventures out of the anime norm. With the moe revolution and all, its still nice to see that some shows still understand what it takes to make a damn good story: Realistic characters, unique and complex setting, and deep story elements and themes.
5. Mushishi (Ginko)
If you feel like you’ve entered a slump in your anime career, watching shit after shit with no end in sight, Mushishi is your wake-up call. If I can use one word to describe this show, it would have to be “genius”. As I watched Mushishi, I kept on asking myself, “how in a world can a show really be filled with so much genius??” Alas, this was a question that was never answered; that is the mystery of Mushishi.
6. Toradora! (Aisaka Taiga)
Ah, Toradora! High school drama, love polygon, scary yakuza face, tsundere, retarded parakeet, kendo action, song about oranges… I can’t ask for anything more from this show. Tired of the same-old-same-old when it comes to high school rom-coms? Give this one a shot, you will be suprised.
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