2014 is finally behind us and I finally have the spare time to write this. There were lots of pretty good anime last year but these are the ones that really stood out in my opinion. So without further ado, here’s the bunch of anime last year that I think are the best of the best.
Back then I wrote a post about how Macross could have foresaw the future with the introduction of the concept of a virtual idol, made real today by vocaloids. Slowly but surely everybody even to people outside of the anime community are being made aware of the concept of the virtual idol with Miku Hatsune performing in sold out concerts and just recently, appearing on the Tonight Show with David Letterman.
Tetsuya Nomura, famous for being the character designer of various Square-Enix games such as the ever popular Final Fantasy series, drew Miku Hatsune to look more real which is a step away from Miku’s usual moe appeal. The result was for me was really awesome.
With Miku now looking more human-like, Miku Hatsune is now one step closer to Sharon Apple. Perhaps in the future, everybody around the world would be open to the idea of a virtual songstress just like in Macross Plus.
Last post, I talked about my choice anime OP themes of 2013. Now I’ll be talking about my choice ED themes of 2013. Here are my choice picks!
As the new year is nearly upon us (at least in the +8 timezone of the world) and in my breaking my hiatus, I’ll list down on the anime opening themes of 2013 that I really liked. Without further ado, here are my choice songs!
I’ll say this: one of the very few things that made my college life bearable back then was being a member of the college anime org. It was like a paradise to be able to talk to people who shared my interest on an almost constant basis. I’ll let you in on a secret: The name of my anime org is… Genshiken. Yes, it’s the same name as of the anime. The name feels kinda unoriginal but seeing the anime org that I’m a part of through the years, the org name is very fitting as it feels very much like Genshiken.
This has been festering in a few days in my mind already. I love AKB0048. I just have to say that as much as I like the anime, calling Mimori “Mariko” feels kinda weird.
Fellow aniblogger Kai has written a piece about his philosophy in watching anime. I think that most of us anime fans when asked the question “why do we watch anime?”, the answer will be mostly along the lines of “it’s cool” or something like that, but for some of us, watching amime holds a much deeper purpose.
I’ll be honest, the thought of using Twitter never crossed my mind before I started aniblogging and the reason I only started Twitter is because I read that bloggers use Twitter as a way to reach more readers. I never thought that I’d be hooked to it back when I started my Twitter account, but here I am now, an anitwitter addict.
As the winter 2012-2013 is off to a slow start, I might as well list my top 10 anime of 2012. Without further ado, here goes!
This is my first time participating in this anime blog Secret Santa project. For those of you who are wondering, the Secret Santa project is something put together by the guys at Reverse Thieves where bloggers submit their names and recommend 3 series to a randomly assigned blogger as well as anonymously receive 3 suggestions and out of those 3 suggestions we pick one title.
For my first Secret Santa experience, I present to you… Bartender. This is something I’ve been meaning to watch for the longest time but don’t get the chance to do so because I have a lot of stuff to do. I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about this anime and this Secret Santa has just given me the push to start watching this anime. The other choice I contemplated on picking was Kaiba, which I will be watching at a later time, while I didn’t consider picking up the Macross 7 movie because I wanted to try something different from what I usually watch.