BEST Anime of 2009
2) Darker than Back: Ryuusei no Gemini
3) Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
4) GA Geijitsuka Art Design Class
6) Birdy the Mighty Decode 02
7) Eden of the East
10) Seitokai no Ichizon
1) Eden of the East – “Naked man in front of the house with revolver. LOL”
2) Bakemonogatari – “One second panty shot countdown in slow motion + Senjogahara Stationary War”
3) Canaan – “Gun-Fu!”
1) Bakemonogatari – “Easily the most romantic scenes I’ve seen this year.”
2) Eden of the East – “BANG!”
3) GA Geijitsuka Art Design – “Yaminabe is such an awesome thing, I must try it. Hehehehe.”
BEST Anime OP
1) Bakemonogatari 5th OP - Renai Circulation
“Too damn cute!!”
2) Eden of the East - Falling Down
“Coolest Spoiler OP featuring Kinetic Typography”
3) Pandora Hearts - Parallel Hearts
“Very fitting melody”
4) Umineko no Naku Koro Ni – La Divina Tragedia ~Makyoku~
“Awesome latin chanting!”
5) Tower of Druaga ~ Sword of Uruk~ – Questions?
“Great plot teaser with catchy music”
BEST Anime ED
1) Bakemonogatari – Kimi no Shiranaimonogatari
“SUPERCELL does really good work”
2) Gundam 00 – Trust You
“Beautiful and hints at the originally planned ending”
3) K-On! - Don’t Say Lazy
“Best Rock Song”
4) Cencoroll – Love & Roll
5) Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo – Espacio
1) Darker Than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini “Lots of awesome Hip-Hop and Techno”
2) Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ “Ranges from sad sorrow to fast paced action themes”
3) Birdy The Mighty Decode 02 “Captures the characters and mood perfectly”
1) GA Geijitsuka Art Design - Noda Miki
BEST Manga I’ve picked up this year
2) Team Medical Dragon
3) Shinseiki Evangelion
4) Hoshi no Samidare
6) 20th Century Boys
7) Goodnight Punpun
9) Stray Little Devil
BEST Ongoing Shonen Manga
1) One Piece
2) Fullmetal Alchemist
3) Nurarihyon no Mago
5) The World God Only Knows
7) Karakuri Douji Ultimo
8) To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
10) Mahou Sensei Negima
Biggest Cop Outs of the year
1) Naruto Vs. Pain Arc where everyone who dies comes back from the dead. You have no balls Kishimoto! NO BALLS!!
2) The Disappearance of The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi arc in Haruhi 2009. The movie is coming but I was really hyped up about that novel in the anime.
3) Not showing the final battle of Shikabane Hime Kuro featuring Hokuto vs. Makina. Goddamnit!
4) Tower of Druaga could have been an epic RPG based anime if it weren’t for the Neeba ending
5) Munto’s ending. What happened KyoAni? It was going so well too.
*Not Anime Related* Sylar Vs Petrelli Brothers. For that matter the entire 4th Volume of Heroes.
A) Needless – Stupidest (In a so bad it’s good kind of way) manga and anime of the year
B) Hatsune Miku Project DIVA– Most addictive game I’ve played. I went through all the songs at least 5 times to unlock stuff.
C) Evangelion Re-Take – Best doujinshi I’ve read and I just read it yesterday, t’was amazing.
D) Jack Rakan of Mahou Sensei Negima – Best nickname, “The guy you could stab swords into all you want but it still won’t do a thing damnit!”
E) Mahou Sensei Negima – BEST YURI SCENE! Konoka & Setsuna’s pactio scene. HELL YEAH!!
F) Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ 2nd OP - Most WTF OP. In context that is. It was really big shock when I first watched the OP.
That's it for my last post of 2009. Let's hope the next year will be even better.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!