EDIT: Added Pic and Remarks.
The year will be coming to an end soon, so here’s little post to do a little summarizing: a list of the series I’ve watched and my ranking for them. I may have missed out one or two series, but oh well.
(Not in order of preferences)
[Top Tier] Highly Recommended
Code Geass R2
Eve no Jikan
Kara no Kyoukai
Lucky Star OVA
To aru majutsu no Index
Remarks: Most of the series in this tier are pretty much self-explanatory. However, I’ll have to say that Kannagi turned out to be the surprise series – I didn’t expect it to turn out this enjoyable. Eve no Jikan needs more love; it’s like the most underrated anime this year. Then again, I guess the lack of comedy or action (or pew pew lazors) turned people off from Eve, since it’s just a rather simple drama of sort (though with a rather complex theme). I’m a big fan of TYPE-Moon so Kara no Kyoukai has got to be in. To aru’s in here simply because I have a soft spot for Fantasy/Magic genre and I like the array of abilities of the characters.
[Mid Tier] Good, worth the watch
Clannad~ After Story
Detroit Metal City
Kyou no go no nii
Mai-Otome 0: Sifr
Nodame Cantabile~ Paris Chapter
Spice & Wolf
Tales of the Abyss
The Tower of Druaga: Aegis of Uruk
Remarks: Clannad is well, Clannad, nothing much to comment on. Detroit Metal City is another one of the surprise series: I like how this series is a satirically humorous take on the Jekyll/Hyde concept. Kurozuka is probably the darker anime this year. Abyss and Druaga are also in this tier because I’m also a sucker for RPG-ish settings (Party forming, questing and such). Ga-Rei: Zero is great series – after looking past its first episode—and with an even better soundtrack. Nodame Paris was quite a disappointment for several reasons: the side characters were not as interesting as those in Season 1 and the pace of the series was rather rushed. Nevertheless, it is still worth the watch.
[Mid Tier] Average, not really worth the watch
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
Tetsuwan Birdy Decode
Remarks: Kuroshitsuji was a series I picked up on a whim: because Jun Fukuyama’s name was on the VA cast. I was basically just curious as to see how he’s going to pull off that gay Shinigami role.
[Bottom Tier] Hall of Shame
Remarks: Totally a chaotic mess of crap. Seriously. I didn’t expect any anime to hit this tier, but well, now there’s one.