If you thought Poro was outdated with Honey & Clover for this year’s 12 Days of Anime, think again as I visit an anime that first appeared in 1986.
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Kamisama Dolls was my favorite show of the year, allow me to elloborate why and blab on about its awesomeness.
I have to be honest: When I first started watching anime, I was drawn to the shows that were fantastical, that involved magic, different dimensions, futuristic worlds, or mecha. Whether it was the ability to manipulate natural elements, mold chakra, recite spells, perform superhuman feats, or interact with and drive a really cool piece of machinery, it was these kinds of shows that interested me. And only these shows.
If I were to materialize sex into a anime, that anime’s name would be Honey and Clover. But no sex before you are married, right? You can watch Honey and Clover as a substitute before then. Running Honey and Clover was the best decision Noitamina ever made. The show doesn’t have samurai-esque massive “mobile suits” or exceedingly high amounts of fanservice. The selling point is its ability to display a slice of life as it really is. Except for Morita. He’s just awesomely kickass.
My favourite anime this year is so far, without a doubt, Mirai Nikki. In a year with Madoka Magica looming over everyone’s heads as the show that’s going to be pointed at for years to come as a high point in anime’s history, that’s an odd thing to say. Honestly, going purely off of their respective plots, Madoka wins hands down, but there’s something about Mirai Nikki that I absolutely love, and I’ve only ever felt it with very few pieces of entertainment, most notably my favourite film of all time, Fight Club. It happens when something is executed in such a manner that something explodes inside of me, letting me know that whatever it is I’m experiencing, it’s the best thing I could ever be doing in that moment, and Mirai Nikki captures that brilliantly.
So we all know that sex sells and the anime industry is no different nor a stranger to sexiness.
However when I intially thought up the concept for this post I was evidently thinking of last year becasue as I found out there were considerably less (excessively) ecchi-type anime this year. Go figure.
[a brief explanation on the dates of the 12 days posts, me and jGLZa both live in South Africa, and while these posts have come out once each day for us, the site displays them differently, anyway...]
Samurai Champloo is one of my favourite series of all time, I consider it better than even Cowboy Bebop, and people seem to have a pretty high opinion of that. But it wasn’t until I rewatched it earlier this year that I took note of something I really should have in the first place, the superb soundtrack headed up by a variety of hip-hop artists, most notably, Nujabes.