Review of 2010 Anime Part 1 ~Winter~

Review of 2010 Anime Part 1 ~Winter~

Like last year I made it a goal to watch everything that aired this year. With a few exceptions of course. Season 2 of shows I haven't seen were counted out and shows that I had seen a lot of but knew I couldn't just stomach anymore. Yup that means no Hidamari Sketch for me this winter! I still can't stand that so many seasons of it are being made... Cobra The Animation was the only other show I didn't watch that aired. It is something I've been wanting to watch for a while and this as certainly bumped it up in my want to watch list. Here we go with Winter's Aired Anime.

Winter actually was a really short season with only 13 shows that aired. Katanagatari started but it only showed one episode per month for the entire year so I don't quite count it. Only 2 shows ended up being 24 episodes (Durarara and Qwaser) and carried onto Spring where all the others were 12-13 episodes. So everything pretty much ended for new spring anime to take over the airwaves.

Winter honestly was a pretty boring season. It had some winners but half my list is on the lower half, out of 10 score wise for only 13 series... Everything was new except for Hidamari Sketch, Cobra, and Heartcatch but since I only started Heartcatch that didn't really matter to me. I was expecting new and fresh from everything but all I got was lame and crappy for the most part.

Katanagatari did something new. Something I haven't ever really seen before. Well in more ways than one honestly. Some of it was cliche like the one episode per sword capture type deal but mostly it was unique. The art and music were amazing and not to mention that you only got one episode per month! That was something special to me. I had always honestly wondered why no one had ever really done a show like that before (There might have been but I'm too lazy to research it) spanning an entire year with 12, 45 minute episodes. Generally I hate shows that have long air dates but Katanagatari was reliable for when it was going to come out. So I knew I would get my show once a month no matter what.

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Best Show of winter for me, aside from Katanagatari because that is the winner for overall best anime of 2010 was Durarara. I was looking forward to it from the moment I saw it announced. I watched the first episode and wrote a little something about it and then I actually ended up waiting till it was finished to watch anymore. I'm SO glad I waited too because there's nothing worse than waiting to see one of your favourite shows one episode at a time over many, many weeks. Some people love that but I just can't stand it with something I'm totally into.

Worst Show of winter for me would be Chu-Bra... Even though it's THE only series I have "successfully" blogged all the way through... ._. ...I love panties but not from the eyes of a 12 year old. I'm not even going to chew this anime out anymore. I think I've done that enough already. Urrg.

The main cast of Chu-Bra.

Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of winter 2010:

  1. Durarara 10/10
  2. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 8/10
  3. Hanamaru Youchien 7/10
  4. Sora no Woto 7/10
  5. Heartcatch Pretty Cure (still airing) 6/10
  6. Seikon no Qwaser 5/10
  7. Dance In The Vampire Bund 4/10
  8. Ookami Kakushi 4/10
  9. Ladies Versus Butlers 4/10
  10. Omamori Himari 2/10
  11. Chu-Bra 1/10

A slice of life show I can get behind!

Ookami Kakushi's all about the oranges.








Surprise enjoyment: Hanamaru Youchien I expected to be just another one of those perverted school kid shows that everyone thinks is cute. It ended up being much, much more.

Surprise fail: Ookami Kakushi I don't even know what that was...

Honorable mentions: Cobra I honestly can't wait to sink my teeth into. I put off watching the new one because I haven't seen the old. This is something I shall be completing in the year to come for sure. Sora no Woto I actually expected to hate a lot more than I ended up. It was total win though. Well not total, it could have been a little less slice of war life like and a little more awesome even though what was there in general was pretty darn awesome. I'm still not sure of my overall thoughts of the show. Heartcatch has brought Pretty Cure back up to my magical girl standards. It was shattered with Fresh last year so I was expecting the worst. Thankfully I got the best. Seikon no Qwaser I think digiboy said it best here "purposefully awesomely bad".

Comments

8 Responses to “Review of 2010 Anime Part 1 ~Winter~”
  1. digital boy says:

    1. Sora no Woto (10/10)
    2. Seikon no Qwaser (9/10)
    3. Durarara!! (9/10)
    4. Heartcatch Precure (9/10)
    5. Dance in the Vampire Bund (8/10)
    6. Hanamaru Youchien (7/10)
    7. Baka to Test to Shoukanuu (7/10)

    Dropped:

    Ladies Versus Butlers (never picking up again)
    Omamori Himari (might watch for the sakuga)
    Chu-Bra (might finish just because I was halfway through)

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  2. digital boy says:

    If my scores all seem high, it’s because I almost never finish anything I’d give less than a 7, so I never give less than a 7 (except for rare occasions, 4 of which I had this year.)

    My grading system should really be: “Stuff I Loved” and “Stuff I Liked” lol

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  3. chii says:

    I’m honestly impressed that you enjoyed Qwaser enough to give it a 9 HAHA

    Considering the majority of my lists ended up under 6/10 I should have dropped the lot. But well… I like watching bad anime it seems XD

    If I watched stuff I only thought was going to be good I would end up running out of anime a lot quicker methinks

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  4. digital boy says:

    Well, the difference between you and I is that I like 80% of all the anime that comes out, and you like 20%.

    Qwaser was beautiful (admittedly I haven’t finished it yet lol), I watched a lot of eps twice and just kept having fun.

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  5. Shinmaru says:

    Ookamikakushi was pure poop.

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  6. chii says:

    Darn right it was!

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  7. Hana says:

    Though I’d prob give it 8/9 (lost points for me ‘cos of the weak ending), nonetheless I’m glad to see Drrr!! in it’s rightful place at the top of this list! 🙂

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  8. chii says:

    weak endings rarely effect how i feel about a show as a whole. and honestly i didn’t mind the ending all that much at all

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