On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Ten Long Anime

On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Ten Long Anime

On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Ten Long Anime,
Nine Delicious Openings & Endings,
Eight Digiboy Top Anime,
Seven Franchise Continuations,
Six Top Tier Anime,
Five Nyanpire Kitties,
Four Marvel Anime,
Three Teachers,
Two Anime Buddy Challenges,
and an Underrated Anime

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I watch all the long running shows with my boyfriend. Sometimes he's really into it, other times... not so much. Here's all our thoughts on these 10 long running shows that we have been watched all year long.

Note: There might be some spoilers in our thoughts. So read at your own risk!

Naruto Shippuden

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chii: Honestly I think I block a lot of Naruto stuff out. I barely can think back to much of what happened this year in it and what I can remember I hate. But well, if this happened this (spoiler alert) year that was something special. I hate you Naruto fillers!

Tamerax:  When they aren't doing stupid filler episodes, this show is full of awesome. The store is great and I really enjoy the characters (except for the rapping brother guy... he can eat a wang and choke on it to shut up).  When they ARE doing stupid filler episodes,  this show is like pulling teeth that has already been lodged into my anus (under mysterious and no doubt unpleasant reasons).  Point is, those suck....

Gintama & Sketdance

chii: KYAAAAAAAA Gintama is BACK! Sket Dance is the poor man's Gintama. It has ok characters but that's about it. It's really hit or miss with the comedy and I can't stand that it's about high school kids. My favourite character is Switch because he's pretty unique among all the others. The few crossover episodes they did with each series were priceless.

Tamerax: I enjoy these shows but Gintama is definitely better of the two because they just do more weird and wacky stuff. When they do actual main story line (serious episodes), they are awesome and serious but still keep a lot of the funny aspects. When Sket Dance does it, I just don't feel right.  Also, Sket Dance doesn't have nearly as many poo and fart jokes and let's be honest, those are the true essence of comedy.

Toriko

chii: GUTS GUTS GUTS! Now that I have that out of the way... I'll just say that I REALLY PROMISE TO START BLOGGING THIS SHOW AGAIN COME THE NEW YEAR! Embarrassingly I've only watched the first umm 2 episodes... But I can say without a doubt that it is one of my absolute favourite anime.

Tamerax: I can't say anything about this show because chii won't ever watch them.  Instead, here are some ASCII boobs:    (.)(.)

Beelzebub

chii: At first I wasn't really in love with the show. We watched the jump special and it was pretty good so we decided to give the series a try. It starts off how imo Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! does, kinda crappy for the first few episodes then all of a sudden it hits you with awesome and you end up looking forward to it each week. The characters grow on you and you start to actually care what happens to them. After a while it won't bother you that the kid never wears pants!

Tamerax: I liked the show and then I got bored and then I started to like it again and then trailed off...just like Reborn.  I was starting to get interested again with the "knights" story arc. For some reason, this is the one anime that makes me sit back and go, "these high school students sound like they are in there 30s".

Cardfight!! Vanguard

chii: I didn't think I would enjoy a little boys show about yet another cardfighting game... 50 episodes in and I'm still ready for more. I love the OP and ED's to the show too. Oh and the cute cat that lives at the game center is pure love.

Tamerax:  ...this makes want to play Magic again. That's about it. 

Detective Conan

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chii: We got a real treat near the beginning of the year I believe involving that main plot behind the show. It was pretty darn awesome. Movie 15 came out and it was the longest to date. I really enjoyed it.

Tamerax:  TELL HER ALREADY!  @#%@#%@#$^!!!

Fairy Tail

chii: Back when this show started in 2009 I'd say we got through about 20 episodes before we stopped. It wasn't because the show sucked. It was more because I wanted the episodes to build up! I find that marathoning long shows like this to be the best way to consume them. I loose too much detail if I have to wait week by week. This drives the bf crazy because he wants the episodes every week! HAPPY is awesome and the arc that focused on him and Charle that just ended was amazing.

Tamerax: This one actually took me a bit by surprise because it took a while for it to grow on me. As the arcs progressed, I enjoyed it more and more.  I really like the characters even if there are like 3252346346 of them but unlike One Piece, most of them don't have some annoying aspect that makes me want to hate them. I also like that they don't drag out plot questions for too too long. Most questions get resolved in a few episodes or so... most of them. I like that.

Bleach

chii: urg... There is only one thing that is memorable to me from this year and that has to do with Gin. I hate how they always build up Aizen as the baddest dude of all but always shrug it away quickly when shit finally goes down. Bleach has become a show I still watch because the bf wants to. I hate Bleach fillers more than Naruto ones... At least we got a time skip to counter some filler that I'm sure the Bleach people would have loved to make us watch instead...

Tamerax:  It felt like we waited for SO long for the big battle to happen... all the training and BS filler episodes... just to have it done and over with in what boiled down to like 5-6 episodes (remember they kept starting the battle and then buggering off for some crap filler arc for a while and then come back again).  If they are gonna do anything not directly story related, do more fun episodes like the beach one from a while back. At least the arc with the personified swords had some fun moments.  Do that more.

One Piece

chii: This was an emotional roller coaster all year long. I'm so glad the crew is back together now! What a time skip that was! Ace ;__;

Tamerax: Finally back together. Despite my slagging of it above, this is one of my all time favourite shows.  Still... that Ace bit was unexpected and well... kinda crappy. Not as crappy as the filler arc that came after with them all as a kids... bleh. I think with all that emotional energy devoted to watching everyone try to save Ace... well, they could have actually done it.  uh... spoiler alert 😛

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5 Responses to “On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Ten Long Anime”
  1. Anya says:

    Wow I watched none of these except Beelzebub, and dropped that during my depression-anime-purge-something-thingy before the summer *-* from what I did watch it was kinda fun though.

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  2. moritheil says:

    Beel was paced differently from the manga, and IMO I think the manga opens a little stronger. I don’t blame them for wanting to try to mess with it, because the setup is awkward.

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  3. AceRailgun says:

    If you were to watch every episode from these anime all in a row i’d be impressed.

    Out of these I’m only up to date with One Piece and Fairy Tail and I agree with what you both said about them.
    It’s so good the One Piece crew got back together.

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  4. Taka says:

    I’ve been wanting to write a post lately about the long running shonens I like and why I like them. I’m watching basically all the ones except the big three, card fight, and detective conan.

    Gintama is my forever favorite. I will never have a more favorite anime.
    After that Fairy Tail is my favorite.
    Then Toriko (GUTS! GUTS!)
    Then Beelzebub
    Then a Sket Dance

    Ya’ll hit the nail on the head for all of em I think. Did you guys watch the recent Onihime arc in Sket Dance? It was pretty good. I wish the serious arcs were a little longer. The standalone eps are pretty hit or miss though.
    Fairy Tail really does have the most awesome characters.
    I was getting a little frustrated with this training arc of Beelzebub but it’s about to get good again I think. The side characters can sometimes get on my nerves.

    Also seiyuu each of these shows has really strong seiyuu performances from major and minor characters alike.

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  5. chii says:

    @AceRailgun well we didn’t watch em all straight in a row but we did see the majority in the last 2 years or maybe 3 lol

    @Take ya we sure did. It was pretty good imo. We are a tiny bit behind on Beelzebub but I know what you mean… I hate training arcs -.-

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