Summer was actually really busy for me in real life so I ended up only steadily watching Sengoku Basara, Strike Witches, Sekirei, and Kuroshitsuji. Why those 4? Simply because they were all season 2's to shows I had already seen. I wasn't quite willing to get my hopes up for fresh and new like I did with Winter.
Oddly a new Digimon series started to air too. I'm not honestly sure why since Season 5 ended back in 2007 but I suppose they are reaching out to the new generation of kids or something. Maybe I'll watch it someday but probably after I finish/catch up with Pokemon. Who knows.
Summer is generally a lot like winter anime wise. There's often one or 2 really great series and the rest is rather meh. I was impressed that only 5 anime were on the low side of things out of 16. I also really enjoyed watching everything just after they completed. I had fun reading everyones end thoughts as I caught up with the ends myself.
Best Show of summer for me without a doubt is Highschool of the Dead. A lot of people actually picked this one to be their favourites. Weather it be for the zombies, for the ecchi, or for everything that was silly fun! Boobs defying gravity was a must in this show and it was hilarious. I never take ANYTHING that has zombies in it seriously. I mean come on really, zombies! That's just grand old fun and I was glad to see an anime adaptation of the zombie world. I love zombie movies!
Worst Show of summer for me of course was Amagami SS. I'm just not interested in the majority of romance shows. This one also teetered on the harem side of things but had a twist to it that they did one girl at a time. So it was basically like watching some lonely boy playing a VN over and over and over again to see how many different girls he could get. Yeah, no thanks.
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of summer 2010:
- Highschool of the Dead 9/10
- Sengoku Basara 8/10
- Kuroshitsuji 8/10
- Seitokai Yakuindomo 8/10
- Occult Academy 7/10
- Nurarihyon no Mago 7/10
- The Legend of the Legendary Heroes 7/10
- Strike Witches 7/10
- Shiki 7/10
- Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi 6/10
- Mitsudomoe 5/10
- Sekirei 4/10
- Asobi ni Iku yo 4/10
- Shukufuku no Campanella 3/10
- Amagami SS 2/10
Surprise enjoyment: Seitokai Yakuindomo was one darn hilarious anime. I simply loved all the dirty jokes that the girls were making. I honestly had no idea what I was getting into. I mean the plot revolved around a boy who is one of the first that started going to this all girls school that suddenly opened their doors to males. Sounds like a boring harem plot line but man did it ever turn out way different and more awesome than I could have imagined. VIVA LA PERIOD JOKES!
Surprise fail: Asobi ni Iku yo you'd think it being about catgirls would be enough. Sometimes you need just a little more though. It tried REALLY hard though I'll give it credit for that. But even alien catgirls in SPACE didn't save it for me.
Honorable mentions: Shiki started off very weak. So weak in fact I put off watching the rest until earlier this week. Man am I ever glad I picked it back up because the later episodes after 13 are just pure awesome. I'm also glad that I got to watch them all but the last episode in one swift go. I can't imagine waiting each week to see what happens. Mitsudomoe while has a middle rating it is ok. It's very hit and miss with me more being on the miss side of things but man when it hits a funny part it is simply hilarious.
On the Fifth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Five Delicious Openings,
Four Quirky One Shots,
Three Big Contenders,
Two Amazing Rivals,
and Char Aznable on a Horse
Winter: Durarara. It's first ED is pretty darn amazing as well.
Spring: Sarai-ya Goyou AKA House of Five Leaves. I love everything that has to do with this OP. So wonderful.
Summer: Sengoku Basara Ni. Super catchy. Super hyper! Just like the show.
Fall: Kuragehime AKA Princess Jellyfish. Everything about this is just awesome. Imagery especially. The ED is super touching as well. Gives me a pretty calm feeling every time I watch and listen to it.
Overall: Senkou no Night Raid. I've already said here that it was probably my favourite of 2010 and since the end of the year is here, I know for sure. This year in general was pretty special for a lot of great OP's and ED's.
Special mention! Omae Umasou da na! So simple and short for both the OP and ED!