Part 2 as promised. Happy New Year everyone!
Favourite Theme Songs in 2009:
Kimi ga Shiranai Monogatari (Bakemonogatari ED): Meaningful lyrics are nice.
The fine every day (Tayutama OP): Still on my playlist even though the anime was shit.
Silky Heart (Toradora 2nd OP): Hocchan should do more “serious” songs.
Ring my Bell (Sora no Otoshimono OP): Very catchy, surprisingly.
ALTERNATIVE (Asura Cryin’ 2 OP): Epic song that makes you feel better about the show than it actually is.
Osaki ni sil vous plait (GA: Geijutsuka Art Design OP): Hitotsu~ hitotsu~ hitotsu~ hitotsu~ hitotsu~
Shin’ai (WHITE ALBUM OP): Song that shows the prowess of Nana’s vocal cords.
Tsukiakari no Michishirube (Darker than Black 2 OP): Generic catchy pop song that just works. Admittedly the full version I don’t like so much.
mind as judgement (CANAAN OP): The countdown is awesome.
only my railgun (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun OP): I swear it’s the blatant Engrish that makes me love it!
Miracle Upper WL (Ontama OP): Great combination of May’N and Masami Okui!
again (Fullmetal Alchemist (2009) 1st OP): A very nice thematic song.
Female Character of the Year:
Senjougahara Hitagi (Bakemonogatari)
Who else? Pretty much a damn solid choice for this year, even if she is a bit whacked in the head sometimes.
Runner-ups: Beatrice (Umineko no Naku Koro ni VN), Ami~n (Toradora), Felli (Chrome-Shelled Regios)
Male Character of the Year:
Shidou Mariya (Maria+Holic)
Okay, this choice might be a bit cheating… but seriously, it just shows how this year is in terms of male characters!
Runner-ups: Takizawa Akira (Eden of the East), Sakurai Tomoki (Sora no Otoshimono)
Dumbass of the Year:
Senou Natsuru (Kampfer)
Ought to fucking die a horrible death. CAN’T YOU SEE IT’S REALLY A DATE, DUMBASS?!!
Most Wasted Character of the Year:
Felli Loss (Chrome-Shelled Regios)
She really stole the whole show with her tsundere attitude and deadly shin-kicks. Plus it’s Nakahara Mai. It’s just a fucking shame the show was pure shit apart from her.
Runner-up: Sango Shizuku (Kampfer)
Lesbian of the Year:
Shirai Kuroko (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun)
I admit, I thoroughly enjoy the lesbian antics of Kuroko in Railgun way more than the show’s story itself. Plus the way Satomi Arai voices her with a combination of haughtiness and naughtiness really makes her stand out.
Runner-up: Nishida Haruka (Kanamemo)
Best new series I picked up this year:
Umineko no Naku Koro ni.
The Visual Novel of course. The only good thing that ever came from the anime.
Troll of the Year:
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu
Runner-up: World’s Most Influential Person.
Disappointing Series of the Year:
It had a nice potpourri of awesome elements from mecha to magic and a bunch of hawt speciments of the female gender. Just too bad they decided to hinge the whole story on a contrived plot device and gave it a generic “life goes on” happy ending. Did I mention how QUALITY the production was in the later episodes? Adult Nia is still extremely HAWT though.
Runner-ups: Kampfer, CANAAN, K-ON!
Ballsiest Idea for an Eroge this Year:
Osananajimi ha Daitouryou (My Girlfriend is the President)
Your girlfriend is “Omaha” and she rules Japan in her White House. Putina is the President of the USSR. Throw in a loli alien that doesn’t give a fuck about fixing her own mistakes and very moe-moe spaceship and you have a really weird eroge on your hands.
Weirdest Cameo of the Year:
Yaranaika in Kiddy Girl-and
Absolutely unexpected and totally hilarious. I can only hope they really ARE dicking around with the fans for this first half of the show. I don’t think it can be saved otherwise.
Gintama Arc of the Year:
The Popularity Poll arc.
Nothing is sacred in the eyes of Gintama’s production team. I can’t believe they managed to even make a whole arc on the premise of the characters killing each other to improve their ranks. Add that to them killing the original mangaka as well….