Poll: Choose what series I watch next!

January 20, 2018

My pile of unwatched anime is huge, I am spoiled for choice. Usually, I create shortlists based on the length/genre of series I’m interested in, then roll a die to pick between those on the list. This time, however, I turn to my blog readers to make that decision for me. 😀 And whichever series wins will get reviewed here.

I’ve done this a couple of times in the past – in 2010, readers selected Maria-sama ga Miteiru over Junjou Romantica in a battle of Studio Deen BL vs GL, while 2012 saw Pretear and Koi Kaze tie for 1st place out of six short series. But those were a long time ago, so it’s only fair that I give newer readers a chance~

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I also ended up watching and reviewing runner-up Kanon!

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Happy New Year! 2018

January 7, 2018

A very belated Happy New Year to all my readers! My apologies, I was feeling a bit burned out after putting together all those end of year lists, marathoning manga to reach my ridiculously high Goodreads Challenge, and all the various other things I wanted to get out of the way by the end of 2017.

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Keeping with the tradition of Etotama screenshots – sorry, Juuni Taisen!

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AngryJellyfish’s Top 12 Anime of 2017!

December 31, 2017

Hooray for leaving things until the last minute, again~ Here are my Top 12 series of 2017, a year which has certainly kept me entertained. I had to leave some really good shows out. 😦

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And my award for best screenshot of the year goes to Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation. 😛

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2017 Anime – Top 12 ED Themes

December 29, 2017

Ending themes tonight! Which brings an intense three days of blog post drafting to an end. I’ll take a breather tomorrow, before delivering my Top 12 series of 2017 on late Saturday/early Sunday, all being well.

As before, Youtube/Dailymotion and even Vimeo links this time (to the TV version of the song with animation where available) are in the titles. 🙂

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My Show By Rock!! cosplay back in March feels like a long time ago now… (image by 蒼幽子)

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Autumn 2017 Episode Rankings – Week 12

December 28, 2017

Another season ends… slightly different this time though, in that I won’t be posting weekly rankings for the Winter 2018 season, or for the foreseeable future after that. I’m aiming to cut down my anime viewing to 8-9 weekly series, and will dedicate the time saved on things like this to gaming instead. Can’t imagine this format working with half the number of series.

Thankfully, it seems we’ll be ending on a high note, as most of this week’s final episodes have risen to the top… though not necessarily in the order I’d have predicted!

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Not ALL the way to the top, mind – there’s still one episode to go for Fate/Apocrypha!

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2017 Anime – Top 12 OP Themes

December 27, 2017

A break from the usual weekly rankings – but not from anime, or lists. 😛 Here are my top opening themes of 2017, a list which made me realize how few I actually remember or listen to compared with the ending themes. A trend I see every year. Maybe I’m just too impatient waiting for the actual episode to begin to fully appreciate OPs? Regardless, these ones managed to impress me.

As ever, Youtube/Dailymotion links (to the TV version of the song with animation where available) are in the titles, so you can judge my taste in music for yourself.

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Christmas owls… because. (image by dA)

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Autumn 2017 Episode Rankings – Week 11

December 19, 2017

And, finally, we’re back on track with the Tuesday posts. Though I can’t guarantee the next one will be up on Boxing Day… As for the Top OPs post, my plans to do that last week completely fell through due to other commitments, but it (and the other usual end of year posts) WILL happen!

Meh, at least I’ll be done with work for 2017 by this time tomorrow. One less distraction. 😀

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An eleventh hour… erm, week… victory for Fate/Apocrypha! More great battles this week, but crucially, featuring characters I care more about than most of last week’s lot.

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