AngryJellyfish’s Top 12 Anime of 2014!

December 30, 2014

2014 is nearly over, but wow, what a good year for anime! The year may have lacked a real stand-out, obvious #1 for me, but the overall standard was very high, which made cutting the list down to twelve harder than it was last year.

People who’ve been following my weekly rankings may find some of the positions/omissions a bit odd, so I’ll explain: I’m currently rewatching a lot of my all-time favourite anime series, some of which I hadn’t watched in almost a decade. That’s really served as a reminder of what a truly great anime feels like… and it’s made the flaws in some of my more recent favourites all the more apparent. So, some re-arrangement was in order, but now I’m very happy with how this list has turned out. 🙂

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Image by sanageyama99

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Autumn 2014 Episode Rankings – Week 12

December 28, 2014

Here we are, the final Weekly Rankings post of 2014, though no doubt I’ll keep this up next year too. I won’t be doing a Week 13, my green and red zones are already down to a nostalgic three, and I’ve got other lists to think about. Namely, my Top 12 Anime of the entire year! Expect that at some point after the final episode of Shingeki no Bahamut airs. 🙂

Its chances are looking pretty good right now!

Its chances are looking pretty good right now!

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Autumn 2014 Episode Rankings – Week 11

December 21, 2014

No Parasyte this week, so it’s a short list! And it’ll be shorter still next week, with both Psycho-Pass and Akame ending. As an advanced warning, however, I’m hoping not to pick up too many new series at the start of next season, so this size could become regular… or I might give in to temptation and pick up 20 shows, it has happened before. 😛 For now though, there’s still two-three weeks left of Autumn!

Shingeki no Bahamut reminds us that it's still a contender, and can invoke more emotions than just laughter.

Shingeki no Bahamut reminds us that it’s still a contender, and can invoke more emotions than just laughter.

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Autumn 2014 Episode Rankings – Week 10

December 14, 2014

I went back and corrected a few wrong episode numbers in last week’s post – I knew Shingeki no Bahamut being an episode behind and Parasyte being an episode ahead was going to cause chaos with the others. 😮 Hopefully I’ll be able to keep count for the few remaining weeks of the season – either way, I’ll have one less series to keep track of!

Psycho-Pass still has one episode to wrap everything up... should be great!

Psycho-Pass still has one episode to wrap everything up… should be great!

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Autumn 2014 Episode Rankings – Week 9

December 7, 2014

Finally, some actual movement in my rankings! 😮 As I’ve explained before, I’m not the kind of person to bump a series up or down just to make a post more interesting, not when I can grumble about the season’s anime being predictably good/bad/stable instead, so as ever these are an accurate representation of my thoughts on this week’s episodes. 🙂

Sending Akane into a rage, against the backdrop of a burning building, Nessun Dorma blaring in the background... delightfully OTT. :D

Sending Akane into a rage, against the backdrop of a burning building, Nessun Dorma blaring… delightfully over the top. 😀

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2014 Anime – Top 12 ED Themes

December 6, 2014

Here we go again! Another list of my favourite anime songs of the year, but this time it’s the ending themes. As before, there will be links to all the songs provided, so that you can still judge me and my taste in music if you’re not already familiar with them. 😛

Vector trace taken from Safebooru

Vector trace taken from Safebooru

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2014 Anime – Top 12 OP Themes

December 1, 2014

It’s December again, which means it’s time for more lists! Starting as usual with my favourite opening themes of the year. If you’re curious enough to find out whether my taste in music is as dubious as my taste in anime in general, read on, and there will be links to all the songs provided (until they get taken down, at any rate). 😀

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