Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: How do past years hold up - List your true highlights

  1. #1
    Linerunner MFauli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,770

    How do past years hold up - List your true highlights

    I've been meaning to start this thread, but the heat wave kept me tired, so I'll just throw this out there now.

    The idea of this thread is to look at past years of anime and pick those anime that even now you consider worth watching.

    This is different from the Top3 thread, where you simply post the 3 best anime of a season - you can have such top3, but they could stil all be forgettable in the long run. Get it?

    I've been rather defensive for anime in the past couple years, telling haters that anime is as good as ever. But for some time now I feel that isn't true anymore. Do I'm gonna check it out.

    I'll start with 2018 and then work my way down to, dunno, maybe 2008. Maybe further. Listing only those anime that give me the urge to recommend, rewatch and buy them (if i had money). I wanna see which anime truly stand the test of time. Would be great if you all participate :]

    The first fictional loli that made me fall for her

  2. #2
    Procacious Polymath Ryllharu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    American Empire
    Age
    34
    Posts
    8,528
    Go to 1995. See what really holds up. I'm not joking.

  3. #3
    Linerunner MFauli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,770
    Ok, I'm down to 2015. Will be difficult to go much further because I didn't use MAL after a certain point. Anyway.

    My personal ruleset (that I will bend if I choose so) is that I will count long-running series to their first airing date. So i.e. I don't count Shingeki no Kyojin for this year. Also, sometimes a series went to shit, but was great in the beginning, so only S1 makes the list. Lastly, I first picked all the anime from each year that were talked about a lot and that I liked, too. Then, however, I asked myself the important question: "Which of these anime would you mention in line with Death Note, Record of Lodoss War and Cowjoy Bebop?" That was exciting, because asking that question quickly made me realize the shortcomings of most series. However, a few remained that I could confidently say 'yeah, that's right' (Standouts).

    So here's my list up until 2015. I'll continue doing these lists for as long as I have MAL data. Remember that this is my list. You are VRRY welcome to post your own :]


    2018:

    Sorayorimo
    Gakuen Babysitters
    Kokkoku
    Darling in the Franxx
    Megalo Box
    Golden Kamui
    Steins;Gate 0
    Shingeki no Kyojin S3
    Kaze ga tsuyoku fuiteiru
    Tensei shitara Slime datta Ken

    Standouts:

    Steins;Gate 0


    2017:

    Youjo Senki: Tanya the Evil
    Little Witch Academia
    KonoSuba S2
    Shingeki no Kyojin S2
    Seikaisuru Kado
    Berserk S2
    Re:Creators
    Kakegurui
    Made in Abyss
    Ballroom e Youkoso
    Houseki no Kuni
    Blend S
    Inuyashiki

    Standouts:

    Little Witch Academia
    Houseki no Kuni


    2016:

    Boku dake ga inai machi
    GATE S2
    Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
    KonoSuba S1
    Ajin
    Jojo part 4
    Boku no Hero Academia S1
    Re:Zero
    Berserk S1
    ReLIFE S1
    MSG: Iron-blooded orphans S2
    Yuuri on Ice
    Ajin S2
    Udon no Kuni

    Standouts:

    Ajin
    Re:Zero
    Yuuri on Ice


    2015:

    Jojo part 3 S2
    Aldnoah Zero S2
    Kuroko no Basuke S3
    Baby Steps S2
    Diamond no Ace S2
    Sidonia no Kishi
    GATE S1
    Shimoneta
    Dragon Ball Super
    Overlord S1
    One Punch Man

    Standouts:

    Sidonia no Kishi
    Dragon Ball Super
    One Punch Man

  4. #4
    Orochimaru Stalker Sapphire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    sídhe
    Age
    21
    Posts
    4,238
    Dragon Ball super stands out for you?

    These are some standouts for me but I don't know the years they came out.

    Promised Neverland
    Hunter X Hunter
    Re: Zero
    Kemonozume
    Michiko to Hatchin
    "Leaving hell is not the same as entering it." - Tierce Japhrimel

  5. #5
    Linerunner MFauli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,770
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire View Post
    Dragon Ball super stands out for you?
    Once you accepted that power levels are irrelevant, it was pure hype. Similar to Kuroko no Basuke, except with the nostalgia bonus of DB. And I wasn't alone, considering all the mass live watchings you can find on youtube

  6. #6
    Yorha Unit- shinta|hikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Dystopia
    Age
    33
    Posts
    9,525
    Blog Entries
    1
    But isn't that gigantic suspension of disbelief already enough to disqualify it? Fighting shows are largely about power levels, after all.

    Spunky.

  7. #7
    Linerunner MFauli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,770
    Shinta, post your own list pls. I'm not going to change mine because you find it stupid :]

    DBS delivered on continuing the DB story in a satisfying manner, that's enough to make it the list.

  8. #8
    Yorha Unit- shinta|hikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Dystopia
    Age
    33
    Posts
    9,525
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'm not trying to change your mind.

    This is an old list I rated as masterpiece in ANN ages ago so it doesn't have any recent shows. This is a subjective list that definitely takes into account my preferences instead of just focusing on objective quality of a show.

    Aria the Origination (TV) Masterpiece
    Baccano! (TV) Masterpiece
    Bakemonogatari (TV) Masterpiece
    Banner of the Stars (TV) Masterpiece
    Banner of the Stars II (TV) Masterpiece
    Banner of the Stars III (OAV) Masterpiece
    Chrono Crusade (TV) Masterpiece
    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV) Masterpiece
    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (TV) Masterpiece
    Crest of the Stars (TV) Masterpiece
    Cross Game (TV) Masterpiece
    (The) Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (movie) Masterpiece
    ef: a tale of memories (TV) Masterpiece
    El Hazard - The Magnificent World (OAV) Masterpiece
    Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (movie) Masterpiece
    Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) Masterpiece
    Fate/Zero (TV 2) Masterpiece
    Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (TV) Masterpiece
    (The) Garden of Sinners (movie series) Masterpiece
    (The) Garden of Words (movie) Masterpiece
    Haré+Guu (TV) Masterpiece
    Haré+Guu Deluxe (OAV) Masterpiece
    Honey and Clover (TV) Masterpiece
    Honey and Clover II (TV) Masterpiece
    Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu Final (OAV) Masterpiece
    Katanagatari (TV) Masterpiece
    (The) Legend of the Galactic Heroes (OAV) Masterpiece
    A Lull in the Sea (TV) Masterpiece
    (The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV) Masterpiece
    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (movie) Masterpiece
    Passage of the Stars - Birth (special) Masterpiece
    Planetes (TV) Masterpiece
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica (TV) Masterpiece
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion Masterpiece
    RahXephon (TV) Masterpiece
    Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (OAV) Masterpiece
    (The) Tatami Galaxy (TV) Masterpiece
    Time of Eve (ONA) Masterpiece
    Time of Eve (movie) Masterpiece
    (The) Wind Rises (movie) Masterpiece

    Spunky.

  9. #9
    Linerunner MFauli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,770
    Lots of stuff I'd put in my list, too. And I'm reminded that I effing neef to watch El Hazard. I caught one episode on tv like a decade or more ago, and I loved what I saw.

    On the other hand, I'll never get the hype surrounding Planetes. It's a good anime. Just not ... all that. 🤷*♀️

  10. #10
    Some of mine, masterpieces or not, what I remember really liking:

    Twelve Kingdoms
    Monster
    Berserk (original)
    Boku dake ga Inai Machi
    Hunter X Hunter (Both versions)
    Fullmetal Alchemist (Both versions)
    Now and Then, Here and There
    Cross Game
    Touch
    Legend of Galactic Heroes
    Slam Dunk
    Black Lagoon
    Twin Spica
    Kodomo no Omocha
    Kimagure Orange Road
    Planetes
    Rurouni Kenshin (all, particularly the OVAs)
    Nodame Cantabile
    Hajime no Ippo
    Ghost in the Shell (all of it with varying degrees)
    Chihayafuru
    Hikaru no Go
    Great Teacher Onizuka
    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    Rahxephon
    Blue Gender
    Cowboy Bebop
    Trigun
    Baccano!
    Chrno Crusade
    Kaiba
    Hellsing Ultimate
    Banner/Crest of the Stars
    Kingdom
    Full Metal Panic (all)
    Attack on Titan
    Samurai Champloo
    School Rumble
    Gankutsuou
    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    FLCL
    Darker than Black
    Last Exile
    Scrapped Princess
    Project ARMS

  11. #11
    not over yet Death BOO Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Israel
    Age
    32
    Posts
    4,172
    are you rating them based on how you remember them or did you watch the shows again?

    sig made by Itachi-y2k5, thanks, dude!
    Currently Watching: probably a show directed at 9 years old girls, lets be honest.

    You know the important distinction between Batman and me? Batman is fictional. In real life, there isn't always an alternative.

  12. #12
    Linerunner MFauli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,770
    Quote Originally Posted by Death BOO Z View Post
    are you rating them based on how you remember them or did you watch the shows again?
    Haven't watched them recently, but I'm picking stuff I feel confident about. I plan to rewatch lots of series, though.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Death BOO Z View Post
    are you rating them based on how you remember them or did you watch the shows again?
    I've only watched 2 shows more than once, Hunter X Hunter and Hajime no Ippo.

  14. #14
    Yorha Unit- shinta|hikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Dystopia
    Age
    33
    Posts
    9,525
    Blog Entries
    1
    I also rewatch things very rarely, but I can definitely accurately describe WHY I rated them like that. If it isn't objective excellence in direction/art/writing, it'd be a very subjective aspect that I still remember clearly even now.

    Spunky.

  15. #15
    Awesome user with default custom title KrayZ33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Age
    31
    Posts
    3,569
    In my opinion, a lot of people are forgetting to mention:
    Spice and Wolf



    The opening alone is so freaking chill. It's one of the most interesting stories I remember to be honest. I'm not saying it's the only of it's kind - it probably isn't (or is it?), but I honestly can not remember a single anime I've watched (and I'm certainly someone who watches quite a bit) that has a similar focus (merchants, economy, medieval times, folklore, love story). That's why it will always be a highlight to me


    And Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is and will always be a highlight for me too. Once again, a completely different take on a genre/story that I haven't seen in another show.


    When I look at the past, I remember shows that were more diverse and felt completely "new".. like Cowboy Bebop for example... but maybe that's just an illusion. It's not like these shows were there every single season.
    So I'd say the quality remained the same. Gems have been found and will come and go - and most of the stuff that aired in the past was trash too.
    Last edited by KrayZ33; Tue, 08-13-2019 at 03:46 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •