At last, the final ranking of the season (and maybe the last episode ranking until an undetermined time).
Should I even be doing a ranking, since there were only 4 shows left ? Well anyway, let’s throw some pics and a few words again…
#1 ↑↑ Hanamaru Youchien (12) END
Very nice end~. First part with Anzu’s dream was very cute and heartwarming, gets adult Hiiragi-chan goodness too~. As for the last part, I found funny how Tsucchi needs the help of a 6 years-old kid for finding the courage to confess his love XD . Great stuff anyway, the conclusion is ‘open’ for a second season, but I doubt it will ever happen though…
#2 ↓↓ Dance in the Vampire Bund (11)
This arc continues to be rather captivating~
#3 〓 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (13) END
Well as always I don’t care that much about the test thing, but all the ‘Himeji no yuuutsu’ part and the ending were rather cute.
#4 〓 Kimi ni Todoke (25) END
We followed this baka-couple for 6 months, and we didn’t even get a confession nor kiss scene at the end… Oh man XD
Personal Winter 2010 Ranking
And let’s conclude this anime season with an overall ranking, accompanied by a picture of my favorite character for each show~
#1 To aru Kagaku no Railgun
CV : Kanae Ito (Mihoshi/Sora no Manimani; Koume/Taishou Yakyuu Musume; Airi/Queen’s Blade)
Ok, Railgun ran for 2 seasons (Fall and Winter), but since it ended this season it’s ok to throw it here, right ? Anyway, I made a post about Railgun already so I don’t really have anything to add here. It was awesome, and I really hope for a second season, with more arcs focused on Saten-san. Well, it’s not only because she rocks my world, it’s mostly that I think she’s great material for being THE main heroine of this show. NEED MOAR.
CV : Aoi Yuki (Mina Tepes/Vampire Bund; Riko/Kirumin’zoo)
Despite a few episodes in the middle which didn’t catch my interest as much as the early and late episodes, that was really some nice yuri-ish heartwarming slice-of-life show. I can’t help thinking that ‘something’ was missing though. It was a very enjoyable show, but sadly enough I doubt it will leave a mark in anime history and in the japanese fandom.
#3 Hidamari Sketch x ☆☆☆
CV : Misato Fukuen (Maika/To aru Majutsu no Index)
Great season of Hidamari again. When I heard that the Hidamari Appartments would get 2 new residents, I was kind of afraid, because I didn’t want my good ol’Hidamari to change. But finally Nori and Nazuza are a nice addition to the cast, and everything is ‘natural’ as always. I think I’ve prefered x365, but this season got tons of nice moments, moar yuri and some Natsume goodness. I wanted to give SoraWoto a bit of push, so that’s why I’ve put it ‘only’ in third place.
#4 Hanamaru Youchien
CV : Shion Hirota
Good Gainax. Not as epic as previous comedy shows such as Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai, but still great. Though, I think it would have been better with 24 episodes. I mean, this show got lot of random short stories which were really funny, but it didn’t left enough room for characters and relationship developments. Like, I would have liked to see Tsucchi hanging out with the other teachers/characters more. Some harem development would have been awesome too, but that’s just me. XD
CV : Yoko Hisaka (Mio/K-On!)
If every season gets a ‘Way-better-than-I-ever-expected’ show, Chu-Bra is the one for this season. Nice comedy, nice characters, nice service, nice show ! And making an anime about pantsu worth being watch was quite a challenge. XD The ending was a bit classic and makes us think that a second season is possible (a new character got introduced during the credits), but I doubt it will happen, mostly because of its lack of popularity in the japanese fandom.
#6 Kimi ni Todoke
CV : Aya Hirano (Konata/Lucky Star; Haruhi/Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu; Kaoru/Zettai Karen Children; Mei/Manabi Straight)
Ah~, Kimi ni todoke… Started really nice and cute, with one of the most huggable heroine ever. Watching Sawako’s evolution every week was really heartwarming, and it was all luv and fun~. Then, Kurumizawa appears, and we get even more luv and lulz, while adding light drama and some tears. Then the Kurumizawa arc ended and… dunno. I guess something broke inside me, I just wasn’t into it anymore. So yeah, all the best part was during Fall season, and I’ve put it at the last place almost every week during Winter season, but looking at it overally I guess giving it 6th place is ok.
#7 Dance in the Vampire Bund
CV : Yu Kobayashi (Rio/So-Ra-No-Wo-To; Yumi/Saki; Nagi/Nyan Koi; Setsuna/Negima)
Yeah, I know it’s wrong to throw this show in the ranking while the last episode hasn’t been subbed, but I don’t wanna wait for it. Anyway, at the beginning I found this show pretty boring, and rather laughable because of the exagerrated ‘Shaft’ special effects. But at some point it gets some nice and rather captivating arcs, and no more Shaft effects, so the whole thing ends up being pretty interesting. I don’t think it will get some LEGENDARY ENDING, so throwing it in the ranking early is ok I guess.
#8 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
CV : Emiri Kato (Kagami/Lucky Star; Mayoi/Bakemonogatari; Kiyori/Sasameki Koto; Sakuya/Candy Boy)
I’m bit of confused with BakaTest. I liked the Baka, but I hated the Test. Some great episodes in the middle, when it wasn’t all about the SD t-rpg action. A bunch of very nice characters, but a few very irritating ones too. Apparantly, this show gets the higher chance to get a second season, and I must admit I’d like to watch more of it. If it focus more on the characters and the comedy, that is. I’d really like to see more about the whole Yuuji x Shouko thing. And more Kinoshita twins goodness is highly needed too. WHERE THE HELL IS MY HIDEYOSHI EPISODE ?
#9 Ladies vs Butlers!
CV : Rie Kugimiya (Nagi/Hayate no Gotoku; Taiga/ToraDora; Chika/ Hidamari Sketch; Yuki/Saki; Alphonse/Fullmetal Alchemist)
A show that I really liked at first, but overally that was pretty classic. I would be ok for a second season only if Daichi-kun is finally considerated as a serious candidate for Hino.
#10 Omamori Himari
CV : Yuki Matsuoka (Tsuruya-san/Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu; Evangeline/Negima; Osaka/Azumanga Daioh)
Another classic show with some nice moments. I hope Daisuke Hirakawa (the main guy’s seiyuu) will never get a job in anime industry again.
I won’t post a Top Waifu Ranking, because I just don’t want to choose among them ! … Well, I can tell though that Saten-san is my #1 of the season~
I’m repeating myself here, but I’m leaving for japan in 2 weeks so I’ll probably stop doing weekly rankings. Well maybe I’ll write some anime posts occasionnally, but I guess I just won’t have time for that…
Well anyway, just wanted to say that it will surely be the last post in english before I leave, so to the few english users who happen to come across this shitty blog : cheers, and see ya in Japan~
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