Well, Toonami had a fairly decent year. Even with 3 1/2 hours, we still had a lot of good stuff (and Dimension W) come to the block. And a bunch of good stuff (and Akame ga Kill!) leave the block. But we’ve had a ton of good news, and I’m gonna go over everything that happened this year, and my thoughts about what each show has brought to the block.
Seasonal Thoughts: A stepdown compared to last season, and not everything turned out decent enough to pass. Only two shows I can say were good enough, and then there’s stuff best left forgotten, like Mahoukrap. In case you haven’t noticed, “Mahoukrap” is my derogatory nickname for Mahouka. Because it’s crap. Then again, it says some things about the quality of the anime of the first half of the year when garbage like Mahouka is popular.
Man, this anime year stinks…
Also, a message to the writer(s) of Black Bullet and No Game, No Life: Including lolis for the sake of having lolis does not a story better make. Stop it.
Spring 2013 Season Overall Thoughts: Although it’s better than last season, this season did test what low tolerance I have for certain shows. I pretty much declared one show complete trash after the first episode alone, which I never do. My really bad side has been dormant since the end of last year, and now it’s back… with a vengeance.
Well, how about that? Turns out the Mayans were wrong. I’ve had my first full year of blogging under my belt and 2012 brought us good things, some bad things, some weird things, Toonami’s return to television, The Avengers, and something that’s so unbelievably horrendous, it’s even worse than Master of Martial Hearts.
In case you’ve haven’t heard, Bandai Entertainment is going to end DVD and Blu-Ray production this month. That means all your favorite anime you saw on Toonami and/or [adult swim], like Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Eureka Seven, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Code Geass, and others that are on DVD will no longer be available to buy from stores, and will probably go on wallet-breaking prices on eBay.
So you might be wondering? Where do I go buy these anime at? The answer is simple:
Most stores that sell DVDs, like FYE or Best Buy, should sell anime sets. I recommend FYE since they tend have a larger anime stock than Best Buy.
For buying online, I recommend websites like Amazon or RightStuf. RightStuf prices are a lot cheaper, around 25% to 40% off the SRP, plus you get free shipping for orders $49 and up. Amazon has free shipping for some orders over $25 and up.
So what are you waiting for, Chinese New Year? Go out and buy those boxsets before they’re gone!
Well, true-believers… Before we knew it, another year has come and gone and with it brought some good anime, some decent anime, some bad anime, and some WTF? anime. So which anime of 2011 I thought were great, which ones did I sort of enjoy, and which ones were utter crap? Find out after the jump.