2013 Year in Review

Now that we’ve moved into 2014, let’s look back on the past year.

Only shows that finished in 2013 are eligible. (So Kill la  Kill is not.)

Music

All the music sucked this year except for Shin Sekai Yori and AKB0048, and the latter is only because they brainwashed me. Actually Kyoukai no Konata and Tamako Market had okay music too from what I recall. But the point is, J-Pop sucks.

Worst Characters

  1. Little Busters — All Females Except Rin. Ugh I hated this show.
  2. Maouyuu Maou Yuusha — Stupid Maid. That speech was so bad.
  3. Robotics; Notes — Kai. Ugh.
  4. Sakurasou — Mashiro. So annoying. Like dating a three year old.
  5. Devil Survivor 2 — Every single fucking character.
  6. Oreimo — Ayase. She used to be the best character (not that that’s saying much for Oreimo) but then they completely ruined her.
  7. Suisei no Gargantia — Amy. Talk about a useless main character.
  8. Date a Live — Tohsaka. It’s saying quite a bit when the loli isn’t the worst character in the show.
  9. Crime Edge —  Main Girl. It’s just disappointing when the show was filled with so many awesome crazies and the main love interest is so normal.
  10. Dog and Scissors — Everybody. Especially the main girl because she showed up the most.
  11. Kamisama no Inai — Scar and Old Guy. Had cool backstories but ended up as babysitters. Literally.
  12. Walkure Romanze — Cat Girl. Why…
  13. Galilei Donna — Middle GIrl. Completely useless.
  14. Kyoukai no Konata — Mirai. So annoying. 
  15. Nyaruko — Hasuta. Fuck Hasuta.

Best Characters

  1. Zetsuen no Tempest — Dead Girl. She was pretty cool.
  2. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure — Jojo #2. He was even better this year though…
  3. Shin Sekai Yori — Saki. Great to see her grow over the course of time.
  4. Yahari ore no blah blah blah — Main Guy.  He was pretty funny.
  5. Suisei no Gargantia — Chambers. One of the few things the show did right.
  6. Rozen Maiden — Adult Jun. That turned out way better than I expected.
  7. Genshiken — Ogiue. Really should be number 1 but her role wasn’t too big. 🙁 Curse them for skipping the best part of the manga.
  8. Hataraku Maou-sama — Assisstant. Shit.
  9. White Album 2 — Black. Wow a main winning love interest in a drama that I don’t hate.
  10. Uchouten Kazoku — Frog. Lol it’s a frog.
  11. Love Lab — Green. Best girl of the year.
  12. Gatchaman Crowds — Hajime. Never got the hate. She was awesome.
  13. Valvrave — ERU-ERUFU

Best Shipping

  1. Minami-ke — Kana and Fujioka. Just get married already.
  2. Zetsuen no Tempest — Mashiro and Red. I swear this show should have just been a love comedy.
  3. Tamako Market — Tamako’s mom and dad. From only one episode. I really need to get around to watching that movie.
  4. Date a Live — Origami and main guy. Well main guy doesn’t really matter.
  5. Hentai Ouji — Main guy and short girl. So cute. Although her sister was also funny.
  6. Nyaruko — Kuu and main guy. Or Kuu and Nyaruko, I’m fine with that too.
  7. Danganronpa — Main guy and magical detective girl. Too bad it didn’t go anywhere.
  8. Majestic Prince — I put this on here a year ago but I don’t remember why…
  9. Servant x Service — Cosplay Girl and what’s his face. Imouto needs to up her shipping powers.
  10. Mushibugyo — Main guy and bug girl. So cute together.
  11. High School DxD — Main guy and Casper. The perfect couple.
  12. Hataraku Maou-sama — Main guy and tsundere. Traditional but whatever it worked.
  13. White Album 2 — Main guy and Black. Great romance.
  14. Love Lab — Everyone with everyone. Perfect shipping storm. Almost as good as Gundam Build Fighters.
  15. Valvrave — ERU-ERUFU x Princess. I cried.
  16. Valvrave — ERU-ERUFU x Marie. I cried.
  17. Valvrave — ERU-ERUFU x Haruto. I cried.

Best Anime

Ok actually this is every anime. Time for mergesort.

Unwatched: Ace of DiamondAmnesiaArata Kangatari,  Bakumatsu Gijinden RomanBlazBlue: Alter MemoryBlood Lad, Brothers Conflict, C3-buCoppelionCuticle Detective InabaDa Capo IIIDiabolik LoversFantasista Doll, Freezing S2, Futari wa Milky HolmesGen’ei wo Kakeru Taiyou, Il Sole Penetra le IllusioniGifuu Doudou!GJ-buGundam Build Fighters, Hajime no Ippo S4, Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the EastHayate no Gotoku! CutiesHyakka Ryouran Samurai BrideHyperdimension Neptunia the AnimationKarnevalKimi no Iru Machi, Kingdom 2, Kiniro Mosaic, KKK, Kuroko no Basuke S2KyousougigaLitle Busters ~Refrain~, MagiMakai Ouji: Devils and RealistMeganebuMonogatari Second SeriesNamiuchigiwa no Muromi-sanNon Non BiyoriPhi BrainPhoto KanoRo Kyuu Bu SSSekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku NaritaiSpace Bros, Tamayura ~More Aggressive~Unbreakable Machine Doll, Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 2000%The World God Only Knows: Goddesses ArcYozakura Quartet Hana no UtaVividred OperationYuushibuYuyushikiZettai Bouei Leviathan

Shorts: Don’t know, don’t care.

Actually, I didn’t watch Gundam Build Fighters in 2013, but now I have, and it’s awesome. A-. Will write a review once the second season finishes.

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64. Devil Survivor 2 The Animation — F
Horrible in every conceivable way.

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63. Little Busters — F
What a waste of a good part of my life (even with skimming).

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62. Dog and Scissors — F
The only show this season I truly regret finishing.

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61. Maoyuu Mao Yuusha — F
Wins the award for biggest insult to humanity for the season.

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60. Senran Kagura — F
Sushi.

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59. Infinite Stratos 2 — F
Generic harem snorefest.

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58. Walkure RomanzeF
All the horny horses weren’t enough to make this show any good.

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57. Free!D-
Nuts! But mostly butts.

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56. Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai.  D-
Made the first season look good.

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55. Watamote — D-
Good ideas but held back by repetitiveness.

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54. Danganronpa — D-
Awful in every way, but I couldn’t stop watching.

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53. Galilei Donna — D-
Galileo Galileo~~~ He invented the telescope, airplane, time travel, and japanese candy, and fell in love with his great great granddaughter and wrote crappy poetry.

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52. Aku no Hana — D
I hated watching this.

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51. Red Data Girl — D
Couldn’t even follow this.

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50. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo — D
Panties arne’t powerful enough to solve all the problems we’ve got here.

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49. Robotics; Notes — D
Didn’t know where it was going.

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48. Sasami-san@Ganbaranai — D
Stylish but ultimately empty.

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47. Fate Kaleid Liner PRISM ILYA — D+
Ilya is a magical girl advised by Rin. Not quite as awful as it sounds.

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46. Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio— Ars Nova C-
Ship them ships! Kind of a waste, with the loli and all this “feelings” crap.

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45. Love Live! School Idol Project — C-
Nico nico nii~~~! Aside from her it was boring.

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44. Magi — C-
Morrigana is cute. Otherwise not much to offer.

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43. Shingeki no KyojinC-
It’s better than Sword Art Online. I guess.

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42. Seitokai no Ichizon Lv. 2 — C
Still manages to retain the charm of the first season. Unfortunately it was never all that great.

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41. Majestic Prince — C
Ugliest thing I’ve ever seen but still enjoyable despite that.

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40. OreShura — C
Solid harem show.

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39. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. — C
The school club harem with a twist— the main character acts like an ass.

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38. Kyoukai no Kanata — B
Looks gorgeous. The story was not that interesting though.

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37. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SC+
Less lesbian tea parties, more blowing shit up. Too many lolis though.

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36. Koroura-san — C+
Great start, decent end, dull middle.

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35. Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED — C+
Lolicons.

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34. Suisei no Gargantia — C+
Lack of focus. THe first ten episodes end up not having much impact at the end.

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33. Ixion Saga DTC+
When the comedy hits it’s great. Too bad it usually misses.

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32. White Album 2 — C+
One of the best love triangles in recent memory. They seem to have fallen out of favor.

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31. Date A Live — C+
DATE! DATE! DATE! Hilarious but still completely retarded.

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30. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT — B-
Honestly I probably rated this higher than it deserves. But Rika~~~~

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29. Kamisama no Inai NichiyoubiB-
By all rights this show should be terrible. But each arc’s finale was emotionally powerful.

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28. Chihayafuru S2 — B-
Too much attention to the tournaments instead of the relationships. It got repetitive.

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27. Gingitsune — B-
Cute and peaceful, while avoiding being boring. I visited the shrine in the OVA!!!

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26. Outbreak CompanyB-
Hilarious at times, while also being very self-aware.

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25. Mondaijitachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo — B-
Dropkickin’ dragons.

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24. Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko B-
Surprisingly strong showing from a harem show.

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23. Servant x Service — B-
Funny. Also focusing on working adults is a nice change of pace.

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22. Rozen Maiden (2013) — B-
Great coming of age story. Not so great story about magical dolls.

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21. Gin no Saji — B-
Mmm… Pig….

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20. NouKome — B-
Pretty darn funny.

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19. Zetsuen no Tempest — B-
Should have stuck to being a romantic comedy.

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18. Senhime Zesshou Symphogear G: In the Distance, That Day, When the Star Became Music…B
Fuck the moon.

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17. PSYCHO PASS — B
Not as intelligent as it thought it was, but still entertaining.

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16. Mushibugyo — B
Fairly standard shounen, but with a lot of heart and a good romance.

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15. Minami-ke Tadaima — B
Hosaka.

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14. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W — B
Hasuta, please jump off a cliff. Otherwise hilarious.

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13. Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge — B
Bizarre and terrible but I love it.

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12. Genshiken NidaimeB
Wish we could have gotten Ogiue and Sasahara instead of cross-dressing, but hey, it’s Genshiken.

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11. High School DxD New — B
A perverted harem that’s completely shameless and actually funny. I love it.

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10. Love Lab — B
It is possible to have cute girls doing cute things in shows that I like. If they’re funny. Like Love Lab.

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9. Hataraku Maou-samaB+
Pretty funny. Nothing too original but very solid.

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8. Tamako MarketB+
Adorable, funny, and at times moving.

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7. GIRLS und PANZER — B+
PANZER VOR

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6. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure — A-
Even Speedwagon is afraid of how good Jojo’s is.

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5. Uchouten KazokuA-
Great humor and visuals.

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4. VALVRAVEBeyond 666
POSSIBILITY.

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3. Gatchaman CrowdsA-
Quirky, stylish and unique. Something I’ve never seen anything else like.

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2. Shin Sekai Yori — A-
I love horror and fantasy, and this was the perfect combination. Great atmosphere and an epic story.

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1. AKB0048: Next Stage — A
ANIME OF THE MILLENNIUM.

What did you think of this season’s shows? If you disagree your taste is shit but it’s okay.

8 thoughts on “2013 Year in Review

  1. No, your taste is shit.

    You are being unreasonably harsh towards Devil Survivor 2. ‘Every single fucking character, but the robot’, now that would fit Gargantia perfectly. Devil Survivor at least had some homo moments with Yamato. This alone compensates for all its missteps.

    I’d smother alive that loli from the ‘Sunday Without God’ bullshit (how was that hack quality of writing greenlit in the first place?). And same goes for the redhead tsundere in ‘Hataraku Maou-sama’.

    Your good taste in Valvrave pairings is showing though. I never knew that ERUERUFU x Marie was a thing.

    Wow. I remember my ordeal with Seitokai no Ichizon S1. It was so retarded. I thought whoever wrote this must have been either 12 year old or a guy with a severe case of brain damage.

    Majestic Prince enjoyable? Ekhem. What kinds of drugs did you have to take not to die of boredom while watching this?

    The UNLIMITED Hyobu Kyosuke was fun, but had a shit ending. Were you really trying guys~.

    Gargantia is the worst show of Urobuchi (daily reminder that he only wrote a handful of episodes of Blassreiter). It’s so shallow it’d be more suited to be a Disney Channel cartoon. WERE IT NOT FOR THE RAPIST LESBIAN PIRATE QUEEN. LET’S NOT KILL THE PIRATES!

    I, on the other hand, found the romance shoehorning in Chihayafuru redundant and annoying. Why in the world of manga a girl MC can never be best friends with a guy?

    Gingitsune is a cheap Natsume’s Book of Friends knock-off. Watchable, but so very average.

    You wouldn’t believe how disappointed I was with Zetsuen no Tempest. They flushed all the dramatic buildup of the first half down the toilet with all the second half stood for (i.e. endless car drives while we do EXPOSITION by…talking!). Sasuga Bones. I’d rate it C- out of spite. Also, poor Hanemura. I wished all the characters would die with him being the lone survivor in Neo-Tokyo. Now, that would be glorious.

    Mushibugyo… I remember the first episode being heavy on the ero content, then I dropped it.

    Are you serious with this AKB0048 stuff? Jojo is the anime of the millennium.

    I’m done. You can kill me now.

    1. It did have some good homo moments, but definitely didn’t make up for the rest from my perspective.

      I shipped ERUERUFU x MARIE so hard.

      Yeah that lesbian rapist pirate queen was pretty good, I’d forgotten about that!

      Hahaha I liked the second half of Zetsuen no Tempest way better than the first. Different tastes for different people I guess. 🙂

      I’m 100% serious, AKB0048 is so much better than Jojo’s. Much more fabulous.

  2. L-Elf x Haruto foreverrrrrrr.

    You have some interesting choices in your top ten. Nice to see some underrated stuff like Crime Edge and Mushibugyo ranked high.

    Also, damn, you watch a lot of anime. 64 titles…works out to be around 16 shows per season. Major respect there.

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