Anyone who has been reading this blog for the past year would know that at least one of my entries for the year’s top twelve moments in anime would necessarily involve Guilty Crown. Guilty Crown was one of the most entertaining series of the year, and the one I had the most fun blogging.
It was hard to pick a single moment from this series that stood out, with candidates like:
- Ouma Shuu becoming Hitler and ruling the school,
- Ouma Shuu attempting to drown his best friend,
- “It’s not discrimination, it’s distinction!”
- Riding into battle on Segways,
- Iori transforming into Wolverine,
- Ouma Shuu losing his hand,
- and many, many, many more.
In the end, I decided to pick Ouma Shuu becoming Jesus and dying to take away the cancer of the world. Check out the summary in musical form, as sung by AJTheFourth of Altair and Vega!
These musical posts were my favorites to make this past year (coming in second would be the SAO fanfictions). Here is a complete list of the musical posts:
- Episode 17, This Hand is Your Hand, sung by me
- Episode 18, She’s Always a Woman to Me, sung by EphemeralDreamer
- Episode 19, Crown Him With Many Crowns, sung by AJTheFourth
- Episode 20, Ouma Ouma Shuu, sung by Inushinde
- Episode 21, Battle Hymn of the Undertakers, sung by Anya
- Episode 22, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, sung by Foxy Lady Ayame
Thanks again to everyone who participated and sung! You all sounded wonderful!
Hyouka was a great series, one of the best of the year. I loved how the series dealt so lovingly with the mundane mysteries of everyday life; how Oreki gradually emerges from his shell, egged on by Chitanda, and how the club is dragged forward by Chitanda’s infinite capacity for wonder. But my favorite character in Hyouka is Mayaka.
What’s so special about Mayaka? She finds herself in a club of remarkable people: Chitanda, the heir to a wealthy family, beautiful and passionate. Oreki, a genius. Satoshi, with a picture-perfect memory.
Mayaka herself, in comparison, is rather ordinary. She likes reading manga, but is only a middling artist. She’s intelligent, but not a genius like Oreki. She’s cute, but nowhere near as beautiful as Chitanda (in the eyes of her classmates at least, who are, admittedly, idiots). Mayaka’s not even all that dedicated to the literature club, since she splits her time with the manga club. Continue reading
He’s leaving home, never to return. Yurika agrees to stay behind— she can’t abandon her education and her family. He would never be able to support her.
She waves goodbye at the train station. The doors begin to close.
She jumps on.
“Now what?” Continue reading
For most of its run, Campione was an inoffensive and forgettable harem series, with a bonus of occasional pseudo-mystical gibberish thrown in. Then in episode twelve, the show lost its marbles. Our hero shares a passionate kiss with the heroine, then starts humping her. And that’s only the beginning.
Check out E Minor’s harem hill spotlight for the full story.
Hideyoshi and Nobunaga enter a dream world and fight in a battle between rice and wheat. Sengoku Collection episode 8. The most brilliant episode of 2012. I’m not even going to try to explain why because I’ll fail to do it justice. Go watch it now. You don’t need to watch the rest of the series, it doesn’t matter. Just take a look at this episode, you won’t regret it.