Some special treat for the Metanorn Readers on the New Year’s Eve.
Highlights of 2010; what you hit and missed!
Time for some personalization because well, the year is ending and some special awards are due. This would be quite personal, think of it as an extended version of anime status that I used to do previously. Today I’m here to post a roundup of the entire year, my style. I’m somehow amazed at how I am chugging out these lists one after the other but I guess, when everything’s on your fingertips and you are neck deep in the fandom, it doesn’t feel like an extraneous task. Now mind you, I know not everyone is going to agree with my choices because I can’t really speak for everyone but I respect your opinion and expect the same from you. ^^
2010 as a whole has been better than 2009 as more titles were released, Spring and Fall getting most of the shows. Though I can’t say that any season went uneventful. There were some very good shows and the usual average and bad ones. There were different themed season and Fall was definitely for imoutos and wincest, while Winter seems like of magical girls. Yaoi/BL really took a nose dive and except for some shounen-ai and sporadic OAVs, there wasn’t much of new material; SORRY fangirls. Now that the notorious bill has passed, implications are yet to be seen.
This was the first year that I watched almost EVERYTHING (leaving a very few), and for experimentation it wasn’t bad. This year, I might cut down but we will see. I was going to go for a usual post but as I write on, I see it getting from long to longer. That is the reason I have divided it into four parts; so, sit back and relax, while I take you to a long journey of 2010. Here we go~!
>> The Real Deal: This section highlights the real people behind the fandom, who make anime-watching a treat.
>> Music Goodness: All music related nominations of this year along with some live performances thrown in.
>> The Genre Game: Favourite anime series on the basis of genres with some OAV/OAD/Movies thrown in.
>> Unique Cookies: The many anime moments of 2010 that made this year a very fitting one to watch the many series that released.