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Winter 2010 Anime Wrap-up

April 04, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Anime

Today I decided to take a break from all the work I’ve been doing in order to finish up the anime that I follow that ended last week. Normally I would like to write reviews for each series, but since time is something I don’t have much of these days, I’m just going to sum up all of my thoughts in one post.

Baka to Test to Shokanju

Although this is a fanservice anime, I actually found it to be pretty decent. The little summoned beings were cute and there were some scenes that made me laugh. I also enjoyed the ESB battles and wish that they had more of them. Hideyoshi was obviously the main selling point, and anyone that has seen the first episode can tell why. Unless you really like traps, Baka to Test to Shokanju isn’t an anime I would recommend if you’re looking for something good.

One word to describe Baka to Test to Shokanju: Hideyoshi

Inuyasha

I started watching Inuyasha back when I was in grade 11, about 6 years ago, and I finally finished it last week. The series had too many filler arcs with enemies that really had nothing to do with the story, and I think it could have done just as well with just two seasons. Excluding the fillers, the anime was great and I liked the ending which was reminiscent of the first movie. The only thing I really wish they had focused more on was the relationship between Sesshoumaru and Kagura, but I guess they didn’t want that to overshadow Sesshoumaru and Rin (yes, he’s a dirty old pedophile). I’d also like to mention that Inuyasha has the best anime ending songs I’ve ever heard, if you don’t watch the anime at least listen to its music.

One word to describe Inuyasha: Long

Kimi ni Todoke

Despite being a guy, I used to like watching romance shows when I was in high school. As I got older however, my interest in them diminished since they all seemed to follow the same general formula which I had seen dozens of times already. With that said, I was reluctant to watch Kimi ni Todoke at first, but hearing of Sawako’s unique situation got me interested. After finishing the last episode today, I have to say that Kimi ni Todoke was absolutely beautiful. I know it’s targeted at a female audience, but anyone who remembers their first big crush should be able to relate. You really get to know the characters through their monologues and feel for them whenever there’s a misunderstanding. I’ll admit that some scenes brought tears to my eyes (I didn’t cry though) and others made me laugh really hard. No anime has been able to do that since Toradora. In my opinion, Kimi ni Todoke was the best anime of the season.

One word to describe Kimi ni Todoke: Masterpiece

Kobato

CLAMP can come up with some very impressive work (like Card Captor Sakura and Tsubasa Chronicles), but unfortunately Kobato was not one of them. This anime simply bored me to death and Kobato, the character, was just really annoying at times. It actually reminded me a lot of Angelic Layer where every episode involved making new friends, the only difference is that there is very little action in Kobato. This would probably be a nice anime to show your kids to teach them about friendship, but it’s not something I think most older people would enjoy.

One word to describe Kobato: Boring

Ookami Kakushi

I don’t have much to say for Ookami Kakushi; considering it was written by Ryukishi07, I’d say it was the biggest disappointment of the season. For an anime with only 11 plot-oriented episodes, it started off far too slow and ended far too quickly. The atmosphere also just didn’t feel right in some parts, like at the series’ climax when everything was happening on a bright sunny day. I have a feeling that Ryukishi07 didn’t put a lot of effort into this story and it’s just not worth watching.

One word to describe Ookami Kakushi: Lame

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

If you’re going to watch this anime it better be for one of these reasons: cute junior high school girls or supernatural powers/abilities. Other than that, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun doesn’t have much going for it. The comedic scenes in the anime weren’t that funny and the plot only started to pick up in the last several episodes. Speaking of the plot, it was questionable at best and seemed like its only purpose was to create a scenario where Misaka could showcase her abilities. To be fair though, I did enjoy the fight against Touma, the fetus thing, and when Misaka and Kuroko teamed up in the last episode. In the end, if you just watch all the action scenes on youtube, you wouldn’t be missing much.

One word to describe To Aru Kagaku no Railgun: Tsundere

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15 Comments to “Winter 2010 Anime Wrap-up”


  1. Kimi ni Todoke is indeed a masterpiece. ^_^

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  2. Dam i forgot about Inuyasha D:
    haha ye its long show =) not as long as dam bleach thought <.<

    and lol at Hideyoshi as one word for baka, well ok she….he brings more laughter in the show, but i also like the fighting and all ^^

    Im really disappointed in Railgun..was expecting more misaki x touma,,,,and in the end, they wasted to much boring epsiodes =/ WTF!

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  3. Baka was really nice. I liked it very much. Even if it’s not something new, what they made was nice. Had my fun to watch it. Can’t wait to see the next season.

    Omamori Himari was nice too. But I think many people dropped this series. Well, who cares. I liked it and reading the Manga too.

    Okami was… well… not that was I thought it would be. Sad. But well. I didn’t had any high exeptions of it anyway.

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  4. hmm i only follow inuyasha manga so far >_>;;; but will follow the final arc also
    for anime I always watch a season behind wait all eps then watch 5-8 eps on weekend(in a row) so I haven’t watch any winter anime yet (only railgun eps 1)
    that’s why I scared at endless eight I watch like 6 eps in a row X_X(gimme back time that I waste orz)

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  5. Now that I have time I will get back to watching Kimi ni Todoke. I’ve paused around episode 16 so I can watch the end all in one go. Should be good :D.

    I’m working my way through To Aru Kagaku no Index so I can then move on to Railgun as well.

    The rest I’ve not watched, and doesn’t sound like I want to now either :(. This anime season has been quite dull it seems, especially the ones I’ve been watching on Crunchyroll.

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  6. I watched kobato and baka test, I liked kobato but the history was not soo good, tough i liked the sweetness of the anime, and baka test was fine too, but i have to agree with you Hideoshi was the selling point of the series and that actually i found it very disturbing in my opinion.

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  7. @Lisa:
    I’m glad you think so too.

    @Fabrice:
    Inuyasha’s long, but the ending is worth watching.

    @GREW:
    I hope the next season of BakaTest has more ESB battles. I never really got into Omamori Himari.

    @moemoekyun:
    Wow, I don’t think I could’ve watched 6 episodes of endless eight in a row.

    @BioToxic:
    The last several episodes of Kimi ni Todoke was really good. Hope you enjoy it.

    @Lightoss:
    He may have been a bit disturbing, but at least it was funny.

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  8. Inuyasha was too long for me. It could only hold my attention for so long lol. Just got boring after a while and decided to watch other anime instead. I have all of Kobato waiting for me to watch when I have the time. Though good to know what another person thought about it before I watched it.

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  9. Hmmm… I only watched a few episode of Inuyasha. It’s hard for me to follow Anime. I just watched first epi of K-On! Probably, I’ll try one of the list here when I’m a bit more free.

    Thanks for the reviews.

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  10. I haven’t watched any new anime series lately. I guess I’ve been missing a lot. I’ve seen a fig of that Ookami Kakushi character and she looks really nice. Not familiar with the anime though.

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  11. @AS:
    I almost stopped watching Inuyasha because it was so long.

    @softz:
    If you do, I recommend Kimi ni Todoke.

    @Xine:
    The character designs in Ookami Kakushi are pretty good, but it just doesn’t make up for the story.

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  12. currently watching Railgun, also Index at the same time.
    like theme both for different reason.

    I like Angel Beats from 2nd episode too, almost drop from watchlist after 1st episode, but 2nd and the rest really Key’s masterpiece.

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  13. @divinelight:
    It was hilarious how each of them died XD

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  14. Wonder how you could enjoy KnT but hate Kobato. Loved both, but I even liked Kobato (as a character) more… :D and I am “older people” ^^

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  15. @Manuel:
    I guess I might’ve liked Kobato better if there was a bit more drama. I just found it too easy-going.

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