Category Archives: Year in Review

Overall recap, highlights, and thoughts of the year.

2011 Yaoming Awards

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2010 A Year in Review Part II: A Retrospective Look at 2010, A Year of “Sort of Want”

2010 was a year of ups and downs. Granted there were more downs than there were ups, it was still able to produce several memorable titles. Now that we’ve got the best of the best out of the way, it’s … Continue reading

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2010 A Year in Review Part I: Highlights and Personal Picks for the Best Anime of 2010

I’ve been watching anime for a while now, however, the year 2010 was the first year I actually followed it extensively. That is, instead of watching only what I could come across and what was deemed popular among Americans, I … Continue reading

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2009 A Year in Review Part II: A Retrospective Look at 2009, A Year of Sad Realizations

Now that we’ve recounted the highlights of the year, its time look at what else happened. I planned on posting a picture of the Crying Freeman cover to convey my thoughts, but opted for something more in context. Though come … Continue reading

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2009 A Year in Review Part I: Highlights and Personal Picks for the Best Anime of 2009

2009 was year of few winners and many losers. Except the losers are actually winners as the winners had no recognition whatsoever. It was a year where fandom wallowed in exhausted life boats waiting for the rescue chopper to come. … Continue reading

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2008 A Year in Review: Best Anime of 2008, A Year of Fabulous Trainwrecks

Following one of the better years of the decade, 2008 was a year of contrasting feelings. The popular shows were no longer considered good, while a surge of productions geared solely towards niche audiences began to make their appearances more … Continue reading

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2007 A Year in Review: Best Anime of 2007, A Year of “Why Can’t I Hold All These Shows!?”

2007 took anime fandom by storm. Not only did all seasons combined feature more titles than all of its predecessors, it managed to keep a certain ratio of quality. Many modern classics or potential classics were part of this epic … Continue reading

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