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Top 12 Anime and Top 12 Characters of 2012

jinrui_wa_suitai_shimashita-11-watashi-student-sunset-light-red-colors-alone-ruins-thinkingThe year of 2012 saw the debut and broadcasting of well over a hundred television anime and even more in the forms of movies and OVAs.  Over the past dozen months, I’ve spent countless hours watching these anime and documenting my thoughts, opinions and evaluations on each and every show.  Now with the year coming to a close, it’s time to summarize this year of anime with two simple lists: one on the top 12 characters of the year and the other on the top 12 favorite anime of the year.

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12 Days of Anime (2012) – Day 5 – Dancing Openings and Endings of 2012

nisemonogatari-opening-tsukihi-koyomi-dancing-platinum_disco-kimonoLet’s face it, if there were a hierarchy of anime openings and endings, then the fanservice dancing ones would be on top.  They’re like the royalty of anime OPs and EDs, not only in terms of quality and fondness but also in how unforgettable or distinctive they are.  Remember that dance in Haruhi?  Or the Lucky Star opening? Or my personal favorite, the seconding ending to xxxHOLiC?  As soon as you infuse some dancing into an opening or ending, they improve or, at the very least, become more memorable.  This year, we witnessed the origination of several new dancing openings and endings, with each showing its influence by being some of the most cherished and celebrated sequences of the year.  And for this day, I want to honor these select few openings and endings for being some of the best in 2012.

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Summer 2012 – Season Review

So, yeah, the Summer anime season ended quite a while back, but it’s never too late (or is it?) to provide my final thoughts, opinions, assessments, and evaluations on the various anime that aired over our warmer, sunnier months.  We’ve had plenty of time to watch and enjoy these shows and now it’s time to assign their final scores before they become little more than fond or funny memories or entries in our detailed anime histories.  So, just how well did every show do according to my personal preferences?  It’s time to explore and score the 2012 Summer anime season one last time!

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Summer 2012 – Mid-Season Review

These middle weeks of the Summer anime season serve as a highly appropriate period to provide evaluations, grades, and rankings on each of the anime we’re following.  Here, you’ll find my reviews for each of the anime I’m following for the Summer 2012 season.

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Summer 2012 – First Week Impressions (Part 2)

This post reviews Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate, and Joshiraku.

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Summer 2012 – Season Preview

With the Spring anime season finally complete and those final farewells just leaving our mouths, it’s time again to shift our sights onward to the next anime season, Summer 2012.  While ridiculed, belittled, and chastised already due to its seemingly subpar lineup, the complexion and selection for this season shows its due to yield some certain surprises and a number of delights.  However, which of these debuting anime am I looking forward to the most and which ones have I already decided to forgo?  Venture in to see a rather comprehensive preview of the 2012 Summer anime season.

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