Posted in 2016, Fall 2016, Retrospective, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Winter 2016, tagged Amanchu!, Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Boku no Hero Academia, ERASED, Flip Flappers, Hibike! Euphonium, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Kiznaiver, My Hero Academia, Orange, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Yuri!!! on Ice on December 31, 2016|
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Hahahahaha, 2016, oh wow. It sure has been a year! While it’s been crappy to exist in, it’s been pretty alright for escapist media! And from my perspective, there’s been a lot of good anime – enough that cutting down to 10 was actually difficult.
As always, I’m counting ‘2016 anime’ as series that ended in a 2016 season and films that I first had the opportunity to watch in 2016. So if it started in the autumn season of 2015 but finished at the end of the winter 2016 season, that would count; if it started in the autumn season of 2016 but won’t finish until the end of the 2017 winter season, it won’t. For split cours, I just go with my gut. In short, unless I’ve been able to put a score on it I won’t be considering it – prematurely enshrining how great something is when it isn’t even half over is a bad idea!
So with that out of the way, onto my top 10 anime of 2016! Ah, but first, a few series that didn’t quite make the cut…
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Posted in 2016, Review, Summer 2016, tagged Orange on September 25, 2016|
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If you knew exactly what was going to happen each day, would you be able to change the future? Would you live without regrets?
Would you be able to save your friend’s life?
These are the questions Orange asks of Naho. She receives a strange letter allegedly from herself 10 years in the future. The letter details exactly what’s going to happen that day, including a new student, Kakeru, transferring into her class from Tokyo.
The letter states that the Naho from the future has lived with many regrets, and requests Naho do things differently, armed with foreknowledge, so that she may live a better life.
So that she may save Kakeru’s life.
(Note: this review largely avoids spoilers except for a relatively minor one from the second episode. It is a twist, but is so fundamental to the overall story and is so early that it’s unavoidable)
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