On a fateful day in July 2012, we created our first post. To commemorate this special occasion, we decided to relive our favorite part of forcing ourselves to watch every anime that ever comes out: the surprises. Just about every season a show or two pops up out of nowhere and turns out to be pretty good, and we wanted to give a shout out to a few you might of missed. In today’s post we’re looking at 2016, which was such a good year for anime that it almost takes up a post of its own.
It’s the last Roundup of the season and the entire year. Join us in bidding a tearful farewell to Yuri On Ice and a temporary “see ya later” to Classicaloid and March Comes In Like a Lion, which we’ll pick back up next season.
Another year’s gone by, and Iro’s got more random awards for stuff he liked! Hooray!
2016 was bad. Watching the world fall apart has made something as silly as writing about cartoons difficult to focus on at times. Still, it’s good to have a way to escape and anime has been good for that. In fact, I’d say this is the best overall year of anime we’ve had since 2011. I certainly had fun compiling my annual list of favorite moments and it was hard to narrow down to ten… so I decided not to. Hey, it’s my list and I will do what I want. So enjoy the list and stay tuned for the rest of the week as the rest of the crew shares their highlights from this year.
AAAAAHHH! This season is already almost over! This year is already almost over! We have some fun year-in-review posts lined up starting tomorrow, but in the mean time there is still good anime to talk about. Girlish Number and Yuri On Ice are nearly complete, but strong episodes from Classicaloid and March Comes In Like a Lion make me happy they will be continuing into next season.
Yuri On Ice makes history again with possibly the best plot twist of the year. We also get a healthy dose of bittersweetness from March Comes in Like a Lion and… Classicaloid???
Is Yuri On Ice on a slightly off day better than 90% of other shows? Yes, yes it is. Also, March Comes in Like a Lion is back so, yay!