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.
Welcome to the Lost and Found, our convoluted question and answer segment where we tackle the most pressing issues from our recent search terms. Whether it’s a perfectly innocent inquiry about your favorite anime or a search that makes us question the depths of human depravity, we are here for you. In this edition, Jel is up for re-election as Supreme Emperor of Glorio and even though he is expected to win with 99.9% of the vote, he has graciously agreed to take questions from the common people.
If you go about doing a season preview, it is only obvious you also close off on a season review. In The Wrap-Up, all of our contributors get to shine a spotlight on the show they thought to be the very best of the past few weeks, as well as reflect back on the preview to see which shows let us down the most. When you watch currently airing anime or tokusatsu, eventually the question will rise which of these shows can rank amongst the medium’s true classics. Regardless of who covered what, this is where we single out the cream of the crop, and decide which shows from the past season deserve to stand the test of time.
Roid (Lloyd?) reveals his true plan, setting up the final confrontation on Ragna.
With Mikumo in captivity, Windermere begins their plan to use her powers as the Star Singer to retake the galaxy. This is bad for business, so Berger tips off both NUNS and Delta squadron to prepare a counterattack.
Freyja, Hayate, and Mirage are put up to a sham trial while Roid (Lloyd?) shows Mikumo her past. With the main trio sentenced to death, Arad and the rest of Walkure must put together a hasty rescue plan.
Delta squad has arrived on Windermere but is split into three groups during the battle. Hayate, Mirage, and most of Walkure are taken captive by the Aerial Knights, and Hayate is forced to confront the truth about his father.