It’s time to ARGUE ABOUT CARTOONS as we unveil the Glorio Blog’s Top 10 shows of 2014.
Welcome to “A Very GLORIO 2014”, our look back at the best of the past year. We’ll be featuring a different post from each of our authors everyday leading up to our top 10 shows of the year. For this round, Gee punches other award posts in the face with his burning passion for his favorite shows of the year.
It’s the end of yet another anime season, so amidst all the final impressions, we also try to choose our favourite anime theme songs of the season. This proved rather exceptionally hard this season, as not one, but two songs were picked by two different people. I had no idea we had such unanimous taste over here. Then again, maybe we just didn’t watch enough anime this season, and that should probably tell you something.
Riddle Story of Devil taps into one of my worst fears, several shows get kinda dark for their final arcs, and Marlin totally does not take the week off.
Riddle Story of Devil skips the gay dads, If Her Flag Breaks increases its figure marketing opportunities, and No Game No Life finally gets a header image!
We bid farewell to the BEST SHOW OF THE SEASON and If Her Flag Breaks proves nothing says gag comedy like going to an alternate universe where all your friends are dead.
The Devil’s Riddle almost jumps the shark, Date a Live and Chaika get beat with the Ugly Stick, and even though Ping Pong has gone on to a better place Nananananana has our back when it comes to animated table tennis action.
Ping Pong stirs the souls of Gee and Marlin, Iro reminds us that we are still watching The World Is Still Beautiful, and Lifesong actually drops a show!
Marlin buries Nanananana, Lifesong takes a break from theoretical politics to rave about Black Bullet and No Game No Life, and I remind everyone Seki-kun x Kana Hanazawa is this season’s OTP.
Ping Pong delivers the coolest OP of the season, Lifesong geeks out over No Game No Life and not because of the Jojo references, and we have our first official drop of the season. WHAT COULD IT BE???
In this week’s episode: Lifesong and Marlin both refuse to drop anything as we unleash our full slate of shows. A certain table tennis anime continues to ping our pong (that sounds disgusting), Nananananana’s Buried Treasure goes for the shotgun blast of anime girl fetishes, and if you look closely you just might find a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure joke.
Sullen Makoto “Smile” Tsukimoto and lively Yutaka “Peco” Hoshino are the aces of their school’s table tennis club. Smile’s dragged down by a complete lack of motivation, however, so Peco drags him to a rival club to meet a Chinese top-level player, recruited to coach the other team back to superstardom.
Part 2 of our Spring 2014 Anime Guide is headlined by the Noitamina block of shows and a pair of potential big hits in The Irregular at Magic High School and Knights of Sidonia. Add in a RomCom from the author of Love Lab and a few anime original projects and I’m finding the second half of the guide even more intriguing than the first.