Introducing the 12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition!

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It’s that time of year again when we look back and recall all of the most memorable moments that highlighted the year past… And, helping us along is a little project called the 12 Days of Anime! Continue reading

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2015 Anime Season: Year in Review

Happy New Year! (Better late than never… right??)

Another year has flown by, and it’s time to look back and remember some of our favorite (and not so favorite) series from all the anime that aired in 2015… There were a lot of shows to choose from last year, both good and bad, and I always find it fun to go back and relive some of my top moments from the year. In all honesty, I wasn’t blown away by the pickings this year, but of course, I haven’t seen every single anime, so perhaps I have yet to experience the best (and worst) of 2015.

On a personal note, 2015 was a year of huge changes for me, involving the stressful completion of my husband’s doctorate degree, packing up and selling off all our stuff in Chicago, road tripping it across the country in a tent back to my hometown of Vancouver, and then jumping on a plane and moving all the way to Tokyo.

And, of course, if you have any of your own favorite picks, I’d love to hear them! Suggestions on what I should watch, but missed, in 2015 are also very welcome (for your reference, here’s my MAL profile and my Hummingbird library)!

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2014 Anime Season: Year in Review

With 2014 behind us, it’s always nice to take stock of the year past and remember some of the anime that made their mark – both good and bad.

Compared to last year, my favorites list is much smaller this year, mostly because I actually didn’t find 2014 to be a particularly inspiring year for anime. Sure, it was good and fun while it happened, and I enjoyed my time watching all the new series, but looking back, I have found that I really can’t think of many true standouts. As such, I added a couple new categories, and hope you’ll enjoy this entirely biased selection of my picks from the year past.

Note: This list only contains anime that ended in 2014, and will consequently not include any anime that started in 2014 and spans into 2015…. For this reason, don’t expect to see Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Garo, or Shirobako in this post. Please note, I haven’t actually seen every single anime that aired in 2014, so it follows that series that I didn’t see won’t be on this list even if you think they belong here.

And, of course, if you have any of your own favorite picks, I’d love to hear them! Suggestions on what I should watch, but missed, in 2014 are also very welcome (for your reference, here’s my MAL profile and my Hummingbird library)! Continue reading

2013 Anime Season: Year in Review

2013 has come to a close, and so ends another year of anime – memorable, mediocre, or otherwise. Looking back on the year, it’s nice to take a little time and evaluate what has aired and remember some of the series that made their mark. Here are some of my top picks for the best and worst of 2013…

Note: This list only contains anime that ended in 2013, and will consequently not include any anime that started in 2013 and spans into 2014. Also, I haven’t actually seen every anime that aired in 2013, so while Diabolik Lovers might be worse than Amnesia, or whether you think Kyousougiga, Little Busters, or White Album 2 belong on this list, I can’t really add them since I didn’t actually suffer through Diabolik Lovers or watch the latter 3 (they’re on my “to watch” list, though!).

And, of course, if you have any of your own favourite picks, I’d love to hear them! Suggestions on what I should watch, but missed, in 2013 are also very welcome (for your reference, here’s my MAL profile and my Hummingbird library)! Please enjoy this entirely biased selection of my picks from the year past.

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