21 April 2015

The Epic Anime Watchlist - 2015 edition

Yato from Noragami. Huzzah for streaming and simulcasts!
What a magical day and age we live in, where we can stream and watch anime in simulcast!

When I began watching anime in 2011 (after like a decades-long absence), it felt like while there was streaming, simulcasting hadn't kicked into gear yet.

Now that it's 2015, I can't believe how much anime I can watch that's subbed and available the very same day (or day after) it airs in Japan. And since I like watching subs and dubs, it's amazing to see companies such as Funimation dubbing episodes of series in English before the full show has even completed airing in Japan.

It feels like everything is go-go-go, and when I think about how it was to watch anime in the 80s and 90s, it also feels like a lifetime has passed between eras (for another nostalgic look--and what I feel is a valid criticism of the situation--check out this article from Kotaku).

Because there are so many shows available, I don't watch regular television anymore (with exceptions for Game of Thrones). I watch shows from Funimation and Crunchyroll, and if I feel like being old-fashioned and using cable, the Anime Network (On Demand).

Here are my current ratings of shows I've watched, as well as an update on what's on right now (and what I still need to see per my friends'--and voice actors'--recommendations). For an explanation of the rating system, check out this post. Above all else, please enjoy; if you have recommendations or see anything I've missed, feel free to leave a comment!

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I COULD NEVER QUIT YOU

Attack on Titan
Darker than Black
Death Parade
Fate/Zero
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Hellsing Ultimate
Noragami
Pandora Hearts
Princess Mononoke  
Psycho Pass
Steins;Gate
Tokyo Ghoul 
Wolf Children 

TOTALLY WORTH IT 

Barakamon
Black Butler: Book of Circus
Chaika the Coffin Princess
Death Note
Durarara!!
FLCL
Fullmetal Alchemist  
Gurren Lagann 
Hellsing
Howl's Moving Castle 
Magi: the Labyrinth of Magic
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Psycho Pass 2
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
Spirited Away 
Summer Wars 
Tales of Vesperia - The First Strike
Terror in Resonance
The Devil is a Part Timer!
Wolf Girl and Black Prince

ENJOYABLE

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - The Egg of the King
Garo: the Animation
HAL
Hamatora
Inari Kon Kon
Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure
Kids on the Slope
Knights of Sidonia
Kuroko no Basuke
Laughing Under the Clouds
Little Witch Academia
Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun
Spice and Wolf
The World is Still Beautiful
Tokyo Ravens

LIKED DESPITE THEIR FLAWS

DRAMAtical Murder
Elfen Lied
Free!
Free: Eternal Summer
Gantz
Kamisama Dolls
My Little Monster
Orenchi no Furo Jijo
Ouran High School Host Club
Soul Eater
Sword Art Online
Tales from Earthsea
Togainu no Chi
Watamote: No Matter How I Look at It, It's Your Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular
Witchcraft Works

SWINGS; BOTH HITS AND MISSES

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa 
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos 
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
K
Origin: Spirits of the Past 
Space Dandy
The Comic Artist and His Assistants

SO WRONG, BUT SO....RIGHT? 

Diabolik Lovers
High School of the Dead
The Future Diary

FOR SOME ILLOGICAL REASON I HATE THIS

Ponyo

I APPRECIATE WHAT THESE FILMS DO...

Barefoot Gen 
From Up on Poppy Hill
Ghost in the Shell 
Grave of the Fireflies
The Secret World of Arriety

...BUT I'M NOT SURE WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THESE FILMS

Metropolis
The Cat Returns
Whispers from the Heart

CURRENTLY UNFINISHED BECAUSE *BORED* 
...or DISTRACTED

Akame Ga Kill!
Assassination Classroom
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Casshern Sins
Cowboy Bebop
D.-Gray Man
Deadman Wonderland
Golden Time
Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Kamigami no Asobi
Maria the Virgin Witch
Mushi-shi
MY Love STORY!!
Natsume Yujin Cho
Panty & Stocking
Parasyte-the Maxim-
Plastic Memories
Princess Tutu
Shirobako
Sword Art Online II
Terraformars
The Legend of Korra
Tokyo ESP
Yona of the Dawn
Your Lie in April


CURRENTLY UNFINISHED BECAUSE *THIS* or *THIS* or*THIS*

Infinite Stratos 
Lord Marksman and Vanadis
No Game No Life
The Irregular at Magic High School 
The Unbreakable Machine Doll
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman

CURRENTLY UNFINISHED BECAUSE *RIDICULOUS*

Black Butler 
Hetalia 
xxxHolic

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CURRENTLY STREAMING:

Aoharu x Machinegun
Castle Town Dandelion
Chaos Dragon
Charlotte
Durarara!!X2
GANGSTA.
Hoozuki no Reitetsu
I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying
Prison School
Rampo Kitan
Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
Snow White with the Red Hair
The Heroic Legend of Arslan

CURRENTLY IN THE QUEUE:

Baccano!
Beyond the Boundary
Black Lagoon
Eden of the East
GATE
Godeater
Guilty Crown
Love Stage
Magical Warfare
Monster Musume Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Overlord
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Rin-Ne
Seiyu's Life
Shonen Hollywood
World Trigger

ANIME THAT WAS RECOMMENDED TO ME THAT I STILL NEED TO WATCH:

Accel World
Ah! My Goddess
Angel Beats!
Bleach
Chobits
Chrono Cross
Escaflowne
Excel Saga
Fairy Tail
Fruits Basket
Full Metal Panic!
Gintama
Hero Tales
Inuyasha
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
King of Thorn
K-On!
Kyou Kara Maou!
The Legend of Legendary Heroes
Lucky Star
Magikano
Murder Princess
My Bride is a Mermaid
Naruto
Naruto Shippuden
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Orphen
Peacemaker Kurogane
Pumpkin Scissors
RahXephon
Samurai Seven
Scrapped Princess
Sgt Frog
Slayers
The Big O
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Sacred Blacksmith
Tiger and Bunny
Trigun
X/1999

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