mindless shounen pwns j00!

The following is from June’s Animage reader poll.

Favorite Anime Series

  1. Full Metal Alchemist
  2. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
  3. Get Backers
  4. Saiyuki Reload
  5. Uchuu no Stellvia
  6. Inuyasha
  7. D.C. Da Capo
  8. Prince of Tennis
  9. Peace Maker Kurogane
  10. Naruto
  11. D.N.Angel
  12. Onegai Twins
  13. 12 Kingdoms
  14. Kaleidostar
  15. Ojamajo Doremi Dokkan!
  16. One Piece
  17. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  18. Hikaru no Go
  19. Meitantei Loki Ragnarok
  20. Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi

I’m not surprised at the over-abundence of mindless shounen… more than half the list consists of that category. Three romantic comedies… and I’m amazed that Onegai Twins is ranked so high… especially when Fumoffu aired in roughly the same period. And this is from a magazine that two years ago ranked Chidori ahead of Belldandy. Da Capo’s the only dating game that made it, and it’s vastly inferior to both Tsukihime and Yami. My gosh, did Narg write in like ten thousand votes for Yoriko? I’m also surprised Naruto is so low… it’s by far the most l33ched anime looking at tracker stats. Maybe it’s because Americans like pointless ninja antics more than the Japanese. Then there’s Kaleidostar ranked ahead of Stand Alone Complex. I don’t get it.

Most of my favorites from the past season were all left out in the cold… my top five from the past year in no particular order:

  • Fumoffu
  • (excellent humor)

  • Yami to Boushi
  • (excellent chix0r on chix0r moments)

  • Jubei-chan 2
  • (l33t ninja action)

  • Stand Alone Complex
  • (a bit too well-written)

  • Scrapped Princess
  • (cutest superweapons)

One Response to “mindless shounen pwns j00!”

  1. But there’s boy on boy action in Prince of Tennis AND Get Backers! And they’re both like crack!