2017 has been an eventful year for me in the world of anime. I don’t think I’m even scratching the surface with the shows I’ve listed here, compared to everything I’ve watched this year (even excluding the ones from 2017). But these are the ones that made the biggest impression on me.
What is the distinction supposed to be between these last two exactly? I mean what’s the difference between my highest rated anime and my favourite anime? Would it not make sense for those to be the same? I find this objectionable for being so loose and undefined, but I’ll play along and just pretend that this is one I have less a personal connection to and more just think of really highly.
As with previous posts in this challenge, reflecting on my lists has made me realize I still have a lot of anime I need to watch. I feel like I haven’t seen enough lesser known or obscure titles to have among my favourites so I can list them here and lavish praise about anime many might not have seen or heard of. In due time I suppose.
This spot isn’t about who the coolest, manliest, or most powerful of male leads is, no, this is about the ones that I either closely relate to or find exceptionally interesting. Again, there’s so many to choose from that it’s hard for me to give every character I’d like to talk about a spot on this list to discuss, but there’s always time to examine them at a later date.
This challenge is getting harder. Picking a favourite character doesn’t get easier when you split my options by two. Though it does allow me the opportunity to list more, it’s not much easier narrowing down my choices, since there’s so many characters I love or think are interesting, but just don’t occur to me when prompted. If I spent more time thinking about them, I’m sure some could wind up becoming a favourite of mine, but given the time constraint I’m placing on myself to write these I don’t have that luxury at the moment.
And here I thought I’d only have one in mind this time, but upon writing this I kept recalling more composers, the anime they worked on, and by extension their awesome soundtracks. I’m even less of a music critic than I am an anime critic, so don’t expect any fair evaluations here.