As 2014 draws to an end, I have to thank my regular readers for taking the time to go over this random corner of the geek-net. As well as thank all the random readers & spambots who up my page count & search rank -you’re doing Cthulhu‘s work.
Next year I plan (but may not deliver) on expanding this blog to cover things like Trading Card Games, interviews fairly well known online people -such as webcomic artists/creators, receiving input from other contributors as well as adding some animated video blogs (if the animator comes through). As well as actually writing more literal, manga, comic & television reviews & articles like I had originally promised that I would do.
I should also rank some of the best & worse anime of the year (since that’s my focus).
The best series of the year is without a doubt KILL la KILL because it was so original, twisted & fun to watch. It came out of nowhere, challenged so many assumptions & tropes & held your attention for the entire 24 episode span with twist after bizarre twist. If the DVDs weren’t only 4 episodes were pack, I’d be buying them to rewatch again.
Other notable titles of the year include the yet to be reviewed Gugure! Kokkuri-san because of how funny it is, Akame ga Kiru! because of the delicate balance that it strikes, Tokyo Ghoul because of it’s originality & brutality & Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun because it was just fucking funny & completely original.
There are a few honour mentions too but am too lazy to make a list.
The worse anime of the year: well, there can only be one winner of that & it is Seikoku no Dragonar.
No other series that I personally watched (meaning there might have been others that I didn’t see) was as disgusting or pathetic as this series. The thought of it still sickens me but not as much as the fact that there is a dedicated fan base for such awful shite!
There were other series this year backed with disgusting or objectionable content but Seikoku no Dragonar was the one that struck me as the utter worst. I listed the reasons why in the review & I really don’t want to revisit that trauma.
I hope that next year’s anime doesn’t stoop to such levels but I am afeared that things can & will get worse in that stake.
At any rate, 2014 is drawing to a close as I type.
I’m genuinely looking forward to what 2015 will bring in terms of anime/manga/light novels, books, films, comics & all kinds of geeky sundries. there is already a lot to look forward to & sure to be more than a surprises on the way.
So, I wish everyone a Happy Nerd Year for 2015 & for everyone to have a joyous & hangover free time if you’re partying it up.