Have you ever sat back and really thought about how much time you've spent watching TV? I did that today...and shit, son, it's a LOT So here you have it. Every single anime series that I've watched over the past 10 years.
Total time commitment? Counting rewatches, it comes out to just over 34 DAYS. That's right, people - I spent a solid MONTH watching anime And that's not including OVAs, feature films, and series that I started and then gave up on*.
Here's the full damage:
The very first anime I ever watched. I used to stay up until like 1am to catch it on adult swim (in secret, of course...back then my mom thought everything was "the devil", so naturally a show about magic and demons was a no-go).
Back in high school, odette-blue and I marathoned this in one looooong-ass sitting - as I recall, we started in the morning and didn't finish until 2:45am. I hallucinated pretty strongly while sleeping that night
Another series that I watched with odette-blue back in the day. Don't remember much about this one, other than the fact that it had the coolest opening ever.
My favorite anime for many, many years - and the primary contributor to the 34 day tally. I watched somewhere on the order of 450 episodes before I finally threw in the towel and decided to wait for series completion to watch the rest. Still waiting...
My little cousin kyosgirl11 was obsessed with this manga when she was younger, so naturally we watched the anime together. She still has her Kyo cat pajamas, all these years later...I wore them recently while visiting her house. Go figure
odette-blue gave me this one too. Kind of a WTF experience, looking back on it
OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB
I don't think I really appreciated this series enough the first time I saw it. I need to watch it again at some point.
Another series that I marathoned with odette-blue. Made me want to get a Corgi.
Great show. Hated the ending.
FULL METAL PANIC
Saw this in college with my buddy Aeyamar - although we skipped some episodes, as I recall. Mostly I just remember loving every word that left Sosuke's crazy, extremely attractive mouth
*insert potato chip joke*
IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR
An oddball series with a SUPREME crowning moment of awesome for the main character.
Aeyamar liked this one a lot more than I did. Dita was cute though
Remember that time Amy Lee got made into an anime character? Yeah, that was awesome. I have NO fucking idea what this show was about, but Vincent's eye-reveal scene still blows my goddamn mind.
An impressively believable hard-scifi series that I screened together with Aeyamar. Definitely worth checking out.
NOW AND THEN, HERE AND THERE
This motherfucker broke me. What a profoundly disturbing, heart-rending, unforgettable story. Once you've seen it, it'll never stop haunting you.
Pretty sure this one holds the record for most f-bombs dropped in a single season. Also Revy is a mega-babe Aeyamar didn't like this one quite as much as me.
THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA
*Hare Hare Yukai dance*
Another series that Aeyamar and I watched together. Lelouch, you poor bastard.
TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN
WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM??
SEREI NO MORIBITO
An unusual series with a lot going for it, including a fantastic mother-son type relationship between a battle-hardened spearwoman and an imperiled young royal. I just wish the supernatural elements had been better explained.
I remember...nothing about this series.
Damn, I watched a lot of crap with Aeyamar. I love the opening artwork with a passion
Saw this with my cousin Jordan, then again with my mom's boyfriend. Fucking love it
BOSS opening and ending themes. Celty is my homegirl.
KAICHOU WA MAID-SAMA
Watched this one on fledermauskid's recommendation. Usui is a trolling GOD
I cannot fathom why this only got 11 episodes It's so damn precious.
Murder. Intrigue. Psychotic teddy bears. And pink blood, bitch
TONARI NO KAIBUTSU-KUN
This damn thing had me in stitches. A romantic comedy starring a cold, does-not-give-a-shit workaholic and a socially retarded psycho? YES PLZ. Too bad it just...cuts off on episode 13. Now I need to read the manga
High-caliber nightmare fuel, featuring blood-soaked, sloppy, under-age makeouts. Oh, and murder. Lots of that.
This anime is criminally underrated. I reviewed it here. For the love of all that is holy, please watch it.
What kind of self-respecting tumblr addict would I be if I hadn't seen this beautiful, perfect piece of shit? A+, 10/10, and you should check out the abridged series.
A comedy about a horror-obsessed girl who believes she's irredeemably ugly. The constant chibification got to be a little much, though.
ZANKYOU NO TERROR
The show that makes you root for terrorists
UTA NO PRINCE-SAMA
This was such an experience that I had to liveblog it.
SWORD ART ONLINE
Well, I liked the first 16 episodes...Kirito and Asuna's relationship is one of my all-time favorite anime romances. They make such an incredible team.
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD
Watched this on go-a-w-ay-yyy's recommendation. I don't need to tell you guys what a priceless gem it is.
SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN
When the hell is season 2 coming out?
PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA
Saw this with odette-blue recently. Visually distinctive and compelling, but it wasn't really my thing.
KYOUKAI NO KANATA
Super moe bloodbender
Surprisingly good for a 12-episoder. It helps that Kazuma is such a babe.
Titty fanservice aside, this is one of the greatest series I've seen in years. It has everything that I love in a story: adventure, awesome fight scenes, magic and wonder, a great mythology, intense friendshippu~, dark vs. light, and nuanced characters with inspiring strengths and relatable flaws. It reminds me of One Piece a tiny bit, except more metaphysical in tone (and with an Arabian feel, obviously).
....And that's it. I think. I have an excellent memory, but I may have forgotten one or two.
If you managed to make it all the way through this list, what about you? What anime series have you watched? Got any recommendations for me?