I guarantee you will expect every anime that I will list and praise, so get off my back before you fall. Also I’m including shows that ended in 2013 aswell as shows that started in 2013 but end in 2014. That said, 2013 was a fun year for anime; The hit that was Shingeki, the show that got everyone talking. The lot of sequels that were sometimes expected and other times not, Chihayafuru, Highschool DxD, Freezing, Kuroko No Basket, you get the drift, rigth?
Sure, sure, sure, you had your five ton of mediocre and undaring moe andor fanservice crap, but nothing loud enough to complain about. So what were the best shows of 2013, what, in my own, humble opinion were the shows that made this year a good one?
10)Chihayafuru The Second (and the first) Season.
While I did feel mildly fucked over what with the romance-but-not-really thing going on, there is no denying that both season one and season two were a fun and exciting watch. The characters are refreshing, especially the heroine who is nothing but amazing and awesome. Chihayafuru tells the story of three childhood friends who share the ambition of karuta, what will happen when they reunite, and what will happen to Chihaya when she finds out that her karuta-hero isn’t playing anymore?
There was plent-ty of room for improvement, but the first three episodes are easily the best and most convincing first three episodes I have seen in a while.
9) Evangelion 3.0 You can (not) redo.
I thought that witnessing his death once was enough, but obviously not. Fantastic. Evangelion 3.0 is the only part of the Rebuild series that I actually enjoyed. I flipped out of my bed and screamed maybe twice, and for all the good reasons. I went so far to give it a 10. Haters can butt out.
8) Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo
It has been a few months since I’ve watched it, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. To put it bluntly; Sakurasou is the most satisfying anime of the past few years. Romances are done well, I cried, I laughed, I felt touched. My opinion will probably shatter if I were to watch it again, so I wont. Sakurasou is cheap, looked-down on dormitory reserved for problem children at Sorata’s higschool, Sorata wants to leave, but then a talented girl with a dream of being a mangaka named Shiia arrives, what will this mean for Sakurasou?
7) Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000%
UtaPri is just as obnoxious as it sounds, or for the first season (Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%) atleast. I don’t know what came over me to watch the second season of a show that got me angry in the first place, I suppose it was faith because my God, did I enjoy 2000%. It felt alot more relaxed and laid-back, and to put it bluntly it made me happy and put a smile on my face.
6)Watashi ga Motenai no wa dō Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
Watamote is amazing. That’s it I said it. The comedy was always a hit for me, I dunno. Watamote tells the story of Kuroki Tomoki, a fifteen year old highschooler who has had dating experience with over a 100 boys and is envied by everyone… well, in the otome game world. In the real world though, she’s an anxious creepy girl with unnatural bags under her eyes. Deciding she doesn’t want to be a shut-in, she has made it her mission to become popular.
5) Zetsuen No Tempest
Zetsuen is like Sakurasou; If I were to re-watch it, my high opinion of it would probably collapse. But looking back, I remember a series with action, magic, butterflies, bromance, romance and laugther. I recommend this to everyone, because for some God forsaken reason Zetsuen flew past right under the radar and it is a shame.
4) Kill la Kill
This is kinda hilarious. I started out watching Kill la Kill because nobody would stop freaking out about it. I was skeptical, a little surprised but the monster-of-the-week-esque setup bored me, now we’re on episode 13 and I am so hyped. I love this show and all of it’s crazy shenanigans, I suggest you watch it if you haven’t yet.
3) Shingeki No Kyojin
This probably doesn’t surprise anyone now does it? Shingeki has alot of flaws, but the amazing action sequences, music and sheer excitement I felt heavily outweigths the bad. Shingeki is 100% deserving of it’s hype and I cannot wait for a season 2 and I can’t wait for it to slay every other anime in it’s season, again.
100% YES. Psycho Pass is easily the most badass show of the year, but I’m just too attached to the number one on this list, so forgive me. With a season 2 and a movie coming up, I suggest you watch this show just because it’s so different from the things we’ve been getting for the past few years; With plenty of plot-twists, characters, guns and overall awesomeness.
1) Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
I feel like I have to justify this, except that I won’t. Free! made my Summer and it’s amazing. I tried to look for a better picture but all I got was abs, skin and gay. Sigh.
So that is kinda it, my own personal top 10 of the year. Feel free (haha) to disagree with me or whatever, I had my fun and I hope you had, too.