*Top 5 Anime, Continued*
6. Bartender. The series so greatly captured the beauty of happiness, sorrow, love, anger, all within the context of a simple man serving simple people a cocktail. The genius in Sasakura Ryuu, the bartender, is a quality which we all strive to achieve in life - the ability to see things (most importantly the little details) and help others who, in their desperate times, fail to see those things. Watch this anime, and find the beauties and happy moments of life all within a tiny mocrocosm of the universe, called Eden Hall.
7. Hitohira. Whether or not you are a shy introvert, the ending teaches us a great lesson: The reality in life is that the world is ready and willing to accept your wishes, aspirations, and dreams; it's just merely a matter of having confidence and the trust in yourself. Beautiful, picturesque animation, appropriate comic relief, and a really catchy soundtrack make Hitohira an enjoyable experience.
Hey I'm Hig, a college student with nothing better to do but spend away-from-class time watching anime. The type of series I enjoy most are ones with emphasis on innate special talent, i.e. anime involving protagonists with some sort of exceptional ability. I don't mean heroes with special powers (which at times can be a little bland), but even just characters with exceptional everyday, feasible talents: having tremendous willpower, possessing a natural ability to play tennis :), being substantially smarter than your average bear, etc... I love anime that involves this kind of protagonist who has yet to tap all of his/her talent (Hikaru, Ippo, Naruto, Ichigo, etc.). As much as I love action, I appreciate emotion and personal development so much more. My perfect anime: Prince of Tennis storyline with FMA animation design, but Echizen character-personality with Ippo Makunouchi's/Gon Freak's intensity :)