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Xunnamius

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Berserk is supposed to be somewhere in here. Somewhere... hmm...


1. Project Gungrave [Overall Rating: 9.7]

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Now that I've had the time to sit back and stew over all the anime I've ever watched, I've come to the decision that this anime is the greatest anime I've seen so far.

The first episode was horrible, true; however...

There are no words to describe how this anime makes me "feel"... which is strange, because most anime are so cliche-filled trope-heavy messes that their "empathic" moments exist only for my unbridled amusement.

Literally, the greatest ending to an anime series I've ever seen, which is the only reason it beats the pretty-much unfinished Claymore or the god-level Code Geass.

[Plot: 10 | Originality: 6 | Characters: 10 | OP/END: 6 | Animation: 9 | Confounding Variables: guns, bad-ass people with guns, emotionless bad-ass people with guns, humans playing god, "climbing the ladder," blood, gore, everybody dies, greatest anime ending ever, guns (if I didn't say that already)]

2. Claymore [Overall Rating: 9.6]

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OH MY GOD.

[Plot: 9 | Originality: 8 | Characters: 10 | OP/END: 9 | Animation: 6 | Confounding Variables: originally #1, supergore, general ass-kickery, no really--serious ass was kicked everywhere]

2. Code Geass (1 + 2) [Overall Rating: 9.8]

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Barring Gungrave and Claymore, the latter of which this anime is tied for 2nd place to, this is probably one of the only near-10 anime I've ever encountered. Great plot, somewhat original, great character development, awesome animation style... besides a few flaws, it was perfect.

I think that, of all the animes I've ever seen, I enjoyed this one the most.

[Plot: 10 | Originality: 7 | Characters: 8 | OP/END: 5 | Animation: 10 | Confounding Variables: originally #1, mechas, MECHAS, COOL MECHAS, magic, genius, FIRE THE HADRON CANNONS]

3. Baccano! [Overall Rating: 9.5]

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RAIL TRACER!

[Plot: 10 | Originality: 5 | Characters: 10 | OP/END: 7 | Animation: 9 | Confounding Variables: RAILTRACER]

4. Black Lagoon (1 + 2) [Overall Rating: 9.55]

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The ending animation of this one was beast. I enjoyed watching it after each episode.

The anime in and of itself was a masterpiece. Watch it.

Unfinished. Might be able to dethrone one of its superiors on my list if it were to ever be finished.

UPDATE: Roberta's Bloodtrail  - You are now 9.55 Black Lagoon. Very nice, as always.

[Plot: 8.5 | Originality: 5 | Characters: 8 | OP/END: 6 | Animation: 8.5 | Confounding Variables: walking bad-asses at every corner, guns, kick-ass, blood and gore to the eleventh level, okay... roberta—no, everyone—is seriously a badass]

5. Hellsing Ultimate OVA [Overall Rating: 9.4]

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I have never met an anime before where, literally, every single character is *this* badass.

Nice use of shadows. Okay ending (felt a little rushed). If the anime was flesh out a bit more, this might be my number 2!

[Plot: 6.5 | Originality: 8 | Characters: 10 | OP/END: 9 | Animation: 9 | Confounding Variables: The Great Lord Dracula!]

6. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood [Overall Rating: 9.0]

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Everyone already knows what FMA is, so I can't even comment. Just know that the original FMA anime was trash compared to this.

Ending was meh, but then endings are usually meh.

[Plot: 9 | Originality: 8 | Characters: 8 | OP/END: 8 | Animation: 7 | Confounding Variables: alchemy, everybody dies, kewl people, plotline, story-driven, some nice fights, great backstory]

7. Darker Than Black (all of them) [Overall Rating: 9.15]

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Trying to fit all the anime I've ever watched into a top 10 list is hard. I keep forgetting things.

[Plot: 7.5 | Originality: 9 | Characters: 10 | OP/END: 7 | Animation: 9 | Confounding Variables: the word 'Pandora', awesome outfits, with masks, awesome displays of power, asses kicked (many of them)]

8. Fate/Zero (both of them) [Overall Rating: 9.17]

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Damn. A little V_V at some places, but overall I loved it.

[Plot: 8 | Originality: 4 | Characters: 10 | OP/END: 4 | Animation: 10 | Confounding Variables: cthulhu, evil, laughing, insanity, (spoiler) (next line) excalibur]


9. The Big O [Overall Rating: 9.4]

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Words simply cannot describe how badass this anime is. It's like batman meets sociology 102 meets a nihilistic fatalist philosophy meets power rangers megazords. I've found that those who rate this anime badly usually don't understand the extremely intricate and well-woven plot. I like The Big O because it does not hold your hand throughout the story, spoon feeding you plot until you "finally just get it". You have to actually think about what you're looking at if you want any satisfaction—and satisfy it does!

[Plot: 10 | Originality: 9 | Characters: 10 | OP/END: 5 | Animation: 7 (it was good for its time period) | Confounding Variables: Big O, Big Duo, Big Fau, Big Venus]

10. Steins;Gate [Overall Rating: 8.95]

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A plot hole or two here and there, and it's no Code Geass, but, overall, definitely something to watch. Annoying in the beginning, but, as it progressed, it became truly something to see. That ending was badass. Watch it.

[Plot: 7.5 | Originality: 4 | Characters: 10 | OP/END: 10 | Animation: 10 | Confounding Variables: time!,  evil, laughing, mad, scientist, thatoneannoyingbitch dies over and over]

Honorable Mentions: Okay, I just couldn't resist: Inuyasha, Rurouni Kenshin, Yu Yu Hakusho, FLCL, Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, Shaman King, Black Blood BrothersDance In The Vampire Bund, and all of those that have been/will be removed from my top ten/thirty list were some of the first great anime titles I'd ever seen, and deserve an honorable mention.

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dadavetrain says...

Samurai 7 was decent, I just got to go back to it. I stalled a lot of animes.

That sig pic is a default kenshin one on the site.

Jun 24, 2012
dadavetrain says...

I just saw your comment 20 days later. lol Black Lagoon was good, I'll probably go and watch the rest of the episodes, I thought there were only 12 that's why it got that rating.

Jun 21, 2012
Yuken says...

"Oh god, it is so long."

- Xunnamius, on Yuken's penis size. 05/25/2012

May 25, 2012
Yuken says...

Destroy all of the plotholes. All of them.

May 1, 2012
Snakewood says...

I'll work on it. :D

Mar 29, 2012