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My Top Ten Favorite Anime of 2018

To mark the occasion, and as a reminder to myself, these are the top ten anime that left the biggest emotional impact on myself.
1 Megalo Box

Megalo Box

This felt like a nice surprise among the fantasy, comedy, and romance genres, and could be just the indicator that sport anime can develop popularity with audiences.

2 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

I have waited a long time for this arc, and besides being a fan of Jojo, I really love the idea of a protagonist in the series being an anti-hero.

3 Castlevania Season 2

Castlevania Season 2

Part of the reason why I love tragic antagonists is because they can be so relateable, like Dracula. That and who doesn't love seeing one of their favorite video games being turned into an anime.

4 Attack on Titan 3rd Season

Attack on Titan 3rd Season

I really love it when characters get development in a series that feels impactful and earned after progression and this season was it.

5 Thunderbolt Fantasy: Sword Seekers 2

Thunderbolt Fantasy: Sword Seekers 2

I love it when studios try new things and I like the use of puppets for Thunderbolt Fantasy. It hard not to cheer for Edgeless blade given his goal and purpose in the story.

6 Lupin III: Part V

Lupin III: Part V

Besides the fact that I am somewhat familiar with the series, I enjoyed the technology themes, as well as the psychological analysis of characters.

7 After the Rain

After the Rain

I love romance in my anime, but I also love it when it explores a genre I wasn't familiar with before, being age-gap. But it also explored themes of self-identity, which felt resonant.

8 Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden

I enjoy female characters who know how to kick ass, but I also enjoyed the themes of overcoming grief, as well as the main character learning empathy over the course of the series.

9 Aggretsuko


Not only was the female protagonist badass, but it also brought up themes like existentialism as well as identity. Besides the relateable characters, there were pretty funny moments in the series.

10 Devilman: Crybaby

Devilman: Crybaby

Not only did I enjoy Akira as an anti-hero, but I also found him to be relateable. He's a reminder that its okay to be different, that its part of who you are as a person. The series had its share of relevant themes relating to fear and prejudice among society, as well as empathy. And I really love how it influenced series like Berserk, Evangelion and Claymore. I can't say its 100% perfect, but it did leave an impact on me, which says something.


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JigenDaisuke Jan 1, 2019

 Oh crap I forgot Crybaby was last year lmao, 2018 was long. Proud that Lupin made your list :D