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What’s your favourite anime of 2009?
Rab England 18 yo Male
Just thought I’d make this little thread, and hear of your opinions for your favourite anime of 2009.
I’ll have a think and post mine in the next couple hours.
Currently a tie between Clannad After Story and Cross Game, something that isn’t likely to change, though I assume Clannad should be considered as 2008.
The best is probably Clannad After Story for me too.Tokyo Magnitude was close
hinakatbklyn New York
It was very risky to include fanservice into saki (if it wasn’t already in the manga) but it works for me. I may have a few other seconds for 2009 (like seitokai no ichozen, K-on or even railgun) but I put saki at the top for now.
Not many good anime this year so slim pickings I would say Eden of East and Phantom .
Rab England 18 yo Male Thread Owner
My favourite by miles is Umineko no Naku Koro ni. Always loved genres like psychological and supernatural within any anime. Not forgetting the mystery behind the murders on Rokkenjima.
Trying to explain their deaths in human ways of dying, Battler, he’s a interesting character for this.
Haak Manchester Male
Eden of the East, and Bakemonogatari. I also think Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 deserves an honorable mention aswell as Clannad After Story (if that one counts)
Vexx i’d rather be in Kyoto… 52 yo Male
Bakemonogatari ranks highly… I’ll also include Eve no Jikan though it actually spread over a couple of years. Both of those are memorable and unusual.
As a carry-on sequel, Spice and Wolf 2 was good but not have as much impact as the first season.
Cross Game seems to have staying power as a longer running daily life drama. Kimi ni Todoke is still under review… after all, 2009 isn’t over yet so the OP question is kind of premature
I have a longer list of anime I enjoyed but that has less rewatch potential (e.g. TM8, Saki, K-On!, Kanamemo, etc).
I would have to say either Cross Game or Bakemonogatari so far.
BetoJR Brazil 23 yo
The first place IMHO goes, without a doubt, to Cross Game. However, Bakemonogatari comes in a very distinct second place, this year.
It was a pretty good year for me, but anyway my favorite shows were:
7.Shin Koihime Musou
8.Queen’s Blade(enjoyed it as a guilty pleasure)
special mention go’s to Spice and Wolf S2? Taishou Yakyuu Musume, and Canaan.
Queen’s Blade Spiral Chaos
GuidoHunter_Toki 19 yo Male
While overall I like Spice and Wolf more as a show, I’d have to give it to Bakemonogatari as that made the biggest impression on me this year. I’d placeSpice and Wolf II as second.
I’ll give an honorable mention to Tokyo Magnitude 8.0.
Well from the 2009 releases my Top5 so far is
Spice & Wolf 2
Hajime no Ippo
If you put the Winter Releases of 2008 in its by far Clannad and will be forever
Proto Mexico City 28 yo
My personal ones are:
1. Cross Game
1. Kemono no Souja Erin
3. CLANNAD After story
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Darker than Black R2
Toaru Majutsu no Railgun
Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou
Cross Game ..that’s it.
Like many others have already said definitely Cross Game.
It’s not really hard to pick my favorites anime this year as there have been dozens of disappointing shows so far.
1. Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
2. Darker than BLACK - Ryuusei no Gemini
3. Guin Saga
MushroomSamba Jersey 24 yo
Dragon Ball Kai isn’t getting enough love in here.
Throw out what you know about DBZ…DB Kai is another beast altogether.
Not that I’ve seen all of the 2009 productions…
My vote goes to Bakemonogatari. Its the one show I don’t mind watching 3-4 times.
The only other show in 2009 is Seitokai no Ichizon.
Eden of the East, Time of Eve, and… my god, that’s it? This is kinda sad. Bakemonogatari, while enjoyable, could have been a top pick if only the animation (or lack thereof) wasn’t so inconsistent. Not yet sure about Kuchuu Buranko, while Aoi Bungaku’s narrative feels too heavy-handed for my liking.
Full Metal Coast Australia 20 yo
i would have to say my top series this year were
2.Darker Than Black II
4.Kimi No Todoke
Spice and Wolf
Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)
Vanehei Mexico City
1. Darker than Black2
2. Eden of the east
3. Cross Game
5. Tokyo Magnitude
Eva-Beatrice Canada 22 yo
1.Umineko no Naku Koro ni
2.Darker than Black 2
Bakemonogatari and Spice and Wolf II are my two favourites for the 2009 year. I’ll probably lean slightly more towards Bakemonogatari for originality, as it was presented in a different, unorthodox manner. Spice and Wolf II, albeit brilliant, largely rode the flow from the 1st season.
Honourable Mentions to Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou and Clannad After Story.
Watching through Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 atm and it seems to be a underrated series.
I also see a lot of people nominating Cross Game as well. I was turned away from it because I dislike sports anime , but apparently it is different, so I may give it a shot in the future.
Hmm, lots of Cross Game fans here. That’s nice. ^^
My pick for Anime of the Year 2009 as of this moment has to be Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger followed by the aforementioned Cross Game and Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou.
I’m still waiting on whether Aoi Bungaku and Darker than Black II can break the through, though.
Spectacular_Insanity 21 yo Male
Dragon Ball Kai. It’s everything I ever loved about DBZ, but this time, WITHOUT THE FILLER. Oh my God I think my brain just exploded from the awesomeness.
Kimi ni Todoke. First off, I’m a sucker for melodrama of any kind, and this anime is just so sweet and earnest (just like its protagonist) that I just can’t help but love it to death.
Tears to Tiara. Simply, I loved it. Great fantasy/medieval anime that had just about everything right about it.
Valkyria Chronicles. A fictional wartime anime that was somewhat of a parallel to 1930-1940′s Europe, with a fairly large cast of characters. Largely a war anime, it also has a romantic element to it that keeps you interested in it beyond just the action.
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Though a bit fast-paced, the remake is a lot like the first version of FMA. Only this time, it follows the proper manga storyline. Need I say more?
Winter : Zoku Natsume’s Book of Friends
Spring : Cross Game, Basquash!
Summer : Umineko no Nakukoroni, Tokyo Magnitude8,0
Autumn : Darker than Black, Ryuusei no Gemini, Letter Bee
Endless Twilight 20 yo
Dragon Ball Kai and Sengoku Basara.
Hari Michiru Vancouver
I’d have to stick with Bakemonogatari. The dialogue and character interaction is pretty ingenious in an age full of moe-blob and harem anime
Revenger1589 Argentina 22 yo
I’m the only one seeing the irony here?
Anyway, if it continuous being so amazing, my vote goes to Aoi Bungaku.
D-KLAC 20 yo
2.final inuyasha (oh please let it be FINAL)
3.queen’s blade ya know this is stealing the 09 anime of the year
4.sora kake yea leopard-lelouch
5.sora no otoshimono flyin undies & soch “kira yamato” hoshi what just happen?!
I haven’t settled on my own top five yet, but here is what 2channel thinks (with number of votes):
1. Bakemonogatari (1231)
2. Darker Than Black II (805)
3. Saki (704)
4. K-ON! (582)
5. Higashi no Eden (525)
6. To Aru Kagaku no Railgun (456)
7. Kimi-ni Todoke (428)
8. Taisho Yakyu Musume (238)
9. Natsume’s Book of Friends (209)
10. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (199)
Info from Sankaku (Don’t watch at the office)
Oh.. Bakemonogatari is suppoted at 2chan, too. Also with such a great distance to the second….
I’m happy to know that because my 2009 best anime is definitely Bakemonogatari.
When the animelization was fixed, I thought this would be very intersting if it’s done with the original normally. But I didn’t expect that this would be very popular that much.
I just hoped that Senjyogahara acted enough and the voice actors spoke acrimoniously as the character.
I can only say Shaft GJ!
Nendoroid Petit Bakemonogatari set 1
Well, foreigners picked up Cross game as much
as Bakemonogatari as 2009 best anime. I knew Mitsuru Adachi has certain amount of fans, but sports anime is usually kept at a distance. Also this has not remarkable action nor moe, but still it was supported very much.
It’s possible that fans just gathered in this site, though. I didn’t count well, but ranking seems to be below.
1. Cross Game
3. Spice and Wolf 2
4. Tokyo Magnitude8,0
5. Eden of the East
7. Natsume’s Book of Friends
8. Darker than Black
9. Fullmetal Alchemist
10. Umineko no Nakukoro ni
I just ranked them as I felt by the thread, so please don’t take it seriously.
I was surprised to know foreigners picked up Spice and Wolf 2. Many evaluated it highly even they say it lacked the impact compared to season 1.
Also surprised to know they rarely talked about K-On! Apart from the evaluation, I felt bit sad because it has a good prereputation.
Except for these, I pick up the almost same anime as my 2009 best anime. Oh, I would add « Konnichiwa Ann »!! O_O
Sengoku Basara was not talked alot, either… Sad….