I read the manga at Manga cafe….
Concierge vol. 1-14
This manga was into the news because it pointed out the mistake of that gourmet manga. Anyway, this manga is very interesting. This shows the human drama through hotel service called Concierge, also gives us the useful information and laugh. Personally, I like character design! Especially female!!!! ^^
This was under serialized at the minor (?) magazine, Weekly comic punch, so this might not be famous, but I recommend this to everyone!
(This can be more popular! Even it can be anime or drama!)
Let’s move to the main topic.
It’s about the title as it is.
You could look back anime 2008 with foreigners comments.
If you are interested in, please read next.
Best and Worst Anime of 2008
Wed 2008/12/31 09:27
The last day of the year and a time to talk about what the best anime of 2008 was.
I’m still backlogged and still haven’t finished Macross, Geass, Kemeko, Kannagi, Nodame and many more ^^;
But I did manage to keep up with Strike Witches and loved it. The animation and especially the background music was great.
As for the worst anime of 2008 – dont particulary remember any bad ones but do remember a load where I gave up after the first EP like Toradora and Hyakko.
☆ Some comments for this article ☆
Totally agree, how could you give up on Toradora? Give it a go Danny.
SlickDog San Francisco
Toradora! is very good. It is actually getting better with each episode.
agreed on that. i even gave Hyakko a few more eps.
Emperor’s Hand USA
I gave up on Toradora after 7 episodes. I Stuck with Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka and regretted that as well. ^_^ Maybe i chose the wrong one to drop…or maybe i shoulda dropped them both.
I gave up after 4
Well, here in the States we are a bit behind, but I have to call Geass one of the best anime of the year, and that I’ve seen. Also have to add Gurren Lagan. Still waiting for Macross Frontier.
Best anime for me this year that I watched was Monster, Gurren Lagan, Eureka Seven, Code Geass, Gundam 00, Casshern Sins, Ga Rei Zero. The worst i thought Death Note was rubbish.lol. a waste of time to me.
Emperor’s Hand USA
Another person who doesn’t like Death Note! Excellent, I’m not alone now.
Yeah, Death Note sucked out loud. So did Code Geas 2, a waste of time. I did like Kanagi and Kemeko tho.
Monster was awesome, if a little overly long. I saw it years ago though, it wasn’t a 2008 series.
i’m mr. danger Florida
best would be toradora, worst would be rosario and vampire capu2
the good.. macross, gundam, geass, shana kemeko. The ok to love ru. The bad tora dora (i tried up to ep 4 just didn’t hold my interest)
SlickDog San Francisco
Best of 2008… I will only list anime that ended in 2008.Kannagi
Detroit Metal City (Go to DMC!!!)
Go to DMC!!!
GO TO DMC. GO TO DMC.. GO TO DMC….
Detroit metal city! (Go To Dmc)
Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
DaCapo 2 season 2
don’t have much of a bad list.. umm but i didn’t like To love RU…
KLAUSER SAN SAIKO!!!!
Macross Frontier definitely even though the animation quality isn’t consistent between episodes.
Yeah Macross Frontier FTW
The best for me would be Kannagi, followed by Toradora. The worst would most definitely be Toaru Majutsu no Index, it’s too illogical to be true, not to say melodramatic.
Wow, really? I thought Index was a good show :X There was only one episode I was really disappointed in because barely anything happened. Otherwise, it’s just fine. If you say that Index is illogical, can’t I say that Kannagi was illogical? Afterall, goddesses and espers existing in anime is about the same level.
lol I must agree Hyakko was one of the worst. The best would be G00ndam!
Tyrannia is horrible!
Second and Hyakko for me.
Code Geass has to be my best and favorite anime of 2008! Honestly, I’ve never seen an anime with such a crazy and surprising plot.
Kurozuka was a total mess up, it looked great after 2 episodes, but the last part became completely confusing and the finale was just cr**.
I really can’t remember any bad anime I watched this year… Mainly because I did some research and read review on an anime before I decided to watch it.
For the best… there’s 00, CG, Kyouran Kazoku, Toradora, Soul Eater etc…
ps, Toradora just got better by each episode ^^
Best anime, i think i’d give it to Ga-Rei Zero/Code geass, they are both great, seriously, Ga-Rei Zero was a surprise for me, it’s really good
SlickDog San Francisco
Agree with you about Ga-Rei Zero… I was hooked after the first episode.
The Lyrical Loli California
Best Anime i’ve seened in 2008:
1. Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu
2. Strike Witches
3. To Heart 2 AD OAV
Worst Anime for 2008:
1. Macademi Wasshoi
Some Anime that i’m in the middle of watching will not be listed on either list but so far it’s looking good:
1. Clannad Afterstory
4. Blade Of The Immortal
1. Zero No Tsukaima Princess No Rondo (Season 1 & 2 were just better than season 3)
Yea agree with Zero no Tsukaima… 1&2 seemed so much better. Season 3 seemed to be fan-servicey and not as epic ending. I’d really want to see season 4.
Gundam 00, Macross Frontier and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Code Geass R2 and Kannagi top the list for me. I refuse to consider Clannad/Toradora and the like because they’re not done airing yet.
Code Geass R2
Zoku/Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Lucky Star OVA
Michiko to Hatchin
Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo
To Aru Majutsu no Index
can say nothing about worsts, may be coz i didn’t watch them =__=
Bests of 2008 for me has gotta be Code Geass R2
and others I liked are:
Kannagi, Gundam 00, Clannad After Story, Tales of The Abyss
As for anime I didn’t like, I don’t really have any.
Okay, I’m too jaded, as I did not have a “MUST SEE” anime of 2008
but here goes my list of interesting anime for 2008.
Strike Witches (Lucchini!!)
Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu (Say what you will, I loved it)
Code Geass R2 (Liked it a lot but did not love it)
GundamOO (it is ok)
Macademi_WAsshoi (Chessy,cliche, but a guilty pleasure of mine)
Kanokan (Another guilty pleasure)
Rosario (‘Nuff said)
Kemeko (Dropped after 2 episodes)
To Aru Majutsu no Index (WTF is up with the pacing??!!)
Line Barrels of Iron (Wannbe.)
Soul Eater (Again pacing/direction?!!)
Zero No Tsukaima (Could have been much better.)
Slayers Revolution (Get the story moving already!)
Macross Frontier (Gag me, the only thing I liked was the DYRL insert songs)
Sekirei (WTF were they thinking?)
Can’t really name the best or the worst since I didn’t see that many series, but I’ll list the ones that I enjoyed and the ones that weren’t as enjoyable.
The ones I enjoyed were Gundam 00, Clannad After Story, Kannagi, and Toradora.
Zero no Tsukaima 3 was a bit disappointing. The fanservice kind of eliminated the story somewhat.
Hidden Oasis California
Toradora was one of the ones I really liked this year.
I absolutely hated Minami-Ke Okawari because they somehow turned a comedy manga into a not funny anime.
Defense for Hyakko> I agree, there are boring moments. But there are great moments in Hyakko that made me glad that I kept on watching.
So all in all…
2008 top 3)
1.) Lucky Star OVA (Seriously, I was already happy about the thought that Kyo-Ani was releasing an OVA. It’s another to say that it’s completely original (from the manga), and it had great moments, made it definitely something I was glad I watched).
2.) Kyouran Kazoku Nikki (Very stupid, very random, very funny).
3.) Gundam 00 (it’s about time we got a good Gundam series to forget about SEED)
2008 worst 3)
1.) Code Geass R2 (it really did not live up to Season 1)
2.) Minami-ke Okawari (I really don’t know why I watched it… probably b/c I watched the first season and wanted closure. I didn’t get it).
3.) School Rumble (I mean, it’s an OVA).
2008 top 3, I was GLAD to find)
1.) Ga Rei > without the anime, the manga is seriously great
2.) Hyakko > manga is definitely hilarious
3.) Kemeko DX > in the same sense of Kyouran
2008 top 3, let down)
1.) Macross F > high expectations, bad ending (too cheery, and too conveniently closed together)
2.) Nodame Paris > TOO SHORT!!!! NOT MUCH MUSIC!!! FEEL VERY CHEATED!!!
3.) Slayers Revolution > really, this is because I have no previous background in Slayers…
Worst: Vampire Knight.
But I dunno if they are from 2008, I saw them this year ^^;;;
ef a tale of melodies
Hellsing Ultimate 5
Telepathy Shoujo Ran
Down Right terrible:
Zero no Tsukaima: Princesse no Rondo
Code Geass R2
Tower of Druaga: Aegis of Uruk
What shall this “GONZOOOOOO!!!!” mean?!? i liked The Tower of Druaga a lot and watched it twice this year. And it was officially on Youtube.
What i did not like that much was Blassreiter eventhough i watched it the entire series (yeah some episodes where pretty good and Amanda was in it^^)
the great paul New York
i liked hyakko
Many people dropped Toradora assuming it was just another cliched tsundere-abusing-a-spineless-guy show.
Fortunately, it turned out to not be that at all. That was a feint that led to a much richer show.
Natsume Yuujin Chou
Junjou Romantica <3 <3
Bonen no Xamdou
Rosario to Vampire
The only one I didn’t like was Kemeko DX. I tried to like it, I really did, but to no avail
Toradora is a series because Rie Kugumiya voiced the leading character. And I like Rie, that’s why I like Toradora.
Worst anime for me was Hyakko. I almost slept over from it because of the silent atmosphere it gives. XD
My favourite of the year was ef – melodies, hands down.
Zero no Tsukaima Princess No Rondo (I did finish watching it though)
Geass, ToraDora, Kannagi
ah heck, just check my blog for the tl;dr
My favourites this year have been Library Wars and Birdy The Mighty Decode.
Worst I’ve seen this year… hard to say, really. I’ll say Slayers Revolution, but I still enjoyed it.
Best: Strike Witches – I love ecchi anime so nuff said.
Good: Rosario+Vampire Capu2 – it would be the best for me if they followed the manga story rather than create an TOTAL ecchi spin off.
Worst: Hmmm…can’t seem to find one since most 2008 animes are all ecchi and eroge based. :p
I’m in despair over the lack of Kaiba, Kurenai, Natsume Yuujinchou, True Tears and Ga-Rei Zero fans.
I’m another one to recommend ToraDora. I think it’s a brilliant show, Taiga’s personality is like a hedgehog – adorable and spikey! Also watching Kemeko and Kannagi.
Worst series… well, can’t really say as I haven’t watched too many and I’ve like what I have. Gave up on Special A after the first episode though.
Don’t worry Danny, I dropped Hyakko as well
Oh… Hyakko is dropped by so many foreigners…
To be honest, I was thinking about dropping it after watching boring episode 2, but episode 4 and 5 were interesting, so I might keep watching to the end.
Some foreigners seem to like this anime. There are both pros and cons, but this anime becomes a topic, so it might be okay with that?
The best anime among foreigners seems seem to be « Toradora ». To Danny-san’s comment « dropped after episode 1 », so many foreigners left the comments supporting Toradora. I didn’t pick up everything, but in the source thread, there are more so many comments about Toradora. In these discussion, many people picked Toradora as the best anime 2008. Well, this anime is very popular among foreigners.
I know this anime is very popular among foreigners, and I watched this episode 1 with huge expectation, but… I still watch the pool episode or trip episode, but honestly I didn’t enjoy it very much. I know the reason. I don’t like the main characters, I mean, I’m not interested in the main characters. I’m not excited nor impressed whatever they do. I feel a little sad because this anime is very popular among foreigners and Japanese, too.
I cannot handle this because it’s my taste… ^^
The other anime as best anime 2008 are Kannagi, Geass, Macross F, Gundam00, Garei-Zero, Stopan… Well, not surprising.
But I was surprised because several foreigners picked Casshern Sins. I haven’t watched this anime, but this seems to be a good one. Oh, also, some foreigners picked CLANNAD-AFTERSTORY-… I haven’t watched this either, and I cannot watch this….. KEY style might make me cry, so I cannot…. O_o
The worst anime is « Zero no Tsukaima »… They said it has too much fanservice and nonsense story… I didn’t watch this either, so I cannot say anything. I don’t think it’s popular in Japan, either. What I know is just the elf has big breasts…
The next might be Rosario and Vampire CAPU2… They seemed to like OP, but content seemed not to be accepted… Well, anime cannot get success only with character popularity and ecchi elements…
Personally, the best is Code Geass R2 and the worst is Yattaman.
Geass has many things in the middle, but the last scene took me.
I didn’t feel any passion on Yattaman…
Nobody mentioned about « GUNSLINGER GIRL -IL TEATRINO- » even foreigners and also I expected… I felt sad because foreigners seem to forget about it completely… ^^