Since it’s the beginning of a new decade, I thought it would be nice to reminisce about the past.
I think 2000 was roughly around when I first started watching anime, with my first series being Evangelion. From then on, I have been watching almost every series from each season. It’s difficult to choose a particular anime from each year, but here’s my list of 10.
2000: Hajime no Ippo
An inspirational series where you watch a person grow from being a wimp to a world-class boxer. Too bad boxing in real life isn’t as exciting.
Assassins fighting assassins with an intriguing plot as the focus. This is where the epic songs Canta Per Me and Salva Nos are from.
A futuristic world with technologies that I hope will one day become reality. This series is one of the reasons why I stuck with Computer Science as my major.
2003: Last Exile
A compelling story from beginning to end. I wish there were more anime like this these days.
A 74-episode behemoth where each episode contributed to the story and characterization of the cast. This is one mystery thriller that must not be missed.
2005: Honey and Clover
A college drama with a cast of memorable characters. It had its fair share of sad and funny moments.
2006: Fate/stay night
Some of my favorite characters are in this series. Need I say more?
2007: Darker than Black
Interesting premise depicting a world inhabited by normal humans and contractors. Hei is one of my favorite male leads.
2008: Spice and Wolf
The adventures of Lawrence and Horo in the Middle Ages filled with witty bantering and quick economic lessons.
2009: Eden of the East
Introduced me to the phrase “Noblesse oblige” along with the concept of augmented reality.
Here’s to another decade filled with epic anime!