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Dreams of the Year Behind :: 2007 Series

Series of 2007

Favorites OPs of 2007

Potemayo, Geass
Nodame
sola
Moyashimon
Lovely Complex 1st OP
Terra e.. 2nd OP

Favorite EDs of 2007

Yamato Nadeshiko
Touka Gettan
Lovely Complex 1st
Nodame Cantabile 1st
Hayate no Gotoku!

Favorite Character Design

Code Geass – CLAMP’s handywork, and I’m silly over it.
Touka Gettan – CARNELLIAN’s handywork, voluptuous and lusterous
Lucky Star – chibiesque, moe, simple
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight – ultra moe, a little plump but remains sensuous

Most Over-the-Top/Ridiculous

Code Geass – Euphie rampage did it, heaven save us…
Baccano! – Most insane train ride ever!

Most Surpising

Yamato Nadeshiko (I laughed, a lot!)
Baccano! – Most insane train ride ever!
ef -a tale of memories-

Most Kawai

Potemayo
Sketchbook

Best Concept

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Dennou Coil

WINNER: TTGL, I could have never imagined the vastness of the storytelling; underground to galactic. Spiral, Drill, the Lagann mecha. Brilliant concept.

Best Slice-of-life

Sketchbook: full color`s
Potemayo
Lucky Star
Moyashimon

WINNER: Sketchbook: full color`s. It is slice of life. The quaintness, the calmness, and sometime random elements. It is very soothing and warming. The characters, animation, slight comedy, are all very solid, as well as each episode’s basis.

Best Comedy

Lovely Complex
Yamato Nadeshiko
Umisho
Minami-ke
Potemayo

WINNER: NO IDEA! Really, in a comedy aspect, I’d say Lovely Complex or Yamato Nadeshiko, but with a general overall in quality, Minami-ke wins; awesome comedy and style.

My 2007 series ordering

Here is basically my rundown of 2007. I’ve taken the style from a music blog I read regularly, and I think it is fitting for my general way of things; (relative). It was difficult to decide on what went where because there is much to consider, but I’m trying my best here. No images, because I’m away in Texas this time.

  • 34School Days
  • 33Myself; Yourself
  • 32Kaze no Stigma
  • 31Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun
  • 30Tokyo Majin
  • 29Kyoushirou to Towa no Sora
  • 28Sumomomo Momomo: Chijou Saikyou no Yome
  • 27Overdrive
  • 26Nanatsuiro Drops
  • 25Nagaserete Airantou
  • 24Romeo + Juliet
  • 23Bakumatsu
  • 22Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
  • 21Sola
  • 20Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
  • 19*removed for 2008*
  • 18Kenkoo Zenrakei Suieibu Umishou
  • 17Claymore
  • 16Lucky Star
    Potemayo
  • 15Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!
  • 14Hayate no Gotoku!
  • 13Moyashimon
  • 12Seirei no Moribito
  • 11Lovely Complex
  • 10Minami-ke
  • 9ef – a tale of memories.
  • 8Baccano!
  • 7Darker than Black
  • 6Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch
  • 5Sketchbook: full color`s
  • 4Kanon
  • 3Nodame Cantabile
  • 2Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    Terra e…
  • 1Dennou Coil

So there may be some dispute about the no 1 position, but that’s a funny thing. Seriously, the quality of the top 10 or 15 even is fantastic, the top 5 brilliant, and any of them could be the number 1, but I chose Dennou Coil. DenCo was different than many series, for one it had an innocent aura about it, similar to Sketchbook’s slice-of-life, but in the twine, it was able to project a dramatic, heartfelt story. No it didn’t have service or shounen vibes, but that is probably why it overcomes TTGL and Terra e… DenCo wasn’t the most engrossing or entertaining, but the quality was on a level to just be number 1. It isn’t epic, but it doesn’t need to be, it is something understandable and fathomable; it doesn’t need to be shounen or include fanserivce…

I wish everyone a great New Years. When I return (again) home I will probably post some New Years anime-resolutions… probably.

Happy New Years!

Ryan A

Categories: Year End.

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3 Responses

  1. Wow nice list, and really versatile unlike most peoples’. I still haven’t gotten around to watching DC, despite all of the praise I keep hearing about it. Have fun on another journey or w/e you’re doing.

  2. DC was really good, but I think it is more difficult to appreciate when there is so much service love, moe’, etc in the industry. It’s just not that sexy. ^^

    I’m back, but god… much driving

    aloedreamJanuary 3, 08 @ 11:37 amReply
  3. Great list. I just finished watching Dennou Coil, and I’d put it up there as well. Good to see someone else liked Toward the terra aside from me :)



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