k-chan (karice67) wrote,

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Updating the anime list...and 2006 reflections

From Asahi tv (Japan) in 2005, apparently from a nation-wide survey (source: ANN):

  1. Mobile Suit Gundam
  2. Dragonball
  3. Doraemon
  4. One Piece
  5. Lupin III
  6. Detective Conan (Case Closed)
  7. Sazae-san
  8. Slam Dunk
  9.  Touch
  10. Chibi Maruko-chan
  11. Alps no Shoujo Heidi
  12. Uchuu Senkan Yamato (Star Blazers)
  13. Crayon Shin-chan
  14. Naruto
  15. Kyojin no Hoshi
  16. Soreike! Anpanman
  17. Ashita no Joe
  18. Sailor Moon
  19. Candy Candy
  20. Fullmetal Alchemist
  21. Dog of Flanders
  22. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  23. Yuu Yuu Hakusho
  24. Hunter X Hunter
  25. Fist of the North Star
  26. Astro Boy
  27. Prince of Tennis
  28. Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo
  29. Dr. Slump
  30. Captain Tsubasa
  31. Kiteretsu Daihyakka
  32. Gegege no Kitaro
  33. Black Jack
  34. Ace wo Nerae! (Aim for the Ace!)
  35. Mahou Tsukai Sally
  36. Ojarumaru
  37. Galaxy Express 999
  39. Ultimate Muscle
  40. Ranma 1/2
  41. Kindaichi Case Files
  42. Bleach
  43. Nintama Rantarou
  44. Pokemon
  45. Futari wa Pretty Cure
  46. Ojamajo Doremi
  47. Kimba the White Lion
  48. Attack No. 1
  49. Cat's Eye
  50. Moomin
  51. Urusei Yatsura
  52. Cutey Honey
  53. Obake no Q-Taro
  54. Tiger Mask
  55. Ghost in the Shell -Stand Alone Complex-
  56. Future Boy Conan
  57. Sgt. Frog
  58. Inuyasha
  59. Saint Seiya
  60. Hamtaro
  61. Tensai Bakabon
  62. Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor)
  63. Zatch Bell
  64. City Hunter
  65. Rurouni Kenshin
  66. Akage no Anne (Anne of Green Gables)
  67. Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee
  68. Card Captor Sakura
  69. Majokko Megu-chan
  70. Ribbon no Kishi
  71. Devilman
  72. Highschool! Kimengumi
  73. The Rose of Versailles
  74. Eat-Man
  75. Araiguma Rascal (Rascal the Raccoon)
  76. Legend of the Galactic Heroes
  77. Asari-chan
  78. Dokaben
  79. Maison Ikkoku
  80. 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother
  81. Hakushon Daimaou
  82. Hikaru no Go
  83. Cyborg 009
  84. Tom and Jerry
  85. Gatchaman
  86. Fushigi na Merumo
  87. Shoukoujo Sara (A Little Princess Sara)
  88. Kaibutsu-kun
  89. Perrine Monogatari
  90. Mazinger Z
  91. Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi
  92. Himitsu no Akko-chan
  93. Ikkyu-san
  94. Haikara-san ga Tooru
  95. Oishinbo
  96. Umi no Triton
  97. Hajime no Ippo
  98. Yatterman
  99. Dokonjo Gaeru
  100. Dokonjo Gaeru

The following is the top 100 based on a web survey, which explains why certain popular ones head the list (again courtesy of ANN).

  1. Fullmetal Alchemist
  2. Gundam ??? (which one...#@%$)
  3. Dragon Ball
  4. Mahou Sensei Negima
  5. Doraemon
  6. One Piece
  7. Touch
  8. Detective Conan
  9. Heidi, Girl of the Alps
  10. Slam Dunk
  11. Saint Seiya
  12. Lupin III
  13. Sazae-san
  14. Pani Poni Dash!
  15. Chibi Maruko-chan
  16. Crayon Shin-chan
  17. Naruto
  18. Prince of Tennis
  19. Sailor Moon
  20. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  21. Candy Candy
  22. Space Battleship Yamato
  23. Astro Boy
  24. Kyojin no Hoshi
  25. Dog of Flanders
  26. Fist of the North Star
  27. Bleach
  28. Yu Yu Hakusho
  29. Go! Anpanman
  30. Urusei Yatsura
  31. Galaxy Express 999
  32. Hunter X Hunter
  33. Air
  34. Dr. Slump
  35. Black Jack
  36. Kochikame
  37. Atashi'n chi
  38. Pokemon
  39. Gegege no Kitarou
  40. Aim for the Ace!
  41. Captain Tsubasa
  42. Moomin
  43. Tiger Mask
  44. Kiteretsu Daihyakka
  45. Ranma 1/2
  46. The Rose of Versailles
  47. Shaman King
  48. Inu Yasha
  49. Himitsu no Akko-chan
  50. Mahoutsukai Sally
  51. Kyo Kara Maoh!
  52. Rozen Maiden
  53. Haré+Guu
  54. Digimon
  55. Nintama Rantarou
  56. Ojarumaru
  57. Future Boy Conan
  58. Tom & Jerry
  59. Tsubasa Chronicle
  60. Cats Eye
  61. Attack No. 1
  62. Rurouni Kenshin
  63. Initial D
  64. Fafner
  65. Ojamajo Doremi
  66. City Hunter
  67. Zatch Bell
  68. Hamtaro
  69. Ghost in the Shell
  70. Magical Princess Minky Momo
  71. Tensai Bakabon
  72. Pretty Cure
  73. Kotetsu Jeegu
  74. Ribbon Knight
  75. Cutie Honey
  76. Devilman
  77. Keroro Gunso
  78. Yokai Ningen Bem
  79. Jungle Emperor Leo
  80. Macross
  81. Obake no Q-Taro
  82. Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami
  83. Mahou no Mako-chan
  84. Araiguma Rascal
  85. Hana no Ko Lunlun
  86. Ikkyu-san
  87. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
  88. Card Captor Sakura
  89. Maison Ikkoku
  90. Hakushon Daimaou
  91. Honeybee Hutch
  92. Gatchaman
  93. Akage no Anne
  94. Hikaru no Go
  95. Captain
  96. Saiyuki
  97. Kinnikuman
  98. A Little Princess Sara
  99. Mazinger Z
  100. Hana Yori Dango

The problem with these lists is that a large number of these titles are unavailable to non-Japanese viewers. Well, there goes the experiment.


But reflections on 2006 - what I've seen anyway - based on series that ENDED in 2006 except where openings and endings are concerned. Sadly for me, I decided to try and lessen my anime addiction at the start of what has turned out to be a stellar year after disappointment of 2005, and regretted it, of course. (I refrained from adding the adjective 'huge', as the first season of H&C belongs to 2005, if I'm not mistaken.) Nevertheless, I have gotten rid of one thing: my propensity to collect anime- another 10 series or thereabouts (all burnt on CD) to get rid of and I'm done. If only I could bring this across to the other collections... But on to the year in (brief) review...

Judging from my entries this year, Ouran takes the cake...but atm, I can't decide between that and Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, which has the draw of a wonderfully snarky Kyon to balance the insane titular character. I suspect that Blood+ and Honey & Clover (I'm treating it as one series here) will be joining the list once I've completed them. For personal enjoyment value, I also looked forward to Black Blood Brothers every week, but to be honest, that wasn't a spectacular series. A major disappointment was Innocent Venus, for all it's wasted potential. The others were what I expected (xxxHOLiC, Gakuen Heaven, .hack//ROOTS - which I'll be finishing soon), or I simply didn't continue watching them (Princess Princess). Ineligible for the list are some series I'm still watching, as well as NANA, Saiunkoku Monogatari, Bleach, Death Note and D.Gray-man...of which only DN will probably be continued from here on (if I can be bothered - I've never regretted reading a manga series more). Not that Kokumono and NANA are all that bad themselves, just that following the original sources is much more interesting.

Favourite seiyuu roles this year: Sugitan as Kyon (Haruhi), Kamiyan as Queen Saionji (Gakuen Heaven) and Takemoto (Hachikuro), Fujita Yoshinori as Kaoru (Ouran) and Ishida Akira as Shin-chan (NANA) whilst Hirano Aya as Haruhi (Haruhi) and Paku Romi as Osaki Nana (NANA) are the female standouts for me. Perhaps it's strange that none of the three seiyuu I'm interested in (see sidebar) are on this list, but I still like them anyway...

Favourite opening are Haruhi's "Bouken deshou deshou?," xxxHOLiC's "19 Sai" and Bakumatsu...'s "Kouya Ruten" whilst endings are more difficult - but I've loved BBB's "Shinkirou," NANA's "A little pain" and Ouran's "Shisshou," whilst Haruhi's "Hare Hare Yukai" takes the cake for a credit sequence/song combination (gotta love Kyon's 'what the hell am I doing' expression).

In terms of drama series...I think I'll be watching Nodame Cantabile ASAP, but I'll never follow enough of these yearly to select any favourites in time. Live action films...of what I've seen from this year's release, Casino Royale (because it was damn realistic this time around), but again, I haven't got much to choose from (Batman Begins, The Constant Gardener and Russian Dolls were all from yesteryear).

edit: editing this has been a bit of a pain because once you start using HTML, going back to rich text just doesn't work...I'm not going to be bothering with screenshots...

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