As part of the 30 Day Anime Challenge, this post answers Day 2 of what my favorite anime I’ve watched so far. Let’s begin by saying that this post is entirely my opinions and as far as I can remember, I haven’t watched a ton of anime shows, however I am slowly building up my portfolio of recommended anime’s.
I think there are multiple answers to this question of what my favorite anime is. To start with, I am currently building my list of shows that I’ve watch or watched, by primarily looking into the seasonal shows which appear. On top of this I’ve been going back to watch larger more popular shows such as One Piece.
I think for this answer I will mainly concentrate on shows which I believe to have fully ended, by this I currently cannot fully say that Naruto has ended (even if the manga has) and this goes for Bleach as the anime seems to have halted, but manga still goes on. I think if both of those had ended, this post would have been a lot easier.
Okay so lets begin, I’d like to first mention Sword Art Online (SAO), the first time I had heard of the concept of getting stuck in a game and playing through the levels to survive, I was blown away, I loved the first season that I even decided to write about the second season on here but ultimately everything broke down and the anime went back to being mediocre.
After that, I watched a lot of shows such as Attack on Titan, No Game No Life, Black Bullet, Ping Pong The Animation, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, Log Horizon, Terror in Resonance, Akame ga Kill and many more. I’d like to also add that Tokyo Ghoul was pretty good, however since there might be another season coming out soon (not sure about this) that I can’t choose it as a favorite right now.
Fate/Stay Night is also a series which could have possibly been a favorite here, but since I’ve not watched the other parts and series, as well as plots and story lines, I guess I can’t make it a favorite just yet. Kill La Kill, another fantastic series which I really liked, although there was something missing, so it still can’t be considered.
Kuroko no Basket, a fantastic series which I absolutely loved, it is probably my one of the best series which I absolutely loved of 2015, the whole story is well thought out and the anime does a great job of covering each of the players as well as teams. The action is awesome and it’s something that anyone can just play and enjoy. Yet it’s still not my number one.
So what could be my favorite anime so far? Well, there were two seasons and it ended quite well. Undoubtedly, it’s a hybrid between a mech anime and a story driven anime. Well, the answer is Aldnoah.Zero!
I’ve not talked about Aldnoah Zero on this blog a lot, although I have mentioned in a post as a recommendation to check it out. To briefly sum up the show, it follows Inaho Kaizuka and Slaine Troyard on two different sides of the war. They become important people in the eyes on their enemy when the Princess of the Martians tries to make peace with the Humans.
It follows a complicated story of love and lies as they try to fight for their sides. It is also based in the future and largely focused in space where both side fight it out. What largely brought me into this series was the fact that the animation/design, soundtrack, story were on point. I fell in love with the series in season 1 and was ecstatic for the second season.
I’ve not watched a lot of mech-type anime, but I believe that compared to others, this one places story and characters before the actual mech, by this I mean that there is much more to this story then just the mech’s, even if they’re amazing in this story.
So there you have it, Aldnoah Zero seems to be my favorite series, for the mean time anyways. By writing all of this, I think I feel like going back and watching the series once more. So what are your thoughts? What is your all time favorite anime? Use the comment section to tell me your opinion.
I’m going to leave this video here too because of how awesome it is, and yes it’s from Aldnoah Zero, although it’s an English cover.