Well here is countdown of my top 10 anime from 2009. Anime countdown because if i did a video game countdown it would just be top 1 game from 09', since I only got one newly released game this year: BlazBlue! hehe, anyways - anime this year was very sugoi. Here is my top favs:
#10. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 was a short story on two kids who try to make their way back home during a series of earthquakes. It was kind of dry in enjoyment at times, but the story and presentation was solid. Although they didn't do much other than walk with the occasional screaming as an aftershock struck nearby, the show effectively portrayed what effect an earthquake in Tokyo would likely have on the citizens.
I started watching this because it reminded me of Chaos;Head, which had a very ridiculous storyline and cast. 11eyes proved to be the same. While the story/characters were so ridiculous, it just made it all the more enjoyable haha. For example, towards the end of the show one chick basically says to the male lead: "hey if we have sex we will become more powerful and we will have a better chance at defeating the enemy". So they do it and still get destroyed within seconds hahahaha. 11eyes, thanks for the laughs.
#8. Umineko no Naku Koro Ni
mmmm mystery island stories are intense, and Umineko was no exception. The intensity was crazy at first, but it kinda wore off for me around half-way (as what happened with Higurashi no Naku Koro ni). I guess they dragged the story on a bit too much (and a second season is on the way!). Anyways, intense show with a very unique presentation **** Basically, a few characters watch a series of murders over and over again (they unfold differently each time) in some sort of "game", where one tries to out-wit the other and prove that magic is not being used in the murders.
gender bender = hilarious
akane-chan = win
Although it could have been a lot better, K-ON was an enjoyable watch. Mio-chan is sugoi. (yea im getting lazy with explanations if you can't tell) "Please dont say you are lazy! Date honto wa crazy~!"
#5. Kimi ni Todoke
Cute shoujo anime. err... oh! Hirano Aya plays this french exchange girl, who is sugoi.
[a usual day of watching saki consisted of a) watching saki b) playing online mahjong while watching saki and c) having over-the-top reactions with midgetman. RIP Penguin Pete 12:58:57 ]
Another show like 11eyes with a ridiculous concept that helps contribute to great enjoyment. A winning cast of characters from tacos, disappearing lady, captain wa-haha, and boulders. (no those aren't their real names...) hehe, I had the most fun time with anime this year when it was spent watching a bunch of girls and one guy play mahjong.
#3. Darker than Black 2
A sequel that I actually found better than the original! *gasp* Well I guess it wasn't a whole lot better than the first, but the new soundtrack was excellent ^^
#2. To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
lol this spin-off show is great. Haven't even seen the main series, but thats not hampering my enjoyment. The characters and voice acting is what sells me into loving Railgun. ^^ Sa-TEN SAN! and Uiiiiiihhhhharrrrruuuuu~~~ don't get it? *sniff* well... asianpride understands me! *sniff*
Crazy, dark show with some of the freshest eye-candy visuals I've ever seen. Plus, Nadeko-chan is cute. lol my explanations have gotten shorter and shorter as I got closer to #1... should have been the other way around. Oh well... "-date honto wa crazy~"
woo, well theres my list. Whats your #1?