Best Series by the Year

 

There used to be some overarching “this is why I liked stuff from the 00s” rant here. That was before I decided to turn this page into a list of all of my “by the year” lists. Why limit this shit to just the 00s? That just isn’t fair to years that come later. We can’t leave them behind.

But yeah, the stuff I tend to like is what most people like to deem “weird.” In a year where everyone was proclaiming the likes of Usagi Drop and Steins;Gate to be the best of the best, my favorite anime TV series was a comedy about demon-worshiping. That’s pretty much my trend: I go for the off-the-wall, “obscure” shit that most people ignore. It ain’t deliberate– I’m no contrary hipster who digs on something just because it’s something everyone doesn’t like. I might come off like that at times, but all of my love is purely non-ironic. Irony ain’t love, it’s just self-loathing gussied up as praise. When I claim that Space Adventure Cobra, in all of its ridiculous space opera illogical glory, is the best anime series of all time, I mean that shit. When I say Rio: Rainbow Gate is borderline genius, I mean that shit.

Yeah.

So, here’s a handy index of all my “best of” posts:

1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014