1. Cowboy Bebop: Where to start? Well, the thing I always note about this show is how great the soundtrack to it is, as well as the opening and ending. Yoko Kanno and Seatbelts just win jazz for me. And 'Flying Teapot', 'Adieu' and 'Blue'. Honestly, the three tracks on there, as far as I'm concerned. Next, the characters. Spike Spiegel. This guy is plain awesome - he might be a bit strange, but he grows on you over time and they developed him excellently, portraying him as a bounty hunter right at the start, with no strings attached. Then, we find out about Julia. Then, the Syndicate. And, at the same time, we learn about Vicious. Ed was also a fantastic character. Exceptionally hyperactive, but awesome at hacking and really handy to have around. Plus, the storyline was great - at first it starts off as two guys, and a dog, flying around space, going to different planets to earn money for bounty hunting, then gradually everything just changes and we learn a whole lot mais about, well, everything. Bang!
2. angel Beats:To anyone who has watched and loves this series, you will know exactly why it is so high up on my list. It's a fantastically beautiful animê - it's really almost perfect as far as I'm concerned. Firstly, I've never watched such a short series with this many lovable characters, all of which I liked. It really seems almost inconceivable that it should be so. Anyway, Kanade, Yuzuru, Iwasawa and Hinata, my four favorito characters. But, Kanade will get the honorable mention, because I amor her, like seriously, one of my favorito animê girls. The only issues I had were not learning enough about some of the characters, which was a little annoying, but it doesn't change anything.
Secondly, the storyline is insanely good. There is one issue I won't mention, because it would basically be a spoiler, but it was just thing mentioned near the end that didn't quite make sense (fans should know what I'm talking about). But, otherwise, I enjoyed the detail of the flashbacks that were played, I enjoyed the basic idea behind the story and I really liked how they ended the story.
Lastly, the soundtracks. They were really good. When I first heard it, I never realised how much I liked it while watching the series, I guess I just didn't pay enough attention to listening to the music, since I was too distracted por the animê itself. So, yeah, Ichiban No Takaramono, School Days, My Soul Your Beats, Valente Song, My Song, and plenty more, were all good examples of the música played during this. Anyway, I have raved on too long about AB, so I shall get to the seguinte on the list.
3. amor Live! School Idol Project: I remember watching the first episode about two years atrás and thinking 'meh'. I ended up watching it again about six months later, but going on to the segundo episode, before I ended up halfway through the whole first season in another couple of hours. It suddenly drew me in and I fell in amor with it. The characters were wonderful and I ended up liking them all, though I do have my favoritos as well (Maki-chan <3) It was such a light-hearted animê and really reminded me of K-On with the strong bonds of friendship and the great música that was being played. The música was great, too - I long since ended up listening to different songs on Youtube, before I downloaded the game on my phone and started playing that, so I got to hear the songs without needing Youtube. Great, huh? Anyway, onward to the seguinte on the list.
4. Aria: There's three seasons - Aria the Animation/Natural and Origination. I haven't actually finished watching the third series yet, because I don't want it to be over with. Anyway, this animê was a slow-starter for me - I watched the first and segundo episode over a period of about two months, then watched the third episode and suddenly I was hooked, line and sinker, too. This animê is great, because it has a relaxing feel to it, whether it's the music, the characters, or just the story in general. I'll explain the general idea of the story quickly, because it's a pretty unknown anime, if the fã club on here is anything to go by. It is set on the planet of Aqua (I think this is supposed to be Mars if it was terraformed and colonised por people), which is a planet similar to Earth in many ways, but has greater technology to control the seasons and heat for the planet. It is set in the city of Neo Venezia (which, as you could probably guess, is a city created in the image of Venice, por the original pioneers of Aqua). It follows the story of Mizunashi Akari (or Akari-chan for short), who is an apprentice undine (basically a gondolier) and a lover of all things wonderful. Anyway, I shall hurry up and finish this, because it's getting long. This animê is just wonderful and about the beauty in life and how wonderful encounters with other people are. Akari and her two friends train together and experience the wonderful life in Neo Venezia, while Akari sometimes uncovers strange mysteries. The characters are awesome, because they contrast each other well. Firstly, Akari-chan, who is ditsy, strange, but kind and loves the idea of anything wonderful or beautiful (she even gets called the Expert of Wonderful at one point, too). Aika-chan is kind of stern and has a quip where she always says 'Emabrassing comments aren't allowed!', where Akari usually replys 'ehhhh'. Aika is also a crybaby, which you totally wouldn't suspect. Alice is introverted, but a prodigy when it comes to being an undine and is kind, but a bit anti-social and mostly unemotional. Alicia-san is Akari's mentor, who is a Prima Undine (which means she is fully trained and ranked the highest an Undine can be, though there are only three levels [Pair, Single and Prima], funnily enough) and is exceptionally kind to all those around her, as well as being very understanding and someone that anyone can talk to, or explain their problems away to. She's also very lovely and has a quip of always saying 'My my'. Akira is Aika's mentor and is stern, strict, but kind deep down, even if you wouldn't really think so. Athena is Alice's mentor and is clumsy, dopey and a tad strange, but she is very kind and has a very beautiful voice. Lastly, there is Ai-chan, who is Akari's friend from Man-Home (Earth), whom she sends emails to at the start of every episode before the opening plays. She's cute, funny and a little hyper sometimes, but a kind person. She's also much younger than Akari, probably about 8-9. Lastly, Aria, Hime and Maa. They are the presidents of each company, as it is custom for a blue-eyed cat become president of an Undine company. Okay, I have to stop now, otherwise this'll take forever. Next!
5. Baby Steps: A new entry, one I stopped watching a couple of days ago, as season 2 is fully out yet. 15 weeks to go! Anyway, this animê is a light-hearted comedy/shoujo about tennis. It starts off with a nerd called Eichiiro Maruo (Ei-chan for short), who is always taking notes and studying. One dia the school idol comes in to their class to borrow notes from her friend, who promptly refers her to the 'Ei-chan notes' (yes, he has notes named after him. Lol). She asks him for world history notes, so he lends her his only copy, the original, but she trips and gets it dirty and he faints. Ei-chan decides to give tênis a go, but faints during the warm-up and is to go home. A couple of days later (Takisaki Natsu, the school idol and a tênis player at the same club [STC]) tells him the coach said he can continue his free trila if he wants to, so he does. seguinte thing you know, he is hooked at tênis and one thing leads to another. So, I don't really have a massive one for the rest of this, I just really ended up enjoying this anime. Funny at times, but epic at others, this shows how a nerd, who never actually enjoyed anything in his life, transforms himself into a competing tênis player, por hard work, training and support from great friends. Also, if you watch it, check out Miyagawa Takuya - he's freakin' awesome! The art style is quite different as well, having features drawn a bit differently from conventional anime. It stands out like the One Piece style of animation, which some people don't like.
6. K-On: Well, well. I'm sad to have put this down my list a bit, because it is a great anime, but there's so many good shows out there, it just had to be done. So, the música was the main thing I liked about this and was what got me into listening to animê soundtracks in the first place. The characters were amazing - each one was just so good and you just couldn't choose which one to like mais (unless you're me, in which case I choose you, Ricchan!). because they all had been created so well. The hyperactive, irresponsible Ritsu, the talented, responsible Mio, the kind and sweet Mugi, the strange, but lovable Yui and the stern, but kind Azu-nyan. Just wonderful. I also really liked the animation, as it was a bit different to other animation styles, yet so good.
7. akatsuki No Yona: Another one that was only added to this a couple of weeks ago. A fantastic story, with adequate drama, bits and pieces of fighting and a great storyline. But, the characters were also very good. Yona, for a start, came off like a spoiled brat (which, to be fair, she kind of was), but underwent some extreme character development and she showed a side of her that was wonderfully Valente and incredible determination to keep fighting, even if she knew she couldn't do much, but she'd do what she could anyway and always believed in herself. The other characters were awesome. Yun, besides Yona, being my favorito character. The self-proclaimed genius, who grew up as an orphan in a poor village where there was no food. This guy comes off as bossy, sometimes rude and really pushy. Deep down, he's just really kind and helps everyone all the time, always treating wounds with his medicinals and doing all of the cooking, even if he does complain and acts like he's tough and stern, without showing his soft side (often). The story followed a good concept and I really enjoyed myself - I was hooked after the first episode.
8. AIR TV: A great, but mysterious anime, which follows the main character as Kunisaki Yukito, as well as the other main character Kamio Misuzu. I really enjoyed this tragic, but beautiful story - there was just something that kept me watching, whether it was to see Yukito find the woman with angel wings, or because I liked the characters, I don't know, but I highly recommend this, even if it is near the bottom of my list. And, onto the next, because I really need to finish this.
9. One Piece: Sorry, One Piece. You were once my number two, now you've been downgraded to number nine. Don't let it fool you - the only reason it's down this low is because there are plenty of other great animê out there that I just had to rate higher than this. Basically, One Piece is a way of life (don't understand? there's an artigo in my animê debate club about it - not that the club has seen any attention lately). So, for a shounen and one of the big three, this has a lot of characters in it that I really like. Only two will get a little explaining and only two others besides them will also get mentioned. So, Monkey D. Luffy... one of my favorito animê characters of all time and favorito One Piece character. To be honest, this guy is just lovable - I honestly don't know how anyone could not amor him, or have a chuckle at his goofy character, because he really just craps all over the other main characters from the big three, as well as Fairy Tail. He's just so dumb, yet he's actually smart when he's fighting (most of the time, except when he does something dumb). I don't understand to this day. The seguinte character is Ace. This guy was awesome *sobs* I can't spoil, so I won't say anything than that about what the sob was for, besides, you One Piece fãs out there will understand. He was just so, well, coool. His attitude was cool, he looked cool, he even spoke in a cool manner and he had the most badass tattoo on his back for the Whitebeard pirates jolly roger. The other two characters get a mention for being awesome. Zoro, because he's the badass swordsman and Vivi-hime, because she's gorgeous and such a lovely person. Anyway, I have raved too long.
10. Usagi Drop. To be honest, I was torn between putting Shuffle here, or Sakamichi No Apollon. In the end, I chose this, because it had the biggest impact on me on the three. It was such a cute series and one of my favorito slice of life series (then again, there are quite a few on here. XD). I really liked the main character, Daikichi, because he took in Rin and adopted her, when none of his family would. And, Rin, because she was just so innocent and cute. I mean, seriously, if you amor slice of life and you haven't watched this, well, get to it straight away, because it's just so good.
Anyway, so that's my topo, início ten. Thanks for reading. See you, o espaço cowboy!