2012: A Look Back At Another Year of Animated Foolishness

That's going to get annoying after awhile


2012 is out, 2013 is in, and all things considered, we had a hell of a year for both established franchises and new shows. It’s particularly hard for me to really drill down and pick favorites from this year’s draw, but since I’m in that end-of-the-year mode, let’s go into my list of shows, characters, stories, and more that I found great from this year in anime.

Ocean’s Amsuement Club

Well the new season is upon us, but unlike previous seasons I am not embracing it as hard as I could be. Summer is a tricky season for things real and imaginary. As much as I’d love for things not to break at work, they do, which diverts my time away from this, but to make matters worse, Saimoe 2012 will be on us in less than a week. A separate blog is up for keeping track this year, so bookmark https://saimoe.tldranimu.net now and all that. Now to wrap up a few more Spring shows, and highlight four new Summer shows.

Standing Property

Smoke Simple Green. Every day.

So I finally found a cheap motherboard to complete building a computer for the front room to watch animu on my TV rather than my computer, and in 720/1080 as well, so that was more than enough of a reason to spend most of today getting through the backlog of animu I’ve neglected over awhile. So in no particular order, let’s get cracking…


Typically each week I save all my downloaded anime for a one-day straight watch, usually Sunday since everything minus Otome Amnesia is out and ready to watch. But I got bored and blew through five shows last night, and another three today, and I still have a wait on the rest. So I downloaded the first episodes of five more shows, Acchi Kocchi, Hyouka, Mysterious Girlfriend X (Nazo no Kanojo X), Sakamichi no Apollon, and Space Brothers (Uchuu Kyoudai). Typically I wait until the end of the season and batch-watch stuff I didn’t include in my usual twelve-show season, but then I usually keep one or two shows on deck to replace anything I am looking to drop. In this case, these shows were worth keeping tabs on. I’m not sure if I care to rework my power ranking chart for it though.