The Josei’s Top 10 Anime of 2018: Part 1 (Honorable Mentions & #6-10)

Bringing a little color to the end of the year.

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Is it just me, or was 2018 kind of a down year for anime? Maybe I’ve just been spoiled by the avalanche of quality we’ve gotten over the past 2-3 years, but while I’m usually agonizing over what I’ll have to drop from a list, this year I was agonizing over what I was going to put on it at all. I’d worry that my sense of whimsy was fading, but I’ve spent literal months rolling around in the Twitch Pokemon marathon, so that can’t be it…

Whatever the case, the weird year resulted in me having two Top 10 lists with relatively little overlap: one was of shows that I knew in my head were good but had left me cold, and one of shows that I knew weren’t as technically sharp but I sure did care about them.  I wrote up the first list… and then threw it in a fire and published the second one instead. So, please enjoy the Top 10 Shows That Made Your Stressed-Out Blogger Feel Things.

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Rule of Three Review: Winter 2018 Anime Digest

Warm yourself on these cold winter nights with some quality comedies and healing series.

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Just like last season, I participated in a three-episode check-in roundtable with my AniFem teammates, so I’ll send you over there for all the discussion points. More shows, more voices, and more recommendations for you dear readers!

Oh–and we don’t discuss sequels in these, but I’m also keeping up with The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, and ClassicaLoid. And yes, I am enjoying all three. It’s been a surprisingly pleasant season thus far, so here’s hoping it can keep it up!

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