Panning the anime stream to bring you the year’s shiniest gold nuggets.
Did you miss out on Part 1? Fear not! You can click here for the year in review and the bottom half of the Top 10, including honorable mention(s). Or, if you’re ready to check out the cream of the crop, you can hit that jump and read on for more.
As a reminder, all shows that ended in 2014 are eligible for this list, including sequels, even if they began their run in 2013 or earlier. Ongoing series (like Parasyte or Aldnoah.Zero) will be eligible in 2015.
So here we go, my picks for the best shows of the year! Drums rolled? Fingers crossed? Angry comments about the series I didn’t include typed and at the ready? Perfect. Let’s do this thing.
This season defied all kinds of initial expectations, for better and for worse.
I’m not entirely sure how you review 148 episodes in 1000 words or less, but here goes nothing…
Spoiler-free review below the jump. Actually, think of it more like a sales pitch. And yes, I know it’s a long series. Doesn’t matter. Totally worth the binge-watch.
Alas, dear readers, we’ve come to the end of the week! Dry those tears, though, because I’m capping off the Seven Days of Summer with an absolute monster of a series, perfect for all you hardcore marathon watchers out there. And, as with Rose of Versailles, I’m encouraging you to watch this one with me, as I’m “only” 60 episodes in and rushing to catch up.
And so, ladies and gents, I leave you with the sprawling tale of…
Hunter x Hunter (2011)