Have you ever surfed the aniblogsphere and stumbled upon the post about some big or classic anime that everyone is talking, praising about but you have never watched? Worse, what if that weren’t the first time you run into this kind of situation for the very same anime? That happens to me quite often. I was reminded of certain great anime for countless times by other fans but for some reason I still failed to catch them. Then I started to feel the overwhelming guilt welling up inside. It’s like calling yourself a sci-fi movie fan when you haven’t watched Starwars. It’s an unforgivable crime doing something like that. Well, this post may not be that extreme but I’ll tell you about the best anime that I have not yet seen and will later ask you about yours.
The reason behind this post is that I want to remind myself of some must-see-or-never-call-yourself-anime-fan shows that I haven’t seen. The other, albeit minor, reason is that it would be so fun doing a confession sometimes. So I’ll start with my list and I’ll try to explain why I haven’t seen them no matter how lame the excuse might sound. Here are the list arranged in alphabetical order.
Hah! I’ve just finished this one and though my review is only half written, I can proudly say that I have watched Baccano!
This one managed to conquer top spot on several lists for best anime of 2009 and was a very popular topic of discussion which I could not join but read a good deal. I suspect that I’ve read too much about it that I lost my enthusiasm.
I honestly have no good excuse for keep pushing this one away. FLCL is agreed by nearly all the anime fans as one of the best anime and a classic. I’m sorry if I have let you down. I’ll try to catch it soon.
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig
I watched Ghost in the Shell SAC the first season two years ago and I was stuck in the middle of writing my review on it…until this very day. There is a sense of unfinished business surrounding this series and I believe that prevents me from starting the second season of this fantastic sci-fi anime.
Honey and Cover
As far as I know, Honey and Clover stands out as a rare series depicting the life of young adults and adults instead of high school student. Plus, it is a very good drama/romance anime. In short, it has everything going for it to be my favorite show but for some crazy reason, I always end up watching anime about kids doing kiddy things. (Sign)
Blame it on the manga. I read Monster manga years ago and though it was a bit too long, it was amazing. When the anime was released, I lost my interest in it mostly because I knew all the suspense and plot twists.
I heard about Mushishi’s excellent visual and innovative story for years but I also heard a lot about how slow and quiet the show was. Unfortunately, every time I was reminded of this show, I was always in the mood for some exciting spectacles.
Trigun is a classic action anime with absolutely cool characters and the only thing that turns me away from it is the horrendous visual quality of the version I have downloaded.
I am sure every anime fan understands the unexplainable, strange feeling that keep him/her away from watching certain shows; the shows which one should have watched a long time ago but that time has yet to arrive. From the listed anime above, the one with strongest potential to be watched soon is probably Bakemonogatari or Ghost in the Shell SAC 2nd GIG. It is fun sharing these stuffs so how about yours? Feel free to share!