I’ll be sharing my favourite anime that were aired each year from the years 2010-2019. Since I watch completed anime as well, I’ll be going with the aired date and not the year I watched the anime. Fun fact: I’ve been watching anime for about 13 years.
2010 – Durarara!!
My favourite anime character of all time is from this anime (Izaya Orihara) and I think this anime is really unique. The music is beautifully done and you just fall in love with Ikebukuro. All of the opening and ending songs are amazing.
2011 – Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen (Kaiji Season 2)
Kaiji is my second favourite anime (my first favourite is One Piece). This season ended in such a fantastic way. The opening song is great. I felt really nervous during some moments of the anime but that’s part of the fun. I really wish for a season 3.
Runner-up: Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi was my first BL anime and continues to be one of my favourite BL anime. This is the anime that started my fujo journey lolol.
2012 – Saint☆Oniisan
This is only two episodes but I thought this anime was really funny. I recommend watching the movie as well. It’s about Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha living together in an apartment in Tokyo.
2013 – Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
My favourite season of Attack on Titan is actually Season 3 Part 2 but Season 1 is great. It got me interested in watching all the episodes of Attack on Titan thus far and I will watch the next season when it is out.
2014 – Zankyou no Terror
I really love the music in this anime. This is one of my favourite anime.
Runner-up: Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu (Parasyte)
2015 – Tokyo Ghoul √A (Tokyo Ghoul Season 2)
I’m a big fan of Tokyo Ghoul because I love the themes of what it means to be a ghoul and what it means to be a human. I also love the music. Juuzou Suzuya is my favourite character – I liked this season because Juuzou and Shinohara had precious moments together.
2016 – Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased)
The ending was rushed so I did not like that, but everything else was done well. The Japanese live-action on Netflix is an amazing adaptation so I recommend the live-action as well. They did something different with the ending.
Runner-up: Mob Psycho 100
I did like the second season of Mob Psycho 100 more, but I really enjoyed watching this one.
2017 – Inuyashiki
The opening song by Man With a Mission got me into the band and then I attended their concert in 2019 – it was awesome. I really like the concept of two people having the same powers and abilities but using them for completely different reasons: one who cures people of diseases while the other goes on a murder spree.
Runner-ups: Made in Abyss
I couldn’t narrow it down to just one runner-up… I definitely recommend Made in Abyss. The animation, cute character design (but don’t be fooled, it is a twisted anime), and music – everything is great.
Net-juu no Susume (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
This anime is adorable and it’s one of my favourite romance anime.
2018 – Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (After the Rain)
One of the most visually appealing anime I have seen. It makes me feel so calm because of the cool tones and beautiful backgrounds. I fell in love with hydrangeas after watching this anime. The music is beautiful and I like the themes of books and loss (Masami Kondou gave up on writing a book and enjoys reading books; Akira Tachibana got into an accident and lost the ability to run). I reviewed this anime.
Runner-up: Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa (Middle Manager Tonegawa)
This is a spin-off series of Kaiji and it’s hilarious. You see a different side of Tonegawa and Ootsuki.
It is really difficult to decide my favourite anime of 2019. I liked Babylon, My Roommate is a Cat, Given, Demon Slayer, Mob Psycho 100, Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2, Shield Hero, The Promised Neverland, and more… How am I supposed to narrow it down to one anime!?
I’ll take out Babylon since it has not finished airing but… I still can’t decide!!!
Can all of them be my favourites of 2019..?