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Ultimate Top 25 Anime

The Anime Blog Reviews: ''I think I've been procrastinating enough… it’s time that publish my ultimate top 25 favourite anime. I consider that you should watch every single anime on this list meaning that I won’t be rating them from good to very good. There is no such thing as the best anime.

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uuaschbaer2967d ago

The problem with my-top-x articles is that they feign objectivity (top implies quantification) while at the same time disclaiming it (my implies subjectivity), which isn't very helpful. Why not write an article like: 25 Anime and 25 Reasons To Watch Them. That said, this article still seems to do a good job attributing qualities to the anime.

(Btw, do people pluralize Japanese loanwords?)

DELETED2742967d ago (Edited 2967d ago )

Hi, I though I should create an account to answer you... I agree that the title "25 Anime and 25 Reasons To Watch Them" would be better and more accurate. But the reality is that people don't care for such titles, they don't seach for that. What people are searching for is "TOP 25 OF WHATEVER" and ultimatly I (and probably anyone writting such article) want is to be found in order to help people discover stuff they might not have viewed yet. cyaa

uuaschbaer2967d ago (Edited 2967d ago )

Hi! Let me immediately concede your point that writers are bound by the economics of their trade. In retrospect my post was a bit whiney––"O Woe! What has the world come too, an article foregoing a little accuracy for the sake of accessibility (I now know), o woe!"––Instead I should've pointed out that it's a large list full of interesting looking anime that I've never heard of that I certainly will use to decide what I'm going to watch next. In fact it was an article quite like yours that got me rehooked on anime after years and may I say yokatta. So I'm sorry about all that and I'm looking forward to reading some more of your writing.

edit: I realize now that the list wasn't even in order of quality so the criticism in my first post was completely misdirected anyway.

blitzburns42967d ago

Great List. Wonderfully organized and written. Top lists are never, EVER perfect, and I get that- but this one is as good of a list as you'll ever find one. All the choices are amazing. As always some are questionable and debatable but still.

List gets a

9.2/10 from me. (The biggest issue with me was the ordering. I felt some shows deserved to be above others.)

DELETED2742967d ago

Thanks for the comment ;) Sorry for the orderless list, i could not bring myself to face situation where i would have to compare Nausicaä and Ghost in the shell !

(Was it clear that the list had no order ?)

blitzburns42967d ago (Edited 2967d ago )

Never mind. Now that I ponder it- Having no numbers was probably better for this list overall. People (myself included) have a tendency to just scroll through the list, skim the titles and what numbers they are, and not read the writer's commentary at all.

Having no numbers kind of removed specific places and focuses on each and every anime much more individually rather than as a list. It ended up as a better read, in my opinion.

Great job and keep writing. I've bookmarked your website and will visit periodically. I have high expectations :)

DEATHxTHExKIDx2967d ago

little surprised I didnt see Code Geass on the list.

DELETED2742967d ago

I'm not gonna lie... it's because it's in my download folder and I was literally gonna start watching tomorrow. But having seen it everywhere I think we can safely assume it's gonna be added to the list.

Etseix2967d ago

aw man, no Satoshi Kon ?
I have not seen a lot of animes you mention there, but i'll give them a try!
(Starting with this one:
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai)

Simon_Brezhnev2967d ago

I like some of the shows some of them i hate.

coolbeans2966d ago

Seems to be the case with most Top x lists I see. :P

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