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Winter 2013 – My Favourites | #Anime Tops


Anime: Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
Episodes: 10
Genres: ActionComedyFantasySupernatural

“Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?” more commonly known as “Problem children are coming from another world, aren’t they?”, which by the way, whatever way you look at it, both titles are extremely long. This Anime is at the forefront of my list today because this is one of the many Anime that I really enjoyed watching. Like all Anime on this list (of course). Although looking back on it now, the concept and how everything flowed it did feel kind of cliche as many anime before it had a similar sort of plot.

MyAnimeList Synopsis
Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou, and You Kasukabe are extraordinary teenagers who are blessed with psychic powers but completely fed up with their disproportionately mundane lives—until, unexpectedly, each of them receives a strange envelope containing an invitation to a mysterious place known as Little Garden. 

Inexplicably dropped into a vast new world, the trio is greeted by Kurousagi, who explains that they have been given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to participate in special high-stakes games using their abilities. In order to take part, however, they must first join a community. Learning that Kurousagi’s community “No Names” has lost its official status and bountiful land due to their defeat at the hands of a demon lord, the group sets off to help reclaim their new home’s dignity, eager to protect its residents and explore the excitement that Little Garden has to offer.

Written by MAL Rewrite of MyAnimeList.net
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Anime: Chihayafuru 2
Episodes: 25
Genres: DramaGameJoseiSchoolSlice of LifeSports

I have given many high praises to this series as a whole. I’ve talked a ton about the Chihayafuru series, and if you have read them, I cannot talk enough about them. To keep it short, “Chihayafuru” to me is like “3-Gatsu no Lion” both based around ‘traditional’ competitive games, one being Karuta, the other being shogi.

MyAnimeList Synopsis
Chihaya Ayase is obsessed with developing her school’s competitive karuta club, nursing daunting ambitions like winning the national team championship at the Omi Jingu and becoming the Queen, the best female karuta player in Japan—and in extension, the world. As their second year of high school rolls around, Chihaya and her fellow teammates must recruit new members, train their minds and bodies alike, and battle the formidable opponents that stand in their way to the championship title. Meanwhile, Chihaya’s childhood friend, Arata Wataya, the prodigy who introduced her to karuta, rediscovers his lost love for the old card game.

Written by MAL Rewrite of MyAnimeList.net
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Anime: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next
Episodes: 12
Genres: HaremSlice of LifeComedyRomanceSchool

The remake of its predecessor “Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai” which in itself is the “lesser” first season. Many view “Sukunai Next” as the second season, however, I do not think so. To me, (as I’ve seen the original Anime too), I personally thought this Anime was its “Let’s correct our mistakes” when we compare it to its predecessor. Something, I think, this Anime did well at. It “fixed” more so, addressed and attempted to make amends with the various issues that plagued the original Anime. Something I commend, because when comparing the two Anime, 95% of the time, people will say that “Sukunai Next” was the better Anime.

MyAnimeList Synopsis
The Neighbor’s Club—a club founded for the purpose of making friends, where misfortunate boys and girls with few friends live out their regrettable lives.

Although Yozora Mikazuki faced a certain incident at the end of summer, the daily life of the Neighbor’s Club goes on as usual. A strange nun, members of the student council and other new faces make an appearance, causing Kodaka Hasegawa’s life to grow even busier.

While they all enjoy going to the amusement park, playing games, celebrating birthdays, and challenging the “school festival”—a symbol of the school life normal people live—the relations amongst the members slowly begins to change…

Let the next stage begin, on this unfortunate coming-of-age love comedy!

(Source: ANN) Synopsis taken from MyAnimeList.net
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Anime: Tamako Market
Episodes: 12
Genres: Slice of LifeComedy

Tamako Market is a great chill and enjoyable Anime. Being an Anime that is labeled as a Slice of Life and Comedy, you expect it to be fun and entertaining to watch for the average watcher. As a person who watches a ton of Slice of Life and Comedy Anime, I myself found this Anime to be very fun for me. I did kind of ruin the Anime for myself because I opted to watch the movie “Tamako Love Market” before I actually went to watch the anime itself. But nevertheless, it’s still a great Anime to get into especially if you’re new to anime in general, or if you’re wanting to pass the time.

MyAnimeList Synopsis
Inside the Usagiyama Shopping District lies an eccentric but close-knit community of business owners. Tamako Kitashirakawa, a clumsy though adorable teenage girl, belongs to a family of mochi bakers who own a quaint shop called Tama-ya. One day, Tamako stumbles upon a talking bird that presents himself as royalty from a distant land. Dera Mochimazzi, as he calls himself, states that he’s seeking a bride for his country’s prince. Intent on his mission, Dera follows Tamako home and develops an addiction to mochi, becoming painfully overweight and subsequently unable to fly back to his homeland; thus, he takes up residence with Tamako’s family and becomes the community’s beloved mascot.

Meanwhile, Tamako’s friend, Mochizou Ooji, continues to hide his true feelings for her. Their fathers are fierce mochi rivals, but will it be enough to drive a wedge between Tamako and Mochizou? And just what will happen to Dera’s task of finding his prince’s destined bride?

Written by MAL Rewrite of MyAnimeList.net

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