If you’re anything like me, than you’ll obsess over lists and forensically dissect the ins and outs of your favourite anime. Having a definitive favourite is in itself somewhat miraculous, and I often struggle with my own top ten, nevermind what holds the top spot. One month I’ll be convinced Cowboy Bebop is my one and only, while another it might get usurped by Ergo Proxy. More recently, I’ve been captivated by Beck.
But there are consistencies, series that define and demonstrate exactly what it is about anime we adore, sometimes irrespective of our enjoyment. Okay, so I love Serial Experiments Lain, a series which is, admittedly, a hard sell. I appreciate its stark, simple visuals, otherworldly sound design and, above all, its thematic exploration of identity and technology. Yet despite that, it’s not a series I’ll return to and watch over and over the way I might with, say, Tsuritama.
So, with all that in mind I want to know what your favourite anime is and why. If you struggle with picking a single favourite, then feel free to list a few below, but if you have a series you want to shout about, then we want to hear from you.
Any interested ani-bloggers should get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief outline of their favourite anime and a few reasons why. We’ll add you as a writer to our site and after you submit a few hundred words, we’ll publish your piece with any images you want or (if you’re feeling brave) leave it up to us. This will be an ongoing fixture for the site, so there’s no rush.
I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about seeing how many of us have the same favourites.