I have been complaining for some time about the list I have been using for my anime challenge. Not only is it incredibly volatile, but the way it splits series into specific seasons AND is subject to the whim of creating Pingu-themed memes just makes it… a little bit difficult.
Still, when there’s nothing else out there that’s really feasible, it made for a good stop-gap until I found a good replacement. A replacement that, thanks to the work of a wonderful Redditor, I will now be following… which knocks me back a couple of places.
Right, so this is a different sort of list. It was compiled to feature anime that are both influential and acclaimed. This means that there are a number of older series (the oldest being Tomorrow’s Joe from 1970) are on the list, although half are still from the last 12 years.
Shows like Gintama and Hajime no Ippo are still on there, albeit bundled up as single entries. I’m also gaining checks for a number of series that were not on the previous list, such as Cardcaptor Sakura, Sailor Moon and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Given the size of some of these series, I will be following the same rules that I do for the 1001 TV Shows list – which means I won’t have to watch 900+ episodes of Detective Conan and for that I’m thankful. Might be a while before an anime post goes up as I’m in the middle of season 2 of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. and the latest series of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Thanks again Redditor. I’m feeling good about this list change.