2019 was another awesome year for the anime fandom. Sure, it saw its fair share of controversies – while everybody else was getting all worked up over Fire Force, I was getting upset over Funimation’s A Decade of Anime series (Your Lie in April? The best romance series of the decade? Pft!) – but, controversies aside, 2019 was still an amazing year! Seeing everybody band together to pray for, pay tribute to, and help support the victims of the KyoAni bombing helped restore my faith in humanity. As did seeing Demon Slayer and Stone Ocean become the no.1 most talked about topics on Twitter (albeit briefly)! I loved seeing so many people unite over their shared love of anime. Not to mention that the quality of anime this year has been fantastic! I’ve been spoiled for choice, not just in terms of some highly-anticipated sequels, but new, original (and incredible) series too…
Below I’ve attempted to summarise my experience with this year’s anime, the highs as well as the lows. As with last year’s Year in Review, you’ll find a list of every show that I watched at the bottom of the page. Chances are, if I’ve not mentioned an anime (at least in passing) I didn’t see it! You should assume that there are spoilers ahead for any of the shows listed. Proceed with caution! With that said, please enjoy Ty’s Year in Review (2019 edition).
2019 has seen no shortage of amazing anime. There’s been an abundance of big-money sequels, like Mob Psycho Season 2, Attack on Titan Season 3, and My Hero Academia Season 4, and even an incredible lineup of standalone shows, like Dororo, Demon Slayer, and The Promised Neverland. But, even though I’m a sucker for mainstream shounen shows like these, my favourite of all this year’s shows so far has to be O Maidens in Your Savage Season. Though Maidens will never achieve mainstream popularity, I think that it has just as much, if not more, to offer than all of the above shows. As such, I can’t help but wish for more shows just like it, as opposed to the third or fourth entry into an already sizable series…
Hello, everybody! I’m writing this from the ever hot and humid Arkansas, where summer is just around the corner! I’m already sweating through my shirt just thinking about it! What better way to while away the summer (and escape its oppressive heat) than by never leaving the comfort of my home and powering through this season’s anime? At least, that’s what I would do, if I didn’t have bills to pay! Anyway, you know how this goes by now: I pour through all of the PVs, reviews, and source material that I can get my hands on, so you don’t have to. Based on this “research” I compile a list of all of the shows that I think are worth watching. Click the “Continue Reading” button to see this list for yourself!