Thursday, April 13, 2006

Most Anticipated Anime, 2006 REVISITED

Some of you may remember that back in January I wrote about the anime and video games that I could not wait to get my hand on in 2006. Don't remember, take a look here, ANYWAY, since some of these titles have come out and the such it's about time I take a look back and realize how dead-on I was, and also how much of an ass I was on what I wanted. LETS DO THIS THING...

(I will only comment on items I've been exposed to thus far, so no notes yet for items like Okami and Trinity Blood. Numbers listed are my original rankings.)

Top 10 Most Wanted Anime
03) Naruto - I don't have the DVD yet, but I love spending my Saturday's watching Naruto on Toonami. The ONLY thing that pisses me off is how short the episodes are... and recap shows. Guess what, I know what's happened thus far. There is no reason to have two recap shows.
04) Macross - Pissed me off. I watched this on the Newtype DVD and I don't know why all of the sudden nobody in this show takes anything series. And the voices, sorry, I grew very accustomed to Harmony Golds voice cast. This is a case of my expectations being too high, that and nostalgia.
09) Hikaru no Go - Good action and pacing for an anime based on a board game. Makes me want to learn go, if only anyone I know had ever heard of the game :(
10) Eureka Seven / Desert Punk - I missed the boat on both of these, the are now in my Top 5, np. Eureka Seven (hitting on PS2 also) looks gorgeous, and Desert Punk, not since Slayers have I laughed this much during a show. Both titles, must have.

Top Continuing Anime
01) Samurai 7 - Good stuff. Samurai fans rejoice, this is a true work of art.
02) Fullmetal Alchemist - HOT, HOT, HOT. Everything about their Erlic brothers is sweetness. I'm on DVD 8 and 9 right now.
03) Scrapped Princess - So-so ending. I found myself getting this anime not so much because I had to have it, but because I had already invested so much time in it.
04) Samurai Champloo - Great ending to a great series and I get to play the game very soon.
05) Loki Ragnarok - Really, from the opening theme song this beauty of an anime, it just rocks.
06) Tenjho Tenge - Hot babes, even hotter fights. My wife, an anit-non-Otaku, really likes this series.
07) Fafner - Good anime, but not hooking me in the ways I hoped it would

Top 10 Most Wanted Games
01) Kingdom Hearts II - This game is fu^$^%$^ awesome!
02) Naruto (Clash of Ninja, Ninja Council) - I love Naruto, and I love these games. Light on character options, but deep in gameplay, both the GC and GBA outings are good fun for any Naruto fan.
05) Black - I don't have the full game and the reviews were lower than I thought they would be, but the demo disc I have for this is a lot of fun. It really is, to quote one of my favorite game mags, Gun Porn.
08) Star Wars: Empire at War - The only PC game I've wanted in a long, long time and dear lord it's sweet.
09) Metal Gear (AC!D 2) - Great looking, a little easier. Everything I hoped it would be.

Most Wanted Missing the Cut --
- Shadow Hearts: From the New World - Everything I expected. It still just misses the Top 10, but one hell of a game.
- MS Saga: A New Dawn - Gundam, nuff said, but this surprised me as one hell of a deep RPG.

Taking me by surprise (new stuff dummy) This is a short list, but Grandia III on PS2 had me hooked with it's opening song and great gameplay. I'm splitting time between this and KHII right now.


  1. I would really recommand " Full Metal Panic ", it's really funny and has great actions.

  2. FMP is great, I own both series so far and cannot wait for the next.