so before we come to the end of 2009 i would love to share 5 of my most favorite series for the year 2009. i greatly believe that some of you out there might question my taste in anime [ most definitely in regard to the fifth title in the list ] but worry not, i'd care less over that very concern of yours heh; well long story short, here goes the list :D
having been a fan of the first series [ kuro no keiyakusha ] i have definitely been looking forward for more adventures of hei and yin upon the revelation concerning on the coming of the second series, especially since the first season were left with an open ending and so much of the crucial questions were yet to be answered. to my surprise, hei started out as a thrice-more bitter character who gradually soften up to the new female lead, the lovely russian-japanese loli cutie [ my new love of the series aside from yin and the late amber ]. all in all, ryuusei no gemini took off on a good and promising start, with a handful of delicious character development ensuing very much later.
02. KIMI NI TODOKE
for once the first spot belonged to kurokami, until ryuusei no gemini took over it in an extremely elegant manner. well i personally find kurokami to be so delightfully yummy that it gave me an almost exact sensation i had when i went picking and marathoned ga-rei -zero- earlier this year. the fight / action sequence were so well choreographed it had me wanting for more while plotwise, kurokami tasted like some kind of a spiritual gattai between shakugan no shana and fate/stay night; the series had the same supernatural feel as of SnS and the exact master-servant concept as F/SN, two delicious cake [ albeit the latter wasn't much of a filling treat ] for a price of one, eh ?.
04. TO ARU KAGAKU NO RAILGUN
truthfully speaking, i wasn't quite in favor of the parent series [ to aru majutsu no index ], which i considered as a mixed bag of good and messy [ plot ] stuffed in the same package. that, however doesn't stop me from digging into this one series here as mikoto herself is more than enough reason for me to check this one out, and to my happiness i also get to discover moar love in the form of saten [ who at first glimpse reminds me of the awesome isayama yomi-neesama :D ]. also, +1 on the yuri-get; something that would definitely turn my radar on :D
at first my thoughts were equally divided between choosing either kanamemo or nyan koi !, yet in the end i've decided to pick on the former as there has already been 3 autumn series occupying the list, and this should at least give enough justice to my list. i know a select mass of anime audience out there find kanamemo to be rather distasteful [ for reasons i am not quite sure of, afraid of being labeled as lolicon or just having hard time to chew on them moe works ? ], still the series had proven to be of a great worth to be listed into my personal viewing experience; what made kanamemo appeal much to my interest is the heartwarming mood it carries and its lighthearted look at the lives of those who were struggling to support themselves through their own hands. not to mention, it has aki toyosaki and rie kugimiya in it :3
p/s : contrary to the image up above, tanya and yoko didn't get to celebrate their christmas this year, and quite possibly, mina as well :3