series such as k-on !! were often being greatly criticized for being overly pointless aside from lacking very greatly in the story, but little do these 'critics' realize that the series was based on a 4koma / strip comics, and like most strip comics out there, you shouldn't be expecting for any solid ongoing plot / story from them. and not to mention, behind all those pointlessness etc lies a few gems that were often being overlooked upon, especially when it comes to character-driven series such as this.
as for the recent over-reliance on eye candies [ graphics ]; the advent of these so-called moe-series marked a significant improvement in both art and visual presentation, and this aspect of modern anime should be celebrated and looked to upon, instead of being frowned like some may have did. indeed, fancy graphics is just the sweet icing to top the cake so that it looks pretty, and shouldn't have taken away major portion of the appeal that is reserved for good plot and / or story. that much, i greatly agree. but nowadays there aren't much people who would still welcome and savor in the same art / visual style that is seen from the 80's / early 90's. besides, visually grabbing art and animation presentation too held quite a handful of appreciation point [ especially for those who got eyes for the art / visual-aesthetic part of an anime ] as well as adding up to the storytelling mechanism.
culture progresses along time, and so does anime. hotblooded action series may have been a major hit with extensive cult following back then, but nowadays it is a much different story however. besides, the ideas for storytelling has very well expanded to a much broader scale than it was then; with new themes / subject matter were brought into the anime industry every week / month / year and be dealt with [ for example, social satire in most of slice of life series ] and thus i certainly do not understand why certain people keep lamenting on modern animes continuing to progress downhill unlike their much favored classics times. and if moe series really were that bad, then it shouldn't have built such a massive legion [ even inclusive of several open-minded critical watchers ] around itself :3
anyway, enough with our little talk on moe-what and let's get on to the main topic for this post here. the following list below is a brief list of hime's favorite characters for spring 2010 series, although the list is technically made of only 3 series - mayoi neko overrun !, angel beats ! and working !!, all of which respectively ends their titles with one or two exclamation mark.
01. FUMINO SERIZAWA
[ series : Mayoi Neko Overrun ! | CV : Kanae Itou ]
02. NOZOMI KIRIYA
[ series : Mayoi Neko Overrun ! | CV : Ayana Taketatsu ]
03. INAMI MAHIRU
[ series : Working !! | CV : Saki Fujita ]
04. KANADE TACHIBANA
[ series : Angel Beats ! | CV : Kana Hanazawa ]
[ series : Angel Beats ! | CV : Yui Makino ]
06. AOI YAMADA
[ series : Working !! | CV : Ryou Hirohashi ]
p/s : the first portion of this post here was taken from an ever pending, [ halfway ] incomplete post that has been left sitting in the draft bin for so-so long. well, if it wasn't for my extreme laziness to think and write down a much more relevant and proper intro for this post here the aforementioned first three paragraphs might still be sitting in the sad, dusty corner until who knows when.