A lot of us are looking back at which series are the most memorable this year for a variety of reasons – the quality of the storytelling, originality, niche gimmicks (moé, lolita, Shōtarō-characters, A Drill That Will Pierce Through The Heavens, unnatural boob measurements, etc.), and all that other shit. HOWEVER! To me, what really makes or breaks a series in being truly memorable, it all depends on the characters. In most cases, I would probably remember a series for a lifetime based solely on the characters (or a specific character) rather than the quality of the storyline or how deep it is (of course, if it’s THAT good than it’ll probably be the other way around!). The story could be utter crap for all I care and I’d still remember it if I really like the cast and their character dynamics. In my opinion, if an anime/manga has a story/concept that’s as cliché or horrible as saving a princess who gets her butt kidnapped by an evil witch/evil giant turtle yet has some top-notched character dynamics, then it would probably rank at the top of my list of favorite anime. Likewise, if the story is built FANTASTICALLY yet the characters are flat out boring, then it wouldn’t leave as much of an impression on me despite it having an excellent plot.
Or the character could be just be an utter jackass and the series will be memorable based on how much I wanted to shove a knife down their throat and throw him/her (most likely a HIM…) into a pit of acid…
To get down to business, this post will chronicle some of the characters that has made a big impression on me this year. Based on categories ranging from good to bad to OMG I WANT TO RIP HIS EYES OUT THAT DAMN MAKOTO, the cutest to the most inspiring to THE MOST SUPERLY AWESOME BADASS THAT HAS EVER WALKED DOWN THE PATH OF ANIMU… You name it.
(I’m obviously leaving Bacanno! out of this, since honestly, I can’t choose just one notable person from its large cast of characters)
As I noticed that school is approaching, so is September – the month where the leaves turn red and start to fall, which also means autumn is approaching. I already have my eyes on some of the upcoming shows which I’ll definitely watch, most probably know which one I’m looking forward to the most (hint: above).
Notable series that I’ll watch – after the jump.
Continue reading 2007 Autumn Anime…
Title: Hidamari Sketch
Based On: Hidamari Sketch (4-koma)
Hidamari Sketch is quite the charming show if I do say so myself. If you’re into slice-of-life anime/manga like Azumanga Daioh or Lucky Star, you definately should check this out. The story is about the daily life of Yuno, who dreams to be a great artist, and her friends (Miyako, Hiro and Sae) who live in the Hidamari Apartments. The characters are pretty likeable, my favorite has to be Miyako because of her childish personality, with Yuno coming in second because of her being a pretty cute protagonist. ^^