Nyarth’s Top 16 Moments of 2016

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I had planned to post this on New Years Eve but because of ~things~ I had to delay it until now, happy belated 2017! Please treat this post as if it was the final day of 2016.

Another year another retrospective post to sum up things highlighting said year like clockwork just to make it feel like it was yet another productive year and not just a reason to update my blog after a long period of inactivity or anything. But who’d have thought I’d have cranked out two blog posts after so long?

To be frank I’m sick of 2016, 2016 has been an awful year and I don’t even need to explain why as everyone seems to have an idea. That’s right, the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2016 was fucking rigged by the alt-fujos. This year all of the usual best of, retrospective and look back on the year – most if not all have been regurgitating the same depressing and tragic news happening all over the world.

This post however isn’t going to be like that at all. Nuh-uh. This post is going to happy. 100% happy. You might say, 100% Anne Happy. Remembering bad events that happened this year from the endless string of celebrity deaths to the death of Harambe to the death of the 30 young men and women slaughtered in Mayoiga and to the death of Harambe will always be clear as day because negative thoughts always stick to the mind. In this post we are going to look back on the under-reported moments of fun as I count down my personal Top 16 Best Moments in 2016 within the anime and manga and weeaboo realm. Why 16? Because screw doing Top 10s; taking the lower incremental numerical value of the year of the orbital movement of the Earth around the Sun sounds a lot cooler than the number ten.

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Magical Girl Raising Project Review

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I’ve had my dose of “misfortunate” anime that are all the rage nowadays; Madoka Magica, Gakkou Gurashi and Yuuki Yuuna to name a few. These shows are brutal in their own right but at least mercifully gives you some time to take a quick breather from all the anguish before shoving it all back down in your throat again twenty seconds later. Magical Girl Raising Project (Mahoiku from here on) is kind of like that but without the generous timeouts.

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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Review

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While going through the usual process of watching a tonne of anime at the start of a new season and then narrowing down my selection to a select few I’m interested in, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso for some unknown reason was kept out of my radar back in Autumn last year. It was only until April (funnily enough) that my friend from university recommended it to me and I accidentally the entire forty-four chapter manga. I was hooked. It -that- good. Shigatsu is the first series in such a long time that has kept me this hooked and eager to find out what happens in the next chapter. As a result, this review is aimed at the series as a whole, while comparing the differences between the anime and manga.

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Nyarth’s Grand Ceremony of Placing a Number Between 1 and 10 to Anime that had Aired Between the Months April and June in the Year 2015 and Pulling Bad One-liners to said Anime.

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…in an attempt to write more in 2015 I’ll aim to write at least one blog post every month this year.

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Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou Review

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After an abysmal year in 2014 in terms of post entries due to university and related, in an attempt to write more in 2015 I’ll aim to write at least one blog post every month this year. So for my first article of the year I’m going to review a sweet and innocent romantic comedy manga that I’ve been reading that recently finished; Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou!

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Nyarth’s Top 14 Moments of 2014

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It’s been months since I had the proper time to settle down and write up a blog post about anything. Well, I imply I’m settling down now and it isn’t as if I have a bunch of untouched assignments to complete hue hue hue.

From vanishing planes and ebola to favourite Love Lives and Nature Valley bars, 2014 has been a pleasant year for anime, I can’t say for all because this is the first year I’ve seen less anime than the years before, and most of the ones I followed were ones I found the most interesting to stick with till the end (coughGLASSLIPcough). I was planning to do a ‘12 Days of Anime’ type of posts but I wanted to had done it properly by starting on Christmas day, but then I realise that would overlap new years day which would defeat my intentions of rounding everything off I wanted so say before the new year. So I decided to fight the system and just make a good old fashioned ‘Top XX’ moments of the year.

Below lists the top anime moments that happened to me throughout this year as well as my top 14 list of best and worst anime and songs followed shortly after!

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MCM London Comic Con October 2014

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Don’t worry guys, I’m not dead.

I’ve been going to anime conventions for quite some time now, but it’s hard to believe that I have been attending for over six years, and it’s been a while ago since my last blog post about it. I’ve gotta say from experience times have changed. Back then used to attend with my sister just so that I could get hold of all the anime and manga goods I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise because I was too underaged for online shopping. Now that I have a debit card and an income I only really go just to score some sweet deals and meet people I’ve spoken to on Twitter (or as I would like to call it Anitwitter). This time around I got to use my new Nikon D3300 DSLR camera I finally bought early this year; finally graduating from the casual-tier point and shoots I’ve been using this whole time.

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