Written by Shiggins
Now that we're nearly in the 8th month of 2018, now is as good a time as any to take a look back at some of the anime of the year and discuss the best of the best so far! Of course, there are plenty of anime out there that I haven't seen, and plenty of people will disagree with my choices, but there is plenty of plentiful space in the comment section below! So give it a read, then tell me what your favourites are!
Note: Only anime that began in 2018 counts. So sorry, Dragon Ball Super. Your awesome finale isn't in this article.
|MHA Season 3 is not on this list, since it hasn't finished yet. However, it is definitely the best dub of the year so far.|
Netflix's popularity is difficult to ignore, and even more difficult to not understand when amazing works like Violet Evergarden are being released by them. First airing in January, the anime tells the story of the titular character who has essentially been programmed to have no emotions and be a perfect soldier, now having to return from war after an accident left her permanently damaged, and adjust back into normal society while working as a ghostwriter.
|"I am so lost."|
|"Hey, have you seen my brother, Alphonse?"|
I'll be honest with you, folks. I nearly turned this series off immediately. And if you did the same, I don't blame you in the slightest. The animation is so over-the-top, even by anime standards, and can look quite ugly at times, that it is easy to be turned off. It doesn't help that the show loves its nudity as much as Game of Thrones does, creating a series which, on paper, I should probably hate.
|It's like if Tim Burton had a baby with Jim Carpenter. And we should all pray that never happens.|
|Devilman is so awesome that he makes the show look amazing whenever he's on screen!|
A Place Further than the Universe
Trust me, I am as shocked as you are to see this make it to my top 3 of the year so far. In fact, a small confession, I only watched this series originally because I thought it was a sci-fi series about exploring the stars. Instead, I got a show about a highschool girl named Mari Tamaki, who is scared of never taking chances. And all that changes when she makes a new friend, Shirase, and they vow to go to Antarctica.
|I have to knock some points off however, because I can see the "selfie stick" there!|
|The sunglasses! They're alive! Run! Invasion of the Eye Snatchers has begun!|
|Sorry, but I just have to say it again. That DBS finale was awesome!|
There are tons of shows I've had to leave out, and I know I will talk about them in future articles. However, until that day, tell me what your favourites are down below in the comments!
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