A while back, when I was first getting back into watching anime and reading manga, I wrote a post talking about the romantic comedy genre, specifically, the harem style of story and my frustrations with it. They were the words of a person not yet versed in the tropes and archetypes that comes from well-worn genre.
That being said, I still feel like they’re words that come from an honest place. Now that time has passed and two of my favourite examples of the genre have ended, I thought I might return to the subject and do a follow-up to it. Bare in min though; I’m older, but non the wiser.
Last year, writing a top ten anime list was kind of a last minute affair. I’d really started getting back into anime for the first time in a decade and wanted to celebrate the shows I’d been watching. The problem was, unlike video games, which have a pretty well accepted release date, anime was a big more flexible in terms of assigning it a particular year.
This year, I feel like I’ve got a better plan in place. For the purposes of this top ten list, my very loose rule of thumb is that, to qualify the anime in question needs to have ended it’s run in 2019. I’m sure there will be an exception or two to this rule, but what are rule for but not to be broken.
Also, because I feel like this always needs to be stated before any of these lists: but this isn’t a list of anime I feel are the best made or critically great, rather it’s as the title suggests: they’re the shows that I enjoyed the most and meant the most to be personally for whatever reasons I give in the words that follow.
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