This has been one of the best times for anime and the sheer evolution of the industry over these 10 years is crazy to consider. Just looking back on the number of anime that came out in one season in 2010 compared to a season now shows an explosion of growth. And sure, there’s been plenty of sequels, reboots, and rehashes of old tropes. However, there also have been stand out hits that did something unique and were immediate loves of mine at first watch.
So for this list, I didn’t restrict myself to one per year, nor any limitation of trying to number one anime above another. Instead, I just wanted to share anime that had a big impact on me and, I think, also the industry. So given when this list is coming out, let’s celebrate the holidays in alphabetical order with something morbid: Death!
It sure has been a while folks, but we are back in business in Owningmatt land!
I’ll quickly go over some updates and then we’ll jump straight into the content since I’m sure this is the post that everyone was waiting for after all of this time. If not… well, I guess you’ll have to wait for the next time. Anyway.
Log Time is the podcast of The Backloggers where we talk about anime, manga, light novels, and how the podcast always seems to go on way longer than we intend it to.
Oh snap, it’s a double post! Happy Jingle Jangle day!
In this episode, the full Backloggers crew focuses in on the popular anime Death Parade. We have an in-depth discussion about the thematic elements and motifs present within the show, along with how the presentation of those elements affected those themes.