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Top Seven Anime of the Summer 2009 Season

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The final part of my look at the spectacular summer season is the countdown of the best titles of the season. This is always a difficult process since I enjoy so many different types of shows and there’s no clear-cut way of comparing a slice-of-life show to a shounen action show to a thought provoking SF drama set in the near future but at the same time, it’s fun because it helps me focus on exactly why I like certain shows.

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Top Picks – Summer 2009 Anime, Part 2: Genre and Misfit Awards

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I feel bad that I didn’t give Sora no Manimani any awards so this is it’s consolation prize.

I’ve never seriously thought of making The Null Set a team blog mainly because doing so, I think, would lessen the personal drive towards becoming a better writer. However, I do wonder sometimes how it would look but until now, there’s been no real why to see. What’s changed is that Janette over at Borderline Hikkomori decided to do a summer seasonal review using the same format as I have here. Which is really cool by itself, but by using the same structure, one could mentally splice the two features together and imagine what a combined piece would look like. The result is very interesting so maybe there’s something to the idea of a team blog.

Enough rambling, let’s head to the next batch of awards. 🙂

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Yes the Sky Really Looks Like That or Anime’s Current Fascination

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The awesomeness of the final televised episode of Bakemonogatari has been well documented already but there was one angle that I don’t think I’ve seen anyone pick up on. Namely, the night sky seemed to be on the minds of animators this season because it was featured in at least 3 different anime. There was maybe more but these are the three that I remembered.

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Keeping Anime Simple and Shortcuts to Make an Anime Better

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Before I begin, I wanted to mention that I’ll be posting my seasonal top anime picks soon. This season had so many good shows that picking winners was going to be extremely difficult, if not impossible, so I hoped that watching the complete series would help. (The difficulty starts with the very first award – best female main character – and will just continue from there. 🙂 )

So in the mean time, I had some thoughts about the shows of this season that wouldn’t really fit anywhere but in there own posts.

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Summer Anime Impressions – Meta and Further Thoughts on the Season Including Which Shows Got Dropped

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What a difference a year makes; last summer I was watching only a handful of shows and thought only a couple were truly great shows – this year there’s so many watchable shows that I’m considering dropping at least a couple B-level titles to free up needed time. I don’t think it’s too early to proclaim this as the best summer season of anime in recent years and there’s a good chance that when it’s over and we look back at it – this could be a golden season like Spring 2006 was.

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