Here’s part 2 of my year-end recap of 2020. As awful as that year was in general, there were some good things that happened when it came to the blog as I was able to beat some records of sorts with certain posts. What records would they be? Let’s find out!
Movies/Series with most representation from a creator: Ghost In the Shell
(Previous example was the Lone Wolf and Cub series)
This one was a huge surprise to me, but after reviewing the final Arise film as well as The New Movie, I have officially reviewed a whopping SEVEN installments of the Ghost In the Shell series. That beats out the 6-part series of Lone Wolf in Cub that I reviewed a long time ago. For those that don’t know, I’ve reviewed all 5 of the Arise prequels, The New Movie, and Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence. This influential anime cyberpunk project is certainly one of the more popular IPs to have been reviewed on here especially since I mainly check out obscure works, but it was still good to be exposed to the GITS world and to type out my thoughts on it. Who knows? Maybe I will review other entries into Masamune Shirow’s most-beloved series.
Most Likes: Iridium Eye is Really Neat?
An award post got that many likes, eh? Well, that is certainly nice! It’s very good to get some appreciation from other bloggers.
Most Comments: Top 7 Underrated Anime Villains
This has been one of my most popular posts over the past couple of years and it certainly got some people talking with that Top 7 list. I enjoyed making this one and it was a bit tough for some of my pictures. I know I’ve talked about it in Part I of my year-end retrospective, and I’m going to shake it up by putting a picture of my #4 pick Harry Killer from Patapata Hikousen no Bouken. I have to give Claw a rest and not look like I’m only trying to troll Disney fans.
Longest series I’ve reviewed: Hikaru no Go (75 episodes)
(Previous entry was Kimba the White Lion at 52 episodes)
Was anyone surprised by this series being mentioned here? It was my goal last year to watch an anime longer than 52 episodes and I did it with this fun and creative anime. Hikaru no Go was a big nostalgia trip for me last year with both the anime and manga. It’s a series I still recommend and enjoy to this day. This was also 23 episodes longer than Kimba, so anyone who thinks that I’m a drone for Tezuka’s work or too scared to review longer series needs to sit down and be quiet. I’m also glad that some other bloggers and friends have been getting into that anime due to my review of that series. One such blogger is Pinkie who’s been doing weekly episode reviews of this underrated Shonen Jump gem. If you like originality in your anime, then Hikaru no Go is one I strongly recommend.
All photos used under US “Fair Use” laws.
Ghost In the Shell is property of Masamune Shirow and Production I. G. The screenshot is from YouTube and is property of Production I. G., Funimation, and Madman.
Patapata Hikousen no Bouken is property of Yuichiro Yano and TMS. The screenshot is from YouTube and is property of Yuichiro Yano and TMS.
Hikaru no Go is property of Yumi Hotta, Takeshi Obata, Studio Pierrot, and Viz. The screenshot is from YouTube and is property of Studio Pierrot and Viz.
The 2020 picture is from Day of the Shirt.