Happy New Year!!

Well, 2010 is over. The year of the tiger is over (actually, there’s still another month until that’s over) and the year of the rabbit is about to start. For me at least, 2010 has been a year of extreme highs and extreme lows (more towards the low side). In terms of anime, 2010 had a lot of good anime, but at the same time, some bad news in the anime front. Of my favorites, BakaTest started in the beginning of the year, WORKING!! started late winter, Angel Beats! and K-On!! started during the Spring, and Motto To Love-Ru, Index, OreImo, and Ika Musume started during the fall. 2010 also had a lot of good anime songs. In fact, I would say that 2010 was the year of anime girl bands. K-On!’s Houkago Tea Time already had some chart-topping songs the year before, but they had even more success this year. Angel Beats!’ Girls Dead Monster also had songs in the singles chart. In fact, the theme songs even beat HTT’s top single by several hundred CDs. But as I said, the anime front had a big blow this year also. With the work of Ishihara Shintaro and his cronies, Bill 156, also known as the Tokyo Youth Ordinance, passed. I will not go any further into that, but this could affect future anime/manga, especially since many animation production companies are located in Tokyo. They are striking back by having their own convention instead of attending the Tokyo Anime Fair, but whether or not they can succeed in their rebellion, we’ll see next year. Let’s hope they do.

2010 is also the year I started this blog. Back during Saimoe 2010, I had so much to say; however, after that, I had a lot less to write, partially because I was a bit lazy. Hopefully, I’ll have more to write this coming year. For a person that has nearly no friends I could talk to anime/manga about; this is the only way right now to say what I think, so I should be writing more because, who else does this quiet boy have to talk about his favorite hobbies to. There are also new anime to talk about that I’m really interested in, especially Yumekui Merry, which should start in a week or so. Also forgot to mention the numerous trips I plan to take next year.

So, to everyone, あけましておめでとう!Ake-ome! Happy New Year everyone! Let’s make 2011 a better year than last!

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