Anime of 2009

'Tis the season for lists! And I've got a couple. If you'd like a hastily compiled look at some of my favorite comic titles for the year, you can go to Comic Attack for some staff picks. I'm at the bottom.

Today I'm just gonna lay out the 40+ anime and anime/manga related titles I watched this year. In a little while, I'm going to do a compiled, quickie review of the recent titles I've watched but haven't gotten around to reviewing. So be sure to check back for that. Anyway, here's what I watched in 2009, with links to any reviews that I did for the titles.
If you see something that wasn't reviewed, but you'd like a review, or at least some notes on the title, let me know!


School Rumble S1


Solty Rei

Moon Phase

Sasami Magical Girls Club

xxxHolic S1


Yu Yu Hakusho S1

Full Metal Alchemist S1

Ouran High School Host Club

Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens

Galaxy Railways

Le Chevalier D’Eon

Afro Samurai

Kino’s Journey

The Twelve Kingdoms

Legend of Crystania: the Motion Picture

Legend of Crystania: The Chaos Ring

Elfen Lied

Tales of the Abyss (Jay's Toybox review)

Chaos Head

Midori Days

Paradise Kiss

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Skip Beat!

xxxHolic: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ghost in the Shell S.A.C.: Solid State Society

Gun Buster (1)

Diebuster (Gunbuster 2)



Black Lagoon


Yu Yu Hakusho season 2

Ah! My Goddess the Movie

Gokusen LA seasons 1-3

Mushi-Shi LA

Kamikaze Girls LA

Antique Bakery LA

Goong LA

Scrapped Princess

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (S1)


AIR the movie

Last Quarter LA


Romeo x Juliet

Nodame Cantabile S2 Paris Chapter

The Daughter of Twenty Faces

Hayate no Gotoku S2

Gakuen Heaven


Zettai Kareshi LA special

And that's that! I've got plenty of titles backed up to take me into the new year, and I'm watching NeiA7 through Netflix right now. I got the Evangelion 1.0 movie for Christmas, along with the first 13 episodes of Moribito (I have the rest on DVR, so I can watch it all if I want). Plus I've been sitting on Gunslinger Girl Il Teatrino and Xenosaga the Animation for a while, and I've never watched either. I keep starting AIR up (which I have seen already), but get distracted by other things. I don't know much about the anime coming out this year, but I do know the final season of the Nodame Cantabile anime should air this spring, and there should be at least one live action film for it as well. A Gokusen LA film that came out last year should be hitting DVD soon, too.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and good luck in 2010!