I’m sure any anime fans will have at least one anime that they will watch over and over again and never get tired of it. I have a few, and I’m here to share with you my list. Bear in mind that I’m pretty new in the anime scene so there are still a lot of major titles that I’ve yet to see. Even so, within the titles I’ve seen to date there are a few favorites that I can watch whole day and whole night and then another whole day and whole night and another and another….I think you get my point now.
So let’s get down to business.
I’ve seen this anime about a hundred times. Okay, maybe not. But definitely loads of times. Whenever I have nothing to watch or I just don’t feel like picking up a new episode of current airing series, I’ll always go back to Lucky Star. It never fails to put a smile on my face, and I know I’m not the only one. Being slice-of-life, I can just randomly pick any episodes that I like. I might’ve gone through the entire season twice or thrice but definitely watched my favorite episodes countless times.
Nodame Cantabile (yes, all 3 seasons of it!)
I absolutely adore the interaction between Chiaki and Nodame. It’s always funny to see the reactions of a perfectionist and a weirdo when they mingle together. Nodame Cantabile has a good blend of humor and drama that keeps me wanting more. The fact that I’m also a fan of classical music made this anime an instant favorite. Since I stumbled upon this anime two years ago, I’ve watched it at least two times.
Now, now, why do I like Skip Beat! so much? I seriously don’t have an answer. It could be cuz I find Kyōko’s personality very interesting. When she’s bad, she’s real bad but when she’s good, she’s an angel. Her twisted personality or rather, her inner conflicts brought a lot of comic relief to the show. Not only that, it helps in understanding her better.
Or it could be the glittering world of show biz. Watching Skip Beat! is like watching the behind scenes of a movie or something. Very cool. So yeah, I can watch this many times and I kinda hope there’s another season of Skip Beat! but so far no luck. At least, I have the manga chapters to keep me going.
Spice and Wolf
For me, the most attractive point of this series is the setting. Oh, that jolly good life is to die for. I thought it’d be fun to be riding horses or sitting on the wagons, taking in the beautiful scenery as I travel from one city to another. That’s the most attractive point, but not the only point why I like Spice and Wolf. I find the conversations and activities involving economics bit really fascinating. When I was watching this series, I was probably a few months into my business degree so it kind of helped me picture the whole trading stuff better. I’m probably biased, but nothing’s better than having the wise Holo to teach me a thing or two about trade.
Kimi ni Todoke
I haven’t actually seen this more than once, but I would when the opportunity arises. It’s a drama series so I can’t just randomly pick an episode. Plus, the second season only completed earlier this year so the story is still fresh in my mind. But I’m 100% sure that it’s one of the anime I will pick up again and again. With its outstanding cast and sweet romance, how can I not want to watch this again?
So that’s my five. What’s yours? =)