Top 20 Anime of 2012

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12 Days of Anime – Yamaguchi Kenji’s Sorrow

No, I can’t forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving 
But I guess that’s just the way this story goes,
You always smile….
But in you eyes your sorrow shows 
Yes it shows

No I can’t forget tomorrow 
When I think of all my sorrows 
When I had you there but then I let you go
And now it’s only fair that I should let you know
What you should know

I cant live 
If living is without you 
I can’t live 
I can’t give anymore

The Tale of Yamaken

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Yamaken’s story in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is a very run-of-the-mill typical sort of side story. After casually talking to Shizuku, he starts having feelings for her. He sees that they’re a perfect match: They’re smart, a bit cold towards others, and are more opinionated than the rest of Tonari’s cast. Still, whatever Yamaken does, Shizuku will probably not consider him as an option. Yamaken’s story is a typical FRIENDZONE story.

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You could just feel the arrows piercing Yamaken’s fragile heart.

What sets it apart though is how Yamaken’s little story is portrayed and how emotionally struck I am by it. His story is scarily relatable in so many levels. The whole “writing a map of your feelings on paper” and helping your crush realizing her love . . . it’s something fairly childish yet fairly realistic. Before you know it, you start staggering in your actions – Yamaken is a huge victim of this. His calculating nature suddenly stops as he slowly falls in love.

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“Can you feel the love tonight?”

I swear this is why I want MOAR Yamaken. The anime is only slated for 13 episodes and it really isn’t enough to cover all of Yamaken’s failed story so I guess I should be satisfied with what I got and will get (or I can always just reread the manga which always puts a smile in my face).

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Tonari no Kaibutsu Kun gets an anime adaptation

From ANN

OH GOD. OH GOD OH GOD. KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Well down goes one of my Top 5 manga that I want turned into an anime. Now if only Dengeki Daisy would get an announcement.

As an added bonus, Say I love you (a rather generic shojo manga but still good) also gets an adaptation. Shoujo adaptations rarely come by and seeing 2 get greenlit on the same day. . . SHOUJO FANS REJOICE!!!!!!!

Update:

It will be produced by Brain’s Base with the Kimi ni Todoke director and the Baccano/Durarara screen writer at helm. IT’S LIKE GOD HEARD MY PRAYERS!!!

*Making a category as early as now since I’m 100% sure I’m gonna talk about this when it comes out.