bluemist anime statistics

By bluemist on January 8th, 2007

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It has graphs too!

I was wondering how my recent busy work life affected my anime watching, so I made a graph, which seemed popular a couple of months ago… er…

Don’t worry because this is only my personal dorama hehe.

Since I can’t really quantify the actual number of anime I have watched per year, I just listed which anime I have watched by its year of original broadcast. I also disregarded whether it runs for so many episodes, or whether it’s just a single OVA or movie. I know it’s rather inaccurate but it’s the closest I can get to seeing my watching trend without freaking myself out with all the details. I limited the years to 2000 and above because I probably watched only a few ones earlier than that. Without further ado:

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FAIL

In any case, this gave me a few nice insights. If it were normal time, I can probably handle about a whopping 30 separate anime titles each year. Brain damage if you ask me. But alas, times are now abnormal because of my abrupt expedition (exile?) to Japan. Here things are a LOT busier, I don’t have much time for these stuff.

Also, bishoujo anime took up around 30-50% of the titles from the year 2003 onwards, which indicates that this is probably my favorite genre. I know that it is not true, because I remain loyal to my shoujo fandom, but it shows that there ain’t too much of those recently. In any case, the quality of those few shoujo anime is much greater than all the crap that I watch from the bishoujo genre.

Ok maybe “crap” is too strong a word, because thankfully I’ve been lucky in picking anime to watch. The statistic I found funny is that there is only one anime I ever “dropped”. 99.5% of the time, I watch all the way to the finish, a record I’m proud about. Well okay, I do drop anime if I didn’t like it from its premiere episode, but this is the only instance that I dropped it around the middle. The lucky anime title is none other than Kakyuusei 2, the worst anime I have ever seen. Applause!!!

I currently can’t show the actual list of titles because it’s a rough draft. I’ll probably use the data at a later time when I feel the need to properly “database” all the anime I have ever watched. By then bluemist anime statistics may be a full-blown project, so stay tuned. In any case, I can at least show you my personal Top 3 anime from each year, the titles that more or less entertained me to the brim. Not necessarily a best-of list, but these are the ones that I have fond memories of right now. Ojamajo Doremi and its sequels are purposely missing in the list, because it is already in a heavenly level, up there with Cardcaptor Sakura. See? Shoujo is really the best genre EVER!

2006
NANA
Kanon
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu

2005
AIR
Ichigo Mashimaro
Suzuka

2004
Genshiken
Mai-HiME
School Rumble

2003
Da Capo
Fullmetal Alchemist
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

2002
Azumanga Daioh
Full Moon wo Sagashite
Kiddy Grade

2001
Fruits Basket
Hikaru no Go
Kokoro Toshokan

2000
Daa! Daa! Daa!
Love Hina
NieA_7

A bit unfair for 1999-below, so:
Great Teacher Onizuka
Hana Yori Dango
Marmalade Boy
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou
Kodomo no Omocha
To Heart

I’ll return home in the middle of 2007, by then things will start to get normal once again. It’s not as if I hate Japan, I just hate my working schedule. My mission now is to somehow up this graph from my poor 2006 showing of 12 anime titles. I’m off to a good start… err… 2 anime in winter is a good one I guess.

1 Comment

Posted By: Zeroblade On: January 18, 2007 At: 11:30 pm

Well, good luck with that; it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with your schedule while managing 20-something series at a time.

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