Top 10 Anime September 2012
This list is for the most worthwhile Anime to watch in 2012. The only requirement is that the Anime must either be still ongoing in the year 2012 or has just ended in the year. Thus, older Anime should not be included.
1. Sword Art Online | Score: 87%
The only way to escape is to ‘clear’ the game. Death in game means actual ‘death’ —- The ten thousand who have logged onto the as of yet mysterious game ‘Sword Art Online’ using their Nerve Gear have been forced into this perilous death game and are trapped inside. Protagonist Kirito, one of the many gamers, has greeted this ‘truth’. He plays as a solo player in the giant castle that is the stage for this game —- ‘Aincrad’. To meet the conditions of clearing the game and leaving this twisted virtual world, he must get through all 100 floors. Will Kirito have what it takes to clear the game, or will he die trying?
2. Fate/Zero | Score: 68%
Fate/Zero is all about the 4th Holy Grail War which takes place every 60 years. 7 Magi are chosen to fight each other in order to claim the power of the Grail where it will grant a miracle of their choice. In order to help them achieve victory they summon a heroic spirit as their familiar which are powerful warriors chosen throughout history each with a different class (Archer, Berserker, Rider, Assassin, Caster, Lancer and Saber)
Though the first episode may seem slow it’s necessary for the introduction of the wars and the families involved for anyone who doesn’t know the Fate series. It has many great characters and action scenes.
3. Another | Score: 63%
Spring, 1998. Recently transferred to Yomiyama Kita Middle School, Kouichi Sakakibara (age 15) gets the feeling something isn’t quite right with his class, who all seem to be afraid of something. He finds himself attracted to the strange yet beautiful Mei Misaki, but his efforts to get closer only confound things further. Then there is a horrible accident… What on earth is happening in this place? “Another” is a new kind of schoolyard horror mystery from Yukito Ayatsuji, the standard-bearer of the “neo-orthodox mystery” movement. The original novel was called a “new masterpiece” by its author, and the long-awaited TV Anime version will debut in January of 2012, ahead of the release of the live-action film version in summer. The main staff for the TV Anime version includes Tsutomu Mizushima as director, Noizi Ito handling character design, and P.A. WORKS in charge of production. The staff and studio have a succession of hits to their names, and have formed a fantastic team to tackle this definitive piece in horror Anime.
4. Fairy Tail | Score: 63%
Lucy is a 17-year-old girl who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day, when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isnt just any ordinary kid, he’s a member of one of the world’s most (in)famous mage guilds: Fairy Tail.
5. Accel World | Score: 63%
One autumn day in 2046, Haruyuki has an encounter with Kuroyukihime, the prettiest girl in his school. For the middle school boy who is often bullied, the meeting changes his life. Through a mysterious piece of software from her, Haruyuki learns of the existence of the virtual Accel World. In that moment, the lowest of the “school caste” becomes “Burst Linker”, a knight defending a princess.
6. Guilty Crown | Score: 62%
The story takes place in Tokyo in 2039. After the outbreak of an unidentified virus in an event known as “Lost Christmas” in 2029, Japan has been under the control of a multinational organization called GHQ. Ouma Shu is a 17-year-old boy who has a power that can extract tools or weapons from people that reflect the nature of their souls. He becomes a member of a resistance guerrilla group called the Undertakers, whose members pilot mecha weapons to fight against the government and restore Japan’s individuality.
7. Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) | Score: 61%
This psychological thriller is about Yuki, a loner who’s not very good with people. He prefers to write a diary on his cell phone and talk to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina – The God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is more than a figment of his imagination when he makes Yuki participate in a battle royale with eleven others. The contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future, each diary possessing unique features that give it both advantages and disadvantages. Within the next 90 days, the contestants must try to survive until there is only one left standing. The winner will become the new God of Time and Space
Has some great psychotic characters in this as well as some disturbing romance and some pretty good action too, Yukki finds out that he can’t trust anyone
I think people have forgotten that there are actually anime out there that aren’t Naruto, Bleach or One Piece..
8. Beelzebub | Score: 61%
The story follows the “strongest juvenile delinquent”, Oga, as he watches over the devil king’s son (a baby that he accidentally picked up, who happens to be the future devil king) with the destruction of the world hanging in the balance. He is chosen to raise the baby until he’s of age to destroy mankind, together with the demon maid Hilda.
9. Hellsing Ultimate | Score: 61%
I could’ve put this in any of the lists but as it’s still not finished I’ll put it here. This is the OVA series consisting of 9, 50 minute episodes (the 10th is out this December) It’s superior to the original series in just about every way and is based directly on the manga.
Alucard is what vampires should be like; almost invincible, superhuman strength, able to control the dark forces and relentlessly destroying anything in his path.
Hellsing, a secret organization of the British government, has long been battling supernatural threats to keep the people safe from creatures of the night. The current leader, Integra Wingates Hellsing controls her own personal army as well as her most trusted vampire exterminator, a man by the name of Alucard, who is actually a powerful vampire himself. Along with Integra’s mysterious butler and Alucard’s new vampire minion, Seras Victoria, The Hellsing Organization must face not only regular ghouls and vampires, but a rivaling secret organization from the Vatican, and Millennium, an enigmatic group of madmen spawned by a certain war over 50 years ago…
10. Kuroko No Basket | Score: 61%
Once upon a time, the basketball team of Teikō Middle School rose to distinction by demolishing all competition. The regulars of this team became known as the “Generation of Miracles”. After graduating from middle school, these five stars went to different high schools with top basketball teams. However, a fact few know is that there was another player of the “Generation of Miracles”, the phantom sixth player. This mysterious player is now a freshman at Seirin High, a new school with a powerful, if little-known, team. Now, Tetsuya Kuroko, the sixth member of the “Generation of Miracles”, and Kagami, a naturally talented player who spent most of middle school in America, are aiming to bring Seirin to the top of Japan, taking on Kuroko’s old teammates one by one.