My want to watch list is 38 anime long. But it’s no fun to just list em all, so I’ll go with the top 5 anime I want to see.
How do I (we) put things on a want to see list? 200 series in, I’ve sort of developed a sense of how an anime’s going to be, before I even watch it. Usually, I’ll hear of something on Anime News Network and maybe watch a preview. You can learn a lot about the anime based on what they show you – animation style, general tone of the anime, and art, to name a few. There’s a big difference between A-anime and C-anime’s previews. Then, I might watch an anime’s opening and/or its ending. Those are really important because, at a minimum, anime that tend to put more effort into the closing and openings tend to have more attention to detail throughout.
I really only watch a series once it’s done airing. That way, I can binge watch the entire series in a relatively short time. Without further ado:
1. Psycho Pass (Movie)
Ahhhh… this looks good. Though it looks more action-oriented, it seems to be giving us a perspective of what the world outside Sibyl is.
2. Blood Blockade Battlefront
This is an excellent example of an intriguing ending theme. The animation is exceptionally well done with a high attention to detail. Also, it’s the cast just having fun. You can see very different personalities come out in the way they’re animated.
3. Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
Sorry it doesn’t have subtitles. I couldn’t find a good one with subs.
I wanted to see this one because I saw Fate/Stay Night and then Fate/Zero. From the preview, it doesn’t look quite as good as Fate/Zero, but it looks worlds better than the original.
4. Wagnaria!!! (Season 3)
Why not. It’s been getting better with each season. It took a bit to learn how to properly pace a 4-panel manga into an anime, but now it’s in the “fun” territory.
5. Seraph of the End
Based on the preview, it doesn’t look like it’ll be a spectacular or even a very deep anime. However, it’s very pretty and looks like it’ll be fun to watch. Also, Sawano Hiroyuki is doing the mood music. He’s got a very distinctive style – you’ll find his work in Aldnoah Zero and Attack on Titan and Blue Exorcist.