(Originally published on Livejournal on May 15, 2010)
Anime Review Spring 2010 Season:
Well, it took about six weeks, but I finished what I set out to do. At the beginning of April, I pledged to watch and review each anime show of the Spring 2010 season that was subtitled in English, and give each one a pass/fail grade.
Out of the few dozen shows, I was able to find 32 different shows that were subtitled. Out of those thirty-two, a total of 10 shows received a thumbs up (one of which I dropped after the second episode). Here is a really quick recap of the reviewed shows:
Highest recommendation: MUST SEE TV!:
None! Not a single show gets an unconditional thumbs-up.
On The Fence: – Watching for now, but I may drop before the series completes.
Slight Thumbs-Down: – Includes shows that may be decent by not within my interests, or shows that I might be convinced to give a second shot if enough people recommend them.
Thumbs-Down: – Terrible, just terrible.
Oh Dear God Why Does This Even Exist? – You watched it, now you can’t unwatch it!
Explicit Yaoi/Boys-Love: – There’s a special place in Hell for these shows
…And finally, the Wild Cardz Memorial Prize for the Worst Show of the Season goes to…
There’s still a bunch of shows that were never subtitled, but there’s still a chance some of them might see the (English) light of day. These include: Hana Kappa-kun, Ring ni Kakero, Marie and Gali vers. 2.0, Ketsu-Inu, Metal Beyblade Baku, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Anime Conference on the Environment, Armored Trooper Votoms Gene-ei Hen, xxxHolic Rou, Bakugan New Vestroia, Black Rock Shooter, among others.