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CR Top Animes of Summer 2008


I promised I’d begin posting all my favorites of this summer so I’ll begin with my favorite anime series. Then I’ll probably follow up with favorite manga, video games, movies (anime and real), music, musicians etc. Should be fun! So, hajimaru!


  1. Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
  2. Vampire Knight
  3. Junjou Romantica
  4. Bleach
  5. Code Geass
  6. Death Note
  7. Mirage of Blaze
  8. InuYasha
  9. Gravion
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Ta-da! The Count of Monte Cristo tops the list this year as the unexpected BEST SHOW EVER anime of the summer. I first saw The Count at Otakon 2005 and was instantly captivated by its elaborate artwork. However, because I only saw one episode at that time, I had no idea what was going on. Since then, I had tried my hardest to purchase it but alas, other anime series beckoned. Every time I went to Suncoast, I always allowed my hand to linger in front of the boxset but I never brought it. Finally, in June at Anime Mid-Atlantic, I broke down and chose The Count over the second half of the Fushigi Yuugi Series. At first, I thought I had made a mistake but it turned out I didn’t. The art, the story, the voices in both English and Japanese… everything was worth it. I finally got to see it, I finally got rid of that terrible longing in my chest for it and I kept my V for Vendetta fandom alive a little longer (not that it was dying. It’s just that shortly after I got Gankutsuou, HBO started showing V again everyday at lunch time)

So here’s to Gankutsuou, Junjou, Vampire Knight, Bleach and Code Geass; my top 5 animes of the summer!


Life as of 7-27-08

Well, nothing new to report unfortunately. I finally got in contact with one of my friends whom I haven’t spoken to since April. She’s doing fine and enjoying life. As for me, well… in the words of Gankutsuou, I’m “biding my time and holding out hope.” LOL. I’m really glad everyone is enjoying their summer and making the most of life which is kind of hard to do right now given the economic troubles and other worldly dilemmas.

For some reason however, I feel as though I’ve caged myself in unknowingly. I’ve been having this feeling on and off since my senior year in high school; it’s nothing major. It just feels like something is missing. I’m living the life I want to live but something just isn’t there, something I had earlier in life say 2002-2006 that has now vanished. Everyone else seems to have reinvented themselves (some have done it more than twice ^^) but I have remained the way I always have been since I was little. I look a little older but I still act the same way. I don’t know. These are the types of thoughts older, wise more mature people have right? I’m just a twenty-something college student trying to take a step forward in life and travel half way across the world in the name of obsession and security. I really need to grow a backbone and just do what I have do. There’s no use in hesitating, thinking pessimistically or fretting over the possible outcomes. Just do it! XD That’s the name of one of my favorite Sailor Moon songs, Don’t just dream! Go for it! Yep.

So that’s all I have to report for now. Hopefully I’ll get out of this slump I am and get back to living. Just bide your time and hold out hope…