And we are at that time of the year again! And with it, at the time to write the new list with the animes we at OtakuOverdrive liked the most in 2014. Like last year, it is a Top Ten of our favorite animes, not a Top Ten for the best animes of 2014, so if you don’t feel like the animes we choose are the best choices, don’t feel offended. It is just personal taste.
GEKKAN SHOUJO NOZAKI-KUN
It’s rare to watch a series as funny as Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is. It’s full of smart ironies and clever twists to how characters look and act. Nozaki himself, while being a seemingly serious and manly man, follows his career with so much passion that no one believes he makes comics filled with girly and cutesy romances. Then, Sakura comes to confess her feelings for him and a misunderstanding leads her to become Nozaki’s assistant.Thanks to her new work, she becomes acquaintances with all kinds of weird people. Every single one of them is more than meets the eye. The violent and stupid Seo has the singing voice of an angel and the playboy Mikoshiba is a very delicate person, but one of my favorites are the Hori X Kashima “couple”.Girls beating the shit out of men for no good reason is commonplace nowadays, so it’s perfect poetic justice when the school idol Kashima is kicked and tortured by her senpai Hori for very good reasons! It’s like a parody with the current tendencies, which is one of the reasons I love this series so much! It’s interesting, it’s refreshing, it’s not what you would expect, and it’s hilarious!