It’s Luna again and it’s that time of week! What time? Time to talk anime! Weeb wednesday is here and today I’m bringing that wholesome weeb content for your reading pleasure. The summer 2018 anime season is winding down with most anime having finished while some have just a few more episodes to go. So it’s about that time, that I do what I’ve been struggling with all season: deciding my top five anime of this season. In addition I thought I’d do a bottom five, top five openings (spoiler alert if you’ve read my top 10 anime opening of the season), top five endings, and top five anime moments of the season. So sit down, grab a snack, and get ready for a long post so here we go!
Top 5 Anime DISAPPOINTMENTS of Summer 2018—
5 ) Yume Oukoku to Nemureru 100-nin no Ouji-sama
Had a great opening song but the actual show wasn’t as great
4 ) Sunohara-sou no Kanrin-san
I thought this was going to be really cute. I was wrong.
3 ) Harukana Receive
2 ) Senjuushi
This was like a combination of Hetalia and Touken Ranbu…except bad.
1 ) Lord of Vermillion: Guren no Ou
SQUINX YOU LET US DOWN. I was wrong to have faith.
Top 5 Favorite Anime Openings—
5) Gintama: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen – Kouhan-sen – 2nd opening
“I Wanna Be” by SPYAIR
4) Grand Blue
“Grand Blue” by Shonan no Kaze
3) Free! Dive to the Future
“Heading to Over” by OLDCODEX
2) Banana Fish
“Found & Lost” by Survive Said the Prophet
1) Tenrou: Sirius the Jaegar
“Sirius” by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets
Top 5 Favorite Anime Endings —
5 ) Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
“Nanairoad” by Naomi Ohzora & Chiaki Omigawa
This one grew on me. As did the show.
4 ) Angels of Death
“Pray” by Haruka Chisuga
Something about the slightly off sound makes it so creepy and perfect. Reminds me of the game music a bit.
3 ) Tenrou: Sirius the Jaegar
“Hoshie” by Sajou no Hana
The song is lit, the animation of them as kids is cute. What more can I ask for?
2 ) Gintama: Shirogane no tamashii-hen Kouhen-sen
“Hikari Shoumeiron” by ChiCO
I swear Gintama is making sure it’s last bow is hitting all the right notes.
1 ) Grand Blue
“Konpeki no al Fine” by Izu no Kaze
Because I’m trash and liked it. It was just so unexpected and so fitting. Musically not that great, but comedy gold.
Top 5 Favorite Anime Moments of the Season —
5 ) Wayne’s reveal as Lord of Gluttony Beelzebub from Phantom of the Twilight
4 ) Utsuro fight from Gintama
3 ) Ash crying on the rooftop from Banana Fish
2 ) Oolong Tea from Grand Blue
1 ) Deku vs. Kaachan fight from My Hero Academia season 3
Top 5 Honorable Mentions—
5) Overlord III
Need I say more?
4) Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
Literally a girl on her way to school. This is amazing.
Sporting anime featuring a female cast that is actually really GOOD
2) Angels of Death
Literally still can’t figure out why I like this. I blame Zach
1) Gintama: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen
IT’S GINTAMA YOU GUYS
Top 5 Favorite Anime of Summer 2018—
5 ) High Score Girl
I shouldn’t have enjoyed this as much as I did.
4 ) Cells at Work
Osmosis Jones but with cute anime girls. And not so-cute but awesome anime boys.
3 ) Grand Blue
I literally fucking can’t. This was hilarious. ALWAYS BRING A LIGHTER
2 ) Tenrou: Sirius the Jaegar
I’m sure you know by now this werewolf/vampire anime pleasantly surprised me.
1 ) Banana Fish
I was really hoping something else would knock Banana Fish off of first because I wanted to eat my own words of saying it may be my favorite anime of summer 2018, alas, Banana Fish solidly brought it’s A game throughout it’s run so far, and even though it’s got twelve more episodes to go—I’ve got to hand it to it. It’s definitely my favorite of the season.
So there you have it! The good, the bad, the epic. Or at least in my opinion! So, what’d you think? Did you agree? Discover something new? Think my opinions are shit? Let us know in the comments below! Here’s to a good summer anime season, and I’m looking forward to fall!
Til next time! Luna signing off!