The Fierce War of 2008: The Forgotten Ones

In any given anime season, there are a select few shows you start on, but somewhere along the line they get lost in the shuffle. It is sometimes due to one having too much on their plate, or it can be due to slow release schedules. There are also shows that you start on that you may totally hate, or just are just indifferent towards, that you drop. This post is devoted to those forgotten shows, both the lame ones and the pretty good ones.


  • Allison and Lillia, C-: What really hurts Allison and Lillia is that its coat of NHK-for-the-family paint is on way too thick. It has potential to be a neat adventure show, but instead it just aspires to be a lame kids cartoon. I never even made it to the Lillia part.
  • Natsume Yuujinchou, C: Brains Base is very hit or miss with me. This one missed. Too girly and boring.
  • Telepathy Shoujo Ran, C: The three episodes I saw of this were real quality kids show, but unfortunately I dropped it due to sporadic subs, and the show not being all that great. As a kids show it’s fine, but if I can’t watch it weekly, I don’t really care.
  • Yozakura Quartet, C+: Every time this show deals with its plot, it sucks. Every time it doesn’t, it’s great. It gets too plotty at around episode nine, so I dropped it. Kou Matsuo should hang around Brains Base more instead of Normad.

Shows On Hold

B Rank

  • Golgo 13, B+: Golgo 13 delivers a good Adult Story without fail each week, and I always eat it up even if it’s ridiculous or just plain dumb. It’s a shame people stopped subbing it.
  • Slayers Revolution, B+: My first Slayers experience was with Revolution, and I really liked the six episodes I watched. Subs grew scarce, so I stopped. The next time I watch it will probably be after I marathon through all the other Slayers shows.

A Rank

  • Tetsuwan Birdy Decode, A: Sadly, I only got around to two episodes of Tetsuwan Birdy Decode. However, I liked what I saw. It’s a great a science fiction action piece, with lots of nice animation. I’ll watch it along with its second season eventually.