25 DAYS OF ANIME! – 1st Round of HONORABLE MENTIONS / #14

Before we get into our #14 anime, let’s take a look at some honorable mentions or at least the first round of them.

We’re at the halfway point of this list and why not take a breather with shows that couldn’t make it on this list but still are good shows for what they are.

And the first two actually have some similarities to them:

Baccano! / Durarara!!

Animated by BRAIN’S BASE (DRRR S2 animated by SHUKA) / licensed by FUNimation Entertainment (Baccano!) / Aniplex of America (Durarara!!)

People love to compare this shows a lot mainly because both are from the same author and actually animated by the same studio (save for Durarara!! Season 2) and I can see why. Both shows have spontaneous situations that gets violent in a minute or sooner, dangerous and exciting characters to follow with their wild antics and a cool style that gets you hooked from the first episode.
Now I know people prefer Baccano to Durarara!! while the latter is more popular than the former hence more seasons for DRRR but I’ll say this: Baccano is the better show out of the two but Durarara is more of my favorite.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Animated by SUNRISE / licensed by FUNimation Entertainment (formerly BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT)

Granted, this is more of R1 than R2 because R2 really went bonkers and confused the living fuck out of me. However, the show still has an intriguing storyline and characters that you really care about, whether they’re for good or evil and I know some of split are this and most of my friends (you know who you are) will hate this but hey, I thought it was a cool show.

And now for the #14 show…..

So, it’s no secret that I love shows about ‘girls-with-guns’ because they combine two of my favorite things in anime: action shows set in different locals than Japan and yuri (and yes, you should know that by now. You forget about the shit I wrote?) and of course, when I said yuri, you assume I went girls groping and fucking each other, right? WRONG!! Exactly, the show develops the relationship between our two leads Nadia & Ellis in a cute way. Oh, and the story’s not too bad either. It’s a journey where they encounter other characters with mysterious pasts similar to theirs and other side characters that are about as charming, awesome and dangerous as Nadia and Ellis. (Oh, and LA is a fucking creeper.)

Oh, and while we’re at it, Noir is on my honorable mention list as well.

In short, this is the one that started it all for Bee Train’s Girls with Guns trilogy and I got good action and mysterious characters out of this along with the best score work of Yuki Kaijura, including the opening and ending songs (although the no-blood thing does get a bit noticeable after awhile).

El Cazador de la Bruja / Noir

Animated by BEE TRAIN / licensed by FUNimation Entertainment

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