Best of 2013 – Barebones ashcan edition

Offered with no explanation and in no particular order. I’ll probably come back and flesh it out when I shrug off this endless ennui.

 

Games

01. The Last of Us
02. Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
03. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
04. Warframe
05. XCOM: Enemy Within
06. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (w/ dsFix)
07. Fire Emblem Awakening
08. Hearthstone
09. Dragon’s Crown
10. Shin Megami Tensei IV

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Anime

01. Natsume Yuujinchou / Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou / Natsume Yuujinchou San
02. Psycho Pass
03. Kingdom
04. Girls Und Panzer
05. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
06. Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince
07. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru
08. Mushibugyou
09. K
10. Say “I Love You”

2008,2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Manga

As always I shall “cheat” by recommending any ongoing manga that made it into other years Top 10’s, which at this point would include – Berserk, Hajime no Ippo, Ao no Futusmashi, Gamaran, Yotsubato!, Zettai Karen Children, Beelzebub, Until Death Do Us Part (Shi ga futari wo wakatsu made), The World God Only Knows (Kami no Mizo Shiru Sekai), One Piece, Liar Game, Skip Beat, Perfect Girl Evolution, Princess Resurrection, Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, King of Hell, Denpa Kyoushi, Kuroko no Basket, Gin no Saiji, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Magi The Labyrinth of Magic, Zetman and History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi (Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi)

Best of 2008,
2009,
2010,
2011,
2012

One last note. All of the series here are available for free online if you want to try them out. You can download them via torrent’s or private DDL or you can check them out on an online reader like Mangafox. In terms of quality I would suggest the former route, though online readers will let you get a feel for them. Ultimately though I would urge you to pick the manga up in paper form if its available in your area in order to support the author (though check out reviews first to insure the translation isnt terrible). This is also one of those rare situations where I practice what I preach.

Super fucking hard choice as always (because for yet another year I basically drowned myself in manga). Fuck it, I’m breaking it into Top 10 Ongoing and Top 10 Complete

Top 10 Complete

01. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
02. Akira
03. Yagu Ninpuchou
04. Blame!
05. Sanctuary
06. KouKou Debut
07. Needless
08. Eden
09. GTO
10. Ares

Top 10 Ongoing

01. Shokugeki no Souma
02. The Breaker New Waves
03. Gambling Emperor Zero 2
04. Yowamushi Pedal
05. Kingdom (Yes it is so good that both the original manga and anime adaptation get an entry)
06. Ouroboros
07. Onepunch Man
08. Assassination Classroom
09. Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
10. Akame ga Kill

Sandwiches

1. Tayto Cheese and Onion
2. King Crisps Cheese and Onion
3. Ham
4. Chicken & Stuffing

Vent your spleen