Best Director Debut: Michio Fukuda

2008 Works: Hyakko

Fukuda has an extensive storyboarding experience, but this is his first time directing to my knowledge. Hyakko turned out excellent, but lacked writing that fit my taste. Look at this great scene lasting about first two minutes (start at 6:20) from the first episode of Hyakko set to music by Vivaldi ๐Ÿ™‚

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19 thoughts on “Best Anime 2008: Shows

  1. I like how you made different categories that cover a wide range of things and from what I’ve seen this year and your choices, I’d have to agree with most ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy New Year!

  2. Very well done! Many of the verdicts I agree with. Some of the rest I can’t assent to – not because I disagree with you but mainly because I was unable to follow a lot of the series profiled here. orz

    Happy new year!

  3. Ugh, tried to finish reading the post but the combination of separate page formatting and losing consciousness due to illness forces me to give up prematurely.

    Good analysis but only one gripe. Needs more ef ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Keep in mind that this is a post for the entire year. I mention only about a dozen titles and watch about three shows per season. This is a relatively moderate consumption compared to the number of shows some people devour ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. Very good list. I agree with most of your picks or at least see the logic.

    I’d forgotten about the musical from episode 6 of Kure-nai; definitely one of the funniest episodes of the year.

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