I tried to make this a top 5, and I did feel like a top 10 was to much but I’ve ended up with 10 so I guess this is
My top 10 favourite anime and manga
oron host club
this was the first anime I ever watched and so it will always have a special place in my favourite anime’s. I really like how bonkers this anime is well how bonkers the boys of the host club are and how Haruhi express her disgust over everything they do.
One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an ¥80,000 vase that belongs to the ‘Host Club’, a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it’s there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.
I really enjoyed this anime and I’m currently reading the manga. I like that you really express so many emotions in fruits basket there are lots of said moments but at the same time there is funny stuff.
After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out…into a tent!
Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn’t long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own–when touched by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!
my roommate is a cat
Oh my gosh this anime is so sweet I like that each episode is halfed so that the first half is from Subaru point of view and then the second half is from Haru. I really would like to get ahold of the manga of this one as I feel like there my be a lot more to the story.
Subaru Mikazuki is a shy novelist who is no good with people, then one day he meets Haru a stray cat who sparks inspiration for a new book, know Subaru has a cat. See how the pair grow as they navigate their new life together from the each others point of views.
I definitely prefer the manga to the anime and I really like that it is just two (if not big) volumes that you need to collect and read rather then 200. It definitely is a more serious manga then the others on my list but I feel that it handles the topics very well.
Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn’t take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter informs her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. What is Naho to make of the letter’s contents and its cryptic warning?
Yuri on ice
This is one of the few anime on this list that I’ve watched in full multiple times and that I think I will probably watch every winter. I really like the relationship between Yuri and Victor and the way Victor is so flamboyant and Yuri is shy, you get to watch there relationship grow each episode and see Yuri grow in confidence thanks to Victor. I like that it is a ice skating anime about a competition and you get to know all the different skaters.
Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki faces a crushing defeat during the Grand Prix finals and heads home, unsure of whether or not he wishes to continue his skating career. After a video of Yuri mimicking Russian figure skater Victor Nikiforov’s routine goes viral, Victor decided to become Yuri’s coach, much to the dismay of his coach, his fans, and his fellow Russian skater Yuri Plisetsky.
Snow White with red hair
I really like that this manga was born from a fairy tale, but it is definitely so much more than that past the first chapter. I like how Shirayuki stands on her own two feet and works hard at what she does but at the same time she’s not afraid to accept help from Zen or Obey. I have watched show twice and I’ve started reading the manga as there is a lot more story then is in the anime (as is often the case), I really like the notes that the author puts in in some chapters discussing her writing process. I googled were the show finishes in regards to the manga and it’s volume 8 but apparently there are some changes that happen so I’m just reading from the beginning, so far I’m really enjoying what I’ve read and I’m looking forward to getting to the new stuff.
Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally bright-red hair, and the prince of Tanbarun wants her all to himself! Unwilling to become the prince’s possession, she seeks shelter in the woods of the neighboring kingdom, where she gains an unlikely ally-the prince of that kingdom! He rescues her from her plight, and thus begins the love story between a lovestruck prince and an unusual herbalist.
ascendancy of a bookworm
My husband and I binged this one last year (I think) we really enjoyed it and I hope that we get a New season soon. The show stared of just a nice fuzzy show about a little girl who was trying to make a book in a new world but slowly it became much more then that.
Urano, a young Japanese soon-to-be librarian, dies in an earthquake. She is reincarnated in another world as a young girl named Mayne, but learns that books are scarce and only provided to prestigious elites. Mayne (retaining her memories from her previous life) decides to create and print her own books so that she can read again.
spy x family
This is such a fun concept with three would be family members all hiding big secrets from each other and a fun show. I like the way it has moments of being really silly like when Anya is trying to get in to the school and moments that are really sweet when Anya finds Bond.
A spy known only as Twilight needs a family as part of his undercover mission, so he quickly marries a city hall worker and adopts a child and dog. Unknown to him, his family has secrets of their own: his wife Yor is an undercover assassin, his daughter Anya is a runaway psychic who can read minds, and his dog was from a laboratory that gave him the power to tell the future. All these four subjects must bond together as a family to manage their own affairs and be together as best as they can.
little witch academia
this was anther one of the first anime’s that I watched all the way through. I like that they then released a manga for it with a mix of old and new stories.
Akko Kagari is an ordinary girl who joins the renowned witch academy for witch girls, Luna Nova Academy. When she was younger, she went to Magical Festa, a magic show hosted by a witch named Shiny Chariot. Akko was so mesmerized and inspired by Shiny Chariot’s performance that she dreamed to someday be a “cool” witch like her.
my next life as a villainess all routes lead to doom
Once again we have a bonkers anime on the list I’ve watched all of season 1 and some of season two I’ve also read some of the manga, I’m enjoying both
Katarina Claes is the only daughter of a duke. One day she hits her head so hard that she remembers her past life, during which she played a game very similar to her life now. She is now an antagonist of the otome game and she knows every possible outcome. With her knowledge of the game, she tries to avoid a route that will end with her death, or exile. Will her knowledge save her?
and just because I can’t just do 10 here are some honourable mentions
this is just a lovely show with great characters and a great show
The main character Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba’s senior at the company. The story follows girls who work and aspire at the Eaglejump company.
The devil is a part time worker
I really enjoyed the first season and this is one of the first shows I watched but I’ve not been a big fan of the new series.
Hilarity and fun ensues when Satan ends up in modern day Japan without any magic to return, and starts working part time in a fast food joint.
sugar apple fairy tale
I do really like this show it’s a got a different art style in the anime and the manga (which is new to the U.K. so that will take some time to read) I have put it in my honourable mentions as season 1 isn’t finished yet so I can’t say it’s a favourite.
Anne Halford is a candy crafter determined to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Silver Sugar Master, a title bestowed only by royalty. In order to travel to the capital and realize her dream, she purchases Challe, a handsome but foul-mouthed fairy, as her bodyguard. Anne wishes to befriend her new companion, but in this kingdom where fairies are treated as property, Challe wants nothing to do with humans.
this is a lovely and emotional show which I had to put on my list somewhere
After four long years of conflict, The Great War has finally come to an end. Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised to be a deadly weapon on the battlefield. Hospitalized and maimed in a bloody skirmish during the War’s final leg, she was left with only words from the person she held dearest, but no understanding of their meaning. Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services. There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an “Auto Memory Doll”, amanuenses that transcribe people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper. Moved by the notion, Violet begins work as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on an adventure, one that will reshape the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.
To be honest this is pretty close to the top 10 it is a really fun show if not a bit to male focused in the comedy, however the characters are all rounded, if not odd and the story is interesting.
Kazuma Satou, a high school student, gamer and shut-in, died on an average day walking home from school, performing the one heroic act of his life. He reawakens in the afterlife, greeted by a beautiful but rude girl named Aqua, who claims to be a goddess that guides the youth whose lives got cut short. Aqua then offers him a choice: to go to heaven, or to get sent to a another world to defeat the Demon King. Of course, Kazuma’s gamer instincts kick in, and he chooses to start a new life in a real-life RPG. There’s one last choice Kazuma has to make: he is allowed the choice of one thing to take with him to the new world. After puzzling over it, he chooses…Aqua? Join Kazuma on his adventures as he tries to transfer his virtual gaming knowledge to real-life adventurer experience!
and that’s it my favourite anime and manga. I think this will always be my favourites for various reasons and I think I’m going to try to post one of this yearly to talk about that years anime in pacifically but always know these are my favourites.