Well, one of my favorites, I guess. Gundam Build Fighters and JoJo are both making their way up there. But in terms of preferences bred from experience? From nostalgia? I’ve got to give it to Soul Eater. It had pretty much everything I could ever want in an anime: crazy cool characters. Style in spades. A sense of energy and spirit, be it in the fights or just some comedic beats. And even if you look past the macabre elements -- themselves worth plenty of praise -- it’s worth noting that despite the title, Soul Eater’s real main character is ostensibly the super fighting bookworm Maka…i.e. the fabled “strong female character”.
Maybe I’ll get around to watching the anime in full one of these days. It’s certainly an easier choice over some of the stuff that’s popped up this season. There’s some good stuff, sure, but I gave Kantai Collection a look, and it’s a wonder that my skull is still intact. Plenty of anime bloggers have noted the absolute onslaught of magical school/harem/halfhearted fantasy shows out and about; I’ve read their posts, and the content for some of them is the sort of thing that would make a fan drop the medium like an angry snake.
Which brings us to…well, you read the title, didn’t you?