|Yu Alexius’ Anime of the Year – 2018: My Hero Academia Season 3|
20. Cells at Work!
19. Banana Fish
18. Tokyo Ghoul:re
17. Golden Kamuy
I simply love how unique and extreme this anime is. Golden Kamuy tells us more than just crazy humor and plain action. Instead it is educating in a sense that we are learning about Ainu culture, and stuff. It’s like embracing a certain part of Japanese culture and tradition.
16. After the Rain
If there’s anything that I could say about After the Rain is that it deviate from the cliche teenage romance and also shown us a different side of love. It is pretty entertaining and interesting which gave us a colorful ride during its entire run.
You may also check our list of must-watch anime in romance genre if you’re craving for more cheesy stuffs after having a heavy dosage of After the Rain.
15. Steins;Gate 0
14. OVERLORD II/III
13. A Place Further than Universe
12. Tada Never Falls in Love
11. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
10. Sword Art Online: Alicization
9. Goblin Slayer
The gory stuff, the violence, the action – these are only few things that made Goblin Slayer an exciting and mystrious anime. Though there are some dull moments, I thought Goblin Slayer stays true to itself as an ambiguously adventure anime. It doesn’t make any difference from any other MMORPG game-related anime but there’s something unexplainable in its presence, or so I thought – possibly something philosophical.
8. Skilled Teaser Takagi-san
This adorable and truly heartwarming anime will make you feel like a younger version of yourself in a world filled with too much innocence and youthful impulses. Skilled Teaser Takagi-san is an entertaining anime on which it feels like watching the two main characters competing against each other but not with violence but with their emotions on which the first one to fall in love could be both the winner and loser.
What’s even exciting is that Skilled Teaser Takagi-san had been renewed for another season and is slated to return on July 7, 2019 as part of the summer anime lineup.
7. Laid-Back Camp
6. The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Ten Commandments
The second season of The Seven Deadly Sins had been nothing but fun all throughout its entire run this year. It was filled with action, and the usual Seven Deadly Sins humors all wrapped up together to bring an intense shounen vibe. The anime is never short when it comes to exciting fight scenes and surprises, not to mention that Seven Deadly Sins season 2 had some of the most fascinating anime soundtracks of the year.
5. Darling in the FranXX
4. Attack on Titan 3
3. Violet Evergarden
Aesthically beautiful and beyond, Violet Evergarden is everything that meets the eye – eloquence animation, top notched visuals and heartfelt music. The anime gives off the feeling of an entirely different league – an anime that goes beyond the normal standard of any anime that we had seen. If the story may not be a little bit boring at some point, Violet Evergarden definitely has no competition on becoming the anime of the year.
Although the anime had been almost over, Violet Evergarden is coming back for some more projects stated in the following news:
2. Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation
Our team had choosen Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation as the best Chinese anime of 2018 and there’s no other title that comes closer to it. A top-notched animation with too much attention to details and pretty decent narration and execution of the story which makes the whole ride a worthwhile experience. This anime is actually on par with other high quality animation from Japan and is above the average standard if compared with today’s mainstream anime.
In fact, the 2nd season of Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation had been green-lit this 2019 as some of the interesting news about it that you may check out are as follows:
1. My Hero Academia 3
I have My Hero Academia at ranked 8 at Yu Alexius’ Top 20 anime of 2017 and it definitely rise on top this year due to undeniable advancement on its story. I rarely seen a shounen anime that put too much emphasis on the character’s emotions that it could actually make the viewers felt it. That is the situation with Midoriya, and Bakugo from My Hero Academia – 2018 had witnessed on how epic their journey had been this year. Animation-wise, My Hero Academia season 3 is actually better than its previous 2 seasons and both the fight scenes and drama were top-notched and creatively executed.
Last Updated on February 22, 2021 by Yu Alexius