S H O W  C O U N T
ᴀɪʀɪɴɢ 39   ɴᴏɴ-ᴀɪʀɪɴɢ 55   ᴛᴏᴛᴀʟ 94
ᴏɴ ᴘᴛᴡ 15   ᴅʀᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ 8   ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇs 10

S H O W  C O U N T
ᴀɪʀɪɴɢ 6   ɴᴏɴ-ᴀɪʀɪɴɢ 0   ᴛᴏᴛᴀʟ 6
ᴏɴ ᴘᴛᴡ 3   ᴅʀᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ 0   ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇs 0

S H O W  C O U N T
ᴀɪʀɪɴɢ 9   ɴᴏɴ-ᴀɪʀɪɴɢ 18   ᴛᴏᴛᴀʟ 27
ᴏɴ ᴘᴛᴡ 5   ᴅʀᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ 0   ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇs 1

S H O W  C O U N T
ᴀɪʀɪɴɢ 14   ɴᴏɴ-ᴀɪʀɪɴɢ 15   ᴛᴏᴛᴀʟ 29
ᴏɴ ᴘᴛᴡ 4   ᴅʀᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ 4   ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇs 4


*some are still airing. treated as complete for stats

S H O W  C O U N T
ᴀɪʀɪɴɢ 12   ɴᴏɴ-ᴀɪʀɪɴɢ 25   ᴛᴏᴛᴀʟ 37
ᴏɴ ᴘᴛᴡ 3   ᴅʀᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ 4   ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇs 5

I didn't even try to narrow these down

I admitted to enjoying Angels of Death. Your move, Anilist.

DarliFra for the ending. I also hate that 02 lost all of her personality when she got with Hiro, in the only moments she wasn't a vegetable or spaceship.
Steins;Gate 0 for many reasons. Fan service, slow start, new characters are boring, Kurisu gone > Kurisu app, the roof scene, mad scientist > sad scientist, that he pretends to be Hyouin Kyouma again.
FLCL Progressive was mostly uninteresting until the last episode.

Thank you very much for the nominations
@Pulletlamer @TrapperHell @Alley @OkabeRintaro @RowinnDinosaur @TabsAnime

F A V O R I T E   O P
Karakuri Circus | Gekkou by Bump of Chicken

F A V O R I T E  E D
Megalo Box | Kakatte Koi yo by NakamuraEmi

see full OP & ED post here

W H E R E  I  S T A N D  N O W
sʜᴏᴡs ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜᴇᴅ 119   sᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟs ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜᴇᴅ 25   ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇs ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜᴇᴅ 36
ᴅᴀʏs ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜᴇᴅ 51   ᴄʜᴀᴘᴛᴇʀs ʀᴇᴀᴅ 125

L O O K I N G  B A C K

This was my year of getting into anime, which is pretty clear when looking at season totals. Before 2018 I had watched about 25 shows, the amount I watch per season now. Like many others I joined Anilist during the MAL exodus in May. I don't socialize very often, but have found reason to in this community. I could thank those responsible for their recommendations, warmness, or the example they set, but the list would be long.

I'm very thankful to the AWC for giving me ways to discover anime and people who share my interest in it ♥

M Y  Y E A R  I N  G A M I N G

Gaming took a backseat this year, though I completed Final Fantasy 13 including some tedious achievements, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Pokemon Let's Go: Eevee, and Hollow Knight (still completing). I finally played Monster Hunter and Warframe as well. I tried to get through Final Fantasy 13-2 but wowee is it boring.

V O I L E T  E V E R G A R D E N  S C R E E N S H O T S
214 images across three albums

O T H E R  S T U F F
I started capturing bentos! Only 12 so far

My attempt at communication through animemes:

T H E  W O R S T  O F  2 0 1 8


You like playing with my emotions, huh?



@Dunkan85 Okay I had a good laugh now that you pointed it out haha, what a happy accident :)


What can I say? Loove this post. Awesome formatting :D
Btw this is not a critique but it's interesting that Darling in the Franxx is in your winter favorites but it's a disappointment for you also? I might complete that anime someday even though I'm not very hooked on it (paused at episode one xD).

You found FF XIII-2 is boring? Good to know... I enjoyed FF XIII despite it being extremely linear.

Those anime bentos do look mmm....yum yum :p


Cool to finally see yours, love the layouts :) Kakegurui isn't a guilty pleasure tho, it's just the actual best anime ever made. :b


@Pulletlamer Thank you!
Darling in the Franxx was especially disappointing because I enjoyed it so much. For me, the journey is worth enduring the last ~5 ep destination. It doesn't try to be smart or anything, it's just a fun watch. It grew on me after I was finished watching it, kind of like the game Firewatch. If you aren't very hooked at episode 1, I'm not sure you would enjoy it. It does have some wonderful moments though.

Linear games can be fun now and then, but I agree FF XIII was especially so. Tbh if I could play as Lightning or have a full party in the sequel it would help. The only 2 static party members are pretty dull :/ I might just watch a playthrough then skip to Lightning Returns!


Golden Kamuy and Sora Yori are also my top2 this year! Glad to see more people liking these two (especially Kamuy. It's often forgotten)


TIL you are a fellow achievement hunter :O I "used" to hunt on Xbox, I don't go out of my way anymore due to lack of time but I try to get cheevos in the games I enjoy! I 100% completed FFXIII but I was a little disappointed with the story ending. I have yet to get around to FFXIII-2 and Lightning Returns though I blame the console upgrade for that ^_^; I don't really do hunting on steam but maybe I should get on true steam achievements so I can fangirl with you :3


@Cuteholic Color me impressed on the 100%, I consider going for 5-star ratings on all the Cie-th stone missions sometimes but it would take time. It's most tempting when I'm missing those characters :) You absolutely should hop on true steam achievements! It would be nice to have that extra encouragement too.


@Nicodeamus: Haha I think I could've played a lot of games instead of grinding for some of that but um I do really enjoy my JRPGs ♥ I really enjoyed the OST for FFXIII too! Besides how can you not love Snow, Serah, Lightning and Fang I mostly play on steam these days so I should start casual hunting there ;) I will totes be your cheerleader <3 Go get 'em achievables as long as you are having fun with them :D


@Cuteholic did you have to farm a lot of turtles too? xDD I frickin' got bored, and the game is sitting there on my shelf, unfinished. Well it's not like I play on Xbox anymore :o

I actually think the Cie'th stones weren't that difficult. Just good party composition needed (no i'm not flexin' xD)

I might've totally RerrideD the thread btw xD


@Pulletlamer: God those turtles D: I have PTSD from all that farming >_>

I agree the Cie'th stones were pretty do-able with the right party! Although I might've had to compromise with some characters that I didn't like as much ^_^; My favorite I think is Fang...she so badass! The grinding was painful due to RNJesus :X


@Pulletlamer Pffft I'd call you out for flexing on my post if I hadn't encouraged you to flex more lol

I don't doubt the Cie'th stones aren't too much of a headache but..the running around between them... I never wanted to look at that field again once I finished beating them all once lol

@Cuteholic Fang is one of my favorite characters in anything ♥ She's a boss

To both of you: what about the achieve for finding every rare weapon? Isn't the only way to farm it running around? I'm worried about you guys

edit: added Fang, for emphasis


Glad to hear I'm not the only one that stuggled with the turtles. God damn xD. I also hate the Cactiii, they're annoying as heck xD. Also let's see...

Fang is BADASS and the best party member!!!

Yes it needed to be shouted... glad to see we are in agreement though :D I mean those crits on Commando... gimme gimme!! xD

  • Lightning should always be in your party. She is the MC, after all. Plus she rocks :p
  • Snow is just good when you need sentinel but he sucks at everything else. Also he is too handsome. Not allowed.
  • Hope is one of the best all-around party members to have always...but he is a spoiled kid which I'm like SMH. I prefer Vanille (the character eh :p).
  • Sazh is an awesome character (afro...!) but he wasn't that good to have in party though :sadchocobo:

@Nicodeamus Sorry I actually forgot already about the rare materials. Yes you had to run around a bunch and grind quite a bit but compared to the turle farming it's nothing at all I think xDD

I was actually quite interested in FFXIII-2 just because I saw you can have COLORED CHOCOBOS in your party. I mean how awesome is that!? But yeah if the rest of the story or gameplay is not that good then I'm also a sadchocobo.


Haha no you are not alone! My other friends who also hunted achievements hated the turtle farming with a passion D: (Yes I know I don't like hate speak but that farming god damn deserves it!) I am glad both of you like Fang as well ♥ Oops forgot to mention that I also found the Cactuar annoying but they were so cute ^_^;

Lol I love your bullet points...except I dislike Vanille for personal reasons that shall not be named :X I agree that Snow is too handsome but I like it! He has prettier eyelashes than Serah! Proof right here!

I don't want to remember all the time I sunk into that game >_< I love the game but it was a grind fest...although I have Seriously 1.0 from Gears Of War so I think I will quietly walk away from here....

All I heard about FFXIII-2 was that it is like pokemon! Also Chocobos FTW \O/ I actually had a few friends that liked it more than FFXIII so I wouldn't know how I feel till I play it someday!

BTW have either of you heard/played Lost Odyssey? It was a Xbox exclusive but it is one of my favorite JRPG games!!!


@Pullerlamer I lost it at "he is too handsome" lol, I only used Snow when I needed his extra HP. The only party member I was indifferent about kicking was Hope :x I do like his interactions in the story with Lightning though.

I feel equal parts fear and respect for you guys if that turtles are even more tedious haha

@Cuteholic Any time I want to listen to that song again I just watch that whole video, the feels come rushing right back. FFXIII-2 is absolutely Pokemon, maybe if I went into it with that mindset I'd enjoy it more... hmm. I have heard of Lost Odyssey but never played it :o


@Cuteholic Sorry to say I haven't played Lost Odyssey :/... have heard good things though! :]

I dislike Vanille

Don't worry nobody likes Vanille. It's either cream or chocolate. And I hate Chocolate (no i'm not racist, I hate white chocolate too)

Seriously 1.0!?.... Damn You're HARDCORE. Dat wallbounce must've been pretty intense to witness hahahaha :p

I couldn't get it because they kicked me out of the games for being too good. Yes, flex flex, but It's true in this instance, because all games in Gears were P2P and people were are sore losers. But I digress lol

EDIT: yeah @Nicodeamus the lvl of farming for money is very intense i spent entire days playing like 12 to 16 hours and I wasn't done like 10% after weeks. I was like what the heck is this insanity lol. And yeah Im very sorry for derailing your thread xDD


You ramped up the amount of anime you consume per year pretty fast. I'm guessing joining AniList and participating in AWC challenges helped you a lot with that. That seems to be the case after looking at your stats. My way of getting into anime was watching hundreds of episodes of Bleach, One Piece and Naruto, so you're way beats mine for sure.

Your formatting is squeaky-clean and beautiful as always. ♥

I guess our favorites really were not that different after all, and I said this already, but I totally agree with you about Steins;Gate 0. It was missing all the good parts from what made original so great. That was not my Hououin Kyouma!

P.S. It looks like I'm the only one who hasn't played FFXIII. Well that isn't entirely true, but I played it only for an hour and never touched it again afterwards. Now I feel left out. :(


@Trigger Thank you so much!

The only big time sink I had before 2018 was Inuyasha, so it's been really convenient getting into anime with all of these resources present. Most importantly, getting to know and talk to others about anime so easily which is part of why I decided to start donating to Anilist. Thank god I get to skip all those filler episodes :)


That's a very impressively detailed and slick design you did there. Great progress.

I'm just a tiny negligible part of the AWC but it brings me joy to know that you have found it to be enjoyable!

My gaming too has taken a backseat last year sadly, and while I reminisce a bit at the thought of it, watching anime has been equally fun too. I'll see you around and on Steam.


@TrapperHell I appreciate you saying so!

Thank you for contributing to the AWC :) I still enjoy every time I get to see this on your challenge posts:

Here's to hoping we can get a bit of gaming and anime done this year!


I would have hoped that the bot would have given me some preferential treatment... alas... Maybe next time ;)


@Nicodeamus: That scene is one of my favorite video game moments of all time <3 Lost Odyssey was the FF we deserved XD. It has an amazing OST as well...I loved that game so much ;-; Also sorry for going offtopic XD

@Pulletlamer: Ah it is a brilliant game :3 I believe it was free on XBL at some point so maybe if you still have your console around you can grab it! I believe it is backwards compatible with XB1 as well :D

I know some who like her ^_^; Also how can you hate chocolate :O we can't be friends anymore D:

Well seriously 1.0 was actually what got me into the true achievements community because people "boosted" achievements like started out with just getting the weapon kills and then it became fun as I started chatting with others about our shared hobbies while doing our "suicide" boosting. It was a great way to make friends as I had never played online before due to rumors of toxic communities and what not :X I played GOW way too late but I really enjoyed playing GOW3 online! Horde mode was my fav!


That is beautiful @Nicodeamus ! You and everyone else have definitely all raised the bar in these post!


@Nicodeamus much effort! I love it <3 ! Btw nice list!