Ten Series From the Previous Decade I Regret Sleeping On

I sleep on a lot of things.

That of course includes beds, but couches and car seats are also not safe from me under certain conditions. I’m not too picky if I’m that tired.

Unfortunately, I also happen to sleep on a lot of good anime series. So, building on my horrendous shortcoming, I whipped up a list of ten anime series I wish I didn’t overlook or fail to commit to finishing. I won’t provide too many excuses so please don’t provide too much criticism in regards to my negligence.

The list will go in order from air date (and will only contain shows that could feasibly count as yuri – I’ve got a yuri blog to run, after all). And yes, I know I missed tons of shows that I haven’t listed here, but writing about only ten series best suits the fact that we’re approaching the end of a decade, I think.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha – originally aired Fall 2004

Alright, this already breaks the theme of the list since Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha aired several years before 2010. However, there’s been so many spin-offs during this past decade that I feel like I’m really missing out. At least I watched Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 1st, which is supposed to be a decent summary of the first series, so I might be okay to move forward with the franchise?

Sora No Woto – originally aired Winter 2010

Reading Weekend Otaku’s post back in 2016 made me realized I screwed up during the first anime season of the decade. At least I’ve lived in blissful ignorance for the first six years of the past decade, haha… also, go give his post a read. It’s spoiler-free and a pleasure to read.

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes – originally aired Fall 2010

This list is going to be filled with franchises which received multiple seasons, just so you know. To be frank, I don’t know much about Milky Holmes at all. At one point I was in a Skype group back in 2011 (YES WE ALL USED THAT CRAPPY PROGRAM BACK THEN BUT PICKINGS WERE SLIM I MEAN C’MON IT WAS SKYPE OR IRC OR VENT) and I think a few of us joked about watching it as a group. I don’t know if that ever happened given this was before Rabb.it was a thing. Twitch was just starting around then if I’m remembering correctly? At any rate, I do like homages and the detective genre, which means I ought to like Tantei Opera Milky Holmes since it’s both.

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – originally aired Winter 2012

The franchise ambitiously combined so many different genres and I was honestly enthralled with the first few episodes. I mean, who doesn’t like gay idols who sing while destroying aliens?

…And then real life happened and I ended up not making a commitment to continue watching to my detriment. That was quite the mistake on my part since we ended up being blessed with a total of F I V E seasons. Hopefully I can make some time to enjoy all 65 episodes starting from 2020. Better late than never!

Yama no Susume – originally aired Winter 2013

A series in which a girl helps her friend conquer her fears sounds pretty good to me. The fact it received two additional seasons despite the fact that each episode is only half-length is really impressive to me since a lot of people heavily prefer full-length series.

Hanayamata – originally aired Summer 2014

Lately I’ve been getting roasted at work for not knowing “Love Shack” by The B-52’s or its accompanying line dance. That doesn’t really have too much to do with a show that revolves around yosakoi dancing, of course, especially since I’ve regretted not watching this series for a few years prior to getting teased for my lack of knowledge regarding songs from the 1980’s. But good segues are in short supply these days, maybe? At any rate, there just never seems to be enough time to watch all the CGDCT series I want!

Little Witch Academia – originally aired Winter 2017

I did watch the first short film that was created as a result of the Young Animator Training Project back in 2013, but I never got around to watching the actual series. But I really do love underdogs so Little Witch Academia should be a great watch! Fun fact if you weren’t aware: Death Parade arose from the same Young Animator Training Project but it was quite different and went by Death Billards.

Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight – originally aired Summer 2018

I actually watched a few episodes but then real life overwhelmed me again. According to personal research, that was a big mistake and I should fix that soon. I really love the ED and its multiple renditions.

Carole & Tuesday – originally aired Spring 2019

Jeez, a lot of this list is heavily involved with music, huh? Once again I haven’t really looked into this series, but I’m already shipping the titular characters together.

That’s all. Did you guys regret not picking up any series during this past decade? I would love to hear your regrets!

Thank you for reading~

7 thoughts on “Ten Series From the Previous Decade I Regret Sleeping On

  1. Hey, a blogger’s list where I’ve actually watched the majority of the shows on it for a change!

    Yama no Susume and Nanoha are two of my all-time favorite franchises, so of course I’m going to tell you to watch those, like, yesterday. I actually just watched Sound of the Sky for the first time this past fall, which was a very good series but also kind of frustrating only because I want to know a lot more about this future world they live in and how it got that way, and we’ll probably never find out. But the show itself was well worth it otherwise.

    Nick Creamer recently completed a series of episodic reviews of the first two seasons of Nanoha on his blog space. I’d recommend those after you watch it; he had a lot of really good thoughts.

    BTW, it’s great to see you back and posting again! I’ve missed reading your stuff.


    1. Yay for somewhat similar tastes!

      Ahh, I’m glad you’re vouching for those shows. Hearing your opinion on Sora Wo To is also getting me slightly disappointed, but I’m sure it’s still great!

      Oh, thanks for the recommendation! I’ll check it out once I’ve finished those two seasons.

      Aww, thanks, wingking! It’s a pretty good distraction haha.


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