12 Days of Anime: 2017 Im Thankful For…

Just a short list of games and anime I truly enjoyed and left an impact on me.

Kinos Journey

Kinos Journey

Im thankful for Kinos Journey because it provided a platform for anime fans to discuss and debate various social-political thought experiments. The 2017 remake may not have been as well received as the original anime but atleast it brought a cult classic to the foreground.

Yakuza 0

Yakuza 0

I had flirted with the idea of getting into the Yakuza franchise for years, being a fan of Shenmue and enjoying the phenomenal Sleeping Dogs just made me salivate at the prospect of being a Yakuza. Im thankful for the fact that Yakuza 0 has an amazing narrative and brilliant characters, Im thankful for the time I finally got the better of Mr Shakedown as well.

Girls Last Tour

Girls Last Tour

In a time where nearly half of my generation is stricken with quarter life crisis and some form of depression. Im thankful that Girls Last Tour can put a satirical and spin on the despair of life and its bleak struggles. Im thankful for the show reminding me about whats most important in life and to keep going on no matter what.

Life is Strange: Before The Storm

Life is Strange

A prequel that shouldn’t have worked ended up being just as good as the original game, Fleshing out characters in ways that the original didn’t and providing context for occurrences that are yet to happen. I’m thankful for being able to role play a dungeons and dragons campaign in a game that doesn’t allow me to actually control the D&D character.

Eromanga Sensei

eromanga

Im thankful for this show dragging me out of the dreaded anime burnout hell. Im also thankful for being able to see Kirino and crew once again.

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Wolfeinstein 2

Im thankful fr BJ Blazkowicz and his somber monotones, Im thankful for the crazy over the top moments in this game, Im thankful for milkshake nazi scene and im thankful that I have a way to shoot nazi scum in 2017.

your name

YourName

Im thankful for Makoto Shinkai, Im thankful for being able to see this masterpiece with my girlfriend. Im thankful for the gorgeous animation and beautiful background art. Im thankful that the movie was well received and sold super well.

Night in the Woods

Night in the Woods

In a game filled with mystery and a looming atmosphere of regret, dread, failure and depression I am thankful for Mae Borowski and how relatable she is. I am thankful that someone made a game about quarter life crisis and gave hope to me and hopefully many others as well. Im very thankful for the beautiful art and memorable soundtrack.

Made In Abyss

Made in Abyss

I am eternally grateful for my 2017 Anime of the Year Made in Abyss. The mix of moe, mystery and thriller turned out to be one of the all time greats, a modern masterpiece that I will come back to fr years to come. I am thankful that there will be a sequel, Im thankful for Riko and her childlike sense of wonder and optimism she fills me with hope and joy.

Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice

Hellblade

I am grateful for my 2017 Game of the Year. Ninja Theory managed to make a AAA game with the budget and workforce of an indie studio, not only that. They ended up making on the best games I have ever had the opportunity to play. Im thankful for the knowledge that this game gave me on the impact of mental illness and its patients. Im thankful for the Melina Juergens award winning performance of Senua and thankful for the impact that it has had on my life.

This will be my last article for the 12 Days of Anime project and for the year. So I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Please share what are you thankful for from 2017 and spread the joy and love.

 

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~ by kiddtic on December 24, 2017.

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