This is kinda easy and somewhat kinda hard list to do. One, I reread so much this year (look out for my yearly stat report about it) that I only have few titles to pick from. It’s hard in the sense, since you know it’s the “best” list soooo they should be the best (well, they are! They are! But it felt like I didn’t have lots of contender so it was winner came by default). Secondly, not only did I read SO MUCH but a lot of reads this year are mehs. No, not bad but just meh…so again the best just shine so bright from the pool that it was no brainer which ones to crown! Nonetheless, I feel like it still a great reading/watching year for me! 2018 already look promising (I’ve already written my most anticipated series for 2018 first and it’s WOWZERS!!
Top Favorite Graphic Novels I read this year
Bara Kangoku no Kemono-tachi (薔薇監獄の獣たち) ∙ Black Clover (ブラッククローバー) ∙ Dr. Stone (ドクターストーン) ∙ Keppeki Danshi Aoyama-Kun (潔癖男子！青山くん) ∙ Koe no Katachi (声の形) ∙ マーメイド・ボーイズ (Mermaid Boys)
Favorite Debut Manga I read this year
1/3 (さんぶんのいち) ∙ Houkago, Koishita (放課後、恋した。) ∙ Shunkan Gradation (瞬間グラデーション)
Honorary Manga Series Enders:
Liar x Liar (ライアー×ライアー) ∙ Nijiiro Days (虹色デイズ) ∙ Tsubasa to Hotaru (つばさとホタル)
Best Anime (debut) I watched this year!
ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka (ACCA 13区監察課) ∙ Ballroom e Youkoso (ボールルームへようこそ) ∙ Black Clover (ブラッククローバー)
Best Anime (sequels) I watched this year!
Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen (青の祓魔師 京都不浄王篇) ∙ Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season (僕のヒーローアカデミア 2ndシーズン) ∙ Shokugeki no Soma Third Plate (食戟のソーマ 餐ノ皿)
Favorite Webtoon series I read this year!
No official cover, sadly: 영원의 주인 (Forever Mine) ∙ 아가씨와 우렁총각 (The Lady and Her Butler) ∙ 그 해 여름 (That Summer) ∙ 순정 바로미터 (Love Barometer) ∙ 망고의 뼈 (Mango’s Bone) ∙ 나의 남자사람친구 (My Male Friend)
The the black ribbon graphic came from vecteezy. Thank you very much!