A Very GLORIO 2014: Jel’s 10 Moments That Make You Want to Keep Watching Anime

An excellent list of top ten anime moments on 2014.

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[Welcome to “A Very GLORIO 2014”, our look back at the best of the past year. We’ll be featuring a different post from each of our authors everyday leading up to our top 10 shows of the year. To start things off Jel fights off his inner cynic and lists his favorite anime moments from 2014.]

2014 has been a tough year to be a nerd. There’s been a lot negative energy surrounding the mediums we love as they go through some much needed growing pains and while I’m glad to see things slowly moving past catering to the usual demographics, the ensuing backlash has been exhausting to witness.

For me personally, it’s been harder than ever to avoid being cynical and enjoy the silly little hobbies – in this case anime – that I’ve loved for so long. But as I keep sifting through all the trashy otaku-focused…

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6 comments on “A Very GLORIO 2014: Jel’s 10 Moments That Make You Want to Keep Watching Anime

  1. David A says:

    The only one of these I’m watching is Noragami, surprisingly fun, and not much fanservice.

    Engaged to the Unidentified, dropped at the first episode, because the lesbian, incestuous and pedophile older sister.

    Nobunagun, dropped because the perverted character with camera-related powers… I don’t remember well.

    Tonari no Seki-kun, dropped because the kokkuri san (ouji board).

    The Kawai Complex Guide To Manors and Hostel Behavior, not even started that one, lesbian character, etc.

    Kill la Kill, watched until the second episode, at first, it was because the fanservicey costumes, but later whn I read about the sexual abuse scenes of Ragyo towards Stasuki, I decided to not conitnue it.

    Golden Time: I dropped that one too, it isn’t at the same level of Toradora. Unlikable main male character, unlikable ghost character, main male character crosdressing, doing whatever is told him to do, etc.

    Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun: I didn’t watched that one either. Some excerpts from a tumblr publication summed up what is wrong with that series:

    Is very worrying that there are people gso enthusiastic over these details. At the time I wrote this, it has 23,613 notes.


    • Though, it was amusing to see all those gender reversals in the anime. Curiously, Nozaki actually matches the characters personalities to the “right” sex in his comic, which reminds one of the adage about truth being stranger than fiction. Anyway, I thought that the show was hilarious. The only parts which gave me problems were a certain character’s tendency to kick or whack the “Prince.” I know that she apparently looks as handsome as a boy and is frequently annoying, but a gentleman does not beat a woman no matter how vexatious!

      Though, that does bring out the point that when a girl beats up an annoying guy in anime (how we usually see comic violence between the sexes), it’s seen as funny. So, the gender reversals–at least in this anime–bring out a new perspective on old cliches, which is what most fans appreciate; though, some fans might have taken these reversals in ways not intended by the author.


      • David A says:

        In a world greatly influenced by gender ideology/theory, these things are under suspicion. With many series I wonder if the intent of the authors are ideological, just fetishistic, or what some call author appeal.

        With the fans, there are less doubts. Many fandoms are very influenced by various anti christian ideologies, and where isn’t that, is easy to point to perverted tastes.


      • I think that the author of Nozaki-kun was just doing that to show off–with very humorous results I must add!

        Well, Leftism has so imbued modern society that one should not be surprised to find anti-Christian sentiments in various fandoms–especially those catering to the gender equality or homosexual movements. But, let’s not blame the author of Nozaki-kun for that! An author does not know how the public will take his works. For example, many thought that The Lord of the Rings was an allegory to WWII. :/


      • David A says:

        Is difficult to apply innocent intent to something like the school prince. There are many examples of gender ideology influenced series I can think of.

        Even if it wasn’t done with that intention, still is something wrong.


      • David A says:

        Back to fandoms, I have noticed that since various years ago. Very difficult for a Catholic to be involved in various of them. I think that basically, any complete, or voluminous interaction or integration just isn’t possible in good conscience.


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