August 2012. I rewatched the English Madoka trailer. I wanted to rinse my ears out and promptly closed the Internet to rid my mind of what I had just heard. I jokingly thought to myself, “I could to a better job than any members of that cast could.” Then I rewatched that trailer. But this time, I acted out every single line. And it was really fucking fun.
I’ve watched tons of shitty anime, but a lot of excellent ones as well. Many of which have made it onto my Top 30. But none of them, not even Baccano! or Madoka Magica, had as much of an impact on me as one show did.
An anime that only took me two days to complete, including the movie. An anime that captured my heart and mind like no other. An anime that really made me think. An anime that actually made me want to write. A lot. An anime that simultaneously confounded and fascinated my brain time and time again. This year, I watched the greatest shoujo series ever created. Twice.
Moment #2: Watching Revolutionary Girl Utena.
(I’m really really hoping that I get those DVDs for Christmas!!)