Saturday, January 31, 2015

Devil Ninja, Chapter 12

Knight of elves: Didn't he send a clone to explain who he fought against so that they my be able to track him down?

Thanks for the chapter :) had fun reading it, good job and keep it up. I can't wait for more!

Answer: No, Naruto didn't send a clone to inform his friends of what was happening. He left that up to Asia.

YellowFlash44: As always love your work, i have to wonder why Khaos Brigade would even bother with Naruto? I mean he is just a middle class devil who has had just one victory. Not to mention that he is a part of a peerage, it seems a bit unlikely that they would take someone who is a part of an ordinary peerage. Also how did no one know he was in a fight, i mean surely the barrier wasn't that good that know one could tell he was fighting? I do hope we find out what is going on with Naruto next chapter? Anyway awesome story really enjoying just about everything so far, good luck in future.

Answer: Isn't it obvious? You remember the conversation that Sirzechs had with Naruto and Rias at the ending of chapter 10, right? Sirzechs exact words were:

"Now that you two know this, there is something else important that I need to tell you." Naruto and Rias were snapped out of their thoughts and looked at Sirzechs. "From this moment on, I want you two to be very careful. Word about your power has spread to all the Devils in the Underworld, and if they know about you, then others are bound to find out sooner or later. There have been rumors of Devils with strong powers disappearing in the human world recently, so I want you two to watch yourselves."
From this, you should be able to infer the reason that the Khaos Brigade has kidnapped Naruto.

Plums: Half of this chapter was a continuation of the fight from the previous chapter, which felt really disappointing. 

Rest of it felt wrong, as I personally saw this as a "Naruto in DXD universe" story, and I'd have hoped all the stuff with the stolen swords you've been hinting at coming next would simply just be skipped. Too many perspectives that weren't Naruto, and I'd think since Naruto isn't around, then we don't need to see it. True it builds... something up, but I'm not sure if it helped the story out overall or not, as I had to struggle to not skip ahead through it all.

Answer: Normally, I would agree with you, if I didn't plan on making a number of extremely AU changes. I plan on using the canon as a guideline, so while some things will be canon compliant, the rest will not. There will be several major shifts in the coming chapters that, while they may not seem like much at first, will cause major shifts in the original DxD storyline. Since you've been reading this for so long, I would like to ask that you trust my judgement on this matter. I like to think that I'm not the type of person who would let people down by writing something superfluous and unneeded.

ChaosRune: Great chapter, I really liked the fight at the beginning, it was very well done. Also, kudos on how you removed Naruto from the scene to make sure he doesnt interfere with canon anymore, this is the most original way I have seen somebody use to keep canon to happen just like in the original material no matter what. 

Answer: Not interfere with canon anymore? I suppose it does seem that way, however, while it may look like that's what I'm doing, it actually couldn't be farther from the truth. Naruto's kidnapping is going to change canon far more than if he stuck around with the Gremory group during this arc. There are going to be a number of significant changes that happen not just with Rias and friends, but with Naruto as well. It's like I said before, this is the starting point for the creation of some of my own arcs.

Joe Lawyer: After Naruto broke free of the command of the sword, he should have immediately killed his attacker in that first moment of surprise and took that guy out of the equation. A kunai to the heart and it would have been over, with only one enemy left. It was the perfect opportunity. There is just too much attack, often a pretty ineffective punch/kick in terms of lasting damage, wait for a bit while chatting, then recommencing of the fight when it could have likely been over if he’d actually acted like the ninja he claims to be and just finished the fight as quickly and ruthlessly as possible. He could have alternately played a long for a bit then when the guy’s back was turned to slit his throat from ear. That’s also being a ninja.

“I’m a ninja. We don’t care about being unfair.” – I completely agree, now he just needs to act like he really believes that and take opportunities as they present themselves. Sneak attacks and deception and killing while your enemy’s back is turned and his guard down is exactly the kind of things he needs to do…what ninjas do. I really think epic battles are the sign of bad ninjaing…when you haven’t tried hard enough.

Why was this 2 on 1? Why wasn’t it 30 Narutos to 2 of them with Naruto’s ability to create shadow clones? Several could have been teaming up and distracting his enemies the entire time and prevented them from teaming up on him effectively, or outright killing them.

Why is he always talking about “kicking asses?” Can he not even talk about killing his enemies in his threats? Why does he have to sound so juvenile? He’s the self-proclaimed best ninja in the world yet can’t even make effective threats of death.

Rias and her peerage don’t need to be working to recover Naruto alone. Since non-devils were the ones who attacked him, Rias could easily bring the matter to her brother’s attention and get his help in figuring out what happened. Sirzechs and his entire peerage of ultra strong devils would likely be a great help. It’s a bit silly that this is seemingly never even considered in-chapter.

Koneko and Ravel talking about their “love” for Naruto was an interesting result of this forced separation. Perhaps that is a good thing long-term.

I knew the chances of that fight early in the chapter being won by Naruto was extremely low, but part of that really feels like Naruto’s fault, like he just doesn't have what it takes to fight like a ninja who actually wants to win.

Answer: Are you reading the same story that I'm writing? Because whenever you write reviews like this, it seems to me that you're reading a completely different story. In case you've forgotten, Naruto does NOT like killing. He never kills unless he has to, ever. It is not in his nature to kill. Why else would be not kill Sasuke after having several hundred chances in canon? In fact, if you look at Naruto's ninja career from a canonical standpoint, he has not killed anyone. Even Kakazu, who received a Rasenshuriken to the face, was killed by Kakashi in the end. This is one of Naruto's achilles heels. He doesn't like to kill. He refuses to kill unless it's absolutely necessary, and I have made his stance on killing very clear in one of my earlier chapters. Is that the right thing to do? I think that's up for debate. However, IT IS a very Naruto thing to do. So, if you're looking for an OC Naruto who mercilessly murders people without any regard for the loss of life, then you should look somewhere else.

TeninChwang: You lost me with this chapter. It's what loses me in a lot out fanfiction these days.

The Rasenshuriken's only purpose is to kill.

Naruto landed several hits on his enemies without killing them.

If they harm Asia he'll 'beat them up'?

Is he even trying to win? Or are these characters just protected by plot armour and can't die, leaving us with pointless and redundant fight scenes?

Couple that with Koneko going OOC because you couldn't keep her in character while expressing her feelings and wildly varying and I'll advised tonal shifts...


Answer: I want to laugh at everything you just said. Rasenshuriken's purpose is to kill? When has Naruto EVER killed someone with the Rasenshuriken? Never, that's when. Even Kakazu survived the Rasenshuriken when he was hit with it. Kakashi is actually the one who killed Kakazu by using the Raikiri on him. Naruto has never once killed another person in canon. And Koneko going OOC? You clearly haven't read the light novels, where she makes a complete 180 degree change after the arc where the Gremory group faces off against Sona's peerage in a Rating Game. Please read the light novels before making ignorant statements like that.

0 Jordino 0: ...Ofcourse. Honestly, this is getting annoying now.

You seem to forget that Naruto in his base-form can move so fast he breaks the sound barrier. As for no long-ranged attacks - you also seem to forget that upon getting his boost from Hagoromo he gained and instinctive knowledge of how to use all the elements.

And ofcourse, you also forgot to include his sensing abilities in Sage Mode. Seriously, nerf nerf nerf. That's a constant thing in this fic.

Everyone says making a character OP takes the fun out of a story, well so does nerfing the shit out of them.

Answer: I'm somehow not surprised you would write something like this. You like to make characters more powerful than they really are. I don't blame you, but if that's what you're looking for, then you really should stop reading my story. Naruto has never broken the sound barrier in base form. Ever. I have never once seen him breaking the sound barrier in canon, except when he has entered his chakra shroud. You seem to not understand how speed works. Mach 1, or the speed of sound, basically equates to traveling at 340 meters in a single second. If you look at Naruto's base stats, his speed is marked as 3.2 in part 3, while Sasuke Uchiha's speed is marked at 4.5. Now, I do not really know what this means in relation to how fast a person is going, however, based on how I have never once seen this "speed of sound" ability that you speak of in canon, I am going to say it doesn't exist.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Devil Ninja, Chapter 11

LeroyallenXnaruto: I read on your Blog I think the part for questions and answers and you said that the people in the DxD verse are stronger than those of the Naruto verse. 

I think you're wrong. For proof you should check out "Naruto the fatherly sage" by fairy tail dragon slayer the seventh chapter to be precise has Naruto's stats and all of them are cannon and not fabricated. 

If that doesn't convince you you should check out his other story. "Naruto the human alien" the second and most recent chapter also has proof of how strong Naruto really is..

Answer: I don't know where you got the idea that fairy tail dragon slayer was Kishimoto Masashi, but allow me to disabuse you of that notion. Fairy tail dragon slayer is, like myself, a fanfiction writer. That means he writes fanfiction, which consequently means that nothing he writes is ever cannonically accurate. What's more, fairy tail dragon slayer is one of those writers who always writes OP or God-like Naruto stories. While his fanfics aren't bad, and I do enjoy reading them, they are not accurate either. If you want accurate information on Naruto's stats, then you should check out Naruto wiki, not fairy tail dragon slayer's fanfictions.

Phoenixblade Hm... while an interesting chapter, I'm not so sure about the whole "Excalibur Ruler being used to subvert Naruto's will". Don't get me wrong, it's not that I think Naruto should be able to resist it, it's more that it's extremely annoying and a fairly bad plot device, and it leaves me with a kind of "bad end" feeling. Over all I can't say I'm unhappy with the chapter considering how much happens that has a good feeling to ti, but that ending doesn't make me like it. So I'm stuck with merely calling it "interesting" and hoping the coming chapter makes up for my lack of enthusiasm.

I know that he can't simply breeze through everything. Let's face it that would unrealistic and incredibly boring. There are bound to be trials and tribulations, and I know that being the "hero" of the story he'll come out fair over all. ... Still can't help that "bad end" feeling though.

Answer: I do understand your point, but then, that's also kind of the point. I want you to have that, "I've got a bad feeling about this," thought when you read that ending. It creates tension. You read this chapter and wonder to yourself, "how is Naruto going to get out of this? Can he even get out of this?" It's written this way with that purpose in mind.

Slydino: Great chapter. Not sure I like where the story's going. I mean Issei is great and all but I don't like having two harems it leaves a bad taste in my mouth it's ok to give him Asia but I think Akeno would be a much better fit with Naruto. Just my opinion though. Anyway great chapter and can't wait for the next one.

Answer: I don't consider two girls a harem. To me, a harem is when one male is in a relationship with three or more women, and I'll tell you right now that Issei isn't getting anymore women. I had him get with Asia because it gives Issei someone who helps him overcome his limitations by wanting to protect her, and I added Akeno because, if I'm being honest, I don't think she and Naruto would make a good couple unless I OC her. Akeno is a sadist, and Naruto isn't really the type who's into S&M. Issei, on the other hand, I can see eventually being turned onto it.

LordGhostStriker: isn't Ruler's weakness is that your Will needs STRONGER than the person your trying to control?

Answer: Actually, it never says that the will of the wielder must be stronger than the person Excalibur Ruler is being used against to work. It just says that Excalibur Ruler grants absolute control over other beings. I imagine it won't work on some beings though, like Ophis and Great Red, and maybe the Heavenly Dragons Ddraig and Albion.


I've decided to begin reviewing some of the anime that came out and have a sequel currently being aired this 2015, and what better way to start this off than with a bang? Durarara!! was definitely one of the better anime to come out this season, and I'm going to tell you why.

To understand why Durarara!! is a great story, we must first look at the cast. There are a lot of characters in here for people to get behind. If you don't like one character, then you can always choose to root for another. Unlike most anime that keep their cast small, Durarara!! goes big. There's so many diverse characters, each with their own unique personality that you'll never find a dull moment in this anime.

And, of course, you can't look at an anime without looking at the artwork. In a year where almost every anime looks like they've been created by a cookie-cutter, this is one of those anime where the art-style is more unique. Most anime in this day and age look almost exactly alike, from the way their eyes are shaped to the style of their face and everything in between. The anime that keep a more original style are becoming few and far between. Durarara!! doesn't suffer from this problem of mundanely drawn characters and uninspired animation. While not 100% original, it still maintains a uniqueness that makes this worthy of taking note of.

We've looked at the characters, so now we need to look at the story. The story seems almost like a typical slice-of-life when you first think about it: a young man moving to the city in order to live a life of excitement. Sound familiar? But wait, that's not all. After meeting up with his friend, this young man learns that the city has some people in it that you just don't want to cross: a superhumanly strong man, a dangerous information broker, a gang known as The Dollars, and a headless biker known as the Black Rider. From learning this alone, we know that stuff is going to go down in this anime, but what makes the story truly unique isn't just the life of the young man, one Mikado Ryugamine, but how the anime follows the narratives of all its characters equally, showing how their lives intersect to create a greater plot throughout the series. It's a very intricately woven story, and one of the few I've seen that really feels like every aspect is somehow connected.

Like all anime Durarara!! is not without its flaws. Fortunately those flaws seem minimal at best. I think my biggest issue is that there are some characters that I just don't care for, which can honestly be a good thing or a bad thing. Certain characters are supposed to be unlikable, so I can't say it's a fatal flaw, and this anime wouldn't be very realistic if every characters was someone you could like. That being said, when a character that I don't like comes on screen, I feel almost like skipping those parts, even if I know doing so will have me miss important parts of the plot.

Overall, I would say this anime rates an 8.5/10. I enjoyed just about every aspect of it, from the diversity of the cast to the intricacies of the plot. There isn't a whole lot that I can say is wrong about this anime.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

5 anime of 2015 that I've decided to watch first

So here is a list of the new 2015 anime that have come out this season that I feel are interesting enough to watch. Please be aware that these are anime that I personally feel are worth watching based on what I saw of the first episode. These anime may not be for everyone, and if they are not for you, that is okay.

Seiken Tsukai no World Break

Out of the four harem anime that have appeared this season, I have decided to go with this one. Why? For starters, the characters feel more original than Absolute Duo, Unlimited Fafnir and Shinmai Maou no Testament. The second reason is because this is the only one that doesn't appear to base its entire plot around the concept of fan service. While I'm normally okay with fan service in anime, I feel that you should either play it up or not play it at all, meaning if you're going to have boobs in your anime, then you shouldn't bother censoring them. That annoying glare or steam is a real bother and destroys the aesthetics of the artwork. And the third reason? It just happened to catch my interest more than the other three.

Dog Days''

I never would have imagined that Dog Days would get a third season, and yet, here it is, back and seemingly fluffier than ever. While I didn't enjoy the second season because of its lack of plot. The third season actually does appear to be centered around a larger storyline. I guess only time will tell, but I am looking forward to seeing what this anime has to offer.


Now, I'll be honest, I didn't necessarily love the first season of this anime. It was alright, but I feel like they paid too much homage to the secondary characters and not enough to the main characters like Princess Alyssum and Inaho. It didn't help that most of the side characters like that grizzly alcoholic lieutenant don't seem to actually have anything to do with the plot. In fact, for most of the first season a good deal of the side characters felt useless. That being said, I'm hoping the second season will be better.

Death Parade

A psychological thriller that caught my interest. I'm not gonna say much about this anime, but the visual artwork and animation of this anime caught my attention right off the bat. I'm expecting good things from this anime.

Durarara X2 Shou

It should come as no surprise that I'm watching this. I saw the first season and thought it was awesome. Now the second season has come out and I'm looking forward to continuing this saga. The first episode was mostly a sort of introduction, so it didn't have much, however, considering Durarara has a crap load of characters, that's kind of necessary. I'm looking forward to the next few episodes and hope it won't disappointed.

While these were the anime I've mentioned, they are not the only anime that I'm watching. Here are some honorable mentions that may also catch your interest this season:

  1. Ansatsu Kyioshtsu
  2. Tokyo Ghoul Root A
  3. Maria the Virgin Witch
  4. Shinmai Maou No Testament
  5. Unlimited Fafnir
  6. Absolute Duo
  7. IdolM@ster Cinderella Girls
  8. Kantai Collection
  9. Sengoku Musou
  10. Koufuku Grafitti
If there are any anime you feel are worth watching this season, then please feel free to leave it in the comment section below.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The two anime of 2014 that you probably shouldn't watch

Before I start this post, I feel like I should mention that this is just my opinion as a fan of anime. If you enjoyed watching either of these anime, that's okay, because anime is always subective, and what I like might not be something that you like. Try not to take offense and just understand that these are my own opinions and nothing more.

2014 saw a lot of good anime come out, and some anime that weren't so good but entertained me nonetheless. That being said, there were a few anime that I absolutely did not like. These anime were ones that I felt were boring, bland, and had nothing interesting about them that made me want to watch more.

Number 2: A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd.

The problem with this anime isn't that it's a bad anime, but that it doesn't have anything to call its own. The artwork is good, the girls are very pretty, and the animation is as good as any other anime in this day and age. It's just not very unique. The characters all feel like cardboard cutouts of other characters. The main character is uninspired and boring, not even Gary-stu, just boring. And while some of the girls have personalities of their own, you can clearly see that all of their personalities are basically standard archetype personalities that I've come to expect from anime. Even the story is uninspired and bland. It's basically a slice-of-life with supernatural elements in a high school setting. Nothing wrong with that, except the supernatural elements feel more like an afterthought until about halfway through the anime and the slice-of-life aspect uses standard tropes that look like they were transplanted from every other anime of this genre. It's unoriginal, bland, and I would not recommend watching it.

Number 2: Le Fruit De La Grisaia

Now here is an anime that disappointed me. I played the visual novel for this anime and really enjoyed it, so when I heard it was getting an anime I was excited. Then I saw the anime. Now, the first episode was alright, nothing interesting happened, but it was just the beginning so I didn't think too much on it. Then the second episode came out. Nothing happened. I thought to myself, "okay, it's probably just one of those anime that starts really slow to introduce the characters and will then pick up the pace." so I watched the third episode. Nothing happened. By episode six I was just about ready to tear my hair out. This is an anime that follows one of the cliches I hate more than any other. Anime that don't go anywhere. This is an anime where an entire episode can be about a maid making the main character a purse and the main character trying to convince the maid not to. It's basically 24 minutes of nothing happening. Even the massive amounts of fanservice can't save this anime from monotonousness. The only redeeming quality this anime has is that the last three or so episodes are actually pretty epic. Too bad it's only three episodes out of 13.

What's worse is that the main character is so bland. You guys know how Kirito is a Gary-stu character and has often been considered a bland character, right? Well, this guy is worse. He's basically a secret service agent who does assassinations for the government and is now going to a school that only has 6 really pretty girls for reasons that are never explained in the anime. He's got all of the emotional range of a brick wall--no, actually I think the brick wall has more emotions than this guy. He's so emotionless it's almost sickening, and this is the guy you follow around throughout the entire series. Add in how he's basically a gary-stu who can do no wrong and you've got a recipe for disaster. I can't recommend this anime to anyone.

So, here they are. These are the two anime of 2014 that I didn't really like. Once again, I would like to state that this is my opinion. If you disagree that is fine. I don't mind. If anyone else has an anime of this year that they did not like, then go ahead and let everyone know in a comment below.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Top 10 Anime of 2014

So here we are in 2015. A new year has started which means new anime to watch. However, let us never forget the anime that came before. The anime that gave us joy this past year. The anime that deserve to be watched again at least several more times because they are just. That. Good. These are the anime that I feel were some of the best out there. The ones that made me laugh, made me cry, or just made me keep watching over and over again. So let's get started on this trip down memory lane... of one year ago, with the Top 10 Anime of 2014.

Number 10: No-Rin

No-Rin is an anime that didn't seem to get much publicity and I feel is under appreciated. It's the story about a famous pop idol who retires at the tender age of 16, shocking the nation and crushing her biggest fans dreams of meeting her. Fortunately for Kousaka Hata, a young man attending Tamo Agricultural school and Ringo Kinoshita's biggest fan, the young pop idol has decided to enroll at his school and learn agriculture.

This story isn't what I would call original, however, it does have two things that I loved. First: it's hilarious. I laughed pretty much nonstop when watching this. Second: it's intelligent. While this story has the same slapstick and stupid humor of most anime, it can also be witty and teaches you a lot about agriculture. It's one of those anime that are not only enjoyable, but surprisingly educational.

Number 9: Parasyte

I didn't originally plan on putting this one up here, but after consideration felt it deserved being here. Parayste is a horror/science fiction anime about creatures called Parasites, which worm their way into human bodies, destroy their brains and take over. One Parasite fails to take over the main character, one Shinichi Izumi, and the two find themselves working together in order to defeat other parasites.

While this one wasn't as entertaining as some of the other anime out there, I liked this because of how unusual it is. It's one of those bizarre, strange anime that take concepts you don't see often.

Number 8: Nisekoi

Nisekoi is another anime that isn't very original, but still very enjoyable. The story follows Raku Ichijo, the son of a leader in the Yakuza faction Shuei-Gumi, and Chitokage Kirisaki, the daughter of a boss in a rival gang known as Beehive. The basics of this story is that the two gangs have agreed to settle their differences by pairing up their gang leader's children with each other. Too bad Raku and Chitokage seem to hate each other. It doesn't help that their first time meeting was Chitokage's knees Raku in the face. Things get even more complicated because Raku's got a crush on a girl in his class, Chitokage has a female hitman for a bodyguard, and there's another girl who comes to town claiming she's Raku's fiance.

This story is incredibly cute and kind of silly. There's a lot about this anime that's enjoyable, especially if you're into the whole harem love comedy bit.

Number 7: Psycho Pass

This is another anime that took concepts you don't see in anime very often and stretched them out. It is also one of the few Dystopian anime I have ever seen, which makes it even more original.

The series is set in 2113. The Sibyl System is a system that actively measures the populaces mental states, personalities, and the probabilities that individuals will commit crimes, using the cymatic scan of the brain. This is known as the Psycho-Pass. When the probability of a person engaging in crime by the Crime Coefficient index exceeds a certain level, he or she is pursued, apprehended, and killed if necessary. For people who enjoy crime fiction and dystopian mixed with cyberpunk, this is definitely the anime for you.

Number 6: Maganka-san to Assistant

This is an anime whose stupid comedy made me laugh so hard. It's about a mangaka and his assistants. The mangaka is the talented but perverted Yuki Aito, and his assistants are a bunch of girls based on various archetypes. The story is basically just Yuki and the girls getting put into a bunch of awkward situations. If you enjoy comedy, a little ecchi, and some "Oh dear god, what the fuck just happened?!" moments, this is the anime for you.

Number 5: Tokyo Ghoul

Ghouls are human-like creatures who devour human flesh. After barely surviving an encounter with one, Ken Kaneki is sent to the hospital and undergoes surgery that turns him into a half-ghoul, who must also consume human flesh to survive. With nowhere else to turn, he is taken in by a group of ghouls who own a coffee shop called Anteiku, where he learns what it means to be a ghoul, the various conflicts between ghoul factions, and struggles to keep his identity as a human.

This is a very dark story filled with gore and violence and constantly forcing you to ask questions most people would be uncomfortable with. I enjoyed this anime despite it not being the type I watch very often. For people who enjoy dark and twisted fantasy stories, this anime is one that you just can't miss.

Number 4: Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

This is a swashbuckling fantasy that, at first glance, doesn't seem terribly interesting due to its un-intriguing plot, and then smacks you in the face with pure awesome upon watching the first scene. This is one of those anime that I actually couldn't wait for the next episode to come out and kept me hooked with its combination of action, comedy and fantasy elements. It was a thoroughly satisfying watch from start to finish.

Number 3: No Game No Life

No Game No Life is an anime that takes several different concepts, throws them all together, and somehow gets an amazing anime. This story had many of the aspects that I love in an anime. It combined an intriguing plot where two NEET students are sent to a different world where there is no war and disputes are settled with games, two main characters who are intelligent but also complete insane, massive amounts of comedy, and tasteful ecchi that doesn't detract from the story but enhances it.

I think what I liked about this anime the most, aside from Stephanie Dola being randomly stripped naked and put in humiliating situations, was how they took basic games like Chess, Go Fish and various word games and turned them into something epic. I was honestly impressed by the knowledge this show displayed on the various types of games, even obscure ones that most people don't know about.

Number 2: Noragami

Noragami was one of my all-time favorite anime of this year. It's a story about Yato, a down on his luck god who meets Hyrori Iki, a normal girl in high school. It had everything I loved in an anime: action, adventure, comedy, romance, and a deep storyline with intricate and relatable characters. I don't think there was a single thing about this anime that I did not like... aside from the fact that it doesn't have a second season.

One of the things I loved most about this anime was it's ability to make me feel a wide range of emotions. It's very rare for a single anime to make you feel an entire spectrum of different emotions, from happy to sad to angry and everything in between. Noragami accomplished what few anime could.

Number 1: Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works

I'll be honest here, when the first Fate/Stay Night series came out, I thought it sucked. I hated it so much that I was completely turned off to the point where I wouldn't even play the visual novel. Then Fate/Zero happened and I was like, "holy crap! This is awesome!"

Starting several years after Fate/Zero, this is the story of Shiro Emiya and his place in the Fifth Holy Grail War. I've given this anime the number one spot because it's story is not only unbelievably epic, but it also has some of the best animations I have ever seen. Each scene is flawless, the battles are incredible and the characters are well-thought out and developed. I absolutely loved the first season of this anime, and cannot wait for the second season to come in this year.

And there you have it, my top 10 anime of 2014. It was hard choosing just ten, but in the end, these are the ones I enjoyed the most. After reading this, if you find that these anime are not your top 10, be sure to put what you would have placed as the top 10 into the comments section below. I would love to hear your opinions.