Extended favorite anime in no particular order (excluding movies):
6. Rurouni Kenshin 7. Full Metal Alchemist (2003) 8. Psycho Pass 9. Hellsing Ultimate 10. Spice and Wolf 11. Angel Beats 12. Ergo Proxy 13. Yu Yu Hakusho 14. Chobits 15. Cromartie High School 16. Cowboy Bebop 17. Detroit Metal City 18. Tatami Galaxy 19. Outlaw Star 20. Aoi Bungaku 21. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing 22. Berserk 23. FLCL 24. Detective Conan 25. Dragonball/Z 26. Mushishi 27. Serial Experiments Lain 28. Inuyasha 29. Neon Genesis Evangelion 30. Afro Samurai 31. Hajime no Ippo 32. Inferno Cop 33. Eve no Jikan 34. Legend of the Galactic Heroes 35. Azumanga Daioh 36. Gosick 37. Ninja Slayer 38. Durarara 39. Shouwa Rakugo 40. Penguindrum 41. Lupin the 3rd 42. School Rumble 43. Mysterious Girlfriend X 44. Golden Boy 45. Kobayashi's Dragon Maid 46. Gundam 0080
Favorite anime movies in no particular order:
1. Nausicaa 2. Princess Mononoke 3. Spirited Away 4. Paprika 5. Perfect Blue 6. Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal 7. Cowboy Bebop: Knocking on Heaven's Door 8. Ghost in the Shell 9. Akira 10. Advent Children 11. Castle of Cagliostro 12. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade 13. Castle in the Sky 14. Porco Rosso 15. Kiki's Delivery Service 16. Royal Space Force 17. Tokyo Godfathers
Favorite anime shorts in no order: 1. Grandfather's Lamp 2. House of Small Cubes 3. Hotarubi no Mori e
Whenever I look at MAL's top rated anime and see where my series rank vs. what I'm supposed to be praising.
Cheesy section of favorite anime couples:
1. Kouta x Lucy from Elfen Lied
2. Lawrence x Holo from Spice and Wolf
3. Isaac x Miria from Baccano
4. Kujo x Victorique from Gosick
5. Negishi x Aikawa from Detroit Metal City
6. Hideki x Chii from Chobits
7. Yusuke x Keiko from Yu Yu Hakusho
8. Guts x Caska from Berserk
9. Krillin x 18 from DBZ (my first ship)
10. Tsubake x Urabe from Mysterious Girlfriend X
My "WAIFU" = Priscilla from Dark Souls.
10 - one of my very favorites. I absolutely adored it!
9 - Almost perfect, maybe a minor flaw.
8 - Very solid. It may not be my absolute favorite ever, but its up there and I highly respect it
7- A very good series, but not without its flaws. still top 20%. I really liked it.
6- better than average. Not one of the truly great series, but at least fairly good.
5. generic schlock, I really wouldn't bother. Either that or a vile anime with Godlike production value.
4. Below average crap, maybe something so bad it's good, or crap with a large budget.
3. Horrible anime, but maybe it has a few cheap laughs or a decent budget
2. I absolutely hated this anime, avoid like the plague
1. I HATED HATED HATED this anime. One of the worst of all time!
Some of my favorite literary works by author and language of origin:
Russian language literature:
Dostoevsky- Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons, The Gambler, The Double
Tolstoy- War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Death of Ivan Ilyich
Bulgakov- The Master and Margarita, Heart of a Dog
Goncharov - Oblomov
Gogol - Dead Souls
Turgenev - Fathers and Sons
Pushkin- The Bronze Horseman
Chekhov - The Lady and her Dog
Spanish language literature
Cervantes - Don Quixote
Marquez- 100 years of Solitude
English language literature
Dickens - Great Expectations, David Copperfield
Tolkien- The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Steinbeck - East of Eden
Paton - Cry the Beloved Country
Rushdie - Midnight's Children, Shame
Achebe - Things Fall Apart
Shelley - Frankenstein
Stoker - Dracula
Shakespeare - Othello, King Leer, Henry the 5th, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, too many
RR Martin (my guilty pleasure) - Game of Thrones
Beniov - City of Thieves (fun underrated little novel)