Year 2011 anime rankings

Madoka and Kyubei
Madoka Magica
My list of notables (in seasonal order):
I checked out the majority of new TV anime, but those I rapidly dropped are not mentioned here:

Particularly liked/would watch again:
Hourou Musuko
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (Magical Girl anime will never seem the same again!)
Kore wa Zombie desu ka?
Hanasaku Iroha
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
Hyouge Mono (* only 10 eps subbed)
Usagi Drop
Mawaru Penguin Drum
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Chihaya furu

Liked a lot/watched all:
Yumekui Merry
Kami Nomi 2 (The World God Only Knows 2)
Moshidora (Drucker in the Dugout)
Showa Monogatari (*only a few episodes subbed)
Steins; gate
Ikoku Meiru no Croisee
Kami-sama no memo-chou (God’s Notepad)
No. 6
Tamayura – Hitotose

Worth a mention:
level E
C – The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera
Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)
Hen Zemi (Strange Seminar)
Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)

Most annoying:
Last Exile – Ginkyo no Fam

Obscure but worthy, discovered this year:
White Snake Enchantress – early movie
Tetsuko no Tabi – about train otaku
Welcome to the Space Show – movie worth buying
Cleopatra = Cleopatra, Queen of S** (1970) Osamu Tezuka. Resembles a “Carry On..” film.

I have written about most of these at greater length here (below).