Here it is at last, everyone’s favorite aniblog staple! The venerable Top Anime List! I’d originally intended this to be a 6-month anniversary post for the blog, but it ended up being a much more massive undertaking than I’d intended. Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it turns out I just can’t shut the hell up about shows that are this good. This list is probably the largest single post I’ve ever written about anime, so I hope it’s at least a worthwhile read!
Renton Thurston is an average 14-year-old boy living a quiet life in a boring town, training as a mechanic in grandfather’s garage. And Renton couldn’t be more frustrated about it. Renton’s father Adroc is a man hailed as hero for giving his life to avert a near planet-wide disaster when Renton was a child, but Renton simply lives in the impossibly large shadow that casts on him. Renton dreams of nothing more than soaring on trapar waves with his reffboard alongside his idols, the mercenary group known as Gekkostate. All of that changes when the young and beautiful Gekkostate pilot named Eureka literally crashes into his life. Instantly captivated by the mysterious girl, Renton resolves to chase his dreams with renewed determination. However, not far behind Eureka is a platoon military pursuers, as well as the many harsh truths that Renton will have to learn.