When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with anime and manga. For various reasons, as I got older, my fanaticism began to recede, until it transformed from obsession to occasional, passing interest. I definitely have issues with a lot of the tropes found in anime, but it’s hard not to be drawn to the sheer creativity and triumph of imagination that a lot of anime brings to the table. Plus, most anime is so pretty! I really love animation so sometimes I’ll watch just to enjoy the pretty drawings. Anyway, here is a list of 10 (+1 bonus) anime that are high on my list of shows to watch once I find the time!