Aria the Animation
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NraaWUZxWZw
AniDB : http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=2659
Thoughts : For the people that know me, seeing Aria the Animation in this list is no surprise. I can't stop praising this anime. If there ever was a perfect example of how a Utopian future should be, Aria the Animation would be it. It's a slow paced show, but the fantastic scenery and heartwarming characters will have you smiling in no time at all.
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH4qzTbTtMc
AnidDB : http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=3463
Thoughts : Capeta is more than just your average coming of age sports show. It tells the brilliant story of a kid that isn't afraid to go after his dreams, no matter what dangers he faces. Capeta also features some really cool racing and tons of edge of your seat moments.
Touhai Densetsu Akagi: Yami ni Maiorita Tensai
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBpYNS-jucQ
AniDB : http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=3446
Thoughts : Akagi is more than just a "Mahjong" anime. It's a gritty look at the world of underground gambling, with dangerous bets that can costs you your life. If you liked No Game No Life, imagine that without any cute girls or heck any girls for that matter, and a lot more hardcore bets. And you end up with Akagi. The manliest gambling anime out there. Well alongside Kaiji.
One day Keiichi is stuck with having to watch the dorm while his fellow seniors are away at some party, and to make things worse a mountain of work was forced on him. But good-natured — and easily taken advantage of — Keiichi goes right to work, and after finishing his chores, he makes a phone call. For once fate smiles on the hapless lad, and he reaches the Goddess Help Line. A moment later, a beautiful goddess named Belldandy exits the mirror in his room.
But will the goddess help to finally end Keiichi's unlucky days?
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvkaWtF0b9I
AniDB : http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=2533
Thoughts : One of the shows on this list probably everyone has heard of. Oh! My Goddess was one of the shows that converted many friends of mine into anime. A fantastic romantic comedy with colourful characters, great music and a "perfect" women.
Glass no Kamen
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYEUMF6c2eA
AniDB : http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=2994
Thoughts : Much like Capeta, Glass Mask is more than just about a girl trying her best, against all odds, to reach her dreams. It's an emotional tour de force that will pick you up and not let go until the all too soon end. Maya is a great main character, her acting in the anime is so convincing I forgot at times that she was an acting out the roles she had.
That concludes my list of top shows form 2005. Which anime from that year was your favorite. Have you seen any of the Anime on this list? If you need a refreshes of what came out in 2005, the image below might help! (Open image in new Tab to view easier)