The internet has made it rather popular for people to just rag on stuff that isn't great, and while I don't have any problems with doing just that (I've certainly ragged on bad productions here every now & then), I do think that such thinking often becomes a victim of its own hype, so to speak. It becomes easy to just write stuff off as mere crap that has nothing of value to it, outside of being reliable for a cheap joke, and in turn it gives people a way to feel artificially superior, because "they know better" by way of seeing other people act that way. I knew that I never wanted this blog to ever get caught in that way of thinking, because even the absolute worst anime I've ever reviewed had those glimpses of merit to them; they just didn't take advantage of those benefits. That's why I think it's more interesting for me to go over the "most interesting" titles I've reviewed, instead of simply looking back on "the worst" & feeling superior, because I know how to rag on it.
But enough rambling, let's move on the other "most interesting" anime I reviewed from December 2010 to the end of 2020. Sorry, but no "Honorable Mentions" this time around, though you could also include Yugo the Negotiator here as well, simply because of that whole "two completely different studios & staff worked on each half of the show" concept.
We start the second half of this list with a somewhat notorious anime that I actually enjoy in a completely unironic fashion (i.e. I don't think it's "So Bad, It's Good", but rather think it's legitimately good), but I can fully see why it wound up becoming a laughing stock. In fact, I won't even bring up my bizarre (& completely accidental) "argument" with professional translator Neil Nadelman over this anime, because I've done so before in the past, and it's honestly rather silly & "totally lame" to mull over it. Running from 2003 to 2007 in Shinchosha's Weekly Comic Bunch magazine, Naikaku Kenryoku Hanzai Kyousei Torishimarikan/Government Crime Investigation Agent Zaizen Jotaro is a 17-volume seinen manga written by ex-Tokyo PD detective Ken Kitashiba & drawn by Yasuhiro Watanabe, a former assistant to the legendary Tetsuo Hara, detailing the various adventures of the titular Jotaro Zaizen, an ex-cop who fakes his death after an attempt at arresting a foreign dignitary results in government corruption allowing the dignitary to get away scot-free. After some time abroad, during which he gains access to the Zainers Gold Black Card that gives him access to nigh-infinite funds after rescuing a member of British royalty, Zaizen returns to Japan to join the newly-formed GCIA, an extralegal department meant to put a stop to Japanese government corruption & hold those responsible for their crimes.