I have been meaning to do one of these posts for quite some time now, but I didn't think about it until now as I prepare to do my end of the year evaluations in a month or so. And so, I look back and see which seasons brought the goods more than others as while there are great shows, they tend to be scattered through the seasons. It's pretty subjective as to what constitutes a great season, and this list covers a wide range of criteria from having lots of great shows to having few duds, to having great depth. So with that, here are the top 10 seasons of anime since 2010. I limited it to 2010 because that was before anime streaming became popular, and as such there are lots of shows that I haven't watched from the previous decade.

10. Winter 2016
Notable Shows: Assassination Classroom season 2, Erased, Durarara!! x2, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Konosuba
Most of the good seasons tend to be summer or fall seasons as these seasons represent the start of something big, especially spring as everything begins that season. Winter and summer seasons are pretty much full of continuing shows and tend to lack depth. The winter 2016 season is full of great stuff as it was the start of AssClass, it had a great show in Erased, it had one of the most well-crafted stories with Rakugo, a great comedy in Konosuba, and of course the end of Durarara!! x2. But it also had Snow White with the Red Hair, Haikyuu!! season 2, Gate, Iron-Blooded Orphans, Ajin, and Grimgar. It was a pleasant surprise to say the least as the winter season generally tends to be the weakest. Case in point are the winter seasons in 2013 and 2015 that just had so many crappy shows and most of the good ones are the continuing stuff. Not this winter season.

9. Fall 2015
Notable Shows: One Punch Man, Haikyuu! season 3, Owarimonogatari, Noragami Aragoto, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
While this season was lacking in quantity, it more than made up for it with quality with three critically acclaimed shows that includes One Punch Man, plus other heavy hitters. And then there were several surprises to be found in shows like Chivalry of a Failed Knight and Starmyu (which is much better than one would expect for a fujoshi show), as well as sequels to shows with a heavy fan following such as Is the Order a Rabbit?, Seraph of the End, Sound! Euphonium, and K. There were several washouts this season, but any season with One Punch Man in the lineup is instantly going to be great.

8. Summer 2016
Notable Shows: Re:Zero, Food Wars! The Second Plate, ReLife, Mob Psycho 100, 91 Days
Summer seasons tend to also be carried by the continuing shows, and not so much with the new shows. However, this season really brought it with Re:Zero and Food Wars leading the way, while ReLife and Mob Psycho 100 are simply amazing. Then there are lots of other very good shows there with 91 Days, Prisma Illya 3rei!!, Tales of Zestiria the X, Amanchu!, New Game!, Orange, Sweetness and Lightning, and Saiki K., among other shows. There was no shortage of great shows that season as the quantity was definitely there.

7. Winter 2018
Notable Shows: A Place Further Than the Universe, Laid-Back Camp, Violet Evergarden, The Ancient Magus' Bride, March Comes in Like a Lion season 2
This past winter season had no shortage of gems as a lot of shows came out. And of course, Netflix is a huge reason for that as they debuted their lines of ONA originals in Devilman Crybaby, AICO Incarnation, B: The Beginning, and Sword Gai. But never mind that as the shows were simply amazing this season as it was led by the continuing shows in Ancient Magus' Bride and March Comes in Like a Lion, and the amazing slice of life shows in A Place Further Than the Universe and Laid-Back Camp, the ultra-beautiful Violet Evergarden, the great sequel to Seven Deadly Sins, and the fan favorite Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card. And then there are the shows with high entertainment value in Darling in the FranXX and Dagashi Kashi season 2. Throw in very good shows in School Babysitters, Mitsuboshi Colors, After the Rain, Idolish7, and Saiki K. season 2, and what a season it was.

6. Fall 2017
Notable Shows: The Ancient Magus' Bride, March Comes in Like a Lion season 2, Food Wars! The Third Plate, Inuyashiki, Welcome to the Ballroom
Fall 2017 had so much going for it with the highly-anticipated Ancient Magus' Bride, the sequels to March and Food Wars!, and great new shows in Inuyashiki, Girls' Last Tour, and Land of the Lustrous, as well as the continuing Welcome to the Ballroom and Altair: A Record of Battles. But it didn't stop there as it featured numerous shows that were entertaining, as well as sequels to fun shows in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Umaru-chan, and Yuki Yuna. Throw in Blend S, MMO Junkie, and Konohana Kitan, and there was just no shortage of stuff to watch.

5. Fall 2014
Notable Shows: Your Lie in April, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Parasyte, Seven Deadly Sins, Shirobako
I don't even know where to begin with this season as it had so much great stuff going on. There are the five aforementioned shows, plus Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, Yona, Amagi Brilliant Park, Yuki Yuna, Log Horizon season 2, and more. Even the shows that weren't exactly top-tier material were very entertaining to watch as that's the case in Trinity Seven, Psycho-Pass season 2, Gugure! Kokkuri-san, Chaika: Avenging Battle. This season really had it all as there was just no shortage of great shows.

4. Fall 2012
Notable Shows: Psycho-Pass, Sword Art Online, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, From the New World, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
This was a season that is long on great shows and short on duds as this season has arguably the lowest strikeout rate of the decade. But of course, having Psycho-Pass, From the New World, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure alone are reasons to make this season among the best ever. But it doesn't stop there are it is filled with other fan favorites like Sword Art Online (even though it featured the cringeworthy ALO arc), Girls und Panzer, Pet Girl of Sakurasou, and Chunibyo, as well as other well-received shows in Little Busters!, Kamisama Kiss, K, Blast of Tempest, and Nekomongatari Black. Then there's Place to Place and Hidamari Sketch Honeycomb, and there's no question it was a great season, and it needed to be seeing that the winter season that followed ended up being one of the worst seasons ever as far as new stuff goes.

3. Spring 2010
Notable Shows: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Angel Beats, Tatami Galaxy, K-On!!, Durarara!!
Seeing that a season with the G.O.A.T. needs to be represented, this season had some great heavy hitters. This is the last season for FMA:B, and it ended on an extremely high note. But this season also had lots of other heavy hitters as well with the highly emotional Angel Beats, a show that has some of the most emotional moments ever seen in anime, as well as the critically acclaimed Tatami Galaxy, the second season of K-On! that's a huge improvement over the first, and the start of Durarara!!. But there's more great stuff that season as Maid-sama, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Wagnaria!, and Big Windup were also part of that season. There wasn't much that season just like with every one before Fall 2013, but having FMA:B lead the way makes it one of the best ever.

2. Fall 2013
Notable Shows: Kill la Kill, Nagi no Asukara, Log Horizon, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Monogatari Second Season
This season was really loaded with great shows. There are the five heavy hitters as mentioned above, as well as several enjoyable shows like Outbreak Company, Noucome, Golden Time, Tokyo Ravens, and Arpeggio of Blue Steel. But what makes this show #2 on my list over seasons that featured more prominent lineups is that this season saw a sharp increase in the size of the lineup. Season lineups ran about 20-30 shows a season (not counting long-running series, shorts, or super-obscure shows), until this season when the amount of shows just skyrocketed to about 30-40, and that led to an even bigger increase.

1. Spring 2018
Notable Shows: Steins;Gate 0, My Hero Academia season 3, Attack on Titan season 3, Food Wars! The Third Plate, Megalo Box
And the top season in the history of anime happened this past spring that featured shows from heavy-hitting franchises, as well as Megalo Box that is a well-done re-imagination of the famed Ashita no Joe series. And that's only the beginning as several other great shows filled the lineup as well from continuing hits like Darling in the FranXX and Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, to popular shows being brought back after a long dormancy like Full Metal Panic and Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Then there are surprise hits like Hinamatsuri, Wotakoi, Comic Girls, and Umamusune, as well as other popular shows like Golden Kamuy and Gun Gale Online. No doubt that this season was just packed with great stuff, more than what is usually found within a season.