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Definitely not undeserved I think.

And a big thanks to Chromie for doing all the work!
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Congrats to SSY. Not my pick but well done.
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How in the world. Never in a million years did I expect SSY to be the winner.

But to be fair, it did beat out some tough contenders (Sword Art Online and Sakurasou).

Thanks chrome_mist for holding the contest It was fun, I was on the edge of my chair during the Sakurasou rounds </3
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i would say do a 2013 battle next year but we all know attack on titan would win it lol
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This was a lot of fun, and I got to try out/retry some series I might have otherwise overlooked. The quality of discussion was higher than I'd originally expected, and forced me to really think about why I liked what I like, in a way that episode by episode impressions that I might jot down quickly in a discussion thread during a season does not.

This is Best Thread of 2013!


ironskillet2 wrote:

i would say do a 2013 battle next year but we all know attack on titan would win it lol

Oh, but the other battles would be so much fun, and who know what might come up in Summer and Fall that would surprise us by giving AoT a good challenge at least?
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ironskillet2 wrote:

i would say do a 2013 battle next year but we all know attack on titan would win it lol

We'll see. If we were to vote right now I think it'd probably lose just due to hype prejudice.

I don't think we'll have as many heavy contenders this year overall, but there are a couple big ones still coming.
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I didn't really watch a lot of anime that came out in 2012. I didn't fully start watching anime from each (a couple to a max of 10) until Winter 2013) but I'll do my best with the anime I have seen for each season:

Winter

Inu X Boku SS- liked the story (and Soushi! )
Ano Natsu de Matteru- liked the story a lot and the characters
The New Prince of Tennis- I've seen the first series (as well as about every OVA of the franchise)
Another- a good anime of the horror genre and I enjoyed it!

Spring

Fate/Zero 2- loved it as much as the first season
Kuroko no Basuke- I like sports anime and the openings (my favorite group is Granrodeo btw)
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia- even though I've only seen one episode of it, I somehow like anime with the word "amnesia" in the title
Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle season 2 -liked it as much as the first season and the opening is one my favorite all-time anime openings

Summer

La Storai della Arcana Famiglia- my favorite anime of the season (for a bunch of reasons that'll make this go on for too long)
Kokoro Connect- it kept me entertained and I liked the concept and how it tests the characters' friendships
Pokemon Best Wishes Season 2- I like it better than the dub (by a lot)
Sword Art Online- only seen the first episode and like the concept (I am aware of the second half as my sister wants to murder the Fairy King and kinda spoiled the second half, a little)
Binbougami ga

Fall

K-like it a lot and the action scenes as well as the characters
Gintama Enhousen- Since this is part of Gintama (my favorite anime of all time) I love it and I don't hate Kintoki (hee hee)
Ixion Saga DT- somehow I feel like it's underrated (compared to SAO) and it does have a good second half (which is in Winter 2013)
Little Busters!- despite some people not liking it as much as other KEY anime (like Clannad, Kanon, Angel Beats) but I really like it and it is the first KEY anime I've seen and finished (I forgot to finish Clannad which I'll finish at some point)
Zetsuen no Tempest- I like it a lot and I have no other words to describe it
Code:Breaker- I loved it a lot: the plot, the characters and the opening (reason stated for why I like the Kuroko no Basuke openings)
Pyscho-pass- Loved it a lot and it's a good sci-fi action show and loved the characters
Btooom!- loved it as a survival anime (the only one I've seen of 2012 and I don't know if SAO is in that genre) and the concept.

I think there was a lot of good anime from 2012.
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I definitely think Shin Sekai Yori deserves it. But I'm just really, lreally glad that SAO didn't top this one.
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Summer

La Storai della Arcana Famiglia- my favorite anime of the season (for a bunch of reasons that'll make this go on for too long)



Most people who watched that one thought it was utter crap
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I didn't watch enough of La storia della Arcana Famiglia to really have an opinion; it stuck me as being pretty similar to Blast of Tempest in a couple ways and neither one really caught enough of my interest for me to watch much of.

I can see how someone could enjoy it, though. And I'm sure it was at least better than Campione! was.
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I didn't watch enough of La storia della Arcana Famiglia to really have an opinion; it stuck me as being pretty similar to Blast of Tempest in a couple ways and neither one really caught enough of my interest for me to watch much of.

I can see how someone could enjoy it, though. And I'm sure it was at least better than Campione! was.

I quite liked Campione! But I may be fairly alone in that... just got volume 14 of the light novels...
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Well, to be honest Campione! was another I dropped after 1-2 episodes. So I can't really be fair here.
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Insomnist wrote:

I didn't watch enough of La storia della Arcana Famiglia to really have an opinion; it stuck me as being pretty similar to Blast of Tempest in a couple ways and neither one really caught enough of my interest for me to watch much of.

I can see how someone could enjoy it, though. And I'm sure it was at least better than Campione! was.


First impressions is very important, that goes for anime too.
If an anime starts off with a horrible first ep, I don't really feel like contiuing. Unless some of my friends think it's worth the watch. But none of them have said that it's worth it, so I'm not gonna watch more of it.
Why waste your time on crap? Life's too short for that.
Medaka Box or whatever had a crap first ep too imo, won't continue on that.
Same with Sengoku Collection,
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Insomnist wrote:

I didn't watch enough of La storia della Arcana Famiglia to really have an opinion; it stuck me as being pretty similar to Blast of Tempest in a couple ways and neither one really caught enough of my interest for me to watch much of.

I can see how someone could enjoy it, though. And I'm sure it was at least better than Campione! was.


First impressions is very important, that goes for anime too.
If an anime starts off with a horrible first ep, I don't really feel like contiuing. Unless some of my friends think it's worth the watch. But none of them have said that it's worth it, so I'm not gonna watch more of it.
Why waste your time on crap? Life's too short for that.
Medaka Box or whatever had a crap first ep too imo, won't continue on that.
Same with Sengoku Collection,


Medaka box was another that I enjoyed. Watched both seasons to the ends. Not something I'd buy the anime of, Campione! either but I have bought some of the books... Didn't watch Sengoku Collection, Famiglia... but I did quite enjoy Blast of Tempest though again, not enough to buy. That is my yardstick, I buy my favorites because I want to watch them forever in the highest quality with all the extra goodies.

I agree that first impressions are important. I have dropped animes before the OP... And the OP itself is very important, sets the mood! I have dropped things 50 episodes in too... so lasting high quality is needed. I won't suffer through a few bad episodes, just rarely will I push myself through even one.
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