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2013 Fall Anime Awards and possible 2013 Annual Anime Awards!!
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Posted 11/30/13

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Best Story--White Album 2

Best Action--Arpeggio of Blue Steel

Best Slice of Life--Non Non Biyori

Best Comedy--Outbreak Company

Best Short Series--Miss Monochrome

Best Male Character--Onii-chan in Non Non Biyori

Best Female Character--either Iona or HaruHaru from Arpeggio of Blue Steel

Best of Fall 2013--Non Non Biyori

Best Single Episode--episode 6 of Arpeggio of Blue Steel

Surprise of the Season--I Couldn't Become A Hero, etc.


Now, might I suggest categories for the patently bad--something akin to the Raspberry Awards? Something like:

Most Convoluted Plot?
Most Quickly-Dropped Series?
Most Annoying Protagonist?



Yeah if we do decide to do that I would want to do a separate Topic for those kind of categories. Keep the best with the best and the worst with the worst kind of thing
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Posted 11/30/13 , edited 11/30/13

pleth0ra wrote:


moonhawk81 wrote:

Best Story--White Album 2

Best Action--Arpeggio of Blue Steel

Best Slice of Life--Non Non Biyori

Best Comedy--Outbreak Company

Best Short Series--Miss Monochrome

Best Male Character--Onii-chan in Non Non Biyori

Best Female Character--either Iona or HaruHaru from Arpeggio of Blue Steel

Best of Fall 2013--Non Non Biyori

Best Single Episode--episode 6 of Arpeggio of Blue Steel

Surprise of the Season--I Couldn't Become A Hero, etc.


Now, might I suggest categories for the patently bad--something akin to the Raspberry Awards? Something like:

Most Convoluted Plot?
Most Quickly-Dropped Series?
Most Annoying Protagonist?



Yeah if we do decide to do that I would want to do a separate Topic for those kind of categories. Keep the best with the best and the worst with the worst kind of thing


Makes sense.
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Posted 11/30/13
hmm, personally I would keep the 24 episode series in the season they started in - this one, although I can see that you would want to wait until the majority, if not all of the episodes have aired to better judge it.

also because Golden Time, Kill la Kill, Log horizon, Nagi no Asukara, Samurai Flamenco (with the latest potential plot twist [still not sure if it's really happening or not] it's iffy), and Yowamushi Pedal are easily some of the best series this season, and possibly this year
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Rena-Ryuuguu wrote:
also because Golden Time, Kill la Kill, Log horizon, Nagi no Asukara, Samurai Flamenco (with the latest potential plot twist [still not sure if it's really happening or not] it's iffy), and Yowamushi Pedal are easily some of the best series this season, and possibly this year


^I agree with this, which is why I think its okay that we wait on all of them together. I think these shows would wipe the awards floor with everything else this season, so why not give the other shows this season a chance to actually be voted on? All of the shows people seem to agree are the best are being delayed together, so the levels of competition are maintained for both tiers.
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Posted 12/1/13

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Rena-Ryuuguu wrote:
also because Golden Time, Kill la Kill, Log horizon, Nagi no Asukara, Samurai Flamenco (with the latest potential plot twist [still not sure if it's really happening or not] it's iffy), and Yowamushi Pedal are easily some of the best series this season, and possibly this year


^I agree with this, which is why I think its okay that we wait on all of them together. I think these shows would wipe the awards floor with everything else this season, so why not give the other shows this season a chance to actually be voted on? All of the shows people seem to agree are the best are being delayed together, so the levels of competition are maintained for both tiers.


lol but then what about next season?
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Posted 12/1/13

Rena-Ryuuguu wrote:


iblessall wrote:


Rena-Ryuuguu wrote:
also because Golden Time, Kill la Kill, Log horizon, Nagi no Asukara, Samurai Flamenco (with the latest potential plot twist [still not sure if it's really happening or not] it's iffy), and Yowamushi Pedal are easily some of the best series this season, and possibly this year


^I agree with this, which is why I think its okay that we wait on all of them together. I think these shows would wipe the awards floor with everything else this season, so why not give the other shows this season a chance to actually be voted on? All of the shows people seem to agree are the best are being delayed together, so the levels of competition are maintained for both tiers.


lol but then what about next season?

They better bring their A-game, I guess xD

There's no perfect system, sadly, but I don't like judging a show halfway through, especially on stuff like story and characters, so I prefer waiting until the season they end, personally.
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Posted 12/1/13

iblessall wrote:
They better bring their A-game, I guess xD

There's no perfect system, sadly, but I don't like judging a show halfway through, especially on stuff like story and characters, so I prefer waiting until the season they end, personally.


Yeah, I agree. Like with Samurai Flamenco, that plot twist could very well ruin the series. i used to look forward to it every week, but now... I am in denial hoping that it's a dream or something.
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Posted 12/2/13 , edited 12/24/13
Best Story: Galilei Donna
I liked the fact that Galileo, along with the myths surrounding his sketches, were the main theme. It just makes it seem that much more mysterious and interesting, plus I really enjoy historical stuff like this.

Best Animation: Beyond the Boundary
It's no surprise to think of Kyoto Animation when it comes to stunning animation. Initially I was going to vote for Walkure Romanze (really detailed character designs and beautiful backgrounds) in this category but with last week's episode of Beyond the Boundary, which had some amazing animation, I had to change my vote for that. Maybe Walkure Romanze can change my mind in these last upcoming episodes.

Best Use of CGI: Arpeggio of Blue Steel
Really amazing CGI, especially when it comes to the ship battles. Everything is so crisp and clean. Excellent example of showing how CGI in anime can be done properly. Even the character's themselves look like they have gotten the CGI treatment, which they look great, except for Maki. I don't like her character design at all lol.

Best OP: Tokyo Ravens - "X-encounter" by Maon Kurosaki
There weren't many OPs this season that really got my attention, but the OP for Tokyo Ravens was nice and felt very fitting, plus the song is really great.

Best ED: Coppelion - "Tōkumade" by angela
Now with the EDs in mind, there were a lot that I liked, so this choice was a lot tougher. In the end I liked the ED from Coppelion. It's really powerful vocals really show the emotions that are found in the anime, even if it can be over dramatic at times.

iBest OST: Freezing Vibration
Very solid soundtrack overall but what really did it for me was that beautiful piano piece on the final episode. Really tied the mood together and was simply amazing.

Best Action: Unbreakable Machine-Doll
ACTION! Definitely one of my favorite shows this season and this anime definitely has action in every episode making them seem like they are 15 min episodes rather than 25 min.

Best Slice of Life: Non Non Biyori
~Nyanpassu! Easily my new catch phrase for the year haha! The relaxed atmosphere this show has makes it easy to sit back and enjoy. Also it is pretty funny too :)

Best Drama: Monogatari Second Season
Pretty much the only Drama-esque thing that I have watched this season. Didn't get a chance to start up on White Album 2

Best Comedy: Outbreak Company
Ah yes, all those otaku quirks and references towards anime is perfect! It's really fun to spot which anime are being referenced during the show, since they change the names. Plus the protagonist's dialogue is perfect!

Best Short Series: Miss Monochrome
Honestly it's the only short series that I am watching this season. Pretty much has all the qualities you want for this type of anime; short, sweet, funny and has an awesome ED made even better with an awesome dance to go along with it.

Best Male Character: Akihito Kanbara Beyond the Boundary
Half youmu and immortal?! I mean come on! How much cooler could you get?! And he has a thing for girls with glasses! Aw yeah!!

Best Female Character: Renge Miyauchi Non Non Biyori
One word : nyanpassu! Plus her ideas on art and how to catch a rabbit are awesome!

Best Single Episode: Beyond the Boundary Episode 6 - Shocking Pink
This episode was absolutely hilarious plus with the amount of moe awesomeness at the end it's a definite win in my book! Plus I noticed that all the episode's names for Beyond the Boundary were related to colors, which was kind of interesting.

Surprise of the Season: Walkure Romanze
I thought the jousting aspect of this anime was going to take a back seat to all the harem, but surprisingly it didn't. I mean sometimes the harem aspect is really dominant but the majority of the show does talk about jousting and actually teaches you a little bit about jousting as a result.

Best of Fall 2013 Beyond the Boundary
I felt that this anime was the most complete as far as story went. Even with the couple of filler episodes I felt really content with the pacing and how this anime ended. Plus there is always the possibility of a season 2
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Posted 12/2/13 , edited 12/2/13
Best Story - Kyousigiga
Best Animation - Monogatari Second Season
Best Use of CGI - Arpeggio of Blue Steel
Best OP - Yozakura Quartet - Hana no Uta
Best ED - Noucome
Best Action - Unbreakable Machine Doll
Best Slice of Life - Nyon Nyon Byori
Best Drama - White Album 2 (since i can't vote for golden time)
Best Comedy - Noucome
Best Short Series (3-5 min episodes) - Super Seisyun Brothers
Best Male Character - Raishin Akabane (unbreakable machine doll)
Best Female Character - Fino Bloodstone (i couldn't become a hero etc etc etc)
Best of Fall 2013 - Monogatari Second Season
Best OST - Kyousigiga
Best Single Episode - Kill La Kill - ep 3
Surprise of the Season - Outbreak Company
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Posted 12/2/13 , edited 12/14/13
This has been an amazing season for anime, loved so many of them.
Best Story - Kyousougiga
Best Animation - Kyousougiga
Best Use of CGI - Arpeggio of Blue Steel
Best OP - Kyousougiga
Best ED - Unbreakable Machine Doll
Best Action - Valvrave
Best Slice of Life - Non Non Biyori
Best Drama - Golden Time
Best Comedy - Noucome
Best Male Character - Priest Myou/Yakishimaru (Kyousougiga)
Best Female Character - Shinobu (Monogatari)
Best of Fall 2013 - Kyousougiga
Best OST - Kyousougiga
Best Single Episode - Kyousougiga episode 9
Surprise of the Season - Outbreak Company
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Posted 12/2/13 , edited 12/29/13
Best Story
Monogatari Series: Second Season

Best Animation
Kyoukai no Kanata

Best Use of CGI
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova - Won by default since it's the only show I'm watching with CGI

Best OP
"Kakumei Dualism (革命デュアリズム)" by Nana Mizuki x T.M.Revolution - Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season

Best ED
"Sono Koe wo Oboeteru" (その声を覚えてる)" by Marina Kawano - Monogatari Series: Second Season

Best Action
Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season

Best Slice of Life
Non Non Biyori

Best Drama


Best Comedy
Outbreak Company - I guess this could be considered comedy.

Best Short Series (3-5 min episodes)
Teekyuu 3 - Won by default.

Best Male Character
Koyomi Araragi

Best Female Character
Renge Miyauchi

Best of Fall 2013
Monogatari Series: Second Season (Especially after dat ending)

Best OST
Monogatari Series: Second Season

Best Single Episode
Monogatari Series: Second Season Episode 20 Hachikuji
Non Non Biyori Episode 10 Cause of dat Ren-chon/Candy Store bonding
Monogatari Series: Second Season Episode 26 - Dat ending.
Surprise of the Season
Outbreak Company - Was planning to drop because of the ugly key visuals/character designs,but ended up being one of my favorites this season.
Posted 12/4/13
I just want to point out, can you have a mod change the title of this thread since you already have Annual 2013 Anime Awards thread up and running pleth0ra. It's just a suggestion to consider if it hasn't been brought up yet.
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Posted 12/5/13

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I just want to point out, can you have a mod change the title of this thread since you already have Annual 2013 Anime Awards thread up and running pleth0ra. It's just a suggestion to consider if it hasn't been brought up yet.


Oooh that is a really good point! I will try and get that fixed
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Posted 12/7/13 , edited 1/2/14
This is gonna be hard considering most of the series I've followed this season are 2-cour and not eligible for voting :/

Best Story:
1. Kyousougiga
there were others I would've voted for if they were eligible this time round, however this series took me off guard, and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.
2. Outbreak Company
Another one that caught me off guard, great concept, liked the characters, what's more to say.

Best Animation :
1. Valvrave the Liberator Second Season
personally, this category was a tie between, this and Kyoukai no Kanata, both had exceedingly good animation, I think that I chose Valvrave over Kyoukai, because I love my Mecha Anime, this being said, if Nagi no Asukara was eligible it would take the first spot.
2. Kyoukai no Kanata
KyoAni does it again, what else can I say.

Best use of CGI:
1. Arpeggio of Blue Steel
It's a long shot before I'm gonna be used to CGI in anime, but Arpeggio swayed me, at first I wasn't used to it, likewise with the CGI I've seen before, but after long exposure and a few re-watched episodes I feel much more comfortable with CGI.

Best OP
This season on a personal note was probably the best season in terms of OPs in a long time, next to Summer these two seasons stood out for me over the last year or two as having defining music for me. My favourite OP this year comes from this season, and it's probably my favourite since at least 2011. on another note I found much more favourable music to my tastes this season than usual, there is 25+ OPs that I didn't skip this time round.
1. Nibun no Ichi by BACK-ON from Gundam Build Fighters
welcoming the return of one of my favourite bands, this song is so much more refined from some of their earlier songs. totally deserving the position of No.1
2. Reclimb by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D from Yowamushi Pedal
Another one of my favourite bands makes their return, this song isn't as great as Complication from Durarara!! but its mighty close, another song deserving its position.
3. Database by MAN WITH A MISSION feat. TAKUMA from Log Horizon
In all honesty I never really knew about MWAM but after this solid OP they may have just gotten another fan.
4. Kakumeiki Dualism by T.M.Revolution x Nana Mizuki from Valvrave the Liberator Second Season
I enjoyed this OP more than the first, which goes to show how great this season is because even the first OP for me was amazing.
5. Just one Life by SPYAIR from Samurai Flamenco
another great OP from SPYAIR, I preferred "Sakura Mitsu Tsuki" from earlier this year but this OP is still great.

Best ED
This season wasn't brilliant in terms of EDs for me, there were a few great songs though, I gotta say that the best ones were on par with each other, there wasn't a defining ED for me this season.
1. Daisy by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION from Kyoukai no Kanata
It fitted the story so much, it had an impact on the story as well, how it faded in at the end of an episode, I will be keeping tabs on this band in the upcoming season.
2. Exit by The Sketchbook from Kingdom 2
I really enjoy The Sketchbook, I loved all their themes for Sket Dance, this is probably my favourite song from them since "Message" but the first ED for Kingdom 2 comes incredibly close too.
3. Tsukuyomi by Phatmans After School from Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta
Never really heard of this band before this ED, it was really upbeat, feel good, and it fitted in with the actual series, it felt like it was made for the series.
4. WALK by OLDCODEX from Kuroko no Basket 2
I would've put this higher but I found this song by OLDCODEX to be not as great as the ones before this. I still like it, but I feel that I've seen too much OLDCODEX this year and this song kinda felt like it was off the B-side of their latest album or something. preferred most OLDCODEX songs before this.
5. Innocent by Earthmind from Galilei Donna
Ive liked Earthmind since their song B-bird, I found this way better than Energy from Vividred Operation, so its a welcome sight to see a quality Earthmind song again.


Best OST
1. Kyoukai no Kanata
Loved it felt very Harry Potter ish. added to the mystery and depth of the story very well
2. Kyousougiga
A close second, the OST for this just added to the magic of this series. I'm so glad I went with my gut on this one.

Best Action
1. Valvrave the Liberator Second Season
Pretty much that. much more action packed, serious, darker than the first season, series was mind blowing saying the least.
2. Arpeggio of Blue Steel
was action packed from the get go, if you love action, definitely recommended.

Best Slice of Life
1. Non Non Biyori
this kinda just owned the entire category this season, a great series to just sit back and relax to.


Best Drama
1. Monogatari Series Second Season
Im a total sucker for this series, its so intricate, it has a wonderful way of story telling that had me hooked from way back when Bakemonogatari came out in 2009.
2. White Album 2
This kinda comes second by default, I couldn't vote for most of the drama titles this time round. nevertheless, this still hits the spot when it comes to drama.

Best Comedy
1. NouCome
This was pretty cute, but funny at the same time, I can't say I was overly impressed in terms of Comedy this season. I think its just me not getting my seasonal Gintama fix, and the sudden realisation that the last series started over a year ago.

Best Short Series
1. Teekyu 3
Again, this kinda wins by default, I never really bothered to watch this series until very late on this season. I think Senyuu wins short of the year for me.

Best Male Character
1. L-elf from Valvrave the Liberator Second Season
One of this years top badasses, you can't help but enjoy the way he's always one step ahead of everyone else, you also see a great side to his character this season, he became a defining character for me this year due to the way he changes over the course of the series from lone wolf to a Friend.
2. Koyomi Araragi from Monogatari Series Second Season
I can't help but love every aspect of his character. pervert from day one, representing most of our inner selves.

Best Female Character
1. Shinobu from Monogatari Series Second Season
Spectacular character. on another note, I'd've probably voted for Ryuko if she were eligible, nonetheless Shinobu is an awesome female character.

Surprise of the Season
Kyousougiga

Best of Fall 2013
(This season was incredibly close, however I think I'd've voted for some other series if they were eligible this time round)
Valvrave the Liberator Second Season
the second half of Valvrave was absolutely mind blowing, the development, not only in story but in character was great, animation was great, 10X better than the previous season.
Tied with…
Monogatari Series Second Season
Again this series never fails to impress, I couldn't wait to vote for it after it started back in summer only to find it wasn't eligible at the time, worth the wait, as I can finally crown it (along side Valvrave) this Fall.

Honourable Mentions
Kyoukai no Kanata
A close second, the development was amazing, the story captured me, as did the characters, and I was rather content with the way the series ended, likewise with Valvrave, to an extent.
Kyousougiga
deserving an honourable mention is an understatement, this was one of my most anticipated shows once I picked it up on a whim, I couldn't help but want more and more. great series.


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Posted 12/10/13 , edited 12/10/13
Watching 15/28 things listed as eligible.

Best Story:
Outbreak Company

All the series with the best stories that I'm watching this season are 2 cours and thus ineligible. So I'm voting for the one with the best story concept and execution thereof instead.

Best Animation:
White Album 2

I never quite know how to vote for animation ones as I don't pay this much attention, and again the obvious choice (Nagi no Asukara) is two cours. White Album 2 is definitely very good though.

Best OP
Strike the Blood (Strike the Blood)

All the good stuff is EDs this time (funny how it always seems to go one way or the other). This one is a stand out exception, though.

Best ED
Maware! Setsugetsuka (Machine Doll wa Kizutsukanai)

I'm sorry, NNB. Your ending never fails to make me smile even just to think about it... But that Maware...

Best Action
Arpeggio of Blue Steel

Tried to vote for something ineligible. Then realised my mistake, and checked the list only to discover that there are no candidates. Cast my vote for the thing that comes closest.

Best Slice of Life
Non Non Biyori

obviously...

Best Drama
White Album 2

Another thing where all the best candidates are the 2 cours series. WA2 wins more or less by default. Next season is going to be HELL to vote in.

Best Comedy
Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru

ERABE!

Best Short Series (3-5 min episodes)
Teekyuu 3

Better than season 2 and no real competition here.

Best Male Character
Koshigaya Suguru (Non Non Biyori)

There are male characters in this season's 1 cours anime?

Best Female Character
Miyauchi Renge (Non Non Biyori)

Best new character of the year, from the best new series of the year... Oh wait did I just give away my answer to the next one?

Best of Fall 2013
Non Non Biyori

Will be the first anime that I ever import every single disc of from Japan. This series is heaven.

Best OST
Non Non Biyori

especially Ren-chon's singing. Okay I mean this seriously as well.

Best Single Episode
Non Non Biyori episode 4

Runners up: Non Non Biyori episode 1 and Non Non Biyori episode 7. Followed by about 5 more NNB episodes before anything else even gets considered.

Surprise of the Season
Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru

Difficult one. There are things that turned out good that I thought had potential but was unsure about. Noucome wins because it was the one that stood out the most in this respect.
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