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2013: Anime and The Test of Time
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Insomnist wrote:

The type of anime that should never require introduction in civilized company.



I'm sorry, but I seriously have no idea what bottom-center, bottom-right, and center are. Replace them with Bebop, CCSakura, and a gundam..
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I would have to say Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online.

Granted that SAO was a 2012 release, but the story line is strong compared to some of the same genre.

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HauAreWe wrote:


Insomnist wrote:

The type of anime that should never require introduction in civilized company.



I'm sorry, but I seriously have no idea what bottom-center, bottom-right, and center are. Replace them with Bebop, Astro Boy, and a gundam..

I think bottom-center is Black Lagoon, but the other two I also don't recognize.

And I'm only guessing that bottom-left is the Melancholy Tsundere Whose Name I Can't Remember.

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1. Monogatari... hell, it's already been going for 5 years.
2. Hataraku Maou-sama
3. Arpeggio
4. Kyousougiga! it's too niche to be a big deal, but the ones that love it really love it.
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HauAreWe wrote:


Insomnist wrote:

The type of anime that should never require introduction in civilized company.



I'm sorry, but I seriously have no idea what bottom-center, bottom-right, and center are. Replace them with Bebop, Astro Boy, and a gundam..

I think bottom-center is Black Lagoon, but the other two I also don't recognize.

And I'm only guessing that bottom-left is the Melancholy Tsundere Whose Name I Can't Remember.



Bottom-Center: Black Lagoon

Bottom-Right: Baccano!

Center: Monster

Definitely needs a Gundam in there though. Put in Unicorn. And, adding to those three above just because...

Top-Left: Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex

Top-Center: Code Geass

Top-Right: Death Note

Middle-Left: Mushishi (I can never spell it right)

Middle-Right: Fullmetal Alchemist

Bottom-Left: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

You're welcome.
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HauAreWe wrote:


Insomnist wrote:

The type of anime that should never require introduction in civilized company.



I'm sorry, but I seriously have no idea what bottom-center, bottom-right, and center are. Replace them with Bebop, CCSakura, and a gundam..

Bottom center is Black Lagoon, and bottom right is Baccano!. Not sure about center but maybe its Monster?

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iblessall wrote:

And I'm only guessing that bottom-left is the Melancholy Tsundere Whose Name I Can't Remember.



Yes. It's Haruhi and club. I imagine the unorthodox episode order and recognizable main character will probably retain references to it in "anime history" nonsense in the future.

I own the LE dvds of season one where all the episodes are available in broadcast order. The non-chronological order was weirdly sensible and interesting. I wish more shows would do it. Would make "amnesia" moments more compelling.

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Definitely needs a Gundam in there though. Put in Unicorn.


Original Char and Gundam/Zaku are instantly recognizable, even if the first 3 seasons are rather dated and lengthy. Even amongst those that have never seen them (since Char's personage is simply carried over.)
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HauAreWe wrote:


iblessall wrote:

And I'm only guessing that bottom-left is the Melancholy Tsundere Whose Name I Can't Remember.



Yes. It's Haruhi and club. I imagine the unorthodox episode order and recognizable main character will probably retain references to it in "anime history" nonsense in the future.

I own the LE dvds of season one where all the episodes are available in broadcast order. The non-chronological order was weirdly sensible and interesting. I wish more shows would do it. Would make "amnesia" moments more compelling.

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Definitely needs a Gundam in there though. Put in Unicorn.


Original Char and Gundam/Zaku are instantly recognizable, even if the first 3 seasons are rather dated and lengthy. Even amongst those that have never seen them (since Char's personage is simply carried over.)


Yeah, the original would be better, but I like Unicorn the most and it's the most recent (out of Universal Century Timeline).
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AoT probably will.

Personal hopes:

Kyousougiga
Shinsekai Yori - Started in 2012 tho
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Fate Zero
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Psych Pass
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Hunter X Hunter
Kuroko's Basketball

I know I'm definitely forgetting some
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I'm going to bet on:
Attack on Titan (First good thing to come from Production I.G.'s anime laboratory since Ghost in the Shell and it looks incredible?)

Henneko (because of the word "Hentai" in the full name and not because of the anime.)

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya (Everything Type-Moon has a lot of retention, even if the quality is low. I blame Melty Blood..)

Watamote (For the main character's personality and misadventures alone. I think a lot of people can relate to her or know someone like her. Not to an extreme, but enough to feel that some of the events in the anime are hard to watch.)

Monogatari 2nd Season (Every season had huge sales in Japan and it's been on-going for a while. Will definitely be remembered by some)

A Certain Scientific Railgun S I imagine that the series will continue for at least another 2-5 years in animated form. As such, I can't see its fanbase vanishing 5 years after its anime's conclusion.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Its manga's 30 year legacy is enough to make the anime's 2nd cour from 2013 memorable if the new anime receives some worldwide licensing.. which would hopefully get declared a little while after the late April game is released world-wide.. assuming such an anime release gets green-lit.

Doki Doki! Precure PreCure won't end until there are too many PreCure to fit into an All-stars movie without dragging the length out to an unreasonable time.. It's not the best season, nor will it likely be better than everything in the future of the series, but it doesn't seem like the type that'd age poorly like Yes!, Suite, or Fresh.

Every 200+ episode on-going show..


and niche mentions of:
Flowers of Evil (art style)

Sadly, I don't think much else would be remembered in 10 years.
This is simply because it's likely to be washed out by the genre being over-used or the same theme being done to different extremes. There will never stop being mecha anime, there will never stop being slice of lifes, gag comedies will keep coming out, more and more idol and band anime shall appear, and harems and perv anime are a dime a dozen.
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Two from 2013

Attack on Titan

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Going strictly by series that started airing in 2013, then I'd say the following will be remembered by anime fandom at large in 5 to 10 years:

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) - no one can deny this series is a game changer.
Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana) - probably for the rotoscoping, unfortunately.
Ore no Imoto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo 2) - that ending and Kuroneko.
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club - KyoAni made a statement that fanservice is not just for males...
Monogatari Series 2nd season - it has distinctive animation and a strong fanbase.
WATAMOTE ~No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys Fault I’m Not Popular!~ (Watashi ga Motenai no wa dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui) - long name and memorable MC.
Beyond the Boundary (Kyoukai no Kanata) - I can see fans referencing the visuals here for many years to come.
Kill La Kill - it is shaping up to be epic, it is Trigger's first full anime TV series, and it has a very memorable style and characters.


Series that I will remember from 2013 personally, besides those above, but that I don't think most of fandom will are:

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia)
Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave)
Genshiken Season 2 (Genshiken Nidaime)
Servant X Service
Golden Time
I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job (Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku o Ketsui Shimashita)
My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy (Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come wo Zenryoku de Jyama Shiteiru)
Outbreak Company
Chihayafuru 2
Haganai NEXT (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT)
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1. Like many others have said, I fully expect Attack on Titan to be remembered for a long time. I'm not terribly fond of the series, but there's no denying its popularity, and the amount of discussion/debate surrounding it definitely won't hurt its chances of sticking around.

2. I'd like to see Kyousogiga be remembered/discussed for years to come, and I think there's a decent chance of that happening. It seems to be pretty well-received on the internet (I've seen it on several 'Best of 2013' lists) and I personally think it's unique enough to not be lost in the shuffle.
I would say Railgun S or Nagi no Asukara, but I think the Index/Railgun series are popular enough that I don't need to hope for Railgun S to be talked about, even if it's only talked about as part of the whole series rather than its individual merits, and I think Nagi no Asukara is way too niche and character-driven to be remembered by anyone whose eyes don't light up when they see the name P.A. Works (like mine).

3. If we're counting carry-overs from 2012, I'd say Shin Sekai Yori. It seems to have a pretty loyal following; I can't see its fans letting it fade away anytime soon.
If not, I'd say The Devil is a Part-timer. I still see a decent amount of discussion about it, and I think it's a good enough blend of crazy and serious to maintain its presence for at least a few years, especially if it gets a second season.

4. I'll give this one to Kill la Kill. I expect Kill la Kill to be discussed at length at least until the end of the year, but I just can't see it being talked about much longer than that. I think it's the kind of series that is very, very welcome in the moment for its unique approach, but will be forgotten in due time as its novelty wears off.
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