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2014 - Best Anime Year Ever????
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Posted 8/1/14
First off, I would like to say that there was a time when moe was all over every anime season and we complained that anime was dying. 2011 was apparently the last year that anime (like Steins;Gate) was pretty relevant.

Then obviously, Attack on Titan came along and lets not dive into that cause we all know the impact it had on anime. Also Psycho-Pass and Gargantia had an impact as well.

Now, Kill la Kill (which ended in 2014) was said to be anime of the year, even if the title was a little bit far fetched but It did have a significant fanbase though.

Space dandy experimented with the western fanbase and NGNL was pretty much an entertaining ride and for once we could actually balance out the moe for once.

Now we have Akame Ga Kill's Popularity, Aldnoah.Zero's A-List production team, SAO's return, the Mahou Shoujo Queen title - Sailor Moon, Space Dandy's Western Influence, another A-List Production team with Terror in Resonance (not to mention the animation quality) and Tokyo Ghoul which is pretty much anti-moe

Now we have Fate/Stay Night and the movies, a Digimon Adventures Sequel, More Yuuki Kaji/Hiroyuki Sawano on Seven Deadly Sins and the return of Psycho-Pass.

Not only is moe becoming the minority in anime seasons, where also getting soo much awesome anime coming out....IN ONE YEAR?!

I have no knowledge on past years from 2012 but what are your opinions on this anime year? Do you think it's the best year ever for anime?
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Posted 8/1/14 , edited 8/1/14
It depends on what you like

I only finished 2 of the Spring season series, and I'm only watching 4 of the current season series. So there's still a long way to go to make this a great year for me.
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Posted 8/1/14
i'd say this has been the best season for a looonnnng while
like obviously attack on titan and shit was like the bomb during it's season
but this season theres a multitude of titles that are all fab in different ways
theres been a hell of alot of variety so far this year

that being said, putting a definite label on it is kinda hard
cos as with every year, theres aload of anime i dislike or cant get into
like you listed aldnoah.zero as one of the biggies this year, i cant get into it at all

end of the day it comes down to person preferences when trying to label something
as the 'best ever' - but this particular year is definitely up there. wherever there is.
Posted 8/1/14 , edited 8/1/14
First, i'd like to say that moe is enjoyed by quite a few fans (such as myself) and has no bearing on the quality of a season or year. That's like me saying anime is in decline due to a lack of moe titles - different fans have different tastes.

That being said, I am rather enjoying this year. From the winter we had cute titles like Chuunibyou season 2 and Engaged to the Unidentified. We also had Wake Up Girls which expanded on the idol genre and Sakura Trick which revitalized the yuri genre.

Spring gave us great shows like One Week Friends, WIXOSS, and the long awaited season 2 of Love Live - as well as the masterpiece that was Is The Order a Rabbit which introduced quite a few newcomers to the moe genre.

Now, in the summer we have charming titles like HaNaYaMaTa and Locodol as well as great comedies like Sabagebu and Montly Girls Nozaki-kun. Plus a second season of Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya for moe yuri goodness.

And we have great titles to look forward to like the second season of Kiniro Mosaic and a second season of WIXOSS

Again, different fans have different tastes - but i'll ignore the bias and agree that this has been a good year, because it has....Though, I have qualms about using the word "best" for any year.
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Posted 8/1/14
2011 had Steins Gate and Fate Zero which I would say is better then anything else this year.
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2011 is best year cuz that's when i got into anime
Posted 8/1/14 , edited 8/1/14
2013 was the best year of anime for me, personally. Because my top 2 anime were made/aired in 2013. (Flowers of Evil and Cuticle Detective Inaba).

And Free! Iwatobi Swim Club was also aired in 2013. And Chihayafuru.


2014 is not as impressive as 2013. But there's still 6 more months to go... so maybe the good anime will air in the later part of 2014. But so far, not many impressive titles that really stood out (to me) [besides Free! Eternal Summer and Love Stage].



(And what year does Hunter x Hunter supposed to go into? 2011? or all through 2012, 13 and 14? Because this anime is probably the most consistently good long-running anime I've seen.)
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Posted 8/1/14
So... all I read was: "I hate moe, here are some non-moe titles this season I enjoy."

Pay attention, you'll notice there are plenty of non-moe titles each season. As seekerperson said, it depends on your personal tastes as to what you notice and how you hate/like what you notice.

What you may like is what someone else will avoid like the plague (Example: Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online, and Space Dandy ranged from pure garbage to meh for me).

Of course what you avoid like the plague, which going by your post is moe, is what someone else will love completely.


Moe shows have not gone anywhere. They will not go anywhere because they sell, and they sell GOOD. It's just less noticeable since like 2 years ago there was only around 30 shows airing from what I remember, of those like 10 would be moe-centric. Now we are getting around 50 shows and still only like 10 moe-centric.

It's easier to say there are a lot of moe shows when 1/3 of what is aired in a season is moe. But it is less noticeable when it is only 1/5.
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Posted 8/1/14
tournament time.
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Well, Fairy Tail, Free Eternal Summer, and Book of Circus came out so I guess it would be my best anime year ever
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Posted 8/1/14 , edited 8/1/14

AnimeKami wrote:

tournament time.

Holy CRAP would that be an interesting tournament. It could be the past 32 years, 1983 to 2014. That'd be a little too far back for a lot of us I think, myself included, but we might learn a few things and they'd be more restful rounds.

I kind of want this now. We must settle this question once and for all!

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Posted 8/1/14 , edited 8/1/14
Battluroooo!!!

Also Wolfe your moe sucks!
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Posted 8/1/14

cay032692 wrote:

Battluroooo!!!

Also Wolfe your moe sucks!


But Cay...you are Moe now...
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Posted 8/1/14

Sacae89 wrote:


cay032692 wrote:

Battluroooo!!!

Also Wolfe your moe sucks!


But Cay...you are Moe now...



I am better than Moe.
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Posted 8/1/14 , edited 8/1/14

cay032692 wrote:


Sacae89 wrote:


cay032692 wrote:

Battluroooo!!!

Also Wolfe your moe sucks!


But Cay...you are Moe now...



I am better than Moe.


You are so kawaii~

Also on topic: Ha this is hardly the best year of anime, silly people
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