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2014 - Best Anime Year Ever????
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Don't forget Log Horizon has a new season near the end of this year. Also you forgot Black Bullet, Akame Game Kill! and Tokyo Ghoul.
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GoldTStar wrote:
Nah. Blame Winter.

2014 has SAO. That makes it the best.
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Well, it varies by opinion, but so far this is shaping up to be a great year in anime. This summer season is perhaps the best season of anime ever as it consists of six shows that I feel are top tier material, with a few more worthy of consideration. Again, that's just my opinion. Now as for all-time, I think it is better than 2013, but it's hard to say between this year and 2012 at this point.
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seekerperson7 wrote:

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.


My apologies. It's just that a few moe titles have picked up the stereotype for barely having a plot and weak character development.

In this post, I am referring to Anime that is likely to be enjoyed by the masses. Moe has a very specific fanbase. With that being said, there seems to be more diversity this year.


Midou_89 wrote:

2011 had Steins Gate and Fate Zero which I would say is better then anything else this year.


I am not talking in terms of quality of the anime compared to established series but in terms of the quantity of good to really good anime. There is soo much this year


GoldTStar wrote:

Nah. Blame Winter.


The reason why I mentioned 2014 is cause it's not only giving us good anime but we're also getting anime that tries to appeal to westerners (Space Dandy) and anime that connects the anime community in this internet age (Kill la Kill does what AOT did).


Involution wrote:

2006 is the biggest year for anime ever with the 1998 and the 1999-2001 period as a notable mentions. 2014 may not be over yet, but even after 2014 ends I highly doubt 2014 will ever be as great as 2006.

Notable 2006 shows (this one is a doozie):
Akagi
Shakugan no Shana
Black Cat
Mai-Otome
Solty Rei
Blood+
Noein
Mushishi
Karin
Pale Cocoon
Fate/Stay Night
Aria the Natural (S2)
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
School Rumble S2
Gintama
Utawararemono
Air Gear
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Nana
Ouran Host Club
Zegapain
xxxHolic
Saiunkoku Monogatari
Black Lagoon
Hachimitsu to Clover S2
Zero no Tsukaima (S1)
Welcome to the NHK
The Girl who Leapt Through Time
D.Gray-man
Death Note
Ghost Hunt
Code Geass (S1)
Kanon 2006
Hitman Reborn
Kekkaishi
Freedom
Paprika

More than likely forgot some.

I really think the Golden Age of Anime was this era, 1995-2008. Who knows what the future will hold though. As for 2014? Mmm not quite up there yet.


Shakugan no Shana, Gintama, Zero no Tsukaima, The Girl who Leapt Through Time, Death Note, Code Geass, Paprika? That's awesome. Thanks for telling me that. What was in '98 and '99-'01?



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Posted 8/1/14
Hmm I dont know about Best, but it sure was dam good
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This season in particular has some great anime. Hunter x Hunter (ongoing from 2011 but still), free es, haikyuu, tokyo ghoul, zankyou no terror, aldnoah.zero-lots of good ones. I think this year has been pretty great so far, plus we have season two of psycho pass and yowapeda airing in the fall.
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Nvm, too hard to anwer, lol.
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As much as i fangirl over some shows this year, I don't think I can say this is the best year yet. If the Fall season disappoints me, I will be so salty.
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SAO!!!! ITS THE BEST





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Posted 8/1/14
I am not sure, I haven't been into anime that long, but this year is defiantly much better then last year, this year i got, log horizon season 2, sao 2, sailor moon relaunch, black butler book of circus, i mean dang it a good year for seasons 2 and remakes, and then later got chaika season 2, and more lol
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Posted 8/1/14
Still early for me to decide. A lot of promising shows during this season and we still got the Fall season.
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Posted 8/1/14
Mwahahaha! Called it.
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Posted 8/1/14

AnimeKami wrote:
tournament time.


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Insomnist wrote:
I kind of want this now. We must settle this question once and for all!
Way too much research, dude...Way too much.
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Maybe! Too early to say. Many of the shows you mentioned have barely started or haven't aired yet.

for me, 2004 probably wins.

Samurai Champloo
Ghost in the Shell 2nd Gig
Ganktutsuou
Monster
Elfen Lied
Bleach (began in 2004)



Honorable mention to 1998, when Cowboy Bebop and Trigun both aired
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