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What are your top 20 anime from 2013?
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When people were making their top 20 lists in the Battle thread last week, I thought it might be interesting to limit it to a single year to see if it might highlight some interesting trends. And listing 20 if possible should be a large enough sample size to go beyond just our usual favorites and see how some different kinds of shows compare for different people.

I'm not actually sure if I'll get to doing anything with that, but either way it could be a neat retrospective.

You can customize your lists but for my purposes I'm looking only at TV anime that began airing during 2013.

So carryovers from Fall 2012 wouldn't qualify, but shows that carried over into 2014 would.

If you want to make up your own parameters though (like including OVAs, movies, etc.) definitely feel free to do so.

    That'd also include things like long-running shounens, it's your list so go nuts. ^_^


For preparation I referred to the NereGate anime charts:


I just find charts really easy to go by; if there's a better resource let me know and I'll add it here.



Remember, this is your list! No matter how ordinary or atypical you think it is, it's still going to be interesting to see.

Don't hedge!

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Dang, I'll have to think about this a bit. There were definitely some great shows that I remember and some that are not-so-great. Not sure yet if I can come up with 20 but we'll see.
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Isn't it "tourney" not "tounrey"
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kastzy wrote:

Isn't it "tourney" not "tounrey"


No, it's tounrey.
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GoldTStar wrote:

No, it's tounrey.


I stand corrected.
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Top 20:
1. KnB 2nd Season/Katanagatari (can't decide)
2. KLK
3. Silver Spoon
4. AoT
5. Maou-Sama
6. Yowa
7. Valrave
8. Kazuko
9. Gathcman Crowds
10. Railgun S
11. Magi
12. Ippo
13. Golden Time'
14. Mayouu
15. Boku wa--NEXT
16. Mono
17. SNAFU
18. The Unlimited - Hyo
19. Quartet
20. LL

Hmm list is tentative...simply going by what I can recall.
Argh this might be harder than I thought, some shows should def be higher than I rank them......
Wanna put Crowds at spot 3.....but....it is at 9.

Alternate Top 20:
1. Kyousou Giga/ Katanagatari/ PP if roll overs count
4 KLK
5. KnB
6. AoT
7. Golden Time
8 Magi'
9. Gatchman Crowds
10. LH
11. Railgun S
12. Quartet
13. Little Witch Academia
14. Maou-Sama
15. Silver Spoon
16 The Eccentric Family
17 Flowers of Evil
18 SNAFU
19 LL
20 Valrave

WTF just happened.

Ehh A finalized will be made later.

Note: If long Running counted, HxH Takes spot 1, alone in both list.
Omg Chihya was in 2013...ugh more shifting...later.
Posted 10/19/14 , edited 10/19/14
Sounds like fun!

This list is subject to change and shuffling around.

20. Kotoura-san
19. Miss Monochrome
18. [email protected]
17. Kill la Kill
16. Love Live: School Idol Project
15. The World God Only Knows: Goddesses
14. Log Horizon
13. AKB0048: Next Stage
12. A Certain Scientific Railgun S
11. Chronicles of the Going Home Club

10. Yuyushikii
9. Girls un Panzer
8. The Eccentric Family
7. Kiniro Mosaic
6. Love Lab
5. Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
4. Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods
3. Chihayafuru Season 2
2. Non Non Biyori
1. No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys' Fault I’m Not Popular!
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This took longer than I would've liked. There have certainly been some changes since the last time I thought about this (I think that was back in April or May, maybe even June).

1) Nagi no Asukara
2) Railgun S
3) Kyousogiga
4) Gargantia
5) Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen
6) The Eccentric Family
7) Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
8) Kotoura-san
9) Henneko - The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
10) Chihayafuru 2
11) Love Live! School Idol Project
12) Tamayua ~ More Aggressive
13) Day Break Illusion
14) Haganai NEXT
15) Symphogear G
16) GJ-bu
17) Gingitsune
18) Arpeggio of Blue Steel
19) Yuyushiki
20) Non Non Biyori
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This list was difficult to make...especially since I don't like numbering things. Still probably isn't exactly right, but close enough. Not going to count long running, OVAs, re-airings or anything else that isn't a normal 1-2 cour show.

1.) Love Live!
2.) Kuroko
3.) Monogatari
4.) Silver Spoon
5.) Railgun S
6.) Kill La Kill
7.) Problem Children
8.) Devil is a Part Timer
9.) Attack on Titan
10.) Magi
11.) Little Busters Refrain
12.) Kami Nomi
13.) Gargantia
14.) Eccentric Family
15.) Non Non Biyori
16.) Snafu
17.) Free!
18.) Log Horizon
19.) Watamote
20.) Henneko
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To make it simple, I decided not to included OVAs, movies, shorts, long-running shounens, sequels, etc.

1. Attack on Titan
2. No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys' Fault I’m Not Popular!
3. My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy
4. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
5. The Devil is a Part-Timer
6. Kiniro Mosaic
7. Log Horizon
8. I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job
9. Outbreak Company
10. Date a Live
11. Girls und Panzer
12. Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya
13. Love Lab
14. Arpeggio of Blue Steel
15. Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren't They?
16. The Hentai Prince and Stony Cat
17. Blood Lad
18. Sunday without God
19. Non Non Biyori
20. Kill la Kill
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1.Nagi No Asukara
2.Monogatari Series Second Season
3.Log Horizon
4.Gatchaman Crowds!
5.Kyousogiga
6.Zettai Karen Children:The Unlimited
7.Kill La Kill
8.Aku No Hana
9.The World God Only Knows:Goddesses Arc
10.Sunday Without God
11.Blood Lad
12.Kuroko No Basket S2
13.Attack On Titan
14.Free
15.Suisei No Gargantia
16.Watamote
17.Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
18.Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren't They?
19.Gingitsune
20.Arpeggio Of Blue Steel
Posted 10/19/14
my absolute favourite #1 from 2013 is Flowers of Evil and #2 is Cuticle Detective Inaba.

The list below is not in any order...:

Kill La Kill
Devils and realist
Chihayafuru 2
Gargantia
Senyu
Devil is a part timer
Railgun S
Hayate Cuties
Log Horizon
Gargantia
Watamote
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Magi
Samurai flamenco
Kuroko's Basketball
Hakkenden Season 2
Golden Time
RWBY

Favourite Long run series:

Hunter x Hunter. Forever. and. Always. <333
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1) Kill la Kill
2) Haganai Next
3) Oreimo 2
4) Chihayafuru 2
5) No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Unpopular!
6) Golden Time
7) I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job.
8) Outbreak Company
9) Genshiken Second Season
10) Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
11) Attack on Titan
12) Valvrave the Liberator (both seasons together)
13) Servant x Service
14) Phi Brain: Puzzle of God 3
15) My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy
16) [email protected]
17) Maoyu - Archenemy & Hero
18) Log Horizon
19) Blood Lad
20) Non Non Biyori

Honorable mention:
21) Highschool DxD New
22) Love Live! School Idol Project
23) Flowers of Evil
24) The Devil is a Part-Timer!
25) Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea
26) Mangirl!
27) Vividred Operation

Making this list made me realize there are over a dozen shows I still want to watch from 2013, sigh.

The top two are 10/10 masterpiece level anime for me. They hit all the right notes to make me fully immersed in the experience and I was never disappointed. Numbers 3-11 I consider quite exceptional but lacking in one thing or another in terms of execution. The rest are good fun and I consider them mostly well done for what they are. The ones in honorable mention are good too, but just did not make the cut above the rest for me. These are all the anime I completed, besides maybe a couple *cough* Coppelion *cough*, from 2013 btw.
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1. Love Live (S1)
2. Railgun S
3. Oregairu
4. Non Non Biyori
5. Hataraku Maou-sama
6. GJ-bu
7. Monogatari: Second Season
8. Kinmoza
9. Free! (S1)
10. Yama no Susume (S1)
11. Date A Live (S1)
12. Uchouten Kazoku
13. Outbreak Company
14. Yowapeda (S1)
15. Oreimo (S2)
16. Gargantia
17. Servant x Service
18. Love Lab
19. Gatchaman Crowds
20. Tamayura: More Aggressive

Love Live is my all time favorite anime. Railgun and Monogatari are also in my all time top five, though Monogatari Second Season is not my favorite part of the franchise.
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salty phallus XD

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