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Posted 12/21/16 , edited 12/22/16
Why isn't Hibike! Euphonium 2 nominated for anything? Not best animation, not best girl, nothing.

Why doesn't Best GIrl have any actual lead characters? Could have had Luluco from Space Patrol Luluco or Pikari or Teko from Amanchu.

And, I like Yuri on Ice, but does it really need to be in half the categories?

The appreciation for queer boys with Yuri x Victor for best couple is nice but why not any girl x girl couples? I haven't watched it but I know Izzeta had one and Magical Girl Raising Project also had canon lesbians in Sister Nana and Weiss Winterprison.

Speaking of Magical Girl Raising Project, Fav would have been a good nomination for Best Villain.

Why Deku vs. Kacchan instead of All Might vs. Nomu for the Best Fight nomination?

Also the lack of Flip Flappers being anywhere in Best Fight or Best ED is disheartening.

I am happy to see all the love Mob Psycho 100 is getting, though. I'll be rooting for that for most of the categories it's in.
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Not sure what criteria were used for the nominees, but I don't agree with some of them, especially Kabaneri. Seriously, Kabaneri is in 9 of the 14 categories.

Anyways, my vote for AOTY will go for Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju.

Maybe next year CR should do the poll for each season, then 1st and 2nd places in each category of each season get nominated for best of the year.
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You know, I was really pumped about this initially. However, to repeat what everyone has said already, these nominations are a joke. It legitimately feels like there were only around 10 shows from this entire year that were considered. I can't imagine how seriously anyone will take the results of these awards. I'd be curious to see what would happen if they put a write-in option. Oh well, hopefully nominations go better next year.
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Posted 12/21/16 , edited 9 days ago
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju is a masterpiece.
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Well one the judges say they recommend a lot of tittles but a lot of his recommendations got rejected. I think Glass reflection say that on twitter.


Indeed. A lot of people are blaming the judges, but at least Arkada from Glass Reflection definitely had some good nominations that didn't make it to the list. Who knows what others suggested. It's clear that the suggestions from the judges were reduced somehow.

Making the nominations so narrow also doesn't make sense to me. Maybe there are some licensing issues that prevented other great shows to be nominated.
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Seriously, like everyone else I have to question how many shows these judges even saw.

The only one I can say for certain saw a reasonably large chunk of shows this year was Arkada/Glass Reflection.

Like I love Xavier Woods, but there is absolutely no god damn way in hell he had the time between being a WWE superstar(who has multiple events each week), and filming his UpUpDownDown gaming YouTube channel to watch more than say 20 shows across the entire year, and that's a generous estimate. If you guys wanted to have an otaku WWE wrestler as one of the judges, you should have gone with Brennan Williams, hell his freaking Twitter account is @GREATBLACKOTAKU for crying out loud.

The fact of the matter is, this nominations list reads more like a "who's who" of the most popular shows from each season on MAL than it is legitimately a compilation of the year's best anime(I wish I was even kidding about that, Yuri on Ice is the most popular Fall show on MAL, Mob Psycho was the second most popular show from the Summer, only behind ReLIFE (and that show most likely got a major boost in viewers from the novelty of having the entire show dropped at once and everyone binged it), Re:ZERO, Kabaneri, and My Hero Academia are the 3 most popular from the Spring, and ERASED was not only the most popular show of Winter by a wide margin, it is the most popular of the entire freaking year!).

Plus some of the nominations in general are just laughable. Like Biba for Best Villain. That's the character who tanked the freaking show in many viewers' eyes, including Arkada's!

Maybe you guys should have had a larger panel of judges, because clearly 7 didn't cut it. Literally every anime fan I know who I shared this with has torn the nominations apart.
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Posted 12/21/16 , edited 22 days ago
I am genuinely p***ed off about these nominees. Wtf, honestly? It smells like a 100%-sponsored-don't-care-about-community-favourites contest ;-;
Let me explain what I see in the nominees in detail, in hopes that it might be changed (though I sincerely doubt it). Starting from the bottom:

CLOSING: Yuri? Yes. Can't talk bad over Luluco as I haven't seen it, MP100 yep good choice, KABANERI? WHAT? EH? the what now? I mean hey, who even remembers Kabaneri? What about the Re:ZERO EDs, like the Rem one? That stuff brought tears to my eyes, and that is rare. Come on, even Beyblade coulda done better as a nominee over overratedneri.

OPENING: Yuri? HELL. YES. Showa? K. MP100? meh... could've done better. KABANERI AGAIN?!?!!?!!?!!??!? Sponsors, is that you? Ugh -.- not even gonna get started about how many animes this year had way better OPs ;-;

ACTION: Hero Academia? Mmk. Was fine, I guess. MP100? Heck yes. Drifters? Very good call. KABANERI!?!!??!?!??!?!??!?!??!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?! GET OUT OF MY FAAAACEEEEE! Where's Re:ZERO? Hm??? EHhhhhh!?!?!!?!?!!?!?!?!?//!!?/!/!?1

COMEDY: Fine I guess.

COUPLES: Could've done a bit better, but meh. They're k. The two major ones are there so I'm happy-ish.

DRAMA: Finally a real, well-chosen category. *clap*

HEARTWARMING SCENE: Kayo's meal? Yesssssssss! Flying Witch? Meh, k. Orange learning to understand each other? Nah. Nowhere near this year's tops. The kiss? YES. But what I don't understand is WHERE IS THE REM CONFESSION SCENE?!??!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!!?!?!??!?!!??!?!?!??!?!??!!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?! tableflip x500000 god I'm done

ANIMATION: Yuri? Yep. Flip Randomness? Yep, good from what I've seen. MP100? Yes, love that art style. KABANERI?!!?!?!??!?!?!??! YOU AGAIN, MY NEMESIS!?!??!?!?!?!??!!??!?!!? No seriously please get this overrated anime outta my face. It's disgusting. I'm honestly so done -.-''

FIGHT SCENE: Deku vs Kacchan? Mmk. Altland vs Moss? Nah, definitely not for me. It's really opinion-based since the genre is Mecha (we know how that goes, don't we? :D), but still. Shigeo vs Koyama? Hell yes. Aaaaand of course.....
MUMEI VS KABANE?! Best scene in Kabaneri, still s**t. What happened to Re:ZERO's forest scenes? That was awesome. Please get Kabaneri out of my face before I faint.

BEST GIRL: Rem best girl. Get everyone else outta here, it doesn't matter who they are. I do think Re:ZERO is overrated but REM IS BEST GIRL. Too bad we didn't get much Edna in Tales of Zesty, she would be able to come close But meh, Kayo could've done well, too. UNLIKE BLOOODY MUUUMEEIIEIEIEIIEIII......................

BEST BOY: Mmk, I guess.

BEST VILLAIN: You're having a f***ing giggle. Who even remembers any of these plebs? WHERE IS BETELGEUSE? How much of a fallout did you have with White Fox for it to make you NOT FEATURE ANY OF THE RE:ZERO AWESOMENESS WHICH WOULD COMPLETELY ANNIHILATE ANY OF THESE WANNABES?!
Once again, I ask. WHERE. IS. BETELGEUSE ROMANEE-CONTIIIIII?!?!?!?!! My brain really trembles right now, what a headache.

BEST HERO: Oh f*** off, I ain't having this.

ANIME OF THE YEAR: I respect everything here, except for... YOU GUESSED IT. The sponsored show no one likes but you love because you got paid to nominate it in every category that it has anything to do with. Really Crunchyroll, I'm disappointed. Sellouts.

This was gonna be a satire post but now I'm gonna have to talk to my pal LeafyIsHere about exposing you guys for being sellouts :/
Laughing is healthy, cringing/getting depressed over judges of such a popular contest isn't. Get some new judges for next year, pls. Maybe ask Arkada about who he'd like in there, he seems to know what he's doing.
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Posted 12/21/16 , edited 12/21/16
Don't worry when Mod Psycho gets "robbed" it'll be ok. It's not that great of a show anyways.

But, I will agree with the WTF Kabaneri? comments... So, WTF Kabaneri?!
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Posted 12/21/16 , edited 22 days ago
Let's talk about who you guys think will win, so I can get Kabaneri off my mind :D

My guesses:
Anime of the Year: 1st pick: Re:ZERO, 2nd pick: ERASED (due to it's popularity). Tough choices, sucks to not feature Yuri or MP100 in that top2.
Hero of the Year: 1st pick: Deku, 2nd pick: Mob
Villain of the Year: 1st pick: Tomura, 2nd pick: Tomura. Screw the rest, they all just suck in comparison to BETELGEUSE. WHERE IS HE, SPEAKING OF HIM?
Best Boy: 1st pick: Yuri, 2nd pick: Yakumo
Best Girl: 1st pick: Rem, Picks 2-999999999999: Rem.
Best Fight: 1st pick: Shigeo vs Koyama, 2nd pick: Deku vs Kacchan
Best Animation: 1st pick: Kabaneri. Oh wait, never mind that. It was horrible. MP100. 2nd Pick: Yuri
Most Heartwarming: 1st pick: Kayo's meal, 2nd pick: The kiss. But I don't get why Rem's confession isn't here as I mentioned before, that was the most amazing thing up until Subaru ********************.
Best Drama: 1st pick: Erased, 2nd pick: Showa.
Best Couple: 1st pick: Yuri & Victor, 2nd pick: Katsuhira & Sonozaki.
Best Comedy: KonoSuba. KonoSuba. KonoSuba. KonoSuba. KonoSuba. Why wasn't KonoSuba featured for AOTY again?
Best Action: 1st pick: Drifters, 2nd pick: MP100.
Best OP: Yuri, hands down. No need for a 2nd pick.
Best ED: I can't vote. I simply can't, cause Rem's ED isn't here.

Definitely didn't help hating Kabaneri, but meh. Let's discuss
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I'm just going to echo my confusion at the poor choices in nominations overall and lack of overall variety here. I think if anything, it should have been a popularity contest first to decide the nominations and then turned on the supposed independent judges, not the other way around.

I don't know if it's been said yet by anyone else, but I'm also especially baffled at ERASED's entry in the Best Couple nomination. I've nothing against shipping, don't get me wrong, but say it's shipping when it's clearly just shipping. When one of your entries
then something has gone awry, I feel.
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Rem best girl 2016
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Keijo wins everything in my heart.
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Posted 12/21/16
Haven't actually watched most of the nominated shows (or at least not beyond the first episode - I think Space Patrol Luluco is the only one I've completed), but it has reminded me to watch more Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju in particular. So, I probably won't vote in all categories.
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Posted 12/21/16 , edited 12/21/16
I think this tournament is more of an advertising thing, it will make no one else happy no matter who the nominees are, just anger and satiation, unless it's cancelled which will make me happy (I'll ignore it later but I'm upset about it right now).
The severe lack of Jojo which would probably win anime of the year.
The complete lack of Galko-chan, like in the best girl category or heartwarming scene category (last episode). I'll admit I'm interested in seeing the floaty girl from my hero academia get a horrible score because she's so boring.
BIBA!! Who nobody likes. You could say he's a very hateable character because he made the show bad I guess but he's not a likeable villain like Yoshikage Kira or interesting like the Erased spoiler.
Also the OP/ED of Kabaneri suck (and so does YOI's but people actually talk about it positively), try Concrete Revolutio season 2 OP or Dimension W ED or Re: Zero ED 1 and OP 2.

I just get a large impression they're either reaching for nominees to fill categories or trying to gas up Kabaneri. Like Best Couple, people only care about YuurixVictor. Even New Game had better couples and though subtextual they were more real than the one from Erased (which was never romantic oh my god just because they're a boy and girl you have these expectations).

Also LeSean Thomas was busy as heck this year I bet he only watched like 3 shows (I appreciate him so much though).
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Posted 12/21/16 , edited 12/21/16
These nominations are awful. Your panel did a horrible job of selecting them. They were extremely restrictive, nominated the same few animes over and over, not nominating shows for what they did best, and completely left out many outstanding series from 2016. I am extremely disappointed. I guess I will rebel by not participating, but ideally you would redo the nominations.

No mention at all...
Winter 2016: Dimension W, Durarara!!x2 Ketsu
Spring 2016: Magi Sinbad no Bouken
Summer 2016: ReLife, Berserk, Arslan Senki Fuujin Ranbu
Fall 2016: Occultic;Nine, Shuumatsu no Izetta

Grossly under mentioned/not nominated for what they did best...
Orange, Drifters, Flip Flappers
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