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Summer 2013 Anime Awards Announcement
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32 / M / arizona
Posted 8/22/13 , edited 9/16/13
Hey guys With the summer season of anime being pretty much over, we now the voting has officially begun for the Summer 2013 Anime Awards! So If you haven't voted yet be sure to do so now or in the next couple of weeks! Voting will end on Oct 14th If you feel like it, when voting leave a little explanation along with your votes for each category :)

Anime Not Eligible for Voting***
Monogatari Second Season

Anime Eligible for Voting***
A Certain Scientific Railgun S
Attack on Titan
Blood Lad
Brothers Conflict
Chronicles of Going Home Club
Danganronpa the Animation
Dog & Scissors
Fantasista Doll
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya
Gatchaman Crowds
Genshiken Nidaime
Gifuu Doudou!! Kanetsugu to Keiji
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East(S2)
Highschool DxD New
il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion
Hyperdimension Neptunia
The World God Only Knows : Goddess Arc
Kimi no Iru Machi
Kiniro Mosaic
Love Lab
Majestic Prince
Makai Ōji: Devils and Realist
Recorder and Randsell Mi
Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS
Rozen Maiden – Zurückspulen
Senki Zesshō Symphogear G
Senryuu 2
Servant x Service
Silver Spoon
Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3
Sunday WIthout God
Tamayura - More Aggressive
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Sisters
Teekyuu 2
The Eccentric Family
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

***The eligible and non-eligible anime might be changed/edited in the future. Info based on

Best Story
Best Animation
Best OP
Best ED
Best Comedy
Best Action
Best Drama/Slice of Life
Best Short Series (3-5 minutes episode length)
Best Male Character
Best Female Character
Best of Summer 2013
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29 / M / Anime World
Posted 8/22/13 , edited 9/11/13
Best Story: The Eccentric Family
Best Animation: Sunday WIthout God
Best OP: Watamote OP
Best ED: Watamote ED
Best Comedy: Watamote
Best Action: Attack on Titan
Best Drama/Slice of Life: Genshiken Nidaime
Best Short Series: N/A (not really enjoying any shorts this season tbh)
Best Male Character: Keima (TWGOKI III)
Best Female Character: Hajime (Gatchaman Crowds)
Best of Summer 2013: Monogatari Second Season
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25 / M / Free World Jail
Posted 8/22/13 , edited 9/28/13
Best Story- Day Break Illusion
I felt that the actual "story" was very fun and interesting with Tarot cards and Daimonia.

Best Animation- Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C3-bu
I was contemplating what to give this category but the backgrounds solely were quite realistic.

Best OP- Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou
Wan!Wan!Wan! Love the opening to death, it's catchy and it makes me dance along with them.

Best ED- Kimi no Iru Machi
Great song, very powerful and fitting.

Best Comedy- Watamote
The funniest show of the season, the looks and topics they show are hilarious.

Best Action- Shingeki no Kyojin
Just plain amazing fighting scenes, can't be topped.

Best Drama/Slice of Life- Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C3-bu
The life of a shy girl becoming more confident in herself turned dramatic.

Best Short Series (3-5 minutes episode length)- None

Best Male Character- Jean Kirschtein (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Started off as a jerk, but quickly adapted to a leadership role.

Best Female Character- Akari Taiyo (Day Break Illusion)
Positive, cute, and open, she brought hope and understanding throughout the series.

Best of Summer 2013- Shingeki no Kyojin
Just plain the best series over the spring and summer season, can't deny no matter how hard i try.

Sunday Without God and Free!, just like Willy Wonka said, "YOU GET NOTHING!".
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32 / M / Over there
Posted 8/22/13 , edited 8/23/13
Just becaus everyone else is doing it xD

Free wins it all.
Well except for best OP. WataMote takes that award xD Which says a lot coming from me who love OLDCODEX. (Free op)
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20 / M / (ง •̀ω•́)ง✧
Posted 8/22/13 , edited 9/22/13
Best Story: Danganronpa The Animation
More of a biased opinion since I played the game. I just love the end part of the game.

Best Animation: Free!
It was pretty good. I was thinking of Love Lab, but only the first 3 episodes had quite great animation.

Best OP: The World God Only Knows Season 3
TWGOK openings are always amazing

Best ED: Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3
Fun catchy song that I really like it.

Best Comedy: Chronicles of the Going Home Club
First few episode were sorta weak, but just got better every week after that.

Best Action: Attack on Titan
I didn't watch many action shows so this one will win.

Best Drama/Slice of Life: Kiniro Mosaic
It was just fun and enjoyable.

Best Short Series (3-5 minutes episode length): Teekyu 2
Nice fast paced episodes and made me laugh every time.

Best Male Character: Hasebe (Servant x Service)

Best Female Character; Kirigiri (Danganronpa The Animation)

Best of Summer 2013: Kiniro Mosaic
I couldn't wait for each episode every week.
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27 / M / This Dying World
Posted 8/22/13 , edited 10/14/13
Best Story attack on titans
Best Animation senki zesshou symphogear
Best OP attack on titans 1
Best ED majestic prince
Best Comedy watamote
Best Action majestic prince
Best Drama/Slice of Life kimi no iru machi
Best Short Series (3-5 minutes episode length) n/a
Best Male Character izuru
Best Female Character tomoko
Best of Summer 2013 majestic prince
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31 / M / Eden of the East
Posted 8/22/13 , edited 10/14/13
Best Story

The Eccentric Family

Runner-up(s): Attack on Titan, Sunday Without God, A Certain Scientific Railgun S

Best Animation

Sunday Without God

Runner-up(s): Attack on Titan, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, The Eccentric Family, Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, Gatchaman Crowds

Best Opening

"Watashi ga Motenai no wa dō Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!" by Konomi Suzuki and Kiba of Akiba from WataMote

Runner-up(s): "Crowds" by White Ash from Gatchaman Crowds, "Traumerei" by LiSa from Day Break Illusion

Best Ending

"great escape" by Cinema Staff from Attack on Titan

Runner-up(s): "Next Destination" by Takgaki from Senki Zessho Symphogear S, "Ai wo Utae" by Luna Haruna from Monogatari

Best Comedy


Runner-up(s): Servant x Service, Love Lab

Best Action

Attack on Titan

Runner-up(s): Gatchaman Crowds, A Certain Scientific Railgun S

Best Drama/Slice of Life

Silver Spoon

Runner-up(s): The Eccentric Family, Genshiken Nidaime

Best Short Series

Senyu S2

Runner-up(s): Teekyu, Recorder and Randshell Mi

Best Male Character

Yugo Hachiken from Silver Spoon

Runner-up(s): Keima Katsuragi from The World God Only Knows S3, Yasaburo Shimogamo from The Eccentric Family, Levi from Attack on Titan

Best Female Character

Yura Yamato from Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3

Runner-up(s): Tomoko Kuroki from WataMote, Mikoto Misaka from A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Megumi Chihaya from Servant x Service, Hajime Ichinose from Gatchaman Crowds

Best of Spring 2013

The Eccentric Family

Runner-up(s): Attack on Titan, Silver Spoon

Special mention(s) - These series may not have won an award from me but I feel they should be mentioned because they were enjoyable in their own right : Servant x Service (overall enjoyable series), Gatchaman Crowds (that OST, 'nuff said), and A Certain Scientific Railgun S (loved the story, animation, characters, etc.)

Decision/selection process - Like I've said before, making these decisions weren't easy as I watched almost everything this season. Besides that, I had to try REALLY hard not to confuse what my favorites were and what I believe to be the best. That being said, I feel pretty solid in most of my choices. As much as I enjoy Attack on Titan, The Eccentric Family deserves to be called the best of this season in my humble opinion. I loved how each episode we unlocked a little part of the magnificent story that was being told until we got to the last episode. Thus, I also believe it deserves the best story. Best Animation was really tough for me because there were a lot of series with amazing visuals. In the end, it was between Sunday Without God's beautiful ethereal visuals and Attack on Titan's gritty style. I really wanted to give it to Attack on Titan but I decided to go with Sunday Without God mainly because I believe it deserved some type of recognition. If anything, Attack on Titan definitely deserves to win best Cinematography of the year. That being said, Attack on Titan was easily the best action series this season. It also had the best Ending of the season as well. WataMote definitely had the best Opening. When judging opening and endings, I don't just judge the song but also other factors like the OP/ED sequence, animation, lyrics of the song, does it get you pumped? factor, etc. Silver Spoon was an easy choice for best Drama/Slice of Life series. I loved that series and it did an amazing job. Hachiken from Silver Spoon gets my nod for best male character of the season mainly because of his growth throughout the series. It was nice to see his character grow throughout each episode and I enjoy seeing that kind of development. And because of those same reasons, I gave my nod for best female character to Yura from C3. This may seem like an odd choice but Yura's character probably changed and grew the most of any character I've seen this season. I wanted so badly to vote for Tomoki from WataMote because she's definitely my favorite but I had to be honest and give it to Yura. And of course Senyu got the best nod for Short Series because it's just hilarious to me. On the subject of hilarious, WataMote was the best comedy to me. I wanted to vote for Servant x Service but WataMote made me laugh more. If you actually stuck around to read all of this, I thank you and you should pat yourself on the back. I'll buy you a drink sometime. Possibly.

My own Personal awards/categories I wish to present :

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32 / M / arizona
Posted 8/22/13 , edited 8/23/13

ShawnHacaga wrote:


I imagine we can vote for series like Attack on Titan and A Certain Scientific Railgun S as well, correct?

Correct. I didn't have those series in the initial post but they are edited in now
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32 / M / Over there
Posted 8/22/13 , edited 8/23/13
Why can't we vote for Senyuu 2, but can vote for Tekyuu 2?
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47 / M / Canada
Posted 8/22/13 , edited 10/8/13
I am so torn... this is like choosing between two of your children... Senki Zesshou Symphogear G and Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen! I just got BD volume 1 of Symphogear G yesterday with OST1 and I got the Rozen Maiden OST yesterday (already have the first two BDs).

I had this mostly for Rozen Maiden but I am switching it today...

Best Story: Senki Zesshou Symphogear G

I loved the story this season, from beginning to end! The stories of Dr. Ver's betrayal, friends torn apart and coming back together again, both sides thinking they are right but really aside from Dr. Ver having the same goal. So many cliffhangers. So good!

Best Animation: Senki Zesshou Symphogear G

The transformation sequences, fights, the Noise, such amazing animation!

Best OP: Senki Zesshou Symphogear G, "Vitalization" Nana Mizuki

Nana Mizuki is a J-pop and seiyuu superstar and songs like Vitalization are the reason why! So much energy from the start! Such a great range she has! Tsubasa Kazanari is such a great character for her and singing in character she does so well.

Best ED: Senki Zesshou Symphogear G - Next Destination - Ayahi Takagaki

This season of Symphogear had a cliffhanger practically every week and as soon as the anime version of Next Destination came on, you knew it was over and yet the song is so good, such an amazing build up that I enjoyed hearing it every time and absence made the heart grow fonder as the ED was often cut out to avoid RIAA/DCMA since no one properly licensed this show...

Best Comedy: Teekyuu 2

Lots of competition in this category with the zany fast paced comedy of Teekyuu 2, the cringe worthy laughs of Watamote, all the office and relationship humor of Servant x Service, Love Lab, Genshiken, but for now I have to give it to Teekyuu 2 though the others are so good I could still change my mind and they are great honorable mentions if nothing else. Teekyuu 2 just gives you 100 laughs/second so it is hard to beat.

Best Action: Senki Zesshou Symphogear G

Senki Zesshou Symphogear G with the gear user fights, Noise and Nephilim!

Best Drama/Slice of Life: Genshiken Nidaime

Such a wonderful story and show for college level slice of life with fujoshi, BL, gaijin, so many laughs and tears too with their relationships.

Best Short Series (3-5 minutes episode length): Teekyuu 2

100 laughs/second, Teekyuu 2 is the king of shorts even if there is very little tennis done by the tennis club.

Best Male Character: Dr. Ver

Dr. Ver, so waaay over the top, such a campy villain!!!

Best Female Character: Hibiki Tachibana

So many cliffhangers in Symphogear where I thought she was a goner. Even after losing her gear she heads out into battle, gotta love her!

Best of Summer 2013: Senki Zesshou Symphogear G

Just great overall! Great action, suspense, story, cliffhangers, characters, animation, music, voice acting, beautifully done, emotional! I can watch it over and over and listen to the discs over, and over, and over! I Love it!
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attack on ttan
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Posted 8/22/13 , edited 10/14/13
Best Story: A Certain Scientific Railgun S
--Impressed me greatly and changed my opinion of the author of the source material. J. C. Staff was able to turn A Certain Magical Index's jumbled mess of a plot into an intricate and well-thought-out timeline. Because of that, it hit home hard every episode during the Sisters Arc.

Best Animation: Attack on Titan
--I know that there are lots of flaws I could list about the animation, but it was such a unique experience to see, especially the Female Titan/Plains episodes.

Best OP: How May I Help You? (めいあいへるぷゆー?) by Ai Kayano, Mai Nakahara, and Aki Toyosaki - Servant x Service
--Lots of fun, plus surprisingly complicated instrumentation underlying what sounds like a simple song at first. Very reflective of the nature of an office comedy.

Best ED: Great Escape by cinema staff - Attack on Titan (Neptunia was so close, though)
--A Japanese rock band I actually like? Yes, please.

Best Comedy: Hyperdimension Neptunia
--Never has moe been so awesome, and never has awesome been so moe. I loved everything about this show.

Best Action: Attack on Titan
--Not even up for debate.

Best Drama/Slice of Life: Silver Spoon
--The Eccentric Family and Silver Spoon are very similar, and deal with the eat-or-be-eaten theme. While The Eccentric Family was definitely more interesting and had more things to say, Silver Spoon was much more effective and heartfelt.

Best Short Series (3-5 minutes episode length): Senyu 2
--Every episode is hilarious. It accomplishes in 4 minutes what a lot of comedies fail to do in 23.

Best Male Character: Keima Katsuragi (The World God Only Knows: Goddesses)
--Keima is a complex and awesome character. You can relate to him, and at the same time not have a clue what he's thinking or going to do next. One of the only harem leads that deserves a harem.

Best Female Character: Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Scientific Railgun S)
--Definitely not my 2D crush or anything

Best of Summer 2013: A Certain Scientific Railgun S
--I liked every episode. It was never boring, and it was never overly heavy-handed in saying what it needed to say. *coughAoTcough* The characters are very well-written and the setting is such that any kind of story could be told and not feel out of place. It takes a lot for a show to accomplish that.
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Posted 8/22/13 , edited 10/10/13
Well, time for edit number 7. It doesn't effect first place though.

The official winners:

Best Story: A Certain Scientific Railgun S (this started with my favorite arc from the Index series (Accelerator level 6) from Misaka's perspective. The next arc is looking amazing as well)
Best Animation: Stella Women's Academy (Yura's fantasies give this the win)
Best OP: Ro-kyu-bu SS with Get Goal (I get pumped listening to it and it matches the anime)
Best ED: None
Best Comedy: Servant x Service (the comedy makes it so awesome)
Best Action: Railgun S (it's well animated and NOT DRAMATICALLY BLOODY LIKE AOT)
Best Drama/Slice of Life: Ro-Kyu-Bu SS (the effort to make a full 10-player team won me over)
Best Male Character: Yutaka Hasebe (Servant x Service) ("Yay! I got her e-mail address!")
Best Female Character: Riko Kurahashi (Love Lab) (I'm quite fond of the boyish personality. Plus, she's pretty darn cute!)
Best of Summer 2013: Servant x Service (The comedy level trumps everything)

2nd place:

Best Story: Sunday Without God (would have been better if God's abandoning the world had more focus)
Best Animation: Sunday Without God (can't really explain)
Best OP: Secrets of the Goddess (World God Only Knows) (it's catchy. That's always a plus)
Best ED: None
Best Comedy: Love Lab ( This is all you need to know)
Best Action: Stella Academy (great to use in American politics with the lack of background checks. That aside, the seriousness of winning is prevalent)
Best Drama/Slice of Life: World God Only Knows (Keima practically conquered Chihiro when Chihiro was the wrong target. Not only that, Chihiro fell in love with Keima for real. How's that for a plot twist?)
Best Male Character: Keima Katsuragi (World God Only Knows) ("This time, I will be the one that is conquered!!!")
Best Female Character: Chihiro Kosaka (World God Only Knows) (Chihiro falling for Keima for real won me over)
Best of Summer 2013: Love Lab ("My brain is shaped like a bra, and my heart is a thooooooooooooooooooooong!!!")

3rd place:

Best Story: Servant x Service (strange, I know, but I do have my reasons)
Best Animation: A Certain Scientific Railgun (this series has the animation working. It ain't broken, so they don't fix it)
Best OP: May I Help You? by the girls of the show (Servant x Service) (it's strangely addicting) Honorable Mention for Eternal Reality by FripSide (A Certain Scientific Railgun). Don't mess with FripSide.
Best ED: None
Best Comedy: World God Only Knows ("This time, I will be the one that is conquered!!!")
Best Action: Gatchaman Crowds (The only reason why this beat Attack on Titan was because, despite the funky animation, IT WASN'T OVERLY BLOODY!!!)
Best Drama/Slice of Life: Love Lab (Despite how Maki's father is erotic underwear, there is noticeable drama)
Best Male Character: Toma Kamijyou (Railgun) (he practically removes special powers from fights. How awesome is that?)
Best Female Character: Mikoto Misaka (Railgun) tied with Megumi Chihaya (Servant x Service) and Lucy etc. Yamagami (Servant x Service)
Mikoto: There is something about her that makes people root for her
Megumi: Her expressionlessness is awesome
Lucy: her name says it all
Best of Summer 2013: Ro-Kyu-Bu SS (Loli girls that everyone roots for)


I know this is not one of the categories, but I'm going to go through some of my favorite moments of the anime that aired this season.

1. Love Lab episode 4:
2. Servant x Service episode 12: Chihaya's word at the very end the end of the episode
3. TWGOK 3 episode 9: Chihiro almost being conquered by Keima.
4. Love Lab episode 8: Riko copying Maki's ladylike actions that put Sayo into submission.
5. Stella Women's Academy episode 1: Rento first meeting Yura in her dorm room while Yura was acting out some military thing.
6. Servant x Service episode 2: Hasebe gets Toko's e-mail address.

I'm also going to add a few categories (first place, second, third):

Best Romance: World God Only Knows (with Chihiro, love just got real), Servant x Service (there aren't any others really. I won't say why on this though)
Best Soundtrack: Railgun S (fripSide. That's all you need to know), Ro-Kyu-Bu SS (Get Goal is an awesome song), Attack on Titan (the full length songs used are quite good)
Biggest Surprise Hit (what was better than expected): Love Lab, Stella Academy, Gatchaman Crowds
Biggest Disappointment (what was not as good as expected): Hyperdimension Neptunia, Attack on Titan, Sunday Without God (only slight)
Most Overrated (BUT NOT NECESSARILY BAD and subjective): Attack on Titan, Gatchaman Crowds, WataMote
Most Underrated (BUT NOT NECESSARILY A FAVORITE): Ro-Kyu-Bu SS, Stella Academy, Railgun S (come on. The second arc was awesome)
Best First Episode: Stella Academy, Love Lab, Railgun S
Best Concluding Episode: The World God Only Knows, Servant x Service, Love Lab
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Posted 8/22/13 , edited 10/5/13

Best Story: Attack on Titan
Best Animation: Sunday W/out God
Best OP: Fate/Kaleid Liner ~ tough picking this over TWGOK's OP
Best ED: Sunday W/out God (how can anyone not pick this if they've heard it?!? )
Best Comedy: Watamote
Best Action: Attack on Titan
Best Drama/Slice of Life: Silver Spoon
Best Short Series (3-5 minutes episode length): Yamishibai
Best Male Character: TWGOK - Keima Katsuragi
Best Female Character: TWGOK - Haqua ~ just cuz she belongs w/Keima ^.^
Best of Summer 2013: Attack on Titan ~ it was tough picking this over TWGOK @[email protected]
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Posted 8/22/13 , edited 8/23/13
Apparently we're supposed to reserve spots for this, so...hi!
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