Lol, recycled OP pic xDD; Anyway, Happy New Year to everyone!!! Let’s get back to the best of anime 2009 with this special year-end post. We had a voting special before in which you voted for your favorite stuff, then we had a very special Anime Status for the Top 20 shows of 2009. This time, we will have special awards for anime, characters, seiyuu, and moments that had been quite memorable for 2009, can be good, bad, or just pure lulz.
Favorite Romance Series
SPICE & WOLF II
Love, love, love, love, love the second season. It definitely built the relationship of Horo and Lawrence stronger. And most specially on Lawrence’ side, he really needs Horo. Overall, really entertaining and sweet couple. I’m so craving for a third season right now.
Runner-up: Bakemonogatari (really unusual romance, in a good way xD)
Favorite Comedy Series
UMINEKO NO NAKU KORO NI
LOL DIS SHOW I LOVE IT SFM. BIG JOKE.
Runner-up: Hayate no Gotoku!!
Favorite Harem Series
ASU NO YOICHI
This wins by a meter from Nyan Koi, and a mile among other else that aired this year. What’s funny though is that I find it above-average, so that says a lot on what I thought about the harem shows this year.
Runner-up: Nyan Koi
Favorite Drama Series
TOKYO MAGNITUDE 8.0
Already said on the 200 Year-end AniStats and I’ll basically say it again. This anime just touched my heartstrings and sparked an emotional connection. I never shed a tear coming from an anime in a long while.
Runner-up: White Album (2) (Soooo much drama. Too bad the ending was a bit underwhelming and it didn’t paid off with how intense the second season was)
Favorite Slice-of-Life Series
I loved the slice-of-life elements to be honest. Nothing to be really taken seriously of. I love it’s light and super adorable moments. Not to mention the music inserts are definitely the cream of the crop in this show.
Runner-up: Kimi ni Todoke (I love the slice-of-life parts, specially when the friends all hang out I find it totally reminiscent. Also, Yano is the character in this show I just definitely see myself in ^^)
Favorite Psychological/Horror Series
This was just awesome gem. It’s just something beyond words to describe. This also wins favorite story-telling of the year.
Runner-up: Shugo Chara! Party!! (it’s just… OH NOES THE HORRORS!!) Show ▼
Favorite Action/Suspense Series
Well-animated actions scenes in this show definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. PA Works is the animation studio to watch out for. I’m really wishing them the best of luck to their upcoming projects and I hope they’ll be more recognized by everyone who only knows the likes of KyoAni.
Runner-up: Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
Best anime series almost no one watched
Oh yes, this show wins again. Well, that’s only if you’re looking for a show that has substance and had gotten tired from all the generic mainstream fanservice anime out there. If those kind fits your taste, then do not <3
GA ART DESIGN CLASS
Really enjoyable and fun. It was totally underrated at the same time. I was raging because definitely no one’s been subbing it that time it was airing. Tons more better than any other shows airing that season and it sucks how it’s not getting much recognition.
Runner-up: Cross Game??? (I didn’t watched it yet but I heard it’s good)
NOGIZAKA HARUKA NO HIMITSU 2
What I want
What I get =__=
First season wasn’t really that awful, but it was still enjoyable because it provided enjoyable light otaku romance fluff. Then here comes season two and for I thought we’ll be getting more into Yuuto and Haruka’s relationship, we had more stupidity, more whores, more cockblockings, more shit I couldn’t even take. It was definitely disappointing because you’re hoping it’ll be good again, but no.
Biggest Surprise – Most Successful Series
I never expected it to outsell K-ON! to be really honest. I never expected it to become one of the most successful shows of the year by the time I first saw the PV for this show. This was definitely a huge surprise and I guess it’s kudos to SHAFT making one heck of an awesome show balancing “moe” with something extra special~.
Picasso Award for Seiyuu Drawings of the Year
She drew a fanart of Beatrice (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
She also drew how her house looks like O.o;
Seiyuu That Needs a Grammy Award
Photoshopping of the Year
AYA HIRANO’s bikini revenge
but hey, even though it’s photoshopped, at least the bikini was worn properly… unlike this one: Show ▼
Male Seiyuu I LOVELOVELOVED this Year
YUUICHI NAKAMURA – Stunning performance on CLANNAD ~After Story~. I guess that made him officially relevant more than as Alto imo. Now he’s voicing every single awesome character/bishies in anime lately. From Iceman, to Ryuu, Gray, and now we’ll be seeing him as Akira on Vampire Bund this January ^^.
Runner-up: Hiroshi Kamiya (he’s just amazing); Daisuke Namikawa (very distinguished moe voice ftw~)
Female Seiyuu I LOVELOVELOVED this Year
HARUKA TOMATSU – LEGS Very fresh yet versatile and just entertaining to hear. She tries variety on different roles she had this year and proves that she isn’t just a one-hit wonder from Kanangi.
Runner-ups: Ayahi Takagaki (excellent performance on Phantom); Chiwa Saito (excellent performance on Bakemonogatari)
Seiyuu OTP Award
JUN FUKUYAMA x AMI KOSHIMIZU – Shipped them on Code Geass as Lulu x Kallen, then on Spice and Wolf as Lawrence x Horo because of their unbelievable chemistry. I really wished for both of them to star on the Kaichou wa Maid-sama anime but that dream was crushed >_<
Seiyuus I love but didn’t shine much this year
I think he’s on his way for a comeback since he already started doing so on Aoi Bungaku, then catch him on Durarara!! this January.
She was one of my favorite seiyuu like, ever, for voicing such fierce characters like Ami (ToraDora!) and Rima (Vampire Knight)… It’s kinda sad that she’s sticking with very forgettable characters lately, I hope she gets some lead roles too. Looking forward for her role on Sora no Woto ^.^
I loved him on Kannagi and Special A. Too bad he didn’t get much relevance this year. I’m looking forward to listen to the Karneval Drama CD though… and oh, Ookiku Furikabutte 2 too~
Fight of the Year
BAKEMONOGATARI – Koyomi vs Kanbaru – and it hurts a lot more on DVD version…
Trap of the Year
MARIYA (MARIA+HOLIC) – Yepyepyepyep… And I swore that this award is reserved to her since January, so all hail this sadistic trap queen king!
Thing I Didn’t Knew Existed Until Hetalia Award
PRUSSIA (Hetalia Axis Powers)
I only know Russia. Heck. BUT GAWD NOW I FCUKING LOVE ORE-SAMA.
“What is this I don’t even” ED of the Year Award
FLYING PANTSU ED2:
WTF Smexual Scene Award
CANAAN – Hakko fucking one dead Santana.
Oi Canaan, you’re disturbing them!
Much much more WTF Smexual Scene Award
EDEN OF THE EAST – Shiratori cuts off “Johnnies”
Most IQ Reducing Shota Anime of the Year
AKI-SORA – Also wins “Shota raping of the year” award and “Shota who got owned in bed the most” award, beating out Hope x Lightning from FFXIII.
Most Annoying Fan-service Style
JUUDEN-CHAN’s urine content
EWWWWW. WEAR SOME DIAPERS BITCH.
Best DVD Promotion
SORA NO OTOSHIMONO
Flying pantsu in real life.
Most WTF Anime-NTM Photo
ORIHIME – Race Car Photo Shoot
Seriously, I don’t even know why the hell I made her do that pose. I don’t think anyone could even tell what she’s doing…
Best QUALITY Anime of the Year
Favorite Villain of the Year
MOAR BEATRICE-related awards…
Dining Menu of the Year
Fiercest Laugh of the Year
Engrish Line of the Year
“ARE YOU READY GUIZE??” – Put ya gunz onnn!!! (Sengoku Basara)
Most Unforgettable Character Names of the Year
OYAKATA-SAMA AND YUKIMURA – Who wouldn’t after watching this?
“Word I Don’t Wanna Hear Again” Award
“Phrase I Don’t Wanna Hear Again” Award
So that wraps up this special ^^. Happy New Year everyone!!! Wish you all the best in this new year. Let’s also wish 2010 to be full of memorable anime as well.