“What’s Hot”: 2008

~ANIME part 1~

Hottest Romance/Drama
True Tears Pictures, Images and PhotosTrue Tears

Something really hooked me up on True Tears until its end. From the outpouring emotions and deep characters to the excellent soundtrack and seiyuu-work. It had became one of my favorite romance anime ever. It shows on how the generic love triangle plot can be done differently.

Runner-up: KimiKiss ~Pure Rouge~
Last year’s choice: Kanon


Hottest Comedy (no, not action XD)
Kannagi Pictures, Images and PhotosKannagi

The series in its latter parts had became more emo but it still left us in memorable comedic moments. It’s really witty and golden.

Runner-up: SA ~Special A~
Last year’s choice: Lucky*Star


Hottest Slice-of-Life
PhotobucketMahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto ~Natsu no Sora~

When slice-of-life is added with mage magic, would it still be called as slice of life anymore? Someday’s Dreamer ~Summer Sky~ still managed to have connections with that. From the breathtaking backdrops to the soundtrack, not to mention it’s story and characters, this series is really how I wanted a slice-of-life genre would be.

Runner-up: Hidamari Sketch x365
Last year’s choice: Lucky*Star


Hottest Action
PhotobucketSOUL EATER

I have nothing much to say. Action in awesome animation and execution. Besides that, I also would like to name SOUL EATER as my favorite shounen series of the year.

Runner-up: D. Gray Man
Last year’s choice: Gurren Lagann


Hottest Yaoi
Junjou Romantica Pictures, Images and PhotosJunjou Romantica

I name Junjou Romantica my most favorite yaoi this series because it’s 24 episodes of hot bishies %$@##%XXing the hell out of each other!!! no, it’s not the guys only, but it’s because it explores more about relationships and it never failed to make me giggle with it’s cute and funny moments.

Runner-up: Kirepapa


Hottest Yuri
Candy Boy Pictures, Images and PhotosCandy*Boy

This ONA is sweet, cute, and hilarious. There’s nothing much I could say about it (and there’s nothing much series to award this award to…) So I just give this award to Candy*Boy ^_^


Hottest Sequel


Runner-up: ef ~a tale of melodies~


Hottest ONA/OVA/Movie
Eve no Jikan Pictures, Images and PhotosEVE no Jikan

Runner-up: Kara no Kyoukai
Last year’s choice: 5 cm per Second


Hottest Anime that (almost) nobody’s watching…
Kaiba Pictures, Images and PhotosKaiba

Kaiba had a really interesting premise, in a world where life and death can be altered, and memories of peopple can be transferred to a new body when they die. Plus, this is not a kid’s show, despite it’s “one-of-a-kind” animation style.

Runner-up: Natsume Yuujin-chou


Hottest Opening Sequences


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Hottest Ending Sequences


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11 Responses to ““What’s Hot”: 2008”

  1. Kitsune says:

    Oh wow, so many categories!

    Hmm… Let’s see… I agree with your macross songs, rabbit, and butler choices 🙂

    Most traumatizing scene is no longer avaialble! :freeze2: I want to see it!

    Kitsune’s last blog post..How to Improve Your Life: Productivity Sources

  2. revolemina says:

    I am flabbergasted to discover that Vampire Knight and not GaReiZero has bagged Best Pocky Endorsement award. That’s like giving Best Pizza Endorsement to anyone except Code Geass!

    revolemina’s last blog post..Genji Monogatari: updates

  3. 53RG10 says:

    I kissed a girl and I liked it

    ”’orz Those lyrics are once again shoved into my head and won’t leave…AND I DIDN’T EVEN WATCH THE VIDEO!!! >_<

    53RG10’s last blog post..53RG10’s Top Ten Komaki Manaka Images

  4. warriorhope says:

    I think everyone who watches/reads/ has even heard of SC wants Amu clothes.

    Kannagi is definitely my favorite comedy of the year. Episodes 4-10 were win.

    And Mika-chan owns of the best little sister category. (too bad for Mei-chan).

  5. I really should watch Kaiba. Not a kid show eh?

    Kairu Ishimaru’s last blog post..The New Yoroshiku

  6. FuyuMaiden says:

    Ah. I had to change the website for the first time ever while commenting (yay? But I screwed up on the last one, heh).

    *gasp* The incest kiss made it up there? The most *GASP*-inducing moment in Shugo Chara ever? Damn straight then.

    I love how you managed to get all three ToraDora girls in there (they deserve it). And hell yes favorite trap is reserved for Mariya.

    And I second the, “OMG I WANT THOSE CLOTHES!!!” Award (I’m still trying to find her kitty hat. I’ll have suck it up and just make one.)

    Seeing “SINGLE LADIES [Put a Ring on it]” made me laugh. First time I ever really heard that video was on a skit on SNL that was…um yeah. But my goodness, you certainly did get all of the best songs from 2008 (lol, plus some ones I never listened to, but they certainly are good).

    These favorites are so awesome, that they have to be excused for being late.

  7. kanzeon says:

    @Kitsune: Sadly, the video was no longer available 🙁 But I replaced it with the whole episode 3 of Antique Bakery. You can found the rain scene at the later part of the episode almost near the end. Sorry for the inconvenience T_T

    @revelomina: Well, biased is biased XDD

    @53RG10: I love that song while back because I remember the time when I first got drunk.. Umm I guess it’s safe not to share it with anyone lol.

    @warriorhope: Mika is awesome, and of course Mei-chan is a runner-up 🙂

    @FuyuMaiden: You’ll laugh harder (or get shocked, depends on you) when you see this video of a guy dancing the exact routine from Beyonce! XD LOL.

  8. Xiao says:

    XD Why am I surprised and not so surprised at what I see in this post? Awesome. ;D

    I wish I had a wide range of interests like you do. I miss out on so much good stuff because I’m so selective. ^^; *sigh* Ah, well. Maybe later this year. *procrastinator* xD;

    Again, awesome. x3 Lookin’ forward to another great year of your blogging, too. ^^

    Xiao Jie’s last blog post..Shugo Chara!! Doki ~ Ep. 65

  9. Maura says:

    I enjoyed that, I’m glad Katy Perry and Vampire Knights made it in.

  10. kanzeon says:

    @Kairu Ishimaru: (lol sorry for the late reply. I didn’t noticed your comment XD)Anyway, Kaiba is really good.

    @Xiao Jie: Thanks ^^. I’m also looking forward for a great year of blogging to you too 😉

    @Maura: Yay for Katy Perry and Vampire Knight!!! :spark:

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