Best of 2012: Special Specifics Nominations


Readers’ Nominations for Special Categories have been compiled.  Vote up!

I might get carpal tunnel soon people… Kidding! Well, we are almost winding down with the polls and would soon be up for final award ceremony (one week to 10 days after the final polls post). However, now is the time for some special categories with seiyuu love and character enhancement.  Don’t forget to check out the previous ones (Music, Staff and Characters), before voting it up~

 We are getting closer to the end! Isn’t it exciting? Time to vote!



2012 Year-Ender: Best HanaKana Character (Select 5)

  • Kurihara Chiaki (Mouretsu Pirates) (8%, 38 Votes)
  • Ichiko Sakura (Binbougami ga!) (12%, 59 Votes)
  • Kuroi Mato/BRS (Black Rock Shooter) (8%, 39 Votes)
  • Mikan Yūki (To Love-Ru Darkness) (5%, 23 Votes)
  • Nadeko Sengoku (Nisemonogatari) (13%, 64 Votes)
  • Oshima Chizuru (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) (10%, 47 Votes)
  • Karuta Roromiya (Inu x Boku SS) (13%, 63 Votes)
  • Zessica Wong (Aquarion Evol) (7%, 32 Votes)
  • Ayase Shinomiya (Guilty Crown) (12%, 57 Votes)
  • Kuzuha Doumoto (Hagure Yuusha no Estetica) (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Ieyasu Tokugawa (Sengoku Collection) (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Yuri "Princess" Mariya (Campione!) (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Vinocacao Noir (Dog Days’) (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Sajyou Ayaka (Fate/Prototype) (5%, 26 Votes)
  • Matsumi Kuroh (Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A Specials) (2%, 9 Votes)

Total Votes: 492

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Nomination Quotes:

lvlln – Psycho-Pass‘s Akane is my favorite, but alas, that show doesn’t qualify. So by default I’d have to go with Nadeko Sengoku from Nisemonogatari. I want to play Life with her.
Foshizzel – Hanazawa Kana as Mikan from ToLoveRu Darkness! Personally I would pick the OVA version cause she gets hot and heavy with her brother Rito in the bathroom! I can’t imagine how the recording for that scene went down, but how can I forget her role as the fanservice character Zessica from Aquarion EVOL? Also Ayase from Guilty Crown! She was technically my first waifu…
Jrow Loved Sakura Ichiko from Binbougami, especially in the very early episodes when she was incredibly full of herself.
Skylion – Karuta Roromiya from Inu X Boku SS. She made me really hungry.



2012 Year-Ender: Best FukuJun Character (Select 5)

  • Yuuta Togashi (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) (22%, 78 Votes)
  • Shimao Atsushi (Natsuyuki Rendezvous) (12%, 44 Votes)
  • Gammon Sakanoue (Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle) (10%, 36 Votes)
  • Misaki Yata (K) (22%, 79 Votes)
  • Assistant (Humanity has Declined) (12%, 43 Votes)
  • Liberta (Arcane Famiglia) (12%, 44 Votes)
  • Tori Aoi (Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II) (10%, 38 Votes)

Total Votes: 362

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Nomination Quotes:

lvlln – Misaki Yata uses magic fire powers to make a skateboard stick to his feet in K.
Kyokai – Fukuyama Jun has an amazing range skill. Just look at the above roles! From the scheming Shimao to over-excited Gammon and almost volatile Yata. This dude here, is pretty awesome.



2012 Year-Ender: Moe Loli Princess (Select 7)

  • Karuta Roromiya (Inu x Boku SS) (8%, 60 Votes)
  • Yui (Sword Art Online) (10%, 72 Votes)
  • Asteria Lizamarie De Roschefall (Rinne no Lagrange) (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Arisa (OniiAi) (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Princess Himiko (Oda Nobuna no Yabou) (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Takanaka Hanbei (Oda Nobuna no Yabou) (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Maeda Toshiie “Inuchiyo” (Oda Nobuna no Yabou) (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Hachisuka Goemon (Oda Nobuna no Yabou) (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Shinobu Oshino (Nisemonogatari) (11%, 75 Votes)
  • Hachikuji Mayoi (Nisemonogatari) (6%, 43 Votes)
  • Mikan (To Love Ru Darkness) (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Yami (To Love Ru Darkness) (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Gruier and Grunhilde (Mouretsu Pirates) (4%, 25 Votes)
  • Kushina Anna (K) (8%, 54 Votes)
  • Louise (The Familiar of Zero) (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Tohsaka Rin (Fate/Zero) (8%, 59 Votes)
  • Haruna (Kore wa Zombie desu ka?! of the Dead) (4%, 26 Votes)
  • Hellscythe, Eucliwood (Kore wa Zombie desu ka?! of the Dead) (7%, 52 Votes)
  • Yamano Remon (Anu Natsu de Matteru) (4%, 28 Votes)
  • Takanashi Rikka (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) (9%, 64 Votes)
  • Shinonome Sonata (AKB0048) (3%, 20 Votes)

Total Votes: 711

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Nomination Quotes:

lvlln – Shinobu Oshino from Nisemonogatari was my favorite. Maaya Sakamoto’s voice never gets tiring, and she really brought a lot of life into this fun character. Louise from the worthy final season of the original Shana clone, The Familiar of Zero, gets a spot by default.
Skylion – The Year 2012, The Ancient Mayan Propehcy was weakened by the Year of the Loli. I would place Shinobu Oshino as the Queen, with the Serenity Princesses, Gruier and Grunhilde as shared title holders. But man, if this year don’t half make you go Hnnnnnng. Sonata from AKB0048 deserves an honorable mention.
Foshizzel – 2012 was the year of the blonde loli characters! We had Gruier, Grunhilde, Asteria Lizamarie De Roschefall, Shinobu Oshino and yes! Sonata from AKB0048! Damn this was a good year…I will miss Asteria! At least I can cheer on Cure Peace from Smile Precure~



2012 Year-Ender: The Hawt Bishie (Select 7)

  • Yamada Akira Agarkar (Tsuritama) (5%, 35 Votes)
  • Io Otonash (Acchi Kocchi) (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Koyomi Araragi (Nisemonogatari) (8%, 63 Votes)
  • Saruhiko Fushimi (K) (5%, 41 Votes)
  • Mikoto Suoh (K) (7%, 53 Votes)
  • Reishi Munakata (K) (5%, 39 Votes)
  • Shrade Elan (Aquarion EVOL) (2%, 18 Votes)
  • Demuri Kagura (Aquarion EVOL) (2%, 15 Votes)
  • MacDougall Kane (Mouretsu Pirates) (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Soushi "Sou, Inu" Miketsukami (Inu x Boku SS) (7%, 53 Votes)
  • Yamato Kurosawa (Suki-tte li na yo) (4%, 33 Votes)
  • Kai Takemura (Suki-tte li na yo) (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Lancer (Fate/Zero) (7%, 51 Votes)
  • Gilgamesh (Fate/Zero) (9%, 68 Votes)
  • Hazuki Ryousuke (Natsuyuki Rendezvous) (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Mashima Taichi (Chihayafuru) (7%, 51 Votes)
  • Wataya Arata (Chihayafuru) (5%, 36 Votes)
  • Kawabuchi Sentarou (Sakamichi no Apollon) (4%, 30 Votes)
  • All Hawties (Kuroko no Basket) (8%, 58 Votes)
  • Tsutsugami Gai (Guilty Crown) (6%, 43 Votes)

Total Votes: 755

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Nomination Quotes:

lvlln – Tomokazu Sugita’s Yamada from Tsuritama must surely count as one? What a great character. I guess Nisemonogatari‘s Koyomi Araragi deserves a nod. Acchi Kocchi‘s Io Otonashi is kind of an idealized bishie.
Skylion – Arata Wataya. Shy, skilled, focused. Looks good in glasses, and was a cute shota to boot.
Foshizzel Shrade and Kagura from Aquarion EVOL get my vote because of what he does in the series! That dude also plays a mean piano, but Kagura on the other hand was full of anger and rage towards Amata and he wanted to “Kill” Mikono every time he saw her…course only fans of EVOL will understand that.



2012 Year-Ender: That Smexy Bishoujo (Select 7)

  • Nibutani Shinka (Chuunibyou demo koi ga Shitai!) (7%, 53 Votes)
  • Yuuko Kanoe (Tasogare Otome x Amnesia) (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Rias Gremory (High School DxD) (3%, 26 Votes)
  • Koko Hekmatyar (Jormungand) (6%, 46 Votes)
  • Hitagi Senjougahara (Nisemonogatari) (9%, 66 Votes)
  • Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade (Nisemonogatari) (7%, 49 Votes)
  • Yui Takamura (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse) (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Cryska Barchenowa (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse) (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Saber/Arturia Pendragon (Fate/Zero) (7%, 50 Votes)
  • Seraphim (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Of the Dead) (4%, 29 Votes)
  • Takanashi Touka (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) (6%, 42 Votes)
  • Erica Blandelli (Campione!) (2%, 18 Votes)
  • Kuroyukihime (Accel World) (6%, 46 Votes)
  • Lisara Restall (Dakara boku ha, H ga Dekinai) (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Himejima Akeno (Highschool DxD) (2%, 18 Votes)
  • Shinobu Wakamiya (Chihayafuru) (4%, 29 Votes)
  • Eru Chitanda (Hyouka) (8%, 61 Votes)
  • Miu Ousawa (Hagure Yuusha no Estetica) (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Shinomiya Ayase (Guilty Crown) (5%, 39 Votes)
  • Asuna (Sword Art Online) (6%, 41 Votes)
  • Leafa (Sword Art Online) (4%, 28 Votes)
  • Yui Kotegawa (To Love Ru Darkness) (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Momo (To Love Ru Darkness) (2%, 14 Votes)

Total Votes: 743

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Nomination Quotes:

Lvlln – This is a heavyweight category, but my perhaps unconventional pick would be Shinobu Wakamiya from Chihayafuru. She was hot kicking people’s asses in Karuta, even if she did let herself go a bit toward the end there. I’m very much looking forward to seeing her return next season. Other picks would be Koko Hekmatyar from Jormungand, Eru Chitanda from Hyouka, and Shinka Nibutani from Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai. Also, the teenaged Shinobu Oshino from Nisemonogatari was quite the beauty.
Skylion – Nibutani Shinka. She could chuuni my byou any time she pleases…..
Jrow Senjougahara fascination may be wonderful, I still would want to be Rias Gremory-sempai’s slave. I’ve hurt myself right here, please heal me Rias-sempai.
Foshizzel – So many girls to choose from! This was a great year for my favorites Ayase, Lisara, Momo, Yui Kotegawa,Koko Hekmatyar and Yuuko Kanoe~



2012 Year-Ender: Badass Weapon (Select 7)

  • Saber's Excalibur (Fate/Zero) (12%, 84 Votes)
  • Gilgamesh's Ea (Fate/Zero) (11%, 79 Votes)
  • Kiritsugu's Contender with Origin Bullets (Fate/Zero) (9%, 61 Votes)
  • Rider's Reality Marble (Fate/Zero) (9%, 64 Votes)
  • Durandal (Senki Zesshou Symphogear) (3%, 20 Votes)
  • Swansong (Senki Zesshou Symphogear) (3%, 20 Votes)
  • Quartz Gun (Eureaka Seven AO) (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Highway Turnpike (Nisemonogatari) (5%, 35 Votes)
  • Unlimited Rulebook (Nisemonogatari) (5%, 32 Votes)
  • BRS’s badass Rock Cannon (Black Rock Shooter) (7%, 47 Votes)
  • Kuroh’s arm extension (K) (5%, 38 Votes)
  • Railgun that Bridges fired (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse) (3%, 20 Votes)
  • Schwarzsecz Prototype Mark II (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) (8%, 55 Votes)
  • Scissors (Mysterious Girlfriend X) (5%, 32 Votes)
  • Talking sword (Familiar of Zero) (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Dual Swords (Sword Art Online) (12%, 84 Votes)

Total Votes: 702

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Nomination Quotes:

Lvlln – Dual Swords from Sword Art Online because it allows you to defy the very game engine upon which the world lies. That’s sort of like defying god. Highway Turnpike from Nisemonogatari. Scissors in Mysterious Girlfriend X. Black Rock Shooter’s badass Rock Cannon from Black Rock Shooter. That talking sword from The Familiar of Zero F for basically willing himself back to life for the finale. Kuroh’s extending arm thing from K. How useful would that be for everyday life?
Skylion Unlimited Rulebook, I said with a posed look.
Foshizzel – Anime weapons are always things we want to have! I mean imagine having access to a tank from Girls und panzer? A super cool gun from Psycho-Pass? Time travel quartz cannon from Eureka Seven Ao and who could forget dual swords from Sword Art Online…



2012 Year-Ender: Awesome Mecha (Select 5)

  • Vox machines (Rinne no Lagrange) (12%, 36 Votes)
  • Symphogear (Senki Zesshou Symphogear) (10%, 30 Votes)
  • Nirvash (Eureaka Seven AO) (12%, 37 Votes)
  • Gundams (Gundam AGE) (8%, 24 Votes)
  • Mechs (Muv Love Alternative: Total Eclipse) (10%, 31 Votes)
  • Aquarion EVOL (Aquarion EVOL) (15%, 47 Votes)
  • Knightmare Units (Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito) (19%, 57 Votes)
  • Gundam-hijacked mechs (Gintama’) (14%, 44 Votes)

Total Votes: 306

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Nomination Quotes:

Foshizzel – I want to own every damn mecha on this list! Who wouldn’t want to fly to work in their very own Nirvosh from Eureka Seven Ao or combine with two others and form the powerful Aquarion EVOL, but of course my heart goes out to Aki and her dreams of building Gunvarrel….
KyokaiWell, Fosh, as we can’t add Gunvarrel, I added the Gintama’ hi-jinx for lulz in the Light saber arc.


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51 Responses to “Best of 2012: Special Specifics Nominations”

  1. Highway says:

    Unfortunately, Hawegawa Kobato isn’t a 2012 HanaKana role. Haganai S1 is Fall 2011, and S2 is Winter 2013. It’s one I would have picked, tho.

  2. Namika says:

    My hawt bishie vote goes to Kuroko no Basket booooys~ <3 <3 <3 they definitely deserve to win ^_^

  3. skylion says:

    Hana-sama: Since I nommed her (and you have to before she NOMS you first), I had to put Karuta from Inu Boku SS at the top of the list. It looks like everyone is in the same tree with Ichiko, however. Good taste, folks.

    I thought her Zessica (EVOL) and Ayase (GC) sounded way to similar in most respects, but top notch job nailing that particular “Hmmph” sound she does so well with each character.

    …and who could forget her Chiaki TIME FOR SOME PIRACY! Kurihara? I never will (even though I just had to look up the episode number….)

  4. skylion says:


    I had to limit this to shows I had seen (of course), which took me to three choices. But my highest makrs must go to his turn as Yuuta Togashi and espcially The Dark Flame Master. He really gave that guy some nuance.

  5. skylion says:

    The Only Category That Matters:

    Why you only give me 7 choices. Just what are you trying to do to me! So many broken hearts (all of them, admittedly, mine).

    Shinobu must remain at the top. This is not open to negotiation.

    Remon-sempai and her Dynamite Drink are a force to be reckoned with…

    The Princesses Serenity never failed.

    Hanbei was the head of a very large class of loli-mates. I don’t know how I survived Oda Nobuna…

    And at this point, my Sonata has but five votes. Your purpose is clear, friends.

    • Restia says:

      Indeed not enough votes for Strategist Hanbei~ <3
      SHINOBU CANNOT LOSE TO YUI (*I totally did not vote three times °3° what are you talking about? I just happened to be in a situation where I could access three different computers~)

  6. skylion says:

    Spammy! let go of my loli post. It’s not for you!

  7. AllenAndArth says:

    goooo knightmares o9

  8. BlackBriar says:

    Kana Hanazawa: She did great again this year though she wasn’t all over the place as much. Her most unprecidented role has to be Binbougami ga!’s Ichiko Sakura. It’s the first time seeing her a self absorbed character. I was thrilled to see how well she pulled it off.

  9. BlackBriar says:

    That Smexy Bishoujo: That was sheer overkill in this department. It was painful. So many hot candidates that my heart was breaking while I had to make the choices. I think I need to lie down so I can recover from this tragedy.

    • skylion says:

      Lie down?! Never! Not when I have a bottle of Scotch and an evil glare, laddie!

      • BlackBriar says:

        Then hit me a few rounds, bartender. It’ll get my mind off of this a little easier. LOL.

        • skylion says:

          ::evil glare:: ::evil glare:: ::evil glare::

          Ach, ya dinna say whych woon ta hit ya wit, diyya?!

          Clip me wings, will ya…..


          • skylion says:

            Woot. Skylion is in the House. Meta Rezzzzzz.

            • BlackBriar says:

              Because of my count, I’m an anomaly now but congratulations on becoming a Meta Resident. I imagine you’ll be residing in the loli section of Metanorn? Pfft hahaha!!

            • skylion says:

              What, you mean I haven’t been in that section all this time? Pfft.

          • BlackBriar says:

            About the shears clipping your wings? Uh, no hard feelings. It’s all water under the bridge. Heh Heh.

  10. BlackBriar says:

    Moe Loli Princess: My expectations on this are being met. No surprise would have a big number because of her massive fanbase but Yui is proving to be a serious threat. You’re a proud vampire, Shinobu!! Don’t let the fairy win no matter what!!!

    • skylion says:

      …and Sonata got three more votes!

      • BlackBriar says:

        An idol. I should have known. They’re practically designed for these contests but there’s no sign of her pulling a dark horse.

    • skylion says:

      Digi-fairy! I didn’t think she was that popular….kinda surprised.

      • BlackBriar says:

        Sword Art Online showed too much of her cuteness and everyone ate it up like candy. Her moeness is to be feared.

      • Gecko says:

        Oh, please! I think a lot of people really loved her because there was no other moe tiny creature who was quite Yui. Her entire role is just pure moe. Nothing more. She’s quite the contender for the moe title.

  11. KLACMAN says:

    hmm looking on it

    kana hana
    Ichiko Sakura (really this finally HAMMY kana hana all in)
    Kuzuha Doumoto
    Yuri Mariya
    Ieyasu Tokugawa

    jun fuku
    Yuuta Togashi (dark flame master has rise)
    Shimao Atsushi (ghost husband)
    Assistant (cameo of the year)

    loli princess
    4 loli of Oda Nobuna no Yabou

    Smexy Bishoujo
    Rias (yes buchou we are worthy)
    Koko (of course we like loco crazy chicks)
    Nibutani Mori Summer

  12. Restia says:

    Question (utterly useless rambling from restia)

    1. Why did you put Bishie, and then Bishoujo? °^° Wouldn’t the counterparts be Bishounen Bishoujo and Bishie Bijin? idk maybe

    2. How come sone names are last name, first name, and others are first name, last name? (eg. Karuta Roromiya @ Takanaka Hanbei @ Shinobu Oshino @ Hachikuji Mayoi @ Kushina Anna)

    • Gecko says:

      My guess is that practically everyone shortens Bishounen to Bishie just because, but Bishoujo never got a real popular shortening because everyone just went to waifu-land or something.

    • Kyokai says:

      @ Restia, as Gecko explained, it’s more about the everyday usage of slang/term.

      And about names, really, when you are slaving away for a hobby post, 5 hours after a full day of work, name order is not really on the priority list rather getting the post out is.

  13. belatkuro says:

    FukuJun’s Marian should be removed as Ixion Saga is still airing.
    And why are Asuna and Leafa grouped into one while the others from DxD, MuvLuv and TLRD have separate entries?
    Otherwise, voted.
    Will elaborate when I get home from work. That means I get to vote twice duhuhu.

  14. Gecko says:

    Goodness, why are the dual swords doing so well? Gosh, the Fate/Zero weapons are so much cooler. Anyone can have two swords (except if you are not Kirito in the world of Sword Art Online in which case forget the logic of trying two swords out, you just can’t). But Excalibur? Nooo. That’s just for King Arthur. That’s badass and unique.

    • Kyokai says:

      Exactly, my point. It’s just the fandom voting blindly rather than checking the actual usage. :<

  15. Yvoon says:

    Kuroko for sure guys. FOR SURE. (after Kougami I guess)

    It’s a shame that Akane’s HanaKana from psycho-pass didn’t qualify. I’m hooked on that show. I’m falling for Kougami. Seriously. Not too hot, seems like the loyal type, GREAT body. 😉

    Am I the only one shipping Akane and Kougami? Like, shipping HARD.

    I wonder how many shows Miyuki Sawashiro and HanaKana have done together.

  16. Restia says:

    everyone vote for Shinobu *^*

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