It's that time of year again to stand up taller, push your glasses back with two fingers and puff up your chest as we vote for our favorite anime of the year. We know everyone here loves to pound their chests and try to prove that their tastes are much better than everyone else's, but now is time to compare and see if your favorite trash matches up.
Vote for any of your favorite shows, with a short description why, so that the next other GAFfers will be able to find a good list of anime recommendations. Of course, you're also welcome to praise your favorite series or laugh at other people's inferior taste, but keep it civil!
There are two of them:
Series of the Year - Top Ten
Films and OVAs of the Year - Top Five
Not sure what your favorite anime is? Basically, if it follows an episodic format and you watched it weekly or monthy, on the web or the TV, it's probably a series. Otherwise, it's an OVA/film. If you're still not sure, you could always search or ask here.
! Important Notice: Eligible for this voting is anything that had even one episode broadcast in Japan during 2016. If it started in 2015 or if it will continue airing during 2017 doesn't make it ineligible, so keep this in mind when you make your lists. American animated series, like Steven Universe, are ineligible, sorry.
1. You can make two lists (must be numbered in order) and both of them will be in descending order based on how many points you assign to each show. For the series, you give 10 points to the first one, 9 to the second and so on, and for OVAs/films you start with 5 points.
1. Show A ; 10 points
2. Show B ; 9 points
3. Show C ; 8 points
4. Show D ; 7 points
5. Show E ; 6 points
6. Show F ; 5 points
7. Show G ; 4 points
8. Show H ; 3 points
9. Show I ; 2 points
10. Show J; 1 point
1. Your Mom Cries; 5 points
2. The Cat Did it; 4 points
3. Caughing hairballs; 3 points
4. Loving Yuri; 2 points
5. Imouto Crazy; 1 points
x. Cat Bullies ; 0 points
x. Puppy Love; 0 points
2. You don't have to vote on both of the categories.
3. You don't have to vote only ten and five series and OVAs/films respectively. You can actually vote less than that, even just one if you feel like it. Also, any honorable mentions will not get points, (but could be used as "tie-breakers" if it comes down to that, so make sure to mark them appropriately. Feel free to add as many shows as you want, but take notice when you make your list that anything after the ones that get points, will get nothing.
4. If you want to change your list, please edit your post before this thread is locked. (01/31/2017 23:59 PST)
5. Please try to add comments for as many shows as you can. It's not mandatory, but it will help in order to have some meaningful discussions here.
6. When you name a show, try to use the full English name of it and don't use abbreviations or nicknames.
! Please, try to follow this guideline !
1. Series A; Your thoughts on Series A.
2. Series B; Your thoughts on Series B.
3. Series C; Your thoughts on Series C.
4. Series D; Your thoughts on Series D.
5. Series E; Your thoughts on Series E.
6. Series F; Your thoughts on Series F.
7. Series G; Your thoughts on Series G.
8. Series H; Your thoughts on Series H.
9. Series I; Your thoughts on Series I.
10. Series J; Your thoughts on Series J.
1. Film/OVA A; Your thoughts on Film/OVA A.
2. Film/OVA B; Your thoughts on Film/OVA B.
3. Film/OVA C; Your thoughts on Film/OVA C.
4. Film/OVA D; Your thoughts on Film/OVA D.
5. Film/OVA E; Your thoughts on Film/OVA E.
For honorable mentions use this as many times as you want, UNDER each of your lists:
x. Honorable mention ; Your thoughts on it.
Here you can find most, if not all, of the eligible anime:
- Winter: Winter 2016 anime list
- Spring: Spring 2016 anime list
- Summer: Summer 2016 anime list
- Fall: Fall 2016 anime list
Anime OT's from this past year:
Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans S2OT
Izetta, The Last Witch OT
Magical Girl Raising Project OT
Tales of Zestiria the X OT
Berzerk 2016 OT
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4 OT
Sailor Moon Crystal OT
My Hero Academia Anime OT
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress OT
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto OT
Mayoiga The Lost Village OT
Streaming service used if you need to binge watch some of these series:
Do you want to see what NeoGAF was watching this year? Check out the community threads:
*A couple special Notes*
Thunderbolt Fantasy- Yes, the below is not traditional "anime," however, it will be a special entry into the AOTY voting this year and votes will be accepted/counted.
> this decision is not up for debate and do not $hit up the thread with complaints/justifications.
- If an anime has had several seasons aired in the same calendar year, they will be counted together as 1 vote (example: Haikyuu)
- Movies released at separated times and as separated films will be counted separately (example: Kizumonogatari I & II)
Previous AOTY Voting results:
2010 AOTY results
2011 AOTY results
2012 AOTY results
2013 AOTY results
2014 AOTY results
2015 AOTY results
Reminder for Deadline: 1/31/2017 23:59 PST
Here's a countdown too.
As was said last year, "May the $hitiest anime win; because your favorite anime is always $hit."
If you have any questions or suggestions, post them here, on the Community Thread or just send me a pm.