NeoGAF Votes! Anime of the year 2010 - Voting ends 15th August

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Sep 16, 2009
My votes:

1. Time of Eve (movie)
2. Colorful (movie)
3. The Tatami Galaxy
4. House of Five Leaves
5. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
6. The Borrower Arrietty
7. The Legend of Koizumi
8. Arakawa Under the Bridge
9. Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

I'm still in the process of getting through Katanagatari, King of Thorn, Omae Umasou da na, Rainbow, Shiki and Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge so I'll probably make some changes later.


Dec 27, 2007
InfiniteNine said:

Kanna Aoyagi, a 16 year-old girl who was asked to become an voice actress on her 16th birthday by her 28 year-old sister. She disagreed at first, but after she thought about all of the things her sister did for her when she was growing up, she finally agreed. But being a high school student and knowing nothing about voicing games, can she do the job properly?

This will take you through Kanna's adapting to doing voice work, being walked into it she will learn from her seniors and see the fruits of their work in their final product. Kanna looks up to Fumika Warasono as a voice acting role model, and she seems to be the only one who sympathizes with Kanna's embarrassment as a voice actress. Although she is a professional as a voice actress, Fumika has no experience expressing herself to such lengths in real life.

Very interesting look into video game voice acting and the trials one must go through to get that perfect take. It can be funny with Kanna's fumbling and poking fun from her fellow staff members and is overall enjoyable. High marks all around!
I want to believe.
Jul 12, 2008
1. Shiki: Probably the only legitimately good anime I saw last year.
2. Seikirei Pure Engagement
3. Queen's Blade
4. Omamori Hiwari
5. High School of the Dead
6. Duradura (sp)
7. Occult Academy
8. Asobi ni Iku Yo
9. Okami
10. Zakuro
Sep 20, 2006
Excellent Eriador
1. Time of Eve movie

2. The Tatami Galaxy

3. Colorful

4. The Borrower Arrietty

5. Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

6. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

7. Welcome to the Space Show

8. Durarara!!

9. You Are Umasou

10. Otome Youkai Zakuro

Nov 16, 2007
1. Big Windup Season 2
2. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
3. Bakuman
4. Digimon Xros Wars
5. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

Last year didn't really have a lot of great shows, so I don't really have enough shows I feel like giving points to. Voting for 2011 will be more interesting.


Sep 16, 2009
1. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

"There lies a city on the fault line between Heaven and Hell, Daten City, where humans live under the constant threat of attack from evil spirits. Darkness invades

peoples' hearts, and not one person realises that it is consuming the city... There are those who seek to obliterate these manifestations of human desire with transcendent

light. Has the duty of repelling the darkness fallen to the messengers of God or the servants of Satan?" — from the anime's intro

The story centres on a teen-celebrity-like sex-crazed blonde-haired girl named Panty and a her sugar-addicted black-haired Goth Loli sister Stocking. Kicked out of heaven for

their misdeeds there, these two angels now have to battle Ghosts on Earth for Heaven Coin, to pay for tickets back to Heaven.

"Do the angels bring tidings of hope and light? Or do they bring despair and darkness?" Better bet on the latter!
TV Series: 13 episodes
Resources: ANN / AniDB / Official 1 / Official 2 / NeoGAF Thread
Director: Imaishi Hiroyuki
Studio: Gainax
Promo Video: NSFW YouTube NSFW

2. Durarara!!

Ryūgamine Mikado is a boy who longs for the exciting life of the big city. At the invitation of his childhood friend Masaomi, he transfers to a school in Ikebukuro.

Masaomi has warned him about people he doesn't want to cross in the city: a champion fighter, an informant, and a mysterious gang called "Dollars." Nervous from Masaomi's

stories, Mikado witnesses an urban legend on his first day in the city, the Headless Rider astride a black motorcycle. From then on, the existence of supernatural cases and a

gang called the Yellow Scarves will rise to the surface, and Ikebukuro will pushed to the breaking point.
TV Series: 24 episodes
Resources: ANN / AniDB / Official
Director: Oomori Takahiro
Studio: Brains Base
Promo Video: YouTube

3. Yojō-Han Shinwa Taikei
The Tatami Galaxy

A second year student from the Kyoto University finds himself entrapped amid a plethora of unsatisfying possibilities to change his life. Accompanied by Ozu, his mischievous

best friend, and Akashi, a stern engineering student, the nameless protagonist trudges through each path as he tries to grab the opportunity that seems to dangle right in front

of his eyes.
When a college dropout stops for a late night bite at a mysterious ramen stand, he crosses paths with a self-proclaimed deity of matrimony. This bizarre meeting sends the young

man hurtling through a horrifying flashback to his not-so-glorious college days when the influence of a cruel new friend turned him from a hopeless romantic into a mischievous

“black cupid.”
TV Series: 11 episodes
Resources: ANN / AniDB /Official
Director: Yuasa Masaaki
Studio: Madhouse
Promo Video: YouTube

4. Suzumiya Haruhi no Shōshitsu
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
It is mid-december, and SOS Brigade chief Haruhi Suzumiya announces that the Brigade is going to hold a Christmas party in their clubroom, with Japanese hotpot for dinner. The brigade members Kyon, Yuki Nagato, Mikuru Asahina and Itsuki Koizumi start preparing everything for the party, such as costumes and decorations. But a couple of days later, Kyon arrives at school only to find that Haruhi is missing. Not only that, but Mikuru claims she has never known Kyon before, Koizumi is also missing, and Yuki has become the sole member of the literature club. The SOS Brigade seems to have never existed, nor has Haruhi Suzumiya. No one in the school has ever heard about her… except for Kyon.
Resources: ANN / AniDB /Official
Director: Ishihara Tatsuya
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Trailer: YouTube

5. K-On!!
It's the final year of high school for Yui Hirasawa (guitar), Ritsu Tainaka (drums), Mio Akiyama (bass), and Tsumugi Kotobuki (keyboard); the founding members of the Light Music Club. Together with their junior member Azusa Nakano (guitar), they spend their days after school in the music room enjoying tea and sweets, and practicing music. Amidst band practice, preparations for the new student orientation performance, scouting for new members, and student responsibilities they still have time for "After School Tea Time".
TV Series: 24 episodes
Resources: ANN / AniDB /Official
Director: Yamada Naoko
Studio: Kyoto Animation

6. Kuragehime
Princess Jellyfish
Amamizukan is an apartment complex where no boys are allowed. Kurashita Tsukimi, a girl who adores jellyfish, lives there happily with her friends who all have nerdy obsessions of their own. Their peaceful lives gradually start to change when a beautiful woman helps Tsukimi out of a pinch. She stays overnight at the apartments -- but it turns out "she" is really a "he."
TV Series: 11 episodes
Resources: ANN / AniDB /Official
Director: Oomori Takahiro
Studio: Brains Base

7. Angel Beats
In a world after death, angels fight for their fate and their future. Yuri, the leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen, rebels against the god who destined her to have an unreasonable life. On the otherhand, Tenshi, the chairperson of the student council for the world after death, battles against the SSS members. SSS members utilize armed weaponry to battle it out against the angels harnessing supernatural powers.
TV Series: 13 episodes
Resources: ANN / AniDB /Official
Director: Kishi Seiji
Studio: P.A. Works

8. Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute
Living on the shadow of his prodigious younger sister, Kyousuke Kosaka conducts a normal lifestyle until he accidentally finds out that she hides a secret. In addition to being smart, pretty, and popular, Kirino Kosaka is also an obsessive consumer of anime and eroge (adult computer games). After being assured that Kyousuke is committed to not mock her and keep this concealed from their parents, she starts to share a bit of her world with him. Kirino faces several problems as she tries to keep the appearances and balance her exemplar school life with her hobbies. Her brother then becomes a crucial ally while dealing with all the difficulties that lie ahead.
TV Series: 12 episodes
Resources: ANN / AniDB /Official
Director: Kanbe Hiroyuki
Studio: Aniplex, AIC Build

9. Shiki
Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 residents; so small the village isn't even connected to a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practiced. One day, the bodies of three people are found dead. Although Ozaki Toshio, the village's lone doctor, feels uncertain, he treats the deaths as a normal occurrence. However, in the days following, the villagers start to die one after the other.
TV Series: 22 episodes
Resources: ANN / AniDB /Official
Director: Amino Tetsurou
Studio: Aniplex, Daume

10. Katanagatari
This story teakes place in the Edo era where Yasuri Shichika is the seventh head of the Kyotou school of Japanese sword martial arts living in Fushou Island with his sister Nanami. With the order from a female samurai general Togame, he sets out for a trip to collect the twelve treasured swords created by a legendary swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki.
TV Series: 12 episodes
Resources: ANN / AniDB /Official
Director: Motonaga Keitarou
Studio: White Fox

1	Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt	199
2	Durarara!!	156
3	The Tatami Galaxy	147
4	The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya	139
5	K-On!!	138
6	Princess Jellyfish	131
7	Angel Beats!	99
8	Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai	79
9	Shiki (novel series)	78
10	Katanagatari	73
11	Gundam Unicorn	70
12	House of Five Leaves	64
13	Shinryaku! Ika Musume	56
14	Colorful (film)	53
14	Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru	53
15	The Borrower Arrietty	45
16	The World God Only Knows	42
17	Working!!	41
18	You are Umasou	37
19	Toaru Majutsu no Index II	35
20	Giant Killing	31
21	Highschool of the Dead	30
22	Bakuman	29
23	Sound of the Sky	28
24	Toaru Kagaku no Railgun	23
24	Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku	23
25	Tamayura	22
26	Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto	21
26	Black Roack Shooter	21
27	Eve no Jikan (Movie)	20
27	Heroman	20
27	Occult Academy	20
28	Arakawa Under the Bridge	19
28	B Gata H Kei	19
28	Baka and Test	19
28	Nodame Cantabile: Finale	19
28	Eden of the East the Movie II: Paradise Lost	19
28	Big Windup! Season 2	19
29	Sengoku Basara II	18
80	Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin	17
31	Seitokai Yakuindomo	16
31	Kissxsis	16
32	HeartCatch PreCure!	15
32	Maid Sama!	15
33	Yumeiro Patissiere SP Professional	14
33	Iron Man	14
34	.hack//Quantum	13
35	Book Girl (film)	11
35	Otome Yōkai Zakuro	11
36	Hidamari Sketch×Hoshimittsu	10
36	Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Inspector	10
36	Trigun: Badlands Rumble	10
36	Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan	10
37	Koe de Oshigoto!	9
37	Digimon Xros Wars	9
38	Amagami SS	8
38	MM!	8
38	The Qwaser of Stigmata	8
38	Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha	8
39	Mitsudomoe (manga)	7
39	Ōkami-san (novel series)	7
40	Omamori Himari	6
40	Togainu no Chi	6
41	Tantei Opera Milky Holmes	5
42	Cat Shit One	4
42	The Legend of the Legendary Heroes	4
42	Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Tairan	4
42	Welcome to the Space Show	4
43	Mayoi Neko Overrun!	3
43	Sekirei: Pure Engagement	3
44	Asobi ni iku yo!	1
44	Demon King Daimao	1
Jan 14, 2009
Haha what a mess. Should have separate voting for movies and regular shows or something, because clearly a lot of people haven't seen some of the 2010 movies for them to be ranked so low.
Feb 28, 2009
Instro said:
Haha what a mess. Should have separate voting for movies and regular shows or something, because clearly a lot of people haven't seen some of the 2010 movies for them to be ranked so low.
The problem is that we get anime movies like months or years after they actually come out - I didn't think of Colorful or Umasou as 2010 films, tbh.
Dec 14, 2008
Instro said:
Haha what a mess. Should have separate voting for movies and regular shows or something, because clearly a lot of people haven't seen some of the 2010 movies for them to be ranked so low.
Any kind of forum vote always ends up being a huge mess. That's why I'm not bothering with voting!
Jun 7, 2004
Angel Beats is the only complete trash in the top 10, so I guess it could have been worse. I found P&S to be terrible, but that's because it just wasn't my type of show. I'm actually a big fan of some of the other KEY series, can't imagine how Angel Beats has any support.


Feb 20, 2009
The Top 10 is pretty accurate as the popularity list of 2010 for Anime, and it's got a number of quality shows with the exception of oreimo and angel beats.

I'm pleased tatami galaxy made the top 3 at least!
although it should have been #1
Aug 6, 2006
survivor said:
I can understand most of the anime in the top 10 being there but Angel Beats? I thought that was just some garbage with nonsensical plot. Why is it so high?
Because if you thought that that's what it was, then you weren't paying much attention at all... either that or you just hate Key drama. A lot of people here do, for whatever reason. (You're all wrong!)
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