IT'S BACK! IT'S LATE! Since we're already done the two thousand and fifteenth year since, uh, something, I think it's time for us to give stupid awards to anime. (yes I'm just copy + pasting this from two years ago)
Best Original Series:
Most Pleasant Surprise:
Best Recent Show YOU Watched (post-2007):
Best Old Show YOU Watched (pre-2007):
Best Character (male):
Best Character (female):
Best Animation Quality:
Worst Animation Quality:
Single Best Episode of 2015:
Worst Anime of 2015:
Anime of the Winter 2015 (ending):
Anime of the Winter 2015:
Anime of the Spring 2015:
Anime of the Summer 2015:
Anime of the Fall 2015:
Anime of the Fall 2015 (starting):
Anime of the Year 2015:
I gave Fall and Winter two bits each because of the anime that often get split into two halves between years.
Give awards to whatever you like. You don't even have to do all of them, just do whatever. Divide them into seasons! Add your own! Best Anime Featuring Dogs in Hoodies! Any award you wanna give, go for it. If you can't decide add a runner-up!
Spoiler:- My picks:
Best Adaptation: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - Battle in Egypt
Pretty much the same as last year, David Productions offers another perfect season of Jojo.
Best Original Series: Shirobako
I almost gave this to Charlotte because I didn't watch much this year (which is going to be a recurring theme with my picks)
Best Soundtrack: Blood Blockade Battlefront
The mix and blend of different styles here really fit the atmosphere of the show. I like the New York-like jazzy stuff in particular.
Best Opening: Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - Battle in Egypt)
I didn't like this song at first but then it grew on me. And then it REALLY grew on me. The amount of hidden details and spoilers in here along with that mind-blowing moment in the DIO fight make this the best.
Runner up: THE HERO!! (One Punch Man)
Worst Opening: Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!
Always skip. Way too annoying. Could only endure once.
Best Ending: Sugar Song to Bitter Step (Blood Blockade Battlefront)
Okay this might be my favourite ED ever. The song is so good I was addicted to it for about three weeks. I'd always blast it driving on the highway on the way home from work. The whole thing of the cast dancing is both fun and is brilliant because all their personalities shine through in this ED. The other parts match the rhythm perfectly and get me pumped. It's just perfect.
Runner-up: Glorious Days (Gintama°)
Worst Ending: Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!
Wow I really don't like the music from YRYR.
Most Disappointing: Aldnoah.Zero S2
What a train wreck. I left Season 1 giving this show nothing but praise. The balls it had for that finale alone knocked my socks off. But even before Season 2 begun it had already begun the backdown. Characters who died started coming out as "oops! not dead!" and this second season that could have been an amazing time skip about an adult Slaine just because a slow descent into terrible writing and plot armor on Inaho with no consequences for his actions and a disappointing ending.
Runner-up: The Rolling Girls
Most Pleasant Surprise: Blood Blockade Battlefront
I didn't know anything about this when it came out and initially skipped on it all the way until the final delayed episode was almost out. Then I heard Nightow created the manga and I jumped in without any other knowledge besides "it's good" which is the BEST way to get into anything surprising. More on why it's so damn good later.
Runner-up: Ore Monogatari!!
Best Recent Show YOU Watched (post-2007): Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger
Best Old Show YOU Watched (pre-2007): Hajime no Ippo
Okay so I watched only a few other things old and new this year but Ippo beats out all of them.
Best Character (male): Leonardo Watch (Blood Blockade Battlefront)
I really like Leo because he's such a coward. His character introduction of being the reason that his already disabled sister lost her eyesight because he was too scared to do anything was jaw-dropping. It's such a good setup and it really made me enjoy him as a lead for the rest of the series.
Best Character (female): Kumiko Oumae (Hibike! Euphonium)
I really like her progression from the start to the end of the series, that about sums it up.
Most Sexy: Hestia
Most Moé: YAMATO!
Worst Character: That guy in Shirobako who wouldn't let them speak to the goddamn manga author
Funniest Episode: Ninja Slayer Episode 11 - Menace of Darkninja
Ninja Slayer has a lot of great moment but the thing that made me laugh the hardest in 2015 was the loop of him punching Darkninja over and over that went on for about a full minute.
Runner-up: Gintama° Episode 273 - When Compared to Time in the Heavens, Fifty Years of Human Life Resembles Naught but Dreams and Lottery Tickets
Best Animation Quality: One Punch Man
I really wanted to give this to Hibike! Euphonium which was more consistent in quality but OPM impressed me more with its variety of animation.
Runner-up: Hibike! Euphonium
Worst Animation Quality: Ninja Slayer
You reap what you sow.
Best Voice: Risa Taneda
For having crazy range.
Best OVA: Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade
Because I Kickstarted this and it delivered on all levels and I have one of the animation frames on my wall and I'm biased.
Best Movie: Kyoukai no Kanata: I'll Be Here - Mirai-hen
Best Studio: MADHOUSE
For coming to the task of adapting something like One Punch Man and actually pulling it off.
Single Best Episode of 2015: Blood Blockade Battlefront Episode 1: Secret Society of the Magic-Sealed City
This might be one of the strongest opening episodes to an anime since Kill la Kill.
Runner-up: One Punch Man Episode 1: The Strongest Man
Worst Anime of 2015: Komari-san Can't Decline!
Anime of the Winter 2015 (ending): Shirobako
Runner-up: Your Lie in April
Anime of the Winter 2015: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - Battle in Egypt
Anime of the Spring 2015: Blood Blockade Battlefront
Runner-up: Hibike! Euphonium
Anime of the Summer 2015: Working!!!
Runner-up: Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
Anime of the Fall 2015: One Punch Man
Anime of the Fall 2015 (starting): Nothing!
Runner-up: More nothing!
Anime of the Year 2015: Blood Blockade Battlefront
I was going to give this to One Punch Man then to Hibike! Euphonium (which I liked a bit more) but B3 took me by surprise and because my favourite everything this year. I love the characters, the music, the style of animation, the designs, etc. I've said this before but every single element of this series resonates with me perfectly. I hunger for more, so much that I went out and bought all currently available manga and I WILL buy the blu-rays once they come out westbound.
Best Opening: "Flyers" - Death Parade / "Miraikei Answer" - Ore Monogatari!! / "Renegade" - Gangsta. / "THE HERO !! ~Okoreru Kobushi ni Hi wo Tsukero~" - One Punch Man; "talking" - Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider
Worst Opening: "Boku no Kotoba de wa nai, Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba" - Arslan Senki / "Ura no Ura" - Kyoukai no Rinne
Best Ending: "Last Theater - Death Parade / Everything in Ninja Slayer From Animation / "Mikazuki" - Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace / "Uchiyoserareta Boukyaku no Zankyou ni" - Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
Worst Ending: "Everlasting Love" - Vampire Holmes
Most Disappointing:Owari no Seraph / Comet Lucifer
Most Pleasant Surprise:Junketsu no Maria / Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? / Show by Rock!! / Shimoneta
Best Recent Show YOU Watched (post-2007):Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Best Old Show(s) YOU Watched (pre-2007):Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
Best Character (male): Nicolas - Gangsta.
Best Character (female): Hestia - Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Most Sexy: Nancy - Ninja Slayer From Animation
Most Moé: Rinko Yamato - Ore Monogatari!!
Worst Character: Sakuya Shimazu - Isuca (beat out the cast of Valkryie Drive: Mermaid somehow)
Funniest Episode: "My Wish" - Ore Monogatari!!
Best Animation Quality:Show by Rock!!
Worst Animation Quality: Vampire Holmes / JK Meshi!
Best Voice: Takuya Eguchi - Takeo Gouda
Best OVA:Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade
(Was originally Digimon Adventure Tri. which was originally under "Best Movie" although it honestly feels more like an OVA than a movie, but I suppose I can count LWA as an OVA.)
Best Movie: Dragon Ball Z: Revival of "F"
Best Studio: BONES
Worst Anime of 2015:Isuca / Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
Anime of the Winter 2015:Death Parade
Anime of the Spring 2015:Ore Monogatari!! / Ninja Slayer From Animation
Anime of the Summer 2015:Ushio to Tora / Shimoneta
Anime of the Fall 2015:One Punch Man / Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
Anime of the Year 2015:Ninja Slayer From Animation