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Greetings! Railgunfan75 here. At the end of each year, I typically will do a top 10 list for the new anime which aired that year. While the lists have been a hit, this year I decided to start something new in addition to the list. This time around I will be doing an award list as well. Because of the insane amount of great anime that was released last year, I wanted to come up with a way to highlight all of those amazing series. Just a Top 10 list wasn’t going to cut it and just doing a top anime list would take the number to 25-30 and that could be kind of boring. It should be noted that all anime mentioned in this post have my recommendation. Let’s start with my top 10 list. This list is in no particular order and just represents the 10 anime which absolutely stood out to me last year. It is practically a dead heat between most of these anime anyway so giving a definitive ranking after my top 3 proved next to impossible. Look at this as my top 10 recommendations for 2016. Here is the list!
Erased My Hero Academia
Yuri!! on Ice Sweetness & Lightning
Mob Psycho 100 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Bungo Stray Dogs Durarara x2
A list of honorable mentions could be it’s own post, so I will pass on listing all of those series here.
Now on to the awards. With this I am hoping to highlight the various series that are worth watching for one reason or another. I will of course explain what the award is for if necessary. I will also put in a runner up(s) for each award as there are many noteworthy entries.. I also tried to get creative with the award names, whether it worked or not we will find out. There are 20 awards in total. Let’s bring out the awards!
Best Series Which No One Talks About: Sweetness & Lightning
Runner Up: Tanaka-Kun is Always Listless& New Game!
This award is for the best series which really didn’t get the attention that many of the series received but certainly deserved it.
Series with the Most Amazing Cast of Characters: Durarara x2
Runner Up: My Hero Academia, New Game!, Bungo Stray Dogs, Kiznaiver, Re:Zero, & Love Live Sunshine!
Award for best overall cast including supporting characters. These series have a strong group of characters from top to bottom and had a great dynamic/chemistry between all of the characters.
Series which had a Kick Ass Premise: Bungo Stray Dogs
Runner Up: 91 Days & Izetta: The Last Witch
This award goes to the series which had the most interesting idea behind it’s plot.
Best Music in an Anime Series: Love Live Sunshine!
Runner Up: Re:Zero & Yuri!! on Ice
This award is for series which had the best music during the episodes not counting the opening and ending sequences.
Coolest OP/ED Song in an Anime: Styx Helix -Re:Zero
Runner Up: 99 -Mob Psycho 100, Lay Your Hands on Me- Kiznaiver,& Ninelie- Kabaneri Of the Iron Fortress
These songs are the best opening/ending songs of the year.
Most Entertaining Drama: March Comes in Like a Lion
Runner Up: Erased & 91 Days
Series with the Most Touching Moment: Sweetness & Lightning
Runner Up: March Comes in Like a Lion, Love Live Sunshine!, & Erased
This award goes to the series with the most uplifting scenes in it.
Series with the Best Character Study: March Comes in Like a Lion
Runner Up: Durarara x2 & Kiznaiver
This is the award for the series which best explored a character or characters personality/psyche or discusses human nature in general.
Best Follow Up Series: Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance
Runner Up: Love Live Sunshine! & Assassination Classroom Season 2
This award goes to the best sequel/spinoff series.
Coolest Animation: March Comes in Like a Lion
Runner Up: Mob Psycho 100
This award to the series which had the best/most interesting animation.
Most Refreshing Anime: My Hero Academia
Runner Up: Konosuba & Bungo Stray Dogs
This award goes to a series which adds new life into an otherwise overdone genre.
Best Series about Everyday Life: Sweetness & Lightning
Runner Up: New Game! & March Comes in Like a Lion
This award goes to the best Slice of Life series of the year.
Series with the Most Kick Ass Fights: Mob Psycho 100
Runner Up: My Hero Academia & Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
This is the award for the best action series.
Coolest Fantasy or Sci Fi Series: Re:Zero Runner Up: Konosuba & GATE
This award goes to the best anime in the science fiction or fantasy category.
Series Which I Laughed My Ass Off: Konosuba
Runner Up: Tanaka- Kun is Always Listless
This is the award for comedy of the year.
Character Which You Loved to Hate: Izaya Orihara- Durarara x2
Runner Up: Betelguese- Re:Zero & Katsuki Baguko- My Hero Academia
This award goes to the best villain or anti-hero character from a series.
Male Character Which Didn’t Suck: Osamu Dazai- Bungo Stray Dogs
Runner Up: Izuku Midoriya- My Hero Academia & Subaru Natsuki- Re:Zero
This award goes to the most interesting or cool male character in a series from this year.
Female Character which should be Supreme Ruler of the Universe: Rem- Re:Zero
Runners Up: Megumin -Konosuba, Emilia-Re:Zero, Celty Sturlson- Durarara x2 & Yoshiko Tsushima- Love Live Sunshine!
This award goes to well the best female character of 2016.
Reader’s Choice- Best Anime: Yuri!! On Ice Runner Up: Erased
This award goes to the series which topped the poll I conducted last month. You will find the full results here (What is Your Favorite Anime of 2016?- Poll Results)
And now for the final award….drum roll please!
Best Anime of 2016– Re:Zero Runners Up: Konosuba and Durarara x2
This concludes the 1st Annual Anime Awards. What did you think of my selections? Was there an anime that wasn’t mentioned that you felt needs to be recognized? Please comment below. If you enjoy my content please follow me on Facebook (Railgunfan75’s Geek Blog) or Twitter (@Railgunfan75) for news and updates. So until next time, this is Railgunfan75 signing off! See ya next time!