Greetings! Well we are finally here. It is the time to give out my 2017 Anime Awards. I had hoped to include both my picks and the readers’picks for this years awards but sadly I only received a couple of responses and they all picked something different making it impossible to declare a winner in many categories. Thanks to those of you who did submit responses as they were interesting to read.

As you are all aware, 2017 was a great year for anime with many memorable series. In fact my recommendations was so long, it took me 3 posts to cover them all (Links: https://wp.me/p4msCo-36z (Part 1),  https://wp.me/p4msCo-372 (Part 2), https://wp.me/p4msCo-387 (Part 3)). This made deciding on winners incredibly difficult this year and a handful of amazing series got left out unfortunately. That is also why there will be multiple runner ups listed in each category. If shows are mentioned in a category, it means that I thought they were noteworthy. This can include series that I didn’t list in my recommendations posts.  I want to note that if I didn’t include your favorite series that it doesn’t necessarily mean I didn’t care for the series. I either didn’t watch it or just thought that my choices were better.

Also I am excluding movies from consideration for this list as the staggered release dates around the world along with the differences in production quality, story length etc., make it difficult to compare these to a series. As such I will be doing a post highlighting the films which we saw in 2017. So without any further delay, here are my winners for 2017!

Anime with the Best Soundtrack
Re:Creators

Runner Ups
Ancient Magus Bride
Sakura Quest
New Game!!

Best Series Not based off of a Manga
Re:Creators

Runner Ups
Princess Principal
Sakura Quest

Sakura Quest

Best Series that No One Talks about
Sakura Quest

Runner Ups
Akiba’s Trip
Saekano Flat

 

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Girl which should be the Supreme Leader of the Universe
Megumin (Konosuba) 2

Runner Ups
Karen Tendo (Gamers!)
Hifumi Takomoto (New Game!!)
Ochako Uraraka (My Hero Academia Season 2)
Tanya (Saga of Tanya the Evil)     Megumi Kato (Saekano Flat)
Meteora (Re:Creators)
Ruler- Jeanne (Fate/Aprochypha)       Moriko Morioka (MMO Junkie)
Tsuyu (My Hero Academia Season 2)
Kana (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)        Selesia (Re:Creators)

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Male Character which didn’t suck
Kazuma Konosuba 2

Runner Ups
Deku (My Hero Academia)
Kai Musashisakai (Animegataris)
Yuuta Sakurai (MMO Junkie)

New Game!!

Best Workplace Anime
New Game!!

Runner Up
Blend S

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Surprise Series of the Year

Miss Kobayahi’s Dragon Maid

Runner Ups
Gamers!
Re:Creators
Saga of Tanya the Evil     Girl’s Last Tour

The Anime Which Needs Another Season
New Game!!

Runner Ups
Miss Kobayahi’s Dragon Maid
Princess Principal
Gamers!

Series which gives that Warm Fuzzy Feeling
Sakura Quest

Runner Ups
Tsuredure Children
MMO Junkie
New Game!!

Series with the most kick ass premise
Saga of Tanya the Evil

Runner Ups
Re:Creators
Ancient Magus Bride
Fate/Aprochypha

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Best Character Study in an Anime
The Ancient Magus Bride

Runner Ups
March Comes in Like a Lion Seas 2
Re:Creators
My Hero Academia

Series which best broke the mold
Gamers!

Runners Up
Re:Creators
Recovery of an MMO Junkie      Girls’Last Tour

 

Best Action Sequences in an Anime
My Hero Academia Season 2

Runner Ups
Re:Creators
Princess Principal
Fate/Aprochypha

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Best Romance/Rom Com Anime
Gamers!

Runner Ups
Tsuredure Children
MMO Junkie

Series with the Coolest Group of Characters
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Runner Ups
New Game!!
Re:Creators
Sakura Quest
My Hero Academia Seas 2
Gamers!
Blend S

Best Fantasy/Sci Fi Series
The Ancient Magus Bride

Runner Ups
Re:Creators
Fate/Aprochypha

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The Series That was the Most Fun to Watch
New Game!!

Runner Ups
Akiba’s Trip
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
My Hero Academia Seas 2
Blend S

Anime Series with Best Animation
The Ancient Magus Bride

Runner Ups
Re:Creators
My Hero Academia
Girls’ Last Tour

Best Series to show to non anime fans
Sakura Quest

Runner Up
Ancient Magus Bride

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Laugh the Hardest
Konosuba Season 2

Runner Ups
Gamers!
New Game!!
Blend S
Akiba’s Trip

Best Dub
New Game!!

Runner Ups
Gamers!
My Hero Academia Seas 2
Sakura Quest
Animegataris

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Character you loved to hate
Tanya (Saga of Tanya the Evil)

Runner Up
Bakugo (My Hero Academia Seas 2)

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Best 2nd Season/Sequel
MHA Seas 2

Runner Ups
New Game!!
Saekano Flat

Anime series with the Coolest OP/ED
Re:Creators

Runner Ups
New Game!!
Princess Principal
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Konosuba Seas 2
Sakura Quest
Gamers!
My Hero Acacdemia Seas 2
Blend S

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Series with the Best Nerd References
Anime- Gataris

Runner Ups:

Akiba’s Trip
Gamers!

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Best Anime Couple
Moriko Morioka and Yuuta Sakurai (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)

Runner Up:
Karen Tendo and Keita Amano (Gamers!)    Chiaki Uchimura & Kana Ījima (Tsuredure Children)

 

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Anime of the year
Re:Creators

Runner Ups
Gamers!
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Ancient Magus Bride
My Hero Acadamia Season 2
Sakura Quest

So there you have it- my picks for the best that 2017 had to offer for anime. Like I said previously, these decisions were incredibly tough to make and it was impossible to award all of the series which deserve it. So what do you think of my choices? What would your choices be? Please let me know by commenting either here or on Twitter (@Railgunfan75) or Facebook (Railgunfan75’s Geek Blog). I am curious what you think! I will be highlighting the great films of 2017 coming soon and then will move on the future afterwords. So until next time, this is Railgunfan75 signing off! See ya soon!