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crosswithyou



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:35 am Reply with quote
@Hope
Handa (Barakamon) is voiced by Ono Daisuke, not Namikawa Daisuke!

......And I think I should finish up Space Dandy. I caught the first 3 or so episodes on TV and then just kinda let it go for no particular reason after that. That one zombie episode had me cracking up and QT is cute. With all the high praises I'll need to find some time to finish the series.
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JacobC
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:46 am Reply with quote
GokuMew2 wrote:
@Hope
Handa (Barakamon) is voiced by Ono Daisuke, not Namikawa Daisuke!


Whoops, I diced my Daisukes! OTL

I knew who I meant, I'm just bad with name recollection, always have been. Embarassed
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TheTsunami



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:50 am Reply with quote
Kind of surprised at how high Psycho Pass finished considering this season has been a train wreck, but it is always possible that people voted for it as a whole rather than just the season that is airing in 2014. I personally went Parasyte, Fate, Barakamon, Nozaki, and Space Dandy, with honorable mentions to Mushishi and Hozuki.
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mewpudding101
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:19 am Reply with quote
My personal top 5 (from top to bottom): Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream, Sailor Moon Crystal, The Last -Naruto the Movie-, Cross Ange, Hamatora

I realized how many forgettable series there were this year. Honestly, these two movies I put on my list blew most of this year's fare out of the water. Not because they were mind-blowing or anything, but they were so much fun/emotional.

Happy Chanukkah.
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DuelGundam2099



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:24 am Reply with quote
Daimidaler was more liked than Dai Shogun? Try was more liked than G-Reco? Robot Girls Z wasn't liked that much? Other than that nothing out of the ordinary with this. Kind of surprised Gundam-san was never on the poll.

Edit: My five were Witchcraft Works, G-Reco, Cross Ange, Nobunagun, and Nobunaga The Fool, the last of which so far seems to be the best anime of the current decade (at least to me).


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Divineking



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:26 am Reply with quote
I'm surprised to say I'm mostly in agreement with the viewer's top 5 (though I'm a little more in line with some of the staff picks). NGNL is the only one I feel kinda shouldn't be up that high but it's a fun show even if it is super pandery so I can get why people liked it. Certainly wasn't expecting Tokyo Ghoul to be up so high with how much manga fans were whining about the pacing but I guess they were the vocal minority on that one.

On a side note though why the heck is there something BELOW Dai Shogun? What's wrong with you people? Laughing
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Via_01



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:29 am Reply with quote
My personal top 5 would be this:

5.- Barakamon
4.- Fate/Stay Night
3.- Mushishi
2.- Shirobako
1.- Space Dandy

I loved them, I followed them every week, but it was a tough choice, as I liked a ton of other shows this year (kudos to Nick Creamer for considering Sekai Seifuku a hidden gem. I also almost put it on my list).

When it comes to the big pole, I'm not surprised. I can see some really good titles up there, plus some that may not be too groundbreaking but I still really enjoyed (No Game, No Life, looking at you).

I hope we have another great year.
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fuzzytipsy



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:45 am Reply with quote
This year has felt really long to me, and I realized that I forgot about a lot of shows that aired in the winter or spring, or at least forgot that they aired this year. I feel like this year had a bunch of strong comedy, particularly Nozaki-kun, Barakamon, and Hoozuki no Reitetsu. Hoozuki wasn't as consistently strong as the others, but I am sucker for celestial bureaucracy comedies (I'm blaming the books Here Comes the Sun and Good Omens for this). All three of those shows were not sexual comedies, which is part of what sets them apart from others.

These lists definitely reminded me of a lot of shows that I need to finish, as well as others that I never got around to starting. The summer and fall both seemed particularly strong this year.
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vladthetransilvanian



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:47 am Reply with quote
@Hope The manga for Tokyo ghoul was licensed by Viz media. Look forward to the release(I know I am)

There were a lot of good shows this year, so I'm not gonna really bother trying to make a list, but Fate/Stay Night, Tokyo Ghoul, No game No life, Garo and Rage of Bahamut would deffinitly be on it(this is just off the top of my head).

Also, I can't understand what my husband is saying is the most pleasant surprise this year, especially since I usaully keep my expectaions pretty low.


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DuelGundam2099



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:47 am Reply with quote
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On a side note though why the heck is there something BELOW Dai Shogun? What's wrong with you people? Laughing

Daimidaler was worse in most aspects minus the exceptionally lackluster animation.
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drifty1



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:39 pm Reply with quote
Surprised Very odd. All five of my picks wound up in the top ten...so much for individuality....
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azazel13



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:47 pm Reply with quote
HELL YEAH!! PARASYTE IS #1! Very Happy
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BrinkMaster



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:05 pm Reply with quote
5 - Witch Craft Works

4 - Sword Art Online II

3 - Noragami

2 - Haikyu!!

1 - Space Dandy
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battlephile



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:29 pm Reply with quote
Parasyte is #1? I approve!
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Thespacemaster



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:30 pm Reply with quote
My Top 5 Anime For this year would definatly be these:

1: Log Horizon (Best Story Telling and World Building of the year)
2: No Game No Life (Best Outrages series of the year)
3: Chaika The Coffin Princess (Best Sleeper hit of the year)
4: Monthly Girl's Nozaki Kun (Best Comedy in a long Time)
5: Black Butler: Book Of Circus (Best Sequel/Remake of the year)

Honorable mentions: Sword Art Online II, Akame Ga Kill, Cross Ange: Rondo of the Dragons, Agami Brilliant Park and Brynhildr of the Darkness
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