2013 Picks Of The Year

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This year of anime has had its ups and downs.  We have had decedents of great scientists, and people coming out of oceans.  Tanuki living in denial and evolved squids.  In case you missed the slew of titles that hit this year, we’ve comprised a top list of the best anime released this year.  Don’t miss out!

Winter Picks
Oresura (love is a battlefield)
Problem children have come from another world.
Cuticle Detective Inaba
The Unlimited – Hyōbu Kyōsuke
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 

Pick Of The Season
Kotoura-san

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henneko9 Spring Picks
Gargantia of the Verdurous Planet
Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
Mushibugyou
Severing Crime Edge
Photo Kano 

Pick Of The Season
Henneko

Summer Picks
Servent x Service
Watamote
Dog and Scissors
Stella C3
Sunday Without a God 

Pick Of The Season
Kimi no Iru Machi

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Autumn Picks
Arpeggio
Tokyo Ravens
Strike the Blood
Log Horizon
My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering.. 

Pick Of The Season
Outbreak Company

Pick of the Year
My overall pick is a very difficult decision. Out of the four seasonal picks, each has its own charm. Outbreak Company is an exceptional lighthearted comedy. Kimi no Iru Machi is an excellent Drama. Henneko is a great supernatural comedy. All of these shows are definite watches.

One that I keep coming back to as a pick for the whole year would have to be Kotora-san. It just edges its way above the rest with its sweet humor, loving style, and heart wrenching character building. Yet it still keeps the story light. There is no way to truly do Kotora-san justice with words. I suggest watching it if you haven’t and see for yourself.

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Let us know what you think in the comments. What is your pick?

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Co-Founder of OtakuSpirit.com and Co-Host of the OtakuSpirit Animecast. Chris has been a fan of anime for over 20 years. Once amassing a huge collection of DVDs during the DVD boom, he's consumed hundreds of shows and isn't looking to stop any time soon.