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2019 Seasonal Picks!

Postby Eira » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:22 pm

Hey everyone, it’s me Eira, taking helm for another ‘I thought that was dead’ project and aspect of the forum. Call me a nercomancer but I really like these kinda things going on so might as well try and keep them alive. Of course I got permission from Chris first to helm this and even got permission to have some say in the categories, but don’t worry they’re mostly the same.

Anyone who’s been here for a fair while should already know what’s up, if not then here’s a brief explination of what this is for. The seasonal picks are an annual board for everyone in the community to have their say on favourite picks for different categories. At the end of the year, all of the picks get compiled and winners are announced for the categories! It’s mostly just for fun though and to let people know what aspects of anime in 2019 you really liked.

Now make sure you copy the template below and make your own post with it. Make sure you place it in spoiler tag as I have done to stop the thread from getting too cluttered. Then return at least after each season to update your post! If you have any questions please feel free to ask, I’ll be happy to help out.

Template:
Spoiler:
Best of Winter:
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Best of Spring:
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Best of Summer:
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Best of Fall:
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Best 2019 Anime:
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Best Shorts: (15 minutes or less)
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Best Anime Films:
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Best Animation:
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Best Art: (Designs/Style)
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Best Opening:
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Best Ending:
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Worst 2019 Anime:
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Best Voice Actor: (List actor and role)
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Biggest Disappointment:
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Biggest Surprise:
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Best Girl:
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Best Guy:
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Rules:
1. Choose your top 5 or less for each category. If you don't want to vote in a category, that's fine! Just remove that category from your post!
2. Please use the English anime titles to eliminate confusion.
3. A show qualifies for the season it ends in, if you’re confused about any placement just ask and I’ll be happy to answer.
4. OPs and EDs apply to the season that they are used. (Only necessary for shows that span the Fall and Winter seasons)
5. You can discuss other members lists, but don’t be rude of cruel, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
6. The deadline for getting your picks in is January 7th 11:59 PM 2020. This is subject to change depending on when shows from the fall season end.

Please respect the format as presented and the categories used, this whole thing is approved by the brothers. if there are any questions, concerns or suggestions then please feel free to message an admin, one of the brothers, or myself.

Note: You know me, I want discussion to take place and they are welcome, I don’t like the idea of completely removing any conversational posts just to keep clutter down, so maybe I’ll see if there’s something we can do about it. But please feel free to talk about your picks and other picks with people.
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Re: 2019 Seasonal Picks!

Postby Fullmetal-Senpai » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:07 pm

But nothing was released in 2019 except jojos

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Eira's 2019 Seasonal Picks!

Postby Eira » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:38 am

Decided to do this, it's still incomplete and even older seasons aren't final, but wanted to start putting it together so I have less to do later. Also to remind people that this exists.

Spoiler:
Best of Winter:
1. Mob Psycho 100 II
2. High Score Girl: Extra Stage
3. Endro~!
4. Kaguya-sama: Love is War
5. Sword Art Online: Alicization

Best of Spring:
[I literally watched nothing]

Best of Summer:
1. The Demon Girl Next Door
2. Skilled Teaser Takagi-san 2
3. Are You Lost?
4. How heavy are the dumbbells you lift?
5. Mob Psycho 100: The Spirits and Such Consultation Office's First Company Outing - A Healing Trip That Warms the Heart

Best of Fall:
1. Fire Force
2. Null Peta
3. Assassin's Pride

Best 2019 Anime:
1. The Demon Girl Next Door
2. Mob Psycho 100 II
3. Fire Force
4. Skilled Teaser Takagi-san 2
5. Are You Lost?

Best Shorts: (15 minutes or less)
1. Are You Lost?
2. Mini Yuri
3. Null Peta

Best Anime Films:
1. Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - II. Lost Butterfly
2. Promare
3. Weathering With You
4. Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow

Best Animation:
1. Promare
2. Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - II. Lost Butterfly
3. Mob Psycho 100 II
4. Fire Force
5. Weathering With You

Best Art: (Designs/Style)
1. Promare
2. Mob Psycho 100 II
3. The Demon Girl Next Door
4. Fire Force
5. Skilled Teaser Takagi-san 2

Best Opening:
1. "Machikado Tangent" by shami mono
2. "Koko wa Doko" by Ahomushi
3. "Inferno" by Mrs.GREEN APPLE
4. "RESISTER" by ASCA
5. "Zero Centimeter" by Yuiko Oohara

Best Ending:
1. "Yoimachi Cantare" by Coro Machikado
2. "Macho a Name?" Kaito Ishikawa
3. "veil" by Keina Suda
4. "Ikiru" by Kiyono Yasuno
5. "Sentimental Crisis" by halca

Worst 2019 Anime:
1. Radiant
2. Assassins Pride

Best Voice Actor: (List actor and role)
1. Rie Takahashi as Takagi (Skilled Teaser Takagi-san 2)
2. Konomi Kohara as Yuuko Yoshida (Demon Girl Next Door)
3. Kaito Ishikawa as Naruzou Machio (How heavy are the dumbbells you lift?)
4. Aoi Yuuki as Tamaki Kotatsu (Fire Force)
5. Yuusuke Kobayashi as Arthur Boyle (Fire Force)

Biggest Disappointment:
1. Radiant

Biggest Surprise:
1. The Demon Girl Next Door
2. Kaguya-Sama: Love is War
3. Promare
4. Sword Art Online: Alicization

Best Girl:
1. Akane Tsunemori (Psycho-Pass)
2. Yuuko Yoshida (Demon Girl Next Door)
3. Takagi (Skilled Teaser Takagi-san)
4. Tamaki Kotatsu (Fire Force)
5. You Watanabe (Love Live: Sunshine)

Best Guy:
1. Naruzou Machio (How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?)
2. Shirou Emiya (Fate/Stay Night)
3. Shinra Kusakabe (Fire Force)
4. Arthur Boyle (Fire Force)
5. Benimaru Shinmon (Fire Force)


I decided to use OVAs when I could just cause I don't want Radiant to be on my list for Winter even if it is 5th.
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Re: 2019 Seasonal Picks!

Postby BlueSpark » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:20 am

Since I don't watch stuff seasonally, I've always felt that this format isn't really one I can properly contribute to. But then again, I do watch a fair-ish number of new shows shortly after their final episode wraps up. So perhaps I'll try to make my own post this time. It'll probably be a bit on the short side, though.

Also, since I can't for the life of me remember which anime aired when, I'll need to consult a list outlining each season's line-up. As I've never done this before, do you have a recommendation for me here, Eira?
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Re: 2019 Seasonal Picks!

Postby Eira » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:03 am

BlueSpark wrote:since I can't for the life of me remember which anime aired when, I'll need to consult a list outlining each season's line-up. As I've never done this before, do you have a recommendation for me here, Eira?

I use MAL for this, here’s a link to there seasonal page for the first season of 2019.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/season/2019/winter
You should easily be able to see that you can click over to the next and previous seasons easily. I like to just open these up and run down them, opening up each show I’ve watched in seperate tabs and then going through them and thinking about if any of them apply to categories and arranging them as I feel.
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Re: 2019 Seasonal Picks!

Postby BlueSpark » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:31 am

Alright, let's give this a shot. This is going to be a bit weird for me since the relevant 'date' of a given anime series for me is the dub release, not the time it first aired. Of course, for simuldubs, there's little to no difference, but for one example, I was only able to watch Domestic Girlfriend in September even though it originally aired last winter. Still, I'll stick to your format and pick shows based on the Japanese airing schedule.

Spoiler:
Best of Winter:
1. Domestic Girlfriend
2. The Quintessential Quintuplets
3. The Promised Neverland
4. Hinomaru Sumo
5. Date a Live 3

Best of Spring:
1. Aggressive Retsuko 2
2. The Helpful Fox Senko-san

Wow, Senko-san was legit the only non-short series I watched from that season. I added Retsuko even though it's technically an ONA.

Best of Summer:
1. O Maidens in Your Savage Season
2. Astra Lost in Space
3. Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie?
4. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
5. Cop Craft

Best of Fall:
I can't participate here because of the January deadline - after all, I'll only start watching shows from any given season once they've fully wrapped up, plus simuldubs are usually at least a week or two behind the Japanese broadcast.

Best 2019 Anime:
1. O Maidens in Your Savage Season
2. Domestic Girlfriend
3. Astra Lost in Space
4. Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie?
5. The Quintessential Quintuplets

Best Shorts:
1. Isekai Quartet
2. How Clumsy You Are, Miss Ueno
3. Why the Hell Are You Here, Teacher?
4. Ao-chan Can't Study!
5. Mysteria Friends

I didn't enjoy Mysteria Friends much, felt rather lukewarm about Ao-chan, and have a strong love-hate-relationship with Here, Teacher?. But since I've only seen 5 shorts, they're naturally all in my "top 5".

Best Anime Films:

I didn't know there were 3 new Psycho-Pass movies airing last winter. I guess I wouldn't really catch those news if there's no English dub for them.
I'm going to watch Weathering with You eventually, but it'll probably be a while until the dubbed home video release will drop.

Best Opening Theme:
1. Domestic Girlfriend
2. O Maidens in Your Savage Season

This is one of the rare cases where I'm more impressed by the Domestic Girlfriend OP overall because of the visuals. Musically, I like the O Maidens OP better.

Best Voice Actor:
1. Tia Ballard as Kagura in Fruits Basket
2. Brittney Karbowski as Kazusa in O Maidens in Your Savage Season

Tia Ballard absolutely killed it as Kagura, switching from clingy-affectionate to obsessive-irate mode in the blink of an eye. Honestly, as far as I'm concerned, she was the perfect casting choice for the role. While watching the show, I was constantly hoping for more scenes with her.

Biggest Disappointment:
1. A Certain Magical Index 3

Biggest Surprise:
1. Astra Lost in Space
2. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
3. Hinomaru Sumo

Best Girl:
1. Milim from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
2. Origami from Date a Live 3
3. Ayano (AKA Miss Snuffles) from Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie?
4. Rui from Domestic Girlfriend
5. Mao from Endro~!

Best Guy:
1. Mitsuhashi from Hinomaru Sumo
2. Futaro from The Quintessential Quintuplets
3. Amagi from O Maidens in Your Savage Season
4. Zack from Astra Lost in Space

Zack made it onto this list purely because of his reaction to a certain love confession. Which was priceless.
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Re: 2019 Seasonal Picks!

Postby Eira » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:15 pm

BlueSpark wrote:Alright, let's give this a shot. This is going to be a bit weird for me since the relevant 'date' of a given anime series for me is the dub release, not the time it first aired. Of course, for simuldubs, there's little to no difference, but for one example, I was only able to watch Domestic Girlfriend in September even though it originally aired last winter. Still, I'll stick to your format and pick shows based on the Japanese airing schedule.

Yer, I knew it would be weird for you but I’m glad you’re giving it a shot anyway. At the very least it’s perfectly fine for you to use English voice actors in the voice acting segment, everything else should pretty much be the same, just need to keep air dates in mind.
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Re: 2019 Seasonal Picks!

Postby Sierraシエラ » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:29 am

Spoiler:
Best of Winter:
1.The Rising of the Shield Hero
2. My roommate is a cat
3.Love Is War
4. 3-D Girlfriend Second Season
5. Mob Psycho
(only watched these 5)

Best of Spring:
1.Fruits Basket
2.The Helpful Fox Senko-san
3.Midnight Occult Civil Servants
4. Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu <- no English title on MAL
5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
(also watched Sarazanmai <- I hated this one, RobiHaci, Wise Man's Grandchild, Ao- Chan can't study)

Best of Summer:
1.From commonplace to worlds strongest
2.Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as shes cute?
3.If it's for my daughter, I'd slay even a demon lord
4.O maidens in your savage season
5.Isekai Cheat Magician
( also watched: Magic- Senpai, How heavy are the dumbbells you lift?, do you like her mom? her attacks to double damage, Fire force, Is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon season 2, Teasing master Tagai-san 2, Demon Lord, retry)

Best of Fall:
1. Ascendance of a Bookworm
2. Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
3.Are you the one who loves me?
4. Didn't I say to make my abilities average in the next life
5. Highschool prodigies have it easy in another world
(also watched: Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun, Kemono Michi: Rise Up, Assassins pride, Afterschool Dice club, Stand by my heroes pice of truth)

Best 2019 Anime:
1.Fruits Basket
1.The Rising of the Shield Hero (tie)
2. Ascendance of a Bookworm
3. From commonplace to worlds strongest
4.The Helpful Fox Senko-san

Worst 2019 Anime:
1.Sarazanmai
2.Kemono Michi: Rise Up
3.Do you like your mom? Her attacks do double damage


Best Girl:
1.
2. Kazusa Onodera - O maidens in your savage season
3.
4.
5.

Best Guy:
1.
2. Nagumo - Commonplace to worlds strongest
3.
4.
5.


I might go back and finish best girl and best guy, but this is my almost-finished-list

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Re: 2019 Seasonal Picks!

Postby Eira » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:23 pm

Sierraシエラ wrote:Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu <- no English title on MAL

English title is 'Hitori Bocchi's ○○ Lifestyle' as far as I know.
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Re: 2019 Seasonal Picks!

Postby MismanagedMolotov » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:55 pm

Alright, actually made me think a good bit at times. Most categories are ranked in no particular order.

Spoiler:
Best of Winter:
1. Mob Psycho 100 II
2. The Rising of the Shield Hero
3. Kaguya-sama: Love is War
4. Dororo
5. The Quintessential Quintuplets

Best of Spring:
1. Bungou Stray Dogs 3
2. Demon Slayer
3. One Punch Man 2
4. Isekai Quartet
5. Midnight Occult Civil Servants

Best of Summer:
1. Fire Force
2. Vinland Saga
3. Dr. Stone
4. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II

Only watched 4 shows this season. Kinda weak season imo.

Best of Fall:
1. ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me?
2. Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
3. No Guns Life
4. (I would put My Hero Academia 4 on here but its still ongoing)

Nothing else I watched deserves to be on this list.

Best 2019 Anime:
1. Fire Force
2. Vinland Saga
3. The Rising of the Shield Hero
4. Kaguya-sama: Love is War
5. ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me?

Really enjoyed Demon Slayer and Bungou season 3 but didnt want to rank 5 action shows so I opted for my 2 favorite rom-coms instead.

Best Anime Films:
1. Konosuba: Legend of Crimson
2. Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl
3. DanMachi: Arrow of the Orion
4. Trinity Seven: Heavens Library to Crimson Lord

Have several more I'm planning to watch soon but haven't seen yet.

Best Animation:
1. Mob Psycho 100 II
2. Demon Slayer
3. Vinland Saga
4. Fire Force
5. Bungou Stray Dogs 3

Best Art: (Designs/Style)
1. Vinland Saga
2. ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me?
3. Demon Slayer
4. The Rising of the Shield Hero
5. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Best Opening:
1. FAITH - MADKID
2. JUSTadICE - Seiko Omori
3. 99.9 - Mob Choir
4. Inferno - Mrs. GREEN APPLE
5. Kaen - Ziyoou-vachi
6. Setsuna no Ai - GRANRODEO

Best Ending:
1. Veil - Keina Suda
2. Torches - Aimer
3. Drown - milet
4. Sayonara Gokko - amazarashi
5. Lily - Luck Life
6. Game Over - DATS

Worst 2019 Anime:
1. Special Crime Investigation Unit - Special 7
2. Fairy Gone

Biggest Disappointment:
1. Fairy Gone
(Only show I really went into with expectations and didn't enjoy as much as I wanted to)
2. One Punch Man 2
(Still enjoyed it, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I was just a little bit disappointed)

Biggest Surprise:
1. The Quintessential Quintuplets
2. ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me?

Usually don't expect much from new "harem" shows but these two stood out to me by investing me in the characters or cracking me up frequently

Best Girl:
1. Maki Oze
2. Raphtalia
3. Kaguya Shinomiya
4. Miku Nakano
5. Shinobu Kochou

Best Guy:
1. Yuu Ishigami
2. Chuuya Nakahara
3. Teruki Hanazawa
4. Gen Asagiri
5. Arthur Boyle


Didn't do Best Shorts category because Isekai Quartet is the only one I watched and left Voice Actors out because I'm no good at ranking seiyuus.
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