2008 Anime Awards! + hidden rant

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Best OP and ED by season, Best OP and ED of the year, best anime finale, best male character, best female chracter, best supporting character, best villain, most boring character, most fabulous character, most useless character, most memorable shows, worst anime, best anime, more likely to get a second season, best comedy, best action, best shonen, best comedy,  best drama, best adventure, best just as planned.  -More added-

Openings and Endings

Best OP Theme of Spring : “Resonance” (Soul Eater)
Best OP Theme of Spring 2ndKotodama (Shigofumi)

Best ED Theme of Spring 2008 : “I wanna be” (Soul eater)
Best ED Theme of Spring 2ndWork Guy  (Kamen no Maid guy)

Best OP of the Summer 2008 : —–
Best ED of the Summer 2008 : —–

Best OP of the Fall 2008 : F.D.D (Chaos;HEAd)
Best OP of the Fall 2nd PSI-missing (To Aru Majutsu no Index)

Best ED theme  of the Fall : “Suna no oshiro” (VK Guilty)
Best ED Theme of the Fall 2nd: Musuhi no Toki (Kannagi)

Best OP Theme of ALL 2008 : “Aoi Hana” (Casshern Sins)
Best OP Theme of ALL 2008 2nd : Tabi no Tochuu (Spice and Wolf)

The Best ED Theme of ALL 2008 : “Waga Routashi Aku no Hana”
The Best ED Theme of ALL 2008 2nd : Still Doll (VK)

 

Character Awards

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Best Male character of 2008 : Lelouch Vi Britannia

I could probably write a 5 page essay about Lelouch and Zero but lets’ not do that for the sake of time.  After watching the last episode of CG I could not think of anyone else who deserved the title of the best male character of the year than him.

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Best Female character of 2008 : Horo -the wise- (Spice and Wolf)

You and I are probably 100 years too young to even try to outsmart Horo -the Wise-  She’s sly, crafty, cheerful, and pretty.  She’s such a likeable and clever character that you feel automatically drawn to the show.  Plus the way she speaks is awesome.

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Best Male supporting character of 2008 : Shinigami-sama (Soul Eater)

SE is full of great characters but Shinigami-san awesomessness is one of the reasons why I like this show so much.  He’s so hilarious plus he’s the strongest char in the show even though he doesn’t show off much.  Lastly, his voice is so damm funny.

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Best Female supporting character : Kyou Fujibayashi (Clannad)

I remember the first time I watch the OP theme of Clannad and I was like “Hmm, that’s cool” then I found out that the anime wasn’t about Kyou, I was like, lolwut? That’s absurd. What could possibly be about? Then KyoAni was like “Hmm, it’s about a sickly bishoujo ahoge girl, a crippled guy,  cute haremettes, and a few dangos more or less. You dig?” But is she going to be like a main character, rite?  Otherwise, I’m sooo not watching this.  KyoAni was like “Not sure, not sure maybe..but there are some great scenes, tsunderism, fanservice and a few yuri vibes included. You dig?”  You sure about that? that you aren’t ripping me off?  After a few seconds of awkward silence KyoAni was like “Nah, don’t worry about it”

Best Female supporting character 2nd : Ami Kawashima (Toradora!)

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Most Badass character of 2008 : Gottwald Jeremiah (CG r2)

If you’ve watched CG and watch his rise from underdog to pure awesomenes. You know he deserves this tittle more than anyone. Orange-kun is too damm awesome, that cannot be questioned.

Most Badass character of 2008 2nd : Death the Kid

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Most Fabulous character of 2008 : Schneizel (CG R2)

So the last boss is a fabulous tyrannical apathetic guy that doesn’t care about winning as long as he saves his neck in the end.  Ruthless, uncaring and a coward. Didn’t see that one coming Sunrise.  I really didn’t.

Most Fabulous character of 2008 2nd : Ribbons (GD00 s2)

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Most Hated/retarded male character : Kurugi Suzaku (CG r2)

The most idiotic character of the year.  The guy is a damm hypocrit that tries to pushes his f’ed morals onto others.  He kills hundreds of people throughout the series and he still acts like a saint.  Because of him Lelouch’s plans failed thus more unnecessary deaths occured.  He contradicts himself every time and he’s able to spin faster than the speed of sound.  It’s still unknown how the hell a 17 year old boy is able to dodge bullets and take out entire platoons bare handed. Nonetheless, your final sacrifice wasn’t enough to make up for the 50 eps of being a total jackass. Suzaku we still hate you.

Most Hated/retarded male character 2nd : Ohgi (CG r2)

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Most Hated/annoying female character : Nina Einstein (CG r2)

She is the most hated female character of 2008 (maybe 2007 too?) She’s  selfish, unstable, racist, ugly, table humping, and pyscho (in a bad way).  In addition, she’s responsible for the creation of FLEIA and the death of hundreds of people in the show. Sunrise tried to redeemed her by making her side with Lelouch in the last eps but the damage was already done.  It’s just impossible to watch CG and not hate her.

Most Hated/annoying female character 2nd : Liu Mei Wang (GD 00)

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Most Useless male character : Saji Crossroad (GD 00)

Useless just plain useless.  We’re already halway of S2 and he hasn’t done a single thing to earn any merits.  Saji’s been born to fail and will keep failing at whatever he does.  Hopefully he will meet his end by the hand of Louise.

Most Useless male character  2nd Tamaki : (CG r2)

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Most useless female character of 2008 : Marina Ismail (GD 00)

Sorry Mari but you’ve been useless since ep 1 as well.  We still don’t know why Sunrise tries so hard to try to depict you as a key character in Gundam 00. The truth is the only way that I can see here do anything in this show is to go completely insane and join Ribbons to destroy CB to reach eternal peace for humankind.

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Most Notorious loli of 2008 : Alstreim Anya (CG r2)
Most Notorious loli of 2008 2nd : Taiga (Toradora!)

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Most Moe character : Zange (Kannagi)

Zange is Zange. Do I need to say more? Sistas or nun-cosplayer for that matter are instant win in my book.  I don’t see how can it go wrong.

Most Moe character 2nd : Kyou (Clannad)

Sista of the year :  Index (To aru Majutsu no Index)

Miko of the year : —–

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Most Memorable male character of 2008 : Casshern (Casshern Sins)

The dude is a killing machine.  He is responsble for the ruin that is destroying his world. He wishes to die but he can’t. He even goes berserk and on a killing spree every now and then. Ore-wa Casshern. Luna, omae korosu.

Most Memorable male character of 2008 2nd : Krauser-san (DMC)

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Most Memorable female character of 2008 : Nagi (Kannagi)

Craziest shrine maidens of the fall.   Do yourself a favor and watch the OP theme and be blown away.

Most Memorable female character of 2008 2nd : Yomi (Ga Rei -Zer0-)

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The Funniest/LULZ character : Mr. Bushido (GD 00)

Graham or whatever his name was used to be a decent character in some might even say likeable but not me.  This is Sunrise working:

Ooooh, it’s a second season! Mina! You know what that means, desho?  Screw it. Let’s turn some of our character into living joke just for the lulz. So what do you suggest? Staff A) I vote for Sajii. Staff B) Nah, he sucks bad enough. Staff C) Make Tieria cross dress. Staff B) Amai. Haven’t you learned anything from this businesss? Way ahead of kozo. Already been submitted, sealed and approved. D) I noe let’s mess up Graham Aker! Staff c) Sugoi yo!  Staff A) Oe, that’s good. staff B) Sasuga of a Sunrise staff member. You sure know how to troll the fans. Staff D) What can I say, senpai? I learned from the best.

Ah, let’s also give him some of lulz worthy diguise or mask while we’re at it but let’s go for something more traditional this time. Traditional you say? Like samurai and stuff I mean. lol I know let’s make him a weaboo just for kicks. You know cause he looks super western. Kore-wa Kore-wa, that’s sick so it’s good.  Staff C) Maa, let’s do that! and THAT’S how Mr. Bushido was born. God, for once I’m glad that CLAMP was in charge of the character design of CG.

The Funniest/LULZ character 2nd : Asplund Lloyd (CG r2)

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Best Psycho male character of 2008 : Stein Dr. Franken (Soul Eater)

Crazy guy +  anti-hero of SE that resembles Frankstein. He’s clever and one of the most powerful character in the show.  Plus, he has a huge screw that goes through his head.  Now, how cool is that?

Best Psycho male/female  (?) character of 2008 2nd : Makenshi Crona (SE)

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Most Boring character of 2008 :  Setsuna F. Seiei

Not trying to be mean but Setsuna puts me to sleep. I mean he’s so boring and unfit to be main character of Gundam 00.  And why is he the only one that gets the cool upgrades?  He’s very uncharismatic and predictable.  He keeps dwelling in the past since ep 1 and he still hasn’t made his move on Marina.  He gotta ask Lockon 2 for tips or something. Get a grip already!

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Best Yandere/Yangire character : Kusonoki Yua (Chaos;HEAd)

The best thing about Chaos;HEAd in my arrogant opinion.  I’m not going to say more cause she wil get her own post in keikakudoori very soon. Yes, she’s that awesome.

Best Killerloli of 2008 :  (none wtf!)

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Best Keikakudoori anime of 2008 : Code Geass R2
Best Keikakudoori character of 2008 : Lelouch vi Britannia

Best Anti-Hero of 2008 : Lelouch Vi Britannia.

Best Hero of 2008 :  —–

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Best Villain of 2008 : Charles Di Britannia (CG r2)

All Hail Britannia!!! ‘nough said

Best Villain of 2008 2nd : Gorgon Medusa (Soul Eater)

 

Awards by Show

Show with the biggest LULZ/Wtf moments : Code Geass R2

Worst show of 2008 : Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka, Rosario to Vampire Capu2

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Biggest Surprise of 2008 : Ga Rei -Zero-

Frankly, I was not expecting GRZ to be this good. Gotta give kudos to Rabbitpoets for encouraging me pick it up again.

Biggest let-down of 2008 : Chaos;HEAd TV (see below), Toradora! (?)

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Not so much of a letdown but I knew that Toradora! was going to turn into some sort of ZnS in the end.  It has been redeeming itself these last eps but I can see that it’ll become your typical tsundere/loli love  comedy in the end (hopefully it’ll prove me wrong) Lastly, it’s important to point out that I don’t particulary hate Toradora I think it’s decent. I just think that there are other ways this could’ve been done better.

More likely to get a Second Season : Kannagi ~Crazy Shrine Maidens~

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Worst game adaptation : Chaos;HEAd

I’m most disheartened about the travesty that MADHOUSE did to this great title. Having experienced the greatness of the game I cannot turn a blind eye to this injustice. The anime version doesn’t even hold a candle to the game. Whose terrible idea was to make it a 12 series?! There is so much stuff they didn’t cover in the animated version that it is really depressing. As you can see the story totally died halfway. Several of my expectations for this title never materialized. First of all, where are the killerlolis I ask you? Where!? It was bad and it got worse and worse with each episode. I wasn’t blown away by the outcome of the story, and most of all the awful animation that even though I was trying real hard to overlook there is not much I can do when they push it this much. Story wise, the last episodes felt so off I mean there were times when I had to actually stop myself from lol’ing out of respect for the game. It is a very sad sight to see indeed.

This is how you can truly enjoy Chaos;HEAd. 1) Open your IE browser and type Chaos;HEAd. 2) Search for the game and buy or dl it. 3) DL the English patch. 4) Enjoy the game 5) Pretend the anime ended back in episode 6 or 7. 6) That’s how you get a  good ending. Seriously, they made the anime into a freaking joke. I’m so appalled that I will stop right now because words failed describe how much I loathe MadHouse right now for the travesty they did. I can already see its rating going downhill in MAL and the anime world along with countless negative reviews. Just GG MADHOUSE for destroying possibly the best title of the Fall.  Congratulations for getting an award from me.

Worse Anime STUDIO of the YEAR : MADHOUSE

Worst manga adaptation : Sekirei

I thought was the manga was very well done for an action, echi, comedy but for some reason I just couldn’t stand the anime.  maybe It just seemed stupid? well stupider if you already thought it was bad. Maybe there is another show that had a worse manga adaptation but this one did it for me this year.  I’m sticking to the manga.

The Best ANIME Ending/Finale of 2008 : Code Geass R2
The Best ANIME Ending/Finale of 2008 2nd : Shigofumi

 

Awards by Genres

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Best Adventure anime of 2008 :  Spice and Wolf

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Best Action anime of 2008 :  Gundam 00 S2

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Best Comedy anime of 2008 :  Kannagi ~Crazy Shrine Maidens~

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Best Drama anime of 2008 :  Code Geass R2

Best Horror anime of 2008 :  —–

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Best Fantasy anime of 2008 :  Shigofumi

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Best Psychological anime of 2008 :  Chaos;HEAd

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Best Romance anime of 2008 :  Macross Frontier

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Best Sci-fi anime of 2008 :  Casshern Sins

Best Slice of life 2008 :  —–

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Best Shonen anime of 2008 :  Soul Eater

Best Shoujo anime of 2008 :  —–

 

Best of the Best of 2008

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Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch R2

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Best OVA of 2008 : Lucky Star

 

Shows aired in 2008 

SPRING

Allison and Lillia
Amatsuki
Blassreiter
Bus Gamer Special 2008
Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief
Chi’s Sweet Home TV 2008
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Crystal Blaze
Da Capo II Second Season
Golgo 13 TV TV 2008
Himitsu: The Revelation
Itazura na Kiss
Junjou Romantica
Kaiba TV 2008
Kamen no Maid Guy
Kanokon
Kurenai
Kyo Kara Maoh! R OVA
Kyoran Kazoku Nikki
Macross Frontier
Monochrome Factor
Nabari no Ou
Shigofumi
Spice and Wolf
Soul Eater
Special A
To Love-Ru
Toshokan Sensou
Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk
Vampire Knight
Wagaya no Oinari-sama
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s
xxxHOLIC Kei
Zettai Karen Children

SUMMER

Antique Bakery
Birdy the Mighty Decode
Blade of the Immortal
Chocolate Underground
Detroit Metal City
Hidamari Sketch x 365
Ikkitousen: Great Guardians
Koihime Musou
Natsume Yuujinchou
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
Sekirei
Slayers Revolution
Strike Witches TV
Telepathy Shoujo Ran
Ultraviolet: Code 044
Zero no Tsukaima: Princesses no Rondo

FALL

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka
Battle Spirits: Shounen Toppa Version
Casshern Sins
Chaos;Head
Clannad After Story
Earl and Fairy
ef – a tale of melodies
Ga-Rei -Zero-
Hokuto no Ken Raoh Gaiden: Ten no Haoh
Hyakko
Inazuma Eleven
Hokuto no Ken Raoh Gaiden: Ten no Haoh
Hyakko
Inazuma Eleven
Jigoku Shoujo: Mitsuganae
Junjou Romantica 2
Kannagi
Kemeko Deluxe!
Kurogane no Linebarrels
KuroShitsuji
Kurozuka
Kyou no Go no Ni TV
Live On Cardliver Kakeru
Lucky Star OVA
Macademi Wasshoi!
Mach Girl
Michiko to Hatchin
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season
Mouryou no Hako
Nodame Cantabile: Paris
One Outs
Rosario to Vampire Capu2
Shikabane Hime: Aka
Shugo Chara!! Doki
Skip Beat!
Tales of the Abyss
Tentai Senshi Sunred
To Aru Majutsu no Index
Toradora!
Tytania
Vampire Knight Guilty
Yozakura Quartet

 

Final Stats

Entries for SPRING 2008: 34
Entries for SUMMER 2008 : 16
Entries for FAll 2008 : 42

Total ENTRIES FOR 2008 = 92

Total DROPPED = 4
Total % WATCHED = 30%
Total COMPLETED / plan to finish = 29

Best Anime Season : FALL
Worst Anime Season : SUMMER

<!————————–End of 2008 ! —————————!>

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One thought on “2008 Anime Awards! + hidden rant

  1. Man, 2008 was a long year. I know Geass just ended a few months ago, but it feels like ages. The summer season was pretty weak, but spring and fall had some really good shows.

    lol on the Sunrise/Mr. Bushido monologue. Every time they refer to him by name it cracks me up. I can’t take him seriously anymore. Someone needs to sit “Graham” down and have a nice long talk with him.

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