Second installment. Continued from yesterday.
Male Character of the Year: Kasugano Haruka, Yosuga no Sora
You honestly think anyone else would do? This is a guy who has to finish what he started.
Hino Akiharu, Ladies vs Butlers
Sai Akuto, Ichiban Ushiro Daimaou
Kohta Hirano, Highschool of the Dead
Female Character of the Year: None
Frankly, I don’t think there was any female characters this year that was quite outstanding enough to win this award.
Trap of the Year: Meh, fuck this.
Zettai Ryouiki of the Year: Serizawa Fumino, Mayoi Neko Overrun
Seriously, I could watch those for hours. Too bad they got entirely forgotten after that.
Senpai of the Year: Morishima HarukaAARRRGHHH, Amagami SS
Yandere/Onee-san of the Year: Yasuri Nanami, Katanagatari
I really pitied the three ninja dudes.
Imouto of the Year: Tachibana Miya, Amagami SS
In a year full of imouto-moe shit (including Yosuga), she remains the only imouto to truly embody the ideal imouto (that I don’t feel like fucking). Honest.
Twins of the Year: Tortilla Ritos & Salsa, Shukufuku no Campanella
The show wouldn’t have bee half as entertaining as it was if they weren’t around.
Queen Bitch of the Year: Saikyou Tomomi, Ladies vs Butlers
Honestly, who else? Ayako Kawasumi was amazing with her.
The “Even though the show was shit, this episode made me cry” Award: Episode 10 of Angel Beats!
The “Oh fuck, shit suddenly turned serious” Award: Mafia no Woto
I certainly did.
Top Commenter of the Year: Haesslich.
“There’s another spambot, Kuro.”
Memorable OP themes:
LOVE X HEAVEN, Ladies vs Butlers
Magical Twinkle Sky, Mahou Shoujo Yue Negima! OAD
Hikari no Senritsu, So-Ra-No-Wo-To
LEVEL 5-Judgelight-, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
SOMEONE ELSE, Working!!
Help!! -Hell side-, MM!
Now loading… SKY!!, Asobi ni Ikuyo!
REALOVE;REALIFE, Ichiban Ushiro Daimaou
Kimi no Mama de, Amagami SS
Memorable ED themes:
Kigurumi Wakusei, Hanamaru Kindergarten
Kimi no Kirei ni Kizuite Okure, Kuragehime
Cross Over, STAR DRIVER
Brave Song, Angel Beats!
Memorable Seiyuu Performances:
This year is truly her year. Not only did she got multiple roles each season, she also did quite a lot of OVA’s and movies as well, so there was no shortage of my enjoyment of her voice this year. Some of her standout roles this year for me were Amano Touko (Bungaku Shoujo), Kurashita Tsukimi (Kuragehime), Sonohara Anri (Durarara!!) and of course, Kuroneko (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga nai).
Despite a limited repertoire, Yuuki Aoi sure has a really moe voice that she can skillfully handle for maximum HNNNNGGGH as well as enough range to be versatile enough to be pigeonholed in a certain role. Her most standout role this year to me was Korone (Ichiban Ushirou Daimaou), but maximum HNNNGGGH was achieved as Yagyuu Jubei (Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls). Next year looks set to be her year as well, with two main voicing roles already confirmed for next season.
Morishima Haruka, ’nuff said.
She’s been slowly discarding that “airhead” character type her voice seems to fit the most and gave some really great performances at the later half of this year, such as Momo Belia Deviluke (Motto To-LOVE-ru), Chaos (Sora no Otoshimono Forte) and Bonbori (Otome Youkai Zakuro). Still, she does manage to be really annoying when she tries, like as Hyakka Ryouran’s Kanetsugu Naoe
She’s been slowly getting roles back after that craziness of Kuroko in Railgun and this year we’ve been hearing her quite a lot. Aside from Kuroko, her turn as the narrator in Ookami was about the only thing that kept me from dropping that show like a rock. And her turn as Hata in Seitokai was pretty hillarious as well. While not a lot of people will like her husky voice, I’m still a fan of her because of how she manages to use her voice for maximum hillarity.
I can’t say she’s been really active this year, but she’s on this list for one reason, Princess Hitei (Katanagatari). And she’s also had a prominent role as Sakana-chan (STAR DRIVER), not to mention contributing to a pretty popular insert song as well.
Well, that wraps up my highlights of this year.
This is mostly from anime actually, because if I included other media, I’m not gonna finish any time soon.
My hopes for next year:
- Stop with the imouto-moe shit
- Magica Madoka to be actually decent.
- More original anime titles
- Less shitty adaptations
- Enough time to watch shit since I’m going to be a working member of society already.