I’ve done this with video games for the last few years so now I’ve decided to do it with Anime. I will be using some of the categories Crunchyroll is using for their Anime Awards.
Before I continue, here are the rules that I used when I put this together:
- Anime from Crunchyroll, Toonami or Anime I purchased (digital or physical) are eligable.
- Anime still in progress (last episode has not aired) is not eligable for Anime of the Year.
- Anime I saw at any time in 2016 is eligable for all categories even if it was originally released or started airing prior to 2016.
- Both Dubs and Subs are eligable for ALL categories.
I took a look at Crunchyroll’s picks. I was bothered by the overlap even though I knew they were all basically industry picks. Their picks leave out other noteworthy anime from even being mentioned. It’s the same 4 to 5 Anime in every category.
REALLY? Not cool, man.
Yes, I am criticizing this year’s picks. If THAT’S the “best” CR can come up with this year, they’re even further out of touch with viewers than I’ve been hearing. Yeah, I get it’s just marketing but WAY more anime than the same 4 to 5 were released this year.
Here are the categories I decided to go with in no particular order:
- Best Anime: Overall best Anime of 2016.
- Best Action: Overall best Action Anime of 2016.
- Best Romance: Overall best Romance Anime of 2016.
- Best Drama: Overall best Drama Anime of 2016.
- Best Comedy: Overall best Comedy Anime of 2016.
- Best Fight Scene: Overall Best Fight Sequence.
- Best Romantic Scene: Overall best PG-13 romantic sequence.
- Best Tear-Jerker: Best “Bring a Box of Tissue” sequence.
- Best Plot Twist: Best “Didn’t See That Coming” moment of 2016.
- Best Hero: Overall Best Hero/Protagonist.
- Best Villain: Overall Best Villain/Protagonist.
- Best Weird Character (2): Because Wierd is good. LOL. A Male and Female character will get this.
- Best Duo: Best overall non-romantic pair.
- Best Couple: Best romantic pair.
- Best Team: Best group of 3 or more.
- Best Opening
- Best Closing
- Best English VA (2): Because dubs deserve love. A Male and Female VA will get this.
- Best Anime Short: Overall Best Anime with a runtime of 14 minutes or less.
- Best AMV: Overall Best Music Video with Anime footage.
- Best Cosplay: Overall best Cosplay from an actual person.
…Those are the categories.
Over the course of next week, I will reveal the winners of each category as well as name the runners-up for most of them, too. I’m saving Best Anime, Best AMV and Best Closing for last. I will try to reveal all of the winners by January 1 but am fine with going into the following week if need be.
The first categories will be revealed tomorrow evening!