Best of Spring 2011

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Kit-Tsukasa

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So as promised, the annual poll will now be divided into 5 rounds, 4 of which will be based on each individual season. Only those that rank the highest in their respective season will progress to the annual voting, which is the "fifth round."

Welcome to poll #3. Spring season has concluded for the most part and summer is beginning next week. If I am missing any shows, I will update this list as necessary. Also feel free to PM me regarding shows I missed, especially for OVAs...though I think the OVA season in general was rather light this season.

Rules and Guidelines
1) With the exception of the OVA/movie category, only shows that are full length TV shows will be counted. I have compiled a sizable list below. If you don't see a title on there, PM me to check the validity of the entry.
2) Any show that was shown throughout the Winter 2010/2011 season AND is complete will be eligible for vote. This will include Inazuma Eleven despite ending last week and because of the unique schedule that it runs on.
3) For OP/ED sequences, you can put down the series title's and OP/ED number. Please be accurate otherwise I may miscount your vote. For series with OP themes that use the same song, it will be counted as the same "sequence" for simplicity (e.g. Ore no Imouto).
4) No more than 3 entries per category. You may put less. Each slot will be considered equal weight so that no one series will win by a massive spam of Rank #1
5) In order for your vote to be considered valid, you MUST have at least a cumulative of 4 distinct titles AND 5 of the 11 categories must be filled to completion. I may change the number depending on what I see. Anyone seen to simply meet this requirements and then "stuffing" votes thereafter will have their vote disqualified without notification.
6) For Best Character, use names of the character and the title of the series from which they are from. The character MUST be recurring to the extent that they don't just show up for 5 minutes and leave. If they are there for the entire episode, then fine. Do not list the family name of a character as this may result in confusion with another character

FAQ
1) How do I know what OVAs, movies, TV shows are eligible?
I have compiled a list for most of the TV series that finished and are eligible. Unfortunately, the movie/OVA one is not as elaborate. If you don't know if it's eligible, PM me.

2) What about ongoing shows like Naruto, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Dragon Ball Kai, Pokemon, and One Piece?
These will not be considered until they completely finish. Naruto is considered separate from Naruto Shippuuden so the original Naruto series would have qualified for whenever it finished.

3) OMG you don't have *Insert anime title here*! *Insert anime title here* should be #1 in every category! I'm going to put it down until you and everyone here agrees.
Welcome to the world of anime you troll. Such and such anime is not the only good anime out there. It takes more effort for one to rewrite a post multiple times than for me or any other mod to delete it, so stop wasting your time with useless posts.

4) You forgot to list something. Can I still put a vote in for it?
Any show that I or you are unsure of finished airing, I will search for it. If it does indeed qualify, I will add it to the list. I do ask, however, that you make sure that the show is not just listed under a different name. Again, PM me any possible doubts.

5) Why is there no ***** category?
I already had to narrow the list down from about 25 categories. As you may notice in the category descriptions below, some are trial categories for this year.

6) Why aren't Summer 2010/11 shows counted?
Because they're still ongoing. And this is a poll for Spring 2011 shows....

7) Why aren't shows like Ao no Exorcist up for vote? They're also Spring 2011 right?
The show must be COMPLETE. It's pointless to vote a show that isn't complete especially when there is still a risk of train wrecking at some point. Preliminary voting skews the actual results.

8) Why is there a 2010 season for the 2011 poll?
It's a timing issue based on how Japan airs its series. The point is to make the final poll in December.

9) The series I want to vote for ended in mid-July/Early August. Is this valid?
First, check the list. If it's not there, ask me. There are some exceptions to the whole "prior to ending Summer 2010/11" rule since some series start later in a season than others, but technically still ends "prior to the season"

10) Why Is Ore no Imouto eligible?
Ore no Imouto's remaining 4 episodes will be treated as a 4 episode OVA. The 4 episodes have concluded and is now eligible for voting.

11) What if I have a specific question that hasn't been answered?
PM me or post here: http://boards.fansub.tv/?showtopic=10113. Spam will be deleted.

There have been a number of revisions to the categories since last year so please check. There are a total of 11 categories.
Categories and Descriptions
  • Best OP Sequence - This vote s for the best opening sequence (video, animation, music, etc...) of a series. If a series has multiple opening sequences (i.e. uses a different song), then please be specific.



  • Best ED Sequence - like the Best OP Sequence category except it applies only to ED themes. Inserts are not allowed. Yosuga no Sora's ED theme is an exception as it is technically two ED themes in each episode.



  • Best Sound - a very broad category rating the background music, the "proper" casting of the voice cast, sound effects, etc...



  • Best Art and Animation - Art and Animation has been lumped since very few usually differentiate between the two despite seeming so easy. This will be votes for shows with the best animation quality from the studio and the best art work/style.



  • Best Plot - Shows with the best overall plot. The story could be based off a traditional formula or one that is original and/or unique. Self-explanatory...I hope



  • Most Enjoyable - Could be a guilty pleasure or a show that you laughed all the way through or a show that you enjoyed the serious drama throughout.



  • Most Underrated - A new trail category. This category only applies to a select few titles. Anything "mainstream" will not be eligible (see below). This category is for the title that you personally don't see people talking about all that much or is generally judged by its cover as a "bad show" when you think it is actually better than people gave it credit for.



  • Biggest Surprise - Another new trial category. The category is a double-edged sword. Biggest surprise applies to shows that turned out to be very good or bad based on preliminary expectations.



  • Best Character - This is a trial category for this year. Obviously, this will be voting for the best character (use names).



  • Best OVA/Movie - As the category implies, this will be the vote for the best movie or OVA that was available to be bought in stores during the season.



  • Best Show - As the category implies, this will be the vote for the best show of the season/year.





Eligible TV Series (eligible underrated titles in RED)
-30-sai no Hoken Taiiku
-A Channel
-Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (Ano Hana)
-Astarotte no Omocha!
-[C] The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
-Deadman Wonderland
-Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
-Dog Days
-Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera
-Fireball Charming
-GOSICK
-Hen Zemi TV
-Hidan no Aria
-Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
-Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II (The World God Only Knows II)
-Maria Holic Alive
-Moshi Koukou Yakyuu no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no Management wo Yondara (Moshidora)
-Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai
-Seikon no Qwaser II
-Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi
-Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~
-Shouwa Monogatari
-Softenni
-Starry Sky
-X-Men
-Yondemasuyo no Azazel-san TV


Eligible Movie/OVA list (working list)
-Air Gear OVA
-Asobi ni Iku yo! OVA
-Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail OVA
-Highschool of the Dead OVA
-Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? OVA
-Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (True Route)
-Precure DX3
-Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi OAD
-Shiki OVA (episodes 20.5 and 21.5)
-The Borrower Arietty movie
-Yurumates huh? OVA


Do NOT ask about Break Blade. It will be included in the next poll.
EDIT: Fireball Charming and C removed from underrated. Added Shouwa Monogatari to TV list and The Borrower Arietty to movie list

EDIT2: Added Air Gear OVA

July 2 update: Added Seikon no Qwaser II
July 4 update: Added Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai
July 26 update: removed -Honto ni Atta! Reibai-sensei
August 12: update: Added Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~ and Precure DX3

Poll will close on August 15, 2011

As always, if there are any missing titles or titles you unsure of, pm me.
 

Ausdoerrt

-sama
Retired
Best OP Sequence: Dororon Enma-kun OP1

Best ED Sequence: GOSICK ED2

Best Sound: GOSICK

Best Art and Animation: GOSICK

Best Plot: GOSICK

Most Enjoyable: Deadman Wonderland

Most Underrated: X-Men

Biggest Surprise: n/a

Best Character: Game Fowl (Deadman Wonderland) [subject to change]

Best OVA/Movie: Norageki [OVA list needs major updating; also IMO ova/movie titles should be eligible for all other categories except "best show"]

Best Show - GOSICK

[Also, what happened to all the "worst of" sections we used to have? And do we still have a discussion thread?]
 

Kid-Wolf

~ Azur Lane Hunter ~
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Best OP: Gosick OP1,  Dog Days OP1, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Best Ed Sequence: Gosick ED1, Dog Days ED1, Hidan no Aria ED1

Best Sound: Gosick, Dororon Enma-kun Meramera, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Best Art Animation: Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Gosick, Dog Days

Most Enjoyable: Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Dog Days, Gosick

Most Underrated: Astarotte no Omocha!, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku, A Channel

Best Character: Victoique (Gosick), Kujo-kun (Gosick), Meme-san (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)

Best Show: Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Gosick, The World God Only Knows II

Edited since I voted for an inelligable series for one part.
 

Kit-Tsukasa

-desu
Retired
QUOTE (Ausdoerrt @ Jun 26 2011, 11:53 AM) [Also, what happened to all the "worst of" sections we used to have? And do we still have a discussion thread?]
Worst of section was removed this year since it was concluded that many people don't watch to completion or at all, what they deem as the "worst(s)" of the season and don't feel it's fair to judge something they didn't watch.

As for discussion thread, use this thread since it already contains a few topics for this year's poll: http://boards.fansub.tv/?showtopic=10113
 

Killer_Ossi

Retired
Kouhai
Since I doubt they will get over with either Showa Monoagatari or Qwaser BD until the 15th Im doing my vote now, even though both have the potential to get in here.

Best OP Sequence
- C - The Money of Soul and Possibility Control - "Matoryoshika" by Nico Touches the Walls
- Hidan no Aria - "Scarlet Ballet" by May'n
(only two good OPs this season)

Best ED Sequence
- Hidan no Aria - "Kameria no Hitomi" by Aiko Nakano
(only good ED this season)

Best Art and Animation
- Moshidora
- Dog Days
- Deadman Wonderland

Best Plot
- Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
- Gosick
- Moshidora

Most Enjoyable
- Dog Days
- Gosick
- Moshidora

Most Underrated
- Dog Days
- Moshidora
- Softenni
(cant believe what animes are underrated -.-)

Biggest Surprise
- Dog Days
- The World God Only Knows II
- Softenni

Best Character
- Makina (Deadman Wonderland)
- Meme (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)
- Leonmichelle (Dog Days)

Best OVA/Movie
- Asobi ni Iku yo! OVA
- Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail OVA
- Shiki OVA (episodes 20.5 and 21.5)
(not much to choose from this time eh?)

Best Show
- Dog Days
- Gosick
- Moshidora
 

wedora

-dono
Sempai
Since I doubt they will get over with either Showa Monoagatari or Qwaser BD until the 15th Im doing my vote now, even though both have the potential to get in here.

Best OP Sequence
- Deadman Wonderland "One Reason"
- Hidan no Aira "Scarlet Ballet"
- TWGOK II "A Whole New World God Only Knows"

Best ED Sequence
- GOSICK "Resuscitated Hope"
- AnoHana "Secret Base"
- Gosick "Unity"

Best Art and Animation
- Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko - faces YES
- The World God Only Knows II
- Dog Days

Best Plot
- AnoHana
- The World God Only Knows II
- Dog Days?
Plot was not a strong point this season

Most Enjoyable
- Dog Days
- AnoHana
- Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Most Underrated
- Dog Days
- Yondemasuyo no Azazel-san TV

Biggest Surprise
- Dog Days
- The World God Only Knows II
- Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Best Character
- Anaru (AnoHana)
- Haqua (TWGOK II)
- Maekawa (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)
Support characters FTW

Best OVA/Movie
-Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (True Route)
Didn't watch any others

Best Show
- AnoHana
- Dog Days
- Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

BTW, I think you forgot "Battle Girls: Time Paradox" from your list (not that I'd vote it for anything, but still).
 

Enjeh

-chan
Kouhai
Best ED Sequence GOSICK ED 1-2

Best Art and Animation GOSICK, Denpa Onna~

Most Enjoyable Dog Days, Denpa Onna~, Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi

Biggest Surprise Dog Days, A Channel, Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi

Best Character Maekawa (Denpa Onna~)

Best OVA/Movie Asobi ni Iku yo! OVA

Best Show Denpa Onna~
 

Kit-Tsukasa

-desu
Retired
Best OP Sequence
-Morning Arch by Marina Kawano (A Channel)
-Scarlet Knight by Nana Mizuki (Dog Days)
-Scarlet Ballet by May'N (Hidan no Aria)

Best ED Sequence
- Secret Base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after ver.) by Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu, and Saori Hayami (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai)
-Resuscitated Hope by Lisa Komine (GOSICK)
-Unity by Lisa Komine (GOSICK)

Best Art and Animation
-Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
-Fireball Charming
-Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II

Best Plot
-Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
-GOSICK
-Shouwa Monogatari

Most Enjoyable
-Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
-GOSICK
-A Channel

Most Underrated
-A Channel
-X-Men
-Moshidora

Biggest Surprise
-[C] - The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
-Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai
-Hidan no Aria

Best Character
-Anjou Naruko (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai)
-Erio Touwa (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)
-Victorique de Blois (GOSICK)

Best OVA/Movie
-Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (True Route)
-Precure DX3
-Shiki OVA

Best Show
-Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
-GOSICK
-A Channel
 
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