Anime of Tomorrow
Anime of the Year 2012
Happy New Year everyone! To kick off 2013 I’m going to start by looking back on the past year and highlighting my favorite titles for 2012. And just to make things clear, series that are currently airing and won’t finish until the end of the winter 2013 season are not candidates for this list. Those anime will have their chance at Anime of the Year come 2014. With that explanation out of the way, here we go!
A very original premise, beautiful art style, insightful plot points and kind, fun-loving characters give this series a serious charm that’s rarely seen in a romantic comedy.
4. Acchi Kocchi
A bucketful of smiles and laughs. Adorable girls, suave guys, awesome punchlines and heartwarming youth solidifies this as the Moe Anime of the Year.
Enrapturing characters, an endless flow of intriguing conundrums and just enough tension to keep everyone on their toes means that we’ve finally been treated to a mystery series done right.
2. Accel World
With its daring character designs combined with fast-paced action that rewards tactical prowess over pure physical might and deep, multifaceted antagonists—I proclaim this to be Action Anime of the Year.
In a word? Concise. Not a shred of excess. It has beautiful music, mold-breaking storytelling methodology, a sharp and original art style and a cast of talented voice actresses. There was never any doubt in my mind that Black Rock Shooter deserves the title Anime of the Year.