Disclaimer: This is only my personal opinion on the basis that I have seen over the last year (for the best comedy shows that have seen God). To become eligible for benefits, which may have satisfied the requirements for a referendum to select readers. This means that the series Toradora! Eating and not the spirit of awards this year - will be available in 2009.
It would be easy to decide whether it was in 2009, I had to choose Spirit eater, because some of the best I have seen action every year, so it is very consistent. Given that this is not 2009, and despite the awards and get a solution to this complex matter. I saw a lot of work in the exhibition this year, because my taste, which tends to significantly mechanisms. Working from this standpoint, and we have to decide that the Gundam series of 00 matches, you can stay on the edge of their seats and not all Gundams forces (unlike, for example, in some Knightmares Geass R2 (. Naturally helps to have a strong quality of the animation Gundam 00 work for all of these scenes, although some limits Macross deserves recognition, as well as the work of the advisory group.
Musharraf's links: Macross Frontier, Kurozuka
Since the Divine Comedy, and so from this year than I did, and on the selection and wrote the following:
Although it can be said that each of the theater only a few come to mind when it comes to heavy joke. Of these Kannagi is at the top of the hidden, often clever comedy, which was full of comedy stop in time. Rather than cucáka for "cheap laugh" and Kannagi was a unique way to do the Lucky Star farewell Zetsubou Sensei. Other series, which is close, in fact, is in this context, Minami - Ke Okawari ~ ~, but I felt that it is very funny as the first season will Doumu (animation techniques intended ...). The first season, really established the character of the complex, but the second did not seem good to very good. In this respect, Minami - Okawari ~ ~ to get Musharraf to mention, as well as private and Hyakko Hyakko Another strong candidate, because the similarity between ichigo Mashimaro (exactly), while a hint of shine throughout the world.
Musharraf signs: Minami - Ke Okawari ~ ~, Hyakko, special
Musharraf's references: Clannad, Kimikiss, ef - a tale of melodies
Musharraf signs: Allison & Lillia, Natsume Yuujin Chou
Honorable Mentions: Ga-Rei -Zero-
There were a lot of very well animated series this year, and if I could choose entirely based on a single impressive instance, Macross Frontier would probably win for the impression it made on me with its premiere episode. And that’s not to say that the rest of Macross Frontier wasn’t well animated, because it was. Rather, I just think that Kara no Kyoukai deserves recognition for some of the most beautiful animation this year with great cinematography, fluid motions, the works. As I said last year when I chose Byousoku 5 Centimeter, I know it’s kind of unfair to select a movie or OVA where a budget doesn’t have to be stretched over a long period of time, but if you want to see a visually stunning title, go watch Kara no Kyoukai.
Honorable Mentions: Macross Frontier
Honorable Mentions: true tears, Nabari no Ou
Here’s a YouTube link if you haven’t heard the song yet.
Honorable Mentions: Diamond Crevasse by Sheryl Nome starring May’n
Now before half of you burn me at the stake for this, let me say that this was an incredibly hard decision to make. Unlike last year, there’s no clear number one because all of my top choices were imperfect in some way. Among other things, Geass R2 got too convoluted and plot-twist-happy for its own good, Macross Frontier had a frustrating main character and ending, and both Gundam 00 and true tears started off rather slow for me. But the best isn’t about finding the perfect series, nor is it even about which series I will most fondly remembered five years down the road - it’s about what I enjoyed the most in 2008. In that light, Geass R2 was definitely the most entertaining, and despite all the problems that it had, I still enjoyed watching it immensely from beginning to end. Yes, the pacing and the script were pretty bad, but in terms of enjoyment, I just can’t justify anything else over Code Geass R2. Now flame away :P
Honorable Mentions: true tears, Macross Frontier
The Top 5:
CODE GEASS R2 - 662 votes (29%)
Gundam 00 - 275 votes (12%)
Macross Frontier - 187 votes (8%)
Clannad - 114 votes (5%)
Kannagi - 95 votes (4%)
Total Number of Votes - 2287
Despite the problems with the poll this year and having to end it earlier than expected, Geass R2 not surprisingly grabbed an early lead and never relinquished it. I was more interested in the fact that people rated the first Clannad series higher than true tears since I found the latter to be a better show (at least without After Story attached to Clannad).
2008 was an exciting year for anime, and despite some big stumbles, there were plenty of good series. One of the more positive developments this year is how some companies have started to release official streams and subtitles of certain shows, and I’m curious to see how many 2009 shows will get this treatment and how it will shift the role of the fan community. I’m also looking forward a number of 2009 shows like Senjou no Valkyria and the new Fullmetal Alchemist series, so it should be a fun year.