Friday, January 1, 2010

Best Anime 2009: Gaia Awards [+ updates]


Best Winter 2009 Anime: Kurokami
Honorable Mentions: Minami-ke -Okaeri- / Tower of Druaga -The Sword of Uruk-

i kinda forgot what anime i've watch back then... after do some homework, most of them is action kind, Regios, Shikabane, Yoichi... nevertheless, Kurokami pwnd more, the advancing from street battle to godlike clash (Utawa anyone?) plus i cant discard the lulz-ness of Minami-ke :3

Best Spring 2009 Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Honorable Mentions: Phantom -Requiem for the Phantom- / Saki

the most overrating season of 2009 i'd say, full of awesome anime and K-ON! is one of them, well it's KyoAni that why... for me K-ON! was moe and fun but i think Saki is much better... Basquash come with unique and lulz concept along with nice song (Macross Frontier nuff said), Sengoku Basara's awesome starter but decline later on... also Hayate no Gotoku!!, Tears to Tiara, Senjou no Valkyria and many more but too bad the overhauled FMA blow the other series away and at least Phantom deserve some credit here :3

Best Summer 2009 Anime: Bakemonogatari
Honorable Mentions: Needless / Spice and Wolf II

for summer... a fucked up version of Umineko truly a huge letdown, Princess Lover! good starting point but the rest are mediocre and worsen... still have some fun series to watch like Taishou, Juden-chan and Yokuwakaru-... despite being the only summer series has yet to end, Bakemonogatari deserve this title... Horo sequel didnt appealing much since i'm bad at business and Needless fucked up ending ruined it all!

Best Fall 2009 Anime: Darker than Black -Gemini of the Falling Star-
Honorable Mentions: Sora no Otoshimono / Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

a closing curtain of 2009 also harem season in this year... Darker than Black back with Hei claiming Suou in his possession [j/k]... the conclusion of Asura Cryin' was nice but the studio who work on it doesnt really care about how fugly the animation is... harem-fest as Seitokai, Nyan Koi!, 11eyes and Kampfer... not to forget the lulz of Otoshimono, its manga are awesome for real while anime is not bad either as a mix up version for intermission inb4 2nd season [FUCK YEAH ASTRAEA]... i'm not into shoujo much so put Todoke aside... Railgun and Blacksmith, both are at the same level but i'd pick Mikoto over Lisa :P

Best Mecha Anime: Basquash!
Honorable Mentions: Asura Cryin'

2009 has no love for mecha series...

Best Comedy Anime: Seitokai no Ichizon
Honorable Mentions: Minami-ke -Okaeri-

i enjoyed Minami-ke most but Seitokai randomness are more loltastic especially petanko fad xD

Best Romance Anime: Bakemonogatari
Honorable Mentions: Nyan Koi!

i like romance but cant express how good it is, one of harem element cant be ignore... *flee*

Best Adaption [manga, visual novel etc]: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Honorable Mentions: Hayate no Gotoku!!

should i say it over again? this 2 adaption are faithful with its origin, nothing good that its original stories... well i'm bias toward any filler afterall...

Best Ending: Darker than Black -Gemini of the Falling Star-

aside from FMA and Bakemonogatari, only Kurokami and DtB left... i'm not fond much with Kurokami ending [yeah fillerzzz] so DtB owns the great ending for this year, unless Phantom can takeover best Spring anime from FMA :3

Best Fucked-up Ending: Pandora Hearts

fuck yeah! u got awesome manga plot, u got awesome character and u got awesome bgm! but it was easily predicted, Xebex fucked up it all!

Best OVA Series: Shankugan no Shana S

rare breed, deredere Shana nuff said :P

Best Movie: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie Lagann-hen

fucking awesome! the overhauled yet remarkable battles! but Nia still die at the end u_u nevertheless TTGL is the masterpiece and the best anime series ever made :D

Best Sequels: Darker than Black -Gemini of the Falling Star-
Honorable Mentions: Spice and Wolf II, Hayate no Gotoku!!

there's so many choice and these are the finest i manage to picked considerately :3

Best Male Characters of 2009: Adam Blade (Needless)
Honorable Mentions: Ken Sugisaki (Seitokai no Ichizon)

Adam Blade awesomeness and loltastic stuff is doubtless, best actor ever nevertheless... and for Ken, your harem ambition are the best and please die immediately, NOW!

Best Female Characters of 2009: Nodoka Haramura (Saki)
Honorable Mentions: Horo (Spice and Wolf II)

fuuu~ Etopen! Nodoka is an angel in disguise nuff said... and the wise Horo never failed to amuse me... well Ange's role has been fucked up, being sabotage etc etc i still can restrain for now...

The Best Lucky Bastard 2009: Ken Sugisaki (Seitokai no Ichizon)
Honorable Mentions: Junpei Kousaka (Nyan Koi!), Yoichi Karasuma (Asu no Yoichi!)

again, die joo Ken!... Junpei being marked because of... all he can see is only Kaede... hellooo~ the twins dammit, the twins!!... also nothing great than being surrounded and live with Ikagura sisters...

The Best Imouto 2009: Nadeko Sengoku (Bakemonogatari)
Honorable Mentions: Kagome Ikagura (Asu no Yoichi!)

Nadeko imouto moexplosion is clear, so does Kagome... well it's not that Nadeko is an actual Koyomi's lil sister but close... omochikaeri level are rising-

The Best Loli 2009: Nymph (Sora no Otoshimono)
Honorable Mentions: Azusa Nakano (K-ON!)

Nymph is a total highlight for me at the end of 2009 lolies! the yet to fading K-ON! fad, Azusa still grab my attention... omochikaeri level keep rising-

The Best 'Trap' 2009: Natsuru Senou (Kampfer)
Honorable Mentions: Maria Shidou (Maria Holic)

Natsuru is a perfect trap after Riko... well Maria lost by default if his 'thing' still thar-

Best OP Song: GRANRODEO - modern strange cowboy (Needless)
Honorable Mentions: Stereopony - Tsukiakari no Michishirube (Darker than Black -Gemini of the Falling Star-) / Shikata Akiko - Katayoku no Tori (Umineko no Naku Koro ni) / fripSide - Only my Railgun (To Aru kagaku no Railgun) / Ayane - Arrival of Tears (11eyes)

Best ED Song: Asriel - Sequentia (11eyes)
Honorable Mentions: Eclipse - Futari no Yakusoku (Basquash!) / supercell - Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari (Bakemonogatari) / Needless★Girls+ - WANTED! for the love (Needless)

Best insert song: Eclipse - Moon Passport (Basquash!)
Honorable Mentions: Yousei Teikoku - Destrudo (Kurokami) / Sakurai Tomoki - My Tingling Nipple (Sora no Otoshimono)

Best OST: Needless
Honorable Mentions: Pandora Hearts / Basquash! / Umineko no Naku Koro ni / Kurokami

Basquash! place its name in all 4 music category, ofc they got my seal of approval :3

The Most Overrated 2009 Anime: K-ON!
Honorable Mentions: Saki / Bakemonogatari / Umineko no Naku Koro ni / Kimi no Todoke / To Aru kagaku no Railgun

The Most Underrated 2009 Anime: Phantom -Requiem of Phantom-
Honorable Mentions: Letter Bee

obvious overrated anime is obvious... K-ON! based on KyoAni factor, Saki based on Anime Saimoe Tournament, Bakemonogatari based on Hitagi, Umineko based on visual novel awesomeness but failed hard, and Kimi no Todoke recently based on Sadako and shoujo adaptation factor like how i saw in Ouran b4... for underrated i cant tell much how underrated it is but Phantom and Letter Bee deserve some attention :3

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu - Endless Eight

owh please KyoAni! dont lowered yourself with the same level of Xebex (and DEEN recently) who already screwed up 2 of my favorite manga! Endless Eight is a nice arc to begin with but what the point to repeated it all over again for 8 times! they better not fuck up with 'Disappearance' Movie!

p/s: well it's all about my personal pick/rant, no big deal :3


HafisUN said...

nice award listing ^^

shinwa said...

thanks ^^

HafisUN said...

OMG!! I miss to watch Kurokami T_T
better download fast..


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