ABOUT Welcome to the Anime Awards! What an incredible year 2017 has been for the anime industry and its fans. Anime has never been more trash than it is today, with shows like eromanga sensei and Evil or Live.
This year has seen the industry grow at an impressive rate outside of Japan, while the country itself is still struggling with declining birth rates. And now with our fans from around the world, ISML is celebrating the best anime of 2017!
You’ll get to voice your choices on January 23, 2018, when voting opens across 17 categories. And finally, on February 24, 2018, livestream from Los Angeles, the esteemed winners will be announced to the world in an all-star event for whomever decides to watch the stream that I'm doing. Or I mean, you can just check the thread afterwards.
The Anime Awards is a celebration of anime, and it’s for you, the passionate community who makes this all possible. I'm honestly just bored out of my mind.
Anime of the Year
Best Multi-cour Series
Best Slice of Life
The judge (me) has been selected because I was the first person who decided to post this. My taste in anime is specifically shit and you better hope you're nominating SoL if you want my vote. Actually, I have no idea what the judge is even for, I thought this was a community poll.
Best <Genre>: Must have the corresponding genre tagged on MAL. You may ask about specific series, judge has final say.
Best Mult-cour Series: Series must have more than 18 episodes. Includes second seasons and split cours, and OVA mini-seasons.
Best Ongoing Manga: Any manga/manhwa series that has released a chapter in 2017 in their native country.
Best OST: Just name the anime, not a specific track.
Best Hero: Must have a Main Character tag on MAL.
Best Villain: Up to judge's discretion whether character qualifies.
I will be accepting ballots from people who have either registered before the time of this post OR have posted more than 10 times in other threads.Sample Ballot wrote: Anime of the Year - Kemono Friends
Best Action - Rewrite Second Season
Best Animation - KonoSuba 2
Best CG - Kemono Friends
Best Multi-cour Series - Koneko no Chi
Best Boi - Kanzaki Hideri @ Blend S
Best Gril - Hashima Chihiro @ Imouto sae Ireba Ii.
Best Ongoing Manga - We Can't Study (Bokutachi ga Benkyou Dekinai)
Best Slice of Life
Ballots will close on February 16, 2018. This will give me ample time to prepare the results in an entertaining fashion on the stream!
Let me know if you have any questions! Have fun nominating!
Anime of the Year: Made in Abyss, Owarimonogatari 2nd Season, Re:Creators, Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka?..., Youjo Senki
Best Action: Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season, Fate/Apocrypha, Inuyashiki, Re:Creators, Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2
Best Animation: Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu, Kekkai Sensen & Beyond, Little Witch Academia (TV), Mahoutsukai no Yome, Tales of Zestiria
Best CG: Fate/Stay Night Heaven's Feel I. Presage Flower, Houseki no Kuni, Infini-T Force, Kemono Friends, Seikaisuru Kado
Best Comedy: Aho Girl, Demi-chan wa Kataritai, Gamers!, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, Mahoujin Guruguru (2017)
Best Multi-cour Series: 3-gatsu no Lion, Ballroom e Youkoso, Gintama., Mahoutsukai no Yome, Osomatsu-san 2nd Season
Best Drama: 3-gatsu no Lion, ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka, Kuzu no Honkai, Made in Abyss, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
Best Boi: Astolfo, Ernesti Echevarria, Glenn Radars, Leonardo Watch, Mirokuji Yuya
Best Gril: Chtholly Nota Seniorious, Kobayashi, Nanachi, Ozen, Tanya Degurechaff
Best Film: Digimon Adventure tri. 5: Kyousei, Fairy Tail Movie 2: Dragon Cry, Fate/Stay Night Heaven's Feel I. Presage Flower, Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen, Pokemon: Kimi ni Kimeta!
Best Manga: Berserk, Helck, Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai, The Promised Neverland, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
Best OP: Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, KonoSuba 2, Owarimonogatari 2nd Season, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou, Youjo Senki
Best ED: Demi-chan wa Kataritai, Kekkai Sensen & Beyond, Kirakira☆Precure A La Mode, Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
Best OST: Blend S, Little Witch Academia (TV), Made in Abyss, Natsume Yuujinchou Roku, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
Best Slice of Life: 3-gatsu no Lion, Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season, Sakura Quest, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou, Tsurezure Children
Best Hero: Bakugo Katsuki, Inuyashiki Ichirou, Takahashi Tetsuo, Todoroki Shouto, Tougou Mimori
Best Villain: Altair, Being X, Bondrewd, Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade, Nakiri Azami