Back by popular demand, our annual ISML Anime Awards is here!
ABOUT Welcome to the Anime Awards! What an incredible year 2018 has been for the anime industry and its fans. Anime has never been more trash than it is today, with shows like Ryuuou no Oshigoto and Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai.
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 2018!
You’ll get to voice your choices on January 30, 2019, when voting opens across 21 categories. And finally, on February 16, 2019, 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. Actually I really didn't want to do this again but for some bizzare reason you guys all loved it last year and kept nagging me to do it again. Sigh.
Anime of the Year
Best Slice of Life
Best Music Anime
Best Multi-cour Series
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.
REAL TALK This is a parody of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, except we're doing this legit mode and every ISML voter will be heard! At least on the forums. Please PM me your ballot (or post below, if you're okay with a public ballot) with valid options for as many of the 21 categories above as you would like to submit nominations for. Even if you aren't voting for a category, just copy & paste the above format. Here are some clarifications for some of the categories:
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 2018 in their native country.
Best OST: Just name the anime, not a specific track.
Best Hero: Must have a Main Character tag on MAL OR be a professionally employed hero.
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 - Yuru Camp
Best Action - Megalo Box
Best Slice of Life
Best Sports - Anima Yell
Best Multi-cour Series - Boku no Hero Academia
Best Ongoing Manga - Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai
Best Animation - Slow Start
Best Boi - White Blood Cell @ Hataraku Saibou
Best Gril - Tokai Teio @ Uma Musume Pretty Derby
Ballots will close on February 13, 2019. 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!