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Reader’s Choice – Favorite Anime 2010 Poll

It’s… TIME! Time to look back at 2010 that is, so I’d like to present the Fifth Annual Reader’s Choice Poll.

Similar to last year, there are two polls for you to vote on — one for regularly broadcast series and another for OVA/movies. The subtle change is the number of votes has increased from three to five for series and one to three for OVA/movies to further diversify results so they aren’t heavily skewed. With 98 series and 71 OVA/movies to choose from, we’re now asking for your top five and top three of 2010 respectively.

The criteria for a regular broadcast anime to be included is that it had to have been a TV series that finished airing in 2010. The general idea here is that you can’t really judge a series until it’s over, so shows such as STAR DRIVER and To Aru Majutsu no Index II will appear in next year’s poll. For OVA/movies, it has to have been released on DVD/BD in 2010 to qualify, ensuring that viewers outside of Japan have had a chance to watch it. This mostly pertains to theatrical offerings. I’ve loosened the requirement on being complete though, which is why you see Gundam Unicorn episodes one/two and Break Blade movies one/two included in the list as single entries.

As far as I’m aware, the anime series list is complete. The OVA/movie is purposely less so since there are a lot of really niche OVAs that aren’t really worth considering. However, if you feel there’s something the deserves consideration, please send me an e-mail and I’ll add it. Otherwise, you are welcome to vote for it in the Others option. Let the voting begin!

Note: The polls will close on Sunday, January 2nd at 8:00 AM GMT. Results will be posted in the upcoming Best of Anime 2010 post.

Polls are now closed. Thank you for taking the time to vote.

December 29, 2010 at 8:35 am
  • December 29, 2010 at 3:14 pmtorauma

    how come so many people like angel beats and even as number 1? i only watched the first episode and did not like it one bit. maybe there should be polls for different categories.
    I just cannot stand the thought that angel beats be the best anime of 2010

    • December 29, 2010 at 11:53 pmamado

      it gets better by ep 3…

    • December 30, 2010 at 6:36 ampcwolff

      While I don’t think that Angel Beats! was the best anime of this year, it was very good and very well could have been the best if it only had a few more episodes to work with. In my opinion, Brotherhood was the best show of the year and its ending was just awesome.

    • December 30, 2010 at 8:55 amZaku Fan

      Well if you cannot stand, you should sit down. Also it points out that people are diverse and not alike. Very important life lesson there

    • December 30, 2010 at 10:33 amShinkz

      Judging a series by only watching the first episode. So much fail.

      • December 30, 2010 at 1:42 pmthenewhorde

        My exact thoughts as well.

      • December 31, 2010 at 4:10 amX

        VERY TRUE! It’s stupid to judge a series by the first episode alone, especially since it is merely an introduction. Some series that have an amazing first episode ends up having a lame story or plot in the long run while there are some series who have a crappy first episode but ended up being an awesome series in the long run.

        If you want to judge a series at least watch 3-5 episodes before making a decision whether it suits your taste or not, believe me cuz if you do this to every series you evaluate then you are guaranteed to miss so many series that are very good like Angel Beats. Well of course to each his own, I know someone who just judge a series based on pictures, summary, and PVs alone, which I’m not saying is bad since of course everyone has different preferences, what I’m merely doing is suggesting that it is such a waste to evaluate a series based on a first episode basis and give up on it based on that, especially if the series has such a good art and character design like Angel Beats.

    • December 30, 2010 at 2:24 pmKaioshin Sama

      Possibly because of the opening sequence? I don’t get it’s popularity from a casual viewer standpoint either, by my standards it’s a messy messy story (with not a whole like to make up for it in the way of production values) that’s like a mishmash of Key tropes and desperately unfunny comedy that doesn’t even match up to the level of other Key shows like Clannad and Kanon. Clannad and Kanon being shows I merely thought were okay chick flick type stories with a good production values. On the other hand the Key brand is so intensely popular with today’s anime crowd that posts on the internet that a lot of people of the type who are so forgiving when a show comes from a favourite writer or studio that it’s kind of no small wonder it’s still so popular.

      If I had to predict the result of this poll based on votes it’ll be FMA, K-On!! and Angel Beats somewhere near the top of the TV series poll and Haruhi and Evangelion competing for the top spots in the movie category, with possibly a slight edge to Haruhi since again, so damn popular with today’s anime crowd posting on the internet as opposed to Eva which had it’s heyday in the 90′s.

      As for what I found to be the standout TV shows this year in no particular order:

      - Rainbow with it’s melodramatic storytelling was a gripping ride from start to finish.
      - Durarara was also an interesting story with some interesting characters even if I got lost in the narrative sometimes
      - Gintama continued to be as funny as ever and with a new movie and a news series starting up soon it looks like it’ll be continuing that trend some time into the near future.
      - Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt was one of the more experimental shows I’ve seen come along in a while and was also pretty amusing from time to time.

      I couldn’t actually think of five shows that stood out enough for me to voice support for them so I just left my vote at four.

      As for Movies/OVAs:

      - Gundam Unicorn was an obvious pick as the standout show for me, featuring great action, interesting dialogues and many story-relevant homages to early U.C Gundam works.
      - Soukou Kihei Votoms Genei-hen was the latest entry in the Votoms universe and sort of the farewell for it’s main character Chirico Cuvie. Getting to see some of the characters from the original TV series for what might very well be the last time kind of reminded me of the feeling I got watching Macross Flashback 2012.
      - Gundam 00 Awakening of the Trailblazer…..would have been on my vote list most likely only I haven’t managed to see it properly subtitled or dubbed yet and thus can’t really justify giving a vote until I’m absolutely sure it’s worth it. Instead I went with Break Blade’s 1 & 2 which were interesting Sci-Fi Fantasy OVA’s that are currently starting to heat up and become something of a sleeper hit in the community.

    • December 30, 2010 at 8:38 pmruthie

      i didn’t think angel beats was that impressive either (generic villain at the end much?), but i guess to each their own. :S

    • December 31, 2010 at 9:12 ammegalith

      I stuck with Angel Beats because of it’s humor. Other than that I wouldn’t try and look at the other aspects such as Show Spoiler ▼

  • December 29, 2010 at 3:17 pmBebop

    TV shows

    1- Giant Killing
    2- Gintama
    3- Durarara!!
    4- Seitokai Yakuindomo
    5- Kaichou wa maid-sama


    1- Black Lagoon (roberta’s blood trail )
    2- Macross movie
    3- Haruhi movie

  • December 29, 2010 at 3:19 pminfinite

    Only one I couldnt find that was a good show was house of the 5 leaves.

    • December 29, 2010 at 3:22 pmboznia

      It’s in alphabetical order under its Japanese name, “Sarai-ya Goyou”

    • December 29, 2010 at 7:59 pminfinite

      Thats what I get for not taking my time.

  • December 29, 2010 at 3:21 pmGigg44

    In no order:
    High School of the Dead
    Panty and Stocking

    Summer Wars
    The Disappearance of Haruhi

  • December 29, 2010 at 3:26 pmboop

    FMA ftw.

  • December 29, 2010 at 3:34 pmJstHvnFun

    There were some really strong titles this year, but I had to pick the ones that I would race home from work to see. Don’t laugh, but they were:
    Kaichou ha Maid-sama, Inuyasha, Heroman, Otome Yokai Zakuro, and Hanasakeru Seishounen.
    OVA’s/Movies: Gundams, Eva (Shojo and Mecha….what could be better) :p

  • December 29, 2010 at 3:38 pmwut


    • December 29, 2010 at 5:46 pmKethy-chan

      same here !!! :(
      I chose 5 but … but… I could’ve picked 7 or 8…
      FMA Brotherhood
      Kaichou wa maid-sama
      Otome Youkai Zakura

  • December 29, 2010 at 3:39 pmClaire Phoenix

    Voted for anime 2010 but OVA I have none. :(

    Anime 2010:

    Densetsu No Yusha no Densetsu
    Inuyasha Final Act
    Kuroshitsuj II
    Tegami Bachi
    FMA Brotherhood..

  • December 29, 2010 at 3:41 pmheavenheii

    Amagami SS
    Kaichou wa maid-sama!
    seitokai yakuindomo
    Ore no imouto ga Konna ni kawaii Waki ga Nai

    SUMMER WARS <—–VERY GOOD MOVIE!!!!!! Recommended

    • December 29, 2010 at 7:07 pmKakashi_Crusade

      SUMMER WARS <—–VERY GOOD MOVIE!!!!!! Recommended

      -erm, yes it's good, that is:
      Show Spoiler ▼

      • December 31, 2010 at 10:29 pmFlappy

        Well thats what makes anime, anime. I mean what stops shows like TTGL from making universe sized robots travelling faster than the speed of light and still being able to see light great? I thought the mental calcultion of the last equation to be one of the most powerful moments in the entire movie.

  • December 29, 2010 at 3:50 pmJaden

    Wow, can’t believe how active I am this past year, guess I had a lot more free time than I thought.

    Anyways, it’s pretty hard to pick for both categories since I enjoyed a lot of great titles OVA and TV-wise.


    Angel Beats!
    Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Ore no Imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai
    Amagami SS


    Darker than Black GAIDEN
    Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
    To Aru Kagaiku no Railgun

  • December 29, 2010 at 3:56 pmfathomlessblue


    Arakawa under the bridge
    Kimi no Todoke

    Evangelion 2.22
    Summer Wars
    Angel Beats Ova

    I’d have probably voted for Kuragehime but I haven’t finished watching it yet. Angel Beats, Durarara!!, B Gata H Kei, Hanamaru Youchien, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Ookami-san, PSG, Soredemo, Sora no woto and The book of Bantorra were also mostly brilliant.

  • December 29, 2010 at 3:58 pmmegalith

    TV series

    Angel Beats!


    Eve no Jikan
    Angel Beats OVA
    Disappearance (Where the hell is it anyway? Or did I just DERP?)

    • December 29, 2010 at 6:05 pmciq666

      Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu = The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

      • December 31, 2010 at 9:08 ammegalith

        Yes Yes I know about that but I just DERPED so hard that I HERPED. I was half awake when I saw this entry. :P

  • December 29, 2010 at 4:04 pmAishiteru


    TV Series:
    - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    - K-ON!!
    - Amagami SS
    - The Legend of The Legendary Heroes
    - Otome Youkai Zakuro
    - Angel Beats

    - Da Capo: D.C I and II PSP
    - Angel Beats OVA
    - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

  • December 29, 2010 at 4:04 pmOkie

    TV Series

    Angel Beats!
    Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
    Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun


    Angel Beats OVA
    Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
    Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

  • December 29, 2010 at 4:33 pmAlvord12

    TV Series

    -Angel Beats!
    -Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
    -Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    -Ore no Imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai
    -Yosuga no Sora


    -Shakugan no Shana S
    -Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

  • December 29, 2010 at 4:54 pmMeh

    5 is just not enough gimme 10 at least

  • December 29, 2010 at 5:11 pmsilvfer

    1. Durarara!!
    2. Kimi ni todoke
    3. Arakawa under the bridge
    4. angel beats
    5. Amagami SS

    1. Suzumiya haruhi no shoushitsu
    2. gundam unicorn
    3. Break blade

  • December 29, 2010 at 5:21 pmxcswmboy

    Agh…so many good OVAs, I need more choices for them too!!

  • December 29, 2010 at 5:26 pmkara

    FMA: brotherhood
    Amagami SS

  • December 29, 2010 at 5:34 pmxxxholic_wing

    Five is really not enough. So, i have to gamble on my top 5 picks:
    *Arakawa Under the Bridge
    *House of Five Leaves
    *Otome Youkai Zakuro
    *Senkou no Night Raid

    *Darker than Black Gaiden

  • December 29, 2010 at 5:42 pmHegeman

    I completely forgot Gintama ended this season. My wish for Gintama to win almost made me not vote for any other show. Almost. Only thing wrong with Gintama is that it can’t be both a traditional shounen anime (and actually have a plot) as well as a completely ridiculous comedy at the same time.

    FMA deserves the victory, though. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better shounen anime (from both a plot and action perspective).

  • December 29, 2010 at 5:50 pmqntiria


  • December 29, 2010 at 6:08 pmAnimeToshokan

    Evangelion 2.22
    Summer Wars
    Eve no Jikan…. nuff said

  • December 29, 2010 at 6:15 pmkiki

    Kaichou Wa MAID-SAMA!

  • December 29, 2010 at 6:17 pmGX-9901

    Amagami SS

    Evangelion 2.22
    Gundam Unicorn

  • December 29, 2010 at 6:18 pmGX-9901

    special consideration:
    Yosuga no Sora
    Kimi ni Todoke

  • December 29, 2010 at 6:27 pmTan-Tan


    NO SHIT.

    and I can’t believe you forgot Detective Conan Movie 14 >-<

  • December 29, 2010 at 6:36 pmJason Isenberg

    Okay it was hard but even though Harhui’s movie was amazing Fate/Stay Night + Eden of the East movies stood out to me the most only the fact of how damn well both companies worked super hard to make it the best of the year. For the show side I thought Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu was very underrated, I found it so funny I ended up on the floor for most of the episodes, it deserves praise (I don’t know if you haven’t watched it Divine but if you have I would like to know what you thought of it?). The others were Angel Beats (of course), Durarara!! (again of course), Amagami SS, and finally Sora No Otoshimono (which still impresses me to this day). Either way this was the hardest choice for me in a long time, shows that 2010 left a very strong impression and it’ll be the king until huger blockbusters come. For now they got Haruhi backing 2010 up LOL, gonna be hard ;)

    • December 29, 2010 at 10:02 pmDivine

      I consider Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu one of the funniest shows of the year.

      • December 30, 2010 at 4:46 amJason Isenberg

        Sad it didn’t see much light I only know a few people out of my 100 others who love anime watched it and they love comedy too. Anyways, thanks for your opinion my friend :). Hope this will be a great fight with all these good shows, I want to see close ones.

  • December 29, 2010 at 7:07 pmKakashi_Crusade

    one of the OVA’s there should be Koe De Oshigoto

  • December 29, 2010 at 7:08 pmdave

    Divine just a question:

    Is den pa teki na kanojo ova release this year??
    I really dont’t remember it being listed in the last year poll.

    • December 29, 2010 at 10:02 pmDivine

      It was included last year. See here.

      • December 30, 2010 at 1:43 pmdave

        Oh i see, Thanks.

      • December 30, 2010 at 1:54 pmdave

        well, everybody it’s listing their favorites shows so…

        Normal broadcast:

        Angel beats
        The World God Only Knows


        Fate unlimited blade works
        The disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
        Eve no jikan

  • December 29, 2010 at 7:20 pmder fur shur

    Strike Witches 2

    Summer Wars FTW!

  • December 29, 2010 at 7:28 pmHeinrich Lelouch

    It was easy to pick the first four for me: FMA:B, Saraiya Goyou, Giant Killing and Shiki. Had a struggle for the last one but ultimately decided on RAINBOW for its drama and bromance.

    I reckon FMA: B would win the readers poll.

  • December 29, 2010 at 7:30 pmRazgriz

    1. Shinryaku! Ika Musume
    2. Seitokai Yakuindomo
    3. Ore no Imouto
    4. K-ON!!
    5. Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai

    K-ON!! would’ve been my top choice if it had surpassed the first season in terms of comedy. Unfortunately, in my opinion, that didn’t happen. And just in the nick of time (I finished it last night), Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai got in my top 5 list.

  • December 29, 2010 at 7:35 pmkira-kun

    I wish the TV was split into half (13ep) and full (26ep) seasons. So hard to choose top 5 combined. And maybe put shows with “!” or “!!” in them separately too.

    Sora no woto

    Movie (sucks I’ve only seen at best 1/3 of those listed)
    Eva 2.22

    Really enjoyed this year. Lots of good shows.

  • December 29, 2010 at 7:55 pmweiwei

    My Choices:
    Kaichou wa Maid-sama
    Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
    Otome Youkai Zakuro
    Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

    Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

  • December 29, 2010 at 7:56 pmJC

    I actually liked more than 3 animes in the OVA/Movie category

    Unfortunately, I can’t say the same on the series category. Only got 3 that I liked while the rest are just filler that I can place above the rest.

    Seitokai Yakuindomo
    B Gata H Kei
    Soredemo (filler)
    Durarara (filler. I didn’t really like the latter parts and I forgot to vote for Ika.)

    Eva 2.22
    Black Lagoon Roberta’s Blood Trail
    Unlimited Blade Works
    Eve no Jikan movie (didn’t vote for this because of the limitation as well as for being a re-edit)

    Judging from the posts here, there seems to be quite a bit of varying opinions around. It would be interesting to see the results come January 2.

  • December 29, 2010 at 7:58 pmChen^2


    1. OreImo
    2. K-ON!!
    3. Angel Beats!
    4. Working!
    5. Railgun

    1. Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
    2. Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
    3. Evangelion 2.22

  • December 29, 2010 at 8:01 pmChen^2

    PS Another great anime idea ruined by fanservice: HOTD

  • December 29, 2010 at 8:02 pmwickker


    DTB Gaiden
    Summer Wars

  • December 29, 2010 at 8:05 pmnoname

    too many well done anime tis yr….

  • December 29, 2010 at 8:06 pmphilip

    omfg this is impossible to choose from

  • December 29, 2010 at 8:10 pmamado

    hard to choose…
    angel beats
    strike witches
    FMA brotherhood(even though I never finished)
    yosuga no sora

    angel beats
    black rock shooter
    fate/stay night unlimited blade works

  • December 29, 2010 at 8:36 pmFlappy


    -Summer Wars
    -Darker than Black

  • December 29, 2010 at 8:51 pmAshen

    I want them to animate more of Durarara!! so, so, SO badly.

  • December 29, 2010 at 9:20 pmGuardian

    Brotherhood all the way … best anime of all time, much less the year.

    • December 29, 2010 at 11:05 pmfullmetalmya

      I completely agree. FMA:Brotherhood all the way!!

  • December 29, 2010 at 9:23 pmHuitzi

    I see 25 series in that list of 2010. My top 5:

    1.- Oreimo.
    2.- Katanagatari, the least episode was epic.
    3.- Mitsudomoe, I don’t remember the last time I laugh too much.
    4.- Working!!
    5.- Yosuga no Sora .

    “Twincest” is the word of the Year.

  • December 29, 2010 at 9:35 pmOtaku_Brawler

    So much good anime out, it was so hard to choose. I need a top 10 poll. lol

  • December 29, 2010 at 9:36 pmquint

    Otome Youkai Zakuro
    Kaichou wa maid-sama!

    Kimi ni todoke and AngelBeats miss out because they ended weak
    Arakawa under the bridge was great – but the 2nd season ruined it

    IMO overall 2009 was a better year.

  • December 29, 2010 at 10:41 pmahelo

    Cross Game
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
    Kimi ni Todoke
    Arakawa Under the Bridge

    FMA totally deserves this because of how epc and awesome it got. Cross Game in the other hand was very much underrated and I wish it gets a good spot here. Railgun was just totally fun, and totally salvaged the To aru series for me, Kimi ni Todoke and Arakawa are fine choices too. I wouldve included Kobato, Durarara, Angel Beats, Baka to Test and Ika Musume in here but I could only choose 5.

    Admittedly the Spring Season was the best out of all 4.

  • December 29, 2010 at 10:46 pmahelo

    Based on what I see in the lists posted here, I see FMA, Angel Beats, Railgun, and Durarara competing for first place. That’d be exciting.

  • December 29, 2010 at 11:03 pmfullmetalmya

    Top 5:
    1-Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    2-Angel Beats!
    3-Arakawa Under the Bridge (x Bridge)
    5-Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

    Honorable mentions:

  • December 29, 2010 at 11:17 pmPau

    Katanagatari — awesome art design plus great story
    Durarara! — epic
    FMA — :D
    Kuragehime — loved it
    Inuyasha — good concusion to the series

  • December 30, 2010 at 12:12 amKoa-chan

    – FMA: Brotherhood. HANDS DOWN.
    – Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
    – Durarara
    – Kuragehime
    – Shiki

    But honorable mentions for me are:
    – Baka to Test – epic fun, i tell you.
    – Working!! – one of the best slice of life i’ve seen
    – Arakawa Under the Bridge (Damn you, second season.)
    – Kimi ni Todoke

    – Eve no Jikan
    – Macross
    – One Piece: Strong World! (because i love one piece <3)

  • December 30, 2010 at 12:14 amraijsmith

    Unlimited Blade Works FTW!!

    next would be fate/zero right?

  • December 30, 2010 at 12:28 amPerlaNemesis

    I voted for:
    1. Amagami SS
    2. Angel Beats!
    3. Baka to Test to Shokanjuu (it really deserves more love)
    4. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
    5. Working!

    1. Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
    2. Tales of Symphonia
    (haven’t seen others)

  • December 30, 2010 at 12:33 amInfinitas

    1. FMA
    2. Katanagatari
    3. Durarara!!
    4. Angel beats
    5. Bake test

    1. Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
    2. Summer wars
    3. Eve no jikan(movie)

  • December 30, 2010 at 12:53 amDarkScyX

    it is kinda hard just to make 5 choices…
    in all the anime series of a whole Year…

    if i could choose… i would choose like 8 or 10…
    but if i see it from the ppl who doesnt watch to much anime…

    i hv to say…

    -Shinryaku! Ika-Musume!

    these 2 are really entertaining… not to hard to understand…
    u dont need to know to much anime to keep up with them…
    really good series that u can recomend to ur “non Anime Watcher” Friends
    and they may enjoy…

    about the other choices… i’ll keep it for myself… =P

  • December 30, 2010 at 1:10 amXiShi

    FMA: brotherhood
    Amagami SS
    Cross Game

  • December 30, 2010 at 1:16 amFidelDesu

    K-ON (definitely gonna be #1)
    Strike Witches
    Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii wake ga nai

    Haruhi Suzumiya no Shoushitsu (epic masterpiece)
    Black Rock Shooter

  • December 30, 2010 at 1:44 amrazi

    imho FMA:B didnt live up to its manga version. I enjoyed manga much more, there were just too many good scenes omited to not care + for both, ending was kinda dull

  • December 30, 2010 at 1:44 amlalala

    Gundam 00 movie: Awakening of a trailblazer

    Show Spoiler ▼

    Watch this before you vote… freaken intense. TRANS AM!

  • December 30, 2010 at 2:18 amUnknownVoice


    FSN: Unlimited Blade Works
    Gundam 00 : A Wakening of Trailblazer
    xxxHolic Rou

  • December 30, 2010 at 3:03 amLastCross

    im shocked no one picked katekyo hitman reborn ):

  • December 30, 2010 at 3:27 amR1dH0

    TV Series
    1. Densetsu no Yunsha
    2. Angel Beats
    3. Working
    4. Giant Killing
    5. Kami nomi Zo Shiru
    1. Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
    2. Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
    3. Tales Vesperia

  • December 30, 2010 at 4:11 am1Lau

    Cross Game
    Sore Demo
    Arakawa (First Season)

    Also good:
    Amagami SS
    Hidamari Sketch (3rd Season)
    Kimi Ni Todoke

    Summer Wars

  • December 30, 2010 at 4:20 amnissannut

    I’m going to join in on the fun too!

    TV Series
    1. Seitokai Yakuindomo
    2. Shinryaku! Ika Musume
    3. Working!!
    4. Kimi ni Todoke
    5. Angel Beats!

    1. Summer Wars
    2. Koe de Oshigoto!
    3. Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

    It was hard leaving off Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Baka to Test, Tales of Vesperia and Fate/stay night UBW. There are many other great ones to choose from, too.

    Still, I really do enjoy and love the series that I voted for. They rank real high for me as I was watching them and I definitely will re-watch them.

    I’m looking forward to the final results. This should be interesting and fun!

    Thanks to all the writers and readers at Random Curiosity, and Happy New Year!

  • December 30, 2010 at 4:37 amDiasen

    1. FMA
    2. LOL heroes(flew under the radar of too many people)
    3. Shiki
    4. Cross game
    5. Angel Beats

  • December 30, 2010 at 4:42 amiroha360

    TV Series
    #1 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    #2 Heroman
    #3 SEKIREI ~Pure Engagement~
    #4 Nurarihyon no Mago
    #5 Ironman

    #1 BLACK LAGOON Roberta’s Blood Trail
    #3 Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen

    hey divine any word on a second season of Heroman or Nurarihyon no Mago and also is it true they are going to continue airing Gintama next year?

  • December 30, 2010 at 4:57 amAndré

    You’re right about LOL Heroes, LOL. But this kind of fantasy anime is not for everyone.

  • December 30, 2010 at 4:57 amypt

    There is just too many to pick=) I need much more then 5!!!!

  • December 30, 2010 at 5:15 ambriex

    TV Series :
    2.To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
    3.Angel Beats!
    4.Sora no Otoshimono Forte (The second season was awesome!!)
    5.So-Ra-No-Wo-To (Epic Ending)

    If I can pick more, I will choose OreImo & Ika Musume for number 6 & 7. The 2nd Season of K-On!! was a failure for me though.

    OVA/Movie :
    1.Break Blade
    2.Bungaku Shoujo Movie
    3.Black Rock Shooter

  • December 30, 2010 at 6:03 amRah


    Otome Youkai Zakuro
    (if it was 6 – Yojou-han Shinwa Taike)


    Black Lagoon
    Summer Wars
    Bungaku Shoujo

  • December 30, 2010 at 6:07 amPhantomRF

    Favorite Tv Series:

    2.Ore no Imouto
    3.Nurarihyon no Mago
    5.Amagami SS

    Also Good Series:

    *FMA: B
    *B Gata H Kei
    *Fortune Arterial

    1.FSN: Unlimited Blade Works
    2.Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
    3.Black Rock Shooter

  • December 30, 2010 at 6:25 amStarburst chan

    1. FMA
    2. Kuragehime
    3. Angel beats!
    4. Kobato
    5. Yumeiro Patissiere SP (it’s actually pretty cute)
    Maid sama didn’t quite make it
    For the movies / OVAs : Angel Beats! (they should have made the epilogue longer!)

  • December 30, 2010 at 6:35 amAapjuh

    phew, that was hard.. 2010 had so many series i rly enjoyed hard to narrow it down to 5 favorites, i already regretted the moment i pressed “vote” wish i could pick atleast 10 orso :)

  • December 30, 2010 at 6:59 amNikku

    Angel Beats
    Baka to Test
    Panty and Stocking

    Black Rock Shooter
    Haruhi Movie

  • December 30, 2010 at 7:07 amDarren Razey

    Angel Beats
    Seitokai Yakuindomo
    Baka To Test
    Mayoi Neko Overrun
    Angel Beats OVA
    Railgun OVA
    Haruhi Movie

    I think SYD is a very underrated show……

  • December 30, 2010 at 7:16 amdorasaga

    I must say BLACK ROCK SHOOTER is the best animated movie of the year. It’s clean, it’s well done. Fine music, great character design, and most importantly, the plot well developed without much words needed! That’s how an “animated video” is supposed to be, instead of becoming another talk-show or radio program.

    The second Eden of the East: Lost Paradise got my other vote for having a real ending and a fun one, too. The way Takizawa finally fulfilled his promise, “to punch the old man,” but not really, was a complete surprise. Love it.

    Katanagatari is the best animated TV series, no doubt. Its style says it all.

    I couldn’t make up my mind for my other honorary vote: The sequel of K-on!!? or Gintama? I gave it to Gintama, for wrapping up nicely its two hundred and one episodes of original comedy. The Monty Python ending of Panty&Stocking with Garterbelt was good, but Gintama is it, the Prince of all comedic anime.

    • December 30, 2010 at 7:26 amdorasaga

      I still can’t believe there’s no preview for BLACK ROCK SHOOTER that can do justice. It’s a drama about two worlds, about pure friendship beyond boundaries, and about the transcendentals, depending on your take, in a gothic or a fantastic way.

  • December 30, 2010 at 7:48 amlaaa

    where are the Super robot wars?

  • December 30, 2010 at 7:49 amlaaa

    Btw HOTD Amagami SS World only God knows

  • December 30, 2010 at 7:51 amlaaa

    And best Movies Gundam/ Break blade/ Fate stay night

  • December 30, 2010 at 8:00 amoutcast

    i couldn’t vote for seitokei. Even though i it would have made top ten. So i’m giving it an honourable mentioning.

  • December 30, 2010 at 8:43 amKRISS

    TV series
    1.Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
    2.Yojohan Shinwa Taikei
    3.Tantei Opela Milky Holmes
    4.Arakawa Under the Bridge

    1.Evangelion 2.22
    2.Hen Zemi
    3.Kurenai OVA

  • December 30, 2010 at 8:55 amhelio

    sooooo many good stuff!! Hard to pick top 5 and top 3

  • December 30, 2010 at 9:29 amEnna

    I missed Gintama on the list and didn’t vote for it, but it’s definitely one of my favorites of all time. For best movie, Eve no Jikan gets my vote.

  • December 30, 2010 at 9:48 amushio

    1-Evangelion 2.22
    2-Summer Wars
    3-Gundam00 Movie bad movie but more Gundam00
    4-Haruhi movie
    5-Black Rock Shooter

    2-Angel Beats!
    5-H.O.T.D this bad tv series also popüler

  • December 30, 2010 at 9:54 amKevz

    – FMA: Brotherhood
    – Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
    – Angel Beats!
    – Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
    – Durarara!!

    But honorable mentions for me are:
    - Gintama
    – Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
    – Working!!
    – Arakawa Under the Bridge
    – Kimi ni Todoke

    – Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
    – Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike (movie)
    – One Piece: Strong World!

  • December 30, 2010 at 10:20 amSelpheed

    well, my top 5

    Angel Beats!
    Sora no Otoshimono Forte

    These are also on my list of best of the year: (I’d love another season)

    B Gata H Kei
    Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
    Omamori Himari
    Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
    Otome Youkai Zakuro
    Ladies versus Butlers!
    Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
    Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
    kiss x sis
    Motto To LOVE-Ru
    Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
    Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Squid Girl)

  • December 30, 2010 at 10:33 amTK

    TV(based on how memorable it is) :
    - Angel Beats!
    - Gintama (no one voted for this)
    - Mitsudomoe
    - Ika musume (obviously)
    - Sora no Woto

    Movies (this one is too easy for me) :
    - F/SN UBW
    - Evangelion 2.22
    - Haruhi

  • December 30, 2010 at 10:48 amSacchi

    Deciding between Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance and Eve no Jikan was hard. I went with the former in the end, since Eve no Jikan is basically a recap of the series.

    I hope many people vote for Shiki. It is truly amazing.

    • December 30, 2010 at 10:49 amSacchi

      PS. Shiki is amazing but FMA:B is the best anime of the year.

    • December 30, 2010 at 10:03 pmdddd

      I agree with you, shiki was amazing.

  • December 30, 2010 at 11:33 amFirelord

    Can’t do much with the OVA/movies, coz I haven’t seen much of those lately.

    Anyway,my TV list:
    1. K-ON!!
    2. Ika Musume
    3. BakaTest
    4. Working!!
    5. Seitokai Yakuindomo

    Choosing just 5, out of the many shows I liked this year was tough, but being a huge comedy fan, these 5 were pretty much masterpieces when I watched them.

  • December 30, 2010 at 12:17 pmp0

    Katanagatari was and i hate to use this word a MASTERPIECE imho it deserves best of the year

  • December 30, 2010 at 12:53 pmalx

    1 katanagatari
    2 fma
    3 baka to test
    4 densetsu no yuusha
    5 milky holmes

    1 Eva
    2 shoushitsu
    3 ubw

  • December 30, 2010 at 1:31 pmEternal

    I thought it would be hard at first, but then I look at my list and realized the true 5 winners.

    1. FMA : Brotherhood – Deserves show of the year for sure.
    2. Sora no Woto – Extremely underrated show.
    3. Angel Beats! – Despite the flaws, it’s still a major show.
    4. K-On!! – I don’t support the moe invasion, but this slice-of-life was one of the highlights of the year.
    5. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu – Looking back, I can’t remember why I rated this show so high, but then reading comments here reminded me how funny the show was.

    Haruhi – Haven’t watched yet, but I can tell its epic from the general community.
    UBW – Pacing was absurd, but I gotta support F/SN.
    Summer Wars – Movie wasn’t the most amazing, but I liked it.

  • December 30, 2010 at 3:01 pmSoraNoKaze

    It is hard to pick a Top 5 but these are the best ones of the season IMO.

    1. Angels Beats
    2. K-ON!
    3. Durarara
    4. FMA Brotherhood
    5. Oreimo

    Honorable Mentions

    Occult Gakuin
    Arakawa Under the Bridge
    Tegami Bachi
    To Aru No Railgun
    Baka To Test
    KuroShijutsu II

    Draker Than Black Gaiden
    Black Rock Shooter
    Railgun OVA
    Tales of Vesperia: First Strike
    Gundam Unicorn
    Shana S

  • December 30, 2010 at 5:37 pmhaitechan

    1. FMA
    2. Durarara
    3. Kimi ni Todoke
    4. Angel Beats
    5. Kuragehime
    6. Shiki

    1. Eva 2.22
    2. Haruhi
    3. TOV: The first strike

  • December 30, 2010 at 5:46 pmdudave

    1. FMA:B
    2. Durarara!!
    3. Cross Game
    4. Working
    5. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
    (6. Gintama)

    Movies / OVA
    1. Darker Than Black Gaiden
    2. Black Lagoon RBT
    3. Disappearance of S. Haruhi

  • December 30, 2010 at 6:36 pmRaptorJesus

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Fullmetal Boring wins.
    My top 5 are:
    Ore no imouto
    Amagami SS
    Cross Game
    Angel Beats
    Summer Wars
    Evangelion 2.22
    Angel Beats! OVA

  • December 30, 2010 at 7:07 pmKuro

    Series (in no particular order):
    Amagami SS
    Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

    Gundam 00: A wakening of the Trailblazer
    Gundam Unicorn episodes 1-2
    Rebuild of EVA:You can (not) Advance

  • December 30, 2010 at 8:21 pmNinja

    TV Series:

    1. Shiki
    2. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    3. Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen
    4. Angel Beats!
    5. Nodame Cantabile Finale


    1. Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
    2. Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
    3. Darker than BLACK Gaiden

    This year I also enjoyed:

    - Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu
    - Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
    - To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
    - Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
    - Gundam Unicorn
    - Summer Wars

    Overall it was a pretty decent year I’d say.

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