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2013 Japanator Awards


Now, when Karen introduced our Best Anime of 2013, she declared "No more wimpy little categories like Best Use of a Ferret in an Action Sequence or Best Perversely Erotic Scene of Classroom Destruction or what have you". Inde...


This is it, gang: our ultimate award. No more wimpy little categories like Best Use of a Ferret in an Action Sequence or Best Perversely Erotic Scene of Classroom Destruction or what have you, no: this is the big de...


Welcome to 2014! A brand new year means brand new anime, so you better prepare yourself for the good, the bad and the oh-so-ugly over the course of the next twelve months. But forget about new beginnings and fresh views for j...


While writing these awards posts, I came to the realization that 2013 has been a pretty big year all around. It's been fantastic year for most of the media I consume, especially video games (my favorite!) I'm first and foremo...




The case could be made that 2013 was a strong year for women in anime. That said, there were also plenty of great candidates for best male, and though it may seem like we've overlooked quite a few, many of them lacked an x-fa...


Perhaps the most important and nail-biting category this year, the Best Game Soundtrack category has us editors viciously engaged in mortal combat over who would win! I'm definitely not lying! Elliot almost died! Seriously --...


This year in anime was all about the ladies, with intriguing female characters springing up left and right like some kind of fancy anime flowers in the Japanator garden. It was a good year for women (and girls) who broke the ...


Writing about our "Best Art" category for the Japanator Awards is great. Unlike our "Best Anime", character, or even the musical categories, the cool thing about checking out the best art of the year in Japanese cartoons is t...


[Update: The year is nearly over, so be sure to get your votes in ASAP to give your favorite show the best chance of winning! - Chris] Once again, it's time for the Japanator Readers' Choice Award 2013! You've been hearing ab...


The anime industry shovels out plenty of bad anime every year, and usually that would make this decision a difficult one. After taking the time to whittle down our list, we held a vote to see which anime would take home our n...


The roll of nominees keeps on scrolling for this years Japanator Awards, and just as we tallied up our nominees for Best Anime Soundtrack of 2013, we aren't about to ignore the many Japanese games that tickled our ears with t...


One of the greatest things about music in general is that you can enjoy a song, regardless of where it originates from. In some cases, the same can be said about music in anime. However, if the anime series that you're watchi...






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