2013 Japanator Awards

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You've seen the best, now here's the "best"
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... read feature

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There was never really any doubt
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... read feature

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It's a close one!
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... read feature

Jtor Awards 2013 photo
A brilliant Awakening
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... read feature

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It's a popularity contest
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... read feature

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Which soundtrack music'd the hardest?
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 --... read feature

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It's basically who you thought it would be
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 ... read feature

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Who's the prettiest Japanese cartoon?
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... read feature

Your anime of 2013 photo
Fight! Fight! Fight!
[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... read feature

The worst anime of 2013 photo
No, it's not Valvrave
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... read feature

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Far beyond the bleeps and bloops
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... read feature

Best Soundtrack 2013 photo
It's like great music to my ears!
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... read feature

Best Game 2013 photo
Which video game sucked the least?
Gather around the fireplace, children, and Uncle Ben will tell you a story! Once, before these virtual reality gizmos and direct brain-jacks entertainment software, we had to play video games on a normal screen! Yup, it's tru... read feature

Best art 2013 photo
It's a bright and colorful list!
Art! What's it good for? Well, a lot, actually. A story can be made or broken depending on the way it's presented, and especially in anime (which is a primarily visual medium) that's a big deal! So here's our complete and com... read feature

Best male character 2013 photo
We know, It's a short list
I realize we've got a rather short list for best male nominees this year, and despite being handed a hefty list of nominees by my staff, very few names on the list really stood out, and even then, I had to determine which cha... read feature

Best Female of 2013 photo
Take a bow, ladies
I may be going out on a limb here, but I think 2013 was a pretty good year for female characters in anime. Instead of just getting the same few character types over and over again, we got a pretty wide variety of not only fem... read feature

Worst anime of 2013 photo
It ain't easy being cheesy
It's the end of the year, and that means it's time to list off some of the best and worst titles of the year. However this year, I've decided that we'll be handing out awards and letting our staff vote to decide who deserves ... read feature

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