Tokyo Anime Awards announces seven nominees for Anime of the Year


A couple of fan favorites and a couple of dark horses

Every year around this time the nominees for the Tokyo Anime Awards are announced with the most prestigious award being given the title of Anime of the Year. Over the years many wonderful movies and series have been given this award including Wolf Children in 2012, Summer Wars in 2009 and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in 2007.

This year there are seven titles which will be competing for the coveted spot as the best anime of the year and while some of these titles were pretty much guaranteed to get a nomination given their legacy or current popularity, a couple of these nominees are sure to surprise you (I know that I was certainly surprised as I went through the nomination list). 

Competing for the top honor this year are the following seven titles:

Evangelion 3.0: You Can [Not] Redo
The Wind Rises
AnoHana the Movie
Gintama The Movie: Final Chapter
Madoka Magica: Rebellion
Space Brothers
Attack on Titan

See? Told you that there were a couple of surprises in there.

Naturally you had to expect that Evangelion 3.0, Madoka Magica, Attack on Titan and The Wind Rises were going to be included within the nominees. It would be foolish to not at least nominate them given their popularity with fans and at the box office. However you have to give credit where it is due for including some dark horses like the AnoHana and Gintama movies and Space Brothers. I personally absolutely love Space Brothers and have called it criminally underrated. Do I think that it has any real chance of winning Anime of the Year? Not really but just to see it nominated really does give me a real sense of satisfaction as a fan.

So sound off, which of these nominees do you think deserves to win Anime of the Year? What series do you think the nominating committee completely ignored that should've been included?

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