Votes are in: Readers Choice Anime of 2013!


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 just a moment, as we still have loose ends to tie up; it's time to announce the results of the community vote held over the past week or so, and crown the Japanator readers' pick for Best Anime of 2013.

Many thanks to everyone that dropped in a comment to vote for their show of choice, especially since it was a close contest and every vote counted. Let us know how your show fared in the comments below, and if your favorite didn't score as highly as you might have liked, why not tell us why we should check it out in the C-Blogs?

Anyway, the votes have been tallied and you can see the winner below the jump. Yes, I'm going to add just a little more suspense like I did last year, whether you like it or not! We've got to amp up the drama, right?

1. Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! (It's you guys' fault I'm not popular!) - 9 votes
2. Kill la Kill - 8 votes
3. Monogatari Series: Second Season - 7 votes
4. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet - 6 votes
5. Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) - 4 votes
5. Shingeki no Kyoujin (Attack on Titan) - 4 votes
5. The World God Only Knows: Goddesses - 4 votes
6. Chihayafuru 2 - 3 votes
6. Hataraku Maou-sama (The Devil is a Part-Timer) - 3 votes
6. Shinsekai Yori (From the New World) - 3 votes
6. Uchouten Kazoku (The Eccentric Family)- 3 votes
7. Beyond the Boundary - 2 votes
7. Gatchaman Crowds - 2 votes
7. Kyousougiga - 2 votes
7. Yowapeda - 2 votes
8. AKB0048 - 1 vote
8. Aku no Hana (Flowers of Evil) - 1 vote
8. Arpeggio of Blue Steel - 1 vote
8. Cuticle Tantei Inaba - 1 vote
8. Date A Live - 1 vote
8. Free! - 1 vote
8. Gintama: The Final Chapter - Be Forever Yorozuya - 1 vote
8. Girls und Panzer - 1 vote
8. Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation - 1 vote
8. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2 - 1 vote
8. Kiniro Mosaic - 1 vote
8. Kyoukai no Kanata - 1 vote
8. Magi: The Kingdom of Magic - 1 vote
8. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. S2 (Oreimo) - 1 vote
8. Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru (My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy)- 1 vote
8. Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Ilya - 1 vote
8. Puchimas! Petit Idolmaster - 1 vote
8. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) - 1 vote
8. Samurai Flamenco - 1 vote
8. Senyuu - 1 vote
8. Space Battleship Yamato 2199 - 1 vote
8. Strike the Blood - 1 vote
8. Tamako Market - 1 vote
8. Teekyuu - 1 vote
8. Valvrave the Liberator - 1 vote
8. Yuyushiki - 1 vote

Congratulations to WataMote! Your depressing yet hilarious ways have charmed our community, beating down plentiful under-boob and donut-loving vampires. But how's that for a closely-fought contest? Just a few more votes and things could have turned out very differently!

But hey, even if your personal favorite didn't place that highly, you at least have a list of shows to potentially check out. Perhaps I should watch Gin no Saji so that I've got the top ten covered? Thanks to all of you that voted, and here's hoping for a great year of anime in 2014!

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