Isn't kind of sad that Non Non Biyori was /a/'s AOTY for 2013? I mean I was healed when I watched it and it was a good relaxing watch overall.It was a solid 8/10. But was anime in 2013 really that bad that a slice of life achieved AOTY status?Aria doesn't count for past AOTYs
>I mean I was healed
You don't even understand what that means. That was probably your first taste of "healing" anime.
What's so sad about this?
Posting in another OP=IRC NNB thread.
a lot of the anime that premiered in 2013 that /a/ would tend to like were sol. in fact, I'd say that 2013 was a great year for sol
when it comes down to it, it becomes a game if odds. if there are 10 shows competing and 6 are sol its not bad at all
Let me ask you a question. Would you ever consider a 5 minute series to be AOTY? Regardless of how well done it was, it'd most definitely be no.
The reason why is scale and ambition. It's the factor that most voters don't take into account when selecting their AOTY. For AOTS, it's fine considering the smaller pool, but when you reflect back on a year, you'd want a show that stands out among its peers. Something that tries to be something a little more new. Something that although it might not have been perfect, elevated anime a little bit.
"A film that aims low should not be praised for hitting that target."
There's something special about a show which has no plot yet is still able to really pull emotions out of the audience. Plots are the easiest way to generate emotions from people: a villain to hate, heroes to root for and get sad over when they have troubles or die, cliffhangers to force you to tune in next week, etc. Plots are easy mode regarding creating emotional connections with the audience.
For example, in Kill lel Bill, you have "villain of the week" as your antagonist, some tits and ass here and there to keep your hormones raging and a revenge story straight out of Kill Bill. After the episode ends, it is back to the status quo with another villain from another club next week. Is this what the baka waito gaijins think is good anime with a good plot?
For Non Non Biyori to draw genuine laughs, tears, nostalgia and familial-bonding-type feelings without any plot is all is an achievement not to be fucking written off, IMO.
SHIN SEKAI YORI COBFIRMED THIS GUYS AOTY
>Would you ever consider a 5 minute series to be AOTY?
If good? Yes.
>generic moeshit is now aoty
Gargantia healed me more.
There was no anime above 8/10 this past year unless you count SSY which was half 2013. NNB had the most emotional influence over me and I looked forward to it the most. Therefore, my aoty.
>Implying my AOTY wasn't the diamond in the rough, Aku no Hana
Fair argument, sitcoms have pretty much the same potential in character development and relations as plot-driven shows however. Yes, I did appreciate NNB, but to me, AOTY should be something beyond a collection of skits.
AOTY polls are a joke for /a/. 2012 was fucking Milky Holmes.
>not Railgun S
SAO had a relatively unique premise and did some interesting things with it at first, but ultimately wasted all that potential. Is it a better show than Tari Tari which took a very generic premise and executed it beautifully?
Some people value execution more than ambition. Not everyone shares your criteria for AotS/Y or opinion of what qualities "elevate" anime. New, unique or different isn't necessarily better.
>Regardless of how well done it was, it'd most definitely be no.
For you, sure. I don't see why not. As studios and directors get more used to working with the format the quality and pacing of shorts could vastly improve. Turning up your nose at them is like saying a 1 hour long game cannot be GotY and only epic AAA games are worthy of consideration.
To be honest, I disliked both those shows. One just got bad and the other was a borefest. The premise for SAO wasn't really unique either.
I'm not arguing based on ambition and innovation alone, I'm saying that it should be better considered when they try to reach higher heights.
Shorts are only a fifth of a regular episode, so a better comparison would be 10 minutes of provincial league to an hour of NHL. Shorts are just too short to contain substance that can stand its own against a well doneregular show.
Anime is a heavily commercialized media, thus it leaves no space for bullshit critics circle jerk.
If slice of life or comedy anime can make people feel their busy and stressful lives become better, it will receive its merited honor.
If anime can't make people's lives better, even if it has deep story, it is just artists do whatever only him/herself likes and don't care about audiences who pay their meal, so into the trash it goes.
Railgun S was the best show this year. All 14 episodes of it.
SSY was 2012
For me, 2013 was a strange year. I kind of felt that Kaminai deserved much more recognition than it got, but although each of the departments such as setting, art, music and so on was top quality, it just didn't work as a whole.
I know most(if not all) anons will disagree with me on this one but I found Monogatari Second Season to be my AOTY.
> not YZQ
Whats wrong with SoL being AOTY? NNB brought enjoyment and chillness with great characters and music, What more do you want?
If you enjoy it so much I don't see why you would have any problems with it.
NNB and Mosaic were 2 of the best shows last year and both SoL's.
2013 had a lot of anime I liked, but I can't say there is one I liked enough for it to be AotY.