With all due respect, I think you’re being too skeptical about this award. The purpose of this award, like Kait have said, is mainly for fun. Promoting new Anime is a great purpose, but that’s a bonus. There is nothing wrong with nominating old Anime. If you want to promote new Anime, then do it, nominate them in our nomination threads. I’m sure members who are visiting the nomination threads might want to try to watch a particular new Anime because many people are nominating it. Take Magi as an example.
Last edited by Doraku; December 22, 2012 at 10:23 AM.
These awards are not intended to be objective critiques, reviews, criticisms, or year end anime wrap ups. They are only intended as fun way for fans to talk about the anime they like. The last thing we want is to draw imaginary lines around an activity only intended for fun. This is a fan forum, all we care about is giving fans the opportunity to talk about what they watch. And not just what they watched in the 2012 calender year, but everything they watch. If that risks a little repetition, so be it. If activity is any reflection, a lot of members are really enjoying the awards. Seeing so many new faces posting is a success unto itself.
Please remember that anime fandom is very different than manga fandom. Most anime are only 12 - 25 episodes long, with new shows debuting every three months. Part of being an anime fan is picking out new shows every season. There is natural turnover within fandom, necessitated by the format itself. Upcoming anime are announced months in advance, and receive considerable publicity in Japan, all of which is quickly disseminated around the net. Finding new shows to watch is a ten minute affair. As with all new TV shows, anime fans are accustomed to trying new shows without heavily vetting them first. Knowing where to look is easy; we keep upcoming and current season previews stickied at all times in the Otaku Theater. Most categories reflect fan emphasis on the new. While some old favorites have been nominated, all categories have been dominated by titles from 2011 and 2012.
The last anime only awards began in mid-February 2011, too early for anime from 2011 to be nominated. The 2011 winter season was barely a month old when the awards started, some of the most popular titles (for example: now classics Steins;Gate, AnoHana, and Madako Magica) would not debut until after the nomination process was over.
Last edited by Kaiten; December 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM.
Then what is the point in calling them 2012 awards ? There are others threads to discuss what we watch, have watched or will watch.Quote:
Hopefully the awards are naturally biased toward the recent series and events and help renewing the nomination but then that make even less sense to not restrict the period of time. Well I guess it makes it a battle between the last one showed against the all time favourite...Quote:
Last edited by k-dom; December 22, 2012 at 07:04 PM.
It's 2012 because this is an annual event.
First, let's clear up one important thing: The "2012" part of "Anime Award 2012" does not refer to the time limitation of each categories. This is not an Oscar, unless it's explicitly stated, there is no time limitation in nominating. The year is referring to when the event is held, pretty much the same with the previous Anime award.
Hunter X Hunter 2011 might be worse than Hunter X Hunter 1999, but remember, that's your personal opinion. We are trying to respect every member who are trying to nominate their favorites here, regardless whether other member think that such Anime might be undeserved to get nominated due to the lack of quality and the like. The best way to introduce your favorite Anime is, like Uriel said, nominate it. Only by such action, people could vote the Anime which you think deserves "Best Anime Overall".
Honestly people, let's try and maintain a little perspective. This is not a matter of serious business, or a matter of dire consequences. We are not changing the awards to 2012 anime only this late into the nomination process. If all you want to nominate are anime from 2012, then only nominate anime from 2012. Don't like the anime being nominated? Go nominate what you like. Not interested? Don't participate. Breathe. Relax. Have fun.
Last edited by Kaiten; December 23, 2012 at 05:03 PM.
I've noticed that older animes are at a severe disadvantage in these award thingies. Seems like if the show hasn't come out in the pass 2 or 3 years, and or isn't ongoing they're hardly brought up or nominated whether they deserve it or not
Last edited by naruto-niichan; December 24, 2012 at 06:00 AM. Reason: no series discussing
Admittedly, I nominated a lot of newer series (2 or 3 years old) because they're fresher in my mind than the classic ones, or even less recent ones (5 or so years ago). Not that the older ones aren't great or anything (TTGL is one of my top 5 anime), but in the moment of recalling anime that have made an impression on me, I'm going to naturally go for ones I remember more recently, like Fate/Zero or Madoka Magicka.
That's why i keep an Anime-Planet. So i can keep up with all the crap i've watched.
There is only so much praise Grave of the Fireflies and Spirited Away can receive without it feeling forced. It's simply a matter of living in the present, rather than forgetting the past. We all probably have spent a considerable amount of time and effort recommending old favorites, there is nothing wrong with spending an equal amount of time praising the new. Nostalgia is for losers.
Last edited by naruto-niichan; December 27, 2012 at 08:18 AM. Reason: Will the HxH tards ever stop bashing each other?