[Final] Most Surprising Anime of 2014

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This category is for anime that you did not expect to like, might not have planned on watching, but ultimately enjoyed very much.

Only anime that aired in 2014, including anime that aired in fall 2013 and carried over into 2014 (2 cour series), are eligible.

Nomination Rules
  • Nominate up to three anime.
  • Please clearly state the title of your nomination.
  • Please bold the title of all nominations.
  • The five anime with the most nominations will proceed to the next round.
Participants are allowed to change one nominee each. To request a change, post what nomination you would like removed along with your new nomination.


The voting round will end January 22nd. Please select 5 options.

Post questions and comments to the 2014 Anime Awards Info Thread.

Nominees:

Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis (6)
No Game No Life (5)
Kill la Kill (3)
Ping Pong (3)
selector spread WIXOSS (2)
Sidonia no Kishi (2)
Space Dandy (2)
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
Hoozuki no Reitetsu
Majimoji Rurumo
Madan no Ou to Vanadis
Barakamon
Amagi Brilliant Park
HeroBank
Tribe Cool Crew
Majin Bone
Tokyo Ravens
Wake Up, Girls!
Gingitsune
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
Danna ga Nani o Itte Iru ka Wakaranai Ken
Mushishi Zoku Garo
Daimidaler
Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin
 
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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

I've been waiting for this to open! :XD

There were quite a few anime that surprised me this year. My expectations on each of these were fairly low, before I watched them... but with every episode they just excelled! For Most Surprising Anime of 2014, I'm Nominating:

Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis
No Game No Life
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

They might not be the absolute best anime of the season, but they were sure up there and I appreciated the good work they did!
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

I also nominate
Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis
No Game No Life
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

I nominate

Ping Pong
Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis
Hoozuki no Reitetsu
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

I nominate

Majimoji Rurumo
Kill la Kill
selector spread WIXOSS
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

Barakamon
Wake Up, Girls!
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014


I nominate:
  • Gingitsune
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
  • Selector Infected WIXOSS
 
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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

I support Shingeki no Bahamut and NGNL
I nominate Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

ping pong
kill la kill
space dandy
 

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Shingeki no Bahamut
No Game No Life
Ping Pong
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

I support Kill La Kill
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

I support NGNL and nominate Amagi Brilliant Park + Sidonia no Kishi. A shame many didn't notice Amagi because it wasn't "subbed" by HorribleSubs Crunchyroll.
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

I nominate

HeroBank
Tribe Cool Crew
Majin Bone
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

Support Shingeki no Bahamut. Nominate Tokyo Ravens.
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

I'll nominate Madan no Ou to Vanadis

It could not have landed further from my expectations. In a good way.
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014


Danna ga Nani o Itte Iru ka Wakaranai Ken
Mushishi Zoku
Space Dandy


I was thinking to nominate Sidonia no Kishi to, but i read the Manga was expecting nothing else like the outcome. So no really surprise, from my sight.
 

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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

Add my vote to

Knights of Sidonia
(Sidonia no Kishi)
 
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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

Garo, Daimidaler, Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin.
 
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Re: Most Surprising Anime of 2014

Tokyo Ravens deserves it, it was surprisingly good.

Same for Majinbone, Herobank, and TribeCoolCrew.
 
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