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The Best Anime Of 2012 – Part 0: Introduction and the Anti-Awards

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We had another marvelous year of anime this year; while it lacked the mega-series that 2011 had in form of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Steins;Gate, it more then made up by having a large number of very good anime series. Even with stretching my top anime countdown to include 15 anime series that I feel are the most noteworthy and highest quality, I’m leaving out so many other series that deserve praise that it’s almost depressing.

The lack of monster hits along with a large pool of quality titles also made picking the various winners more difficult then in 2011 were PM3 and S;G probably earned over half the awards by themselves. Thus, I needed more time to finish this look back at 2012 but I had a lot of fun going through the various series to refresh my memory. I also added a few new categories, so, look for those.

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Top Picks for the Summer 2012 Anime Season – Part 2 of 3: The Middle 8 Series

Let’s get some fan service out of the way first

If part 1 felt like winter, part 2 is going to feel like a spring where it comes in like a freak St. Patrick’s Day snow storm and leaves like a late May heat wave the wilts all the seedlings and recent plant transplants. (Local weather metaphors will vary.)

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