Best of Q2 – Summer Anime 2016

So we’re halfway through the summer anime season. So here’s the updated top 5 lists for various things that I look for in all the shows I watch, ranging from music, design and characters. And this time around, I’m trying to be a little more fair overall, so just because a show has been dropped, there are some categories I will try and keep them involved in, though it’ll be hard for those shows to stick till the very end when they’ve only had a few episodes and the other shows have had the entire season.

So anyways, here’s the best of the 2016 summer anime season at the halfway mark!

Best OP

  1. Tales of Zestiria The X
  2. New Game!
  3. Servamp
  4. Handa-Kun
  5. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

Best Art Direction

  1. Tales of Zestiria The X
  2. Alderamin on the Sky
  3. Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
  4. Taboo Tattoo
  5. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

Best Character Design

  1. Alderamin on the Sky
  2. Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
  3. Momokuri
  4. Rewrite
  5. Taboo Tattoo

Best Story

  1. Alderamin on the Sky
  2. Amanchu!
  3. Planetarian
  4. Tales of Zestiria The X
  5. Taboo Tattoo

Funniest Show

This category is simply for the show that has the best comedic moments in the show, whether intentional or not. If the show’s making me smile or laugh, it’s on this list!

  1. Momokuri
  2. Amanchu!
  3. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
  4. New Game!
  5. Taboo Tattoo

Most WTF?! Inducing Show

As the title states, this category is for the shows that make me say “WTF?!” the most while watching it.

  1. Hatsukoi Monster
  2. Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
  3. Handa-Kun
  4. Rewrite
  5. Momokuri

Best Ecchi

Pretty sure this is straight forward here, this category is devoted to the show that has the best scenes and moments that are ecchi-related, whether it’s undressing, hot springs/swimsuit episode stuff, groping, panty shots and of course, two people falling onto each other in the most sexual way possible.

  1. New Game!
  2. Taboo Tattoo
  3. Food Wars: Shokugeki no Sara
  4. Qualidea Code
  5. Ange Vierge

Best Screencap

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— A horrifyingly beautiful end to a battle — Alderamin on the Sky

 

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— Why Cha is the best character on the show. — Amanchu!

 

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— Hifumi trying to buy your memories of how cute she is from you — New Game!

 

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— The beginning of my depression this season. — Planetarian

 

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— Scratch attack!!! — Taboo Tattoo

 

Sexiest Screencap

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— Light Streaks: The Animation — Ange Vierge

 

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— Kou’s episodic gimmick — New Game!

 

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— When two girls had to wait till opening hours to get it on! — New Game!

 

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— Everyone knows all small-chested girls HAVE to do this to large-chested girls! — Qualidea Code

 

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— The result of a lost ping-pong match. Poor Touko. — Taboo Tattoo

 

Best Couple/Duo

As simply as it gets, this category is for the best couples and duos whether it’s those involved romantically, having a strong friendship, or maybe are just two rivals that work off each other so well. Either way, if the anime is better when the two are together on-screen, they apply to this list.

  1. Kou/Rin – New Game!
  2. Hikari/Mato – Amanchu!
  3. Shinya/Yuki – Momokuri
  4. Futaba/Hikari – Amanchu!
  5. Kuzuya/Yumemi – Planetarian

Sexiest Female Character

  1. Kou – New Game!
  2. Bluesy – Taboo Tattoo
  3. Yatori – Alderamin on the Sky
  4. Lucia – Rewrite
  5. Hotaru – Qualidea Code
  6. Asuha – Qualidea Code
  7. Lisa – Taboo Tattoo
  8. Aryabhata – Taboo Tattoo
  9. Velvet – Tales of Zestiria The X
  10. Ai – Amanchu!

Sexiest Female Character (in secret)

This extra category will go towards the characters that on the outside wouldn’t normally fall into the category of being called sexy or hot, but because of moments throughout the anime (usually ecchi-related), we discover that they’re much hotter than we give them credit for being.

  1. Aoba – New Game!
  2. Hikari – Amanchu!
  3. Iltutmish – Taboo Tattoo
  4. Maihime – Qualidea Code
  5. Mato – Amanchu!
  6. Alisha – Tales of Zestiria The X
  7. Hifumi – New Game!
  8. Chihaya – Rewrite
  9. Mizuki – Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
  10. Yumeko – Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

Prettiest Female Character

Because not every girl is designed to be the sexiest girl on Earth, this category goes to the female character that stands out as not just being the subject of endless dirty thoughts, but as also just being an absolute beauty on-screen. Though the girls who top the Sexiest Female Character list are still available to take those spots as well.

  1. Hifumi – New Game!
  2. Kou – New Game!
  3. Alisha – Tales of Zestiria The X
  4. Asuha – Qualidea Code
  5. Shizuru – Rewrite
  6. Ai – Amanchu!
  7. Lucia – Rewrite
  8. Bluesy – Taboo Tattoo
  9. Mizuki – Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
  10. Maihime – Qualidea Code

Best Male Character

  1. Handa-Kun – Handa-Kun
  2. Shinya – Momokuri
  3. Soma – Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
  4. Ikta – Alderamin on the Sky
  5. BB – Taboo Tattoo

Best Female Character

  1. Hikari – Amanchu!
  2. Hifumi – New Game!
  3. Yuki – Momokuri
  4. Tsumugi – Sweetness & Lightning
  5. Bluesy – Taboo Tattoo

Best Show

  1. New Game!
  2. Sweetness & Lightning
  3. Amanchu!
  4. Taboo-Tattoo
  5. Momokuri
  6. Rewrite
  7. Alderamin on the Sky
  8. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
  9. Tales of Zestiria The X
  10. Planetarian
  11. Qualidea Code
  12. The Morose Mononokean
  13. Handa-Kun
  14. Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara

And there you have it, that’s my best of the first half of this season’s anime. If you got your own lists, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments below!

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