Well here we are, Anime Of The Year 2019. After taking a look back at each season, it’s finally time to sum up last year with our favorite anime of them all. Here are our picks for Anime Of The Year 2019.
Nick’s Anime Of The Year
Kanata no Astra
I can’t begin to stress how hard this decision was to make. I could easily name a ton of other shows I could put down here for AOTY but I had to pick just one and after some serious thought, I decided this was the right pick. Maybe it’s a surprise to you or maybe it isn’t, but this is what I’ll be going with for my pick. No I don’t feel like I’m picking this just because I had to pick something, I genuinely enjoyed Astra and it’s definitely a worthy show for AOTY, at least for me it is. What I loved the most about this show was just how on edge it kept me, like honestly I had no idea what to expect each week as there were so many twists and turns throughout that kept you guess all the way to the end. There were moments where I thought I had figured it out, what was actually going on, but nope they went another way, something different and more exciting. I like it when a show can still do that, keep you guessing all the way through. I feel like it’s hard to do nowadays because so many stories are so predictable and not too original that you can pretty much accurately guess the plot from the first ep. Not saying Astra is an original story or anything, but how they presented it and how everything unfolded was exciting each time. Not a ton of shows do that for me so having being able to experience that for this whole show is really a nod to how good the story is. Aside from that I liked the characters, the space action, the traveling to new worlds and exploring them, it all made up for an exciting space adventure from start to finish. If you like sci-fi thrillers like this then by all means check it out, it’ll keep you guess right to the very end.
Deven’s Anime Of The Year
Another season of Kakegurui, something you have to love about the anime industry. If you support something and it actually makes money for the studios they might bring it another season. And oh how this season was brought. It’s another amazing season of Yumeko antics and clever games made by the characters that both test your physical resolve and one’s mental cleverness which I always love. The thing is that unless you read the manga you can’t really tell what’s going to happen or how Yumeko or her allies will win because often the puzzles or games are fairly complex. What I really loved the most about the season(other than more Miyuki Sawashiro as Kirari Momobami) was the election which gave us a lot more of the Momobami family but at the same time it gave a feeling of “Villain of the Week” to it but the premise behind it was so interesting I was willing to give it a pass. I’m personally hoping for more from Kakegurui because simply put Yumeko is an amazing character to watch in motion both because of her actions and her voice. I hope that you watch the show.
Joe’s Anime Of The Year
5-toubun no Hanayome
I think I am going to have to give it to Quintessential Quintuplets, not because I only saw about 4 shows that entire year due to watching One Piece for most of it, but because it was honestly that enjoyable. I really did like it, and with the fact that I haven’t been into romcoms or harem anime in the last few years, well, this one certainly was a pleasant surprise and one that I look forward to for its next season. The manga did end or is ending, so hopefully the second season will give a nice wrap up. Sure, I might be cheating a bit since I did talk about this for the winter post. But again, I only saw about 4 shows to completion, and I figured I would give it to a nonsequel show rather than a sequel like Mob Psycho 100. Still, this show was a lot of fun, had good humor, stuck away from a lot of harem tropes. It is certainly one I would recommend for those that like comedies, since it felt more like one at times over a harem. Which I certainly did enjoy. I going to leave it at this, since I did already talk about it on the Winter Post, and really do not want to say the same things again and sound like a broken record.
And that’s it for the 2019 edition of the Anime Corps Year In Review! As always thank you so much for staying with Anime Corps for another year, we appreciate all the views and comments you leave and it’s really encouraging to be able to get this feedback while talking about the anime we love.
Up next is a look back much further than 2019, we’re looking back at the past decade of anime and picking out some of our favorites. This won’t be a group post, rather we’ll be posting individually so look forward to those posts in the coming weeks as I’m sure we’ll all excited here to share what anime we’ve enjoyed the most over the past 10 years.
With our picks out of the way, what was your Anime Of The Year for 2019? Let’s us know in the comments below!
As always, thanks for reading and we’ll see you in the next post!