The Pits: Best of Anime 2018

Editor’s Note: Feel free to post as big or as small of a list as you would like below but please keep your lists contained to these posts and do not open up your own or fill up the OT with them. The winners will be announced alongside the other winners of The Pits on 12/21 and will be calculated by adding up your lists (10 points for first, 9 for second, etc. with 5 per awarded for unranked Top 10 lists). Voting will be cut off some time on 12/21 so make sure to cast your ballot before then. If you wish to change your ballot later feel free to, but please indicate clearly that you are recasting your vote to make things easier to count.

Welcome to The Pits: Best of Anime 2018 voting thread. This has been a great year for anime. With ridiculous titles like “A Place Further Than The Universe”, “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunnygirl Senpai”, and “Planet With”, there were a lot of very hard to describe anime that came out.

The rules are simple to follow. We have two categories: The Miyazaki Award for Best Anime Movie and the Watanabe Award for Best Anime Series. You are welcome to list out as many as you like, but only the top 10 for each category will be awarded points. For unordered lists, each show/film will receive 5 points. For ordered lists, the first place will receive 10, second 9, etc. with 10 getting 1 point.

Any show which aired in 2018 is qualified for a nomination, including season 500,000 of Gintama. For films, if either a limited release or a wide release occurred in 2018, it qualifies. Re-releases of films older than 2 years don’t count. Short films are allowed, as are OVA movies. Short-form series are also allowed. If you’re wondering which category to put an anime in, if it has a number of episodes, it’s a series. If you’re not sure if something is “anime”, just list it. It’s fine.

If you need help remembering what the hell you watched this year, My Anime List has a convenient Seasonal Anime list for 2018. Just click through each of the seasons at the top.

Please keep in mind that these lists should be personal. You can consider what you like about a show in terms of a wide audience, but I don’t want you taking something off of your list just because it didn’t get great reviews. Be nice and do not rag on people for their choices.

For convenience sake, use either the most common name or the official English name for the series. Feel free to list more than one name for the same show.

I will list my nominations below.