Best of Anime 2016: Animation

Dependent on the animation it has the possibility to turn viewers off if its not to their taste. It may vary from person to person, but generally a smooth flowing animation is better than a start-stopping choppy one. Through the animation of anime, one is able too see how truly good looking the landscapes, the characters or even the characters special ability’s are. There are certain studios in the anime industry which have set the bar constantly over the last couple of years in animation, and will probably continue to do so. This year in anime, animation turned out to be quite top heavy, with a majority of those doing well, really standing out. There were a lot of mixing and matching of colors, where highlighting certain aspects really brought out the key expressions and atmospheres of characters and scenes. With that being said:

Deirii Raifu’s Pick:

Musaigen no Phantom World – ‘It’s pretty & I mean pretty’

“We live in this shaky world where the line between reality and fantasy has become blurred. But you know what? I happen to like this world.”

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Musaigen no Phantom World takes the top spot for animation this year. Kyoto Animation (KyoAni) did a great job in providing a well animated series filled with bright colors and transient tones. The overall animation turned out to be bright and colorful, where it was nice to see all of the colors mix, match and contrast against each other. With specific key frames highlight certain aspects of a character, it was nice too see how they all fit well in how the animations played out. This also being combined with different variety of styles (Due to the different worlds) allowed for a lot of variety.

Runners Up:

2) Hibike Euphonium 2
3) Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Special Mentions: Macross Delta , HaiFuri, Love Live Sunshine!, Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season


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