This section provides more of an objective view towards what was anime of the year. This section will generally focus on the main genres and factors that surround anime. In taking amount different niches people like, I think a more rounded view will be shown. Obviously this is an opinion into what I believe most of the anime watching community would like, whether they be just a casual watcher or someone that is more invested into anime. With that being said:
Deirii Raifu’s Pick:
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! – ‘Comedy!’
“Her panties were stripped off, then all the money she had on her was taken. He said giving back his coin pouch wouldn’t be enough, so I said I’d pay any price if he’d just return my panties, but then he told me to decide what they were worth on my own! He said if I didn’t, they’d be revered within his family as an heirloom from now on!”
Objectively, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! turned out to be an anime which could appeal to a lot of people. Rather than providing a generic hero story, superpowers and all, it provided something different, with more of a struggling act of being an adventurer. Though may seeming dramatic as a premise, its comedic side is what pulls audiences to it (It’s easier to appeal to those with silly humor), with a vast amount of different jokes, gags and antics of the characters it allows itself to not be taken too seriously, without disturbing the main story line. Everything fits into place as it pulls the right moments of drama and thrills then quickly switching back to a comedic stance. Laughter brings people together, and there’s a lot of laughs to be had in this anime.
2) Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
3) Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Special Mentions: Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!