Originally Posted by Shinmaru
Speaking of, though, probably the only award I have a huge beef with is Bakemonogatari winning Best Animation, which is absurd. Great looking visually, but man, it has SO many animation shortcuts, like most everything SHAFT does (not that I'm knocking 'em too much; I enjoy SHAFT's style). How could any series with an episode like "Nadeko Snake, Part Two" possibly win Best Animation? Canaan may not be a better series than Bakemonogatari, but it has better animation by far (as does Darker than Black, which I voted for).
I think the issue was there was no topic for art. Art style Bakemonogatari was a feast. Easily the best looking anime of the year if you just took a random screenshot. I agree with you about "animation" however. (i think i voted for DtB and Caanan as well, to win over Bake)
If there was a separate category for art i wouldn't have voted for bakemonogatari for animation.
The only vote that bugs me is best female character. it bugs me for two reasons. 1) Horo won last year. 2) there were atleast 3 possibly as many as 5 female characters who was far stronger then Horo either year.
It was a shame none of those characters won that category (though they did place as runners up), but it seems that just because Horo gets naked and none of the others do, it was an easy victory for the wolf. (don't get me wrong. I like
Horo as a character. I think she's a great character. But she wasn't close to the best female character of this season)