Anime-Planet 2008 Anime Awards Winners

Discussion in 'Anime-Planet Annual Anime Awards' started by Cetonis, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Cetonis

    Cetonis Forum Moderator

    Anime-Planet 2008 Anime Awards Winners

    Best Male Supporting Character

    Maeno Teruki - Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi

    Runners-up: Suzaku Kururugi - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

    Best Female Supporting Character

    Kallen Stadtfeld - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

    Runners-up: Mimi - Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi, Takako Kimura - Kannagi

    Best OP Theme

    "Tabi no Tochuu" - Spice and Wolf

    Runners-up: "Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi" - Vampire Knight, "Satsugai" - Detroit Metal City

    Best ED Theme

    "Still Doll" - Vampire Knight

    Runners-up: "Ringo Biyori" - Spice & Wolf, "Dango Daikazoku" - Clannad

    Best Comedy

    Detroit Metal City

    Runners-up: Kannagi, Clannad

    Best Action


    Runners-up: Ga-Rei: Zero, D. Gray Man

    Best Mecha

    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

    Runners-up: Gundam 00 S1

    Best Drama


    Runners-up: Natsume Yuujinchou, Shigofumi, True Tears

    Best Scifi


    Runners-up: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi, Real Drive, Tetsuwan Birdy Decode

    Best Fantasy

    Spice and Wolf

    Runners-up: xxxHolic: Kei

    Best Romance


    Runners-up: Junjou Romantica, True Tears

    Best Mystery

    Shion no Ou

    Runners-up: Ghost Hound, Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi, Chaos; Head

    Best Slice-of-Life


    Runners-up: Hidamari Sketch x365, Aria the Origination, Minami-ke Okawari

    Best Sports


    Runners-up: Bamboo Blade, Shion no Ou

    Best Ecchi


    Runners-up: Ikkitousen: Great Guardians, Zero No Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo, Sekirei

    Best Horror


    Runners-up: Chaos; Head, Ghost Hound

    Best Male Lead

    Lelouch Lamperouge - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

    Runners-up: Kaiji - Kaiji, Tomoya Okazaki - Clannad

    Best Female Lead

    Horo - Spice and Wolf

    Runners-up: Nagi - Kannagi, Yuuko Ichihara - xxxHolic: Kei

    Best Villain

    Kazutaka Hyoudou - Kaiji

    Runners-up: Kirameki Mikawa - Shigofumi, Charles zi Brittania - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

    Best Full Cast

    Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

    Runners-up: Kurenai, Kannagi, Clannad

    Best Animation

    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

    Runners-up: Kaiba

    Best Music

    Macross Frontier

    Runners-up: Detroit Metal City, Spice and Wolf, Kaiba

    Best Setting

    Spice and Wolf

    Runners-up: Kaiba

    Best Plot


    Runners-up: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, Kaiba

    Best Character Development


    Runners-up: Spice and Wolf

    Best Movie

    La Maison en Petits Cubes

    Runners-up: Resident Evil: Degeneration

    Best OVA

    Detroit Metal City

    Runners-up: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi

    Best Series Overall

    Spice and Wolf

    Runners-up: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, Clannad

    Anime-Planet 2008 Anime Awards List

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  2. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Apr 22, 2009
    wow, too bad a few titles earned like 4 awards, fairly unbalanced ;_;
  3. Cetonis

    Cetonis Forum Moderator

    (thread is in Gen. Anime for now until awards section can be unlocked)

    --Before anyone asks why the number of runners-up for each category seems to be completely random, I basically looked at the point totals and did it by the eye test; wherever it seemed to make the most sense to draw the line I did. Not terribly scientific, but produces less awkward scenarios than just picking an arbitrary flat number would. I'll post some exact point counts in a little bit so you can see what I mean.

    That's just how these things tend to go; it could have been much worse, trust me :P Anyway, that's why you wanted to do an extra "panel" vote, no?
  4. Lyzl

    Lyzl New Member

    Posted by Lyzl on Apr 22, 2009
    I don't think earning extra awards is unbalanced, thinking about the oscars, sometimes certain movies just sweep the board because they are plain better then everything else. If people think an anime deserves the win in a category, I don't think it should matter even if it's winning in everything else.

    (IMHO of course)
  5. sloggerK

    sloggerK New Member

    Well, at least Kaiba won something.

    *Applause for winners*
  6. Cetonis

    Cetonis Forum Moderator

    This is true of course, though I think she's pretty much just voicing her general dislike of popularity skew :P The multi-vote points system did mitigate it to some extent, (in a base plurality poll CGR2 would have won virtually everything) but you can never get rid of it entirely.

    Anyway, as promised here are some more exact point totals, so people can see how close (or not) each vote was. Think I'll list the top 5 or so of each:
    Male Supporting
    Maeno (Mnemosyne) - 10
    Suzaku (Code Geass R2) - 9
    Mako-chan (Minami-ke) - 8
    Sunohara (Clannad) - 8
    Makoto (Ghost Hound) - 7
    Yoite (Nabari no Ou) - 7

    Female Supporting
    Kallen (Code Geass R2) - 15
    Mimi (Mnemosyne) - 8
    Takako (Kannagi) - 8
    Miyako (Hidamari x365) - 6
    Chiri (Zoku SZS) - 6

    OP Theme
    Spice and Wolf - 27
    Vampire Knight - 17
    Detroit Metal City - 16
    Zoku SZS - 11
    Macross F (Lion) - 11

    ED Theme
    Vampire Knight - 26
    Sppice and Wolf - 17
    Clannad - 16
    Zoku SZS - 11
    Mnemosyne - 10

    Detroit Metal City - 41
    Kannagi - 27
    Clannad - 27
    Hyakko - 18
    Zoku SZS - 17

    Kurozuka - 30
    Ga-Rei: Zero - 27
    D. Gray Man - 27
    Mnemosyne - 23
    Shikabane Hime: Aka - 18

    Code Geass R2 - 30
    Gundam 00 S1 - 26
    Macross F - 18

    Clannad - 33
    Natsume Yuujinchou - 21
    Shigofumi - 18
    True Tears - 17
    La Maison en Petits Cubes - 13

    Kaiba - 21
    Mnemosyne - 18
    Real Drive - 15
    Tetsuwan Birdy Decode - 15
    Freedom - 9

    Spice and Wolf - 49
    xxxHolic: Kei - 27
    Druaga no Tou: Aegis of Uruk - 14
    Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo - 14
    World destruction - 10

    Clannad - 38
    Junjou Romantica - 22
    True Tears - 22
    Itazura na Kiss - 17
    Kannagi - 12

    Shion no Ou - 18
    Ghost Hound - 16
    Mnemosyne - 16
    Chaos; Head - 15
    Mouryou no Hako - 13

    Hyakko - 22
    Hidamari Sketch x365 - 12
    Aria the Origination - 11
    Minami-ke Okawari - 10
    Antique Bakery - 8

    Kaiji - 20
    Bamboo Blade - 18
    Shion no Ou - 16

    Kanokon - 26
    Ikkitousen - Great Guardians - 16
    Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo - 15
    Sekirei - 14
    Mnemosyne - 9

    Kurozuka - 28
    Chaos; Head - 22
    Ghost Hound - 19
    Resident Evil - 12
    Hakaba Kitarou - 6

    Male Lead
    Lelouch (Code Geass R2) - 51
    Kaiji (Kaiji) - 22
    Tomoya (Clannad) - 19
    Kimihiro (xxxHolic) - 17
    Lawrence (Spice and Wolf) - 15

    Female Lead
    Horo (Spice and Wolf) - 41
    Nagi (Kannagi) - 17
    Yuuko (xxxHolic: Kei) - 17
    Shion (Shion no Ou) - 14
    Rin (Mnemosyne) - 10

    Hyoudou (Kaiji) - 24
    Kirameki (Shigofumi) - 8
    Charles (Code Geass R2) - 8
    Ali al-Saachez (Gundam 00 S1) - 7
    Renjou (Kurenai) - 5

    Full Cast
    Zoku SZS - 19
    Kurenai - 16
    Kannagi - 16
    Clannad - 16
    Code Geass R2 - 13

    Code Geass R2 - 33
    Kaiba - 25
    gundam 00 S1 - 19
    Clannad - 16
    ef - A Tale of Melodies - 13

    Macross F - 25
    Detroit Metal City - 19
    Spice and Wolf - 18
    Kaiba - 17
    Code Geass R2 - 14

    Spice and Wolf - 35
    Kaiba - 28
    Code Geass R2 - 14
    Macross Frontier - 9
    Aria the Origination - 7
    Real Drive - 7

    Kaiji - 31
    Code Geass R2 - 30
    Kaiba - 27
    Spice and Wolf - 19
    Ga-Rei: Zero - 13

    Character Development
    Clannad - 25
    Spice and Wolf - 23
    Shion no Ou - 13
    xxxHolic: Kei - 13
    Ghost Hound - 11
    Kurenai - 11

    La Maison en Petits Cubes - 11
    Resident Evil - 11
    Sky Crawlers - 6
    Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea - 5
    One Piece - 4

    Detroit Metal City - 39
    Mnemosyne - 32
    Lucky Star - 14
    Tsubasa Tokyo revelations - 12
    Chocolate Undeground - 11

    Series Overall
    Spice and Wolf - 87
    Code Geass R2 - 75
    Clannad - 54
    Kaiji - 36
    Kaiba - 33
    Shion no Ou - 27
    xxxHolic: Kei - 26
    Ga-Rei: Zero - 24
    Kurenai - 23
    Gundam 00 S1 - 23
  7. Adam

    Adam New Member

    Posted by Adam on Apr 22, 2009
    Kaiji won best plot?

    And Code Geass R2 was the runner-up???


    I love Kaiji, but I don't consider it to have a great plot. Ah well, at least it won 3 awards.
  8. Fireaxe

    Fireaxe Member

    Clannad over True Tears in both best drama/romance categories? I'm astonished.

    To be honest, I'm strongly disappointed by the results in quite a few categories (most of them, actually :p), but that's some awesome work you did there Cetonis. Big thanks!
  9. sloggerK

    sloggerK New Member

    Kaiji is next on my 'to watch' list...
  10. Lyzl

    Lyzl New Member

    Posted by Lyzl on Apr 22, 2009
    Power to Shion! I'm sooooo happy it won a catergory, as well as that it did so well in best series overall. Totally under appreciated.
  11. Adam

    Adam New Member

    Posted by Adam on Apr 22, 2009
    By all means, watch it; it's in my top 10.
  12. purplemo

    purplemo New Member

    Well whenever you do an aggregate count of a bunch of people's tastes you're going to end up with certain shows that take a lot of the categories. That's really no big surprise (happens all the time in other places, especially since most people haven't seen all the shows but most people have seen a certain group of them). That's why I did the individual lists since you can see what each person would have picked; it's more interesting that way. It's rather easy to predict which shows would take a lot of votes in a group.

    Actually I'm a bit surprised Spicy Wolf and Ledouche didn't win more. ;p
  13. VivisQueen

    VivisQueen Well-Known Member

    Upon seeing the Best Animation category, this was my very vocal reaction alone infront of my PC:


    Honestly, do people have eyes? Yes, those two mushy things in the front of your head. Code Geass R2, with its ordinary character designs, uninteresting backgrounds, and average action scenes = best animation? Best ANIMATION? I need to lie down.

    Luckily, that abominable win was counteracted nicely by Kaiba taking the Best Sci-Fi. TWO THUMBS UP! In my view, that and Kaiji were the real deserving stars of these awards. On the whole, I leave fairly satisfied, and thanks to Cetonis & Co for all the hard work! Looking forward to seeing what the next year brings. ^_^
  14. valondar

    valondar Active Member

    I'm pretty happy with the results. Sure, some stuff I hoped not to win did, but two of my favourites took home a lion's share of the awards (Kaiji and Spice and Wolf); and two of my others got deserving wins in their respective fields.

    Some stuff that I didn't much care for also got awards I felt were pretty deserving - Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei isn't a good show, really, but even I gave it a best full cast vote so kudos.

    Not that I'm complaining (BELIEVE ME I'M NOT) but how did you make the call between these two?

    Edit: Vivis, didn't you say Spice and Wolf was largely forgotten? Bwahahahahahahaha.
  15. VivisQueen

    VivisQueen Well-Known Member

    I know. I think I projected my own thoughts onto the rest of the world. I enjoyed that show at the time, but with hindsight I find it pretty unmemorable. Horo did deserve best female, but Best Overall? No.
  16. Cetonis

    Cetonis Forum Moderator

    Ties were given to the series with the lower watch count. RE had over 1,000 while La Maison had... 80. So there you go -.-'

    Random personal thoughts:

    - I had kinda pegged Spice and Wolf as the most likely winner from the outset. It's the sort of wide-appeal series where most people who watch it really enjoy it, but usually not quite as much so as something else more aligned to their particualr tastes. As such, even if it got few first-place votes it would likely appear somewhere in the top 5 of the majority of those who saw it. Which, given the love-hate nature of CGR2 and general great-but-not-outstanding impression of Clannad, would presumably be good enough as there weren't any heavily popular anime besides the two aforementioned. It was something of a "compromise" candidate, and I'm glad it won over something with a limited but fanatical following.

    - In terms of actual category winners, I can't say there were too many surprises in terms of what I thought had a realistic shot. The ones that were kinda surprising were Kaiba not winning Setting, Zoku upsetting Clannad on Full Cast, and Ga-Rei somehow coming up short in Action.

    - Never saw xxxHolic: Kei coming. It may not have won anything, but it was competing all over the place. Might have to go check that franchise out.

    - I liked Hyakko a lot, but anything starting with "Aria" failing to win a slice-of-life award is a travesty :P I know we have at least some people on here who like pure SoL, why haven't they watched the Aria series yet...?

    - I think I'm tougher on Kaiba and Kaiji than I really should be -.-' Probably some sort of reflexive response to the worship they get when I'm one of those folk who "merely" thought they were great. Well, I am among the crowd that was mildly disappointed with Kaiba's second half, so I have an actual reason there. Not so much with Kaiji, save for nitpicking the animation. (I like my generic unartisitc KyoAni trash, so sue me) Should probably 8.5 it and get it onto my top list.

    - More people need to watch Shigofumi. Not saying it's for everyone, but should work for fans of Kino if nothing else.
  17. valondar

    valondar Active Member

    So am I, truthfully. Didn't stop me from voting for it all over the place.

    You know, I hate KyoAni buckets, their aesthetic style is distressingly ugly... but they're really, really good at animating that crap. Definitely better than what Kaiji featured. I'll give them that, ok? I might have even been forced to vote for something like Clannad for best animation but fortunately I hadn't seen it.
  18. Cetonis

    Cetonis Forum Moderator

    Yeah, if I had seen closer to the amount of series you did I probably would have too. As it is, Kaiba was about my 10th favorite out of like 40, so I only really got votes in for it in Scifi, Music and Setting.
  19. Lyzl

    Lyzl New Member

    Posted by Lyzl on Apr 23, 2009
    If kaiba was 10th, what was 9th-1st for you Cetonis? I mean, Aria, Shion and Shigofumi I can understand, but then what? Spice and Wolf, Clannad, Code Geass, Hyakko, ZSZS, Hidamari Sketch, gunslinger girl S2, kannagi, bamboo blade, kaiji... and whatever else. I mean, I find it hard to believe that all but 3 of those are better then Kaiba in your opinion.

    Sorry, I'm still on Kaiba high so I think I'm a little emotional about it ><. I'm just wondering what 9 anime could possibly have been better then it 2008.
  20. Kenikki

    Kenikki Member

    Aria not winning SoL is a travesty and Ghost Hound losing to Shion (which was bleh) in mystery and to Kurozuka (which was just plain crap) was disappointing as well. Although I wasn't very suprised that Shion beat Ghost Hound since GH had a weak ending and alot of people seem to love Shion for some unexplainable reason.

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