Submit Your Nominations for the Anime UK News Readers' Choice Awards 2018!

D1tchd1gger

Railgun
I'll have to have a sit down and collate my data from the seasonal threads. Will start this from the 24th as my next day off. Plus binge watch High Score Girl out that day.

I assume the categories are the same, although I count 18 from last year, but the answered count on Waveform only says /15.
 

Teapot

Warrior of Light
Administrator
I'll have to have a sit down and collate my data from the seasonal threads. Will start this from the 24th as my next day off. Plus binge watch High Score Girl out that day.

I assume the categories are the same, although I count 18 from last year, but the answered count on Waveform only says /15.
We've changed a couple of the categories, but the main difference between this nomination stage and the final voting stage in a couple of weeks will be that the "best company" (Best Distributor, Best Streaming Platform, etcetera) awards will be in the final voting stage but aren't in the nomination stage, as we can just include all of them in the final voting without needing to create a shortlist.
 

Azar

Vampire Ninja
Only one episode came to mind when thinking of best episode of the year. 😢

Soundtrack was another easy one. Devilman Crybaby or Yuru Camp.
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
Submitted my nominations. First listed are my first choices, then the rest are simply in the order I thought of them.

Best TV Anime:
DEVILMAN crybaby
Violet Evergarden
After the Rain
Lupin the 3rd Part 5
MEGALO BOX
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Best Anime Film:
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern - Film 1
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us

Best Animation:
Violet Evergarden
DEVILMAN crybaby
Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel 1 - presage flower
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

Best Writing:
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
Violet Evergarden
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Lupin the 3rd Part 5

Best Single Episode:
Violet Evergarden Episode 10 - Loved Ones Will Always Watch Over You
DEVILMAN crybaby Episode 9 - Go to Hell, You Mortals
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Episode 11 - The Kaede Quest

Best Opening Song:
Goblin Slayer - "Rightfully" by Mili
Steins;Gate 0 - "Fatima" by Kanako Itō
Sword Art Online: Alicization - "Adamas" by LiSA
Persona 5 The Animation - "Break In to Break Out" by Lyn

Best Ending Song:
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai - Fukashigi no Karte by Asami Seto, Yurika Kubo, Nao Tōyama, Atsumi Tanezaki, Maaya Uchida, and Inori Minase.
Steins;Gate 0 - Last Game by Zwei
After the Rain - Ref:rain by Aimer
Lupin the 3rd Part 5 - Seine no Kaze ni … (Adieu) by Miyuki Sawashiro

Best Soundtrack:
DEVILMAN crybaby by Kensuke Ushio
Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel 1 presage flower by - Yuki Kajiura
MEGALO BOX by Mabanua
Attack On Titan Season 3 by Hiroyuki Sawano

Best Home Video Release:
Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Edition - Manga UK
Night is Short, Walk on Girl Collector's Edition - Anime Limited
Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls Collector's Edition - MVM Entertainment

Best Manga:
Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa
My Solo Exchange Diary by Kabi Nagata
Teasing Master Takagi-san by Soichiro Yamamoto

Best Manga Illustration:

Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa

Best Light Novel:
Kokoro Connect by Anda Sadanatsu

Best Light Novel Illustrations:

A Sister’s All You Need by Kantoku

Best New Girl:
Benio Hanamura, Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern - Film 1
Mai Sakurajima, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Maquia, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
LLENN - Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online
Takagi, Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san

Best New Boy:
Masami Kondo, After the Rain
Aoyama, Penguin Highway
Eugeo, Sword Art Online: Alicization
Callahan, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us
Goro, DARLING in the FRANXX
 

D1tchd1gger

Railgun
Oh Best episode is a new one.
🤔 Off the top of my head....
Every APFTTU episode!!! Nah, but definitely 12 and one episode from 7, 8, 9 or 10 of VE.

I'll nominate my top 10 anime and the 4 films I saw and 3 manga (with releases this year) I read.
 

NoSurprises

Adventurer
Had some fun filling these out.

Best TV Anime:
Yuru Camp△
Hisone to Masotan was such a close second

Best Anime Film:
Mirai no Mirai

Best Animation:
Violet Evergarden

Best Writing:
Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san

Best Single Episode:
Zombie Land Saga episode 2 (convinced me to watch the series...)

Best Opening Song:
Zombie Land Saga

Best Ending Song:
Hisone to Masotan

Best Soundtrack:
Megalo Box

Best Home Video Release:
3-gatsu no Lion - Anime Limited

Best Manga:
My Solo Exchange Diary

Best Manga Illustration:
My Solo Exchange Diary

Best Light Novel:
N/A

Best Light Novel Illustrations:
N/A

Best New Girl:
Hisone Amakasu - Hisone to Masotan

Best New Boy:
Koutarou Tatsumi - Zombie Land Saga
 

HWR

Himouto
Here’s most of my answers:
Best TV Anime:
Yuru Camp-in the end this won out, the more I thought about it the more I had a fondness for it. Think I’ll rewatch this soon actually. (Hozuki 2 is Runner-up.)

Best Anime Film:
N/A-haven’t seen enough of this years selection to give a fair vote.

Best Animation:
Harukana Receive- they really made the sport feel alive and vibrant.

Best Writing:
Hozuki’s Coolheadness 2nd Season-each episode felt unique and bizarrely original

Best Single Episode:
N/A- Just couldn’t pinpoint a specific episode for this.

Best Opening Song:
Black Rover from Black Clover
Pop Team Epic from Pop Team Epic by Sumire Uesaka


Best Ending Song:
Inkya Impulse from Asobi Asobase-very unique and a standout for me.

Best Soundtrack:
Tokyo Ghoul: re Seasons 1 and 2 by Yutaka Yamada (best thing about the series tbh)

Best Home Video Release:
March comes in like a Lion

Best Manga:
Tokyo Ghoul: re by Sui Ishida (Beastars gets an honourable mention since it’s not technically available here yet.)

Best Manga Illustration:
Tokyo Ghoul: re by Sui Ishida-I love his artwork, and it really reached its peak around the middle volumes of re.

Best Light Novel:
N/A- I don’t read LNs so can’t comment here

Best Light Novel Illustrations:
N/A-Same as the above

Best New Girl:
Kaos from Comic Girls-more of a sympathy vote because of how relatable a character who always fails is. She’s also cute and has a cat that wears a hat, so that’s a plus.


Best New Boy:
Sugimoto from Golden Kamuy-this guy is awesome, plus he’s voiced by Ian Sinclair in the dub so that’s a bonus!
Shame there was no worst categories, would have been interesting to see the other side of the spectrum in terms of people’s thoughts on 2018 in anime.
 
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thedoctor2016

Baka Ranger
Best film I put as Fate Stay Night HF I so it would get a vote.
And the two other I loved haven't got legal UK ways but have in America sadly.
 

IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
AUKN Staff
Seeing as I could submit as many as I wanted, I took full advantage of this

Best Anime
Violet Evergarden
Yuru Camp
Pop Team Epic
Mitsuboshi Colors
B: The Beginning
My Hero Academia Season 3
Steins;Gate 0
Sword Art Online Alternative
Megalo Box
Comic Girls
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis
Attack on Titan Season 3
Asobi Asobase
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Best Anime Film
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (by virtue of being the only film I saw this year)

Best Animation
Violet Evergarden
My Hero Academia Season 3
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
Megalo Box
Attack on Titan Season 3
Happy Sugar Life
Free! Dive to the Future
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5

Best Writing
Violet Evergarden
Comic Girls

Best Episode
Violet Evergarden Episode 10 - Loved Ones Will Always Watch Over You
My Hero Academia Season 3 Episode 11 - One For All
Steins;Gate 0 Episode 8 - Dual of Antinomy: Antinomic Dual
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory Episode 8 - One Man Force
Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 6 - Sin
Zombie Land Saga Episode 2 - I ♡ HIP HOP SAGA
Goblin Slayer Episode 1 - The Fate of Particular Adventurers

Best Opening Song
Darling in the FranXX - "KISS OF DEATH" by Mika Nakashima x Hyde
Yuru Camp - "SHINY DAYS" by Asaka
Mitsuboshi Colors - "Colors Power ni Omakasero!" by Colors☆Slash
My Hero Academia Season 3 - "ODD FUTURE" by UVERworld
Steins;Gate 0 - "Fatima" by Kanako Itou
Persona 5 The Animation - "BREAK IN TO BREAK OUT" by Lyn
Golden Kamuy - "Winding Road" by MAN WITH A MISSION
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory - "Even...if" by Tamaru Yamada
Overlord Season 3 - "VORACITY" by MYTH&ROID
Asobi Asobase - "Three-Piece" by Hanako Honda (Hina Kino), Olivia (Rika Nagae), Kasumi Nomura (Konomi Kohara)
Free! Dive to the Future - "Heading to Over" by OLDCODEX
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5 - "Fighting Gold" by Coda
Anima Yell! - "Jump Up↑ Yell!!" by Kaminoki Koukou Cheering-bu
Zombie Land Saga - "Adabana Necromancy" by Fran Chou Chou

Best Ending Song
Pop Team Epic - "POPPY PAPPY DAY" by Popuko and Pipimi
Steins;Gate 0 - "LAST GAME" by Zwei
Asobi Asobase - "Inkya Impulse" by Hanako Honda (Hina Kino), Olivia (Rika Nagae), Kasumi Nomura (Konomi Kohara) feat. Ikepy & KSKN
Free! Dive to the Future - "Gold Evolution" by STYLE FIVE
Anima Yell!! - "One for All" by Kaminoki Koukou Cheering-bu

Best Soundtrack
Megalo Box
Attack on Titan Season 3
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5

Best Home Video Release
Sound! Euphonium CE - Anime Limited
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex CE - Manga UK

Best New Girl
Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden)
Zero Two (Darling in the FranXX)
Sat-Chan (Mitsuboshi Colours)
Lily Hoshina (B: The Beginning)
LENN (Sword Art Online Alternative)
Ann Takamaki (Persona 5 The Animation)
Kaos (Comic Girls)
Maho Hiyajou (Steins;Gate 0)
Choco (Last Period)
Olivia (Asobi Asobase)
Hanako Honda (Asobi Asobase)
Kasumi Nomura (Asobi Asobase)
Guild Girl (Goblin Slayer)
Kohane Hatoya (Anima Yell)
Tae Yamada (Zombie Land Saga)

Best New Boy
Aoi Shouta (Pop Team Epic)
Koutaro Tatsumi (Zombie Land Saga)
Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
 

Azar

Vampire Ninja
Most of my picks. From these noms it must seem like I've only watched about 4 shows all year... 😅
AOTY
Yuru Camp
Devilman Crybaby
Violet Evergarden

Episode of the Year
Violet Evergarden Episode 10
APFTTY Episode 12 would be my second choice

Best Soundtrack
Devilman Crybaby
Yuru Camp

Best Animation
Devilman Crybaby
My Hero Academia
Violet Evergarden

Best Writing
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Violet Evergarden

Best New Boy
Sakuta Azusagawa (Bunnygirl Senpai)

Best New Girl
Rin Shima (Yuru Camp)
Nadeshiko Kagamihara (Yuru Camp)
Mai Sakurajima (Bunnygirl Senpai)
Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden) 😝

Best Opening
Wotakoi

Best Ending
Violet Evergarden

Best Home Video
March Comes in Like a Lion
 
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Himouto
Well I completely forgot that Pop Team Epic had a great OP. Ah well. For best home media release I might have put GITS: SAC on there but I recall there were some on disc issues that were corrected for the SE release but UE owners weren’t offered a replacement scheme iirc. Rest of the set was good though so maybe it counts as a runner up.
 
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