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Hello AniTAY! 2018 has come to a close, and just like everyone around the internet, it’s time to review the year that was. Now that the holidays are over, let’s look at what were our little community’s favorite anime that aired last year.

This is now the third year that I’ve done this, and I will link our posts from 2016 and 2017 below. In 2016, I only asked for each person’s 5 favorite anime of that year, with the winners being Konosuba Season 1 and Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu. In 2017, I changed the format so that every person had to give me their 10 favorite anime of last year in ranked order so that the list would better reflect what shows were truly our favorites. #1 got 10 points, down to 1 point for someone’s #10 show. The winner ended up being Tsukigakirei for 2017's list.


We had 22 lists this year, and we ended up with 64 different shows that received points, up from 59 shows during 2017. In the interest of time and space, we’re going to rip through numbers #64-51 super quickly and then go through #50-25 here, and leave the top 24 for a future post coming next week. You’ll have to bare with me. For your interest, here are 2016's list and the top 10 from 2017.

Honorable Mentions - #64-51:

As Miss Beelzebub Likes - 1 point
Food Wars! The Third Plate: Totsuki Train Arc - 1 point
Release the Spyce - 2 points
Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments - 2 points
Sword Art Online: Gun Gale Online - 2 points
Sirius the Jaeger - 2 points
Karakuri Circus - 2 points
Dropkick on my Devil! - 2 points
Liz and the Blue Bird - 2 points
Overlord III - 3 points
Tada-kun Never Falls in Love - 3 points
Pop Team Epic - 3 points
A Certain Magical Index III - 4 points


Grand Blue Dreaming
Grand Blue Dreaming

Tied for 48th Place: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen - 5 points
Tied for 48th Place: High Score Girl - 5 points
Tied for 48th Place: Grand Blue Dreaming - 5 points

Boarding School Juliet
Boarding School Juliet

Tied for 42nd: Senran Kagura: Shinovi Master - 6 points
Tied for 42nd: Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory - 6 points
Tied for 42nd: Boarding School Juliet - 6 points
Tied for 42nd: Banana Fish - 6 points
Tied for 42nd: Darling in the Franxx - 6 points
Tied for 42nd: Gundam Build Divers - 6 points

Teasing Master Takagi-san
Teasing Master Takagi-san

Tied for 35th: Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho - 7 points
Tied for 35th: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc - 7 points
Tied for 35th: Uma Musume: Pretty Derby - 7 points
Tied for 35th: Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis - 7 points
Tied for 35th: Teasing Master Takagi-san - 7 points
Tied for 35th: Katana Maidens - 7 points
Tied for 35th: Skull Face Honda-san - 7 points

Bloom into You
Bloom into You

Tied for 31st: Bloom into You - 8 points
Tied for 31st: Hanebado - 8 points
Tied for 31st: Night is Short, Walk on Girl - 8 points
Tied for 31st: Goblin Slayer - 8 points


Tied for 28th: Baki - 9 points
Tied for 28th: Record of Grancrest War - 9 points
Tied for 28th: My Hero Academia Season 3 - 9 points

Run with the Wind
Run with the Wind

Tied for 25th: Cardfight Vanguard (2018) - 10 points (1 first place vote)
Tied for 25th: How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord - 10 points
Tied for 25th: Run with the Wind - 10 points

Phew, that went by super quickly! Thoughts so far? I’m sure a lot of you will have gripes with how low some of these shows are, but you’ll have to wait and see the shows that beat these contenders out. Most likely we will have a Part Two with #11-24 just like last year posted late next week, with Part Three and AniTAY’s Top 10 Anime of 2018 posted the week after.

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