Anican (a free anime and tokusatsu centric newspaper) has published the results of its extensive 2008 Reader’s poll awards.

The number of categories included is somewhat overwhelming, but obviously Macross F pulled out an excellent showing by receiving the #1 spots in both the Anime / Tokusatsu and the Overall Grand Award categories.


There are almost too many awards presented here to list, so here is a selection of some of the more interesting categories:

Anican Anime Grand Awards 2008 (a sort of catch-all category)

1. Macross F
2. Nana Mizuki (Touma from Minami-ke, Fate from Nanoha)
3. Mamoru Miyano (Light from Death Note, Death the Kid from Soul Eater)
4. Yui Horie (Minori from Toradora!, Siesta from Zero no Tsukaima, Naru from Love Hina)
5. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
7. Hiroshi Kamiya (Nozomu from Zetsubou-Sensei, Tieria from Gundam 00)
8. Mobile Suit Gundam 00
9. Kannagi
10. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
11. Aya Hirano (Haruhi Suzumiya, Konata from Lucky Star)
12. Yuuichi Nakamura (Kamen Rider Den-O)
13. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
14. Kamen Rider Den-O
15. Sound Horizon
16. Toradora!
17. Ranka Lee
18. Yukari Tamura (Nanoha Takamachi, Mei from Clannad)
19. Rie Kugiyama (Louise from Zero no Tsukaima, Taiga from Toradora!)
20.Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch from Code Geass)

Anime and Tokusatsu Category

1. Macross F
3. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
4. Mobile Suit Gundam 00
5. Toradora!
6. Kannagi
7. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
8. Kamen Rider Den-O
9. Minami-ke
10. Strike Witches

Characters Category

1. Sheryl Nome (Macross F)
2. Lelouch vi Brittania (Code Geass)
3. Ranka Lee (Macross F)
4. Setsuna F Seiei (Gundam 00)
5. Tieria Erde (Gundam 00)
6. Nagi (Kannagi)
7. Minori Kushieda (Toradora!)
8. Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad)
9. Taiga Aisaka (Toradora!)
10. Lina Inverse (Slayers Revolution)

Artists Category (a sort of catch-all category for seiyuu, singers, etc.)

1. Nana Mizuki
2. JAM Project
3. Sound Horizon
5. Angela (Shikabane Hime Aka OP and ED)

Female Seiyuu Category

1. Yui Horie
2. Nana Mizuki
3. Yukari Tamura
4. Aya Hirano
5. Minori Chihara (Nagato from Haruhi, Chiaki from Minamike)

Male Seiyuu Category

1. Mamoru Miyano
2. Hiroshi Kamiya
3. Daisuke Ono (Itsuki from Haruhi, Munto from Sora o Miageru Shoujo)
4. Fukuyama Jun (Lelouch from Code Geass)
5. Yuuichi Nakamura (Yuuto from Kamen Rider Den-O, not actually a seiyuu…)

Theme Songs Category (actually appears to include OP, ED and insert songs)

1. Triangler (Maaya Sakamoto) [Macross F 1st OP]
2. Vanilla Salt (Yui Horie) [Toradora! 1st ED]
3. Iteza☆Gogo Kuji Don’t be late (May’n) [Macross F insert]
4. Lion (May’n, Megumi Nakajima) [Macross F 2nd OP]
5. Pre-Parada (Rie Kugiyama, Yui Horie, Eri Kitamura) [Toradora 1st OP]

Light Novels Category

1. Toradora!
2. Zero no Tsukaima
3. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
4. A Certain Magical Index
5. Spice and Wolf

Manga Category

1. Mahou Sensei Negima!
2. Kannagi
3. Hayate no Gotoku
4. Lucky☆Star
5. Gintama

A quick scan of the results easily shows that Macross F, Nana Mizuki and Yui Horie all came out very well, so congratulations to them are in order.

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    Comment by metatron
    18:06 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Macross F deserves to have the top spot. It's a recommended 2008 anime watch

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 11/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by ZippyDSMlee
    14:29 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Macross F was a train wreck that at times made M7 look great.........
    Gundam 00 was ahell of a lot better...but then again the last great Gundam show was 08th....

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    Comment by Exia
    16:08 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Macross F :)
    Gundam 00 :/

    This is coming from from a fan of both gundam and macross franchise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 11/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anon The Czar
    06:00 16/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    FUCK YEAH! Mizuki Nana!
    What the FUCK!? No Kugimiya Rie? Oh cruel cruel world!

    Comment by Hangmen
    17:00 08/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Hidamari Sketch or Kana Asumi? FFFFFFFFFFF-

    Comment by amatarou
    08:02 11/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Frontier FTW!

    except the "running pantsu" episode which was a waste of everyone's time.....

    Comment by Kou
    09:50 11/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah, Sheryl running for her panties was a great ep.
    Waste of time was... mm.... well, everytime Ranka appeared on screen after second episode.

    Comment by album
    14:00 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is that right? Ranka Lee's the only anime character in the Japanese Grand Anime Award 2008. Whatever does that mean? Big shot?

    Comment by anonmk2
    16:19 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ranka? big shot? i guess so. they said grand awards. she's in it. that's...grand.

    Comment by Westlo
    15:15 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clearly just shows Ranka fans don't know how to vote in categories since she came 3rd in the character poll behind Sheryl and Lelouche.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:18 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a "special" award, I think.

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by relentlessflame
    08:01 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    BTW, I suspect that the "too small to make out" in the manga category is probably Gintama. It's popular Shounen Jump material, and would seem to fit in that order of magnitude of popularity.

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    Comment by Quen
    08:05 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm, if I squint hard enough I'd agree.

    Thanks, I'll update it then.

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    Comment by CC
    08:01 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    5. Angela (Shikabane Hime Aka OP and ED)

    Love that that OP

    Characters category is all wrong though.. doesn't even list C.C. :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obligatory moruze.

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by loplop
    07:47 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not surprised to here this. Macross Frontier was definatly the show to watch in 2008. I just hope someone gets their act together and we actually get a US license this time.

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    Comment by exia
    16:05 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I highly doubt that. Too much legal issues. Ill kill myself if harmony gold tries to add this masterpiece to "robo-shit" er tech.

    Comment by Kaioshin Sama
    07:57 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which tells us that Anican's readership is probably composed primarily of mecha fans whose series of choice is Macross and whose favourite VA is Yui Horie. If you look at Animage, Newtype etc. though then it's all about Gundam and Code Geass followed by Macross, Haruhi, Lucky Star etc. and for VA's it's Jun Fukuyama, Mamoru Miyano, Kamiya Hiroshi and Yukana in whatever they are doing.

    Personally I'd like to see the magazines do a meta poll where they get all the readers to submit their preferences into one big pool so that we can see what the overall otaku preferences are. Oh that and publish the damn statistics like total votes cast and the number of votes cast for each entrant. No pie chart equivalent no trusty trusty the results on my part.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:06 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I disagree with the poll results. Can I get a new one?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:57 11/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mecha fans and female fans into seiyuu and bishounen. Nothing else explains Tieira, Setsuna and the entire male seiyuu list.

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    Comment by Gantz_Playboy
    12:40 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a Free reliable can the 'readers poll' be? I could be the same group of fans voting 'how many times'?

    I'd like to see something a bit more scientific or metered out. If what's being licensed to other countries or becomes popular has any say I'd think "Code Geass", "Death Note" & Haruhi would be more prominent.

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    Comment by Quen
    08:03 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unfortunately detailed statistics are quite rare in the sort of poll results we cover here.

    It would be interesting to see, but likely outside the interest of the average magazine reader...

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    Comment by Kip
    08:25 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Zetsubou certainly doesn't get as much recognition as it should.

    Comment by LeapofFate
    09:09 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    I would of preferred to see Ami instead of Taiga and Minorin, but like that is going to happen....

    Though, I'm not really surprised of the outcome of most of these categories

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no love for Kawasumi Ayako?

    Comment by randomAnonymous
    10:15 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i smell to much Newtype in those awards.

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    Comment by albert_2mb
    10:16 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't like how Gundam characters always manage the top 5 in susch polls...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am disappointed that where Daisuke Ono is it doesnt list Hoska as an example role.

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    Comment by Quen
    19:16 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I did consider that, but space was limited...

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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:47 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You might want to switch the name order on Hiroshi Kamiya and Fukuyama Jun to keep it consistent, since it looks like you're doing this by Western name order. And it looks like 悠一 to me as far as which Nakamura it is. Or were you just trolling?

    Go figure there's no one like Hisakawa Aya, Orikasa Fumiko, Hayashibara Megumi, (ry, but I'm slightly surprised at the lack of Tanaka Rie or Kugyuu being in the top five female seiyuu. Then again, seeing Mizuki Nana being in a top seiyuu related poll that doesn't have anything to do with her singing abilities makes me wwww and realize just how mainstream this poll is. Ah, oh well. At least Yukarin beat the dekobitch.


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    Comment by Quen
    08:55 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks - sometimes long lists can be tiresome to type out.

    Good catch about Yuuichi, I honestly thought it was the Kamen Rider tokusatsu actor Yuuichi Nakamura, not the seiyuu.

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