Top 25 Anime of Spring 2012


Now that the spring 2012 anime season is finally over, anime fans have been reflecting on which title were the best – and as usual, a certain studio has ceased the victor’s laurels…

The ranking:

1. Hyouka

2. Kuroko’s Basket

3. Fate/Zero 2nd season

4. Kids on The Slope

5. Accel World

6. Saki

7. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

8. Ginga e Kickoff!!

9. Tsuritama

10. Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? Of The Dead

11. Jormungand

12. Bodacious Space Pirates

13. Natsuiro Kiseki

14. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

15. Sankarea

16. Mysterious Girlfriend X

17. Aquarion Evol

18. Kimi to Boku 2

19. Shirokuma Cafe

20. Acchi Kocchi

21. Smile Pretty Cure!

22. Space Brothers

23. Medaka Box

24. Phi Brain: Puzzle of God 2

25. Hunter x Hunter

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    Avatar of Onanimous
    Comment by Onanimous
    23:56 13/07/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "a certain studio has ceased the victor’s laurels".

    The correct word here is seized.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who gives a hoot as long as the message is understood by the recipient? kthxbye.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:38 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Leon is already sleepy when writing this post.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:27 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's funny, I'm a non-native English speaker and I can't imagine getting stuff like this wrong. Or things like "should have" vs "should of" (oh god I can't stand when people do that). I guess it might have something to do with me growing up learning to write English at the same time as speaking it, as opposed to people in America or England who speak it well before learning to write.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Your post brings to mind those non-native speakers who preface their posts with, "Sorry about my poor English", then proceed to write more competently than 95% of users on the forum.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:29 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    To be correct and proper, you need another comma after 'speakers'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Probably because we, non-native speakers learn formal and correct English first.

    But not me, I learned with video games and internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I am American, and when I am president, my first act after swearing in is to have the Too Stupid To Breed Act passed, which requires sterilization for anyone over the age of 12 who misuses "loose" and "lose." Also "their" and "they're".

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I realized that after I typed but write on the phone sucks. Also, as I said before, I learned most of my English from games and internet. Had I learned a little latter it woul have some serious contamination of catspeak.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:06 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually he needs it to be: "Probably because we, the non-native speakers, learn formal and correct English first."
    "Probably because we, the non-native speakers, learn formal/correct English first."
    If you want correct, yet informal, English.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:04 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's nice to see people actually bothering to write correct english sentences. I wouldn't know how to do that and thus just write what I feel like. Poor grammar probably would get on my nerves, too.. If I was a native speaker that is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:52 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    every time people write "of" instead of "have" it enrages me.
    Same goes for their, there, they're

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    Comment by Erin Bushay
    12:46 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I 'should of' known there'd be grammar police here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's because they don't understand that "should've" is a contraction, not "should of".

    But you can't fault them so much with its/it's and they're/their because English is inconsistent with its own contraction/possessive rules and special cases a lot of constructs.

    My favorite is the singular, gender-neutral "they", which grammarians love to lambast even knowing that it's the only option available, and is widely accepted.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:56 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    When it's assumed that you should be able to speak a language fuently (ie, as a native), no one seems inclined to make any effort to check. General approach to life here in the UK: hoping everything is as it should be.
    Although poor/ mispelling undoubtedly makes some contribution to the twitch-worthy posts on here

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:23 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It also comes from dialects, people talk certain ways and that translates into the way they write. I'm from Scotland myself and I can't help saying "Aye!" and "Wit?!" and "Moan then ya fanny!" when I'm typing to my friends. Those were just examples but its just people typing the way they speak, at least in most cases.

    Sometimes you do just get the illiterate dumbasses who're so ignorant that they don't even know what they're typing, but who associates with them beyond "Stfu" or *ignore* anyway? :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:48 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Worse in several cases when you are in doubt and appeals to translators like google. It does not help and mixing words, and if you not correct the text end even more incoherent.

    Another thing is user who uses this story (you write wrong.. dumb) upset with any comments contrary, and offend in personal way.

    As for the topic, most animes are unique to the Japanese market and has no interest in pleasing otaku of foreign countries. There is no point waiting otherwise, if fashion is Moe or yuri accepted or watch other anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I guess it might have something to do with my* growing up..."

    Yes, yes, very intelligent writing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry, but "me" is perfectly acceptable to use in that sentence.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:37 22/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    We native American speakers take for granite that we speak right.

    Comment by Anonymous

    No, it's just that you're actually aware and intelligent, and American arrogance makes it so that should you correct our mistakes in our own language to our resident stupid people, they either get angry at you for their own idiocy, or say "Whatever, you know what I meant."

    Put simply, much of our culture is pretty pathetic in terms of language.

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    13:34 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    more like, most of our culture is pretty pathetic in terms of people who care about correct grammar, but thankfully, none of them will become english teachers.

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    Comment by Noodlestein
    05:49 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    >implying only Americans do this.

    You're a dolt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:59 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're counting on a site that displays a lot of porn for correct grammer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 14/07/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It's grammar.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:19 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I made that intentional.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, I was going to stop reading this "I'm not American/British but I can write better than you" whining but had to say well played to you Anonymous 08:17 14/07/2012.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:13 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right, someone must explain me te "toggle visibilty of adult contents, when on the sides there are vibrators, fake vaginas, porn videos and stuff like that...
    Oh, I forgot; That is "ADVERTISING" to substain the cost of this "Information Site"... ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, grammar is important. Everybody reads Playboy for the articles

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I read Playboy to find the bunny. Sometimes I have to look really hard

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:57 13/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Space brothers is so under rated! o.o

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:02 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Space Brother and Hyouka is the only anime I truly enjoy and wait impatiently for them to be available..

    After that, I quite enjoy Dusk Maiden of Amnesia and Accel World, and for Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? Of The Dead, Mysterious Girlfriend X and Sankrea.. they are alright

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hyouka is boring. Yeah, it looks good, but DAMN, it's BORING.

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    15:01 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i watched the first season of Zero and somehow got a corrupted batch of eps, so 13 eps later of pretty much just reading subtitles, and blocking my eyes from uncolored pixelations, i find myself hating the ending more than anything else.
    be careful what you wish for.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i thought it was entertaining

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It may be boring to you, but I thought it was incredibly good.

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    04:06 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is it boring boring or is it K-ON boring?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:13 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I wanted AKB0048 to be on the list :(

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    15:06 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    just one thing, why just add 2 zero's? like they couldn't make it AKB2148? whats the point of the 2 zeros, besides being place holders?

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:07 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You say that like you know what the point of the 48 is.

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    06:07 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better yet just make it
    AKB0000 that would be great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ACCHI KOCHI on the 20th? DafuQQQ???

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:32 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I kinda disappointed with Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? Of The Dead.. The first season totally hook me up, but in the second season I think there are only two episode that is alright, and the rest really let me down..

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There was no second season of Korean Zombie Desk Car. There was just a pathetic attempt to cash in on the franchise that made Niseomonogatari look like it was trying by comparison.

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    Comment by Yarodomo
    05:25 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The second season is disgusting and creepy as fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:32 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yandere Kyouko made it tolerable.

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    04:11 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The way you say that, it makes me want to check it out, but I remember to well how boring the first season was. Is it really disgusting and creepy? Like in "fun to watch"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:20 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The moment i saw Kuroko no basket and Kids on the slope on the Top 5 i knew this list is invalid.

    Good job on another non-sense crazy list, Sankaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:46 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    More like why the fuck is Hyouka at #1

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    Comment by Sealclubber
    10:45 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because people are fucking stupid sir.

    The mysteries aren't even scooby doo level but the animation is great, and as long as its shiny, people will love it.

    Because they are dumb.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:27 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You should already know why.
    KyonAni, K-onAni, KonaAni, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If the show contains more than 1 dude then it's BL.

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    Comment by zaeza
    12:31 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, that's what some stupid fujoshi i met the other day said lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:58 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    true, kuroko doesn't belong in the top 5, but Kids on the Slope deserves its spot.

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    Comment by zaeza
    12:31 14/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, i do think kids on the slope deserves the spot. Kuroko should be somewhere in the 20s lol

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:09 15/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why can't you just call it Sakamichi no Apollon?

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    Comment by Satonaka

    Kids on the Slope was incredibly good "you uncultured swine!" XD

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