My Anime/Manga of 2016

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That dream is to get a life.

I can’t believe it’s already my 3rd year on this blog. Time sure flies. Since I’m set on doing this every year, might as well lay down some rules for giving awards to anime/manga I’ve watched/read.

  1. One award per one franchise in one year (so Yuri on Ice can’t get every award on the list, and neither can Ghost in the Shell)
  2. MINIMUM SPOILER
  3. The recipients can be released in any year, but I have to start/finish it in 2016
  4. Awards are based solely on my opinion. Recommendations for next year are welcome! (If you want to see which ones I’ve already watched, check here.)

Since I haven’t seen or read as much as last year, this list might not fill every award, and I might add new ones.

To start off:

Best Sci-fi goes to: Ghost in the Shell

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You can never go wrong with GITS. Its questions about humanity can be endlessly discussed. Live action starring Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow!) coming this year.

Best Historical goes to: Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari

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Kaguya-Hime is an atmospheric and aesthetically pleasing anime movie. The art style is unique and the story of Kaguyahime’s struggles is fantastic and real. Kaguya-Hime is a break-off from traditional princess stories and you will find yourself rooting for the princess all the way while learning ancient Japanese culture.

Best Drama (anime) goes to: Re: Zero kara hajimaru isekai seikatsu

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What’s better for drama than a hell loop? Although Re: Zero is a combination of the time loop and different world trope, it managed to get its own standing and became a very emotionally intense anime. (It may appear like harem but it’s not quite harem…)

Best Drama (manga) goes to: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Onisarashi-hen

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This twisted hell of a side story brought Higurashi back to its throne on my favorite manga list. Although a side story, Onisarashi has all the charms of the original Higurashi manga.

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Zombie Kiss Vol.3 [Ch.1 Twisted Beauty] 2

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Third floor, a certain classroom in the Faculty of Medicine.

“Are you sure you want to give it to me, Lilith?”

Kanya was hesitant when her friend suddenly handed her a luxurious golden box, stuffed full with makeup. On the box was a logo of one luxurious makeup company in a foreign language she cannot read, but the ribbon wrapped around that box had Thai on it, and it said: First Prize.

“Take it. If I bring it home, my grandma would complain my ears off.”

Lilith shrugged it off.

“Moreover, I got it without even trying.”

After Kanya gave her the shocking news, the contest was cancelled.

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Zombie Kiss Vol.3 [Ch.1 Twisted Beauty] 1

Prologue

 

****21.15 [Rabbit Hole] has just logged in****

[Kimberry]…:

Slut. She’s always fooling everyone with the good girl act.

[Natural Beauty]…:

Yeah, yeah! Plastic beauty! Has she no shame?

[Friend with good intentions]…:

Have you seen this topic on the forum? “The real identity of the pretty girl is a fake. Plastic and whorish behaviors?!?” It has over a hundred comments.

[Kimberry]…:

I’ve seen it! So dramatic, our university’s forum…

[Natural Beauty]…:

Kick her out. I hate those who are beautiful from surgeries. Tch, tch. -*-

[Different Opinion]…:

Uh…are you going too far? Everyone’s doing it these days. =_=”

[Commarts Kid]…:

Those who’re gossiping right now are naturally beautiful(hideous), right???

[Natural Beauty]…:

Why??? Ugly but honest is better than pretty but fake. -*-

[Kimberry]…:

I can’t accept this. It’s a contest, you need to show the real thing to win.

[Friend with good intentions]…:

Bye bye, Miss Hera Hysteria ^_^

[Kimberry]…:

Withdraw already, shoo shoo! (-*-)p

[APPLE]…:

How will this event end?

[APPLE]…:

Who will be the last one standing…?

[Rabbit Hole]…:

I am not expecting anything.

[Rabbit Hole]…:

This story…is just about women’s jealousy…

****21.35 [Rabbit Hole] has just logged out****

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“She” is a “twisted beauty’.

A beauty… that enchants…those who draws near will face tragedy.

The name of that beauty is “Lilith”.

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Zombie Kiss Vol.2 [Ch.3 Twins] 2

Note: Lilith

 

Is this a joke…?

 

That was her thought, but the young girl’s throat was dry and the hands that held the sketchbook was shaking.

This is a story…surely a story…or maybe Namfon was playing a prank on me. Didn’t seem like her. And this is a really bad prank.

Lilith glanced around the void classroom. It made her feel lost.

Was it this late already? So quiet…why are there no teachers or janitors around?

The girl shook creepy thoughts away. She stood up, and her eyes caught on a message at a corner of the book.

Open me.

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