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2015 Anime of the Year Awards and Top 10

Whether 2015 was a good year for anime depends on what you’re looking for in anime. Do you want dark, edgy science fiction or fantasy with brooding heroes, giant robots and epic battles? Then 2015 was rubbish. Do you like trash? Well then 2015 might just be the best year for anime of all time. There […]

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2014 Anime of the Year Awards and Top 10

If I was to create a mental image of what anime was like in 2014, imagine a few gleaming diamonds being buried under a sea of light novels about little sisters, video game wish fulfilment and shittiness. It’s been like that for a while but it did seem like this year was especially bad for […]

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My Top 10 Favourite Anime of 2003

Almost forgot I hadn’t posted this yet. It’s around there that the boom years for anime hit a little. The industry had fully shaken off the awkward transitional period of the early 00s and was really getting down to business of cranking out product. The amount of TV anime being made shot up. Gonzo were […]

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2013 Anime of the Year Awards and Top 10

Welcome to The Cart Driver’s 2013 anime of the year awards and top 10. The rules are pretty simple. This is a cobbled together list of our favourite anime plus a bunch of arbitrary awards for whatever categories we could come up with. There’s not attempt to be objective (except for the Best Butts category […]

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My Top 10 Favourite Anime of 2002

While 2001 was a year where TV series still struggled to work with the digital animation switchover and the actual quality anime was left up to movies and weird experimental stuff, 2002 had the TV series finally get their shit together. The movie front was noticeably barren this year, with even Ghibli doing a movie equivalent of […]

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2012 Anime of the Year Awards and Top 10

This was the thinking pose the various members of The Cart Driver had to adopt while considering their nominations. 2012 was a fairly unremarkable year for anime. Nothing really shook the industry, unless you count terrible light novel adaptations with ridiculous titles as ‘shaking the industry’. It wasn’t a particularly bad year either, which would […]

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My Top 10 Favourite Anime of 2001

2001 follows up the trend from 2000 with really terribly animated television series. The fact that Scryed is probably the best looking TV anime of the year is a really damning statement. The switch-over to full digital animation really wasn’t serving them well. I’m sure there must have been some other factors for this too. Over-stretching budgets post-Evangelion leading […]

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My Top 10 Favourite Anime of 2000

The characters in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure did always look like they were on their way to the local YMCA. Thanks to doing my Favourite and Forgotten post series, I’ve filled out this list a little more comprehensively. However when I’m reduced to scanning the list of hentai aired in 2000 and thinking “at least one […]

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