Category Archives: Year in Review

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2017 Anime of the Year awards and top 10

It’s the last time I can use a Tanya face to lead a post, so let me have this one. At least until they announce a season 2. Hello? Anyone? 2017 was a year of incredible originality and imagination across anime…a line that will soon look very silly when 4 of my top 10 are […]

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The Anime of the Year Awards and Top 10 Anime Series of 2016

2016 was an…interesting year in the wider sense of things, but in the narrow world of anime it has been one of the strongest of the decade so far. It might not have had the absolute highs of 2013 but it had a greater strength in depth where there were anime it hurt me that […]

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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 […]

  • Polls

    Best anime that ended in 2017 (choose 3)

    • Land of the Lustrous (16%, 88 Votes)
    • Made in Abyss (16%, 85 Votes)
    • Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu 2 (10%, 53 Votes)
    • Tanya the Evil (6%, 30 Votes)
    • WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? (5%, 28 Votes)
    • My Hero Academia 2 (5%, 26 Votes)
    • Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (3%, 16 Votes)
    • Little Witch Academia (3%, 15 Votes)
    • Girls Last Tour (3%, 15 Votes)
    • Eccentric Family 2 (3%, 15 Votes)
    • Kemono Friends (3%, 14 Votes)
    • Owarimonogatari 2 (2%, 13 Votes)
    • KonoSuba 2 (2%, 13 Votes)
    • Princess Principal (2%, 12 Votes)
    • Recovery of an MMO Junkie (2%, 12 Votes)
    • Attack on Titan 2 (2%, 11 Votes)
    • Acca (2%, 9 Votes)
    • Tsuki ga Kirei (1%, 8 Votes)
    • Other not mentioned here (1%, 8 Votes)
    • Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond (1%, 8 Votes)
    • Scum's Wish (1%, 7 Votes)
    • Natsume Yuujinchou 6 (1%, 6 Votes)
    • Tsurezure Children (1%, 6 Votes)
    • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans (1%, 5 Votes)
    • Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor (1%, 5 Votes)
    • Love Live Sunshine 2 (1%, 4 Votes)
    • Kakegurui (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Eromanga Sensei (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Juuni Taisen (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Just Because (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Interviews with Monster Girls (0%, 2 Votes)
    • Inuyashiki (0%, 2 Votes)
    • Re:Creators (0%, 2 Votes)
    • Blend S (0%, 2 Votes)
    • Classroom of the Elite (0%, 2 Votes)
    • Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul (0%, 1 Votes)
    • Children of the Whales (0%, 1 Votes)
    • New Game 2 (0%, 1 Votes)
    • Fate/Apocrypha (0%, 1 Votes)
    • Gamers (0%, 1 Votes)
    • Kino's Journey (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Knights and Magic (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Welcome to the Ballroom (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Masamune's Revenge (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 196

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