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Top 20 Anime of 2012! - - THE VICE PIT

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    YotaruVegetaon Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:57 a.m.

    The Fate/ fans are LEGION. This is the second 2012 anime vote I've been a part of where Fate/Zero has been on top. If I had the opportunity, I would have watched it, but I just bowed out.

    @AURON570: What. Are. You. Talking. About? Not only was Bodacious Space Pirates not an "oppai anime," it basically had zero fanservice of any type. Where did you get this information from? You assumed because the word bodacious was in it, it was about sexy women?

    YotaruVegetaon Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:58 a.m.

    @JiCi: Yes!

    Elfenlied1012on Jan. 10, 2013 at 1:10 p.m.

    While I feel SAO should be off this list I got to say

    AURON570on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:46 p.m.

    @YotaruVegeta: Yes, actually. So what is it actually about? And what did it do to make it onto the top 10 list?

    takashichea moderator is online on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:55 p.m.


    1. Fate Zero
    2. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
    3. Sword Art Online
    4. Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope)
    5. Persona 4: The Animation
    6. Psycho-Pass
    7. Bodacious Space Pirates
    8. Naruto Shippuden
    9. Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers)
    10. Hyouka
    11. Chihayafuru
    12. Daily Lives of High School Boys
    13. Another
    14. Kokoro Connect
    15. Fairy Tail
    16. Binbo-gami Ga!
    17. Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)
    18. Nisemonogatari
    19. Nazo no Kanojo X (Mysterious Girlfriend X)
    20. Hunter X Hunter

    I should have voted for Robotics;Notes. Didn't expect Fairy Tail to be in top 20 given the fact we had a huge filler arc. Fairy Tail didn't need my support.

    I'm surprised that Bodacious Space Pirates got in top 20 since Zombie Pie really hated it in his weekly reviews.

    For Sket Dance, I thought it would be in the top 20, but the anime had problems after season 2, using fan service to boost its ratings. It didn't need fan service, and it could execute fan service well like Binbo-gami Ga! whose comedy and fan service element mesh really well.

    Magi had a slow start. I didn't vote for it either because it was early for it.

    YotaruVegetaon Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:58 p.m.

    @AURON570: It's about girls being awesome in space, NOT taking their tops off, NOT flashing pantsu, carrying big space guns, hacking other ships, firing lasers, space racing, having an awesome pirate mom, inheriting your dad's crew, and a giant cyborg dude.

    Also, a fun OP song.

    YotaruVegetaon Jan. 10, 2013 at 7 p.m.

    @takashichea: Who is Zombie Pie?

    DocHauson Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:19 p.m.

    @YotaruVegeta: Giant Bomb mod who loved trolling us here awhile ago, did some drunken recaps of various anime, then just kinda disappeared at one point and stuck around GB instead. Maybe he'll come back one day. Who knows.

    Darokion Jan. 10, 2013 at 11:56 p.m.

    @YotaruVegeta said:

    @AURON570: It's about girls being awesome in space, NOT taking their tops off, NOT flashing pantsu, carrying big space guns, hacking other ships, firing lasers, space racing, having an awesome pirate mom, inheriting your dad's crew, and a giant cyborg dude.

    Also, a fun OP song.

    In [LOST CHILD] it had a pretty fun closer as well. I think I once likened Bodacious Space Pirates as the Southern Baptist Revival to Space Brothers' Catholic Mass. Both showed reverence for space, but being around the Bentenmaru always made me feel like it was fun and an adventure, and you should be excited about it. Damnit, just stick around for 20 minutes because something else awesome is going to happen and it's not going to involve shoving a camera up a girl's skirt.

    AURON570on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:23 a.m.

    @Daroki: Hmm alright, definitely sounds more interesting than I gave it credit for. I'll definitely check it out at some point.

    YotaruVegetaon Jan. 11, 2013 at 6:02 p.m.

    @DocHaus: Ah, OK.

    Marshal Victoryon Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:38 p.m.

    @sickVisionz: Not sure how i missed this whole thread. But being a day late an a dollar short i got a question. ow was the point spread done ? Understand the order an top gets more points etc. Just curious an numbers of total votes per title .

    Also it was a great idea.

    For those Jojo fans the dvds bluerays will have english subs..but man the price..

    "The first Blu-ray Disc will retail on January 30, 2013 for 8,190 yen (about US$105), and the ninth and final disc will ship on September 27, 2013 for 7,140 yen (about US$91) at retail. Discs 2-8 will also retail for 8,190 yen.

    Those who purchase all nine limited-edition Blu-ray Disc volumes can use the stubs included in the releases to receive figures of characters Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando from Medicos Entertainment."


    think i have seen 1 an 2 but it just didnt click with me.

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