2003 AOTY

William Wright
William Wright

What was the best anime released in 2003?

http://www.strawpoll.me/10235040

All urls found in this thread:
http://www.strawpoll.me/10235040
https://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Kino_no_Tabi:Volume7_Chapter1
http://www.strawpoll.me/10235519/r
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcVGDV67L-g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_rz1bluG_k
http://keitai-project.wikia.com/wiki/Keit-Ai_Project_Wiki
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lkrImF41W7AuUlcvlxOeapyB2DfDI0tXUICez6E-yiE/edit?pli=1#gid=3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycfdfinG_P8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXDNGS9V4Us
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4DyTjrruVo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NShEKYoPXw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIX9aoN7g4o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woiMYzVTl9c
https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3206139/1/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZEERtZjlLs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG95Yy9YJ44
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8OaiTN1K0E&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8FdBaNLC8s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY2ooUDDVfo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYw2NC9DaB8&index=15&list=PL8EE46741842485CF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRC3dWWZaJo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjTl3qa07Lw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2kwie-gs2o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79uXZKUKFUs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkNjCfMjRXA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEiucbbXBUA
Jonathan Allen
Jonathan Allen

Galaxy Angel

Landon Russell
Landon Russell

new strawpoll sucks ass

Jayden Diaz
Jayden Diaz

What was so good about the Animatrix?

Ethan Evans
Ethan Evans

Holy shit, so many good anime came out in 2003. Texhnolyze, Gunslinger Girl, Kaleido Star, Fumoffu, even KGNE was pretty decent

David Jackson
David Jackson

Kino a shit

Liam Perry
Liam Perry

It's interesting that Wolf's rain and Texhnolyze came out the same year.

Luis Jenkins
Luis Jenkins

Cromartie High

Nathan Harris
Nathan Harris

No Bottle Fairy, Nanaka 6/17, Wandaba Style, Twin Spica or Narue no Sekai?

Dominic Johnson
Dominic Johnson

At least one user here has good taste.

Kayden Cook
Kayden Cook

Texhnolyze for sure.

Still doesn't get the praise it deserves.

Brayden Myers
Brayden Myers

Sup Forums

Robert Sanders
Robert Sanders

2003 was such a bad year, not only did we get Kimi ga Nozomu Eien but also the worst possible adaption of Tsukihime

Ryder Nelson
Ryder Nelson

As much as people like to meme about it not existing Turkeyhandle is better than most of the shit this season.

Colton Cooper
Colton Cooper

kids born that year are now becoming teenagers and may already be browsing

James Ross
James Ross

mfw results

Josiah Rivera
Josiah Rivera

I wonder what Sup Forums would think if those shows aired today.

I'm sure Texhnolyze would be decried as 2deep4u shit and left in the gutter, while everyone would be shipping the living shit out of Onegai Twins.

Parker Turner
Parker Turner

Huh, 2003 was a pretty good year.

Bentley Gutierrez
Bentley Gutierrez

boku no pico ver 2003
also whatever had arcade filled with bums tea'd

Ryan James
Ryan James

KINOMODS

Angel Hill
Angel Hill

2hucat is ded

Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson

Implying current Sup Forums old enough

Lincoln Sanders
Lincoln Sanders

KgNE
Texhnolyze
Kino's
Planetes
All of these aired in a single year. Today we're lucky to get even one such high quality show per year.

Easton Jackson
Easton Jackson

This season is great though. You should have said that last season.

James Morris
James Morris

God, imagine KGNE aired today.

Sup Forums would be in a fucking shitstorm with the all the NTRs.

Adrian Nelson
Adrian Nelson

But last season we had Luck & Logic which is AOTY

Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith

FMA 2003
2nd

You guys sure have shit taste

Nathan Powell
Nathan Powell

kino's journey vs planetes

Damn, I wish I could just tie them. There were some other great shows that year but really if you vote something over either of those two you're disqualified from anime. Forever.

Brandon Sanchez
Brandon Sanchez

KGNE is legitimately awful, what the fuck are you on about? I've never even seen anyone try to praise it before.

Gabriel Fisher
Gabriel Fisher

Well it does make you feel awful, but KGNE makes me angry in a very unique way. Very few dramas do that. For example I feel that the drama in Nagi no Asukara is nothing compared to KGNE's level of NTR.

Obviously I'm a sucker for heart-wrenching shitty soap dramas, but it does its job very well which is why I think it was a great show, especially considering it's a VN adaptation.

Brody Morris
Brody Morris

He didn't cry to the picturebook scene
You monster.

Xavier Foster
Xavier Foster

being this content with utter mediocrity

Years of following anime seasons has plummeted your standards to this point.

People forget how big and open a medium like animation really can be and are content with what the industry shoves out seasonally.

Justin Myers
Justin Myers

Kino had great stories but the concept with the mostly observing and non-interacting MC felt too static. And the talking bike was a mood killer.
Planetes had a great first half with some delightful comical scenes, then it became overwrought hit-and-miss drama. Never saw an anime shooting itself in the foot so badly.
My vote goes to Texhnolyze. Also, 2002 > 2003.

Nolan Nguyen
Nolan Nguyen

Planetes.

Justin Stewart
Justin Stewart

Cromarie, Kino, Texhnolyze and Planates. What an amazing year.

Carter Bell
Carter Bell

Kino's LNs are honestly a lot more fun to read than the anime is to watch. But it will always hold a place in my heart. I would love a "season two" with some other stories adapted.

A Troublesome Land should be made into a movie.
https://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Kino_no_Tabi:Volume7_Chapter1

Nolan Russell
Nolan Russell

What exactly was/is the appeal of Cromartie?
I thought it was very boring.

Jonathan Cooper
Jonathan Cooper

It was somewhat funny, although with a certain subset of watchers. I'd say some people liked it just because of its art style, Mechazawa and Freddy.

Connor Kelly
Connor Kelly

Winter 2003 AOTS = Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto
Spring 2003 AOTS = Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Summer 2003 AOTS = Fullmetal Panic? Fumoffu
Fall 2003 AOTS = Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (AOTY)
2003 best OVA = Daiakuji
2003 best movie =Tokyo Godfathers

Jackson Cruz
Jackson Cruz

>>141638995
The original was good.

Why was Senpai the Silver Wing so bad?

William Gutierrez
William Gutierrez

2002 was even more amazing though.
Azumanga Daioh, Haibane Renmei (AOTY), Abenobashi, Princess Tutu, YKK2...

Hunter Jones
Hunter Jones

Not much. I like the runner one but the rest of it is merely okay at best with the CGI one being terrible.

Joseph Evans
Joseph Evans

Abeno is my AOAT

Cooper Stewart
Cooper Stewart

>>141638995
Last Exile was amazing. Shame new Sup Forums doesn't know what it is.

Wyatt Parker
Wyatt Parker

>>141638995
that initial early 00s transition to digital coloring where there was not yet a lot of expertise in shading and most everything had simple, muted palettes

Jeremiah Collins
Jeremiah Collins

Haibane Renmei
Abenobashi
Princess Tutu

To think I would be forced to choose between these three.

Colton Morris
Colton Morris

Kid's Story is the best thing you can take away from that. Beyond is the second best thing.

World Record a close third.

James Mitchell
James Mitchell

kgne and others
they don't call it rumbling hearts, erased, cat planet cuties, etc
get with the times gramps

Liam Sanchez
Liam Sanchez

Azumanga's a pretty obvious win to me although Haibane is an honorable mention.

Daniel Hughes
Daniel Hughes

only one other vote for Last Exile
I know it's a tough decision with so many great titles but it gets way too little love in general.

Kevin Bennett
Kevin Bennett

I was just about to say hello to the other two lastexilebros

Hello!

Ryder Morales
Ryder Morales

Shit Taste: The Post

Elijah King
Elijah King

uncensored hentai never again

Bentley Gomez
Bentley Gomez

gungrave
3 votes
Really Sup Forums?

Logan Parker
Logan Parker

Why haven't more people watched this?

Jaxson Perez
Jaxson Perez

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien was horrible in every way whatsoever

Shitty animation, horrible plot, retarded characters that could've easily solved their "problems" but instead chose to mope and cry and do nothing

It is one of the few things I watched that I genuinely regret ever having seen in my life as it has absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever

Nathan Hughes
Nathan Hughes

1997: Utena
1998: Serial Experiments Lain
1999: Excel Saga
2000: Boogiepop Phantom
2001: Hare+Guu (bad year)
2002: Haibane Renmei (superb year)
2003: Texhnolyze
2004: Paranoia Agent
2005: Mushishi
2006: Haruhi (mediocre year)
2007: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
2008: Aria the Origination (great year)
2009: Eve no Jikan
2010: Tatami Galaxy (good year)
2011: Mawaru Penguindrum (great year)
2012: Hyouka
2013: Uchouten Kazoku (mediocre year)
2014: Ping Pong
2015: Yuri Kuma Arashi

Nicholas Taylor
Nicholas Taylor

Mostly hipster shit

Jeremiah Flores
Jeremiah Flores

Finally someone who understands what the best show of 2011 was

Camden Davis
Camden Davis

lain
paranoia agent
So is this a list of AOTY or WAOTY because I can't tell what you're going for here.

Adrian Green
Adrian Green

I've had paranoia agent sitting on my desktop for years and I just don't feel like watching it.

Whether that's good or bad is up to you.

Jackson Richardson
Jackson Richardson

everything every season has to be the magnum opus of anime

i hate this meme

William Russell
William Russell

You really don't miss all that much by not watching it.
While Kon's films are absolutely essential Paranoia Agent is by far his weakest work and as such feels underwhelming even.

Jayden Garcia
Jayden Garcia

Paranoia Agent is by far his weakest work
No, that would be Perfect Blue.

Ryder Gomez
Ryder Gomez

Comfy.

Wyatt Johnson
Wyatt Johnson

2006 (mediocre year)
holy fucking kek

Adrian Gutierrez
Adrian Gutierrez

KINNOOO

Hunter Rivera
Hunter Rivera

Eh, maybe, it's my least favoured of the films.
I mean I like parts of Paranoia Agent very much but I feel it's also too long. Some of the episodes are just much better than others so to me it doesn't feel like a copletely solid experience.

Jason Lee
Jason Lee

no aria
even without aria this list is shit

Isaiah Price
Isaiah Price

I meant that Paranoia Agent was the good one...

Juan Ortiz
Juan Ortiz

2006: Haruhi (mediocre year)

How to tell user has no clue what the fuck he is talking about.

calling 2006 mediocre
picking haruhi over NHK, black lagoon, ergo proxy, death note, nana.

Kayden Clark
Kayden Clark

Thoughts on MAL's version of this poll?

http://www.strawpoll.me/10235519/r

How's their taste?

Lucas Barnes
Lucas Barnes

Not enough Kino.

Leo Foster
Leo Foster

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
I just downloaded this. Is it any good?

Dylan Parker
Dylan Parker

MAL
Fuck off

Noah Morales
Noah Morales

Fumoffu desu
It was a weak year

Lincoln Ward
Lincoln Ward

Problem officer?

Jack Hernandez
Jack Hernandez

Fumoffu

Leo Walker
Leo Walker

fick dich

Bentley Bailey
Bentley Bailey

kino's journey winning the poll

Ayden Murphy
Ayden Murphy

Old FMA, definitely. It's still one of the best shounen series (and if someone try mentioning Brotherhood, I'll fucking kill your waifu for having shit taste)
Planetes had an atrocious start that I just can't forgive and some later drama wasn't very convincing.
Texhnolyze wasn't bad, but it definitely was pretentious in an artsy way at least a bit and hipsterish.
Kino is pretty boring t b h f a m

Sebastian Rodriguez
Sebastian Rodriguez

Fumoffu for sure. I can't find any anime that are even close to as funny.

Angel Watson
Angel Watson

Why was 2003 so mediocre?

Julian Mitchell
Julian Mitchell

no Godannar

Brayden Edwards
Brayden Edwards

Early 2000s were far better than 2010+

Ryder Robinson
Ryder Robinson

Kino is boring
Go read the LNs

Lucas Cooper
Lucas Cooper

Paranoia Agent is by far his weakest work
That's not Paprika.

Anthony Adams
Anthony Adams

wrath is goat

Dominic Rogers
Dominic Rogers

Keit-Ai Shoujo.

PV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcVGDV67L-g
EP 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_rz1bluG_k

Eli Johnson
Eli Johnson

Its decent if you enjoy drama and aren't enraged by the very prospect of NTR.

Andrew Walker
Andrew Walker

no Azumanga Daioh

Dylan Reyes
Dylan Reyes

>>141647550

Wrong year user.

Daniel Peterson
Daniel Peterson

FINDS A WAY

Landon Martinez
Landon Martinez

Thank you for clarifying things by posting the Official and Objective AOTY chart. Here's the updated chart for your convenience.

Ethan Green
Ethan Green

Daily reminder that they tried to make Keit-ai real but failed, so stop trying.

http://keitai-project.wikia.com/wiki/Keit-Ai_Project_Wiki
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lkrImF41W7AuUlcvlxOeapyB2DfDI0tXUICez6E-yiE/edit?pli=1#gid=3

Isaac Carter
Isaac Carter

retroactive way finding

Brandon Rodriguez
Brandon Rodriguez

votes for FMA

Ryder Diaz
Ryder Diaz

Stand Alone Complex

Jason Collins
Jason Collins

Keit愛 OST

OP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycfdfinG_P8
ED1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXDNGS9V4Us
ED2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4DyTjrruVo

OP Full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NShEKYoPXw
ED 1 Full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIX9aoN7g4o
ED 2 Full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woiMYzVTl9c

Bentley Rodriguez
Bentley Rodriguez

fucks up and has to redo his bait

William Russell
William Russell

KINO
I
N
O

All other results are shit taste
With the exception of Tech and Planets. Those would at least come close

Michael Green
Michael Green

Tokyo Godfathers. No movies allowed? Ashita no Nadja. This poll sucks.

2000: Boogiepop Phantom, FLCL
2001: Hare + Guu, Princess Arete
2002: Princess Tutu, Crayon Shin-chan 10
2003: Ashita no Nadja, Tokyo Godfathers
2004: Samurai Champloo, Mind Game
2005: Mushishi, Baron Omatsuri
2006: Welcome to the NHK, Tekkon Kinkreet
2007: TTGL, Summer Days with Coo
2008: Casshern Sins, Ponyo
2009: K-On, Mai Mai Miracle
2010: Heartcatch Precure, Redline
2011: Mawaru Penguindrum, Letter to Momo
2012: Girls und Panzer, K-On! Movie
2013: Tamako Market, Wind Rises
2014: Space Dandy, Tamako Love Story
2015: Hibike! Euphonium, Anthem of the Heart
2016: Flip Flappers, Silent Voice

Michael Russell
Michael Russell

There are people younger than Sup Forums itself reading this thread right now

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

That's 2007, you retard.

Angel Davis
Angel Davis

Last season we had Rakugo, and Haikyuu. This season we have Tanaka-kun and Macross.
Next season we have Amanchu, and Orange.
The season after that we have 3-gatsu, Classicaloid, and more Natsume Yuujinchou.
Anime is doing fucking great right now.

Anthony White
Anthony White

No one thinks those should have won pleb stay delusional

Nicholas Morgan
Nicholas Morgan

GOTTA GO FAST

James Murphy
James Murphy

This was my 2003 AOTY

Adam Thompson
Adam Thompson

2003
Who the fuck remembers 2003 granpa

Carter Cruz
Carter Cruz

2003 AotY was clearly FMA.

Bentley Thomas
Bentley Thomas

granpa
Wait until some newfag in 2029 asks the same question to you guys about 2016

Aiden Fisher
Aiden Fisher

If Kino's Journey is one of the best anime of 2003, tell me one quotable line from it. Checkmate elitists.

Jaxson Lewis
Jaxson Lewis

S E K K O

Ryan Robinson
Ryan Robinson

Ashita no Nadja
No, your taste just sucks.

William Sanchez
William Sanchez

I can't believe we've come this far, this really has been... Kino's journey

Owen Perry
Owen Perry

Hermes: when in greece
Kino:...

Nathan Campbell
Nathan Campbell

Easily Kino.

Liam Jenkins
Liam Jenkins

We also got Green Green and Eiken.

Landon Cook
Landon Cook

muh serious drama
Haruhi is easily better than all of those.

Jonathan Hernandez
Jonathan Hernandez

bobobo

Christian Sullivan
Christian Sullivan

Haruhi is easily the worst, most unwatchable piece of shit I've ever watched.

Ryder Butler
Ryder Butler

2001: Spirited Away
2002: Azumanga Daioh
2003: Fullmetal Alchemist
2004: Ghost in the Shell 2nd Gig
2005: Mushishi
2006: Suzumiya Haruhi
2007: Death Note (Best year of anime)
2008: Code Geass R2
2009: Clannad After Story
2010: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
2011: Madoka
2012: Fate/Zero
2013: Shin Sekai Yori
2014: Kill la Kill
2015: One Punch Man
2016: Boku no Hero Academia (So far)

Wyatt Bell
Wyatt Bell

You have good taste

Liam Carter
Liam Carter

I see it's amateur hour at the taste-havers club. You're 1000 years too early to be discussing anime with me.

Gavin Fisher
Gavin Fisher

How's your first week of anime treating you?

Hunter Mitchell
Hunter Mitchell

I mean in general and I watched every Uwe Boll movie.

Mason Davis
Mason Davis

user Hyouka came out in 2012.

Brody Perez
Brody Perez

2002: Azumanga
2003: Fumoffu
2004: Diebuster
2005: Mushishi
2006: Haruhi
2007: Lucky Star
2008: Natsume Yuujinchou
2009: K-On!
2010: K-On!!
2011: Tamayura: Hitotse
2012: K-On! movie
2013: Tamako Market
2014: Mushishi Zoku Shou
2015: Wakaba Girl
2016: New Game!

Jace Roberts
Jace Roberts

And it was excellent sleeping material, what is your point?

David King
David King

Well, in 2003 there was relased Battle Programmer Shirase. I like such animes

Alexander Collins
Alexander Collins

2001: SAO
2002: SAO
2003: SAO
2004: SAO
2005: SAO
2006: SAO
2007: SAO (Best year of SAO)
2008: SAO
2009: SAO
2010: SAO
2011: SAO
2012: SAO
2013: SAO
2014: SAO
2015: SAO
2016: SAO (So far)

William Robinson
William Robinson

only 9 votes for Gunslinger Girl

I didn't realize it was so underrated on Sup Forums.

Kevin Roberts
Kevin Roberts

Not Texhnolyze

Caleb Ross
Caleb Ross

code geass r2
Idiot. I see you came from MAL.

Dominic Davis
Dominic Davis

Gungrave

Brandon Hill
Brandon Hill

Woah, careful. All the people whose first anime was Haruhi will get mad.

Luke Richardson
Luke Richardson

It was a triple tie for me between Scrapped Princess, Cromartie and Fumoffu, but taking into account the buildup of the story, the plot and the likability of the characters, I ended up with Scrapped Princess.

Cromartie was great no doubt, but it took a bit of effort to get into the zone, while Fumoffu had great highs but had some questionable moments in between (the rich kid for example).

Special mention to KGNE because I was heavily invested into it emotionally (even had usernames and such referencing it), but the ending was lacklustre, and ruined it for me overall.

Anthony Perry
Anthony Perry

scrapped princes
Absolutely disgusting.

Daniel Roberts
Daniel Roberts

2002 poll when?

Ayden Rodriguez
Ayden Rodriguez

Well 2003 was a pretty stacked year.

I voted for it too.

Parker White
Parker White

Nothing since has enraged me as much as KGNE. It accomplished what it set out to do, brilliantly.

I unironically enjoyed both of those at the time.

Was that in '03?

Ryder Young
Ryder Young

Back when Gainax was still relevant

Charles Cook
Charles Cook

you literally have shit taste if you don't think sonic x is the greatest anime ever

Bentley Gutierrez
Bentley Gutierrez

unwatchable
I watched it
Which is it?

William Green
William Green

sonic x
36 votes
How? Why?

William Ortiz
William Ortiz

Why did people like Texhnolyze?

Benjamin Foster
Benjamin Foster

don't lump azumanga and haruhi in with that shit

Carter Adams
Carter Adams

2004 was a better year

Ian Howard
Ian Howard

I recall hearing that the surface episodes weren't shown in the original airing of Texnolyze.
It would be a travesty to be watching and jump straight to the finale.

Christian Collins
Christian Collins

mfw turning 30 in 2 months

Andrew Clark
Andrew Clark

Last Exile

Jayden Jackson
Jayden Jackson

Why did people vote the Greed Island OVAs? Has the HxH fanbase gotten this cancerous?

Brayden Rogers
Brayden Rogers

Tied for me between HxH and Bobobo

Jack Evans
Jack Evans

Kill yourself

John Cruz
John Cruz

Threadly reminder that you should stop posting that because it's a thing.

https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3206139/1/

Parker Thomas
Parker Thomas

Can't wait for next years anime lineup

Luke Ross
Luke Ross

Sonic X
2003
What? No way is it that old.
I could swear it was still new.

Owen Nguyen
Owen Nguyen

I was going to do it, I wish there were multiple options.

Aiden Harris
Aiden Harris

raison d'être
over anything
Haruhi was 2006's AOTY

Connor Collins
Connor Collins

Kill yourself, lurk more before posting.

Daniel Allen
Daniel Allen

No it wasn't.

Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams

I can't believe Kino's Meme is winning.
Have any of you gone back and rewatched it recently? It's ugly pretentious garbage.

Ian Jackson
Ian Jackson

Kino, with Planetes in second.

You're garbage.

Benjamin Foster
Benjamin Foster

Kino's Meme
You have no opinion here meme master.

Brayden Gray
Brayden Gray

I rewatch it yearly

Joseph Martinez
Joseph Martinez

Why does Gash Bell have so few votes? I thought the Toonami factor would've given it at least some popularity here.

Ryder Collins
Ryder Collins

tfw 13 in 2003.

Sup Forums wasn't around.

Connor Harris
Connor Harris

Sonic X - 47 votes
What

Justin Flores
Justin Flores

Proof that /v/ has been migrating to Sup Forums for a while now.

Joseph Hill
Joseph Hill

Or just one or two autismo supremo actual sonicfags samefagging. /v/ memers totally would vote for it though, just because it's funny to vote for a shitty sonic show over several actually great shows.

Angel Lopez
Angel Lopez

Fuck I really had to think. Barely chose Planetes over Kino no Tabi or Cromartie.

John Bell
John Bell

Ancient Chinese History
6 votes
That was a long time ago.

Aiden Barnes
Aiden Barnes

There's usually one choice in every poll that gets spammed. I'm assuming it's manual autism now that they have captcha

Camden Fisher
Camden Fisher

So it's official: Kino's Journey is /a/'s AOTY of 2003?

Oliver Allen
Oliver Allen

One year off from Midori Days
Fuck
Also
Watch pre-2010 anime
Animation is objectively smoother and better than most current shows
Why has it gotten worse, Sup Forums?

Samuel Thompson
Samuel Thompson

Don't start this shit, we're having a nice thread.

Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed

The Invasion of Iraq

Jaxson White
Jaxson White

kek

Colton Wright
Colton Wright

Sorry famalam didn't know I was starting shit
Was just re-watching shows recently and noticed it.

Kayden Rogers
Kayden Rogers

Sorry famalam didn't know I was starting shit
Lurk more.

Adam Cook
Adam Cook

My favorite anime of 2003 was PLANETES.

Benjamin Brooks
Benjamin Brooks

Whats your take on this Sup Forums ?

Kayden King
Kayden King

I'm disappointed by the lack of love for Kaleido Star. That show was amazing.

Levi Peterson
Levi Peterson

Made me hongry.

Charles Wilson
Charles Wilson

Tanaka-kun
Stopped reading right there.

Cooper Cruz
Cooper Cruz

You have very bad taste.

Josiah King
Josiah King

Wolf's Rain, Kino's Journey, Planetes, Scrapped Princess, Gash Bell, Kaleido Star, Gungrave, Texhnolyze, Gunslinger Girl, FMP
Goddamn what an incredible year. So many good anime across different genres.
My top 3 is Planetes, Gungrave, and Texhnolyze, with Planetes as my AOTY.

Brody Torres
Brody Torres

Keitai finds a way into 2003!

Justin Price
Justin Price

Because you can't fathom It's epicness.

Joseph Foster
Joseph Foster

epicness
Don't ever fucking reply to me again.

Samuel Evans
Samuel Evans

fma now in the lead

Cooper Adams
Cooper Adams

Why did Sup Forums like Planetes? It was so boring

Joseph Martinez
Joseph Martinez

texhnolyze in 5th
I always knew Sup Forums had shit taste. Texhnolyze should be 1st.

Christian Martinez
Christian Martinez

FMA in first
Jesus fuck Sup Forums, not even reddit is that bad. I never knew Sup Forums was this casual.

Jaxson Cooper
Jaxson Cooper

Kino's Journey is literally kino

you can't make this shit up

Jose King
Jose King

It stops being boring once you reach your mid 20s and starts being a lot more relatable. Rewatch it when you're older.

Wyatt Reyes
Wyatt Reyes

So /a/'s AOTY of 2003 was FMA?

Pretty bland choice.

Aiden Harris
Aiden Harris

That's an interesting way to interpret 13% of the vote (that Kino's Journey also has as of this post)

The only way to decide an anime of the year would be to run a voting system with multiple preferences to build enough consensus whereby a single entry reaches 50%. Or a tournament style vote.

This poll is entirely inconclusive.

Easton Rodriguez
Easton Rodriguez

I expect most voters haven't even seen half the anime on the list.

Ethan Turner
Ethan Turner

798 total vote(rs)
95 IP
Something's not right here.

Chase Price
Chase Price

Time traveling keitai?

Chase Morgan
Chase Morgan

Great taste

Asher Hill
Asher Hill

Problem with that is that it requires google forms, which means required google account.

Alexander Hughes
Alexander Hughes

Posters aren't the only ones who are going to vote you stupid virgin.

Elijah Bell
Elijah Bell

Nice rec thread.

Joseph Barnes
Joseph Barnes

I'm saying that is still quite a large number just for some 200+ post thread you stupid nonvirgin.

Angel Ramirez
Angel Ramirez

Polls for every year?

Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks

psycho pass
mature adult
Idiot.

Kayden Thompson
Kayden Thompson

what's with this pseudo pretensious list, for starters, the last 2 rows are shit for what they represent

Elijah Gray
Elijah Gray

I've voted three times using phone and computer.

Dylan Lewis
Dylan Lewis

15 votes for Tsukihime
Sup Forums??

Landon Jenkins
Landon Jenkins

it isn't you big dummy

Isaiah Bell
Isaiah Bell

ALWAYS FINDS A WAY

Dylan Wilson
Dylan Wilson

fma

Bentley Watson
Bentley Watson

mfw surrounded by plebs

Caleb Jackson
Caleb Jackson

Kill yourself.

Nicholas Diaz
Nicholas Diaz

full metal alchemist passed kino

William Morris
William Morris

We MAL now

Brody Martinez
Brody Martinez

that was a pretty good battle shounen, but I thought the characters were kind of bland

Brayden Adams
Brayden Adams

50,000 views
13,000 views

why?

Thomas Long
Thomas Long

Intense memeing.

Jack Clark
Jack Clark

we'll be looking at 2016 from 2029 the way we look at 2003 right now

I don't want to think about this.

Nicholas Ward
Nicholas Ward

Nice meme boy

Isaac Murphy
Isaac Murphy

You should watch more anime yourself, newfig

Elijah Foster
Elijah Foster

Nothing like Keit-ai to shit all over a thread.

Jayden Rodriguez
Jayden Rodriguez

Fat neckbeard is pure /a/non

4chan ''elitist''
Myass

Elijah Russell
Elijah Russell

I loved Kimi ga nozomu eien. Not sure how it holds up though.

Charles Barnes
Charles Barnes

Absolutely awesome year.

Ryder Gray
Ryder Gray

Is it actually true that anime is shit these days?

Jonathan Wood
Jonathan Wood

Actually found that on my HDD the other day. Must have watched it but don't remember anything about it.

Lucas Cruz
Lucas Cruz

IT WAS A GOOD YEAR

LAST EXILE, PLANETES, ROD, GUNGRAVE, FUMOFFU, TEXHNOLYZE

ANIMATRIX DOESN'T REALLY COUNT BUT IT HAD AMAZING SHORTS, PARTICULARLY FROM STUDIO 4C

Ethan Evans
Ethan Evans

Man 2003 was a great year for Anime.

Angel Collins
Angel Collins

I don't get it. When does Hiro contact the AU version of Ichiru?

Brayden Morgan
Brayden Morgan

Stop shouting, moron.

Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards

There was an anime boom around 2006 to 2008 so there's a void realm of neglected anime that usually only get mentioned in a "anime only you remember" thread. than it stabilized a bit but of course the more anime made per season the more mediocrity prevails.

Brody Robinson
Brody Robinson

this one autist spamming this every thread
I can only imagine how sad your life is.

Ethan Ortiz
Ethan Ortiz

Keit-Ai findet einen Weg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZEERtZjlLs

Lincoln Lee
Lincoln Lee

Literal cancer. You are part of the reason this place is shit.

Wyatt Price
Wyatt Price

Would gits SAC be considered 2002 or 2003?

Luke Collins
Luke Collins

Will there ever be a show that manages to top Texhnolyze?

Daniel Ward
Daniel Ward

see

Lincoln Bennett
Lincoln Bennett

I couldn't choose Planetes since I'm still in the middle of it but I love it a lot. I went with Kino though.

Christopher Stewart
Christopher Stewart

TEXHNOLYZE WAS A SELF AWARE GRIMDARK EDGEFEST

I'D RATHER BLAME! FOR THAT GENRE

WHICH HAD ANIMATED LOGS ALSO RELEASED IN 2003, BUT OPS LIST DOESN'T HAVE IT, CUS HE'S A PLEB

Zachary Torres
Zachary Torres

What have I done to anger you

Camden Russell
Camden Russell

Kino's Journey. There is just something special about it.

Jose Hill
Jose Hill

PLEBS CAN LEARN, BUT THEY NEED TO BE TAUGHT

Colton Hughes
Colton Hughes

What's so great about Kino?

Carter Sanders
Carter Sanders

fucking children actually voting up shonenshit
Please fucking kill yourselves already

No wonder Sup Forums is so shitty all the time, this is direct confirmation of underage

David Fisher
David Fisher

I guess a lot of people just have shit taste. I'd put hxh, cromartie, rod, fumoffu, planetes and probably gungrave above it.

Connor Rogers
Connor Rogers

Fullmetal alchemist

Robert Young
Robert Young

It's fun, cute and comfy. Especially the novels.

Ayden Hill
Ayden Hill

2004 Best of anime thread when

Elijah Bailey
Elijah Bailey

tfw havent seen any of these anime

Easton Thompson
Easton Thompson

Yuri Kuma Arashi was masterpiece

Nicholas Lewis
Nicholas Lewis

Yea. Think Yahari x 10

James Carter
James Carter

Haibane Renmei

Joshua Jenkins
Joshua Jenkins

Good taste, but I loved Uchouten Kazoku.

Here's your (you), please rescind back your (mediocre year).

Cooper Nguyen
Cooper Nguyen

I loved UK too. It didn't have much competition that year though, hence the (medicore). In b4 NNB (which I loved too, btw)

I consider it the best anime ever made, but hey, the world would be a boring place if we all had the same good taste.

Yep. I think just didn't get the hidden layers (like the many movie references - if you have seen 'Suspiria', you can't hate YK anymore).

The only thing that sucked about Boogiepop is that it assumed too much knowledge of the franchise. It's like watching EoE before NGE. Perfect, atmospheric show otherwise, perhaps the closest anime came to convincing psychological horror.

Haruhi S1 was a masterpiece, way better than everything else that aired in 2006.

2008: Aria the Origination (great year)

See above, Similar to (but better than) 2013. Maybe closer to average than mediocre, on second thought.

It didn't have much competition in 2004, but I agree it isn't at the same level as Kon's early movies.

I hesistated between Penguindrum and Madoka, actually.

Ok.

Ayden Lopez
Ayden Lopez

I consider it the best anime ever made, but hey, the world would be a boring place if we all had the same good taste.

I don't understand this at all, I'm with you with most of the rest of the list. But Haibane was almost painful to watch at points.
Like I don't even understand what the appeal is supposed to be, the poorly developed world? The characters?

Maybe I'm just being too harsh because of how bad it was on a technical level, featuring some of the worst sound design I've ever heard and poor animation.

Aaron Harris
Aaron Harris

I could try and start explaining what I love about it, but it's almost like we didn't watch the same show, since I love it for all the reasons you hate it.

James Miller
James Miller

Sonic X

Hudson Reed
Hudson Reed

poll is almost dead even between fma and kino's journey
How?

Xavier Anderson
Xavier Anderson

BOOGIEPOP IS OVERWROUGHT CLOYING MELODRAMA

JUST LIKE PARANOIA AGENT

DRAGGING ORDEALS OF DEPRESSIVE JAPSHIT TRYING TOO HARD TO SEEM DEEP

Jeremiah James
Jeremiah James

FMA really confuses me, between stuff like Planetes, Cromartie, the Animatrix, and Kino, FMA 03 stands out as easily the most disliked on Sup Forums. Going off of general board reaction I expected FMA 03 to be way behind, only stuff I really see it get praised for on Sup Forums are the parts that stood true to the manga and the OST.

Jonathan Brown
Jonathan Brown

It's called nostalgia. Also if you look in the FMA threads, a lot of people claim the old one is better than Brotherhood.

Asher Wilson
Asher Wilson

No Mighty Atom
I knew you guys were a bunch of retards who do nothing but fap to lolis.

Xavier Cox
Xavier Cox

/co/

Ayden Wright
Ayden Wright

Mighty Atom
/col/

William Clark
William Clark

What's wrong with Boogiepop Phantom?

William Richardson
William Richardson

2013 was straight fire you homo.

Benjamin Watson
Benjamin Watson

he liked kill la kill
Retard

Mason Perry
Mason Perry

he didn't like kill la kill
Retard

Sebastian Adams
Sebastian Adams

I find that FMA 03 is one of those really polarizing shows where you have people who love it and people who hate it.

I can understand why some like it though even if it's plot quickly became a complete mess the second they started straying from the manga.

Jonathan Bell
Jonathan Bell

Yeah, I don't even consider it that bad, it's like you said though, it's really polarizing. I'd think that there are several shows listed that most people on Sup Forums would put ahead of FMA 03 regardless, so it's surprising to me that it's still so high given the competition.

Chase Powell
Chase Powell

SONIC X TOOK 7% OF THE POLL

FUCKING WHAT

Grayson Parker
Grayson Parker

No doubt Sup Forums has furfags.

Kevin Reed
Kevin Reed

muh nigga, blame was the shit, but it was only some ovas if I remember correct. Maybe that's why is not on the list

Owen Lopez
Owen Lopez

nothin personnel kid

Sebastian Martin
Sebastian Martin

2002. It's always the year that season started.

Lincoln Brooks
Lincoln Brooks

accusing others of having shit taste
while talking up HxH and Planetes

Austin Watson
Austin Watson

i'd have hxh greed island ovas among the best of the year
Newfags, everyone.

Easton Thompson
Easton Thompson

2001: Hare+Guu (bad year)
(bad year)
This is an incredibly bad post

Julian Jones
Julian Jones

This baffled me too. 2001 was fucking crazy good.

Wyatt Wood
Wyatt Wood

Idk about the anime but the manga is an underrated gem of a gaggy shonen, right up there with pre-saiyan saga DB.

Jeremiah Morris
Jeremiah Morris

To be honest most of that guy's choices are pretty shitty. Basically just I am a mature anime expert stuff with outliers of Excel Saga and H+G

Ryder Wright
Ryder Wright

2016: Flip Flappers, Silent Voice
This guy knows what's up.

Jose Cox
Jose Cox

Green Green is underrated. Futaba a best girl.

Tyler Fisher
Tyler Fisher

It was only worth watching for these retards.

Jordan Taylor
Jordan Taylor

Voice is shit. Flappers has potential.

Nathan Davis
Nathan Davis

Why does Strawpoll only allow 30 options?

Dylan Torres
Dylan Torres

Nice try, Keit-ai.

Connor Ross
Connor Ross

Planetes or fucking kill yourself.

Ai Tanabe or fucking kill your waifu

Blake Jones
Blake Jones

You have bad taste

Chase Butler
Chase Butler

Anyone want a nostalgia trip?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG95Yy9YJ44

Christian Hall
Christian Hall

TMNT 2003

Justin Nelson
Justin Nelson

Transformers Armada

Angel Hernandez
Angel Hernandez

/co/

Caleb Wright
Caleb Wright

Planetes was alright

Isaac Thomas
Isaac Thomas

Why is there a blank space between Sonic X and Cromartie High School?

And why did 17 people vote for it?

Jonathan Hill
Jonathan Hill

We're not talking about HxH99, we're talking about the Greed Island OVAs.

Elijah Reed
Elijah Reed

2003 was such a good year.

Texhnolyze
not best
Shit taste.

Tyler Campbell
Tyler Campbell

Texhnolyze
PRETENTIOUS SHIT I want to fuck the city
Kino
PRETENTIOUS SHIT I want to fuck Kino
Planetes
PRETENTIOUS SHIT I want to fuck Tanabe

Sup Forums today.

Kevin Jackson
Kevin Jackson

It's because old FMA is one of the best shounens.

Let me get the contenders over first:
Yes, Texnolyze is good. But it's also unnecessarily edgy. Its plot and ideas could've been done in a much more different way. The whole style of the show spells out that they did it this way to be different. 7/10
Cromartie is funny and it has its moment, but it ain't anything special. 7/10
Tanabe a shit. She ruined early Planetes and later one tried too hard to be personally dramatic. 8/10
Kino is comfy, but not that great. I'd rather warch Mushihi. Lost interest before finishing it.

FMA avoids all pitfalls of a bad shounen and does a very good job at worldbuilding and creating a believable setting for the heroes to interact with and grow. But, unlike Brotherhood it doesn't shit the bed with repetitive endless fights and predictable plot elements (no, I don't care if it was in the manga, first anime had a better plot). 2003 added depth to characters and explored themes of obsession and following her. And it's not just that. The villain had a personal, but very human motivation behind herself - a very sobering simplicity. Throughout the show we got glimpses of the dark side in man and harshness of the world in way in a mature way even seinen don't always manage - and without everything getting grimdark. It's something very subtle and very, vary rare in shonen.
The first few monster of the week episodes weren't all that great, but even they were written to be relevant by the end. In Brotherhood, Lust got burned by the cool man of flames. In 2003, we got a tragic story of her interaction with her regrets from the past. For all the glory of modern budgets and animations, the old anime stands out with its atmosphere. The lightning is some of the best I've seen to this date. I first watched the original just before Brotherhood got announced, so I don't think I'm nostalgiafagging when I say old FMA is in top three shounen anime of all times.

Adrian Johnson
Adrian Johnson

1234 people voted in the poll
How did this many people vote on a best of 2003 poll?

Oliver Hughes
Oliver Hughes

While I largely agree with your assessment of the original FMA's strengths, you have to admit that it completely shit the bed at the end. FMA 03's a great example of a darker shounen series, whereas Brotherhood exemplifies all the aspects of a more traditional shounen series. The original FMA covered the early parts of the manga far better than Brotherhood did, due to a lack of pacing constraints that Brotherhood kind of innately had, and I think is almost unarguably superior up until the manga/TV split. This is purely opinion, but I think FMA 03's OST was consistently better, thanks largely to the fact that it was performed by the fucking Russian Symphony Orchestra, but Brotherhood definitely has its fair share of great tracks too. In fact, here's a few favorites;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8OaiTN1K0E&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8FdBaNLC8s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY2ooUDDVfo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYw2NC9DaB8&index=15&list=PL8EE46741842485CF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRC3dWWZaJo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjTl3qa07Lw

It sounds like something out of a movie, and really helps to keep the mood and place the late-industrial setting.

All that said, I find you taste in the other anime you listed to be shit, and while that's your opinion, I disagree immensely, especially in regards to Kino and Cromartie.

Matthew Thomas
Matthew Thomas

I raise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2kwie-gs2o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79uXZKUKFUs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkNjCfMjRXA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEiucbbXBUA

Levi Martin
Levi Martin

They both had excellent soundtracks, at the end of the day I prefer 03's overall though.

Benjamin Cook
Benjamin Cook

What about 2004? Genshiken?

Lincoln Reed
Lincoln Reed

genshiken
Shit taste

Daniel Kelly
Daniel Kelly

Besides Paranoia Agent and Monster faggot.

Matthew Bell
Matthew Bell

Why was 2003 such a mediocre year?

Wyatt Foster
Wyatt Foster

Elfen Lied

James Bailey
James Bailey

fullmetal alchemist winning the poll
Pretty surprised. Didn't think a shonen would win.

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