A little late, maybe,
but here are the voting threads:
Hear ye, hear ye!
fma.com's first Anime Awards
is under way! Now is the time to make sure only the best of 2006 gets on the polls!
But first, The Important Stuff
:How It Works
- You nominate. mei makes polls of the top 5 most-nominated contenders for each category. You vote. At the end of the week, when the polls close, mei announces the winners and you do a happy dance because the people who voted has the same tastes as you.
- mei has come up with a list of eligible anime that you may nominate for the 2006 awards. The most important requirement to getting on this list is that the anime must air some time during 2006 (a shocker, mei knows). Some other criteria:
About the Character Categories
- If the anime is 26 episodes or less, then it must have begun airing in October 2005 and ends in 2006 to be eligible for nomination.
- If the anime is over 26 episodes, a substantial portion of it must be aired during 2006.
- If the anime is divided into multiple "seasons"/"series" (such as Tsubasa Chronicles), only the portion that is aired during 2006 is eligible. (Example: Tsubasa Chronicle 2nd Series is eligible, but NOT the first season of Tsubasa Chronicle.) If the multiple "seasons"/"series" were all run during 2006, then they count as ONE anime.
- 100+ episode animes that are currently ongoing and have no end in sight ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. (i.e., Naruto and Bleach)
- If you want to nominate something that IS NOT ON THE LIST--you may do so, provided that they satisfy ALL of the applicable conditions stated above. (Also, check to make sure that it's not already listed under a different name--if it is, use the name that is on the list.) mei is probably human and like all humans, is prone to mistakes. While compiling this list, she also had to make some judgment calls that may have filtered out an anime that you may feel is appropriate for the Awards. If that's so, feel free to make the nomination, but be sure to give mei a good reason as to why your choice should be eligible.
You nominate characters
--not anime. Pretty self-explanatory. The Character Categories are as follows:
- Best Male Character
- Best Female Character
- Best Villain
- Character's Best Friend (Note: The "Man's Best Friend" kind--you know, pets. Like Den or Black Hayate. If there's a "pet" that's human-shaped...make a note of it in the nomination PM )
Best Character Development IS NOT
a Character Category--do not be misled by the title. Nominate animes that you think best portrays the development of its characters.About the Best Quick Watch Category
How To Get That Awesome Anime On the Poll
- This category includes OVAs, movies, animes with less than 10 episodes or run shorter than the regular 24 minutes. The basic length requirement is between 20 and 240 minutes total.
- There is a separate list of eligible nominees for Best Quick Watch. Please DO NOT pick the nominees for this category from the General Anime List (GAL).
- OVAs based on anime that are eligible for the GAL ARE NOT eligible for the Best Quick Watch category.
- OVAs based on anime that ARE NOT eligible for the GAL ARE eligible for the Best Quick Watch category. (For example, Bleach Movie: Memories of Nobody)
- You have 20 DAYS to PM--not IM, not post, not IRC message, not email, not profile comment, but PERSONAL MESSAGE via the forum PM system--your nominations to mei. All nominations are due at midnight (PST) on Friday, March 23...or before mei wakes up the following morning, which is usually 9 am PST.
- You may nominate up to TWO (2) animes/characters for each category--no more. You may certainly nominate less than two, but if you list more than two animes/characters for a single category, your nominations for that category will be nulled.
- You may nominate a single anime/character for up to FIVE (5) categories. Character nominations count towards the anime nominations. For example: If you nominate Kuchiki Rukia for Best Female Character, Kurosaki Ichigo for Best Male Character, Captain Aizen for Best Villain, Bleach for Best Action/Martial Arts, and Bleach again for Best Comedy, you MAY NOT nominate Bleach for Best OST as well.
- When nominating characters, make sure to include the anime that they came from.
- IN THE CASE OF TIES during the nomination process (which may or may not happen), mei may have to use her own judgment and opt for one nomination over another. This is inevitable. So, to boost your nominee, you may make a COHERENT argument for your choice in the nomination PM with the purpose of convincing mei that this anime/character belongs on the polls, and mei will take these testimonials into account IF it comes to a tie for the 5 spots on the polls.
Without further ado, the categories for the Anime Awards are as follows~
- Best Anime Overall
- Best Animation/Visual Effects
- Best Story
- Best OP/ED
- Best OST
- Best Male Character
- Best Female Character
- Best Villain
- Character's Best Friend
- Best Action/Martial Arts
- Best Adventure/Fantasy
- Best Drama
- Best Romance
- Best Comedy
- Best Sci-Fi/Mecha
- Best Mystery/Thriller/Horror
- Best Quick Watch
And the eligible candidates~
General Anime List (GAL)
Ah! My Goddess: Sorezore no Hane
Amaenaide yo!! Katsu!!
Aria the Natural
Asatte no Houkou
Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror
Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto
Bakutama Hit! Crash Bedaman
Binbo Shimai Monogatari
Black Blood Brothers
Black Jack 21
Bokura ga Ita
Bouken Ou Beet Exelion
Canvas 2: Niji Iro no Sketch
Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch
Coyote Ragtime Show
Dae Jang Geum - Jang Geum's Dream
Dema....a! Powerpuff Girls Z
Fushigi-boshi no Futago-hime
Futari wa Prett Cure: Splash Star
Galaxy Angel Rune
Ged Senki (Gedo Senki, Tales from Earthsea)
Gift Eternal Rainbow
Ginga Densetsu Weed
Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari II
Glass no Kantai
Hachimitsu to Clover II (Honey and Clover II)
Happy Lucky Bikkuriman
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Hokuto no Ken - Raou Gaiden Junai-hen
IGPX -Immortal Grand Prix-
Jinzou Konchuu Kabutoborg VxV
Kage Kara Mamoru!
Kagihime Monogatari Eikyuu Alice Rondo
Kakutou Bijin Wulong
Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl
Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!
Kin'iro no Chord
Kinnikuman Second Generations: Ultimate Muscle 2
Kishin Houkou Demonbane (2006)
Kujibiki Unbalance (2006)
Le Chevalier D'Eon
Lemon Angel Project
Love dol: Lovely Idol
Love Get Chu - Miracle Seiyuu Hakusho
Major 2nd Season
Makai Senki Disgaea
Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo!
Meine Liebe Wieder
Muteki Kanban Musume
Naikaku Kenryoku Hanzai Kyosei Torishimarikan Zaizen Jotaro
Nanami-chan 3rd Series
Nerima Daikon Brothers
NHK ni Youkoso! (Welcome to the NHK)
Night Head Genesis
Nishi no Yoki Majo (Good Witch of the West)
Noein - Mou Hitori no Kimi e
Onegai my Melody: Kuru Kuru Shuffle!
Otogi-Juushi Akazukin (Fairy Musketeer Akazukin)
Otome wa Boku ni Koi....eru
Ouran Koukou Host Club
Patta Potta Monta
Play Ball 2nd
Rakugo Tennyo Oyui
Ray the Animation
Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan
Ring ni Kakero 1: Nichibei Kessen Hen
Rozen Maiden: Traumend
Ryuusei no Rockman
Sasami - Majou Shoujo Club-
School Rumble Ni Gakki
Shakugan no Shana
Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Ken'ichi
Silk Road Shounen Yuuto
Soukou no Strain
Souten no Ken
Spider Riders: Oracle no Yuusha Tachi
Sumomomo Momomo: Chijou Saikyou no Yome
Super Robot Taisen: OG Divine Wars
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
The Frogman Show
The Third: Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo
Tokimeki Memorial: Only Love
Tokyo Tribe 2
Touhai Densetsu Akagi - Yami ni Maiorita Tensai
Tsubasa Chronicle 2nd Series
Tsuyokiss Cool x Sweet
Wan Wan Serepuu Soreyuke! Tetsunoshin
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (Perfect Girl Evolution)
Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na (Crescent Love)
Yokai Ningen Bem
Yomigaeru Sora -Rescue Wings-
Yoshinaga-san'chi no Gargoyle
Zero no TsukaimaQuick Watch List
Ar Tonelico Sekai no Owari de Utai Tsuzukeru Shoujo
Arashi no Yoru ni
Atagoul wa Neko no Mori
BALDR FORCE EXE Resolution
Bleach Movie: Memories of Nobody
Chou Gekijouban Keroro Gunsou
Dai Maou Touge
Detective Conan: The Private Eyes' Requiem
Doraemon: Nobita no Kyouryuu
Eien no Hou
Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Densetsu o Yobu Odore! Amigo!
Gendai Kibunroku Kaii Monogatari
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG - Individual Eleven
Gin'iro no Kami no Agito
Gin'iro no Olynsis
Hanare Toride no Yonna
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de Movie: Maihitoyo
Hellsing OVA (2006)
Itsudatte My Santa!
Kabutomushi Ouji Mushiking: Greatest Champion no Michi
Kidou Senshi Gundam MS IGLOO: Mokushiroku 0079
Kyou no Go no Ni
Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori Nazo no Otakara Daisakusen
Maria-sama ga Miteru 3rd
Memories Off #5
Mitsu x Mitsu Drops (Honey x Honey Drops)
Naruto Movie 3: Large interest Stirred Up! Crescent Moon Island's Animal Rebellion
Oideyo Doubutsu no Mori (Animal Crossing)
One Piece: Karakurijou no Mecha Kyohei
Papa to Kiss in the Dark
Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation: The Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Blue Waters
Poka Poka Mori no Rascal
Project Blue Earth SOS
Rean no Tsubasa
Saint Beast: Ikusen no Hiru to Yoru Hen
Saint Seiya Meiou Hades Meikai-hen
Sarugetchu ~ON AIR~
Shibawanko no Wa no Kokoro
Shin Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams the Story
Shinigami no Ballad
Sin in the Rain
Stratos 4 Advance Kanketsu Hen
Tachiguishi Retsuden (Tachigui - The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters)
Taneyamagahara no Yoru
TANK S.W.A.T. 01
Tekkon Kinkreet (2006)
Toki wo kakeru Shoujo
UFO Princess Valkyrie: Toki to Yume to Ginga no Utage
Yamako Shimura no Mari to Senhiki no Koinu
Yo Shomei Bijutsukan LINE
Post suggestions/comments/questions here. And to make it clear: mei will neither nominate nor vote in this Awards. You'll just have to trust mei on it. (Or ask an admin to check.
Edit: Changed nomination limit from 3 categories per anime to 5.