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2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but we had some great anime to enjoy while stuck at home. Here’s what AniTAY decided was the best — The 2020 AniTAY Anime Awards.

In past years, we’d typically run two series of awards — the choices from the readers, and the choices from the authors of AniTAY, but in the transition from Kinja to Medium, the level of engagement has died down and there wasn’t enough votes in the readers sheet to justify running 2 awards. As such, the AniTAY Awards this year is what used to be…


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Yuru Camp is one of the most relaxing, comfy shows that I’ve ever seen, and after the first season came to a close, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the second. In the first two episodes of Season 2, we’ve got the soothing music, the serene shots, the silly humor of the cast: Yuru Camp is truly back and in full force, bringing everything that that we’ve all come to know and love.

Yuru Camp is a show that truly demonstrates the strengths of slice of life. While nothing that important happens and there’s no overarching storyline, Yuru Camp demonstrates how valuable…


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So, uh. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you would have noticed that I made top 10 lists for every year and didn’t do one for 2019. I totally missed it! 2019 was extremely busy for me, but when I was writing my Top Anime of 2020, it felt totally wrong to have every year since 2014, and then just skip 2019. So, I thought that I’d make a 2019 list. Might not be super relevant, but here it is! Hope you appreciate.

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This year has been anything but tradition, with coronavirus in play, but there’s some things that really would be better off staying the same, like the annual tradition of looking back on the best last year had to offer at the turn of the calendar. Here’s my two cents on what I think are the best that Anime had to offer, my Top 10 Anime of 2020.

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2020 — in hindsight, not perfect. While this year has been insane around the world, we still had great anime to watch while we were locked in quarentine. One thing that stays the same in 2020 though: when the end of the calender winds down, it becomes the time when we reflect on the best that anime had to offer. Welcome to our annual AniTAY Anime Awards, a collaborative effort by members in the AniTAY community to decide the best of the best!

AniTAY, now more than ever is community first, and we always try to put our own community…


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The emergence of Demon Slayer, the laugh out loud romantic comedy that was Kaguya, the awfulness that was shows like ORESUKI! There was so much in regards to anime in 2019, and here at AniTAY we’re gonna tell you what we think is great! Welcome to The AniTAY Anime Awards of 2019, where AniTAY Authors and AniTAY readers pick the best of the best Anime of the year!

The AniTAY Anime Awards is a collaborative effort by members in the AniTAY community to decide the best of the best of each year. We always try to put our own…


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While as a year 2014 might have not been all that remarkable overall, in regards to anime 2014 was one of the best that I’ve ever seen. From a hoard of romance and sports anime to classic action anime sprouting out of nowhere, Anime and AniTAY in 2014 was a fun time, and let’s take a trip down memory lane to look back on what I would consider to be one of the fondest moments in regards to anime and AniTAY.

This is the 4th article in AniTAY’s Decade In Review series, with the previous being 2013, 2012, 2011


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It’s almost a comforting clockwork — we go through the year watching great anime, and then when we creep up ever closer to the end of our calendars, we spend our time reflecting back on the brightest moments for anime. Welcome to our annual AniTAY Anime Awards, a collaborative effort by members in the AniTAY community to decide the best of the best!

AniTAY, now more than ever is community first, and we always try to put our own community spin on these kinds of projects because the different opinions fed by the diversity of the community leads to better…


If you’ve seen an anime in the recent years, you’ve probably ran into some works that many call “Dark”. While many praise these shows as a way to get out of the moe type show that has been prevalent in the past few years, I groan. Throughout my experiences, these “dark” shows have been a consistent cycle of failure and disappointment. When you say dark, I typically think of a poor execution, and here’s why.

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Let me get this straight: I have nothing wrong with a show that tries to run with darker, more serious themes. My gripes are about…

Kevin Mai - Reikaze

Freelance writer, Tech, Anime and Visual Novel enthusiast! Owner of Rockmandash Reviews & writer for @_anitay & @fuwan0vel.

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