And the categories are…

Hey guys, we’re getting close to the day of the recording of our End of The Year Show (likely tomorrow) for 2011. We decided to change a few categories up from last year, taking out some of the unnecessary ones. Anyhow, it should be a fun show, so look forward to listening to it. Unfortunately, we’re not accepting guests this year as we already have a full house this time. Still, we encourage people to share their choices in the comments below!

Our categories are:

1. Best OP
2. Best ED
3. Best Soundtrack/Music
4. Best Male Character
5. Best Female Character
6. Worst Character
7. Best Seiyuu
8. Best Art-style
9. Most Original Show
10. Best Season
11. Best Surprise
12. Biggest Disappointment
13. Most Improved
14. Most Overrated
15. Most Underrated
16. Guilty Pleasure
17. Worst Series
18. Best OVA/Movie
19. Best Comedy
20. Best Drama
21. Best Action
22. Best Slice of Life
23. Best Overall Series
24. Best Anime from Another Year
25. Most Anticipated Series

I also feel so sick these days too. Coughing and sneezing up so much mucus makes me look like this:

Gundammit, too many shows!

So aside from the airing summer shows, I have been trying to allow some time to watch a few shows from the past. That’s not to say I dislike all the summer shows, but merely to say that I shouldn’t dedicate myself to the newer material all the time. Part of the fun of going back to the older eras of anime, is seeing how far anime has come since the years when it popularized in Japan. Not to mention the viewer can gain a better understanding of how shows have developed, from both mistakes and successes from older shows. Anyhow, here are the older shows I’ve been watching:

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Anime Afterlife Podcast: The 2011 Mid-year Special

At last! Here it is! Anime Afterlife Podcast hosts, DavetheZombie, Vensito, and Gabe, along with blog writer, Lerxst, are joined with guest, aeroblip to discuss the winter shows of 2011. The special is broken up into three parts: The first is where we discuss the winter shows, the 2nd part: The spring shows, and the third: where we give our top 5 shows of 2011 (so far).

Winter season

Download here: Anime Afterlife Podcast: The 2011 Mid-year Special Part 1 (Winter)

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Spring season

Download here: Anime Afterlife Podcast: The 2011 Mid-year Special Part 2 (Spring)

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Top 5 shows of 2011 (so far)

Download here: Anime Afterlife Podcast: Top 5 Mid-year shows of 2011

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Summer 2011 Anime: Who’s Watching What

We knew it was coming. And it’s almost here. Let’s all look forward to what Summer 2011 has to offer us!

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Summer 2011 Chart

If you haven’t already seen it (on the many blogs posting it), here it is.

Nelson Summer 2011 Anime Chart

Nelson's Summer 2011 Anime Chart

And so, here are the anime we will be watching, and who will be watching them.

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