So this time last year I decided to change things up a little and use day 6 to highlight some of the shorts that stood out in 2016. Given I’ve made shorts my thing at this point, it makes sense to turn that into a yearly thing. Since I’m now posting about every short in the roundups I’ve decided to give awards to a few series that I feel stood out for specific reasons.
Gateway Award – Tsuredure Children
With its solid visuals and endearing cast, Tsuredure Children is well suited to act as a gateway series. If you’re looking for a show to convince someone that lower runtime doesn’t necessarily mean lower quality, this is definitely a strong pick.
Hard Worker Award – Nobunaga no Shinobi
While it may have faltered on occasion, for the most part Nobunaga no Shinobi managed to maintain something a lot of series struggle with, consistency. It was reliably good for the majority of its run. Having a consistently solid long runner to fall back on in a year where a lot of the other shorts weren’t so great was definitely a blessing.
The “Most Likely To Be An Experimental Visual Hallucinogen” Award – Onyankopon
The sheer sensory overload of Onyankopon’s dance sequences leaves me fairly certain that the whole thing is some kind of secret mind alteration device undergoing testing. If I randomly end up joining some sort of cult in the next year, you know why.
Teekyu Award For Most Teekyu Show To Teekyu This Year – Teekyu
I didn’t even add this one to the list, it just appeared there by its own will, for none can oppose the will of Teekyu.