The end of the year is upon us and as you may know it's the time of the year when people give their opinion of what was the best/worse that the year had. Of course there are already a lot of Best of 2013 gaming related articles, so this time I'm making a list of Best of 2013 in Anime
I will make this in an award form, naming the winner, why I choose it and a mention for all the runner ups in each category. And of course I will try my utmost to make this Spoiler-Free so dive in with all confidence.
First the criteria for valid contenders: As you all may know Anime is normally released in a weekly schedule, so this poses a problem that Games don't, and that is that the date of release has no real use, since a series can start to air in, say 12/26/2012, but all the rest of the series will air during 2013, so the criteria I'm using is that climax took part during 2013, so with this said, the contender can come from Fall 2013 season, Summer 2013 season, season, season and series that started in 2012, but at least half of the chapters aired during 2013 (Example: Fall 2012 season Animes like Psycho-Pass, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, Little Busters! and Bakuman Season 3) (All the links will guide you to charts that will make things more easier for you)
For entertainment and drama sake, I will save the Best 2013 Anime award for last, so first, here are all the other categories (I based those on what normally one will review when discussing what makes a series great):
Best Romantic Comedy: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Why: In a over populated genre this series set itself apart using good and consistent writing, the chemistry between the characters is amazing and one of the best you will find out there (every one of the characters are pretty interesting too), the comedy was not only well executed but also full of energy and all that, plus the drama, made a really well balanced series full of surprises and emotions in a story of Talent vs Hard Work and not giving up. First impressions in this series are a little deceiving so try to get past the 3rd episode and enjoy the ride (Here's a review for further help)