This is the Vitamin C entry! Here we go!
Game of the Year
Monster Hunter World
When it first came out there was a lot of excitement in playing through the game, all the new monsters and features, but the same solid system as the previous games. The new monsters were really fun and challenging, and it was great to play online with friends, including random matchups. Collecting and creating the best armor is the funnest part of the game. And while it may not be quite long, it’s replay value, especially as a game to play with friends over voice, is really great
Anime of the Year
Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
This anime legitimately inspired me to travel abroad over the summer. The anime is incredibly well done with lovable characters, believable development, beautiful scenery, and superb music. There is absolutely no reason not to watch this show.
Movie of the Year
This movie takes all the heroes we love and brings them together in cool and funny ways. It has a villain with extreme and terrifying goals, but also one that we can still understand and empathize with. Its scenery and battle scenes are visually fantastic and engaging. Lastly, the movie has a powerful and non traditional ending that leaves the audience without a clue of what will happen next.
Book of the Year
The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria, Vol. 4 (light novel) (English Edition)
None of us has actually read a book that came out in 2018, so we focused on Light Novels that got released in English this year.
The Hakomari series stands out by how well it utilizes the Light Novel medium as well as with its artfully crafted plot twists that keep happening over the course of each book. Volume 4 picks up the pace, providing us a lot of insight into the characters involved in the box of this arc, featuring some pretty good character development!
VN of the Year
While often written off as yet another trashy lolige, Maitetsu is one of the most well put together VNs of our time. It’s design beautifully matches the atmosphere and has tons of features to enhance the experience, such as a voice timer, in-game dictionary with cross references, and a new form of saving. The fully animated engine brings the characters to life, making the stillness of all other VNs pale in comparison.
Album of the Year
Judas Priest - Firepower
Firepower is an enjoyable and fun modern metal album that contains so much of the history of Judas Priest as well. Rob’s vocals are top notch and are on clear display throughout their 18th album. They still have lightning to strike with.
Meme of the Year
“infinity war is the most ambitious crossover event in history“
Infinity war was probably one of my favorite memes of the year because of how diverse it could get and how many different situations it could apply to. The truly funniest takes were when the crossover was on something older or obscure or non-serious, like Space Jam, or mundane things that made it really surreal. Its also really funny to me how a marketing slogan meant to be exciting can be diminished into absurdism too
Character of the Year
A young woman trying to adapt to a drastically changing world, starting a whole new life. Violet’s dedication to her new work and lifestyle is remarkable and the way her character develops over time while influencing the lives of others is, simply put, absolutely beautiful
Tweet of the Year
Everyone loves Komari and everyone appreciates Natsumi Yanase’s voice acting. This year, this nice person has wished everyone a merry christmas - in English! Thank you for sharing this moment with us.
Teammate of the Year (for MVP of team)
We have conducted a vote to determine the group MVP among our candidates. Here are the results:
Naoki-Saten - Vitamin C’s Leader, attended and participated in a large number of events for the team and for fun, and kept the team organized and focused. Kept the Vitamin C juice flowing!
AustinDoujin - Vitamin C’s Jack Of All Trades. You need something? He can do it. He’s very active and he did a lot of “heavy lifting” for our event submissions.
Bernkastelle - Vitamin C’s Spiral of Happiness. Regularly putting our members in a great mood and creating a soothing atmosphere. It’s a joy to work on projects with her.
Food of the Year
We all need lots of Vitamin C and it’s best delivered in a yummy, yummy fruit!
Kaza funniest moment of the Year
Clannad movie viewing
The movie itself is a meme featuring indoor snow, funny faces, spacetime distortions and other things otherwise only seen in hallucinations. Watching it alone would feel weird. Watching it with fellow Kaza members still feels weird but it was also one hella funny experience.
Idol group of the Year
22/7 ( https://youtu.be/g7rT0iuqupk , https://youtu.be/aRKYPY1orHo )
Crying experience of the Year (I mean you gotta cut those onions, right?)
Violet Evergarden episode 10 (Mother and Daughter episode)
It’s a feelsy series, but this time, I was caught completely off guard. The moment the first letter arrived and the realization hit me… I WAS NOT READY FOR THESE FEELS!! T_T
Merch of the Year
Kamome’s suitcase-phonecase (Summer Pockets)
It’s a good sturdy and super cute case ☆