2016. It's been a year.
me at the beginning of 2016 vs me at the end of 2016 pic.twitter.com/ibgfV2JYHd— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) December 9, 2016
Even though 2016 was full of craziness, there are still some high points that are worth celebrating. We've pulled together some of the top articles that share the best of 2016 and we'll keep adding new favorites until January 7th.
Japanese fans (and a lot of Japanese women) hopped on this poll and shared surprising results. Remember 2016 as the year when Idols ruled, sports were taken seriously, and Osomatsu-san got an insane amount of love.
Do you like second seasons? Because this is basically all the shows that made enough money to earn another season and likely will inspire multiple copies. Moe and action rank on the charts and did we mention that idols ruled 2016?
Remember when Porter Robinson released an anime short, films dominated the box office, and when Hunter x Hunter (briefly) returned? Akidearest, Gigguk, Lost Pause, and the Anime Man talk the highs of 2016 in anime and the community.
Let 2016 be known as the year of BOOTY! Cosplayers embraced adventure with Pokemon Go, a strong convention circuit, and Overwatch was everywhere both online and offline.
This community of indie singers, tuners, songwriters, and creators took big strides in 2016 that is paving the way for a stronger creative future. There were breakout successes like Reol, holographic concerts, and Scarlett Johansson featured with Miku in a commercial.
No one will ever forget the endless memes filled with Spongegar that spread across the community like fire. Characters from Re:Zero, Love Live Sunshine, and all the trash anime got a second life and gained new fans as fans repurposed the best screenshots each season.
Leave behind the struggle but always remember the music. 2016 gave birth to so many new openings and endings that got you through the year. Turn these top tunes into a 2016 mixtape and explore some of the hidden musical gems shared in the comments.
Share in the comments what you loved/hated about 2016!
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