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Join us for the second edition of MAL Yearbook, where we reflect on the past year of anime and share what we enjoyed most.

Thank you to everyone who sent us suggestions for categories!
We took your ideas, rephrased them into 10 fun yearbook titles, and then selected five nominations for each.

Now it's time to vote for the ones you think deserve to be crowned with these category titles~
Votes can be submitted until January 24, 0:00 PST.
Jan 12, 6:27 AM
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Can someone explain to me the "Wait, that's anime?" cathegory?
Jan 12, 7:23 AM
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Oznerol7 said:
Can someone explain to me the "Wait, that's anime?" cathegory?
Yeah that category was a little strange and left me confused, let's wait for one of the staff to give us some clarification on this year's yearbook. :)
Jan 12, 7:26 AM
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While the idea is nice we all already know who the winners are, you can't win against popularity and recency biases
Jan 12, 7:32 AM
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Man, this would probably have been an amazing selection... if I had watched more than a handful of these shows. Also, it amuses me that the OP/ED Section has literally no endings. All songs up for voting are openings.
Jan 12, 8:10 AM
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If you're going to give weird names to categories, at least write what are they supposed to be. "Let's Get Loud", "Take Lessons", "Wait, That's Anime?" What's the point of this vote if people can interpret what they are voting about. Nominations are pretty awful as well. Most of them are either obscure garbage or overhyped cookie cutters. 
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Jan 12, 9:18 AM
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nothing from shingeki no kyojin?
trash options, I won't vote.
any why isn't Hime nominated in some girl category?
Jan 12, 10:03 AM
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It’s fun as is but I think it’d be pretty nifty if next year we could select any anime that aired in the past year when voting




Jan 12, 11:00 AM
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There's a need for more options and categories. 




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Jan 12, 3:12 PM

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Antanaru said:
If you're going to give weird names to categories, at least write what are they supposed to be. "Let's Get Loud", "Take Lessons", "Wait, That's Anime?" What's the point of this vote if people can interpret what they are voting about. Nominations are pretty awful as well. Most of them are either obscure garbage or overhyped cookie cutters. 

I second this; if they are going to take the time to come up with interesting titles, they should at least follow up with some kind of explanation to these somewhat confusing categories.
Jan 12, 7:17 PM

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A-Mux said:
While the idea is nice we all already know who the winners are, you can't win against popularity and recency biases

Yeah they shouldn't mix popular and unpopular anime like that, either all popular or none or the popular ones will always autowin.

Also I don't wanna sounds sexist but you shouldn't put so many choices for females. If you have 2 choices targeted at males and 3 at females what do you think who's gonna win? If you had only one targeted at females it would be more evened out.

But I'm not gonna complain because it's just a for-fun poll so let's not take it too serious here.
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Jan 12, 9:33 PM

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What is this lame filter on the anime seasonal page where you can only see one or two anime when this voting event is in process?

Can you fix this absolutely unnecessary filter that serves no purpose beside making it look like a broken list of a site? 
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So I decided to live up to it, Yay!
Jan 12, 10:29 PM
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Hi could you upload a screenshot of how it looks for you? i don't see any filter on that page
Jan 13, 11:28 AM
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Yeah, this yearbook is kinda shit. At least explain what the categories are instead of vague titles. And let us vote for any anime this year. I already know all the winners now and the categories are lame.

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Jan 13, 6:59 PM

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Voted!
My candies:
Extra candies:
Jan 13, 7:58 PM

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voted done, 2022 nice year after covid and anime is the best sugoi desune
Jan 13, 8:26 PM

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I've looked forward to this! So excited to participate again!                    



Jan 14, 10:54 AM
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You guys should have added badges for voting.
Jan 14, 11:19 AM
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This way of voting is dookie and the options and categories are dookie. Don't even need to see the results to know what they'll be. Also why are there literally zero endings in the OP/ED section???
Jan 14, 9:58 PM
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This is gonna such a stupid yearbook just filled with popular stuff
Jan 15, 1:36 PM
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Anya ................................................................
I will be waiting for you forever at the end of time

Jan 15, 10:53 PM

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everyone is complaining about the categories and nominations but they're literally decided by us in a forum put up weeks before the event starts👀👀👀
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Jan 16, 3:21 AM
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Soo excited
Jan 16, 5:39 AM

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Why are the category names so nonsense? I don't even really understand what I am supposed to vote for.
And what is with the shitty nominations? It appears like every anime is only allowed to appear once, for some reason. For example Kaguya is under smug, while Marin is under best dressed, when in reality both anime would probably fit better under cutest couple.

How about more categories that actually make sense, and would be more interesting to vote/see the results, like best comedy or best ED/OP. You could still have meme categories too. And allow people to vote for any anime that aired in 2022, rather than pre-picking 5 nominations.
As it is, who really cares which of the 5 random anime wins "Let's Get Loud" or "Wait, That's Anime?"...

Oh well, I guess it obviously isn't supposed to be something anyone would take seriously.
Jan 17, 12:10 PM
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Heh, I know only half of the all of these titles XD
Jan 17, 12:39 PM
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I feel like a lot of other animes deserved to be there, too....
Jan 21, 2:21 AM

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Oznerol7 said:
Can someone explain to me the "Wait, that's anime?" cathegory?
That means the most unpopular anime of the year or you probably didn't heard about.

Jan 21, 5:08 AM
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Apu-Hasan said:
Oznerol7 said:
Can someone explain to me the "Wait, that's anime?" cathegory?
That means the most unpopular anime of the year or you probably didn't heard about.
That's a weird assumption considering Blue Lock is in there
Jan 21, 8:12 AM
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2022 was a wild year with lots of new animes. A lot of animes were released this year and they were really great. But out of all of them.. in my opinion Bocchi the rock probably the best one to end the year with.
Jan 22, 3:05 PM

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I wanted to vote but the "verify you are human" never loaded for me... all 4 times I tried... so I guess no vote from me because I can't verify my humanity
Jan 22, 11:33 PM
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I will sure it will be interesting. 
Jan 25, 8:59 AM

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Damn, I missed the voting. 








Jan 26, 2:53 AM
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Cuando saldrá la tercera temporada de sora no otoshimono? ¿O acaso lo dejarán asi?
Jan 26, 6:52 PM
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While the idea is nice we all already know who the winners are, you can't win against popularity and Can someone explain to me the "Wait, that's anime?" cathegory?
Jan 30, 6:50 PM

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Yorisbot said:
While the idea is nice we all already know who the winners are, you can't win against popularity and Can someone explain to me the "Wait, that's anime?" cathegory?

according to someone else, it means an unpopular anime you probably didn't hear about. i took to mean more like it was an especially unique anime, but i'm not sure.
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