With no build-up whatsoever, I announce that the best Mascot award for the year 2008 goes to none other than Nyanko-sensei from Natsume Yuujin-Cho! This is probably the easiest award I’ll give out. I saved myself a couple of easy awards for when I’m too lazy to do something elaborate. And so yes, Nyanko-sensei deserves this award for the simple reason that he’s the coolest fat cat mascot I’ve ever known since ever. Cheers to repetition!
(Okay, so this is mostly because Inoue Kazuhiko’s portrayal of Nyanko-sensei was too awesome and hilarious to ignore. It’s bound to be something I’ll remember for a long time)
Honorable Mentions: Junjo Romantica’s Suzuki-san and Macross Frontier’s Ai-kun