Today marks the first day of August, which means some of the new Summer 2015 anime are already a third into their respective runs, but which of them are the ones people consider their favorites? Japanese anime merchandise giant, Animate, takes a look.
In a poll which ran from July 9 – 29, 2015, Animate asked fans to vote for their favorite anime currently running this season, and their results yield a mix of expected winners and surprises. 81.3% of the voters were female while only 18.7% were male, however, fans were allowed to vote for multiple answers. So which are the anime that Japanese fans like the most this season? Here are the results:
45) VENUS Project
44) Million Doll
43) Bikini Warriors
42) Teekyuu! season 5
40) Fate / kaleid liner Prisma ☆ Ilya Zwei Hertz!
39) Dragon Ball Super
38) Suzakinishi THE ANIMATION
37) Miss Monochrome S2
35) My Wife is the Student Council President!
34) Aquarion Logos
33) Wakaba Girl
32) To Love-Ru Darkness 2nd
31) Symphogear GX
30) Gatchaman CROWDS Insight
29) Sky Wizards Academy
28) Chaos Dragon
26) The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls season 2
25) Monster Musume
24) Actually, I am (Jitsu wa, Watashi wa)
23) Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life Anime Season 3
22) Makura no Danshi
21) Classroom ☆ Crisis
20) Hetalia the World Twinkle
19) God Eater
18) Ushio and Tora
17) Non Non Biyori Repeat
16) Castle Town Dandelion
15) Himouto Umaru-chan
14) School Live!
13) Junjou Romantica season 3
12) Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
11) Seiyu’s Life/ Sore Ga Seiyuu
10) Shimoneta: A Boring World where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Don’t Exist
7) Aoharu x Kikanjuu
6) Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
4) Prison School
3) Snow White with the Red Hair
2) Durarara X2 Ten
The lovable Wagnaria crew are back, and they have proven to still have that staying power by winning the top spot in Animate’s poll, which featured plenty of anime heavyweights. The win is not really that surprising as Working!!! has been loved by many fans across the world.
#2 ranked Durarara!! meanwhile is also proving its staying power, while #3 ranked Snow White with the Red Hair has been a real treat to watch. The majority female voters also proved to be too much as a few upsets have been featured in the poll made the top 10 and bagged huge upsets over Gansta., Gate and Shimoneta, which also made the Top 10.
However, a few of this season’s heavy hitters have managed not to get into the Top 10, like Monster Musume, Ushio and Tora, The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls, Non Non Biyori Repeat, To Love-ru Darkness, and Aquarion Logos. One of the biggest surprises of the poll also include the fact that Dragon Ball Super did not place very high in the list.
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We are not surprised with #1 as Animate ranks the Top 45 anime of Summer 2015