Top News Articles of 2013

by Christopher Macdonald, Jan 23rd 2014

2013 was a big year for ANN's news team. You might not have noticed the difference, but we made a few changes to the way things are done, and we also invested in some special resources in Japan. The result, more news articles than ever before (539 in December 2013 versus 338 in December 2012), and a ton of exclusive news that we bring to you first.

So let's take a look at the top news articles of 2013. The end, and continuation, of the Fairy Tail anime dominates the list with the top 4 positions. Because this year's list was dominated by a couple topics, we decided to share the top 25 articles instead of the top 10.

Please note, this list is just the top 25 most read articles. It doesn't necessarily represent the most important news topics of the year.

Here's the list:

  1. Fairy Tail Anime's TV Run to End on March 30
  2. Fairy Tail Creator Mashima: Anime Is Not Over Yet
  3. Final Fairy Tail Episode Ends With 'To Be Continued' Message
  4. Fairy Tail TV Anime Project Relaunched
  5. New Sailor Moon Anime Delayed
  6. Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2013 (First Half)
  7. Fairy Tail Anime Returns in April
  8. New Sailor Moon Anime to Stream Worldwide This Winter
  9. New Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Films Cast Sōjirō, Aoshi
  10. Pokémon: The Origin TV Anime to Premiere in October
  11. Infinite Stratos Anime's 2nd Season Confirmed With Promo Video
  12. Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2013
  13. I.G Head: 2nd Psycho-Pass Anime Season Is Underway
  14. Bleach Manga to Take 5-Week Break Before Finale
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! Gets New Arc-V TV Anime Next Spring
  16. Attack on Titan Creator Aims to End Manga in 20 Volumes
  17. Ghost in the Shell Arise Anime to Launch in 2013
  18. Initial D Manga's Final Chapter to be Published This Month
  19. Date A Live Anime Gets 2nd Season
  20. Sword Art Online II TV Anime to Launch in 2014
  21. One Piece Manga Goes on 2-Week Hiatus Due to Illness
  22. 3rd Season of Hajime no Ippo Anime Green-Lit
  23. Sword Art Online to Air on Toonami Starting in August
  24. Sword Art Online: Extra Edition to Stream Worldwide
  25. Yen Press Adds Sword Art Online, Accel World Light Novels, More Madoka Magica Manga

Come back tomorrow when we post the top Interest articles of 2013.

Update:
30 Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2012 - Was actually posted in late 2012, but was the 7th most read article in 2013
Sailor Moon Manga Gets New Anime Series in Summer 2013 - Was posted in mid 2012 but was the 18th most read news article in 2013.
We've added two more articles to the list to make it an even 25 articles posted in 2013.


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