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Japanese Poll Ranks Re:Zero Best Anime of Spring 2016

posted on by Amanda Whalen

Anime from the Spring 2016 season have been wrapping up one by one. In order to find out which shows captured viewers' hearts the most, the Japanese website Anime! Anime! conducted a “Excellent Anime of Spring 2016” poll that ran from June 27 to July 3. Of the 820 people that participated, about 40% were in their teens. The gender ratio was close to equal, although there were slightly more men than women.

text In first place was Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-. It was popular enough that more than 10% of all responders picked it as their first choice. It was more popular among men than women, being the 1st place pick for male voters, while female voters ranked it 9th. The Re:Zero light novel and manga have been licensed by Yen Press and will be released in English beginning in Summer 2016. The anime is available for streaming on Crunchyroll.

text In second place was Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. It was popular regardless of gender, with men ranking it 3rd and women ranking it 2nd. The series will be getting a two-part movie adaptation that will air in theaters in Japan this December and next January. The anime is available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

text In third was Bungo Stray Dogs, which was ranked highly in a previous Anime! Anime! poll of Spring 2016 anime that readers were looking forward to. It was released in a split-season format and will resume with episode 13 in October. It is available for streaming on Crunchyroll. The manga has been licensed by Yen Press and will be released in English beginning in December 2016.

Best Spring 2016 Anime Series

  1. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
  2. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  3. Bungo Stray Dogs
  4. My Hero Academia
  5. Flying Witch
  6. Assassination Classroom
  7. Joker Game
  8. Macross Delta
  9. High School Fleet
  10. Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

Anime! Anime! also conducted a survey on its readers' most anticipated summer anime. The results varied quite a bit from similar polls held on Japanese website Charapedia, where readers couldn't wait for Love Live! Sunshine!!, and right here on ANN, where the second season of Food Wars! claimed the top spot.

This Anime! Anime! survey also ran from June 27 to July 3 and had 820 participants.

Most Anticipated Summer 2016 Anime Series

  1. The Seven Deadly Sins -Signs of Holy War-
  2. The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance
  3. Food Wars! The Second Plate
  4. Sweetness and Lightning
  5. Handa-kun (received the same number of votes as title above)
  6. Orange
  7. ReLIFE
  8. Kono Bijutsu-bu niwa Mondai ga Aru!
  9. Battery
  10. Love Live! Sunshine!!

Source: Anime Anime, (link 2)

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