ANN Readers: Ancient Magus Bride Is Most Anticipated Fall 2017 Anime

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
eb-i Xpress site also runs poll, March comes in like a lion tops results

Earlier this month, Japanese netizens voted for their most anticipated Fall 2017 anime series on the website Charapedia. Gintama's upcoming Porori Arc, notable for still being unclear as to whether its an entirely new season, a blend of new and old episodes, or shorts, took readers' top spot. Here at Anime News Network, Gintama took fourth place overall. Instead, readers are more excited for the anime adaptation of Kore Yamazaki's The Ancient Magus Bride.

The Ancient Magus Bride received a recently completed three-part OVA prequel and early theater screenings of its first three episodes. The story follows an unfortunate girl named Chise who is bought out of slavery by a prolific mage named Elias in order to learn magic. Chise holds within herself a powerful reserve of magical power and Elias plans to teach her how to control it and, perhaps as a secondary goal, teach her to value herself.

In second place is Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond, the sequel to the 2015 series that reimagines New York City as a hub of supernatural entities. Leonardo Watch finds himself embroiled into the workings of Libra, a secret society that works to keep the city from going belly up.

Fittingly, third place went to Food Wars! The Third Plate. Readers are ready for more culinary battles as all-star cook Sōma Yukihira prepares to take on the Council of Ten, the highest ranked student chefs at the academy.

ANN Readers' Top 20 Most Anticipated Fall 2017 Anime

  1. The Ancient Magus' Bride
  2. Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
  3. Food Wars! The Third Plate
  4. Gintama Porori Arc
  5. Kino no Tabi - the Beautiful World- the Animated Series
  6. Black Clover
  7. March comes in like a lion S2
  8. Mr. Osomatsu S2
  9. Love Live! Sunshine!! S2
  10. Inuyashiki
  11. Himōto! Umaru-chan R
  12. Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō
  13. Land of the Lustrous
  14. UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2
  15. Kujira no Kora wa Sajō ni Utau (Children of the Whales)
  16. Girls' Last Tour
  17. Code: Realize
  18. Hōzuki no Reitetsu S2
  19. Garo -Vanishing Line-
  20. Dies irae

Kadokawa's eb-i Xpress also weighed in the season with different results than both ANN and Charapedia. Website users overall ranked March Comes in like a lion highest, followed by Mr. Osomatsu, and Hōzuki no Reitetsu. Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond and Food Wars! The Third Plate brought up fourth and fifth place, while Gintama did not rank in the top 20.

Source: Animate Times

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