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Sequels Dominate Most Anticipated Winter 2018 Anime Poll

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
As always, be sure to vote in ANN's poll!

Winter is upon us, and while things are getting chilly outside, the upcoming anime season is heating up. Fans in Japan were polled on which series they are most looking forward to come January. The selection is packed with highly anticipated sequels, male idols, and brand-new additions. However, it was the sequels that overtook the top five, with every entry being either a new installment in an established franchise or a direct continuation to a popular show.

The overall results put the second season of the supernatural comedy The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. in first place. The story follows an otherwise normal teen with supernatural powers that get him more trouble than accolades.

In second place is Fate/Extra Last Encore, the latest addition to the rapidly expanding Fate/stay night series that so far includes remakes, alternate route films, magical girl spin-offs, and more. This latest addition by Shaft takes place in the Fate/Extra universe from Marvelous Entertainment and Type-Moon's PSP games where mana no longer naturally exists on Earth.

Rounding out third place is Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, the sequel to CLAMP's popular magical girl series. The story kicks off when Sakura and Li are reunited in middle school. Ready to be a lovey-dovey couple, those hopes are sidelined when Sakura's magic cards become clear and she has to recapture the magic entities running loose in town.
Here's the full top 20 Winter 2018 season poll results:

  1. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
  2. Fate/Extra Last Encore
  3. Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
  4. Overlord II
  5. Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru.
  6. Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san
  7. Violet Evergarden
  8. Ryuo no Oshigoto!
  9. The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments
  10. A Place Further Than the Universe
  11. Dagashi Kashi 2
  12. Pop Team Epic
  13. IDOLiSH7
  14. Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line
  15. DARLING in the FRANKXX
  16. Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody
  17. Basilisk: Ōka Ninpōchō
  18. Koi wa Ameagari no You ni
  19. Dame×Prince Anime Caravan
  20. Slow Start

Which anime series are you most looking forward to? Let us know in our own poll, and we'll announce the results next week!

[Via Nijimen]

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