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Animate Times Readers Countdown 2017's Top 50 Anime Series

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The website Animate Times polled its readers to find out the best anime of 2017. In a year dubbed a good harvest for anime fans, narrowing down hundreds of shows to a top 10, 20, or even 50 is a difficult task. There was plenty that stood out, and Anime News Network's critics will have their own countdown posted soon. When it comes to readers in Japan though, the picks are a bit surprising. Action titles, with the exception of juggernauts Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia, were mostly absent from the top 10. The slow-burning ACCA managed to crack in at #7 and this season's The Ancient Magus Bride and Gintama also climbed to the top. Western favorite Made in Abyss, meanwhile, didn't rank at all.

What other shake-ups can be found? Take a look and the full top 50 below.

  1. Natsume's Book of Friends
  2. Mr. Osomatsu
  3. Hozuki's Coolheadedness
  4. Katsugeki! Tōken Ranbu
  5. Attack on Titan Season 2
  6. The Ancient Magus Bride
  7. ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  8. My Hero Academia
  9. Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga
  10. Gintama
  11. The Royal Tutor
  12. Eromanga Sensei
  13. Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
  14. Kakegurui
  15. Blend S
  16. Kino's Journey - the Beautiful World-
  17. TsukiPro the Animation
  18. March Comes in Like a Lion
  19. Hitorijime My Hero
  20. Land of the Lustrous
  21. Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
  22. Starmyu
  23. Saiyuki Reload Blast
  24. Himōto! Umaru-chan R
  25. Scum's Wish
  26. Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  27. Code:Realize -Guardian of Rebirth-
  28. The [email protected] SideM
  29. Aho-Girl
  30. Tsuredure Children
  31. Vatican Miracle Examiner
  32. Clean Freak! Aoyama kun
  33. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
  34. Welcome to the Ballroom
  35. Classroom of the Elite
  36. Restaurant to Another World
  37. Children of the Whales
  38. Sengoku Night Blood
  39. Food Wars! The Third Plate
  40. KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2
  41. Recovery of an MMO Junkie
  42. Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart.
  43. Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat
  44. Anonymous Noise
  45. Kemono Friends
  46. Saga of Tanya the Evil
  47. Masamune-kun's Revenge
  48. Love and Lies
  49. Fate/Apocrypha
  50. SUPER LOVERS 2

Animate Time's poll skewed heavily towards female viewers (81.6%) and a younger demographic where 40.9% were 19 or younger and 24.7% were between the ages of 20-24.

Source: Animate Times


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