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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Aug 19-25

Revue Starlight and Happy Sugar Life both jump double digits, racing up the charts! Find out how your favorite summer anime performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind th...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Aug 12-18

It's a big week for both Gegege no Kitaro and Planet With as both shows jump more than 10 places each to challenge Attack on Titan for the top spot! Find out how your favorite Summer anime performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN rea...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Aug 5-11

Revue Starlight jumps 14 PLACES on the chart to challenge Attack on Titan for the throne! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind tha...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Jul 29-Aug 4

A pair of comedies race up 5 spots on the chart - Asobi Asobase and Gintama are fighting it out for the top spot! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the ...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Jul 22-28

How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord races up twenty places on the chart to challenge Attack on Titan and Lupin III for the top spot! Find out how your favorite Summer anime performed in our weekly user voting thunderdome! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consid...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Jul 1-21

The summer season is in full swing, which means votes have been cast! See how your favorite summer anime ranked in our first weekly user ranking of the season. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that ...
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The Summer 2018 Anime Preview Guide

The summer anime season has begun, and we're reviewing every new anime of the season. Check back daily for new reviews!
Now Available: We Rent Tsukumogami - Attack on Titan season 3 - Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs - Late night! The Genius Bakabon - Revue Starlight - Grand Blue Dreaming - Happy Sugar Life - Lord of Vermilion - Free! Dive to the Future - Asobi Asobase - Planet With - Chio's School Road - and much more!
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Anime Spotlight - Overlord III

Time for Ains to descend onto the frontlines to show his true power. ― Overlord III Official Website: http://overlord-anime.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres July 10, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Naoyuki Itou (Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu (OAV), Digimon: Data Squad (TV)) Series Composition: Yukie Sugawara (Kino's Journey - the Beautiful World- (TV), Overlord (TV), Ov...
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Anime Spotlight - Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion

With a new point of view, this anime portrays the Mongol invasion of Japan, the event that changed Japan in the Middle Ages. ― Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion Official Website: http://angolmois-anime.jp/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiers 0:30 of July 11, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Takayuki Kuriyama ("Orange" (TV) as Episode Director (ep 2), "Re:CREATORS" (TV) as Episode ...
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Anime Spotlight - HARUKANA RECEIVE

Haruka Ozora, a girl who feels uncomfortable being taller than average, and her cousin Kanata Higa, who quits playing her beloved volleyball because of her short stature, decide to form a team to play beach volleyball together. ― HARUKANA RECEIVE Official Website: http://www.harukana-receive.jp/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres July 6, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Toshiyuki K...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018

As the Spring season wraps up, we're ready to rank the best and worst according to your user-submitted votes! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated indiv...
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Anime Spotlight - Mr. Tonegawa

Yukio Tonegawa, one of the top brass of the Teiai Group, has been ordered by the group's chairman, Kazutaka Hyōdō, to plan a new "Death Game" to be played by debtors. ― Mr. Tonegawa Official Website: http://www.tonegawa-anime.com/index.html Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres 1:59AM, July 4th, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler (TV)) Serie...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Jun 17-23

Wotakoi finishes strong while Golden Kamuy stumbles at the finish line. Find out where your favorites ranked in the penultimate week of the Spring season! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these...
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Anime Spotlight - Asobi Asobase

Olivia can't speak English despite her blonde hair; Kasumi is terrible at English despite the intelligent air she has; Hanako is a pigtailed girl who dreams of becoming normal. These three girls formed the "Playing Committe." ― Asobi Asobase Official Website: http://asobiasobase.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres July 8, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Seiji Kishi (Angel Beat...
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Anime Spotlight - Chio's School Road

High school first-year Chio Miyamo has always tried to have a normal school life of not standing out, but for some reason she encounters a variety of obstacles on her way to school. ― Chio's School Road Official Website: http://chiochan.jp/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres July 6, 2018 Key Staff Director: Takayuki Inagaki (Desert Punk (TV), My mental choices are completely inte...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Jun 10-16

Our user rankings begin to settle into their final form as the spring season slows in its final weeks. Find out where your favorites rank this week! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these ranki...
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Anime Spotlight - Planet With

After his town was attacked by a mysterious giant weapon, high school student Soya Kuroi got drawn into the fight alongside a girl in Gothic Lolita clothing and a cat-like life-form against a team of seven heroes. ― Planet With Official Website: http://planet-with.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres on July 8, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Youhei Suzuki ("Urara Meirocho (TV)...
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Anime Spotlight - Seven Senses of the Reunion

High school boy Haruto logged into the MMORPG world 'Reunion' and reunited with Asahi, his childhood friend who should have died six years ago; her death caused the original game 'Union' to cease operations. Is she a digital ghost, or...? ― Seven Senses of the Reunion Official Website: http://7subaru.jp/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres 1:58AM of July 6, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director:...
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Anime Spotlight - Free! -Dive to the Future-

In Tokyo, Haruka reunites with Ikuya, a young man who swam alongside him in relays in middle school. Haruka's memories of middle school begin to resurface; he remembers Ikuya from "that moment" extremely clearly... ― Free! -Dive to the Future- Official Website: http://df.iwatobi-sc.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres in July 2018 Key Staff Director: Eisaku Kawanami Series Com...
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Anime Spotlight - Revue Starlight

Allured by the prospect of being a star, the "Theater Girls" gather at the arts school, Seisho Music Academy, dreaming of standing on the stage themselves one day. ― Revue Starlight Official Website: http://revuestarlight.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery On-air starts 1:28AM, July 13, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Tomohiro Furukawa (Alderamin on the Sky (TV) as Episode Director (ep...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Jun 3-9

A new challenger pushes MEGALOBOX out of the top spot as the spring rankings begin to wind down. Find out where your favorite shows ranked as the summer approaches! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind ...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, May 27-Jun 2

My Hero Academia and Steins;Gate leap up the charts! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how peo...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, May 20-26

Hinamatsuri and MEGALOBOX duke it out for the top spot! Find out how your favorite Spring anime performed according to our weekly user votes! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, May 13-19

Lupin gets dangerously close to stealing the top spot - but Hinamatsuri can't be denied! See how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that thes...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, May 6-12

Hinamatsuri and MEGALOBOX duke it out for the top spot! Catch up with our weekly user rankings - and find out how your favorite shows performed! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings ...
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The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide

The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide covers the entire spring season - and now we're covering all of this season's new English dubs!
Available Now: My Hero Academia season 3 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes - HINAMATSURI - Tokyo Ghoul:re - High School DXD Hero - Steins;Gate 0 - Kakuriyo
― Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2018 Preview Guide! Here's how it goes: our team of critics write up their ...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Apr 29-May 5

We're catching up with our user rankings this week - My Hero Academia drops a few spots while Lupin climbs the ladder! Find out how your favorite shows fared with our readers and their votes! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) o...
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Anime Spotlight - To Be Heroine

High school girl Futaba is sucked into a world without light, where inhabitants are children wearing only under pants, and Futaba's clothes become her "weapons." ― To Be Heroine Official Website: http://tobe-hero.com/season2/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery On-air starts on May 19th, 2018 Key Staff Animation Production: Emon Animation Company ("The Silver Guardian (TV)" as Animati...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Apr 22-28

All Might and friends race to the top of the chart this week - and that's not the only big change! See how your favorite shows fared in our weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind tha...
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The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide

The Spring 2018 Anime Season is in full swing - check out our guide to the entire season!
Available Now: Spring 2018 Shorts featuring Aggretsuko - Wotakoi - Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory - High School DxD Hero - Doreiku the Animation - Steins;Gate 0 - Butlers x Battlers - Last Period - Yotsuiro Biyori - Golden Kamuy - and much more
― Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2018 Preview Guide! H...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Apr 1-21

MEGALOBOX dominates the competition in the first best 'n worst of Spring 2018! Find out where your favorite shows placed in our weekly user ranking. ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these ranki...
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Anime Spotlight - Hitori No Shita The Outcast 2 Zensei Chapter

Chou Soran is finally the winner of the Raten Tournament, with the right to be the next Tenshi (celestial priest), yet he becomes suspicious and refuses to accept the ceremonial Rules of the Tenshi. ― Hitori No Shita The Outcast 2 Zensei Chapter Official Website: http://hitorinoshita2.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery On-air starts on May 1st, 2018 The new "Zensei Chapter" will...
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Anime Spotlight - FULL METAL PANIC! Invisible Victory

Jindai High School gained back its peace after the defeat of the powerful Amalgam enemies, Gauron and Gates. However, this peace didn't last for long... ― FULL METAL PANIC! Invisible Victory Official Website: http://fullmeta-iv.com/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres on April 13th, 2018 Key Staff Director: Katsuichi Nakayama (The Good Witch of the West (TV)) Series Composition: Shoji Ga...
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The Best and Worst of the Winter 2018 Season

It's the final ranking of the Winter 2018 season - find out how your favorite shows fared before we launch our Spring reviews! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how p...
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Anime Spotlight - HINAMATSURI

A comedy taking place in an urban setting revolving around a yakuza and a psychic! ― HINAMATSURI Official Website: http://hina-matsuri.net/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast starts on April 6th, 2018 Key Staff Director: Kei Oikawa (Minami-ke: Okaeri (TV), Minami-ke: Betsubara (OAV), My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! (TV), Uma Musume Pretty Derby (TV)) Series Composition: Keiichirō Ōch...
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Anime Spotlight - The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These

After more than 150 years of conflicts in space, histories of the Galactic Empire and the Free Galaxy Alliance are about to change because of two young geniuses. ― The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Official Website: http://gineiden-anime.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast starts on April 3th, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko's Basket...
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Anime Spotlight - Libra of Nil Admirari

Noblewoman Tsugumi Kuze has decided to marry in order to protect her family. Before she is able to do so, however, her younger brother Hitaki is caught up in an incident involving books called "Maremono" (Rare Objects) that affect the reader of the tome greatly. ― Libra of Nil Admirari Official Website: http://nilad-anime.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast starts April...
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Anime Spotlight - STEINS;GATE 0

What if Rintaro Okabe had given up on saving Kurisu Makise in the Beta World Line during Steins;Gate? ― STEINS;GATE 0 Official Website: http://steinsgate0-anime.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast starts April 11th, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Kenichi Kawamura ("Qualidea Code" (TV), "SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation" (TV)) Series Composition: Jukki Hanada ("Beyond...
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Anime Spotlight - Lost Song

The song changes even the destiny of the stars. ― Lost Song Official Website: http://lost-song.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Online Streaming: March 31, 2018 on Netflix (Japan) Worldwide Online Streaming: Summer 2018 TV Broadcast: April 7, 2018 Key Staff Director and script: Junpei & Morita ("OCCULTIC;NINE" as series composition) Original Character Design: Tomonori Fukuda (...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Mar 19-25

Dragon Ball Super's explosive finale shoves After the Rain out of its top five spot as we settle into the final weeks of user rankings. Find out how your favorites stacked up this time! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the ...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Mar 12-18

Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden jumps up to the top spot in the final weeks of our weekly user rankings for the winter anime season! The finish line is in sight! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Mar 5-11

Violet Evergarden and The Ancient Magus' Bride make their bids for the top of the heap as the race grows closer in the final weeks of the Winter season. Find out where your favorites rank! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of t...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Feb 26-Mar 4

Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card jumps fifteen spots on the chart, and there's also a new #1! Find out how your favorite shows performed according to our weekly user votes! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Feb 19-25

It turns out Violet Evergarden was just holding out on us - the lavish drama rockets up 10 PLACES to dominate the chart this week! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on h...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Feb 12-18

It's not so relaxed anymore - Laid-Back Camp leaps up 8 PLACES on the chart to dominate this week in user episode rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how peop...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Feb 5-11

Your favorite shows of the Winter 2018 season battle it out for supremacy on our list of weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated indi...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Jan 29-Feb 4

Cute girls dominate the chart as both A Place Further than the Universe and YuruCamp race for the top! How did your favorites fare in our weekly user ranking? ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that t...
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The Winter 2018 Anime Preview Guide Simuldub Edition

The Preview Guide wraps with our reviews of every new SimulDub this season! Check back daily for new additions.
Available Now: DARLING in the FRANXX - Dagashi Kashi S2 - Overlord II - HAKYU HOSHIN ENGI - Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody - Takagi-san - Citrus - Basilisk - Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens - Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card - Junji Ito Collection - Toji no Miko ~ Katana Maidens
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Jan 22-28

After the Rain soaks up all the attention as our weekly user rankings get shuffled around once more. Find out how your favorite Winter 2018 anime performed! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that the...
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Anime Spotlight - Spiritpact -Bond of the Underworld-

In this new season, we will discover the back story of Tanmoki and who will learn through his memories who Shouken is. ― Spiritpact -Bond of the Underworld- Official Website: http://spiritpact2.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast starts February 24th, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Li Haolin ("Spiritpact") Animation Production: Emon Animation Company ("The Silver Guardi...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Weeks of Jan 1-21

The winter anime season has barely begun, but your votes have been counted and our weekly user rankings are here - find out how your favorite shows did! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these r...
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Anime Spotlight - Hitori No Shita The Outcast 2 (Raten Taisho Chapter)

The Raten Taisho: a festival where people with abnormal powers gather. ― Hitori No Shita The Outcast 2 (Raten Taisho Chapter) Official Website: http://hitorinoshita2.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery An episode 0 (recap of the first season) will be broadcast on January 10, 2018 (JST). 1st episode of the season 2, will then start January 17, 2018 (JST). Key Staff Animation Produ...
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Anime Spotlight - Takunomi.

Due to a change of career, 20-year-old Michiru Amatsuki moved to a women-only share house called "Stella House Haruno" in Tokyo, where people of different ages and occupations have fun with delicious alcohol and food around. ― Takunomi. Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/takunomi/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 11, 2018 (JST) Streaming available at: HIDIVE Key...
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Anime Spotlight - Dagashi Kashi 2

The second season of Dagashi Kashi -- with new characters, new challenges, and new snacks. ― Dagashi Kashi 2 Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/dagashi/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 11, 2018 (JST) Streaming available at: Crunchyroll Key Staff Director: Satoshi Kuwabara ("Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) Series Composition: Mayumi Morita ("Black Jack: Capital Transfer To Hei...
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Anime Spotlight - The Silver Guardian 2

Secretly in love with Riku Rei, the most popular girl of his school, Riku Suigin is forced to dive into "Grave Buster," the new virtual game in which Riku Rei has been kept captive. ― The Silver Guardian 2 Official Website: http://ginno-guardian.jp/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 13, 2018 (JST) Streaming available at: Crunchyroll Key Staff Director: Ken Ando ("Neon Gene...
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The Best and Worst of the Fall 2017 Season

A surprise #1 pick barrels in at the last second to take the top spot in the final user rankings of the Fall 2017 anime season! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how pe...
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Anime Spotlight - How to Keep A Mummy

Ordinary high-schooler Sora Kashiwagi is suddenly entrusted with a mummy, sent straight from Egypt from his self-proclaimed "adventurer" father. ― How to Keep A Mummy Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/miira/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 11, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Kaori (Yuyushiki) Series Composition: Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge) Character De...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Dec 17-23

Konohana Kitan leaps EIGHT PLACES on the charts just before the climax of the fall 2017 season! Find out how your favorite shows fared in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind tha...
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Anime Spotlight - IDOLiSH7

Gathered together by Takanashi Production, seven young men with completely different personalities and abilities take their first step as idols. ― IDOLiSH7 Official Website: http://idolish7.com/aninana/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 1st, 2018 Key Staff Director: Makoto Bessho ("Star Blazers 2199 (TV)" as Episode Director (4 episodes), "Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Inves...
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Anime Spotlight - Hakumei & Mikochi: Tiny Little Life in the Woods

Hakumei and Mikochi are two little girls who live in a beautiful green forest. They build houses in trunks of trees, make umbrellas out of leaves, and ride on the backs of insects and birds... ― Hakumei & Mikochi: Tiny Little Life in the Woods Official Website: http://hakumiko.com/index.html Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 12, 2018 Key Staff Director: Masaomi Ando (Scum'...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Dec 10-16

Girls' Last Tour leaps ahead of The Ancient Magus Bride this week - find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are bas...
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Anime Spotlight - A Place Further Than the Universe

Four girls on a journey to the South Pole—a place further than the universe. ― A Place Further Than the Universe Official Website: http://yorimoi.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 2nd, 2018 (JST) Streaming available at: Crunchyroll ↑ Top Introduction Production has been green-lit on a brand new TV anime created by director Atsuko Ishizuka, screenwriter Ju...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Dec 3-9

Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond reaches for the top of the charts with a standout episode, while Dragon Ball Super comes down from its recent high. Find out where all your favorite series ranked this week! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the be...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Nov 26-Dec 2

Land of the Lustrous remains on top of the throne, but March races up 7 places! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rank...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Nov 19-25

Garo: Vanishing Line and Konohana Kitan race up the weekly charts! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our user ranking of the Fall 2017 season so far! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that ...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Nov 12-18

After six straight weeks, The Ancient Magus' Bride has been unseated from its spot at the top of the chart! Find out what's replaced it and where all your favorites ranked with our users this round! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and wor...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Nov 5-11

Land of the Lustrous snatches this week's top spot while Mr. Osomatsu continues a precipitous plummet. Find out where your favorite episodes ranked with our readers! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind t...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Oct 29-Nov 4

March comes in like a lion and Recovery of an MMO Junkie jump up in the rankings while other shows continue to fall. Find out how your favorites stacked up this week! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind ...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Oct 22-28

Konohana Kitan takes the top of this week's chart with a crowd-pleasing episode, and Welcome to the Ballroom continues to fall from grace. Find out where your favorite episodes ranked! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the sea...
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The Fall 2017 Anime Preview Guide: SimulDub Edition

The Fall 2017 Anime Preview Guide wraps with our previews of every new SimulDub this season!
Available Now: The Ancient Magus' Bride - Recovery of an MMO Junkie - Black Clover - A Sister's All You Need - Anime-Gataris - Kino's Journey: the Beautiful World - Code: Realize - Love Live! Sunshine!! - URAHARA - Dies Irae - Konohana Kitan - King's Game - Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond - Garo Vanishing Line - Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Weeks of Oct 1-21

You voted, and the first ranking is in: find out which series of the fall 2017 season are shining brightest according to YOUR votes! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on h...
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Anime Spotlight - My Girlfriend is Shobitch

High school student Haruka Shinozaki enjoyed living such a respectable life. However, the girl he fell in love with wasn't so normal... ― My Girlfriend is Shobitch Official Website: http://majimesugiru-anime.jp/ Official Twitter: @shobicchi_anime Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: October 11, 2017 Streaming available at: Amazon Anime Strike Key Staff Director: Nobuyoshi Nagayama (H...
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Anime Spotlight - JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR

The bloody war between the twelve warriors of the Zodiac begins... Who will be the last standing in the end? ― JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR Official Website: http://12taisen.com/ Official Twitter: @12taisen Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: October 3, 2017 Streaming available at: Crunchyroll (sub), Funimation (dub) Key Staff Director: Naoto Hosoda (The Future Diary, Minami...
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Anime Spotlight - Love Live! Sunshine!! (2nd Season)

Nine teenage girls from a small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay dream of becoming the next generation of bright, sparkling "school idols"! ― Love Live! Sunshine!! (2nd Season) Official Website: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/uranohoshi/ Official Twitter: @LoveLive_staff Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: October 7, 2017 Key Staff Director: Kazuo Sakai ("Mushi-Uta" as director, ...
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The Fall 2017 Anime Shorts Preview Guide

Our Preview Guide team sifts through all of the Fall 2017 anime season's short anime and comes up with a couple recommendations for you. ― Nick Creamer In the wake of last season's phenomenal Tsuredure Children, it's looking like this won't be much of a season for short anime. Outside of a scattering of sequels, there just plain aren't many shorts, and the ones I saw didn't really impress me. On the ...
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Anime Spotlight - A Sister's All You Need.

Every day is full of fun. But something is missing.

"My life would be amazing if only I had a little sister. Why don't I have a little sister...?"
― A Sister's All You Need. Official Website: http://imotosae.com/ Official Twitter: @imotosae_anime Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: October 8, 2017 Key Staff Director: Shin Onuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, WATAM...
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Anime Spotlight - GARO-VANISHING LINE-

Sword, a Makai Knight with the title of "Garo" spends his days alone fighting off Horrors—evil beasts from the demon world that possess humans—in order to protect the town. One day while defeating Horrors, Sword comes upon the mysterious keyword "El Dorado." ― GARO-VANISHING LINE- Official Website: http://vanishing-line.jp/ Official Twitter: @anime_garo Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery P...
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Anime Spotlight - The Ancient Magus' Bride

Chise is a 15-year-old girl who has nothing except one special power she was born with. An odd-looking magus named Elias takes in Chise as his apprentice, planning to eventually make her his wife. ― The Ancient Magus' Bride Official Website: http://mahoyome.jp Official Twitter: @mahoyome_project Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: October 8, 2017 Streaming available at:...
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The Best and Worst of the Summer 2017 Season

It's the final user ranking of the Summer 2017 anime season! Which shows came out on top? Which of your favorites ranked highest? ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Summer 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on ho...
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Anime Spotlight - Black Clover

In this world where magic is everything... A boy named Asta who hasn't been able to use magic since he was born aims to become the Wizard King—the head of the Magic Knights—in order to prove himself and fulfill his promise with his friend! ― Black Clover Official Website: http://bclover.jp/ Official Twitter: @bclover_PR Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: October 3, 201...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Sep 16-22

Sakura Quest makes a surprise climb up the charts as the summer season winds down in the last few weeks of our user rankings. Find out where your favorites are settling in! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Summer 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep ...
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Anime Spotlight - Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Moriko Morioka, 30 years old, single, unemployed. A dropout from reality. Seeking a place of respite, she arrives in the world of the worldwide web. ― Recovery of an MMO Junkie Official Website: http://netoju.com Official Twitter: @netoju_anime Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: October 10, 2017 (JST) Key Staff Director: Kazuyoshi Yaginuma ("Bokurano"(TV) as episode director...
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Anime Spotlight - INUYASHIKI LAST HERO

Ichiro Inuyashiki, a dull-looking elderly employee who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, is struck by a UFO falling from the sky and reborn with a mechanical body. ― INUYASHIKI LAST HERO Official Website: http://www.inuyashiki-project.com/ Official Twitter: @inu_noitamina Official Facebook: https://ja-jp.facebook.com/inuyashiki/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiering on Octob...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Aug 26-Sep 1

Princess Principal continues to rise up the charts while Rage of Bahamut begins to tumble. Find out where your favorites ranked this week! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Summer 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are ba...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Aug 19-25

Tsuredure Children joins our weekly user rankings - and immediately becomes a contender for the top spot! How did your favorite shows perform? ― This week, Tsuredure Children joins the rankings. Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Summer 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) ...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Aug 12-18

As My Hero Academia dips out of the weekly top ten, what will rise to take its place? Find out where your summer season favorites in this week's user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that ...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Aug 5-11

Restaurant to Another World races up the charts! Find out how your favorite Summer 2017 anime fare in our weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how ...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of July 22-28

My Hero Academia pushes for the top of the heap while Vatican Miracle Examiner tumbles to the bottom. Find out where your favorites rank this week! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankin...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Weeks of July 1-21

It's the first official user ranking of the Summer 2017 anime season - find out which shows are already making a claim for the top spot! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are base...
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The Summer 2017 Anime Preview Guide

Looking for a fresh Summer anime? Our complete guide to the entire season is available now.
Reviews Include: Gamers! - Classroom of the Elite - My First Girlfriend is a Gal - Magic Circle Guru-Guru - In Another World with my Smartphone - New Game!! - Angel's 3Piece! - Chronos Ruler - Princess Principal - A Centaur's Life - Hitorijime My Hero - Action Heroine Cheer Fruits - and much more!
― Welcome t...
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The Best (and worst) Summer 2017 Short Anime

Every season there's a small mountain of anime under 15 minutes long - here's our guide to the best and worst short anime of the Summer 2017 season! ― James Beckett At last, it's time to check in on the shorts premiering this season, and we're starting off with AHO-GIRL, a ten or so minute comedy centered around the lives of Yoshiko Hanabatake, and her perpetually miserable counterpoint, Akkun. Like ...
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Anime Spotlight - Princess Principal

Profession: Spy
Mission: Female High School Student
― Princess Principal Official Website: http://www.pripri-anime.jp/ Twitter: @pripri_anime Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery On air starting July 9th, 2017 Available at: Key Staff Director: Masaki Tachibana (.hack//Quantum (OAV), Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (TV)) Series Structure: Ichiro Ohkouchi (Angelic Layer (TV), Azumanga Daioh (TV), Berserk:...
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Anime Spotlight - In Another World With My Smartphone

15-year-old Mochizuki Touya ends up dying due to a mistake by God, and starts his new life in another world. All he has in this new world is his body that God powered up for him and his smartphone. ― In Another World With My Smartphone Official Website: http://isesuma-anime.jp/ Twitter: @isesumaofficial Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery On air starting July 11th, 2017 Key Staff Director: Takeyuk...
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The Best and Worst of the Spring 2017 Season

The final chart of the Spring 2017 season is here - find out which of your favorite spring anime made it to the top of the charts in our weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that t...
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Anime Spotlight - Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic

This is the story of the energetic and adorable days the Logicalists-in-training spend together. It's time to Trance! ― Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic Official Website: http://hinalogic.com/ Twitter: @HinaLogic Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery On air starting July 1st, 2017 Streaming available at: Crunchyroll Key Staff Director: Hiroaki Akagi ("Hetalia The Beautiful World" (TV) as Episod...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of June 17-23

Natsume's Book of Friends climbs to the top of the charts, and the middle of the pack begins a mad shuffle as the spring season enters its last couple weeks. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that th...

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