The Best Anime of 2018 MEGA POLL

2018 is just about over, which means it's time to rank the best anime of the year! We're putting together a big feature on the best anime series of 2018, and that means we need your input.

Below is an extensive list of every new or returning TV series in 2018, including shorts, in alphabetical order. The list is limited to anime TV series (and ONAs) that started new seasons in 2018, so films, OVAs, and series that have been running since before Fall of 2017 (like One Piece) are not eligible. Pick your 5 favorite shows, and this will help us compile a top 5 list of the most popular shows of the year, to be used in our larger feature. We'll also make the poll results available when the big feature goes live, for those curious.

If there's a show you wanted to vote for that we overlooked, please email [email protected] and let us know. We'll add it to the list if it aired in 2018 and meets our other requirements. Thanks for voting!
Pick Your Top Five!
My Hero Academia season 3 2771 out of 12268 (22.6%)
Attack on Titan season 3 2258 out of 12268 (18.4%)
DEVILMAN crybaby 2168 out of 12268 (17.7%)
A Place Further Than the Universe 2132 out of 12268 (17.4%)
Violet Evergarden 1802 out of 12268 (14.7%)
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai 1593 out of 12268 (13.0%)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind 1558 out of 12268 (12.7%)
Hinamatsuri 1486 out of 12268 (12.1%)
Zombie Land Saga 1477 out of 12268 (12.0%)
Banana Fish 1297 out of 12268 (10.6%)
Megalobox 1276 out of 12268 (10.4%)
Laid-Back Camp 1121 out of 12268 (9.1%)
The Ancient Magus' Bride 1104 out of 12268 (9.0%)
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 1073 out of 12268 (8.7%)
Cells at Work! 1026 out of 12268 (8.4%)
SSSS.Gridman 1017 out of 12268 (8.3%)
Golden Kamuy 895 out of 12268 (7.3%)
Aggretsuko 886 out of 12268 (7.2%)
Goblin Slayer 879 out of 12268 (7.2%)
March comes in like a lion season 2 863 out of 12268 (7.0%)
DARLING in the FRANXX 820 out of 12268 (6.7%)
Pop Team Epic 794 out of 12268 (6.5%)
Sword Art Online: Alicization 758 out of 12268 (6.2%)
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 757 out of 12268 (6.2%)
Overlord II + Overlord III 745 out of 12268 (6.1%)
Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun- 721 out of 12268 (5.9%)
Bloom Into You 681 out of 12268 (5.6%)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments 640 out of 12268 (5.2%)
Planet With 605 out of 12268 (4.9%)
After the Rain 604 out of 12268 (4.9%)
Steins;Gate 0 596 out of 12268 (4.9%)
Black Clover 467 out of 12268 (3.8%)
Food Wars! The Third Plate 443 out of 12268 (3.6%)
Lupin the Third: Part 5 443 out of 12268 (3.6%)
IDOLiSH7 434 out of 12268 (3.5%)
Fairy Tail: Final Season 433 out of 12268 (3.5%)
Tokyo Ghoul:re 420 out of 12268 (3.4%)
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 418 out of 12268 (3.4%)
Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers 2 418 out of 12268 (3.4%)
Grand Blue 407 out of 12268 (3.3%)
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 388 out of 12268 (3.2%)
Run with the Wind 380 out of 12268 (3.1%)
Revue Starlight 371 out of 12268 (3.0%)
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. season 2 349 out of 12268 (2.8%)
Kakegurui 329 out of 12268 (2.7%)
Fate/Apocrypha 320 out of 12268 (2.6%)
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory 315 out of 12268 (2.6%)
Free! -Dive to the Future- 292 out of 12268 (2.4%)
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san 260 out of 12268 (2.1%)
A Certain Magical Index III 247 out of 12268 (2.0%)
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord 232 out of 12268 (1.9%)
IRODUKU: The World in Colors 231 out of 12268 (1.9%)
Angels of Death 224 out of 12268 (1.8%)
B: The Beginning 217 out of 12268 (1.8%)
School Babysitters 210 out of 12268 (1.7%)
Gintama (2018) 205 out of 12268 (1.7%)
High School DxD Hero 203 out of 12268 (1.7%)
PERSONA 5 the Animation 203 out of 12268 (1.7%)
Hi Score Girl 198 out of 12268 (1.6%)
The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These 195 out of 12268 (1.6%)
Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan 190 out of 12268 (1.5%)
Happy Sugar Life 161 out of 12268 (1.3%)
Baki 157 out of 12268 (1.3%)
Hugtto! Precure 151 out of 12268 (1.2%)
Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu 151 out of 12268 (1.2%)
Chio's School Road 149 out of 12268 (1.2%)
Citrus 142 out of 12268 (1.2%)
GARO -Vanishing Line- 139 out of 12268 (1.1%)
Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- 137 out of 12268 (1.1%)
Comic Girls 136 out of 12268 (1.1%)
Today's Menu for Emiya Family 127 out of 12268 (1.0%)
Hanebado! 126 out of 12268 (1.0%)
FLCL Alternative 124 out of 12268 (1.0%)
How to keep a mummy 118 out of 12268 (1.0%)
Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san 118 out of 12268 (1.0%)
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens 114 out of 12268 (0.9%)
Uma Musume Pretty Derby 114 out of 12268 (0.9%)
Boarding School Juliet 113 out of 12268 (0.9%)
DAKAICHI -I'm being harassed by the sexiest man of the year- 113 out of 12268 (0.9%)
GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018) 113 out of 12268 (0.9%)
Double Decker! Doug & Kirill 112 out of 12268 (0.9%)
FLCL Progressive 104 out of 12268 (0.8%)
Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru. 102 out of 12268 (0.8%)
Karakuri Circus 98 out of 12268 (0.8%)
Children of the Whales 94 out of 12268 (0.8%)
Hakumei and Mikochi 94 out of 12268 (0.8%)
Tada Never Falls in Love 94 out of 12268 (0.8%)
Sirius the Jaeger 93 out of 12268 (0.8%)
Mitsuboshi Colors 92 out of 12268 (0.7%)
Harukana Receive 91 out of 12268 (0.7%)
Captain Tsubasa (2018) 83 out of 12268 (0.7%)
Record of Grancrest War 83 out of 12268 (0.7%)
Killing Bites 79 out of 12268 (0.6%)
Encouragement of Climb Season 3 76 out of 12268 (0.6%)
Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody 75 out of 12268 (0.6%)
Uzamaid! 74 out of 12268 (0.6%)
Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line 73 out of 12268 (0.6%)
Fate/Extra Last Encore 71 out of 12268 (0.6%)
Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs 70 out of 12268 (0.6%)
Ace Attorney Season 2 69 out of 12268 (0.6%)
Yotsuiro Biyori 66 out of 12268 (0.5%)
Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues 64 out of 12268 (0.5%)
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Pico 62 out of 12268 (0.5%)
Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō 62 out of 12268 (0.5%)
Magical Girl Ore 60 out of 12268 (0.5%)
Pingu in the City 59 out of 12268 (0.5%)
Devils' Line 58 out of 12268 (0.5%)
Back Street Girls: Gokudols 57 out of 12268 (0.5%)
Hinomaru Sumo 56 out of 12268 (0.5%)
Sanrio Boys 56 out of 12268 (0.5%)
Super Dragon Ball Heroes 56 out of 12268 (0.5%)
Junji Ito Collection 53 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Beatless 52 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Forest of Piano 52 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Hozuki's Coolheadedness season 3 52 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Magical Girl Site 52 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood 52 out of 12268 (0.4%)
A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- 51 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Release the Spyce 50 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion 49 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food From Another World 47 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Major 2nd 47 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Dagashi Kashi 2 46 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Inazuma Eleven (2018) 45 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Amanchu! Advance 43 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Kokkoku 43 out of 12268 (0.4%)
Anima Yell! 42 out of 12268 (0.3%)
Dropkick on My Devil! 41 out of 12268 (0.3%)
Dame×Prince Anime Caravan 40 out of 12268 (0.3%)
Aikatsu Friends! 39 out of 12268 (0.3%)
Cute High Earth Defense Club HAPPY KISS! 39 out of 12268 (0.3%)
Slow Start 39 out of 12268 (0.3%)
Libra of Nil Admirari 38 out of 12268 (0.3%)
Space Battleship Tiramisu 38 out of 12268 (0.3%)
The Girl in Twilight 34 out of 12268 (0.3%)
My Sister, My Writer 34 out of 12268 (0.3%)
We Rent Tsukumogami 33 out of 12268 (0.3%)
Gundam Build Divers 32 out of 12268 (0.3%)
The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! 32 out of 12268 (0.3%)
Holmes of Kyoto 31 out of 12268 (0.3%)
To Be Heroine 31 out of 12268 (0.3%)
As Miss Beelzebub Likes 29 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Gurazeni: Money Pitch 27 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Hero Mask 26 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Radiant 26 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Zoids Wild 25 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis 24 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside 24 out of 12268 (0.2%)
100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams: The Animation 23 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles 23 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Phantom in the Twilight 23 out of 12268 (0.2%)
ClassicaLoid season 2 22 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Merc Storia: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle 22 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Real Girl 22 out of 12268 (0.2%)
The [email protected] SideM Wake Atte Mini! 21 out of 12268 (0.2%)
ISLAND 21 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko 21 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Lost Song 21 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Spiritpact -Bond of the Underworld- 21 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Voice of Fox 21 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Cutie Honey Universe 20 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File 20 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Senran Kagura Shinovi Master 20 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Takunomi. 20 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School 19 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Mitchiri Neko 19 out of 12268 (0.2%)
Welcome to the Japari Park 18 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Alice or Alice 17 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Beyblade Burst Turbo 17 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Chi's Sweet Adventure Season 2 17 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Conception 17 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Lostorage conflated WIXOSS 17 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Last Hope 16 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Mameneko 16 out of 12268 (0.1%)
My Sweet Tyrant 16 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight 16 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Hora, Mimi ga Mieteru yo! 15 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Love To-LIE-Angle 15 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Hitori No Shita The Outcast 2 14 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou 14 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation 14 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Music Girls 14 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Oshiri Tantei 14 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Ninja Girl & Samurai Master 3rd 13 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Pazudora 13 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Robot Girls NEO 13 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Uchi no Oochopus 13 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls 12 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Caligula 12 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Jingai-san no Yome 12 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Kiratto Pri☆Chan 12 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation 12 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Working Buddies! 12 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Tanuki to Kitsune 11 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Between the Sky and Sea 10 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair 10 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Märchen Mädchen 10 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Doreiku The Animation 9 out of 12268 (0.1%)
RErideD 9 out of 12268 (0.1%)
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar 8 out of 12268 (0.1%)
One Room Second Season 8 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Sono Toki, Kanojo wa. 8 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Sword Gai: The Animation 8 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary 8 out of 12268 (0.1%)
You Don't Know Gunma Yet 8 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Duel Masters! (2018) 7 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Kekkeroke 7 out of 12268 (0.1%)
Agū: Tensai Ningyō 6 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Butlers x Battlers 6 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Dances with the Dragons 6 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Devidol 6 out of 12268 (0.0%)
gdgd men's party 6 out of 12268 (0.0%)
I'm glad I could keep running 6 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Kaiju Girls season 2 6 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Marvel Future Avengers Season 2 6 out of 12268 (0.0%)
The Seven Heavenly Virtues 6 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Seven Senses of the Reunion 6 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Akuma no Memumemu-chan 5 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Bakumatsu 5 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Crossing Time 5 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Hakyū Hōshin Engi 5 out of 12268 (0.0%)
HIMOTE HOUSE: A share house of super psychic girls 5 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Ingress the Animation 5 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! 5 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Frankenstein Family 4 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Future Card Buddyfight Ace 4 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Late Night! The Genius Bakabon 4 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan 4 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Ore-tacha Yōkai Ningen G 4 out of 12268 (0.0%)
The Silver Guardian 2 4 out of 12268 (0.0%)
The Thousand Noble Musketeers 3 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King 2 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Operation Han-Gyaku-Sei Million Arthur 2 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Otona no Bōguya-san 2 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Shōnen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan season 3 2 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Chūsotsu Worker Kara Hajimeru Kōkō Seikatsu 1 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Seizei Ganbare Mahō Shōjo Kurumi 1 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Bakutsuri Bar Hunter 0 out of 12268 (0.0%)
Gan Gan Ganko-chan 0 out of 12268 (0.0%)