Japanese Anime and Game character research fan-site, CHARAPEDIA, has just recently released the rankings for the most anticipated Anime airing this summer (i.e. from July onwards).
These rankings reflect the opinions of 10’000 anime fans in Japan from 4th June to 10th June, among 47 different anime titles that are about to be aired in next month.
General Rankings, Top 20
Top 10 Titles Among Male Audiences
|2||835||The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season|
|4||784||Non Non Biyori Repeat|
|6||637||To LOVE-RU Darkness 2nd|
|7||397||Dragon Ball Z Super|
|9||367||Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei Herz!|
|10||291||Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX|
Top 10 Titles Among Female Audiences
|3||538||Junjou Romatica 3|
|4||528||Akagami no Shirayuki-hime|
|5||509||The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season|
|6||451||Prison School (Kangoku Gakuen)|
|7||402||Hetalia: The World Twinkle|
|9||250||Ushio to Tora|
Review of the Top 3 Titles
The title in the 1st place has its stage set in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, revolving around the aspects of “high school students”, “occult” and “street gangs”, the continuation of “Durarara!!“, “Durarara!!x2 Ten“. Building up the hype which was already driven up from the popularity it gained from “Durarara!!x2 Shou” which ended in March, after “Durarara!!x2 Ten” will be followed up by “Durarara!!x2 Ketsu” which is planned to air starting January 2016.
Comments about Durarara!!x2 Ten
“The way it ended [last season], made me so curious that I really can’t help no getting interested in this.”
“I can’t wait to watch it because I’ve been watching it since the 1st season, and I really like the characters and voice actors in it.”
“I’m looking forward to it because the plot in “Durarara!!x2 Shou” was filled with content and was very interesting. The way each mystery is linked to one another is also really intriguing.”
Following up in 2nd place is the anime telling the story of the uniquely eccentric employees of a family restaurant in Hokkaido, the 3rd season of in the ‘WORKING’ series, ‘WORKING!!!’ Having made its fans wait almost a year, ever since the 3rd season’s announcement in August last year, it is only natural for this anime to be in the top 3 of this summer’s anime releases.
Comments about WORKING!!!
“I can’t help but be excited for this because I’m a devotee of A-1 Pictures’ anime.”
“I want to see the opening sequence that has the three heroines in it.”
“It really seems fun to see what eventually happens in the end all the way until the original manga’s ending”
The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season
And in the 3rd place, we have the continuation of the tale of the scouted girls of the “CINDERELLA PROJECT” led by the large talent agency “346 Production” (which ended its 1st season in April), “The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season”. Many fans are likely to be looking forward to the adorable characters, the final plot developments, and the high quality live scenes that the 1st season was well known for.
Comments about The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season
“I can’t wait for it, because I’m a fan of iDOLM@STER, and the first season was brilliant.”
“I really look forward to seeing how the idols grow up after the final live they performed successfully in last season.”
“I’ll be watching it for the super-high quality live scenes.”
Featured Image Courtesy of A-1 Pictures, Aniplex, KEY, P.A. Works, Silver Link and Studio Shuka
Translations done by Kuuin
*Survey sample distribution: 56.2% Male, 45.8% Female; 76.2% aged 10 to 29, 23.8% aged above 30.
*Pooled anime titles:
The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season／ Aoharu×Kikanjuu／ Akagami no Shirayukihime／ Aquarion LOGOS／ VENUS PROJECT／ Wooser no Sono Higurashi: Mugen-hen／ Ushio to Tora／ Overlord／ Okusama ga Seitokaichou!／ Kaijuu Sakaba Kanpai!／ Gakkou Gurashi!／ GATCHAMAN Crowds insight／ GANGSTA.／ Kuusen Madoshi Kouhosei no Kyoukan／ Classroom☆Crisis／ CHAOS DRAGON／Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri／ GOD EATER／ Jitsu wa Watashi wa／A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist／ Charlotte／Junjou Romatica 3／ Joukamach no Dandilion／ Suzakinishi THE ANIMATION／Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX／ Sore ga Seiyuu!／ Danchigai／ Teekyuu 5／Durarara!!x2 Ten／ Dragon Ball Super／ To LOVE-RU Darkness 2nd／ Non Non Biyori Repeat／ Bikini Warriors／ Himouto! Umaru-chan／ Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya Zwei Herz！／Prison School (Kangoku Gakuen)／ Hetalia The World Twinkle／ Makura Danshi／ Miss Monochrome: The Animation 2nd Season／ Million Doll／ Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou／ Youkai Watch 2nd Season／ Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace／ Rokka no Yuusha／ WORKING!!!／ Wakako-zake／ Wakaba＊Girl／