Top 20 Most Anticipated Summer Anime in Japan

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

Position Votes Title
1 2021 Durarara!!x2 Ten
2 1829 WORKING!!!
3 1344 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season
4 1025 Charlotte
5 860 Non Non Biyori Repeat
6 713 To LOVE-RU Darkness 2nd
7 700 Prison School (Kangoku Gakuen)
8 671 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
9 601 Dragon Ball Super
10 580 Junjou Romatica 3
11 513 Ushio to Tora
12 500 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei Herz!
13 475 Hetalia: The World Twinkle
14 470 God Eater
15 437 Aohara×Kikanjuu
16 363 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX
17 319 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
18 286 Sore ga Seiyuu!
19 258 A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
20 238 Himouto! Umaru-chan


Top 10 Titles Among Male Audiences

Position Votes Title
1 1046 WORKING!!!
2 835 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season
3 817 Charlotte
4 784 Non Non Biyori Repeat
5 750 Durarara!!x2 Ten
6 637 To LOVE-RU Darkness 2nd
7 397 Dragon Ball Z Super
8 369 God Eater
9 367 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei Herz!
10 291 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX


Top 10 Titles Among Female Audiences

Position Votes Title
1 1271 Durarara!!x2 Ten
2 783 WORKING!!!
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
8 344 Aohara×Kikanjuu
9 250 Ushio to Tora
10 208 Charlotte


Review of the Top 3 Titles

Durarara!!x2 Ten

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.”


~ Kuuin

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/

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