Top 20 Autumn Anime That Japanese Viewers Want to Continue Watching (2015)

With the year 2015 coming to a close, half of the autumn anime season has passed – and with it, character research website Charapedia has published its findings after receiving the opinions of ten thousand fans in Japan… on which anime has whetted their appetite for more in the rest of the remaining season.

General Rankings, Top 20

Position Votes Title
1 474 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
2 426 One Punch Man
3 404 Osomatsu San
4 394 Haikyuu!!
5 334 Noragami ARAGOTO
6 297 Owarimonogatari
7 296 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet)
8 288 Rakudai Kishi no Calvary (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
9 273 Owari no Seraph
10 264 YuruYuri San☆Hai!
12 220 Shingeki! Kyojin Chuu-Gakkou
13 218 Lupin III
14 209 Heavy Object
15 206 Hidan no Aria AA
16 194 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (The Asterisk War)
17 183 Utawarerumono Itsuwari no Kamen
18 160 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
19 157 Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Rachirareta Ken (I Was Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner)
20 146 Soukyuu no Fafnir – EXODUS

Top 10 Titles among Male Audiences

Position Votes Title
1 455 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
2 303 One Punch Man
3 260 Rakudai Kishi no Calvary (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
4 257 Owarimonogatari
5 236 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet)
6 231 YuruYuri San☆Hai
7 203 Heavy Object
8 199 Hidan no Aria AA
9 176 The Asterisk War
10 147 Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Rachirareta Ken (I Was Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner)

Top 10 Titles among Female Audiences

Position Votes Title
1 279 Haikyuu!!
2 254 Osomatsu San
3 179 Noragami ARAGOTO
5 158 Owari no Seraph
6 128 Star-Mu
7 123 One Punch Man
8 118 Shingeki! Kyojin Chuu-Gakkou
9 98 Lupin III


Comments on the Top 10 Titles

Position Title Comments
1 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka?? “Its energetic and warm feel really soaks into my heart. I think it represents this season’s anime that heals the mind”

“Once you get interested in the characters, it really soothes the soul. I hope it keeps it up and has a third season”

“Everything is adorable! I wish it wouldn’t end! It’s interesting and soothing”

2 One Punch Man “I was really looking forward to it before it aired – and it when I started watching it was very interesting”

“It’s fascinating to see gags arise with a languished hero!”

“It’s interesting. I feel like I’ve waited for this kind of anime before”

3 Osomatsu San “It’s filled with unexpected things and worrying topics, but it’s so interesting that I don’t get bored of it!”

“It’s really amusing! I like parts which were similar to Gintama! I’m hooked!”

“The voice actors are great! And the silliness is just amazing! I can’t help but burst into laughter!”

4 Haikyuu!! “I followed up from the previous season, but the story was still interesting and the characters were absolutely charming!”

“The high quality was maintained from the previous season, so I really look forward to each episode!”

“Expecting challenges from new opponents is exciting. I’m also interested in how the new manager handles things!”

5 Noragami ARAGOTO “It’s a beautiful anime that has not paled in comparison to its first season! The Japanese-style BGM which fits with the story is the best!”

“I’m fired up for the second season! I love it so much that I could buy the whole manga series!”

“The story is interesting, and I love the characters and art direction. I’m also curious about what’s going to happen after the fight between Yato and Bishamon”

6 Owarimonogatari “I don’t know anything about the series apart from the anime, but I watch it because I’m interested in the Monogatari series”

“Seeing the dark development befitting of the final season is really interesting!”

“I guess I’m curious about what happens next. Since I’m a fan of the Monogatari series”

7 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet) “I’m really intrigued about the story unfurled between the beautiful, intelligent, but eccentric young lady and the charming main character”

“The serious Itou Shizuka [voicing Kujou Sakurako] has returned (@_@)”

“I gave it a go for fun and found it interesting. And since I already like mystery anime, it was all the better”

8 Rakudai Kishi no Calvary (Chivalry of a Failed Knight) “I thought it was a stereotypical light-novel-based-anime, but the content thoroughly shredded the stereotype. I think it’s great”

“I liked the original work, and I’m quite a fan of Ikki’s [the main character] wholehearted attitude”

“I like main characters with good personalities. Perhaps my perspective might change after I watch more?”

9 Owari no Seraph “The story’s development is good, and it looks like there is going to be more content as each episode passes”

“I found the first season entertaining after watching it, and this season is proving to be turning more interesting”

“Shinoa-chan is cute. Yuki is cool. Yuu is adorable!”

10 YuruYuri San☆Hai “It has a consistent entertainment value. I can’t help but keep watching! It’s interesting!”

“It heals! Anyhow, I’m watching because both the first and second season were great”

“I love the character interaction in this. It’s simply interesting in an innocent way”

Being less polarized in votes than the previous season’s results, the titles in the autumn anime season seem to be in close contention – with heavily anticipated titles such as ‘Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka??’, ‘One Punch Man’, ‘Noragami ARAGOTO’, ‘Haikyuu!!’ and ‘Owarimonogatari’ maintaining their places in the top 10.

Rakudai Kishi no Calvary’ was the only unexpected title which made it into the top 10, considering that it was not that anticipated in the Japanese community before the autumn season began.

~ Kuuin
Translations by Kuuin

*Survey sample distribution: 67.5% Male, 32.5% Female, 70.4% aged 10-29, 29.6% aged 30+

*Survey duration: 29/10/15 to 11/4/15

*70 Pooled anime titles:

Dance with Devils/ DIABOLIK LOVERS MORE,BLOOD/ JKmeshi!/ K RETURN OF KINGS/ Peeping Life TV Season 1/ THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO/ Anitore! EX/ Itoshi no Muuco/ Valkyrie Drive Mermaid/ Utawarerumono Itsuwari no Kamen/ Oshikajiri Mushi 4th Season/ Osiris no Tenbin/ Osomatsu Sasn/ Cardfight!! Vanguard G/ Kamisama Minarai Himitsu no Kokotama/ Karebaka ~ Wagahai no Kare wa Baka de R ~/ Kung-fu Panda the Series/ Kyoofu! Zombie Cat/ Comet Lucifer/ Kowabon/ Concrete Revolutio – A Superhuman Fantasy/ Go-Chuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?/STAR WARS: REBELS/ Star-Mu -High School Musical-/ Subete Ga F ni Naru THE PERFECT INSIDER/ Sofia the First/ Teekyuu/ Doushitemo Eto ni Hairitai/ Dochamon Junior/ Transformer Adventure 2nd Series/ Nanairo Kakumei/ Noragami ARAGOTO/ Haikyuu!! 2nd Season/ Hacka Doll THE Animation/ Ballon Dog Tinny 2nd Series/ Brave Beats/ Heavy Object/ Miss Monochrome -The Animation- 3/ Minivan/ Monster Strike/ Young Black Jack/ YuruYuri San☆Hai!/Lance N Masques/ Lupin III New Series/ One Punch Man/ Ameiro Cocoa Welcome to Rainy color!/ -KAGEWANI-/I Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner/ Onsen Spirit Hakone-Chan/ Garou-Guren no Tsuki-/ The Asterisk War/Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans/ Kindaichi Shounen no JikenboR/ Ketsueki Gata Kun! 3rd Season/ Owari No Seraph (2nd Season)/ Owarimonogatari/ Koboyashi-san Cannot Refuse!/ New Atashin’chi/ Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha BURST/ Shingeki! Kyojin Chuu-Gakkou/ Soukyuu no Fafnir EXODUS/ Tai-madou Gakuen 35 Shiken Kotai/ Detective Team KZ Case Notes/ Cats Can’t Really Read./ Dayan the Cat goes to Japan/ Hidan no Aria AA/ Fushigi na Somera-chan/ Hokuto no Ken Ichigo Aji/ Rakudai Kishi no Calvary/ A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet/

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