Summer is already here and so far, the anime this season have been sizzling hot.
But let’s not forget that the Spring 2013 season also introduced some great anime that certainly left fans wanting even more.
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With the Spring anime season officially over, Japanese media and pop culture website Akiba Souken has asked the Japanese people which Spring 2013 anime they thought had the best run. The poll however did not include any anime that are continuing their runs into the summer season like Shingeki no Kyoujin, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S and Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Princev as the poll only asked about the anime which have ended last Spring season.
1,513 anime fans were polled between the time period of June 28 until July 11. The voting is done and tallied and here are your results, from bottom to top. See if you agree:
33 Ousama- 0 votes
32/31/30 Koitabi: True Tours Nanto- 2 votes
32/31/30 Glass no Kamen Desu ga- 2 votes
32/31/30 Otona Joshi no Anime Time- 2 votes
29 DD Fist of the North Star- 3 votes
28 Arata Kangatari- 4 votes
27 /26/25 Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride- 6 votes
27 /26/25 Zettai Bouei Leviathan- 6 votes
27 /26/25 Sparrow’s Hotel – 6 votes
24 Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge- 8 votes
23 Hayate no Gotoku Cuties- 10 votes
22/ 21 Ketsuekigata – Kun!- 11 votes
22/21 Initial D Fifth Stage- 11 votes
20 Karneval- 13 votes
19 Devil Survivor 2: The Animation- 16 votes
18 Aiura- 17 votes
17 Photo Kano- 18 votes
16 RDG: Red Data Girl- 19 votes
15 Uta No Prince-sama Maji Love 2000%- 21 votes
14 Aku no Hana- 24 votes
13 Katanagatari- 30 votes
12 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san- 34 votes
11 Haiyore Nyaruko-san W- 36 votes
10 Date-A-Live – 45 votes
9 Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san- 54 votes
8 Yuyushiki- 56 votes
7/6 Chihayafuru Season 2- 81 votes
7/6 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko- 81 votes
5 Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga nai 2- 126 votes
4 Valvrave the Liberator- 141 votes
3 Suisei no Gargantia- 160 votes
2 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru- 167 votes
and the #1 via LAND SLIDE is….
Hataraku Maou-Sama! – 303 votes
Did the results surprise you or did you expect it? The top 2 most certainly made some noise this season and introducing us to great characters and good story lines. Did the respective endings of these anime influence the results?
One thing is for sure, Spring was certainly a season full of surprises. Not only did Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru surprise people with its different take on anime romantic comedies, but it proved good enough to take the #2 spot. The anime has wowed the audience with the actions of its main character, Hachiman and showed a well rounded cast of characters which balanced the series out wonderfully.
It’s also surprising for short anime like Yuyushiki to place high on the list. The humor presented by that anime short played out well as the anime took the #8 spot. Returning anime like Oreimo and Chihayafuru have proven their staying power as both returnees made it to the top 10.
Date-A-Live which is one of the heavy favored anime coming into the Spring season somehow just got #10 even if the anime garnered a solid fan base. But this season belonged to the #1 Hataraku Maou-Sama which won via land slide. The anime about a Dark Lord escaping to modern day Tokyo and working as a part-timer clicked with the audience thanks to its mix of interesting plot (and no, I am not talking about Chiho on this one), colorful characters and darn-good-ol’ fashioned humor… and that other sort of plot as well.
Last season certainly gave us some awesome new anime. With summer already here, hopefully, this new season would turn out just as great.
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