Spring is almost in the air and from an anime perspective, fans are very excited with the upcoming titles like Date A Live II, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Love Live! 2 and many more. So which upcoming Spring 2014 anime got people most excited about? Japanese anime website Charapedia aimed to find out.
With 10,000 voters, 67.1% of whom are male and 32.9% are female, here are their findings for the 20 most highly anticipated anime for the Spring Anime Season 2014:
20) Soul Eater Not!: 96 votes
19) Dragon Ball Z Kai phase II: 120 votes
18) Kamigami no Asobi: 128 votes
17) One Week Friends: 138 votes
16) Sgt. Frog: 152 votes
15) Kindaichi Case Files 2: 158 votes
14) No Game, No Life: 159 votes
13/12) Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou: 177 votes
13/12) Black Bullet: 177 votes
11) Puchimas! Petit [email protected] season 2: 219 votes
10) Fairy Tail Season 2: 255 votes
9) Is the Order a Rabbit? (GochUsa): 260 votes
8) Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara: 297 votes
7) Mushishi Zoku Shou: 311 votes
6) Date A Live II: 491 votes
5) Haikyuu!!: 519 votes
4) Mekaku City Actors: 594 votes
3) Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders: 692 votes
2) Love Live! 2: 704 votes
1) The Irregular at Magic High School/ Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: 720 votes
With a majority of voters being male, series like Love Live!, Date A Live, and Is the Order a Rabbit? have proven strong contenders for next season’s most highly anticipated titles and from the looks of the results, anime in the harem genre are still going strong.
Anime favorites like Fairy Tail and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure also make it to the top 10, however, it is mildly surprising that Dragon Ball Z Kai and Sgt. Frog rank a bit low on the radar for this season.
But top prize goes to The Irregular at Magic High School or more popularly known as Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. The series based on the extremely popular light novels by Tsutomu Satou have captured the imaginations of many fans who are saying that this series will be 2014’s Sword Art Online or Attack on Titan. While whether this series will reach that sort of popularity is yet to be seen, many fans are confident that this one will be THE anime to watch.
Charapedia also ranked their results by gender. Here are the top 5 results for their male survey:
5) Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara
4) Date A Live II
3) Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
2) Love Live! 2
1) The Irregular at Magic High School/ Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Here are their top 5 most anticipated anime for females:
5) Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
4) Mushishi Zoku-shou
3) Fairy Tail 2
2) Mekaku City Actors
Looks like Jojo has proven to be a powerhouse for both genders as the series has made the top 5 for both male and female surveys. Volleyball anime Haikyu!! has proven to be a strong contender for the females as it features lots of good looking and highly skilled anime guys.