What is the most interesting anime of Fall 2014? Niconico users weigh in as they voted for the Top 30
Many people in Japan watch their daily dose of anime through Japanese video streaming website, Niconico Douga. And with the new Fall 2014 anime season already in the midway point, Niconico user gagaga has asked his viewers which new anime from this season do they think is the best?
His poll gathered approximately 25,400 votes from Niconico viewers from all around the world, 14,706 of them being Premium users. He then uploaded the results via his own Niconico channel. The video has been much talked about as over 455,000 comments have been made about it.
Here are the full results of his Top 30 most interesting anime of Fall 2014:
NOTE: These are new anime which premiered last October, so anime which continued to this season like Fairy Tail, One Piece, Akame Ga Kill!, and Sword Art Online are not included
30) Laughing Under the Clouds
29) Girlfriend (Beta)
28) In Search of the Lost Future
27) A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd
25) Akatsuki no Yonah
24) Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero
23) Trinity Seven
22) Wolf Girl and Black Prince
21) Sora no Method
20) Cross Ange
18) Gundam Reconguista in G
17) When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace
16) Denkigai no Honya-san
15) Lord Marksman and Vanadis
14) Chaika: The Avenging Battle
13) Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!
12) Selector Spread Wixoss
11) Gugure! Kokkuri-san
10) Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
9) Amagi Brilliant Park
6) Le Fruit de la Grisaia
5) Your Lie in April
4) Psycho-Pass 2
3) Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road
2) Mushishi Zoku Shou 2
1) Fate/ Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014)
Should we even be surprised with number 1? Fate/ Stay Night, along with Psycho-Pass 2 have dominated many Fall 2014 anime rankings, and it seems that this new one by Niconico user gagaga is no different. Sadly though, another Spring 2014 anime which has so far dominated many rankings, Seven Deadly Sins, did not even make it to the Top 30.
Mushishi on the other hand is popular in niconico, but even with its popularity, it pulled off an upset of sorts in these rankings, beating out favorites Yowamushi Pedal, Psycho-pass 2, and the surprising Your Lie in April. Amagi Brilliant park and Parasyte meanwhile continue their consistent run in the rankings by once again making it to the Top 10, however, fan-favorite Kokkuri-san fails to even make it as it only takes #11.
And after not even making it to many rankings, Rage of Bahamut Genesis finally gets its due by making it to the Top 10 itself, pulling the rug from under many favorites like Kokkuri-san and Chaika. Favorites Girlfriend (beta), Gundam Reconguista in G, and Terraformars did make it to the Top 30, however, they ranked quite low.