In Japan, there are some anime which are too mature to be shown in the usual prime time TV slot, that is why many of them are shown late at night. With 2014 almost at an end, Japanese media website, Goo, has asked anime fans in Japan which late night anime is their favorite.
The online poll had a total of 500 votes, 250 were men while 250 were women, and was held from December 9 -11, 2014. Here are the results:
TIE: 34, 35, 36) Nobunaga the Fool, Tesugare Bakatsumono, and M3: The Dark Metal
TIE: 30, 31, 32, 33) Maken-Ki! 2, Date-A-Live II, Strange +, and Choboraunyopomi Gekijou Dainimaku Ai Mai Mi: Mousou Catastrophe
29) Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories
TIE: 27, 28) Super Radical Gag Family and Fate/ Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Zwei!
TIE: 25, 26) Captain Earth and Hamatora
24) Selector Spread WIXOSS
TIE: 20, 21, 22) Encouragement of the Climb, Chaika the Coffin Princess, and Sengoku Basara: Judge End
19) Persona 4: The Golden Animation
TIE: 17, 18) Wooser and Free! Eternal Summer
TIE: 15, 16) Akame Ga Kill! and Chuunibyou 2
TIE: 13, 14) Love Live! and Seitokai Yakuindomo season 2
11) Space Dandy
10) Gundam Reconguista in G
9) Mushishi Zoku Shou
8) Fate/ Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
TIE: 6/7) Black Butler: Book of Circus
TIE: 6/7) Yowamushi Pedal
5) Psycho-Pass 2
4) The Irregular at Magic High School
3) Sword Art Online II
2) Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
1) Silver Spoon
Looks like Silver Spoon still remains to be one of the most popular anime this year as it beats out heavy favorites like Fate/ Stay Night, Psycho-Pass 2, Sword Art Online II, and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. The farming anime has remained popular for both male and female viewers with its engaging story and interesting characters.
Jojo meanwhile continues to be popular in Japan with its action-packed episodes while #3 ranked SAO II proved why it is one of 2014’s most popular anime by taking the #3 spot. Rounding out the Top 5 are #4 ranked The Irregular at Magic High School and the ever-popular #5 ranked Psycho-Pass which just ended its run with plenty of twists and turns.
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