The new Fall 2018 anime season is finally here! And with majority of anime already airing their first episodes, Japanese anime news website, Animeanime.jp has asked which anime has the highest expectations based on the first episode alone. 310 people joined the poll, 62% of which are male, and 38% are female. It included 50 new titles, and now, here are the Top 10:

10 – Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san

9 – Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!

8 – Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

7 – Goblin Slayer

6 – SSSS.Gridman

5 – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

4 – Zombie Land Saga

3 – Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

2 – IRODUKU – The World in Colors

1 – Sword Art Online: Alicization

With a 1-hour special, Sword Art Online seems to have raised the expectations for itself in Japan. The series took #1 in the poll, and from the looks of things, the light novel-based anime will be having a strong run this season. Meanwhile, IRODOKU made a surprising upset at #2, beating other Episode 1 standouts like Zombie Land Saga, Bunny Girl-senpai, and SSSS.Gridman. However, given it’s Episode 1 impact abroad, it seems like Goblin Slayer didn’t fare so well as most people expected in Japan, only taking 7th place in the Anime! Anime! rankings.

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