A while back, Crunchyroll announced a special partnership with Anime-Planet.com, and excitement abounded! Now, to continue the fun, Kim from Anime-Planet is launching a new series of original Crunchyroll News articles to help keep you informed of the latest trends, and the most popular characters in anime. Enjoy below!
Hi everyone, Kim here, creator and benevolent overlord of Anime-Planet.com, a recommendation database and list management site for you fellow otaku out there. I’m happy to introduce the "Anime-Planet Recommends…" column, where each week I’ll give a quick summary of what’s trending on the site to give you ideas on what to watch next. Each story will potentially include recent anime and manga recommendations, popular anime, and most loved and hated characters of the week.
So let's get right to it, shall we?
No Game No Life has been one of the most popular series the past few weeks on Anime-Planet, both for recommendations and for loved/hated characters.
The community thinks you'd love NGNL if you like:
User shikikywketsuki writes,
"In both anime the main characters travels to a different fantasy world after receiving a weird message, and when entering this world they have to play a number of games in order to achieve goals or win prizes."
User Febrianne notes that the two have a similar gaming experience but from very different points of view, with the characters in SAO being stuck in a game, while the characters of NGNL have to determine if they want to go back at all.
DarkMagicianGirl calls out the game aspects, as well as the character similarity:
"In both anime the main chars are amazing, clever, smart and really good strategists."
Next up, if you haven't gotten your Titan fix on Crunchyroll yet, you're seriously missing out. (sincerely, Kim, the most over-the-top Attack on Titan fangirl ever <3)
If you enjoyed the series, you won't want to miss Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia), an anime adaptation of an ongoing manga by Tsutomu Nihei (Blame, Biomega). While a different setting, it screams Titan on many levels.
Taekwondoin states, "Both shows are set in a dystopian world with an ancient threat lurking at the fringes of mankind, and both shows have technology that has progressed in such a way to deal with this threat, mecha in Sidonia, and the three-dimensional manouver device in AoT."
Popular anime this week
No Game No Life grabbed the top spot on this week’s most popular anime on Anime-Planet, as well (a stat we calculate based on how many list updates occur).
Popular loved and hated characters this week
Titan-slayer and resident badass Mikasa
Nina Einstein from Code Geass
Speaking of Sasuke, this vengeful ninja can’t seem to get a break. Ever since we launched the ability to mark characters as loved or hated years ago, he’s been #1 on the most hated list - no one’s come close to his unfortunate place on the charts!
To help level the playing field, we’re giving Sasuke his own section from week to week in this column… a special place we'd like to call...
In this week’s edition, poor Sasuke can’t help but wonder if he’ll find someone to be friends with, or if he’ll stay forever alone...
That's it for this week's introductory edition of "Anime-Planet Recommends..."! I hope to see you back next week, feel free to say hello on my Crunchyroll profile, and don't forget to give poor Sasuke the love he badly needs in the comments! ;)