"Chihayafuru" Tops "K-On!" in Poll of Anime Fans Think Should Have Aired in Prime Time

"Tiger & Bunny" and "Natsume Yujin-cho" Also Highly Favored

The advent of late night and off hour anime scheduling allowed for more diversity in televised series from classics like Serial Experiments Lain and Berserk to Noitamina programming like Kids on the Slope and Natsuyuki Rendezvousbut in some of these case, Japanese fans think the anime really could have commanded attention in a "golden time"/prime time slot.


In a new free-for-all Biglobe poll, almost five thousand Japan fans named their pick for what anime should have aired in prime time. 


1. Tiger & Bunny

2. Natsume Yujin-cho

3. Chihayafuru

4. Daily Lives of High School Boys

5. Kuroko's Basketball

6. K-on!

7. Wagnaria!!

8. Hyōka

9.  My Ordinary Life

10. Squid Girl

11. The Idol Master

12. Hanasaku Iroha

13. Hidamari Sketch

14. Thermae Romae

15. Tamayura

16. Atchi Kotchi

17. Aria The Animation

18. Prince of Tennis

19. Tsuritama

20. (tie) GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class

20 (tie) Full Metal Alchemist

22. Kill Me Baby

23. (tie) AKB0048

23. (tie) Bodacious Space Pirates

25. Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth

26. Astro Fighter Sunred

27. One Outs

28. Bible Black

29. To Love-Ru Darkness

Yeah, the trolling get a bit obvious at the end there.


What anime do you think should have aired in prime time in your region?


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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