Poll Ranks Best Light Novel to Anime Adaptations

Poll consists of over 13,000 votes

Some of the best anime of recent years are adaptations from light novels. A bunch of Japanese anime fans ranked the 25 best of the best on Japan’s favorite polling site, Biglobe, and decided once and for all, which anime adapted from a light novel is the best. The winner? Not a shock.


1. Sword Art Online

sword art online

2. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

3. Hyouka

4. A Certain Magical Index

5. Kokoro Connect

6. Pet Girl of Sakurasou

pet girl of sakurasou

7. Aria the Scarlet Ammo

8. Humanity Has Declined

9. Oreimo


10. Accel World

11. Shakugan no Shana

12. Durarara


13. Familiar of Zero

14. Baka and Test

15. Monogatari series (Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Nekomonogatari)




16. Oreshura

17. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions

18. Haganai


19. Horizon on The Middle of Nowhere

20. Ro-Kyu-Bu!

21. Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

22. Full Metal Panic!

23. The Ambition of Oda Nobuna

24. Is This a Zombie?

is this a zombie

25. Seitokai No Ichizon - Student Councils Discretion


Do you think Sword Art Online deserved to come out on top? Which anime should have been on the list? 


Source: Sankaku Complex (NSFW)



Amanda Rush is the Associate Editor for Ani.Me and contributor for Otaku CollectionDX. She swears on Twitter as @theanimaven.


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