As one season ends and another begins, the top anime of summer have been ranked by aggregating the satisfaction rankings on Japanese streaming site Niconico. Comedy was the clear winner as Barakamon took the day with an average 71.0% AA, followed by Monthly Shoujo Nozaki-kun with 60.6% AA rating. Sword Art Online II might have been highly anticipated, but left summer at #13 and 23.7% AA.
There's no recency bias in the results of My Navi Women's poll in which career women in their 20s and 30s were asked to name their favorite magical girl anime as two of the top three picks date back to the 1960s! See what they selected after they jump.
The October issue of Japanese print, books and manga focused magazine Da Vinci, on sale earlier this month, features a giant 45-page Attack on Titan feature, interviewing author Hajime Isayama, examining the series, and presenting a series of tribute illustrations from other manga notables. They've also polled 20,000 readers about favorite characters. See who they picked after the jump.
Not only is is there an otaku fetish for armpits. Not only have those people put together a ranking. They've been ranked them at DDNavi, the site associated with legit print media magazine Da Vinci. See who they picked after the jump.
Complementing their sexiest ladies poll, Charapedia has published the results of their 10,000 reader sexiest guys of anime poll. The classics heroes didn't compete as well as they did in the ladies poll, and the margins of victory were slimmer, but like the ladies, the breakdown in voters remained close to a 50-50 gender split. See how won after the jump.
Charapedia returns to a favorite subject with their latest 10,000 reader poll. This time they aimed to suss the right mix of beauty and exposure that makes for anime's sexiest heroines. Female voters edged out males by a tiny 50.7/49.3 split, but the winner took the lead by a margin as big as her legendary chest. Check out the results after the jump.
Japanese site Charapedia has published the results of their 10,000 user poll in which readers were asked to name the most promising anime series of fall 2014. Given the amount of returning favorites, newcomers had an uphill battle against series that had already set expectations. See what was picked after the jump.
Getting ready for the end of summer's return to classes, Japanese site Charapedia ran one of its 10,000 user polls asking fans to name anime's ideal sensei. 51.4% of the responses came from women. 87.5% were in their teens or 20s. See who they picked after the jump.
They are bad to the bone and people love to hate them or hate them but can't stop loving them. Japanese anime poll site Charapedia recently posted the results of a recent poll to decide the top 20 anime characters with bad/nasty personalities. See the results after the jump!
As always, Japanese news site Akiba Souken has announced the result of its recent web popularity poll for "2014 Summer TV Anime Power Ranking," which fans voted for their most "can't be missed" or "recommended" title from the 45 TV anime started in this summer. Check the ranking after the jump.
One day an anime series is an unforgettable classic. The next, the pop medium as passed on to the new hotness. Remember Escaflowne? YuYu Hakusho? Heck, remember InuYasha? In a series of 10,000 user polls, Charpedia looked into the resulting generation gap with a series of polls asking fans what series convinced them to become anime fans. More after the jump.
Mobile device streaming music service RecoChoku has published the results of a survey in which, between July 25 and August 5th, they asked users to name their favorite anime of summer 2014. 64.8% percent of the survey were women. 31% were under 18, and another 47% in their 20's. From this pool, Free! took first place, and scored that top spot with 90% of its votes coming from women. More after the jump.
Japanese site Charapedia has posted the results of the recent 10,000 fan poll in which they asked otaku to name their favorite anime quotation. The results saw many classics broken up by a few key upstarts. A trend seems to have been that it help if the line came from a handsome guy popular with high school girls. See what was selected after the jump.
Which anime comes to your mind when you think of the Summer season? The distinctive seasons in Japan have a strong influence on the country's culture and anime is no exception. A website specializing in location inspirations of anime series recently conducted an online survey to find out what anime is strongly associated with the Summer season and 333 effective answers decided the Top 30 ranking. Find out the results after the jump!
In time for swimsuit season, eBookJapan polled its female customers in their 20's and 30's about which manga heroine they thought had the ideal body. The aim of the questionnaire wasn't necessarily to find which is sexiest, but also factor in who looked most trained and healthiest. See the top 10 after the jump.