Fans Make The Hard Choice and Rank Their Favorite Kyoto Animation Anime

Over 9,500 Japanese fans choose their favorite series from the beloved animation studio

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


This article by Daryl Harding was originally published on May 5, 2020



This article is part of Crunchyroll News' KyoAni Month celebration. Check out the rest of our KyoAni features HERE.


When you think of a studio that consistently makes some of the best anime, only a few anime studios come to mind. Topping that list is Kyoto Animation, who makes the most gorgeous, the most thrilling, the most heartwarming, anime in the business, constantly outdoing themselves (and the rest of the animation industry) over and over again with amazing anime projects like Sound! Euphonium, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, A Silent Voice, and so much more.


9,521 Japanese fans were polled by Netorabo for their favorite Kyoto Animation anime. Note that this ranking was not conducted or is in any way affiliated with Crunchyroll News, we're just as interested as you are in what others think!


Here's the top 10 Kyoto Animation anime as ranked by Japanese fans:


10. Beyond the Boundary

Beyond the Boundary


9. Nichijou - My Ordinary Life

Nichijou - My Ordinary Life


8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006 version)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


7. Liz and the Blue Bird

Liz and the Blue Bird


6. Clannad series



5. K-ON! series



4. Hyouka



3. Free! series



2. Sound! Euphonium series

Sound! Euphonium


1. Violet Evergarden series

Violet Evergarden


I don't find it surprising that Violet Evergarden and Sound! Euphonium is high up in the rankings, both being some of the best-produced anime out there, and relevantly newer franchises, which both getting an anime film in 2019, and Violet Evergarden having a new film being released soon. It is interesting that Hyouka, an older TV anime that hasn't had a sequel series or film is 4th, and that Clannad, a TV anime that finished over a decade ago would beat out heavy hitters like both seasons (and film) of Haruhi Suzumiya and critical darling A Silent Voice


But, this isn't our ranking, it's theirs, do you agree with it? What is your favorite Kyoto Animation work? Let us know down below or on our social media!


Source: Yahoo! News



Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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