The Rising of the Shield Hero Tops AT-X Anime Rankings for the First Half of 2019

See which shows joined it in a roundup of the top 20 anime

The Rising of the Shield Hero


With over half of 2019 in the bag, it's time to take a look back at the year in anime thus far. Japanese television network AT-X did just that, calling upon subscribers to rank the top anime broadcast on AT-X in the first half of 2019, with votes being cast between July 1 and July 15. The results are in, and The Rising of the Shield Hero emerged victorious in the number one spot. 


Fans from teens to those in their 60s commented on what they liked about The Rising of the Shield Hero. Many noted how much they enjoyed cheering on a hero who had to step up from the bottom, gaining new friends and rebuilding trust after others had turned on him. Others cite how cute Raphtalia and Filo are, while a few viewers are already excited to see what's next for the anime adaptation. 


The Rising of the Shield Hero


See how the rest of the top 20 shook out below. Keep in mind that these aren't necessarily all 2019 seasonal shows, but they did air on AT-X in the first half of this year. That's why you'll see the occasional older show, like 2014-2015's Your Lie in April or the first season of Goblin Slayer, which ended back in December of 2018. 


2. WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me


4. The Helpful Fox Senko-san


6. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

7. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

9. Hitoribocchi no Marumaruseikatsu

10. Sword Art Online: Alicization

11. One-Punch Man 

12. My Roommate is a Cat

13. We Never Learn: BOKUBEN


15. Fruits Basket

16. Your Lie in April

17. ENDRO!

18. Wise Man's Grandchild

19. Strike Witches: 501st JOINT FIGHTER WING Take Off! 

20 (tie). Strike the Blood 

20 (tie). Laid-Back Camp

20 (tie). Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki

20 (tie). Iroduku: The World in Colors

20 (tie). A Certain Magical Index


Which shows would top your list for the first half of 2019? 


Source: AT-X




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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