Which anime of the autumn 2011 season will dominate is the subject of this ranking, and the results look sure to scandalise those who believe in the primacy of moe…
1. Lupin III
2. Hunter x Hunter
3. Gundam AGE
4. Bakuman (Season 2)
6. Kimi to Boku
7. Shinryaku!? Ika Musume
8. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
9. Mirai Nikki
11. Shakugan no Shana III
12. Persona 4
15. Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!!
Lupin fans are sure to be disappointed – the promised “TV series” was canned and turned into a single “TV special,” although fans are reportedly satisfied with the potentially controversial cast changes which were made to the title.
Those wondering why the list is not dominated by late-night anime obsessing over schoolgirl onsen visits need look no further than the sample surveyed – rather than devoted anime otaku, the ranking is based on the opinions of more mainstream anime fans, including normal people and females.
In fact 2ch has some difficulty acknowledging the results: “For a moetard like me, 1-6 aren’t even anime!”