Top 20 Anime of Winter 2014, According to Sony

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With the conclusion of the winter 2014 anime season, Sony has taken the initiative of posting its own ranking of the most highly recorded anime, using data from its PS3 Torne and Nasne DVRs, ranging from December 30th of last year to March 30th of this year and covering an impressive sample of over 330,000 monthly viewers – along with a suitably dominant performance throughout the period from the most well received original anime in years.

Sony’s Torne ranking:

1. Kill la Kill

2. Chuunibyou 2

3. Nisekoi

4. Noragami

5. Hoozuki no Reitetsu

6. Magical Warfare

7. Witchcraft Works

8. Silver Spoon

9. World Conquest: Zvezda Plot

10. Buddy Complex

11. D-Frag!

12. Tonari no Seki-kun

13. Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta

14. Engaged to the Unidentified

15. Space ☆ Dandy

16. Nourin

17. Sakura Trick

18. Yowamushi Pedal

19. Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil

20. Hunter X Hunter


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    Avatar of Shoot3R
    Comment by Shoot3R
    18:41 12/04/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    6th most recorded series... Mahou Sensou. Probably used it to punish misbehaved kids.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, the ending to Mahou Sensou sucked. i'm wondering how they could have ended an anime like that. Talk about the ultimate WTF anime of the season.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:13 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not the ending, the anime from the beginning was basically so bland as if the author wrote it with a book of overused anime cliches as a reference.

    Some of the weapons design were nice and original, but apart from that the anime has absolutely nothing unique to present.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The clichéd evil big brother vs little sister who cares for said brother plot made me lol. So overused.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:41 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Most pointless list ever. Everybody knows true otaku watch it live, recording is for riajuu!
    It's like making a list on "Top eroge found by mothers during their rutine inspections"...

    Avatar of TheHatredDevilMayCry
    17:52 27/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would love to see such a list just to LMAO!!(I'm guessing we can add To-Love-Ru Darkness? Not Eroge but its impossible to tell now)

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:00 14/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pointless? Why it's VERY to the Point for Producers of mentioned series when now they KNOW what people saw & NOT saw. It makes them decide with actual FACTS what made MONEY & what DIDN'T make money. Therefore now w/ said FACTS, they can decide what to make in the FUTURE based on FACTS, instead of estimates, predictions and Huge FUCKING guesses!
    ...& that is the POINT-

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:09 12/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Of course KLK was highly recorded - it was mostly targetted to young teen boys, and they don't stay up that late.

    Comment by Anonymous

    and men stays up watching cartoons.

    seems legit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    We've all stayed up late watching anime at least once in our lives. Fuck me, I've done it plenty when something new is out that im desperate to watch, tiredness be damned im watching.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:03 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    so, it's a basis on manhood? you know, some of these 'young boys' don't stay up late just for anime unless they are otakus no?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    For people who are saying an anime is overrated, Just shhh.

    For those who Enjoy an anime and wanna say something good about it, Go ahead.

    For those who're gonna exaggerate on an anime's epicness, Just don't expect no one to hate on you.

    Some people enjoy it, Others don't. if you don't enjoy it, does that make it a FACT that the show is terrible? No. If you enjoy it, is it a FACT that it's an amazing show? NO. if you HATE it, Then just comment on something you DO enjoy.

    if you hated everything from last season, then just say it. You don't have to be like "all the animes were made for kids" or "Everyone who watched or enjoyed an anime from winter season are pretty stupid. Their taste are horrid." Since when were YOUR taste superior to others'? Everyone's taste is their own. Even if you're not saying ur tastes are better, whether someone's taste is good or bad all depends on each person THEMSELVES. You can only say their tastes don't suit yours.

    *Just felt like saying cuz I see these all the time*

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:58 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure, it might be a little repetitive, but it's a fun process never the less.

    But your wrong about one thing. I AM the center of MY world so whatever I feel is a fact in my book. My taste is obviously superior to anyone elses. If it wasn't I would need to consult other people to know how I feel about things.

    Now I know if you're a really religious person this is how the world works for you, since you want guidance and stuff. But I'm not. I'm the master of my own world.

    It's what individualism has done to me, I don't give a shit about other peoples opinions on the internet.

    Having said all that.. it's just a form of entertainment, so stop pointing out the patterns and enjoy the show!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 14/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    K. My reply to u either disappeared or didn't show up. Srry if I spam...

    I agree that People are the controllers of their own world. You may say your own Feelings, tastes, etc are a fact To yourself. But this doesn't truly make it a Fact in reality. You may say Naruto is the best. You may say you love naruto. yOur love for naruto can be a fact, And in your own world, You Can say that it's a fact that naruto is the best. But in reality, This is just an opinion. it's not true for others, But sin'ce it's true for yourself, You can state it as a fact I your world.

    By superior tastes, That's not exactly what I meant.
    I agree, My own tastes are also superior to other ppls tastes.. but that's for ME. My tastes are the best tastes FOR ME, therefore, making my taste the most superior FOR ME. Same with everyone else, Their own tastes are the best for them. What I meant by Superior tastes, I meant people saying THEIR OWN TASTES is better FOR OTHER PEOPLE. People's own tastes are bestf or them, But they aren't the best for other people. They can't decide what taste is better for others, but can only decide what is best for themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 14/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    1st big paragraph, last line: "YOu can state it as a fact in your own world." The typo wa sbetween fact and Your.

    2nd big paragraph, 8th line: "Tastes are best for them" Typo between best and them. Few other typos in there, but these were the biggest ones. You can make out with the other ones, these could've confused ppl.

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    09:00 14/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure, you shouldn't force your beliefs upon others.

    On the other hand.. that's how religions work, isn't it? And it worked great for them as far as I can see.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 14/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Srry for long comment. Felt like saying stuff... I'd click the + button on ur comment if I could tho.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 14/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was just saying cuz 1.Wanted to say something and 2. I kinda get tired of this.. Is till do enjoy reading everything which I read, whether its positive or negative.

    people can put what you feel as a fact in their own world, But Technically speaking, Your feelings wouldn't make something an actual fact.. Like, "NARUTO IS THE BEST." or "NARUTO IS GARBAGE". You may feel this as a fact in your own world. This may change in the future and you might stick to the new feeling, But overall, it isn't an actual fact. Saying You love Naruto, Your love for naruto could be a fact. If it changes to hatred, Your hatred could then be a fact. Your hatred for naruto could make you say naruto is a bad show. To yourself, you Can say it's a fact in your world, But in reality, It's just an opinion.

    Also, Same with tastes being superior. Every person's Own tastes are the best tastes for themselves. My own tastes are superior to others (for me), Cuz mine are the best FOR ME. But what I meant was, when people say Their tastes are the best not only for themselves, but also for other people. You can't decide which tastes are better for others. basically, One's own taste is superior than others For themselves. One's taste is not always the best for Other people. That's what I meant by tastes being superior.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:19 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "A word which recently has been used liberally as a way of discrediting something without having to give a proper justification, most often when someone finds they have a disliking for a popular phenomenom and is resentful of those who embrace it. Often used by anti-trendies. "

    "An overly used word by ppl who dont like something."

    Man,the word overrated has been thrown around like a cheap condom lately that it has lost its original meaning.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 14/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ikr. Other words too.. Like the word Gay.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well people whose lifes sucks tend to do that so they can feel special you know that little illusion that their existence is not worthless.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ^And still people like you visit sites like these and even make comments.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 14/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I visit here for porn does that mean i cant hate on ignorant cunts?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:15 12/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    6. Magical Warfare (Mahou Sensou)

    Who in the FLYING FUCK actually liked this show?

    I slogged through the entirety of it and it was garbage.

    Way too generic, characters were so abrasive, and there was no weight at all to the conflict.

    That ED song was badass, though.

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    23:52 12/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nobody ever claimed the anime on those list are liked by anyone. They're just most recorded.

    Didn't you ever record shows you never even ended up watching but recorded them anyway? I did back in the VHS days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, never, why would you record something you didn't want to watch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why would anyone want to record Magical Warfare? It was so awful even you could write a better anime Chen-04.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:03 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who knows, once upon a time I recorded Wolfs Rain and I will never know why. Maybe the name sounded cool and the first time I checked it out was after I had recorded everything.

    Magical Warfare is a pretty cool sounding name, too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:48 12/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Probably get "killed" for this, but Kill la Kill is way to overrated in my opinion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    People enjoyed KlK, therefor giving it a good rating. Simple as that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another guy who thinks he's being cool by not liking what other people like.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've enjoyed KLK like no other anime in years. It was epic, hilarious and intense. Although the story is a complete nonsense and the plot is less deep than a puddle. In overall KLK is a very good (understanding good as enjoyable) anime.

    Sorry about my bad english.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    well, its not like a professional rating anyway, if it is most of them wouldnt be qualify to be on the list

    btw
    I enjoy
    2,3,4,11,12,20 the most

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:02 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, please.If I were to say so myself, the fame of Kill La Kill is much more respected than the fame of SAO.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Theres people who like white sheep, people who like black sheep, even people who like the uglyass gray sheep.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Don´t worry, it is common that there are always a few people with shit taste like you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 12/04/2014 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    In fact, shit taste is mostly attributed to people who loved KlK.
    The fanbase is evidence to that phenomenon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 12/04/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Same can be said for just about any show someone isn't into. Simple solution: Get over it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:21 13/04/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    ^ This comment right here. Some people need to grow up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:12 12/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This. A million times this.

    Anime "fans" need to get the fuck off it when people like shows they don't like. There are plenty of anime that I dislike/hate with a passion but the difference is I don't bitch and moan about it. Man up, stfu, and move on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I ould like 19:30's and 2:21's comment If I could.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I wouldn't say it's that much more overrated than Chuuni 2, Nisekoi, Noragami, Space Dandy, or that godawful Witch Craft Works anime.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Don't foget Attack on Titan too is overrated

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:37 12/04/2014 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Agree. KLK looked like american cartoon crap and was even made like it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:43 14/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Congratulations, most retarded comment on Sankaku in a while and that is one hell of an anchievment!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:55 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    GIN NO SAJI WHERE

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    8th place - Silver Spoon

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    10:51 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hozuki no Reitetsu being fifth...

    I guess other people still have comedy interest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:21 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    isn't that greaaat? least it won't be all boob-moe BL all year round

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    apart from KlK being where it truely deserves to be at, anyone thinking Noragami should be higher??

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 13/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    2. Chuunibyou 2

    HAHAHAHAHA
    Perhaps if this was the top 20 worst anime of Winter 2014.





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