The latest ranking for the most interesting anime of Spring 2009, brings with it some upsets, though obviously the number one title is a given…
The results come by way of Dengeki Online, web portal of the massive ASCII Media Works publishing company, including the likes of Dengeki Daioh, Dengeki Moeoh and Dengeki Bunko among its otaku-oriented magazine lineup, where it held a poll for the “Most Interesting” anime of the recently concluded 2009 Spring season.
The results are none too surprising, with the #1 spot easily being taken by what was unquestionably the choice series of the season by otaku:
- The results are from an online poll at Dengeki Online taken from June 19 to July 1 that asked which newly aired 2009 Spring Anime was most おもしろかった, which translates to “most interesting /amusing”.
#1 K-ON! #2 Eden of the East (Higashi no Eden) #3 Saki #4 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST #5 Sengoku Basara #6 Dragonball Kai #7 Valkyria Chronicles #8 Basquash! #9 Asura Crying #10 Cross Game
K-ON! taking the throne should not be a surprise to anyone, given the KyoAni show’s great popularity and with the quality of the later episodes still fresh in people’s minds.
Saki or the Fullmetal Alchemist remake might have seemed a more likely candidate for the next two spots, making Eden of the East’s position the closest thing to a surprise on the rankings. Certainly, Eden’s higher than average production quality, among other things, must have aided.
Fullmetal Alchemist’s spot may be lower than expected by some, but given that the show is currently covering subject matter that was handled by the original series’s 30 initial episodes in around half that amount, fans are likely awaiting divergence of the new series from the old.
In any case, rankings for this year’s Spring season will probably come out to be harder fought than this Summer season, given the relative slow pace of the new season, yielding only the new Haruhi season, Spice and Wolf II and Zan Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei as obvious candidates for popular late-night anime.
Via Dengeki Online.