Dengeki Top 2009 Spring Anime Rankings


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
#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.

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    Comment by Koto-Chan
    17:25 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-on and Saki is totally a win for me although Saki should be higher than K-on :3 Well Saki is not an anime for those who doesn't play or know mahjong but for me its a great thing (Its moe compared to Akagi):3

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    For this summer season I'm looking forward to Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou. Very funny and a little ecchi from what I've seen in the episode 00.

    That and the seiyuus are my favorite, Ai Nonaka and Haruka Tomatsu!

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    Comment by Oh No xV3GAx
    02:43 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eew Saki Got 3rd!? And Asura Crying Got 9th!? Thats CRAZY. Saki's Not Bad But Really Just Not That Appealing...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Tears to Tiara...

    Comment by Anon
    02:11 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    go play the original pc eroge, fuck the remake and fuck the anime. nothing beats the original

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    Comment by Forlourned
    06:12 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Screw you mr/iss. anon flippant boytoy-girl! That anime is the first one to employ a little taste of '300' during one of the battle sequences. The third episode if you all are slightly interested.

    The sword battle animation is bar none the best I've seen since the movie 'The Stranger'. It rarely has the typical still shots of characters screaming, striking whatever way, with action lines flying behind them and then cutting to the two fighter slamming into each other. 'Guin Saga' is a recent show to prove that, but I like that one too for other reasons. The animators actually gave a fuck and showed two individual dual without that crap!

    Perhaps the stories a bit feather weight, but for this. I don't give a fuck. Ever since watching 'The Stranger', I thirsted for more fluid sword fights and 'Tears to Tiara' fills that bill.

    Anyways, the situation involving that duke being condemned to possible death by the governing body of old farts is fascinating and the battles to come will be epic for it!

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    Comment by sanimej2
    09:14 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No One Piece?!? Wow I'm shocked!


    Comment by Hosaka
    08:20 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But... k-on is moeshit

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Moe shit > shonen shit > pretentious shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have it backwards there bro

    Comment by Anon
    02:16 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you do, pal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:09 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think so, pal.

    Comment by Lero
    05:12 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-On was only a popular moe shit no more no less only that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where is Natsu no Arashi?

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    Comment by Forlourned
    05:58 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They tried some 'Zetsubo~' infusing that felt shallow and I did like the actual manga, so that show is a loss.

    A lot of manga to anime fall into junk like this. 'Resurrection Princess' is a prime example of great read to absolute pile of Dung.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hajime no ippo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:55 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck yeah, thank you good sir.
    cant wait till the next season.
    fuck the rest of these shitty animes

    HNI is so underrated its not funny.

    Comment by Howling
    03:32 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually it isn't underrated, it's pretty popular in Japan only.

    Comment by hALOTOO
    17:19 13/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Takamura vs Brian hawk hell yeah

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eden of the East deserves some recognition, it’s really outstanding and Akira constantly flashing his ass is a plus.
    FMA will rise higher now that the Xingese people are about to be introduced. Ling is what everyone has been waiting for.

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    Comment by ZodiacSquire
    13:41 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can we say jaded? These are television shows, not lovers. You can't get mad when the getting isn't so good.

    I just started watching K-On (as in I just watched the first episode) and it was funny, so I intend to watch the rest. I will not fill my diaper (after first actually getting a diaper so as not to be silly) with obviousfagtrollpoo if it's not that good. Seriously people. Seriousleh.

    Fullmetal Alchemist is pretty good so far, even though it's been a retread. The new material should start showing up soon. Over all anything Fullmetal is awesome (unless it's on something called a "Pee-Ess-Too").

    Dragon Ball Kai? If I were interested in Dragon Ball, I might actually care to watch it. But I don't, so meh. Besides, it got butchered. At least no more filler crap.

    I haven't watched any of the other shows so I'm can't say anything about them. I eat trolls for breakfast.

    Comment by ZodiacSquire
    13:53 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I almost forgot. The first two episodes of new Haruhi weren't that bad.



    Comment by hALOTOO
    17:39 13/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nobody mention Guin saga oh well
    Valkyria Chronicles : ISARAAAaaaa

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:32 04/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Phantom of Requiem?? Its definitely underrated. I demand a recount. Its No.1 to me along with Valkyrie as No.2

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:42 13/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    k-on was "interesting"??? i dont know if i would say that....

    Comment by Me
    20:19 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really want to fuck these girls

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Phantom and Hajime no Ippo should have been there and high. And Valkyria Chronicles is definitely better than Saki.

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    Comment by Forlourned
    05:54 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seeing how the FMA manga series is coming to an end, I am guessing that the animation company won't be diverging too far from the original story. In fact I'm a bit jaded by the beginning, but I will have no doubt greater interest on how they handle much of what is happening now.

    The new haruhi show has completely filled me with disgust now. FOUR episodes and possibly more surrounding an interesting idea that could of been done in TWO was enough to disgust a fan subtitler to drop it! You understand? A fan dropped this series for something else and that shows me that I'm not the only one who is sick of that shit.

    kyo-twits dropped it Hard on this sequel after the wonderful show K-ON.


    Comment by Storm Wing
    06:34 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    heh.... XD I knew it that K-On is a winner by default this season...

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    02:14 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't expect Asura Crying on there lol

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    Comment by Deviant Discordian
    03:28 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe it was because of the beginning of episode 12?

    Comment by Lero
    08:25 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Forlourned
    07:08 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is she getting attacked by a robot dildo!?

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    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    02:28 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, I'm not surprised Eden of the East scored this high, it's story, characters, background, voice acting, they all seem to press the right buttons.

    The first "season" of FMA Brotherhood is basically what most have seen, so perhaps that contributed to it being knocked out of the top three. Now that FMA:B is completely following the manga, it'll hopefully pick up in rankings from now on.

    Comment by yuuji
    02:33 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    i can't wait for the movie adaptation!

    Comment by yuuji
    02:33 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    er i mean sequel

    Comment by makkun
    22:02 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no,, your fist comment was almost right

    Eden of the East will only have movie sequel at year end this year and another movie sequel nex year

    and i'm also looking forward to it ^^

    Comment by Meidoganekko
    02:30 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only Pandora Hearts animation wasn't produced by that tight budget Xebec.. :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:18 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PH should be up there :( my favorite for spring

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    Comment by Deviant Discordian
    04:02 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also boo to Xebec for rarely doing second seasons.

    Comment by Anon
    02:06 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow wtf how come kon is "interesting"?its a show that you watch for its moemoekyun which is totally overrated. just an ok anime, entertaining but not great such as others of its genre(haruhi, lucky star). 2ch faggots should burn in hell with their fanboyness.

    Comment by PantsuDorobou
    01:51 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd switch K-ON and Higashi no Eden around.

    Comment by Anon
    02:13 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    everyone would, sir.

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    Comment by Forlourned
    07:12 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They KILL someone near the end. You see him draw his LAST BREATH.

    Suddenly at the last episode.. you all can breath a sigh of relief. HE's Not DEAD!!!

    that show shouldn't even be on the list for having that lame ass "surprise".

    Another Japanese company trying for a 'Dallas' moment... The dude wasn't even important!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:54 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Tears to Tiara but Asura Cryin'? What the hell...

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    Comment by Forlourned
    06:42 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed! those Japanese otakus are all sick stupid for ignoring that great show. The girl index must be the cause and they all feel de-manned by the cool of the Dark Lord!

    Comment by Rincewind
    02:58 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeay for K-on! And I need to watch Saki...

    And for the new season, SZS and Umineko all the way! :)

    Comment by Lero
    Comment by Rincewind
    02:59 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And Aoi Hana... how can I forget the yuri... bad me! bad me!

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    Comment by Forlourned
    06:40 10/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who wouldn't miss scissoring girls eh? Legs wrapped around each in passions unknown (they hope) to all.

    emo eyes btw boy and girl is thick as always, so a little of the G on G is infused to slightly balance it all out... bleh.

    Pass on this one.

    Saw an G on G OVA series and got sick of the tons of yacking and kwacking by all them girls and it all ended with soft porn. Nothing more and I pass on that junk too.

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