Top 10 AT-X Anime of 2010


Top premium anime TV channel AT-X provides its ranking of the most popular anime of 2010, containing a few predictable inclusions and several surprising by both their presence and absence.

The ranking:

1. To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

2. Working!!

3. Ore no Imouto

4. Yosuga no Sora

5. Hakuouki

6. To Aru Majutsu no Index II

7. Seitokai Yakuindomo

8. Highschool of The Dead

9. Tamayura

10. Shinryaku! Ika Musume

Not quite the invasion which might have been hoped for…



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    Comment by Homu Improvement
    09:20 05/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ika Musume not making it to number one is just... sad.

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    Comment by gKrow
    10:27 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I guess the combination of girls + tentacles aren't enough these days. :\

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    Comment by Sylar
    20:41 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A reason of that could be that many people watch ATX to see uncensored versions of echii anime and because Ika-chan didn't have anything to be uncensored from the original version, ATX viewers weren't interest in watching Ika Musume threw ATX and watched her threw other channels first.

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    Comment by Ben
    11:40 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They were angry at getting blue-balled!

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    Comment by King Tiger
    09:23 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.3)

    H.O.T.D. is on a top ten list? O.o?

    well look at that....

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    Comment by Megidola
    09:30 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Top 10 Anime featuring Highschools and Zombies of 2010

    1. Highschool of the Dead
    2-10 ???

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    Comment by Megidola
    09:24 05/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Poor Index gets beaten by her own spin-off...

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    Comment by King Tiger
    09:35 05/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    the level of irony cannot be exaggerated enough!

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    09:41 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was the biggest surprise this list brought me...

    Though I don't actually pay these lists too much attention anyhow...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I like that the spin-off made it to the top since it was actually better.

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    Comment by Dia
    14:49 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The real question here is, why did the original author start with "very annoying boy + a girl" rather than "moe girl + zealous female lover".

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:11 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Type A vs type B, serious author is very likely to choose type A, which is why he start of with touma. The light novel for index are far more superior than railgun, which is probably why the author prefer index which since the judgement will focusing on the story instead of the moe,yuri.

    I just hope that the author will not be pressure by the fans from the anime counterpart. I hope author create this story because he want to not because the fan want to and still manage to win the heart of the fan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Touma wasn't bad early on in season one, kind of a normal guy with a wierd power.. but now hes all gungho about everything now turned totally into a ichigo from bleach -_-

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    Comment by D.TryPleX
    21:34 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you're mistaking Toma for a regular guy there o.0

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    14:41 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't decide if "Index" or "Railgun" is first but the "To Aru" series will always be No.1 to me...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:35 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Railgun > Index.

    Avatar of Moe Cyclops Bishoujo
    09:56 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Loli > Tsundere

    In my opinion at least.

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    Comment by Ryan Saotome
    10:02 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Tsundere Lolis > all

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:03 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Flat-Chested Tsundere Lolis > Everything else in the universe put together

    (Except bacon. Bacon is equal to Flat-Chested Tsundere Lolis in terms of Win.)

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    Comment by TFish
    10:33 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering how uninteresting Railgun was compared to the original.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    13:59 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought Railgun had some very boring moments. Those little "chats" they had the cafe would put me to sleep sometimes. But it was an otherwise good show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:52 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dont think thats the real failure of index and, which backstory become irrelevant due Imagine Breaker?

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    Comment by Sodium Chloride
    01:39 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Index has been a bit of a disappointment for me.

    From the 1st seasons 1st OP and ED, I was promised drama and action.

    The drama has so far been subpar. Touma's and Index's (our leads) character development effectively ceased after the 1st arc.

    While Accelerator did pick up the slack, he disappeared after that. Leaving us with "monster of the week" episodes with little to no character development.

    At least in Railgun we had some drama with regards to Saten and Dr. Stripper - not that it mattered as much, since the show was basically sold as slice-of-life with action sequences.

    That and I finding Touma fairly boring ... I find myself uninterested in what will happen to him next.
    His archetype is over used, and in his fight scenes he basically has 2 moves (IB + 1 punch KO).


    It trivalizes things.

    Styl will go on about how powerful something is, but in the end it doesn't matter when IB gets involved and renders it completely useless.

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    Comment by Sodium Chloride
    01:11 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Index has been a bit of a disappointment for me.

    From the 1st OP and ED of the 1st season, I was promised drama and action.

    The drama part has been sub-standard, after the 1st arc Touma's and Index's character development effectively creased.

    While Accelerator picked up the next arc, he disappeared after that. Leaving us with "monster of the week" fillers with little to no character development at all.

    And frankly, Touma is quite boring... I don't feel interested in finding out what will happen to him next.
    His archetype is over-used, and his fight scenes consist of 2 moves (IB + 1 punch KO).


    It trivializes things.

    Stiyl can explain about how insane powerful something is.
    In the end it doesn't matter because Imagine Breaker, which is all powerful against any form of magic or esper abilities, will render it useless.

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    Comment by Kiririn
    16:18 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The cafe scenes were far less boring than Stiyl droning on for 15 minutes about backstory crap that never becomes important because it always gets solved by the Imagine Breaker Fist of Justice anyway.

    That's the real failure of Index. It has tons of background and exposition but the main character makes it all irrelevant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:29 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, Railgun did have more interesting characters IMO...

    Touma is about as boring as you can get. (Do we seriously need more "I can save everyone" heroes in shounen anime?)
    Index just got annoying after a while.

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    Comment by Sodium Chloride
    22:07 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    Attitude-wise he is basically is the generic shounen hero - idealistic and optimistic.

    The typical shounen hero believes one can win via the power of stubborness, and suicidally jumps into action when the odds are ridiculously tipped against him - normally winning by some miracle of plot armour.

    This archetype has been brutally deconstructed in Code Geass and Fate/stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works in the form of Suzaku and Shiro.

    And I wouldn't compare him to Snake.
    Solid Snake is a cynical battle worn guy, who has seen the worse the world has to offer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, Shiro was a total jerk and boring "hero", I find Touma more interesting because he really is aware that people will be hurt so he jumps to be the only one to be hurt and thinks first before running into the enemy.

    -Shiage Hamazura(3rd male lead of the series) is mor like Solid Snake, not Touma.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:41 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dont think Touma is a generic heroes in shounen anime. To me this guy is like solid snake or kurono from gantz. Always overpowered by the enemy but still manage to win by using their wits. I know he got IM as a trump card, but I still think the enemy have better advantages.

    Most shounen heroes i've seen, is like whenever they meet stronger enemy, they suddenly become stonger.

    I'm not realy sure in what way that character from Railgun are more interesting. I like misaka, but i dislike the rest of the cast. For index series, i only dislike index char eventhough she is the main heroine.

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    Comment by Dummy00001
    13:40 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oops, forgot the Accelerator. He's also fully developed character in the show.

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    Comment by Sodium Chloride
    01:22 07/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    To be honest, I rather Accelerator lead the show then Touma.

    He seems way more interesting.

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    Comment by Dummy00001
    13:39 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Touma is about as boring as you can get."

    True. Yet ironically, Touma, in the whole show (I have seen Index, Railgun and few eps of the IndexII) is the ONLY fully developed character: a character viewers know sufficient background and affections of to actually like him or not.

    Rest of the cast are like lego puzzle pieces, coming in all colors and shapes, called in by writer(s) at any given moment of show to cause any desired effect. They come and go so fast, return as suddenly as they depart, one can barely follow them.

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    Comment by Sodium Chloride
    04:45 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    Wow, don't know which Shiro you are talking about, but Shiro (Unlimited Blade Works movie) has more depth than Touma from my perspective.

    We actually know why he does what he does. A flaw character no doubt, but that makes him interesting.

    The problem with Touma and other shounen heros that follow the archetype is that we are just told that they are "just like that".

    No sane person will impulsively jump into danger just to be a sacrificial meat shield.

    For Sazuku and Shiro we are shown their motives... broken people they are indeed.

    Over-use of Touma's archetype also partially contributed to his boringness and I think I have lived too long and become too cynical to be able to accept the "rightous" idealistic monologues such characters tend to give. xD

    PS: god I hate the comment system, lose my post more.

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    09:58 05/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Finally, some love for Seitokai Yakuindomo.

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    Comment by Recycle
    09:40 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    I'm quite glad Working!! is so far up.

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    Comment by etery
    13:11 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seconded it!
    The pair of Katanashi and Inami-chan is just too cute~ Popura too.
    Railgun anime doesn't deserve that 1st place. The real plot (which involve Level Upper and mad scientists) is only at beginning and ending episode. The mid section episode are just fillers and craps.

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    Comment by CoolServbot
    09:29 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Woot Woot! Go Railgun! An excellent anime. Ore no Imouto is good too. :3

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    Comment by Baronight
    10:09 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Tamayura, Seitokai, and Working deserve to be in top10

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    Comment by kyonpachi
    09:19 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Sexuga no Sora is only 4th!?

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    12:30 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm surprised. I kind of expected YnS to be first..with HSotD closely trailing. But as continues to lead the way.

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    Comment by Sylar
    16:28 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why would that shitty anime be first? It was so boring that not even tits and sex could save it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:40 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    People who say it deserves more than #4 on the list should go and watch it instead of only looking at screenshots, I say.

    Comment by Anonymous

    hay bitches dont you dare talk bad about to aru majutsu no index or to aru kegaru no railgun. you bitches need to fucking actually watch it. you are probably fags that only think about k-on. which sucks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What did you expect? The sex scenes were nothing but a still image or like 5 frames looped with either no voiceover or a bad one.

    It's hilarious how people call HOTD overrated, yet somehow seem to forget how subpar YnS's main selling point was and demand it to be higher on the list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bullshit when any list includes Working into any kind of "top list".

    Didn't take long to discredit the list..

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    Comment by Hatsune Miku
    11:39 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This a very MOE list...

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    Comment by RoxbiT
    09:48 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    and I laughed at HOTD got 8th,,,that crap just overrated...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Actually, HOTD looks to be right about where it belongs there. Below the big name series and the series running only on fanservice, but above the moe randomness, sitting in the spot where a fairly okay story mixed with fanservice can sit.

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    Comment by toyNN
    15:08 05/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Drivel to the HOTD conspiracy theory! I was able to obtain the correct list of top AT-X anime gesu:

    1) Ika Musume
    2) Ika Musume
    3) Ika Musume
    4) Ika Musume
    5) Ika Musume
    6) Ika Musume
    7) Ika Musume
    8) Ika Musume
    9) Ika Musume
    10) Ika Musume

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:07 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I can just imagine this guy sitting there watching the first ep of HotD, cringing and trying to avert his eyes, almost puking before eventually shutting it off and declaring it "complete unwatchable shit".

    Jesus fucking christ, it must suck to be you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Ika Musume made the top-10 without showing ass and tits.

    Imagine how high it might have made if it did.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    More like it was complete shit that was unwatchable on other stations due to censorship.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:24 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't know about you, but when watching HOTD. I dint really get turned on by whiny teenagers.

    Oh god the episode where Takagi gets home and starts whining about her parents..

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:55 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Variety desu nee

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    Comment by toyNN
    03:58 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    !?What?! - there was plenty of TA in Ika Musume...that's Tentacle Action! Totally hot..

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    Comment by The REAL Lamberto
    10:00 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder how WORKING!! managed to get 2nd? HOTD deserves to be 1st/2nd! I like some of the shows on the list anyway and Railgun deserves to get 1st.

    And oh, I like Mikoto and Kuroko in their bunny costumes and Mikoto has a hot ass!

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    Comment by Kwonnie
    05:37 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm glad S!IM doesn't have fanservice, but it's still a fairly mediocre show. I'm kinda surprised it even ranked.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    17:54 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hakuouki was pretty good for a shoujo show I must admit.

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    18:37 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So glad that Railgun, Index, HOTD and Yosuga no Sora are on the list. Very happy that Railgun is on the top but Yosuga no Sora deserves to have a higher ranking.

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    17:19 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    uhooooh Misaka and Kuroko's cuteness suddenly went up another 5000 points.

    They'ed easily pass for adorable traps.


    Comment by Anonymous
    10:32 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the zombies will eat you...

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    Comment by james
    19:54 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    bullshit the top five should have been last, shitty predictable story lines masked with fan service to keep all u kiddie lovers interested, at least HOTD was loud and proud of what it was

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    Comment by Dummy00001
    13:28 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I might have understood why HOTD is only 8th - only if Working wasn't 2nd. Show was at best mediocre. And if Railgun is the best of 2010 ... I could just as well stop watching animu altogether.

    HOTD (UNCEN) is definitely in the top 5 shows of the past year. Compared to the rest of the list, HOTD was as original as it gets. And it even had some story.

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    Comment by Zeick
    13:56 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    U have to give it a little more consideration it was (to my knowledge) the first anime like that so yeah it wont be too good but it did show potential

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    Comment by Jaden

    You're crap, moetard. I'd much rather watch something with actual action than some moeshit pointlessness only basement dwellers like you watch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:40 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)


    When did that happen? All I saw was dumb wank material.

    Avatar of Moe Cyclops Bishoujo

    More important than that is: Why the hell is there no PSG nor Milky Holmes?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:02 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    >Top 10 *AT-X* Anime of 2010.

    Neither PSG or Milky Holmes were aired on AT-X

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