Top 25 Anime of 2011 So Far


A ranking of the top new anime of 2011 so far already yields a surprising turnabout – after a tearful ending and doubtless thanks in no small part to the extreme popularity of Anal, the magical puellae have been ousted from their formerly secure top spot.

The ranking (billed as limited to new anime airing in 2011 proper, not that Index and company deigned to take any notice of this):

1. Ano Hi Mita Hana

2. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

3. Tiger & Bunny

4. Steins;gate

5. Blue Exorcist

6. Hanasaku Iroha

7. Hidan no Aria

8. Nichijou

9. Dog Days

10. Star Driver

11. [C]: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

12. To Aru Majutsu no Index II

13. Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

14. Kaminomizo Shiru Sekai II

15. Ore no Imouto

16. A Channel

17. Kimi ni Todoke 2nd

18. Yondemasu Yo, Azazel-san

19. Gosick

20. Yumekui Merry

21. Gintama II

22. Infinite Stratos

23. Fractale

24. Hourou Musuko

25. Kaiji II

The message would appear to be that when it comes to killing off little girls, quality (Menma) can trump quantity (Madoka et al.). Alternatively, it may be just that anime fans are so fickle as to quickly forget last season’s classics…

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