Sony has provided a mid-season update of its statistics for the top 20 summer anime, sure to be an indicator for which series are the most enduringly popular – and astonishingly with Sword Art Online 2’s mighty reign finally being put to an end by the brutal manfulness of a certain bizarre adventure.

Sony’s data was gathered from the 30th of June to the 3rd of August via their various anime distribution platforms:

1. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

2. Sword Art Online II

3. Zankyou no Terror

4. Tokyo Ghoul

5. Aldnoah Zero

6. Mahou Koukou no Rettousei

7. Akame Ga Kill!

8. Persona 4: The Golden Animation

9. Barakamon

10. Rail Wars!

11. Glasslip

12. Argevollen

13. Monthly Shoujo Nozaki-kun

14. Aoharaido

15. Sabagebu

16. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha

17. Tokyo ESP

18. Locodol

19. Hanayamata

20. Hunter X Hunter

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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:49 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait what? Hunter x Hunter is in last place!?! How is it possible!?
    Argument 131th and 135th episodes.

    Congrats to Jojo, well deserved spot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have seen the phrase Gary Stu used to describe certain main characters. WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Supposed to mean: a male Mary Sue, meaning a self-indulgent author insert who is best at everything and much too special to be believable.

    Actually means: a protagonist who isn't an incompetent moron or who as a teenage boy is interested in the opposite sex in a non-comedic way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 17/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know where you get this concept of "not incompetent = instant Gary Stu" from.
    Kirito is a Gary Stu because of all the plot conveniences(finding Yui, surviving supposedly OHKO attacks all the time, etc) and bullshit logic(winning against Oberon who is a goddamn GM, "oh so noble" no slashing girl within a game) applying to him.
    Tatsuya is a Gary Stu because any respectable description of a Mary Sue fits him perfectly(has genius intellect in revolutionary sciences at a surprising young age while "real" scientists always fail, instantly knows every tricks behind every techniques, basically has the right opinion on any disagreement ever, every characters are successful only because of his aid, etc).
    Both has insane plot armor that prevents them from losing in a battle against anyone, all characters must love these two otherwise they are instantly portrayed as pathetic and/or evil.

    Contrast that to other "competent" protagonist like Jotaro, who I have yet to see anyone call him a Gary Stu, and your argument is dead.

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    Comment by Tyler
    03:04 17/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Didn't he win against oberon because he used the admin login?

    as far as i'm concerned thats the least ridiculous thing about the show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 17/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Tyler I'd rather describe that as "Par for the course"

    The fact that he even had an admin login is quite ridiculous in and of itself.

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    Comment by Tyler
    18:03 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "teenage boy is interested in the opposite sex in a non-comedic way."

    What is this mythical creature you speak of.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jojo is in first place, as it should be.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:10 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Strange. Zankyou no Terror at #3 when so far only about a dozen people have pre-ordered volume 1. So yes, Aniplex is definitely owned by Sony. In other words, this chart has been made up by the Sony marketing department.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 17/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hah. JoJo. As I expected.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 31/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    truth, Kirito is a hacker

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    Comment by Tyler
    18:02 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is the one piece anime not popular in japan anymore or something? (i could see why with that ridiculously terrible pacing)

    Also jojo... To each his own i guess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:56 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Death 13 ate his poop! JoJo ftw!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:21 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh look yet another list...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    19:45 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now this washes away the bad aftertaste from that blasphemous sensei list... though trap art online at 2 somehow irks me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:25 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Awww what's wrong? Don't like it when someone messes with your generic and predictable anime staples?

    Grow up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:44 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    its the audience that keeps messing things up nowadays. shitty moe fantards.

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    06:52 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, according to them every character who doesn't get beat on and then saved by one of his harem whores is a Gary Stu.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:31 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    1. Whichever has the most preteen looking girls getting fucked their brains out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 17/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I might be wrong, but i don't think jojo is about preteen girls getting fucked

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:09 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jojo is first, checks out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:48 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    #1 is well duh.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:48 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nozaki is seriously underrated there -.-

    And Rokusha below Sabagebu? You gotta be kidding me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    this lists are purely estadistical as in NO bs, no personal opinion, no artistic values, no bias, so this is what people IS watchin ON japan, ON the various sony managed media outlets, if this list was worldwide surely SAO2 will be number one, and SURELY youll see Naruto, Fairy Tail, and One Piece on the top ten, (hell judging from the various illegal anime streaming sites here in southamerica, Naruto would surely be number one followed by wichever is the bloodiest of the season)but thats just southamerica i cant be certain the rest of the world has such a shit taste as here, truly great series like barakamon, silver spoon, or mushishi get les than 5k views while naruto soar over 300k per week is really REALLY sad

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:18 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    good. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is number 1 and not shitty Art Online

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You've never watched it and just hate it because it's popular, isn't it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeh, you can praise your gary stu protagonist who can ass pull anything and has to be the cool guy that wears black, has to drive the cool motorcycle and gets all the girls without even trying.

    kirito is written to have no flaws its bullshit. And if you're watching for the girls then enjoy getting NTR'd by that gary stu.

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    06:48 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gotta love the Bandwagon haters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Talking Art Online.

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    Comment by MuChaDo
    01:40 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Majimoji Rurumo is missing.

    This list is WRONG.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Persona 4 is crap, it's basically for the fans of the game so it skips a bunch of info

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It skips nothing. It assumes you're not a bumbling retard and have played the game/watched the other anime series and covers new material.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Burn all the fuckers who keep watching Sword Art Online

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 15/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    No, better burn yourself for your useless hate.

    Comment by Ryuhouji

    The fans shouldn't burn, the anime should. It's boring and listless.

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    Comment by TsuKuYoMi
    08:33 16/08/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)

    You had to say that, huh? Damn piece of shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Says the Unbreakable Machine Doll fan.

    Comment by Anonymous

    >according to sony

    get the fuck out

    Avatar of The Honorable Lord Tentpants
    06:51 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You must not understand how much influence Sony has on the Television industry.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Sony sux since years ago, they become too americanized.

    Comment by Ryuhouji

    According to Sony? Yeah this list means absolutely nothing, because sony, is sony. It's not an anime company, It's not an otaku, it's an electronics producer(that is going downhill anyways, good thing they have good ps4 sales)

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 16/08/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Sony(Through their music company) owns Aniplex retard. Who in turn own A-1 Pictures, Bancho inc, Aniplex America.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:58 16/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Also this is why Aniplex America pick up quite a lot of A-1 Pictures anime. Like SAO, Magi, Vividred, P4G, well I could go on..

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