Now that the Winter 2017 season has arrived, most anime series have already made their debut. The website Anime! Anime! ran a survey on January 5 – 9, 2017 to see what anime fans will be watching.
941 participants responded to the survey. The respondents consisted of slightly more men than women, with many teenagers (over 40%), and people in their 20s (20%), 30s (10%) and 40s (10%).
■1st: KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 2
The 1st place went to Natsume Akatsuki’s KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 2 (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2). KonoSuba 2 is a TV anime based on a series of light novels and its first season aired from January to March 2016. It is very popular and almost half of the respondents said they were planning to watch it, with a massive 70% of the male respondents choosing this series.
The 2nd place went to Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc which is based on Kazue Katou’s dark fantasy serial manga published in Jump Square. Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc is a sequel to the first TV anime season that was aired in 2011. Blue exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc was the first choice of the female respondents.
The 3rd place went to Gintama, the fourth and newest series of the TV anime adaptation. Gintama is popular with women and was the second most popular answer from the female respondents.
In 4th place we find Kuzu no Honkai (Scum’s Wish) which is airing in the Noitamina TV slot. The 5th place went to Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Interviews With Monster Girls). Eight anime in the top ten were based on manga and only two anime- KonoSuba and Youjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil)- were based on light novels. Furthermore, Demi-chan wa Kataritai and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid are also on the list as anime in which the main character is not human.
［The anime fans are watching or will watch starting January］
1st: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku Wo! 2 (KonoSuba: God’s Blessings on this Wonderful World 2)
2nd: Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujou-Ou Hen (Blue exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc)
4th: Kuzu no Honkai (Scum’s Wish)
5th: Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Interviews with Monster Girls)
6th: Masamune-kun no Revenge (Masamune-kun’s Revenge)
7th: ACCA 13-ku Kansatsu-Ka (ACCA: 13 Territory Inspection Department)
8th: Youjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil)
10th: Kobayashi-san Chi no Maidragon (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)
Many of these anime are part of MANGA.TOKYO’s Winter 2017 episodic anime reviews!
[Survey ran from Thursday January 5 to Monday January 9, 2017]