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Every season has so many titles that we sometimes find it difficult to make a list of our must-see anime. So we turned to the most reliable authority there is: YOU!
Who better to recommend anime than real anime otaku?
The MANGA.TOKYO otaku survey ran from January 13 until January 31, 2017 at 12 p.m. (JST) and asked you a very simple question:
One of your friends tells you they can only watch ONE Winter 2017 anime! What do you recommend they watch?
The otaku readers of MANGA.TOKYO have spoken! We got hundreds of responses (Thank you so much!!) and here are the Top 10 most popular anime according to your votes. Your comments were amazing, and we have included our favorites in our video list (you can see it a little further below) and in our survey article which you can read here:
Under each title there will be a link to the title’s Anime Info Page where you can find all the info you need, from key visuals and PVs to the staff and cast. You can also check out our episodic anime reviews for our thoughts on some of the titles.
The new generation of cycling heroes are opening the list in the tenth place. Yowamushi Pedal has been riding the steel hill of success for quite some time now. It already has a new stage play in the works.
Tales of Zestiria the X is well into its second cour. Based on the famous Jrpg addition to the Tales of series, the anime is retelling some of the events of the game. ufotable, the production company, is doing an amazing job with the visuals.
Nicknamed by many as Harry Potter in Japan, Little Witch Academia is based on the popular duo of movies that follow a group of little witches and their adventures in the magical academy they are attending. The show has so far been praised for its carefree attitude and its attention to details.
Fuuka is gaining more fans with each episode because of its soundtrack. Fuuka is a sequel to the 2004 manga Suzuka, and it’s about the story of Yuu Haruna and his musically talented friends.
Tanya is one of my favorite characters from this season. She is evil, manipulative, and cute as hell. I feel strange just by saying that, and you’ll have to see the anime to understand why. Set in an alternate universe and during their version of World War I, Youjo Senki is about a sadistic loli witch that is trying to win a war against God.
Kuzu no Honkai is a realistic campus romance that does away will all the boring cliches of regular anime rom-com for a more dark and maybe contemporary love story that many adolescents will be able to relate to.
In fourth place we find the craziest adventurers of this season. Not much to say about the party of Konosuba except that they are doing their best for another cour to look silly. If you haven’t seen the title, I suggest you start from the beginning.
Masamune-kun’s Revenge is trying to bring the genre tags upside down. MANGA.TOKYO tries to keep away from genres and tags as much as possible, but you get a little curious when a title says that it’s the first ‘revenge comedy.’ Masamune-kun went from fat to stud, just to take revenge from a girl who hurt his feelings when he was but a little boy. Will he succeed?
A new season of Gintama is always big news. iT was announced via Weekly Shōnen Jump back in September 2016 and it premiered on January 9, 2017. The staff from the previous Gintama° anime series returned to reprise their roles in the new season.
Taaaa dan!! First place goes to the new anime arc of our favorite Blue Exorcist. It’s been six years since the last season, and it was clear from the votes and the comments that the fans were super excited about this new addition to the story of Rin Okumura!
MANGA.TOKYO will soon be back with another anime survey. After all, there would be no anime without the otaku fans that support the industry for so many years. Until then, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and bookmark MANGA.TOKYO for all the latest in the otaku world!