We are already halfway through October and the Fall season has started smoothly. It’s the perfect time to think back on the Summer season. Our friends over at the Japanese website Anime! Anime! have asked their readers ‘Which Summer 2017 Anime was the most enjoyable?’ We want to share their results with you and compare them to our own Top Summer 2017 Anime list, voted by the MANGA.TOKYO readers.
During our MANGA.TOKYO Otaku poll, Fate/Apocrypha ranked first with 10.3% of the votes. In second place was Gamers with 9.4% of the votes, and in third place were Tsurezure Children and Classroom of the Elite with 8.6% of the votes. So let’s see what the Japanese fans voted for!
There were 51 titles listed in the Anime! Anime! survey; 709 people voted. 55% of them were male, 45% were female. Most of the participants were below 19 years old (47%) or in the age group between 20-24 (17%).
Aho Girl took the first place. The anime is based on a manga by Hiroyuki, which is currently being serialized in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. It tells the everyday life of the high school girl Yoshiko Hanabatake, who loves bananas, and of her childhood friend, Akkun. 20% of the participants voted for this anime. 23% of the male voters voted for it, making it their close second place, while 13% of the female participants voted for it, ranking in third with the females.
In second place was New Game!!, the second anime season of an adaptation from a four-panel manga by Shotaro Tokuno, which is currently being serialized in Manga Time Kirara Carat. The comedic series shows the daily life of a woman working at a games company. 15% of the votes made the series rank second in the poll. The series beat Aho Girl in the male ranking with about 24% of the votes.
Gamers! ranked third in the poll. The love comedy showing the youthful love of gamers, based on a light novel by Sekina Aoi, received 13% of the total votes. It was more popular with the girls, since 20% of the male participants voted for it. Just like with New Game!!, the series received a lot more support from the male audience.
Ranking in fourth place was Kakegurui and fifth place was Classroom of the Elite. Looking back at this ranking, it seems people liked anime set in school. Girls voted a lot for Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu and Kakegurui. And filtering out the anime based on a manga or light novel, the most popular original anime in this poll was Princess Principal.
Which Summer 2017 Anime was most enjoyable?
1. Aho Girl
2. New Game!!
5. The Classroom of the Elite
7. Princess Principal
8. Restaurant to Another World
9. Knight’s & Magic
10. Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu
10. Welcome to the Ballroom
(Voting period: 28-31 August 2017)