AnimeJapan 2017 is a huge convention that will be held from 25-26 March 2017 at Tokyo Big Site. It is one of the biggest anime conventions in Japan and only last year it had 130,000 visitors.
The Japanese site Anime!Anime! asked their users ‘Which Anime Booth are you Looking Forward to at AnimeJapan 2017?’ They listed 50 titles and everyone could vote for up to three titles. The questionnaire was up from 7-12 March 2017 and 1396 users sent in their answer. There was a similar number of female and male voters, with ever so slightly more female voters. The majority of the participants were in their teens (40%) or 20s (30%).
■ ‘Gintama’ Most Anticipated at AnimeJapan 2017!
It was a harsh fight, since there are many good works listed and only a certain number of votes could be given, but Gintama came out on top. It is a highly anticipated series, with a new anime adaptation airing since January 2017 and a live action movie coming out this year as well. Gintama received more than 200 votes in this survey.
Second place went to Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale. Currently being shown in cinemas, it is not only a popular series in Japan, but all around the world. There will also be a special stage at AnimeJapan 2017.
Third place went to Blue Exorcist (Ao no Exorcist). The anime is currently being aired, continuing the story from the 2011 anime adaptation.
If we take a look at the top 10, we can see that four series from the Winter 2017 season occupy the top four spots. In 5th place is Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch, which has gained attention with the announcement of a new project. In 6th and 8th place are Yuri!!! on ICE and Osomatsu-san, two series that have already ended but are still enjoying great popularity.
New anime will also be introduced at AnimeJapan 2017. The results make us look forward to the convention even more.
［Which Anime Booth are You Looking Forward to at AnimeJapan 2017?］
2. Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale
3. Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc
4. ACCA 13-ku Kansatsu-ka
5. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
6. Yuri!!! on ICE
9. Girls und Panzer
10. Kono Subarashiii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
(Questionnaire period: 7-12 March 2017)