50 anime series will air in Winter 2018 and many of the new series already broadcast their first episodes. This survey, held by Anime! Anime!, asked fans to choose 3 titles they are most excited about after watching their first episode. The survey took place from 13 to 15 January and 370 people participated. About 66% of the users were male and about 34% female. As for the age, about 36% were under 19 and about 27% in their 20s.
In first place came Kyoto Animation’s much-hyped fantasy!
In first place came Violet Evergarden with 29% of the vote. This anime is pretty popular with male and female voters.
In the first episode of the show, Violet, who only knew how to fight, is taking another path. The stunning illustrations of the beautiful nature full of greenery juxtaposed with the brutal war scenes have captivated many viewers.
A total of 17% voted for Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san, which is based on the popular manga about middle schooler Nishikata-kun and his neighbor Takagi-san, who is constantly being teased by him. In the first episode, we see Nishikata-kun, who is trying to tease Takagi-san, but can’t because she’s faster. The ending, where Takagi-san is riding her bike, is quite refreshing.
No.3 is Sora Yorimo Tooi Basho with a total of 13%. Sora Yorimo Tooi Basho is an original animation produced by MADHOUSE. High schooler Kimari meets Shirase, who is attending the same high school, by chance on her way home. They both decide to visit Antarctica together.
Yurucamp came in 4th, Darling in the FranXX in 5th, and Pop Team Epic in 6th. place. Female fans voted as follows: Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card in 2nd, Gakuen Babysitters in 3rd, Seven Deadly Sins – Revival of Commandments in 4th and in the 5th place came the second anime season of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
The most anticipated Winter 2018 anime is…?
1. Violet Evergarden
2. Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
3. Sora Yorimo Tooi Basho
5. Darling in the Franxx
6. Pop Team Epic
7. Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
8. Overlord II
9. Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card
10. Seven Deadly Sins – Revival of Commandments
11. After the Rain
11. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Second Season)
13. Slow Start
13. Gintama: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen
15. Gakuen Babysitters
15. Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
17. Fate/EXTRA Last Encore
19. Emiya-sanchi no Kyou no Gohan
19. Zoku Touken Ranbu Hanamaru
(Survey Period: 13 ~ 15 January 2018)