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The Otaku Poll has come once again! Here at MANGA.TOKYO we are dedicated to bringing you, the worldwide anime otaku community, the latest anime news, the most interesting reviews, and the most informative articles and editorials. Without you all, MANGA.TOKYO would cease to be and that’s why we want to hear your opinions!
For those of you who are new to MANGA.TOKYO, we take polls at the beginning and end of each anime season. It is a way for us to connect to our amazing readers. There’s no one better to recommend anime than anime otaku! Tell us what you think of the Summer 2017 anime so far!
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Summer 2017 Anime Giveaway: Bleach, Attack on Titan, and More
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Otaku Poll: Summer 2017 Anime First Impressions
Thank you for participating in our Otaku Poll! This time, we gathered 615 responses! The results are listed below. Check out what everyone is watching and recommending!
MANGA.TOKYO Readers’ Top 10 Most Watched Summer 2017 Anime (multiple answers possible)
2. Love and Lies
3. Aho Girl
4. In Another World With My Smartphone
6. New Game! 2
8. Tsure x dure Children
9. Hajimete no Gal
10. Restaurant to Another World
MANGA.TOKYO Readers’ Top 10 Most Recommended Summer Anime 2017 (one answer per respondent)
3. Aho Girl
4. Love and Lies
5. Welcome to the Ballroom
6. Tsure x dure Children
8. Knight’s & Magic
8. Clean Freak! Aoyama-kun
We asked our respondents to tell us why they chose their Spring 2017 recommendation. Read their comments below! Please note that some comments have been slightly edited for grammatical reasons.
“So far, it looks good and seems very interesting and very promising. I have high expectations since it is from the Fate series.”
“I chose Fate/Apocrypha because I feel that the earlier Fate shows, especially Fate/Zero, were very interesting as well as fascinating. The intense plot and action made the entire Fate series really worth investing my time. So I am looking forward to how Fate/Apocrypha will turn out.”
“I love the feeling of anxiety and suspense you get when gambling is done amazingly well and all the characters are cute too.”
“It’s No Game, No Life without the blatant power fantasy and with characters that are so twisted they are a true joy to watch. No more generic Hikki-NEET or bland blank slate MCs, Yumeko mops the floor with all of them.”
“I chose Aho Girl because the theme and the behavior of the students totally fits these summer months. While the story was all about a girl crazy over a banana, what impresses me about Aho Girl is the other characters who never give up helping her so that she can be more… lets just say, normal and sane. Anyway, my reason is simple. Aho Girl is really suited for summer and hey, people are melting out there so why why not brighten their day with this idiot girl’s story?”
“Very modern and relatable for both genders. While the story is mainly from the perspective of a guy, it involves views and concerns from both sides. The plot itself may not be experienced by everyone, but I’m sure it’s something everyone has wondered at some point. Thoughts like ‘am I doing it right’, ‘what’s important to me’ or the like.”
“I really love the story and it really captured me. Love is very forbidden in their world and someone will be assigned to you as a marriage partner. It’s sad that you won’t be marrying the one you love but I know that love will prevail for them because it is a powerful thing”
“It honestly has one of the best plot and characters development similar to Haikyuu!! Which is a personal favorite. From reading the manga I fell in love with ballroom dancing which I had no prior knowledge of. And since it’s done by Production I.G. I expect great things from them, since they’re a studio we can count on to stay true to the manga and deliver to us the greatness of Welcome to the Ballroom.”
“I can relate to the main character, who had no plans for the future and didn’t have anything he could say he loved. He becomes inspired by dancers that were teaching others how to dance. It seems like a great show that I’ll be following. (Also, Nobuhiko Okamoto is in there!)”
“Almost all of us can relate or have seen this kind of story in real life. This rom-com anime is definitely worth your time. I’ve read the manga and its funny and sweet ❤”
“I chose Tsure x dure Children to recommend to a friend because of the story and character development, Some of the couples are what current teens do. They are ‘so-called’ dating and some of them have just found out what it means to love, while some of them are really not sure what love is. I’ve already read the manga and I guarantee that not just my friends but other Otaku out there that haven’t watched the anime yet will like it~”
“I recently got into sport related anime (Free got me into this), I loved it so much that I hoped for something similar to it. It seems that my prayers have been answered! :3”
“Sport anime normally inspire me to do stuff as the characters are striving their best to achieve their dreams. No matter what result it is, whether it is negative or positive, they still move on and thus the anime progress. (I watch it for the muscles too!) And if I had recommended Dive to my friends, I hope it would inspire them to achieve their aspirations no matter what situation they were in.”
“Mecha and Magic: the best combination”
“Many people think that robots can’t go with magic but this anime goes against that thought.”
“The main character is a clean freak but gets really passionate about soccer/football even if he gets dirty. It shows how he really loves the sport.”
“It has very good comedy, a slice of life aspect, and the graphics are clear, nice, and cute. Not to mention the story is interesting and it’s relaxing to watch.”
“Owarimonogatari is one of my favorites because of its engaging dialogue and interesting art style. Its characters are very dynamic and add a lot of dimension to the anime. It’s very stylistically different than anything I’ve seen before, and this is what makes this part of the Monogatari series such a great anime to watch.”
“For me the series is good and interesting. It’s also entertaining to watch whenever you need something to cheer yourself up.”