Top 10 Summer Anime by Dengeki Readers

Senjougahara Hitagi - Bakemonogatari

Dengeki’s seasonal survey results are out. What anime did win the popularity contest among Dengeki readers? Well, it is not really surprising, though there are a few titles I didn’t expect to see in the top 10.

1. Bakemonogatari
2. Saki
3. Fullmetal Alchemist
4. Canaan
5. Umineko no Naku Koro ni
6. Valkyria Chronicles
7. GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class
8. Dragonball KAI
9. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
10. Requiem for the Phantom

Bakemonogatari has won. I haven’t seen it yet, but I really have to.

Saki, another series I didn’t watch. Is it worth it? I mean, is it really interesting?

We can compare the results with the survey taken before the Summer season. What were the series that people were most expectant about?

1. Spice and Wolf II
2. Umineko no Naku Koro ni
3. Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
4. Bakemonogatari
5. Canaan
6. Taisho Yakyuu Musume
7. GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class
8. Kanamemo
9. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
10. Umimonogatari

I don’t get where Spice and Wolf II has disappeared to. Dengeki readers didn’t like it, it seems. But I enjoyed each episode. Next is Umineko. I understand why it has dropped in the ranking. As a visual novel reader, I see the points where Studio DEEN failed. Background music is often wrong, it is quite hasty, and the animation is not much impressive. But I still like it ^^

Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is another series I’ve had great times watching. But it criticized and attacked the Japanese society a bit, so it can be understood why it dropped out of the top 10.

The last title I would like to comment is Umimonogatari. I had hopes that it might be something similar to ARIA, but there were no such fun moments, heartwarming scenes, or relaxing music combined with tranquil scenery. Nothing like that, so I dropped it after third episode.

Dengeki readers also voted for the series they have highest hopes of in the Fall season. The results are as follows.

1. To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
2. Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini
3. Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen
4. Fairy Tail
5. Seitokai no Ichizon
6. Tegami Bachi (Letter Bee)
7. 11eyes
8. Nyan Koi!
9. The Sacred Blacksmith10. Kobato.

From this list, I watch To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, Seitokai no Ichizon, and Kobato. And as for the first episodes, I enjoyed Seitokai no Ichizon the most.