There is only a very short time left until the start of the Spring 2016 season and if you haven’t seen what there is to offer, be quick. To make it easier on what you should be watching, Japanese fans have been hard at work picking their most anticipated anime for the next season. Charapedia has held a new poll asking its users for their top anticipated anime of the upcoming Spring 2016 anime season.
Taking in the first 10,000 votes, the top 20 anime have been calculated and ranked. From the 10,000 votes, 52.2% of the total were male with the remaining 47.8% female voters. 71% of the voters were under 30 and the 29% were 30 or above.
So here are Charapedia’s Top 20 Anticipated Anime of Spring 2016:
20. (116 Votes) Shounen Maid
Chihiro is left homeless with supposedly no relatives after his mom died. As he worries about what to do next, his uncle shows up and plans to take care of him…Or is it the other way around?
19. (169 Votes) Mayoiga
A shady bus tour of young men and women are headed to an elusive village called Nanakimura. A destination where people can partake in an utopian existence, free of the world’s obstacles… or so goes the rumor.
Heading deep into the mountains, the bus is carrying 30 different individuals, each harboring their own expectations and troubled hearts…
What they had arrived to was an uninhabited village with lingering, faint scents of life and it was falling apart.
Just what is the secret of Nanakimura?
18. (177 Votes) Ace Attorney
A rookie lawyer Ryuuichi Naruhodou stands up to save his defendants by proving their innocence from unusual cases!
Is the defendant guilty or innocent…? Believing his client’s innocence Naruhodou stands in court and battles his rival judges. With the word of “OBJECTION!” and limited evidence, Naruhodou makes a comeback when all odds are against him and seems like there is nothing more he can do. Don’t miss out on the comical episodes between him and his mentor Chihiro Ayasato, assistant Mayoi Ayasato, rival prosecutor Reiji Mitsurugi, and numerous unique characters! The anime also depicts the childhood relationship between Naruhodou and his friends. With the skills inherited from his mentor Naruho reveals the truth!
17. (189 Votes) Kiznaiver
Set in the fictional Japanese city of Sugomori City, one day Sonosaki tells her classmate Katsuhira: “You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver.” The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his.
The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. All those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. When one Kiznaiver is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers.
Sugomori City is built on reclaimed land. But as the years go by, the city’s population is decreasing. The story is set in this town where Katsuhira and the others live.
In an interview in the magazine, scriptwriter Okada stated that the keyword for the series is “kizuna” (connection). The title itself is a play on “kizuna” and “naive.” Okada noted that she wrote the title before the story outline.
16. (193 Votes) Ushio and Tora 2nd Cour
Ushio thinks that his father’s talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse?
15. (223 Votes) Bakuon!!
The story revolves around high school girls who discover the appeal of motorcycles. Sakura Hane is a high school student who looks a little bit like an airhead. On the way to her all-female high school one day, she is worn-out climbing a hilly road with a bicycle, but she sees a girl named Onsa Amano who is riding a motorcycle. Sakura immediately becomes interested in motorcycles, and she and Onsa join the motorcycle club at the school. Then, Sakura sets out to get her license.
14. ( 229Votes) Kyoukai no Rinne Season 2
As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma’s home. She returned safe and sound, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura’s has been empty since the start of the school year, then one day her always-absent classmate shows up, and he’s far more than what he seems!
13. (236 Votes) Joker game
Taking place in the year 1937 on the eve of World War II, the story involves a mysterious spy training organization known as the “D Agency.” The organization is established by Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki from the Imperial Japanese Army. His ideals lead him to recruit people beyond military academy graduates and personnel, while training them to become skilled agents in arts of manipulation. These agents would become a specialized team to conduct operations. One such antihero agent, under the name Jirou Gamou, goes on a harrowing mission to uncover secret documents titled “Black Notes,” while battling forces from within and without his own ranks.
12. (242 Votes) Hakuouki: Otogisoushi
Features the characters from the games in chibi form with a completely new story with the theme: “A normal everyday that might have existed.”
11. (271 Votes) Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096
The manufacturing colony Industrial 7, which is still under construction, floats at Lagrange point 1.
A youth named Banagher Links, who grew up without knowing his father, meets a mysterious girl who has stowed away on a ship bound for Industrial 7. As the white mobile suit Unicorn undergoes repeated tests and becomes the subject of diverse speculations, the hands of time begin to move.
Banagher does not yet know that he has been caught up in the conflict surrounding Laplace’s Box.
What is Laplace’s Box?
What secret does it contain?
The hundred-year curse of the Universal Century is about to be resolved.
10. (285 Votes) Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world, and with no sign of the one who summoned him, things become even worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious, silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru cooperates with her to return the favor. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability “Returns by Death” and has become a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. Beyond the despair, can he save the girl from the fate of death?
9. (331 Votes) Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?
Our naïve protagonist proposes to a female character in an online game, only to find out that the player is actually a guy. Traumatized by that, he decides to never trust a girl online, but now, two years later, a female player is proposing to him. What will happen?
8. (356 Votes) Magi: Sinbad no Bouken
A prologue manga series that tells the story of Sinbad’s early life.
This is a story about the flow of fate and the battle to keep the world on the right path. Aladdin is a boy who has set out to explore the world after being trapped in a room for most of his life. His best friend is a flute with a djinn in it named Ugo. Soon enough, Aladdin discovers he is a Magi, a magician who chooses kings, and he was born to choose kings who will follow the righteous path, battling against those who want to destroy fate. Follow his adventures as he meets others from “One Thousand and One Nights,” like Ali Baba and Sinbad, and fights to keep the balance of world in check!
7. (383 Votes) Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Cour
The Academy City on the water, Rikka (otherwise known as Asterisk) is the world’s largest stage for the integrated battle entertainment, “Star Wars Festival.” The young boys and girls of the “Starpulse Generation” belonging to the six academies made their wishes with Shining Armaments in their hands, vying for supremacy—Amagiri Ayato is one of them.
Ayato arrived at Rikka at the invitation of the Student Council President of the Seidoukan Academy, Claudia, and right after that he incurred the wrath of the “Petalblaze Witch” Julis, and ended up having to duel her.
The greatest academy battle entertainment, begins here!
6. (391 Votes) Macross Delta
Macross Delta is set in the year 2067, 8 years after the events of the latest Macross TV series, Macross Frontier. The story focuses on Walküre, a team of talented idols and the Delta Squadron, a team of experienced Valkyrie pilots as they battle against the Var Syndrome, a mysterious phenomena that is consuming the galaxy and there is also the mysterious Aerial Knights Valkyrie fighter team of the Kingdom of Wind.
5. (414 Votes) Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
Sighing, leaning on his elbows, sleepy eyes. Tanaka-kun is a boy that basically doesn’t try but isn’t disliked. This is a laid-back youth comedy about Tanaka-kun and the quiet Oota who can’t leave him alone.
4. (507 Votes) Boku no Hero Academia
People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku from pursuing his dream, a dream of becoming a great hero like the legendary All-Might. To become the great hero he hopelessly wants to become, he now will join the ranks of one of the highest rated “Hero Academies” in the country: Yueiko. With the help of his idol All-Might, will he be able to claim the ranks and become a true hero?
3. (599 Votes) Bungou Stray Dogs
Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They’re tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi’s future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!
2. (602 Votes) Sakamoto Desu Ga?
First year high school student Sakamoto isn’t just cool, he’s the coolest! Almost immediately after starting school, he began attracting everyone’s attention. The girls love him, and most of the boys resent him. There’s even a boy in the class who works as a model, but who is constantly upstaged by Sakamoto! No matter what tricks the other boys try to play on him, Sakamoto always manages to foil them with ease and grace. Though Sakamoto may seem cool and aloof, he helps others when asked, such as in the case of the boy in his class who was being constantly bullied. No matter what difficulties Sakamoto encounters, he moves through his high school life with confidence and class
1. (622 Votes) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
The coastal town of Morioh is plagued by the “Bow and Arrow,” an ancient artifact which manifests latent stand abilities in criminals and ordinary folk alike. At the same time as they are dealing with the huge influx of stand users—both good and bad—in Morioh, high schooler Jousuke Higashikata and his friends are searching for the culprit of a series of homicides.
To see how the male and female votes impacted the total votes, their differences and what they find popular, here are the rankings of their respective top 10:
|10. (146 Votes) Bungou Stray Dogs
|10. (135 Votes) Ace Attorney
|9. (201 Votes) Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096
|9. (156 Votes) Joker Game
|8. (203 Votes) Bakuon!!
|8. (162 Votes) Kyoukai no Rinne Season 2
|7. (240 Votes) Sakamoto Desu Ga?
|7. (230 Votes) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
|6. (257 Votes) Boku no Hero Academia
|6. (242 Votes) Hakuouki: Otogisoushi
|5. (263 Votes) Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
|5. (250 Votes) Boku no Hero Academia
|4. (290 Votes) Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?
|4. (273 Votes) Magi: Sinbad no Bouken
|3. (298 Votes) Macross Delta
|3. (334 Votes) Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
|2. (301 Votes) Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Cour
|2. (362 Votes) Sakamoto Desu Ga?
|1. (392 Votes) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
|1. (453 Votes) Bungou Stray Dogs
So do you agree with the top 20? Which are your anticipated anime? Which do you think had the better list, the males or the females?