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Japan's Satisfaction and Expectation Ranking for Winter and Spring Anime

by dtshyk
Apr 10, 2009 8:02 AM | 84 Comments
Dengeki.com released the results of the anime fans' votes on the best anime aired this winter and the most expected anime to be aired this spring. The votes were held from March 19 till April 1st.

"Satisfaction" Ranking for Winter Titles in 2009 (expectation ranks are in parentheses)
*1, (*4) Minami-ke Okaeri
*2, (*1) Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou
*3, (*7) Maria†Holic
*4, (*8) Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo
*5, (*9) Chrome Shelled Regios
*6, (*2) Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger
*7, (*3) Tower of Druaga - the Sword of Uruk
*8, (20) RideBack
*9, (11) Major S5
10, (17) Asu no Yoichi!

13, (**) Kemono no Souja Erin
15, (*5) White Album
16, (14) Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02

Ref. "Expectation" Ranking for Winter Titles in 2009 (released last December)


"Expectation" Ranking for Spring Titles in 2009
*1, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
*2, Hayate the Combat Butler!!
*3, Valkyria Chronicles
*4, Dragon Ball Kai
*5, Saki
*6, Sengoku Basara
*7, K-ON!
*8, Asura Cryin'
*9, Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen
10, Tears to Tiara
11, Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity-
12, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
13, Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Crimson S
14, Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi
15, Guin Saga
16, Shangri-La
17, Konnichiwa Anne
18, Souten Kouro
19, Cross Game
20, Hatsukoi Limited

23, Higashi no Eden
24, Basquash!

Source: Dengeki.com

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YAY for Spring expectation #2 !

May 2, 2009 12:00 AM by virgo_sama

MetatronM said:
Japan has NEVER been known for its good taste in anime. Ever. Which is why, other than Fullmetal, all the actual good anime from this season is near the bottom of the list.

Not sure why this surprises some of you. :D


Its not that they have bad taste in anime. Its just that for them:

A.) Its not "serious business"

B.) THEY HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS. Oh noes, what a horrible thing that is. :P

I always find things like this an interesting way of seeing how Japanese thinking differs from Western thinking.

May 1, 2009 12:03 AM by SageShinigami

Ya I'm not going to change my opinion. I mean, I base my opinion on how much I enjoyed the show. And after watching all three shows, I don't see why people like Queens Blade so much.

So, in my opinion, Pandora Hearts should be on there. You are right though, popele usually don't change there opinions,

Apr 21, 2009 12:22 PM by Meh_93

HawthorneKitty said:
seishi-sama said:
Mari-chan said:
seishi-sama said:
xTHoWx said:
Wow, I can't believe Pandora Hearts and 07-Ghost arn't on there. And Queen's Bade is on there?

I watched all three and I must say that Queen's Blade is by far better than both Pandora and 07-Crap.


Excuse me??
Please explain how in heaven's name is Queen's Blade better than those two??

I could explain it to you but I don't see a reason to do that. It's not that you'll ever agree with my explanation because you already have your own opinion on that matter. And I can tell from experience that people rarely change their opinion, even if they're presented with proven facts.
I find this part a little odd; perhaps he may never chage his mind on the matter, but I can totally see that you don't have the time to explain yourself on the matter. If they aren't going to agree with you, then it's not even worth the time, that's what my conclusion has come to. What we are discussing is opinion, not fact; not everything we do needs a reason. Just say "I don't want to bother explaining my own opinions."

Seems like either you misunderstood me, or I didn't express what I meant clearly. So I'll say it differently: "People rarely change their personal opinion even when presented with proven facts, so it's even more unlikely that they change their opinion just because I'll explain them mine."
But you're right about everything else. I think that explaining my opinion here is pointless.

Apr 21, 2009 12:15 PM by seishi-sama

seishi-sama said:
Mari-chan said:
seishi-sama said:
xTHoWx said:
Wow, I can't believe Pandora Hearts and 07-Ghost arn't on there. And Queen's Bade is on there?

I watched all three and I must say that Queen's Blade is by far better than both Pandora and 07-Crap.


Excuse me??
Please explain how in heaven's name is Queen's Blade better than those two??

I could explain it to you but I don't see a reason to do that. It's not that you'll ever agree with my explanation because you already have your own opinion on that matter. And I can tell from experience that people rarely change their opinion, even if they're presented with proven facts.
I find this part a little odd; perhaps he may never chage his mind on the matter, but I can totally see that you don't have the time to explain yourself on the matter. If they aren't going to agree with you, then it's not even worth the time, that's what my conclusion has come to. What we are discussing is opinion, not fact; not everything we do needs a reason. Just say "I don't want to bother explaining my own opinions."

Apr 21, 2009 12:07 PM by HawthorneKitty

Mari-chan said:
seishi-sama said:
xTHoWx said:
Wow, I can't believe Pandora Hearts and 07-Ghost arn't on there. And Queen's Bade is on there?

I watched all three and I must say that Queen's Blade is by far better than both Pandora and 07-Crap.


Excuse me??
Please explain how in heaven's name is Queen's Blade better than those two??

I could explain it to you but I don't see a reason to do that. It's not that you'll ever agree with my explanation because you already have your own opinion on that matter. And I can tell from experience that people rarely change their opinion, even if they're presented with proven facts.

Apr 21, 2009 12:02 PM by seishi-sama

LolitaDecay said:
xTHoWx said:
Pandora Hearts

Rofl. Wut?


Bad attempt at Shana clone.

Apr 21, 2009 12:01 PM by Sohei

Mari-chan said:
seishi-sama said:
xTHoWx said:
Wow, I can't believe Pandora Hearts and 07-Ghost arn't on there. And Queen's Bade is on there?

I watched all three and I must say that Queen's Blade is by far better than both Pandora and 07-Crap.


Excuse me??
Please explain how in heaven's name is Queen's Blade better than those two??


Thats exactly what I asked. Queen's blade sucks and Pandaora Hearts and 07 Ghost are much better

Apr 21, 2009 11:59 AM by Meh_93

seishi-sama said:
xTHoWx said:
Wow, I can't believe Pandora Hearts and 07-Ghost arn't on there. And Queen's Bade is on there?

I watched all three and I must say that Queen's Blade is by far better than both Pandora and 07-Crap.


Excuse me??
Please explain how in heaven's name is Queen's Blade better than those two??

Apr 21, 2009 11:44 AM by CreamyVelvet

Kyora said:

Whyyyy is Higashi no Edne so low? ;__;


Because that is obviously a ranking by Otaku, who don't care about a show's quality as long they can see a bunch of stereotyped "moe" characters or half-naked bishoujo.
Higashi no Eden is a noitaminA series, so geared towards a non-otaku audience.

Apr 13, 2009 1:20 PM by raito-kun

rlime said:
Hmm, minami ke okaeri wasn't really that satisfactory for me...

Same, I have it on hold but I may just drop it. :\

Whyyyy is Higashi no Edne so low? ;__;

Apr 13, 2009 8:20 AM by Kyora

Sonja said:
Amex_Yohko said:
I'm not surprised that not many Japanese people watched Marimite 4th Season. Its looks like the Japs was no better than us in taste of anime.

I read somewhere that even there is lot of yaoi and yuri mangas / animes nowadays, homosexuality is still a thing which you can't speek freely >:3


That didn't hurt the ranking of Maria Holic though of course there both completely different kinds of shows but still homosexulity features in both quite alot.

Apr 13, 2009 8:15 AM by landlock

seishi-sama said:
xTHoWx said:
Wow, I can't believe Pandora Hearts and 07-Ghost arn't on there. And Queen's Bade is on there?

I watched all three and I must say that Queen's Blade is by far better than both Pandora and 07-Crap.


I also watched all three and Queen's Blade was awful, 07-Ghost was ok and Pandora Hearts was great.

Both should be in the top 20

Apr 12, 2009 1:33 PM by Meh_93

xTHoWx said:
Pandora Hearts

Rofl. Wut?

Apr 12, 2009 5:48 AM by LolitaDecay

I don't agree with it. Erin the Beast Playeris better than both Miname Ke and Natsu Yujinichi. I can't even keep atching that show.
Eden and Guin Saga are more promising than other titles in the expectations list.

Apr 12, 2009 1:45 AM by Rebella

xTHoWx said:
Wow, I can't believe Pandora Hearts and 07-Ghost arn't on there. And Queen's Bade is on there?

I watched all three and I must say that Queen's Blade is by far better than both Pandora and 07-Crap.

Apr 12, 2009 1:05 AM by seishi-sama

Wow, I can't believe Pandora Hearts and 07-Ghost arn't on there. And Queen's Bade is on there?

Pandora Hearts should definatily be in the top 20.

I don't know about this list, I just don't know.



EDIT: I just finished Pandora Hearts ep. 2 and I am now through;y convinced it should be on the list

Apr 11, 2009 5:08 PM by Meh_93

jacobpaige said:
Natsume should have been number one, skip beat should have made the list
Agreed. Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou best winter show for me. Skip Beat was 25th in the expectation ranking but went 'poof' in satisfaction ranking =/

Apr 11, 2009 12:52 PM by carmabeLLe

Sonja said:
Higashi no Eden #23 o_____o And Queen's Blade #14. So not going to happen.

Quite right. Eden is immense and Queen's Blade is retarded. Sorry fans.

Apr 11, 2009 10:29 AM by Kuromii

What is special about * ones

Apr 11, 2009 5:54 AM by zeroryoko1974