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

by dtshyk
Jul 6, 2009 11:32 PM | 76 Comments released the results of the anime fans' votes on the best anime aired this spring and the most expected anime to be aired this summer. The vote was held from June 19th till July 1st.

"Satisfaction" Ranking for Spring Titles in 2009 (expectation ranks are in parentheses)
*1, (*7) K-ON!
*2, (23) Higashi no Eden
*3, (*5) Saki
*4, (*1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
*5, (*6) Sengoku BASARA
*6, (*4) Dragon Ball Kai
*7, (*3) Valkyria Chronicles
*8, (24) Basquash!
*9. (*8) Asura Cryin'
10, (19) Cross Game

Ref. "Expectation" ranking for Spring titles released this April

"Expectation" Ranking for Summer Titles in 2009
*1, Spice and Wolf II
*2, Umineko no Naku Koro ni
*3, Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
*4, Bakemonogatari
*6, Taishou Yakyuu Musume.
*7, GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class
*8, Kanamemo
*9, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
10, Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Itekureta Koto~

16, Princess Lover!

Source: Dengeki Online
Related topic: Japan's Satisfaction and Expectation Ranking for Winter and Spring Anime

20 of 76 Comments Recent Comments

saber0091 said:
It burns me up, but Apparently 's Satisfaction rankings for Summer don't even LIST "Spice and Wolf II" in the top 10! It was number 1 in the Expectation rankings, as seen in the OP.


WTF. and the 2nd season is definitely better than the first. can they be anymore ridiculous than they already are? crap.

Oct 7, 2010 10:58 PM by darkcrescendo

Pyrrhus said:
Im happy with Eden and basquash, but i wanna know where phantom ended hahah
and darn Saki higher than FMA >.<!!

AGREED with the latter part. i bet it was the first 15 episodes that they thought was a total rip-off because it was "the same" from the other FMA anime. tsktsk.

Oct 7, 2010 10:56 PM by darkcrescendo

It burns me up, but Apparently 's Satisfaction rankings for Summer don't even LIST "Spice and Wolf II" in the top 10! It was number 1 in the Expectation rankings, as seen in the OP.


Mar 24, 2010 8:44 PM by saber0091

I liked the 2nd season of Spice and Wolf I would want to see the third season of Spice and wolf. I wonder when will it come out. I hope soon :)

Feb 28, 2010 9:04 PM by WolfTsumeClaw568

iTom said:
dtshyk said:
*1, (*7) K-ON!

Hell yeah!!

that was the power of MOE!!!

Sep 22, 2009 1:37 PM by IZUMI64

I'd swap Umineko with Canaan.
I hear alot of fans are disappointed with the Umineko anime.

Sep 22, 2009 10:45 AM by CreamyVelvet

K-On! was always destined for greatness I guess; not very surprising since Haruhi was the anime of 2006. Eden at second place is always very satisfying, an intelligent and truly awesome series indeed.

Spice and Wolf II will be the top series this season, with Bakemonogatari and Umineko very close behind.

Sep 22, 2009 12:42 AM by Obsessive

i loved it how Eden of the East got 2nd place. :] and it wasn't expected to be watched over there at first. your Johnny became serious for a while.

Sep 21, 2009 11:22 PM by Maora

Charbutsu said:
Am I the only one who had over-the-top expectations for Eden of the East? I'm very happy that it's in second, though! My sig is insanly outdated btw., I have watched more than one episode of it. :p But, Princess Lover! in last place? o.o I have high expectations for that one.

after the 7 or 8 episode Princess Lover is pure crap

Sep 21, 2009 10:58 PM by mimiron12

Can't believe K-ON is above Eden. Moe rules I guess...

Sep 5, 2009 6:46 AM by mirichan00


Sep 5, 2009 6:43 AM by DingDingDong

There shouldn't even be a discussion about it, without a doubt Spice and Wolf II.

Aug 30, 2009 10:27 AM by Mikiyo

Spice and Wolf II will be number one (that's what I think), even if I think this season is not as good as the previous. There are just too many people raving for this show. I mean, it's over 8.5 before the show is even half done (now it's like 8.6 or something?). I think Taishou Yakyuu Musume will be lower, though, since not many people are watching that :<

I haven't been getting around to see the other summer anime, so I can't really say.

Aug 27, 2009 11:28 AM by guyklc

spice and wolf will definitely be number one!
i would say followed by bakemonogatari depending on how it continues and ends. but until now i can see it giving spice and wolf a run for its money.
i dont see Umineko no Naku Koro ni getting that high on the table... maybe on the top 10 since its one of the better shows this season but i still have to watch it to the end to make up my mind.
personally i have been enjoying tokyo magnitude 8.. puts me more on the edge of my seat than Umineko no Naku Koro ni. eveyr time a quake goes off i grab to of my chair and go under the table :p :) i do hope it will reach the top 5
im definetly feeling dissapointed by cannan tho. i feel like watching it more for obligation than for NEED :P he he.
tho i dont particularly like it i do see Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei getting a high place since its so popular... and allot of people do seem to like it....

on another note i do enjoy hayate no gotaku!! i feel a bit dissapointed it didnt reach top 10.. but its understandable... i guess.

Aug 26, 2009 10:33 PM by bennyaltuca

How in the hell did Basquash beat out Cross Game?? >_<

Also, I'm really surprised Higashi no Eden didn't have a higher expectation rating. A lot of American fans certainly had their eye on it...

Aug 18, 2009 9:24 AM by bellpickle


K-On, was expected, surprised by Eden, I guess even Otakus like more intelligent pieces at times.

Aug 13, 2009 4:53 AM by Sohei

Umineko or Bakemonogatari will end up #1, they are dominated everything else from this season in regards to amount of discussion on 2ch.

Aug 13, 2009 3:25 AM by Westlo

Asura Cryin ? wuttttttttt even 07-ghost was better than that

Aug 13, 2009 2:55 AM by greenmush

Expectations & "Satisfaction" ratings are stereotypical, because all of the shorter series that are finished airing moved up, while all the ones still going (except for saki -- WOOH!) are down in the satisfaction.

Although Hayate was #2 for expectations, BUT it isn't even half way through yet really.

Jul 17, 2009 5:20 PM by Tyranid5

still in disbelief that their 'expectations' for Higashi no Eden would be 23. Complete failure.

Jul 17, 2009 10:43 AM by reb3llist

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