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

by dtshyk
Oct 8, 2009 2:44 AM | 46 Comments
Dengeki.com released the results of the anime fans' votes on the best anime aired this summer and the most expected anime to be aired this autumn. The vote was held from September 10th - 30th.

"Satisfaction" Ranking for Summer Titles in 2009 (expectation ranks are in parentheses)
*1, (*4) Bakemonogatari
*2, (*5) Saki
*3, (*1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
*4, (*5) CANAAN
*5, (*2) Umineko no Naku Koro ni
*6, (*3) Valkyria Chronicles
*7, (*7) GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class
*8, (*4) Dragon Ball Kai
*9, (*9) Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
10, (12) Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya New Animation was excluded from the entries. The expectation ranks for Saki, FMA2 etc. are the ones for Spring titles.

ref. "Expectation" Ranking for Summer Titles in 2009

"Expectation" Ranking for Autumn Titles in 2009
*1, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
*2, Darker than BLACK - Ryuusei no Gemini
*3, InuYasha: Kanketsu-hen
*4, Fairy Tail
*5, Seitokai no Ichizon
*6, Tegamibachi
*7, 11eyes
*8, Nyan Koi!
*9, Seiken no Blacksmith
10, Kobato.

Source: Dengeki
Japan's Satisfaction and Expectation Ranking for Spring and Summer Anime

20 of 46 Comments Recent Comments

Inuyasha for #1!!!!

Oct 13, 2009 1:44 PM by ralphy0103

why kobato in 10th ?

Oct 10, 2009 1:18 AM by makio-kun

Neji said:
This poll is a disgrace. Saki and Valkyria Chronicles are mediocre series at best and Pandora Hearts which is one of the best shows of the year is nowhere to be seen. And then people complain why there are so many shity shows out there. Well if crap like Saki and Valkyria are still gonna be popular, why improve. Really pathetic.
I lol'd.

Oct 8, 2009 9:33 PM by HawthorneKitty

I'm glad for Bakemonogatari being first.
And at least CANAAN and Umineko's in the top 5.
Totally didn't think DBK will be up there.

Railgun... It did start off well but I'll have to see later on.
Inuyasha... hmm...

Oct 8, 2009 9:05 PM by CreamyVelvet

This poll is a disgrace. Saki and Valkyria Chronicles are mediocre series at best and Pandora Hearts which is one of the best shows of the year is nowhere to be seen. And then people complain why there are so many shity shows out there. Well if crap like Saki and Valkyria are still gonna be popular, why improve. Really pathetic.

Oct 8, 2009 8:08 PM by Neji

yay i guess... darnit i didnt want bakemonogatari to be first..

Oct 8, 2009 7:26 PM by cyan_04

Spice and Wolf 2 skipped a novel and basically was jsut setting up for the interesting bits in teh novels... so meh

Oct 8, 2009 7:25 PM by BasakaNZ

guyklc said:
Spice and Wolf failing to meet expectations kind of surprised me, even though I didn't like it. It just seemed like people here on MAL are still crazy about Spice and Wolf II.
Well, regardless of expectations, it is a very popular series. Of course you are still going to see a lot of people who liked it.

Oct 8, 2009 7:03 PM by Defiance

Spice and Wolf failing to meet expectations kind of surprised me, even though I didn't like it. It just seemed like people here on MAL are still crazy about Spice and Wolf II.

As for people having high expectations for Seitokai no Ichizon... well, all I can say is I do too. What can I say? The first episode had me laughing the entire time.

FMA being on the top ten did not surprise me at all, even though I put the series on hold twice. Popular anime remains popular (but imo, first season >>>> second season of FMA)

Oct 8, 2009 6:58 PM by guyklc

Bakemonogatari? wow...serious... but this anime trully deserves the place.
Didn't watch Saki, so i can't really judge bout that. At least FMA is in the top three.

Surprisingly, CANAAN gives a tough competition as well.

The expectation list was way off, there's no way spice and wolf can win....glad that it was totally wrong.
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For the autumn titles, to have railgun in the first place, that sounds awesome. But i rather have fairy tale. Anyway, anything can go wrong.


Eii, we might be having kimi ni todoke inside the list.

Oct 8, 2009 6:45 PM by VEE

[fanboy]What!? Kimi ni Todoke isn't in the expectations for top 10!?[/fanboy]

Oct 8, 2009 5:16 PM by HawthorneKitty

Tokyo Magnitude at 9th (with Saki, Valkyria Chronicles, GA, and Dragon Ball ahead of it...?) and Kimi ni Todoke's not even on the top ten for expectations? Disappointing

Oct 8, 2009 5:12 PM by shadowraze

Hmm, that's pretty interesting.

Oct 8, 2009 3:15 PM by CDRW

saka said:
qwerty_ said:
Mine: really, Japan? CANAAN? Umineko?

Beatrice will kill you in your sleep.


Will, at least the ANIME is really disappoint. If your comment is serious [who knows?], of course.

Oct 8, 2009 3:14 PM by qwertybr

FALL expectation = KIMI NI TODOKE too :)

Oct 8, 2009 3:05 PM by Kurini

BitchMaster said:
The heck? When To Aru main version was aired, it got shitty ratings and now a spin-off got higher ones? That just showed any show with a Tsundere, petanko gal + another petanko, lesbo gal= WIN in Japan, no matter how bad the plot is <_<


You're making an incorrect assumption here. While opinions weren't positive across the board, Index did quite well with the Japanese audience (got fifth place, just behind Kannagi in Dengeki.com's Autumn 2008 satisfaction ranking), so it was ultimately a success.

Shitty ratings with non-Japanese are irrelevant since the novels would be considered shitty too. On the other hand, Japanese who like the novels (and it's a popular series) are probably okay with an anime adaptation that has the same problems.

Oct 8, 2009 1:51 PM by TJR

Bakemonogatariiiii~

and yay FMA: Brotherhood.:)

Oct 8, 2009 1:44 PM by Shancakeschan

dtshyk said:

*5, Seitokai no Ichizon

Just when I thought Japan had taste...

Oct 8, 2009 1:38 PM by Edgey

The heck? When To Aru main version was aired, it got shitty ratings and now a spin-off got higher ones? That just showed any show with a Tsundere, petanko gal + another petanko, lesbo gal= WIN in Japan, no matter how bad the plot is <_<

Oct 8, 2009 1:11 PM by BitchMaster

I definitly agree with top 5 (results). I thought Phantom would've ended ranked higher than 10 although it still went up 2 spots.

Oct 8, 2009 12:36 PM by Tyranid5