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

by dtshyk
Jan 14, 2010 8:24 AM | 70 Comments
Dengeki Online released the results of the anime fans' votes on the best anime aired this autumn and the most aniticipated anime to be aired this winter. The vote was carried out from December 24th - January 6th.

"Satisfaction" Ranking for Autumn Titles in 2009 (expectation ranks are in parentheses)
*1, (*1) Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
*2, (*8) Nyan Koi!
*3, (*2) Darker than BLACK - Ryuusei no Gemini
*4, (19) Sora no Otoshimono
*5, (**) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
*6, (18) Kimi ni Todoke
*7, (**) Dragon Ball Kai
*8, (*5) Seitokai no Ichizon
*9, (**) Umineko no Naku Koro ni
10, (16) Tentai Senshi Sunred 2

ref."Expectation" Ranking for Autumn Titles in 2009

"Expectation" Ranking for Winter Titles in 2010
*1, Hidamari Sketch x ☆☆☆
*2, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
*3, Durarara!!
*4, Nodame Cantabile Finale
*5, Ookami Kakushi
*6, Ladies versus Butlers!
*7, Katanagatari
*8, So・Ra・No・Wo・To
*9, Gyagu Manga Biyori +
10, Cobra the Animation

Source: Dengeki

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My favorite anime gaining high ranking? That's great. I was sad how the moment I changed the anime on my list to complete, one of the thread was discussing how much it sucked. But, now I can proudly claim that their opinion is only a minority and more people liked it with me.

Apr 11, 2010 7:51 PM by whiteday26

Cheonyu said:
Kimi ni Todoke should have been in the top 3 ....

+ why is durarara!! only *3? It's the best anime in the whole winter season. >.<

because it's only new. plus it doesn't have the younger people as an audience because it's more mature. i imagine though, that it'll get higher on the list.

Mar 27, 2010 8:28 PM by simo000

Gyagu Manga Biyori + is a bit low....I guess not everyone like this anime
Katanagatari is not even in the list....so sad
smokes said:
i dont understand how can anybody watch Kimi no Todoke -_-

FMA/durara pwn <3
I think Kimi ni todoke is just a bit overrate due this its good start...I am not sure this anime is even worth re-watch or not.

Mar 27, 2010 7:43 PM by MorningGlory

This goes to show that Japan like to much on action than too much dramatic scene!! Same to most of the anime fans here~~~

As for me, I always rate the anime based on how well the story develop and how entertaining it is....
So don't you dare flame me if my anime list for 2009 is unfair, different people have their own different taste.
1) Kimi ni Todoke
2) To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
3) Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
4) Durarara!
5) Nyan Koi
6) Bakemonogatari

Mar 20, 2010 11:16 PM by ShoutaAzuma

Jeez at all the flaming. It was an EXPECTATION and SATISFACTION ranking. How serious do you have to get about some ranking that's half based on feelings?

Although I personally thought DtB S2 wasn't that good, other than being a sequel.
Lots of ppl say Hidamari's good, but since I don't really enjoy loli comedy, something like Lucky Star? Not sure if I'll ever start on the FIRST season of Hidamari. I like Gintama comedy though.

But it really seems that Japan likes funny anime, which is probably better when you don't need to read subs half the time.

Feb 28, 2010 1:47 AM by KJacket

i dont understand how can anybody watch Kimi no Todoke -_-

FMA/durara pwn <3

Feb 22, 2010 2:58 AM by smokes

Kimi ni Todoke should have been in the top 3 ....

+ why is durarara!! only *3? It's the best anime in the whole winter season. >.<

Feb 22, 2010 12:19 AM by Cheonyu

Haha, you tard, I've been watching it for longer than you've been alive.

Get a clue.

Feb 10, 2010 1:24 PM by META_BODY

wow...youre not even worth talking to

please, dont even respond.
watch anime for ten more years and then see if youre able to know whats good anime

Feb 10, 2010 1:18 PM by kaena

kaena said:
i wouldnt be talking
your tastes fail even more

Haha okay. These words from a such a generic weeaboo wound me so.

Feb 9, 2010 10:57 PM by META_BODY

I think the ratings show a weak season of Anime in Japan, as well as that I'm completely out of touch with what the Japanese enjoy.

I've noticed that Index/Railgun has quite the following and DtB's first season was quite well received and there is a somewhat large fanbase for that studio's work. With a general lack of any competition in their niches it makes sense that they came in so high, though I personally don't agree with it at all.

Feb 9, 2010 10:31 PM by vanaheimr

antitype said:
kaena said:
if you are laughing cuz you think im correct, then im glad someone knows anime
if you are laughing cuz you think im wrong, then you need to review what good anime is

You don't know good anime, going by your favorites and ratings, weeaboo.

Pipe down.


i wouldnt be talking
your tastes fail even more

Feb 9, 2010 8:47 PM by kaena

antitype said:
guyklc said:
Why the hell should the otaku industry satisfy YOU?

Nerd rage much?

People who want good anime will buy good anime (at reasonable prices), and probably see this "otaku industry" (or w/e) you speak of as something quite unrelated to their own interests—doesn't mean they can't express their distaste. But hey, your wallet speaks louder than our words, capitalist cliché.


It's all dictated by supply and demand. It doesn't matter if capitalism is cliche, but that's how it works (especially in Japan). Rant and rage all you want, but unless the otakus decide to change their habits, it's not going to change anything.

I was a firm supporter of Haruhi franchise until the endless eight garbage. I took action by boycotting all future Haruhi goods. Unfortunately, fanboys still buy Haruhi goods in Japan. It shocks me, but what else can I do?

Feb 5, 2010 10:26 PM by guyklc

Umineko huh..it was good but I expected something better esp in terms of characters. Battler was a terrible lead char.. Shannon, Jessica, Kanon and George were annoying and forgettable.

Feb 5, 2010 9:49 PM by AlexSadist-sama

guyklc said:
Why the hell should the otaku industry satisfy YOU?

Nerd rage much?

People who want good anime will buy good anime (at reasonable prices), and probably see this "otaku industry" (or w/e) you speak of as something quite unrelated to their own interests—doesn't mean they can't express their distaste. But hey, your wallet speaks louder than our words, capitalist cliché.

Feb 5, 2010 9:44 PM by META_BODY

The otaku industry does not exist to serve people outside of Japan. In fact, I'm willing to bet many who whine and bitch about "moe" anime or w/e and long for the good old days of LOGH or w/e don't even support the anime industry. If you don't support the anime industry financially, then why the hell do YOUR opinions matter? Why the hell should the otaku industry satisfy YOU?

Anyways, good list for satisfaction and expectations, I guess. I wish DTB ranked higher, but second season definitely was not as good as the first season. Yay for Hidamari, though. So far, it's definitely looking pretty good. I applaud Hidamari for being able to be consistent for three seasons (not an easy thing to do), so even if it does not end up being number 1 for the season, it should still rank out the top.

Feb 5, 2010 6:46 PM by guyklc

Quite surprised to see Railgun at the top since it wasn't great (or even good at times) and it was highly anticipated. I personally can't stand Nyan, and Darker than Black doesn't interest me so I won't comment on it. Sora no Otoshimono was great, so I personally love seeing it ranked so high.

As for the Winter anime... considering a lot of the shows I've seen so far haven't caught my attention, i was interested in seeing what this list would entale. Loving Hidamari at the top though that means it will be ripped at the end (that seemed to be the trend last year at least), and Baka up there is pretty good as well. Interesting list, lets see how it ends up in April.

Jan 16, 2010 8:55 PM by hellfiredragon

radiantfire said:
What I was addressing was the fact that you two place your preference above a group of people who do not share the same preference as you two.


It's not a matter of preference. I don't like many anime and I can objectively find merit in them. I don't like Rurouni Kenshin's OAVs which are ranked extremely high on MAL. I can see the quality of these OAVs simply because its weight story, animation and character-wise is certainly higher than that found in other series, for example, the Queen's Blade series, which I love but am quite aware is terrible.

Now what was that you were saying about subjectivity again?

radiantfire said:
It is a conceited attitude - one that certainly has no place here at MAL.


You are basically telling me that you don't think I should sit at your table in the cafeteria. It's too bad you don't own the table nor is there a sign on it that says I cannot sit there just because I think spaghetti is a better lunch than processed creamed corn.

Also, this:

YoungVagabond said:
You're saying that someone else's opinion (that Kimi no Todoke deserves to be number one, or that otaku have taste governed by things outside of pure quality) is "fail".

I don't know; sounds pretty elitist to me.

Personally, I don't have a problem with elitism. If there was no elitism, then the only logical conclusion is that "Mars of Destruction" is every bit as great of an anime as "Cowboy Bebop".

However, since you do have an issue with this, it bears pointing out that you're guilty of the exact same behavior.

Jan 16, 2010 4:46 PM by tehnominator

Wow... few things are going on there. Maybe not few.

Start of all is basically this;

Generalising leads to comments full of fail. :O


Meh, then, there is nothing I can do now. Everything is clear that those are the one that started all this 'not so laughable' posts; not tehnominator's personal opinion. Calm down mates. There was so much better words than 'fail'. I mean, that's not even a proper rebuttal. Just because you don't think that's right, it doesn't mean that claim is fail..



*Can't say anything since I haven't since Railgun. Eh.

Jan 16, 2010 1:45 AM by ringoo4

YoungVagabond said:
Personally, I don't have a problem with elitism. If there was no elitism, then the only logical conclusion is that "Mars of Destruction" is every bit as great of an anime as "Cowboy Bebop".

I know you and I have clashed, but you're speaking nothing but the truth in that post. And honestly, I feel like the word "elitist" is being thrown around way too much when what it really means here is... critical, knowledgeable, tasteful, etc. Interested in art, and not just the tropes or fetishes that fans find comfortable in popular, marketable anime.

Jan 15, 2010 11:44 PM by META_BODY

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