The Spring 2014 anime season is now over and done as the red hot titles from Summer 2014 have now taken over. But which of those Spring 2014 anime was the most interesting? Japanese entertainment website UrePia sought to find out and asked people online which series did they think was the season’s very best.
After a voting period which lasted from July 5 – 19, 2014, here is what those people had to say:
18, 19, 20) Baby Steps, Nanana’s Buried Treasure, and Captain Earth (Three-way tie): 0.4%
17) If Her Flag Breaks (Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara): o.56%
16) Soul Eater Not!: 0.79%
15) Chaika The Coffin Princess: 1.43%
14) Mangaka-san to Assistant-san: 1.51%
13) Brunhildr in the Darkness: 1.59%
12) Mekaku City Actors: 2.14%
11) Black Bullet: 2.85%
10) The Irregular At Magic High School : 3.01%
9) Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders: 5.0%
8) Others (Dragon Ball Z Kai, Daimedaler, Kamigami no Asobi, Still the World is Beautiful, etc): 6.34%
7) Ping Pong The Animation: 6.74%
5, 6) Haikyuu!: 8.56%
5,6) Knights of Sidonia: 8.56%
4) Is the Order A Rabbit?: 9.52%
3) One Week Friends: 11.02%
2) Love Live!: 13.24%
1) No Game, No Life: 15.94%
While favorites The Irregular At Magic High School, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Mekaku City Actors did not rank quite as high as expected, No Game, No Life proved its dominance by taking the top spot with its great story-telling and lovable characters. Fan-favorite Love Live! meanwhile ranked high as usual by taking the number 2 spot and One Week Friends proved that the series being one of the season’s top anime is no fluke at all.
Is The Order a Rabbit? meanwhile proves that moe is still a force to be reckoned with in Japan by taking the #4 spot while Haikyuu! and Knights of Sidonia, which tied for 5th and 6th, complete the top 5. But the biggest surprise may be the #7 ranked Ping Pong the Animation which has beaten big names like The Irregular At Magic High School, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Mekaku City Actors. Chaika, which proved to be one of the season’s most popular (and memetic) anime meanwhile got the obscure rank of #15.
Urepia ranks the Top 20 most interesting anime from Spring 2014