Most of the 2020 Winter anime had broadcast their first episode, and the lineup of interesting titles are suitable with the start of the 2020s.
Previously, Anime!Anime! had conducted a reader survey on “What’s your most anticipated 2020 winter anime?”, and we believe that there are some changes in readers’ opinion after the broadcast had started. Among those anime, which anime is your favorite as of January?
So, Anime! Anime! had conducted a reader survey on “What’s your “currently” most favorite 2020 winter anime?”, receiving a total of 309 answers from Jan. 24 Jan. 31. The gender ratio was split almost equally the same. As for the age groups, 35% of the readers who answered were below 19, while 30% were in their twenties; an overall young readership.
■Anime from various genres such as comedy, fantasy, school life, etc are ranked in!
1st place is “Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP (Season 4)” and the support rating is approximately 12%.
In the most anticipated survey, the latest “Haikyuu!!” series had also taken the top place. There were a lot of comments regarding the growth of the characters such as “It makes me want to support them as training and lessons toward the national tournament await them. I am looking forward to the growth of Hinata, Kageyama, and their friends.”
2nd place is “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die”. The support rating is approximately 7% and it had ranked up from 10th place in the most anticipated survey.
This is a comedy idol anime depicting the protagonist supporting the underground idol members with her life. We had received comments that share the same feeling as the protagonist such as “Despite it being an idol anime, this is my first time seeing an anime where the focus is on the otaku that supports the idol. As the idols are really cute, the viewer can support them together with the protagonist.”, and “I want to be friend with Eripiyo-san, she is so cute when she is supporting Maina-chan”.
3rd place is “Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun”. The support rating is approximately 6% and it had ranked up from 4th place in the most anticipated survey.
This anime is a comedy based on the school ghost stories of the female toilet. The main character, Hanako-kun is quite popular and it had received comments such as “I liked the fact that he will listen to our problem properly despite in a sloppy manner!”, and ” I Like Ogata Megumi who voiced Hanako-kun”.
Based on only the male votes, the 1st place is “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die”, while the 2nd place is a tie between “Asteroid in Love” and “Neko Paradise”. For the female- only votes, the 1st place is Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP”, the 2nd place is “Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun”, and the 3rd place is “Uchi Tama?! Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?”.
Regarding “Asteroid in Love”: “The stargazing scene was amazing. It’s so romantic when you look at the stars in the night through the astronomical telescope.
Regarding “Neko Paradise”: “it gathers cute and good characters (cats) which make me feel at ease after watching it!”
Regarding “Uchi Tama?! Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?”, we have received comments such as “The gentle yet warm story is so interesting and I am healed by it. Their animal appearance and personification appearance are both cute”.
■Let’s introduce other comments!!
Regarding “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!”: “I am surprised every time by their detailed drawing on the animation production process! The habits of the character are so interesting!”
Regarding “BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.”: “I think the most interesting part is the protagonists’ pure intention in playing the game. It makes me want to play it after watching it!”
Regarding “Interspecies Reviewers”: “The main theme song ‘Sukebe ga Daisuki♪’ said it all” and “This is my favorite anime for this season among all the others”. The commentary shows that votes were received for various titles.
New anime series had also entered the midpoint. Let’s see what sort of developments await us!
■Top 20 Ranking
[What’s your “currently” most favorite 2020 winter anime?]
1st place: “Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP (Season 4)”
2nd place: “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die”
3rd place: “Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun”
4th place: “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!”
5th place: “BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.”
6th place: “Uchi Tama?! Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?”
7th place: “Asteroid in Love”
7th place: “Neko Paradise”
7th place: “Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden”
10th place: “In/Spectre”
10th place: “Hentatsu”
12th place: “Infinite Dendrogram”
12th place: “Dorohedoro”
12th place: “A Destructive God Sits Next to Me”
15th place: “Interspecies Reviewers”
15th place: “BanG Dream! 3rd Season”
17th place: “A3! SEASON SPRING ＆ SUMMER”
17th place: “Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga”
19th place: “Somali and the Forest Spirit”
19th place: “22/7”
(Survey Period: Jan. 24 ~ Jan. 31, 2020)