Fall/Autumn has been a weird anime season. Not because of the anime. That’s been perfectly normal with plenty of solid shows, some middling ones, and some that have been iffy to dodgy. No, the community has been a bit weird largely because so many of us didn’t really get to watch much this season or were a little distracted by life. That really showed in the vote with this being the lowest number of votes for a seasonal favourite for a long time on the blog. Still, we do have a winner.
The top 3 of which are going to go into the best of the year poll which will open tomorrow.
There’s a lot of sequels this season that got a small bit of love in the vote. That said, these titles fared better than those that received no votes.
Fairy Gone Season 2
Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo
Psycho Pass Season 3
Grandblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2
High Score Girl 2
Still going strong 4 seasons along and Food Wars is still topping some people’s lists, but its joined by a very mixed group of anime from shounen, isekai, comedy and sport.
Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!
Africa no Salaryman
Ahiru no Sora
Food Wars Season 4
Top competitors for shortest name and title with most subtitles after it, these two clearly have some loyal fans out there.
Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld
I never did get around to starting the second season of this.
Kono Oto Tomare Season 2
Another anime fighting for longest additional subtitles. This franchise just keeps on going.
Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia
At six votes each it is a battle of the isekai. Do you like your isekai protagonist to be a cute bookworm or a paranoid hero?
Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen
The only thing surprising here is how low My Hero Academia ended up. Then again, the season hasn’t got off to a great start and it isn’t finished yet. I’ll be interested to see where it is at the end of next season.
Hoshiai no Sora
My Hero Academia Season 4
While the season end might have been a bit of a fizzle, this was fairly entertaining to watch and at least felt like it had its own tone and story to tell. I’m looking forward to its return in 2020.
No Guns Life
I’d love to watch this one but I don’t have the access at this point. Still, definitely on my future watch list.
Top 3 – Going Into The Best of the Year Poll
12 Votes – Chihayafuru 3
Given the acclaim of the first two seasons I wasn’t surprised to see this one jump into the top 3. That said, the whole franchise is still on my to be watched list and I just haven’t gotten to it yet so I don’t have a lot else to say.
15 Votes – Vinland Saga
Another anime I can’t yet access but it is on my watch list. The buzz around this one has been strong since it began so I was unsurprised to see it hold strong in the top 3 in the poll.
BEST OF THE SEASON
17 Votes – Dr Stone
Dr Stone was definitely a slow burn in the beginning but as the poll shows, patience was rewarded this time around as the second cour of the anime really grabbed viewers. I’m not a big fan of telling people stuff gets better so they should keep watching it, but in the case of Dr Stone I really am glad I stuck around and I’m thrilled that this topped the reader poll and made it into the final vote.
Definitely curious as to what you think. Did the title you voted for make the top 3? Leave us your comment below.
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