Results Are In – Your Choice For Best Anime of Summer 2019

Summer has been a hot season as far as anime go and I have to thank everyone who voted. 300 votes of the best of the season and now it is time to announce what you have chosen. The vote was incredibly close for the first couple of weeks but the final week saw the top pick race ahead. After that all the next couple of titles could do is scramble for second place. Still, it was interesting seeing how the order changed after final episodes aired.

Earlier I released my picks for the season but this post is all about the readers. Remember the top 3 choices will go into the best of the year poll. So, without further delay, lets get to the results.

One Vote

Yami Shibai 7

Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator

Maou-Sama Retry

Isekai Cheat Magician

Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note

Two Votes

Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan

Okaasan Online

The One’s Within

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 2

Arifureta

Three Votes

Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV

UCHINOKO

Cop Craft

Tejina Senpai

Four Votes

Machikado Mazoku

To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts

Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka?

Five Votes

Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?

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Seven Votes

Granbelm

Joshikousei no Mudazukai

DanMachi Season 2

Nine Votes

Carole and Tuesday

Fourteen Votes

Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.

Fifteen Votes

Fire Force

Nineteen Votes

Dr Stone

Twenty-Five Votes

Vinland Saga

Thirty-One Votes

Fruits Basket

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Top 3 – Going Into The Best of the Year Poll

33 Votes – Given
I’m surprised this one did so well in the reader’s poll. It didn’t seem to be getting a lot of coverage throughout the season. Though, given it was my pick of the season, I’m really glad it will at least get to have a run at being the best of the year. It is unlikely to win, but it is great that it got nominated. Seriously, this one isn’t just good for a BL, it is a great drama anime. Well worth the watch and if you gave it a pass because of the BL label definitely go back and give it a go.

36 Votes – Kanata No Astra
Having finally had a chance to watch the final two episodes I am genuinely in awe of how good the story to this one ended up. It never over-reached or tried to be too ambitious, the characters continued to develop in logical ways, and all and all this one was just a fun watch from start to finish with the right mixture of humour and tension. I would not hesitate to recommend it and hopefully more people get a chance to see it before the end of the year.

BEST OF THE SEASON

53 Votes – Demon Slayer
For a long time in this vote, Demon Slayer was more or less tied with Kanata no Astra and Given. However, the last week saw a run of votes and it raced ahead. I will admit, this seems to the anime that the largest number of people have been following and talking about and most people seem to enjoy it even if it isn’t their favourite, so that is likely where it picked up a lot of extra votes as people could pick up to three titles and this one would have had the most cross-over. Whichever way, it was already going into the poll for best of the year from last season, however if this vote is any indication, the other titles will need to work hard to stay in contention. This is by far the largest winning margin ever.

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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11 thoughts on “Results Are In – Your Choice For Best Anime of Summer 2019

  1. I personally dropped Fire Force and went off Demon Slayer in a big way when it got silly around the halfway mark so I can’t say I am in league with the general consensus on those two shows. I actually expected either Vinland Saga or Dr. Stone to win, which I would have happily endorsed. 😛

    My choice got more votes than I thought it would which is something I guess. I’ve actually just started watching Given and whilst a bit slow, I’m enjoying it more than many of the other titles from this season.

  2. *cries in MIX*

    My personal top three are Astra at #3, Fruits at #2 and MIX at #1. They were the only 3 shows that I sat down to instantly watch every single week.

    1. I was a little surprised that Given held on to the top 3. As much as I thought it was fantastic, there wasn’t as much chatter around it as some of the other shows so I was genuinely surprised it did so well.

  3. Glad to see so many votes!

    I was a little surprised to see Fruits Basket wasn’t in the top 3 — that is, until I read the top 3. I haven’t followed Given, but your collab reviews with Irina spoke highly of it. Astra and Demon Slayer? Well, they were both really something.

    I’m curious to see how the Best of the Year poll goes. There’re some really strong contenders this year, and we still have another season to go!

    1. Fruits Basket will still be in the best of the year poll as it came second during the spring vote, but I was also surprised it didn’t make the top 3. Then again, I couldn’t have voted for it over Astra or Given. Demon Slayer was never going to get bumped from the top 3, particularly after it got that run of votes. I am really surprised at how far ahead it got given there was only one vote splitting those top 3 for the first two weeks of voting.

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