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.
Yami Shibai 7
Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator
Isekai Cheat Magician
Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note
Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan
The One’s Within
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 2
Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV
To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka?
Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?
Joshikousei no Mudazukai
DanMachi Season 2
Carole and Tuesday
Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.
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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