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

Fall Best of

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.


One Vote

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

Mairimashita! Iruma-Kun

Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo

Psycho Pass Season 3

Grandblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2

High Score Girl 2


Two Votes

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.

Fire Force

Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!

Africa no Salaryman

Ahiru no Sora

Food Wars Season 4


Three Votes

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


Four Votes

I never did get around to starting the second season of this.

Kono Oto Tomare Season 2

Kono Oto Tomare Season 2

Five Votes

Another anime fighting for longest additional subtitles. This franchise just keeps on going.

Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia

Fate Grand Order Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia

Six Votes

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

Cautious Hero


Seven Votes

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

Hero4 10d

Eight Votes

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


Eleven Votes

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.



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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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



Three Votes

Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV


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?


Seven Votes


Joshikousei no Mudazukai

DanMachi Season 2


Nine Votes

Carole and Tuesday


Fourteen Votes

Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.


Fifteen Votes

Fire Force

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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.



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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Karandi James

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