Can I just say thank-you to everyone who has already voted?
300 votes in the Best of Winter 2019 poll. That’s amazing. Compare that to Best of Autumn 2018 which only received 157 votes. I’m really looking forward to revealing the results of the poll on the 1st of April.
So, last chance to vote and have your say.
Remember this is about which anime you enjoyed the most this Winter season and you can pick up to three for those who can’t decide.
The top 3 choices will go into the reader’s poll for best of the year at the end of the year.
Please vote, please share, and check in on the 1st of April for the results.
We are down to the final five days to get your vote in. And there’s now a clear distinction between the front of the pack and the rest. Still, the top 3 anime chosen in this poll will go into the anime of the year poll at the end of the year so even if your favourite doesn’t take the top spot, it could be in with a chance later in the year when more people have had the chance to see it.
As the Winter shows draw to a close it is time to ask yourself what your favourites have been. This isn’t about technical proficiency but about pure enjoyment as a viewer and what you have wanted to talk with your friends about. Which anime did you eagerly anticipate each week and which are you sad to see ending?
Choose up to three and have your say. The poll will close March 30 with results out (hopefully) on the 1st of April.
Previously, the biggest voter turn out for one of these best of the season polls was 178 votes. Winter 2019 has already passed that with 8 days still to vote. 231 votes in already and while first place seems decided, the second and third place positions (both of which will go into the running for Anime of the Year at the end of the year) are tightly contested with three titles continually switching positions as votes come in and a number of outliers are coming up and might just manage to snag a placement.
What that means is, you should definitely vote.
Remember, this is not a vote for technical best anime or anything like that. I just want to know what my readers liked the most this season. You can pick up to three titles to vote for and while that is making it hard for some readers, I think it takes the pressure off those of us trying to weigh up the different genres we watch where different anime are doing different things well and appealing for different reasons.
If you’d like to share your picks, let us know in the comments below. I’d also love to know what you think the worst anime of the season is.
Thanks again to everyone who voted and be sure to share.
There’s plenty of good shows this season, lots of okay ones, and a few that have just missed the mark, but it is time to choose your favourite from the season.
Remember, the top 3 from this poll will go into the best of the year poll at the end of the year so if you think we’ve got an AOTY contender, make sure you vote for it right now.
You can pick up to three titles, and this isn’t about technical perfection. This is the anime you enjoyed the most this season. I want to know what my readers have loved from the season. However, if you want to tell me what you haven’t liked so much or which anime is the worst that you’ve kept watching, be sure to leave me a comment or message on twitter.
The poll will close March 30 so be sure to have your say and share. The more the merrier.
Here we are closing in on the end of a season. Okay, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime already ended the actual story. That caught me off guard.
That means it is time for you to have your say on your favourite shows of the season.
It is a nice simple process. Just pick your three favourite shows from the season and vote below. Don’t see your favourite, write it in. And then, share the post so more people can have their say.
Given it went well last year, I’ll be taking the top three shows from this season and at the end of the year they will go head to head with the winners of each season’s poll to decide the anime of the year.
Now those of you wondering what happened to the worst of the season poll, I’ve decided not to run those in 2019. Most people tend to just drop shows they don’t like anyway. But, I’d still love it if you would share your pick for worst of the season and your reason in the comments or @ me on Twitter and if I get enough of these I can put together a round up of thoughts on the worst anime of the Winter 2019 season.
With 12 titles going head to head, the top 3 anime from each season, it was always going to be a close race. With a day to go the top 4 were within 4 votes of one another. Then there was a last minute rush and the top 2 titles kind of took off.
Thanks to everyone who voted and who shared the link. I do think I’m going to keep this format next year of only including the top 3 series of each season in the final poll as it makes the final poll far more manageable.
But for now, let’s announce winners.
Tied for third place, with 13 votes each, we have March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 and My Hero Academia season 3.
I was really pleased that March performed so well given it isn’t an anime that gets mentioned a lot. That said I absolutely love it and feel it definitely deserves a place among the top of 2018. My Hero Academia it is far easier to understand why this one got voted up and while season 3 wasn’t my favourite, it is still overall a fairly solid story.
In second place we have Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai with 19 votes, only one vote away from winning.
This one was clearly always going to do well in the poll having been talked about at length during the Autumn season and having only just ended it was fresh in everyone’s minds. A very quality anime and well deserving of the mention.
However, that leaves us with the anime of the year.
And it is Sora Yori Mo Tooi Basho or A Place Further Than The Universe with 20 votes.
Now this was an anime I didn’t really get into and ended up dropping two episodes in. I did go back after in won best of the season and tried to watch it again. It really isn’t my kind of show. That said, it is fairly clear what the appeal of this title is and if you didn’t watch any anime last year this is an excellent starting point.
Thanks again to everyone who voted, the full results are below, and we’ll be back again at the end of the winter season to start shortlisting for 2019.