Otaku USA Magazine
2channel Anime Fans Rank the Best Anime of 2016

You didn’t think we’d leave you with just one best-of-2016 list, did you?

We couldn’t resist posting this list for a couple reasons: one, it was voted on by users of 2channel, or 2ch for short, perhaps the most hardcore otaku on the net. Secondly, it’s quite different from the best-of list published a week ago by video streaming site Niconico, showing the gap between these two sites’ respective users.

Enough with the ‘splainin’: let’s check it out.

20. Joker Game
19. Drifters
17. Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
17. Haikyu!
16. This Art Club Has a Problem!
15. Flip Flappers
14. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
13. Active Raid
12. Kuromukuro
11. New Game!
10. Yuri on Ice
9. Mob Psycho 100
7. Flying Witch
7. Scorching Ping Pong Girls
6. Keijo!!!!!!!!
5. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
4. Erased
3. Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-
2. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World
1. Sound! Euphonium 2

By comparison, the top five series on the Niconico list were (from fifth to first place) Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Yuri on Ice, KonoSuba, Re:Zero and JoJo’s. Many readers of this site who were baffled Erased came in at 17 on that list are no doubt a bit happier with this one.

2ch or Niconico: which list is better?

Source: Yaraon

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.