Otaku USA Magazine
Japanese Fans Choose the Spring 2017 Anime Worth Watching
New series Eromanga Sensei came in at #3.

With about a billion shows to choose from each season, it can be tough to zero in on the good stuff. One strategy we’re big fans of here over at OUSA HQ is to wait a few weeks and see which series folks are digging. We call it the “let other people do the work” method.

This week the role of “other people” is played by Japanese readers of polling masters Charapedia, who’ve asked their readers to rank the spring 2017 anime they’re still happily watching. Let’s check out which series have been hits so far this season.

20. Alice & Zoroku
19. The Laughing Salesman NEW
18. Sagrada Reset
17. Tsukigakirei
16. Rin-ne
15. Anonymous Noise
14. Hinako Note
13. The Eccentric Family 2
12. Sakura Quest
11. Kenka Bancho Otome -Girl Beats Boys-
10. The Royal Tutor
9. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
8. Re:Creators
7. Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat
6. Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
5. Star-Myu
4. My Hero Academia
3. Eromanga Sensei
2. Natsume’s Book of Friends
1. Attack on Titan Season 2

No huge surprises in either the number one or two spot, both continuations to popular series. The highest-ranked new series in the mix is Eromanga Sensei, based on the light novel series by Tsukasa Fushimi, creator of Oreimo.

Other high-ranked new series include Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor, Re:Creators and The Royal Tutor, while the rest of the top 10 is filled up with sequels.

What series are you keeping up with this season?

Source: Charapedia

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.