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Japanese Fans Rank 2016’s Best TV Anime

Most folks agree 2016 was a pretty lousy year in general, but it did bring us some nice anime series. Readers of Japanese site Niconico were asked to choose their favorite anime of the year, and site published the top 20 results Tuesday:

19 (tie). Active Raid
19 (tie). www.working!!
19 (tie). Occultic;Nine
17 (tie). Love Live! Sunshine
17 (tie). Erased
16. Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
15. March Comes in Like a Lion
14. Flying Witch
13. Keijo!!!!!!!!
11 (tie). Mob Psycho 100
11 (tie). Fate/kaleid liner
9. Drifters
8. New Game!
7. Mr. Osomatsu
6. Gate
5. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
4. Yuri on Ice
3. KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!!
2. Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World
1. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

Interestingly, when the lists are split into male and female votes, Yuri on Ice was the number one show among women, while Re:Zero came in first among men.

Does this list look anything like yours? Tell us your favorite shows of the year below.

Source: ANN

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.