Otaku USA Magazine
Japanese Fans Rank the Best Anime to Watch in Spring

Spring animeThe birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and us otaku are… well, let’s not kid ourselves, folks: we’re at home watching anime regardless of what’s going on outside. Still, if you want to add a bit of seasonal flair to your viewing, check out this list from Charapedia, in which Japanese fans have chosen the springiest anime:

20. 5 Centimeters Per Second
19. Is the Order a Rabbit?
18. Hanasaku Iroha
17. Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
16. Ouran High School Host Club
15. Shirokuma Cafe
14. Love Live!
13. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
12. March Comes in Like a Lion
11. Gintama
10. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
9. Kimi ni Todoke
8. Hyoka
7. Tada Never Falls in Love
6. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
5. K-On!
4. Clannad
3. Card Captor Sakura
2. Hakuoki
1. Your Lie in April

Some of these choices are pretty obvious (with March or April right there in the title) while others have a fresh, lighthearted feeling. Lots of romance, too, of course. And, as always with these polls, some jokesters just picked their favorite anime. Come on, guys, this is serious stuff!

What anime series remind you of spring?

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.