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Nico Nico Users Rank Most Anticipated Winter 2016 Anime Shows

Nico Nico Douga recently polled their readers, asking about what winter 2016 anime they’re most looking forward to. As these shows start to gear up for air, let’s check out what they picked, shall we?

10. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
9. Dimension W
8. Girls Beyond the Wasteland
6. Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue
5. Myriad Colors Phantom World
4. Dagashikashi
3. Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū
2. Ajin
1. Erased (Boku dake ga inai Machi)

Interestingly, as ANN points out, this list is totally different from a similar one Charapedia published back in December. Between this list and that list’s top ten, only Ajin, Dagashikashi and Erased (known in Japanese as Boku dake ga inai Machi) even overlap.

One key difference: it looks like Nico Nico didn’t allow sequels. Some of the highest ranking shows on Charapedia’s list included additional seasons of Assassination Classroom, Gate, Durarara, Show White with the Red Hair and Fairy Tail.

Demographics might’ve played a part too: Nico Nico’s list was chosen by 84.1% men, while Charapedia’s was a more even gender breakdown, with men making up 47%.

Still, it’s good to get an alternate perspective and even more shows to get hyped up about.

Source: ANN

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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.