Since last year, news around Kyoto Animation often stems around the horror it experienced in its arson attack and how it’s working to rebuild. But here’s a story that’s a bit more cheerful: A Japanese survey sought to figure out fans’ most beloved KyoAni works, so now we have a top 10 Kyoto Animation countdown.
The survey, according to SoraNews24, was completed by Voice Note and consisted of surveying 200 people in Japan. The survey was done to coincide with the release of Violet Evergarden the Movie, the followup of the TV anime series and spinoff movie Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll.
Lucky Star was in the number ten spot.
Clannad: After Story took nine.
Nichijou was number eight.
Full Metal Panic! took spot seven.
Free! was six.
Sound! Euphonium took the fifth spot.
Hyouka nabbed number four.
So what are the top three favorites?
Violet Evergarden was three.
K-On! was two.
And . . . drum roll please . . . the top spot went to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya!
What would your top 10 Kyoto Animation works be?
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.