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Fall will be bringing us many new anime titles this year. Kadokawa’s “eb-i Xpress” service once again conducted a survey amongst the Japanese public to find out what programs they want to watch next season.

This survey gathered votes from 18,664 people, and was conducted from September 4 to 5. Voters ranged from ages 5 to 69.

Here are the results:

General

#1: March comes in like a lion (Sangatsu no Lion)

©羽海野チカ・白泉社/「3月のライオン」アニメ製作委員会 ©羽海野チカ・白泉社

Season 2
Studio:
SHAFT
Genre: Slice-of-Life, Drama, Sports
Premiere Date: October 14, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: The continuation of a series about a young, lonely shogi (Japanese chess) genius whose life is completely changed when he meets a family of three sisters who live with a plethora of cats.


#2: Mr. Osomatsu (Osomatsu-san)

©赤塚不二夫/おそ松さん製作委員会

Season 2
Studio: Studio Pierrot
Genre: Comedy
Premiere Date: October 2, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A family made up of sextuplet brothers continue to cause havoc.


#3: Hozuki’s Coolheadedness (Hōzuki no Reitetsu)
©江口夏実・講談社/「鬼灯の冷徹」第弐期製作委員会

Season 2
Studio: Studio DEEN
Genre: Supernatural, Comedy
Premiere Date: October 7, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: The second season of an anime about the super-sadistic aide to the king of hell who is thicker-skinned than his master.


#4: Food Wars! The Third Plate (Shokugeki no Sōma: San no Sara)

©附田祐斗・佐伯俊/集英社・遠月学園動画研究会餐

Studio: J.C.Staff
Genre: Food, Tournament, Comedy
Premiere Date: October 3, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: At Japan’s premier cooking academy, a boy continues on the road to becoming the world’s greatest chef.


#5: Blood Blockade Battlefront & BEYOND (Kekkai Sensen & BEYOND)

Image Source: TVアニメ『血界戦線』‏ on Twitter

Studio: BONES
Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Premiere Date: October 8, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: The second season of the anime about a boy with superpowers in an alternate version of New York City who joins a crime-fighting organization.


#6: Himouto! Umaru-chan R

Image Source: TVアニメ『干物妹!うまるちゃんR』‏ ‏ on Twitter

Studio: Doga Kobo
Genre: Comedy
Premiere Date: October 9, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A high school student who everyone thinks is the perfect girl is in fact a complete lazy slob when she gets home.


#7: The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Mahōtsukai no Yome)

©2017 Kore Yamazaki/Mag Garden・Mahoyome Partners

Studio: Wit Studio
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Premiere Date: October 8, 2017
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll (sub), FUNimation (dub)
Summary: After years of neglect and abuse, a slave girl is freed by a great sorcerer and is taken in as his apprentice–and his bride-to-be.


#8: Inuyashiki

©Hiroya Oku, KODANSHA/”Inuyashiki” Partners.
Based on the manga “Inuyashiki” by Hiroya Oku originally serialized in the bi-weekly EVENING magazine published by KODANSHA Ltd.

Season 2
Studio:
MAPPA
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction
Premiere Date: October 12, 2017
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
Summary: When given the chance to have a cybernetic body, two men choose different paths: one uses his new powers for justice, while one turns to murder.


#9: Love Live! Sunshine!!

Image Source: ラブライブ!公式 on Twitter

Studio: Sunrise
Genre: Idols
Premiere Date: October 7, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: The second season of an anime about a group of nine ordinary girls trying to become famous idols in order to save their school from closing.


#10: Kino’s Journey -The Beautiful World- (Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series)

Image Source: TVアニメ『キノの旅』公式 on Twitter

Studio: Lerche
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Premiere Date: October 6, 2017
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll (sub), FUNimation (dub)
Summary: A re-adaptation of a series of novels following an androgynous girl who travels a fantasy world on her talking motorcycle.


#11: Time Bokan 24: Gyakushu no San Akunin

Season 2
Studio: Tatsunoko Production
Genre: Time Travel, Sci-Fi
Premiere Date: October 7, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A present day middle-schooler is drafted into a 24th-century time travel agency and is sent into the past to make sure everything happens as it says in the textbooks.


#12: Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru -Washio Sumi no Shō-/-Yūsha no Shō-

Image Source: Anime PONY CANYON on YouTube

Season 2
Studio: Studio Gokumi
Genre: Magical Girls, Psychological
Premiere Date: October 6, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: The second season of an anime about girls in a “Hero Club” who transform into magical girls to fight evil… at a price.


#13: Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War

Image Source: テレビアニメ「十二大戦」公式 on Twitter

Studio: Graphinica
Genre: Fantasy, Action
Premiere Date: October 3, 2017
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
Summary: A young man destined to be the rabbit from the Zodiac fights with the other Zodiac members to grant his one wish.


#14: Imoto Sae Ireba Ii.

Image Source: 『妹さえいればいい。』アニメ公式‏ on Twitter

Studio: SILVER LINK.
Genre: Slice-of-Life, Comedy
Premiere Date: October 8, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A female novelist with the aspiration to create the best younger sister ever is looked after by her step-brother who just happens to have a secret.


#15: THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS Theater (Cinderella Girls Gekijō)

Image Source: DAISUKI on Twitter

Season 2; Short-form Anime; Spin-Off of The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
Studio: Gathering
Genre: Idols, Comedy
Premiere Date: October 3, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: An anime based on the series of Cinderella Gekijō comics featured in The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls cell phone game that portrays the idols as they go about their daily lives.


#15: King’s Game The Animation

©連打一人 栗山廉士 金沢伸明/双葉社・エブリスタ/ 「王様ゲーム The Animation」製作委員会

(Ōsama Game The Animation)
Studio: Seven
Genre: Thriller
Premiere Date: October 5, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: 32 students must obey the orders from a mysterious figure sent to them on their cell phones, or face the punishment of death.


#17: ClassicaLoid

Image Source: クラシカロイド_BNP‏Verified account on Twitter

Season 2
Studio: Sunrise
Genre: Comedy, Music
Premiere Date: October 7, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: The second season of the anime about famous classical musicians of the past who appear in the present, making stars fall and giant robots appear with their magical music.


#18: Oretacha Yōkai Ningen

Reboot of Yōkai Ningen Bem; Short-Form Anime
Studio: DLE
Genre: Supernatural, Comedy
Premiere Date: October 4, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A reboot of the anime about three transforming demons who stop mischief done by monsters and humans in the city.


#19: Osake wa Fūfu ni Natte Kara

Image Source: 【お酒は夫婦になってから】公式 on Twitter

Studio: Creators in Pack
Genre: Slice-of-Life
Premiere Date: October 4, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A working wife loves drinking the cocktails her husband makes.


#20: The iDOLM@STER SideM

Studio: A-1 Pictures
Genre: Male Idols
Premiere Date: October 7, 2017
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A group of young men leave their previous careers–including a lawyer and a doctor–behind to become male idols.


The survey also revealed the results from the female and male demographics separately:

Female (7,684 votes)

Ranking

Anime

1

March comes in like a lion (Sangatsu no Lion)

2

Mr. Osomatsu (Osomatsu-san)

3

Hozuki’s Coolheadedness (Hōzuki no Reitetsu)

4

The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Mahōtsukai no Yome)

5

Blood Blockade Battlefront & BEYOND (Kekkai Sensen & BEYOND)


Male (8,868 votes)

Ranking

Anime

1

Mr. Osomatsu (Osomatsu-san)

2

March comes in like a lion (Sangatsu no Lion)

3

Himouto! Umaru-chan R

4

Food Wars! The Third Plate (Shokugeki no Sōma: San no Sara)

5

Blood Blockade Battlefront & BEYOND (Kekkai Sensen & BEYOND)


Fall 2017

If you’d like to learn more about next season’s anime, you can check out our giant Fall 2017 Anime Guide, which is updated daily.

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