Top 10 A-1 Pictures Anime [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • Anime studio A-1 Pictures has had some pretty huge hits since its establishment back in 2005 and its first anime Ookiku Furikabutte in 2007. But which anime from this studio do Japanese fans love best?
  • To find out, Akiba Souken first took three preliminary polls, before narrowing down the winners of each and creating this final poll. This one ran from the 5th to the 30th of November and received 2480 votes overall.
  • So which anime series won? And how does this top ten match up with ours here at Honey's Anime? Keep reading to see the results as well as our own recommendations at the bottom of the article!

Top 10 - Top 6


10. Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji) / 92 votes

9. Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) Book of Circus / 126 votes

8. The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) / 127 votes

7. Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) / 148 votes

6. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri / 168 votes


Top 5 - Top 1


5. OreImo (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai)

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172 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2010 to December 2010

Synopsis

Kirino Kousaka embodies the ideal student with equally entrancing looks. Her grades are near perfect, and to cover her personal expenses, she works as a professional model alongside her best friend Ayase Aragaki, who abhors liars and all things otaku. But what Ayase doesn't know is that Kirino harbors a deep, entrenched secret that will soon be brought to light.

At home one day, Kyousuke, Kirino's perfectly average brother, stumbles upon an erotic game that belongs to none other than his seemingly flawless little sister. With her reputation at stake, Kirino places a gag order on her sibling while simultaneously introducing him to the world of eroge and anime. Through Kirino, Kyousuke encounters the gothic lolita Ruri Gokou and the bespectacled otaku Saori Makishima, thus jump-starting an entirely new lifestyle. But as he becomes more and more involved in his little sister's secret life, it becomes that much harder to keep under wraps.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

4. OreShura (Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru)

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186 votes

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 2013 to September 2013

Synopsis

It is often said that events of the past shape what you become in the future. For Eita Kidou, a studious, hard-working student aspiring to earn a scholarship so that he can become a doctor, this is an undeniable truth after being abandoned by his love-addled parents. This event left him jaded to the notion of romance, seeing it as only a distraction that gets in the way of studying.

Unfortunately for Eita, his efforts hit a snag when he receives a confession of love from Masuzu Natsukawa, a transfer student with platinum hair and blue eyes. Eita sees through the confession, causing Masuzu to admit that she only did so because having a boyfriend would stop people from asking her out daily. She finds love to be just as much of a hindrance as he does, so by pretending to date, they can stave off advances from everyone else.

Eita refuses on the grounds that his classmates will be jealous, but Masuzu blackmails him by revealing that she has his journal and will post it online for everyone to see if he betrays her. Thus begins Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru, a story that follows Eita coping with his new "relationship" and the complications that arise from it.

(Source: MAL)

3. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata

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188 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2015 to March 2015

Synopsis

Tomoya Aki, an otaku, has been obsessed with collecting anime and light novels for years, attaching himself to various series with captivating stories and characters. Now, he wants to have a chance of providing the same experience for others by creating his own game, but unfortunately, Tomoya cannot do this task by himself.

He successfully recruits childhood friend Eriri Spencer Sawamura to illustrate and literary elitist Utaha Kasumigaoka to write the script for his visual novel, while he directs. Super-group now in hand, Tomoya only needs an inspiration to base his project on, and luckily meets the beautiful, docile Megumi Katou, who he then models his main character after.

Using what knowledge he has, Tomoya creates a new doujin circle with hopes to touch the hearts of those who play their game. What he does not realize, is that to invoke these emotions, the creators have had to experience the same feelings in their own lives.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

2. Sword Art Online

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357 votes

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: July 2012 to December 2012

Synopsis

In the year 2022, virtual reality has progressed by leaps and bounds, and a massive online role-playing game called Sword Art Online (SAO) is launched. With the aid of "NerveGear" technology, players can control their avatars within the game using nothing but their own thoughts.

Kazuto Kirigaya, nicknamed "Kirito," is among the lucky few enthusiasts who get their hands on the first shipment of the game. He logs in to find himself, with ten-thousand others, in the scenic and elaborate world of Aincrad, one full of fantastic medieval weapons and gruesome monsters. However, in a cruel turn of events, the players soon realize they cannot log out; the game's creator has trapped them in his new world until they complete all one hundred levels of the game.

In order to escape Aincrad, Kirito will now have to interact and cooperate with his fellow players. Some are allies, while others are foes, like Asuna Yuuki, who commands the leading group attempting to escape from the ruthless game. To make matters worse, Sword Art Online is not all fun and games: if they die in Aincrad, they die in real life. Kirito must adapt to his new reality, fight for his survival, and hopefully break free from his virtual hell.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

1. Working!! 3rd Season (WORKING!!!)

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437 votes

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 2015 to September 2015

Synopsis

Working!!! is never easy, especially when your co-workers are as wacky as the gang at Wagnaria, Hokkaido's most beloved family restaurant. Over three seasons, they've become a family, and just like with most families, they spend a lot of time driving each other crazy.

Everyone who works at Wagnaria has their own story, even "normal girl" Matsumoto Maya. In Working!!!, all the stories that have been told at Wagnaria build towards their endings. Romance, sibling rivalry, disappearing spouses, terrifying parents―things are getting pretty complicated. Will Kirio finally meet Aoi? Will Satou finally let Yachiyo know how he feels? Will Otoo-san finally find his wife? Will Popura get any taller? And just what the heck is going on between Souta and Mahiru? There's only one way to find out!

(Source: MAL)

Source: Akiba-Souken


Sword-Art-Online-Wallpaper-560x397 Top 10 A-1 Pictures Anime [Japan Poll]
Excuse me, WHERE is Fairy Tail? Blue Exorcist? Nanatsu no Taizai?!
Sword-Art-Online-Wallpaper-560x397 Top 10 A-1 Pictures Anime [Japan Poll]
Yeah... This list is quite different to our top ten to say the least...