Top 10 Anime Directed by Tetsurou Araki [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • Even if you don't know the name Tetsurou Araki, you're bound to have heard of the anime series he's directed. Does Attack on Titan ring a bell? Yeah. That's the one.
  • But that's not all he's famous for, and Akiba Souken recently held a poll to find out which of his anime works are fan favourites here in Japan. The poll took place from April 11 to 26 and received 1,130 votes in total.
  • So, did Eren and crew manage to slash their way to the top of the list? Or has something beaten the titan of a series to number one? Let's get to the results and find out!

Top 10 - Top 6

10. Kurozuka / 4 votes

8. Otogi-Jushi Akazukin OVA / 6 votes

8. Aoi Bungaku Series / 7 votes

7. Shingeki no Kyojin Movie 1: Guren no Yumiya / 8 votes

6. Shingeki no Kyojin Movie 2: Jiyuu no Tsubasa / 12 votes

Top 5 - Top 1

5. Highschool of the Dead

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38 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2010 to September 2010


A mysterious, lethal disease is on the loose worldwide, resulting in a catastrophic death rate of humanity, and the increasing rise of attacks, caused by the living dead.

In Japan, several high school students and a school nurse have banded together to escape Fujimi High School shortly after it was attacked by zombies. The group now attempts to figure who or what was responsible for this plague, and in the meantime, attempt to survive the present apocalypse.

The story is initially narrated through the eyes of Takashi Komuro, one of the students who had survived in the initial outbreak.

(Source: MAL)

4. Death Note

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33 votes

  • Episodes: 37
  • Aired: October 2006 to June 2007


A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person—provided they see their victim's face and write their victim's name in a notebook called a Death Note. One day, Ryuk, bored by the shinigami lifestyle and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm.

High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note and—since he deplores the state of the world—tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal's name in it. When the criminal dies immediately following his experiment with the Death Note, Light is greatly surprised and quickly recognizes how devastating the power that has fallen into his hands could be.

With this divine capability, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to build a new world where crime does not exist and people worship him as a god. Police, however, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, consequently, try to apprehend the culprit. To do this, the Japanese investigators count on the assistance of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man known only by the name of L.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

3. Guilty Crown

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35 votes

  • Episodes: 149
  • Aired: October 2011 to March 2012


Japan, 2039. Ten years after the outbreak of the "Apocalypse Virus," an event solemnly regarded as "Lost Christmas," the once proud nation has fallen under the rule of the GHQ, an independent military force dedicated to restoring order. Funeral Parlor, a guerilla group led by the infamous Gai Tsutsugami, act as freedom fighters, offering the only resistance to GHQ's cruel despotism.

Inori Yuzuriha, a key member of Funeral Parlor, runs into the weak and unsociable Shuu Ouma during a crucial operation, which results in him obtaining the "Power of Kings"—an ability which allows the wielder to draw out the manifestations of an individual's personality, or "voids." Now an unwilling participant in the struggle against GHQ, Shuu must learn to control his newfound power if he is to help take back Japan once and for all.

Guilty Crown follows the action-packed story of a young high school student who is dragged into a war, possessing an ability that will help him uncover the secrets of the GHQ, Funeral Parlor, and Lost Christmas. However, he will soon learn that the truth comes at a far greater price than he could have ever imagined.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

2. Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan

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52 votes

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: April 2013 to September 2013


Centuries ago, mankind was slaughtered to near extinction by monstrous humanoid creatures called titans, forcing humans to hide in fear behind enormous concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their taste for human flesh is not born out of hunger but what appears to be out of pleasure. To ensure their survival, the remnants of humanity began living within defensive barriers, resulting in one hundred years without a single titan encounter. However, that fragile calm is soon shattered when a colossal titan manages to breach the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the fight for survival against the man-eating abominations.

After witnessing a horrific personal loss at the hands of the invading creatures, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to their eradication by enlisting into the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that combats the merciless humanoids outside the protection of the walls. Based on Hajime Isayama's award-winning manga, Shingeki no Kyojin follows Eren, along with his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and his childhood friend Armin Arlert, as they join the brutal war against the titans and race to discover a way of defeating them before the last walls are breached.

(Source: by MAL Rewrite)

Read about the 2nd season here!

1. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

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94 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2014 to September 2014


Throughout the world, the agricultural revolution is widespread. Now was the paradigm shifts from the early modern times to the modern era, all of a sudden, monsters that cannot be killed started to appear. Their hearts were covered with a layer of iron and only piercing that, could they be killed. Not only that, but if bit by one, the afflicted would die and become one of them! Afterwards, they became to be known as the “kabane.” Now they roam the Earth.
On an island to the far east named Hinomoto, the people have built fortresses that they call “stations” and they have survived doing so. “Hayajiro” are special high speed, steam engine trains that travel between these stations transporting goods, people, and animals. This is the level that humanity has been reduced to.

Ikoma is a boy living in Aragane Station working as a steam engine blacksmith. He specifically works with Iron Manufacturing and Steam Engines. In order to defeat the kabane, he and his friend Takumi have made an original weapon that they call the “Tsuranuki Gun Blaster.” Everyone makes light of what he has created, but he is wishing and praying that the day he can prove them all wrong will soon arrive.

Source: Akiba-Souken

attack-on-titan-wallpaper-02-560x370 Top 10 Anime Directed by Tetsurou Araki [Japan Poll]
Woah, Kabaneri beat Attack on Titan?! It's only been on air a few weeks!
attack-on-titan-wallpaper-02-560x370 Top 10 Anime Directed by Tetsurou Araki [Japan Poll]
It does look really promising, though! I'm more surprised that Guilty Crown beat Death Note...

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