Top 10 Original Anime Series [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • Many anime are adaptations of manga or games, but some are completely original series. There are some particular gems amongst this type of anime, but which are the best?
  • Akiba-Souken set to find out with a popularity poll, held from December 16 to December 31, which received a total of 474 votes.
  • So which anime made the top ten? Let's find out!

Top 10 - Top 6

10. Aldnoah.Zero / 12 votes

9. Hanasaku Iroha / 19 votes

8. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. / 20 votes

7. Space Dandy / 21 votes

6. Girls und Panzer / 27 votes

Top 5 - Top 1

5. Angel Beats!

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29 votes

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2010 - June 2010


Otonashi awakens only to learn he is dead. A rifle-toting girl named Yuri explains that they are in the afterlife, and Otonashi realizes the only thing he can remember about himself is his name. Yuri tells him that she leads the Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront) and wages war against a girl named Tenshi. Unable to believe Yuri's claims that Tenshi is evil, Otonashi attempts to speak with her, but the encounter doesn't go as he intended.

Otonashi decides to join the SSS and battle Tenshi, but he finds himself oddly drawn to her. While trying to regain his memories and understand Tenshi, he gradually unravels the mysteries of the afterlife.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

4. Shirobako

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33 votes

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: October 2014 - March 2015


Aoi will never forget how she felt the day her high school animation club's labor of love was shown at the cultural festival. The sense of awe and the feeling of accomplishment that came with completing their very first project are exactly what encouraged Aoi and her club mates to enter the animation industry in the first place. But two years later Aoi has graduated, and now that she works as a production assistant for a big-name animation studio, the daunting reality of her job has somewhat diminished her enthusiasm. Despite the long hours and the punishing schedule, Aoi still hopes to fulfill the promise she and her club friends Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori made: to one day reunite and make a real animated feature of their own as professionals!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

3. Psycho-Pass

Puella-Magi-Madoka-Magica-wallpaper-800x500 Top 10 Original Anime Series [Japan Poll]

81 votes

  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: October 2012 - March 2013


The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term "Psycho-Pass" refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.

In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person's emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person's criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.

This is the story of a team of policemen dedicated to maintaining public order. Some of them work in the Enforcement Division, responsible for the apprehension of criminals, while others belong to the Supervisory Division which oversees their colleagues in Enforcement.

(Source: MAL)

2. Charlotte

Puella-Magi-Madoka-Magica-wallpaper-800x500 Top 10 Original Anime Series [Japan Poll]

101 votes

  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: June 2015 - September 2015


While on the surface Yuu Otosaka appears to be just another charming and intelligent teenager, he has a secret—he has the ability to slip into people's minds and fully control their body for five seconds at a time. Yuu has been using this skill for years to gain the highest grades, which allowed him to enter a prestigious high school.

When the enigmatic Nao Tomori catches Yuu using his power, she coerces him and his sister Ayumi into transferring to Hoshinoumi Academy, a school for students with supernatural abilities. The student council of the school, led by Nao, is tasked with secretly tracking down adolescents who abuse their powers. Yuu is forced to join the student council and together, they face formidable challenges that bring him closer to the shocking truth that his own, seemingly incomplete ability, might be more powerful than he could have ever imagined.

An original story from Jun Maeda, creator of Angel Beats and Clannad, Charlotte explores the supernatural lives of these teenagers and the price they must pay for being special.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

1. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Puella-Magi-Madoka-Magica-wallpaper-800x500 Top 10 Original Anime Series [Japan Poll]

108 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2011 - April 2011


She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny—this is a beginning of the new story of the magical girls.

(Source: Aniplex of America)

Source: Akiba-Souken

Puella-Magi-Madoka-Magica-wallpaper-800x500 Top 10 Original Anime Series [Japan Poll]
There's so many great original series! Psycho-Pass is especially bad ass!
Puella-Magi-Madoka-Magica-wallpaper-800x500 Top 10 Original Anime Series [Japan Poll]
I love Madoka but it makes me cry every time I watch it...

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