Top 10 Shaft Anime [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • Shaft is one of the most well-known anime studios, with many a fantastic series under their belt. But which do the Japanese public like best?
  • To find out, Akiba-Souken held a poll from January 18 to January 25, which received a total of 221 votes.
  • So which Shaft series made the top ten? Read on to find out!

Top 10 - Top 6


10. Owarimonogatari / 6 votes

9. Paniponi Dash! / 8 votes

8. Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru / 9 votes

7. Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko / 13 votes

6. Koufuku Graffiti / 16 votes


Top 5 - Top 1


5. Hidamari Sketch

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16 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2007 - March 2007

Synopsis

For years, Yuno has dreamed of attending Yamabuki Arts High School, but now that she's been accepted, it means the scary prospect of moving away from her home and family for the first time! Fortunately, Yuno quickly learns that if her new neighbors at the eclectic Hidamari (Sunshine) Apartments aren't technically family, at least the majority share the bond of being fellow art students. From second year students like Hiro and Sae, who try to behave like helpful older sisters (mostly successfully) to her hyperactive new neighbor, classmate and best friend Miyako (who has the scariest apartment ever) Yuno begins to build the support network she'll need for dealing with strange characters like her oddly masculine landlady, her cosplay obsessed home room teacher, her tooth-chattering principal and all of the other odd denizens who inhabit her chosen world of art.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

4. Nisekoi

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20 votes

  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: January 2014 - May 2015

Synopsis

Raku Ichijou, a first-year student at Bonyari High School, is the sole heir to an intimidating yakuza family. Ten years ago, Raku promised his childhood friend that they would get married when they reunite as teenagers. To seal the deal, the girl had given Raku a closed locket, the key to which she took with her when she left him.

Now, years later, Raku has grown into a typical teenager, and all he wants is to remain as uninvolved in his yakuza background as possible while spending his school days alongside his middle school crush Kosaki Onodera. However, when the American Bee Hive Gang invades his family's turf, Raku's idyllic romantic dreams are sent for a toss as he is dragged into a frustrating conflict: Raku is to pretend that he is in a romantic relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the beautiful daughter of the Bee Hive's chief, so as to reduce the friction between the two groups. Unfortunately, reality could not be farther from this whopping lie—Raku and Chitoge fall in hate at first sight, as the girl is convinced he is a pathetic pushover, and in Raku's eyes, Chitoge is about as attractive as a savage gorilla.

Nisekoi follows the daily antics of this mismatched couple who have been forced to get along for the sake of maintaining the city's peace. With many more girls popping up his life, all involved with Raku's past somehow, his search for the girl who holds his heart and his promise leads him in more unexpected directions than he expects.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

3. Bakemonogatari

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24 votes

  • Episodes: 15
  • Aired: July 2009 - June 2010

Synopsis


Thanks to Meme Oshino, Koyomi Araragi, a high school student, is able to remain a human after coming across a female vampire. However, since the incident, Koyomi seems to meet girls who have an apparition-related issue. Hitagi Senjougahara doesn't weigh anything. Suruga Kanbaru’s left arm resembles that of a monkey’s. Nadeko Sengoku was afflicted by curses from her classmates. Mayoi Hachikuji, a young girl who cannot find her way home no matter how many times she tries. Koyomi, a Mr. Nice Guy, ends up helping each and every girl solve her problem with the help of Meme Oshino.

(Source: Aniplex)

2. Monogatari Series: Second Season

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33 votes

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: July 2013 - December 2013

Synopsis


The bee apparition is now gone, and summer vacation where the phoenix apparition averted harm is over. Around Koyomi Araragi and the girls who started a new trimester, apparitions, or perhaps threats even worse, were creeping in ever closer. Tsubasa Hanekawa, Mayoi Hachikuji, Suruga Kanbaru, Nadeko Sengoku, Shinobu Oshino, and Hitagi Senjogahara. Their soliloquies, confessions—and farewells. 6 new stories are starting now.

Walking to school one day Tsubasa Hanekawa encounters a huge white tiger apparition at a crossroads that talks to her. The next day her house burns down. Homeless, and not wanting to stay with her family, she lies and tells them she has a place to stay, but instead sleeps in the old cram school. She's awakened by an angry and upset Hitagi Senjogahara who ridicules her for worrying her and drags her to her place to stay instead. The two of them soon discover that Araragi has gone missing and has urged them in a text message not to look for him.

(Source: ANN)

1. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

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43 votes

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

Synopsis


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


nisekoi-wallpaper-560x315 Top 10 Shaft Anime [Japan Poll]
The Monogatari series really is popular in Japan, huh?
nisekoi-wallpaper-560x315 Top 10 Shaft Anime [Japan Poll]
Yeah... At least Madoka beat them all to the top spot!