Top 10 Teen Anime [Japan Poll]

hibike-euphonium-sound-euphonium-wallpaper-560x396 Top 10 Teen Anime [Japan Poll]

What You Need to Know:

  • A lot of anime revolve around teenage characters, whether they're riding robots to save the earth or going through typical teenager drama in a slice-of-life series.
  • With this in mind, Akiba Souken held a poll to find out which anime Japanese fans think best show the glittering youth of teenage life. All in all 2,234 people voted!
  • So which teen anime made the top ten? Would you add anything to the list? Let's find out!

Top 10 - Top 6

10. Hanayamata / 57 votes

9. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time / 94 votes

8. Ace wo Nerae! The Movie / 97 votes

7. Nagi no Asukara / 113 votes

6. Toradora! / 121 votes

Top 5 - Top 1

5. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

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152 votes

  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: April 2011 - June 2011


Jinta Yadomi is peacefully living as a recluse, spending his days away from school and playing video games at home instead. One hot summer day, his childhood friend, Meiko "Menma" Honma, appears and pesters him to grant a forgotten wish. He pays her no mind, which annoys her, but he doesn't really care. After all, Menma already died years ago.

At first, Jinta thinks that he is merely hallucinating due to the summer heat, but he is later on convinced that what he sees truly is the ghost of Menma. Jinta and his group of childhood friends grew apart after her untimely death, but they are drawn together once more as they try to lay Menma's spirit to rest. Re-living their pain and guilt, will they be able to find the strength to help not only Menma move on—but themselves as well?

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

4. Tari Tari

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216 votes

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 2012 to September 2012


At Shirahamazaka High School, a special recital is held every year in which music students are able to showcase their talents in front of professionals and other prestigious guests. A third year, Konatsu Miyamoto desperately wants to sing in her last high school recital, but because she screwed up the year before, the vice principal has barred her from participating.

That's when Konatsu comes up with a new plan to get involved; instead of joining the official choir, she'll form her own singing club with her friends! Unfortunately this proves to be harder than she imagined. Her friend Wakana Sakai, has given up on singing, for one, and Konatsu needed more than just two members. With only a month left until the recital, will Konatsu be able to find enough members for her club and actually be ready to sing at one of the most important events of the school year and graduate without regrets?

(Source: MAL)

3. Sound! Euphonium

hibike-euphonium-sound-euphonium-wallpaper-560x396 Top 10 Teen Anime [Japan Poll]

305 votes

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


After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional brass band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation she needs to make music once more with the help of her bandmates, some of whom are new like novice tubist Hazuki Katou; veteran contrabassist Sapphire Kawashima; and band vice president and fellow euphonist Asuka Tanaka. Others are old friends, like Kumiko's childhood friend and hornist-turned-trombonist Shuuichi Tsukamoto, and trumpeter and bandmate from middle school, Reina Kousaka.

However, in the band itself, chaos reigns supreme. Despite their intention to qualify for the national band competition, as they currently are, just competing in the local festival will be a challenge—unless the new band advisor Noboru Taki does something about it.

From the studio that animated Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Kyoto Animation's Hibike! Euphonium is a fresh and musical take on the slice-of-life staple that is the high school student's struggle to deal with their past, find romance, and realize their dreams and aspirations.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

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2. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

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387 votes

  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: October 2014 to March 2015


Music accompanies the path of the human metronome, the prodigious pianist Kousei Arima. But after the passing of his mother, Saki Arima, Kousei falls into a downward spiral, rendering him unable to hear the sound of his own piano.

Two years later, Kousei still avoids the piano, leaving behind his admirers and rivals, and lives a colorless life alongside his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. However, everything changes when he meets a beautiful violinist, Kaori Miyazono, who stirs up his world and sets him on a journey to face music again.

Based on the manga series of the same name, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso approaches the story of Kousei's recovery as he discovers that music is more than playing each note perfectly, and a single melody can bring in the fresh spring air of April.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

1. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.

hibike-euphonium-sound-euphonium-wallpaper-560x396 Top 10 Teen Anime [Japan Poll]

596 votes

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2013 to June 2013


Hachiman Hikigaya is an apathetic high school student with narcissistic and semi-nihilistic tendencies. He firmly believes that joyful youth is nothing but a farce, and everyone who says otherwise is just lying to themselves.

In a novel punishment for writing an essay mocking modern social relationships, Hachiman's teacher forces him to join the Volunteer Service Club, a club that aims to extend a helping hand to any student who seeks their support in achieving their goals. With the only other club member being the beautiful ice queen Yukino Yukinoshita, Hachiman finds himself on the front line of other people's problems—a place he never dreamed he would be. As Hachiman and Yukino use their wits to solve many students' problems, will Hachiman's rotten view of society prove to be a hindrance or a tool he can use to his advantage?

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

Source: Akiba Souken

hibike-euphonium-sound-euphonium-wallpaper-560x396 Top 10 Teen Anime [Japan Poll]
Woah, OreGairu won by a landslide! Well, I guess it's definitely a more accurate portrayal of what it's like being a teenager than most anime?
hibike-euphonium-sound-euphonium-wallpaper-560x396 Top 10 Teen Anime [Japan Poll]
Some of the anime on this list are so sad, though! Where's all the happy teen anime?

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