Top 5 key Anime! [Japan Poll]

Kanon Top 5 key Anime! [Japan Poll]

What You Need to Know:

  • When an anime is made, it's the slection of the studio that really can make or break some fan's opinions of the show. There are some that almost never fail to churn out masterpieces *coughProductionI.G.cough* and some like, Kyoto Animation or KyoAni for short, that are known for their moe line of shows that really took off with fan favorites Lucky Star and the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
  • This week our friends over at Akiba Souken have yet again served up another poll asking users to rank their favorite key animation anime. It drew 149 responses.
  • So what are you wanting for? Let's go down and take a look!

Top 5 - Top 1


5. Kanon (2006)

Kanon Top 5 key Anime! [Japan Poll]

2 votes

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: October 2005 to March 2007

Synopsis

As a young child, Aizawa Yuuichi had often visited his cousin in the city; however, something drastic happened to keep him away for seven long years. Now, Yuuichi returns, his memories of those days are simply gone.

Settling into the wintry town, Yuuichi comes across several young girls, all of whom are connected to his past. As he befriends them and continues to interact with them, the long forgotten memories from his childhood begin to resurface...

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

4. Little BIsters!

Kanon Top 5 key Anime! [Japan Poll]

9 votes

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: October 2012 to April 2013

Synopsis


When tragedy struck Riki Naoe as a child, he was rescued from grief over his parents' deaths when four other kids "recruited" him for their group—the "Little Busters." Now in high school, Riki and the other Busters are still fast friends, and though their vision of being heroes for justice may have faded, they'd still do anything for each other. Which is why Riki is now on TWO special missions. The not so secret one: recruiting new members so the Busters can form a baseball team. Preferably FEMALE recruits, as the current dude/babe ratio is an inconvenient 4 to 1. The OTHER mission, though... That's the strange one. Because Riki and Rin, the group's singular girl, are receiving odd messages, delivered by cats, concerning the existence of a "secret world" and assigning them tasks they have to complete. Were their youthful dreams of being crusaders not so fanciful after all? Or is there something even more vital at stake? Between steeling his courage to talk to girls, dealing with his own narcolepsy and facing his feelings concerning Rin, Riki may just need the strength of a superhero to solve the ultimate mystery of the Little Busters!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

3. Charlotte

Kanon Top 5 key Anime! [Japan Poll]

42 votes

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

Synopsis


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)

2. Angel Beats!

Kanon Top 5 key Anime! [Japan Poll]

43 votes

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

Synopsis

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)

1. CLANNAD

Kanon Top 5 key Anime! [Japan Poll]

53 votes

  • Episodes: 23
  • Aired: October 2007 to March 2008

Synopsis

Tomoya Okazaki is a delinquent who finds life dull and believes he'll never amount to anything. Along with his friend Sunohara, he skips school and plans to waste his high school days away.

One day while walking to school, Tomoya passes a young girl muttering quietly to herself. Without warning she exclaims "Anpan!" (a popular Japanese food) which catches Tomoya's attention. He soon discovers the girl's name is Nagisa Furukawa and that she exclaims things she likes in order to motivate herself. Nagisa claims they are now friends, but Tomoya walks away passing the encounter off as nothing.

However, Tomoya finds he is noticing Nagisa more and more around school. Eventually he concedes and befriends her. Tomoya learns Nagisa has been held back a year due to a severe illness and that her dream is to revive the school's drama club. Claiming he has nothing better to do, he decides to help her achieve this goal along with the help of four other girls.

As Tomoya spends more time with the girls, he learns more about them and their problems. As he attempts to help each girl overcome her respective obstacle, he begins to realize life isn't as dull as he once thought.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

Source: Akiba-Souken


Kanon Top 5 key Anime! [Japan Poll]
CLANNAD is just one of those classics. If you don't like it, there is something wrong with you. Plus I really think Nagisa is a total babe.
Kanon Top 5 key Anime! [Japan Poll]
I really like Charlotte! I can't believe that the