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Here is the top twenty anime as chosen by viewers of AT-X, a Japanese subscription anime channel.
1. Non Non Biyori
2. Railgun S
3. Shingeki no Kyoujin
4. Girls und Panzer
6. Hataraku Maou-sama!
7. Tamayura: More Aggressive
8. Highschool DxD New
10. Sword Art Online
11. UtaPri 2000%
14. Little Busters Refrain
15. Ryu-Kyu-Bu SS
17. Saki: Episode of Side A
19. Machine Doll
20. Kara no Kyoukai
Yaraon did not post the names of shows 11 - 20. They are on the pic I posted above, but I couldn't copy and paste the Japanese. A few I could figure out, others not so much. If any wandering Japanese speakers could post the shows placed 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 I would appreciate!
Last edited by Kaiten; January 01, 2014 at 06:20 PM.
12. Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
13. Arpeggio Ars
18. Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai.
19. Kikō Shōjo wa Kizutsukanai
20. Kara no Kyoukai
I should start watching Non-non Byori.
Kind of a quirky list, with some very popular shows left off. No Oregairu, no Kill la Kill. Very interesting, and fun, but I am not sure how representative it is of Japanese fandom overall.
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This is a very surprising list--with the hype and popularity behind shows like SnK and SAO I'd expect them to be closer to the top (well, SnK is up there). I didn't know Non Non Biyori was that popular, and there are some shows I'm surprised didn't make the list. It could also depend on the demographic of the voters.
Non Non Biyori was very popular. Renge was one of the break out characters of the year. I don't really no about being more popular (nationwide) than SnK, or Kill la Kill, but definitely popular. AT-X is a subscription channel, subscribers are probably very dedicated anime fans. Their taste might not match overall national popularity. Rather than demographic, I would say it is a very otaku heavy audience.
Sword Art Online was 2013? In any event, my tops shows are all in the bottom portion of the list (UtaPri and Free!).
Liked that Hataraku Maou Sama was up there.