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Otaku Debate: The Most Popular Fall Anime

Last week, Crunchyroll released a ranking of its streaming fall anime, based on their popularity. It contained a few interesting surprises.

  1. The World God Only Knows
  2. Otome Youkai Zakuro
  3. Sora no Otoshimono: Forte
  4. Super Robot Taisen OG: The Inspector
  5. Fortune Arterial
  6. Squid Girl
  7. Yumeiro Pâtissière SP Professional
  8. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
  9. Tegami Bachi Reverse
  10. Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

The World God Only Knows and Sora no Otoshimono topping the charts was pretty much expected, but seeing Super Robot Wars and Otome Youkai Zakuro ranked so highly definitely makes me scratch my head. Panty & Stocking's is low rating is also puzzling... perhaps more people were repulsed by it's unique comedy than I thought. Based on the Twitter buzz I've been reading over the last few weeks, I had assumed the most popular shows of this season were OreImo and Squid Girl, but this list is making me rethink those assumptions.

Now I'm curious about which shows are popular among our readers. Which of the new anime do you love? Which do you hate? Does Squid Girl warm your heart? Does Panty & Stocking make you vomit? Are you just as confused by Star Driver as I am? Let me know by voting for your favorite show in the poll below, then give us your unrestrained, honest opinion in the comments!

What's your favorite Fall 2010 Anime?

  • My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute! (29%, 47 Votes)
  • Panty & Stocking (12%, 19 Votes)
  • A Certain Magical Index 2 (8%, 13 Votes)
  • The World God Only Knows (7%, 12 Votes)
  • Invasion! Squid Girl (7%, 11 Votes)
  • Otome Youkai Zakuro (6%, 10 Votes)
  • Sora no Otoshimono: Forte (6%, 10 Votes)
  • Star Driver (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Kuragahime (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Bakuman (3%, 5 Votes)
  • MM! (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Motte To-Love-Ru (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Yosuga no Sora (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Fortune Arterial (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Iron Man (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Arakawa Under The Bridge 2 (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Psychic Detective Yakumo (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Pokemon: Best Wishes! (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Togainu no Chi (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tantei Opera Milky Holmes (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Hakuouki 2 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Letter Bee 2 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 162

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  • Voted for Index but I am not surprised Imouto and Squid Girl are up top, they are great too. Of course, there’s not even 10 votes so far.

    • Kei

      Yeah, it’s way to early to call any winners. Hopefully. the poll will top out at around 100 votes by the weekend.

      • Imouto seems to have taken a decent lead though. Not really surprising since its the embodiment of fan service.

  • Ryu

    It’s probably too early for me to say, but I’m really digging Star Driver. That show is fabulous.

    • Kei

      I’m still not sure what to think of Star Driver. The romcom/school life segments are atrocious, but they seem to be cutting down on them as the show progresses. It could go any way at this point.

  • warpshadow

    If you look at the rankings now you will see that super robot wars fell a couple of spots (part of it’s high ranking is that it started earlier than other shows and so had more time to gather views) so now it has less views that Squid Girl or Fortune Arterial.

    • Kei

      Could you link to these rankings? I must have missed them…

      • warpshadow

        I just look at the popular anime page on Crunchyroll as you can see Panty and stocking and squid girl are placed slightly higher than super robot wars and Fortune Arterial is on the previous page (implying more popularity)

  • I voted for Panty and Stock. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Squid Girl or My Little Sister Can’t Be This cute. I really don’t see the appeal to these shows, maybe it’s just me.

    • Ryu

      You’re not alone.

  • I voted for Index II 😀 Although I do like OreImo but that’s only because those are the only two that I am honestly interested in watching. P&S is ok for escapism but not much else imo.

  • It’s a pinch! 😀

    OreImo, Squid Girl and Kuragehime are also quite good.

  • Son15031986

    You also have to take into account for squid girl that they stream it much later than what you can get on other sites. It’s possible that leads to less people watching it on Crunchyroll.

  • Tough call between OreImo, Zakuro and Arakawa for me.

    Zakuro won, though~

  • Anonymous

    The World God Only Knows is top for me, mind you the top in this season isn’t a vary high bar, though I have yet to see Kuragahime so that could easily become my top favorite.

  • Otome youkai Zakuro had one of if not the best first episodes. The 2nd wasn’t quite as good but the 3rd came back with quality storytelling.

    I think art style and subject matter are biggest turnoffs to P&SG.

  • Anonymous

    It’s still way too early for me to call my favourite out of them all. I am enjoying Star Driver, My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute!, Otome Youkai Zakuro, Kuragahime, The World God Only Knows, Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, MM!, Invasion! Squid Girl, Panty & Stocking and Yosuga no Sora. Well you can probably see why it’s too early to choose a favourite. I voted for Kuragahime because I feel it’s the show with the most promise this season.

  • 1. SoraOto Forte
    2. MM!
    3. Hyakka Ryouran
    4. The World God Only Knows
    5. Motto To Love-Ru

  • My personal favorite has been Panty and Stocking, although I’ve been really enjoying Iron Man and some OreImo. Kinda sad there isn’t more Iron man love though.

  • beh

    oreimo and index ii arent in the crunchy top 10 because their not on crunchyroll in the first place….
    zakuro being to high up is a miracle to me though…