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Most Anticipated Spring 2019 Anime According to Japan

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The Spring 2019 anime season is right around the corner, so it’s time to tally the numbers on the hype machine and see which shows come out on top. The first few entries are probably a no-brainer regardless of where you hail from, but KADOKAWA group’s GZ Brain recently conducted some research to determine Japanese fans’ most anticipated TV anime of the upcoming season.

A total of 18,270 people—9,645 men and 8,625 women between 5 and 69 years old—across 47 prefectures took part in the study. Here’s how their top 20 shook out for shows kicking off in April:

1. Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2

2. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Zenya – Akai Suisei

3. One-Punch Man Second Season

4. Yo-Kai Watch New Series

5. Fruits Basket

6. Zoku Owarimonogatari & Monogatari series selection
7. Bungo Stray Dogs Third Season
8. Kimetsu no Yaiba
9. Ojarumaru 22nd season
10. Shoumetsu Toshi
11. Ace of Diamond act II
12. We Never Learn
13. Strike Witches 501st Unit, Taking Off!
14. Kenja no Mago
15. ULTRAMAN
16. Isekai Quartet
17. Kono Oto Tomare!
18. The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Theater CLIMAX SEASON
19. Rilakkuma to Kaoru-san
20. YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world.

Male and female top 5 lists differed beyond the top 2 entries. Here’s how they break down:

Male

1. Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2
2. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Zenya – Akai Suisei
3. One-Punch Man Second Season
4. Yo-kai Watch!
5. Zoku Owarimonogatari & Monogatari series selection

Female

1. Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2
2. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Zenya – Akai Suisei
3. Fruits Basket
4. Bungo Stray Dogs Third Season
5. Yo-kai Watch! 

Source: KADOKAWA press release via Crunchyroll

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