We’re approaching the end of the year, which means the best-of lists are about to hit full force. There’s no way we can report on all of them, but here’s one we found pretty interesting: it’s courtesy the folks at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival, who put the question to the fans.
The 273,969 respondents (or responses, anyway) for best anime of 2019 came in two categories: TV and theatrical. The list of the former features an entire 80 titles, while the latter features 20.
For our purposes, let’s check out the top 10 from each category. First, TV, which breaks down like this:
9. Run with the Wind
8. Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2
7. Kaguya-sama: Love is War
6. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
5. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
4. Mob Psycho 100 II
3. Banana Fish
2. Bloom Into You
1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
10. Sound! Euphonium The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day
9. Mr. Osomatsu the Movie
8. The Legend of Hei (China)
7. Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
6. Uta no Prince-Sama: Maji LOVE Kingdom
5. Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyodai no Kizuna (first five episodes shown theatrically)
4. Weathering With You
3. Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll
2. Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] II.lost butterfly
And there you have it, folks. How closely does your own list align? What series and films are you still looking forward to seeing?