Japanese Poll Lists Top 10 Most Wanted Anime Sequels



Japanese anime news site Anime! Anime! recently ran a poll in October asking readers what titles they would most want to see get a sequel. Over 13,000 readers voted, and the results are as follows.

1)   Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (“Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun”)

2)   Houzuki no Reitetsu (“Hozuki’s Coolheadedness”)

3)   Mob Psycho 100

4)   Ookiku Furikabutte (“Big Windup!”)

5)   Free!

6)   Re: Zero

7)   Arslan Senki (“The Heroic Legend of Arslan”)

8)   Katekyou Hitman Reborn!

9)   Akatsuki no Yona (“Yona of the Dawn”)

10) Ouran High School Host Club

Top pick Nozaki-kun received over 2,000 more votes than Houzuki no Reitetsu. A comedy series, Nozaki-kun follows a tall, intimidating high school boy who moonlights as a shoujo manga artist. The anime features an amusing cast of crazy characters and frequently pokes fun at common story tropes, incompetent editors, and other amusing aspects of the manga industry.

The love Nozaki-kun has received pleases me, but I personally think all of these titles really deserve sequels. I believe a revival of Ouran High School Host Club would be especially interesting, as it was wildly popular around the world in its heyday (I’m also a big fan of Ouran heroine Haruhi Fujioka!).

According to Anime! Anime!, 80% of the participants were female, which contributes to the high number of shows on the list with girl appeal. In addition, any series that received sequels as recently as last year—such as Sword Art Online and Natsume Yuujinchou—were not included.

Sources: Anime! Anime!, Crunchyroll, Funimation