The anime industry is a cutthroat place, and over the years fans have seen some of its weirdest titles get sequels. Some may be deserved, yes, but others have left fans bemoaning its waste of resources. After all, no sequels are ever promised in anime, and there are plenty of shows that deserve sequels with nothing to show for it. But thanks to a new poll, anime fans have spoken and revealed the top 20 shows in the industry that need a sequel ASAP.
The update comes straight from Japan as popular Anime site Anime polled users on their best series. This is where users were asked which anime they most wanted a sequel for, and thousands came up with answers.
A list of the top 20 picks has been released, and the first half of the results are telling. A slew of new series like 86: Eighty-six, Global Trigger, and My darling dressing makes the cut. Other well-known series like fire force and Re:Zero – Starting a life in another world also joined despite already having several seasons to their name. And of course, other wonders of a season like Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-kun, Rascal Doesn’t Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, and Wandering Witch: Elaina’s Journey showed up.
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As for the top ten picks, well, you can find the full list below from bottom to top. The majority of the series will be familiar to fans given their popularity, but the top three picks might surprise you…
- Re:Zero – Starting a life in another world
- Toliet-Bound Hanako-kun
- Yona of dawn
- Adachi and Shimamura
- flourish in you
- Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited
As you can see, the number one vote goes to Haikyuu with about 6% of the votes. The series has yet to adapt the manga’s final act despite the series ending in 2020. You can imagine how desperate fans are to see the anime end its run, but Haikyuu is not the only one in this case. The top ten is full of series that have yet to complete their run, so anime executives might want to consider reviving some of those returning titles…!
What do you think of this impressive list? Was one of your top picks overlooked? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.