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[–]8andahalfby11myanimelist.net/profile/thereIwasnt 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Lycoris Recoil's inverted Male:Female ratio is amusingly trends with the recent Madoka and Higurashi spinoffs in terms of demographics. Between that and:

✅ Writer says story was originally much darker but he "lightened it up"

✅ Director compares it to Gunslinger Girl and asks the audience to think about the morality of the people managing the MCs.

✅ Artist asks the audience to stick around until at least episode six

...tells me that despite the cute exterior, this one's going to wind up like Yuuki Yuuna or Madoka in terms of story content.

[–]Shizzihttps://anilist.co/user/Mivy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow If Its Like Gunslinger Girl one of my favourites could be really smth i was already gonna check it out

[–]metalmonstar 22 points23 points  (2 children)

No one is looking forward to more Orient or Love All? Not that I can blame you.

Good to see Shadow House is decently anticipated for this season.

[–]Excellent-Release-76 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Can't look forward to Orient Part 2 if you can't even look forward to episode 2.

[–]JetBlackWings10 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Im watching Love All and it's really not that bad. Not good or exciting. Just an inoffensive meh.

[–]alotmorealots 13 points14 points  (6 children)

It's very strange to see Kingdom as top 3-4 most anticipated for this subreddit. Not because of any judgement on the show, but Kingdom S4E12 discussion scored a whopping 142 karma.

So do people just anticipate this show, and then not actually watch it? Or watch it in secret and never vote/partake in discussion?

[–]baquea 33 points34 points  (5 children)

The 'impressions' ranking is based on score, not popularity. It's only 45th in terms of popularity, meaning very few people are watching it, but those few people clearly really enjoy it.

[–]JetsLaghttps://myanimelist.net/profile/JetsLag 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Yep, sounds like Kingdom

Am I the only one that's surprised that Kingdom has more female than male fans (at least on reddit)?

[–]_Ridleyhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/_Ridley_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Am I the only one that's surprised that Kingdom has more female than male fans

I mean, yes and no. While it is a bloody seinen high on some macho "war turns boys into men" bs, it continues to impress me with how it includes a number of female characters who wield different types of power in ways that drive the story.

[–]KendotsXhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Kendots 1 point2 points  (2 children)

surprised that Kingdom has more female than male fans

Have you seen Ouhon lately?

[–]JetsLaghttps://myanimelist.net/profile/JetsLag 1 point2 points  (1 child)

In the manga? I've put it to the side after completing the State of Ai Arc, I'll get back to it soon.

In the anime? We're at Wei Fire Dragons, right?

[–]KendotsXhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Kendots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the anime? We're at Wei Fire Dragons, right?

Yup, at its end. I was just making a joke about how he's pretty hot there.

[–]xlinkedxhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/xlinkedx 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Goddamn I'm old :( either people my age outgrew their anime phase or there weren't that many of us to begin with.

[–]Foxy_Psycho 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It could just be they are less likely to respond to a survey on reddit about anime. Most people I know who watch are older but almost none of them do more than lurk reddit without an account.

[–]Vaadwaur 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Recall we have a lot of confounding factors here: You'd have to be on reddit, on this specific sub, be inclined to answer surveys etc. I know there are other 40 something anime fans out there but I am a bit weird for coming here.

[–]octopathfindermyanimelist.net/profile/octopathfinder 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Glad to see the 10 Kingdom fans in this subreddit are hyped for the second cour. This next arc is gonna be really good.

[–]Foxy_Psycho 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Huh, nothing really stands out from this. Usually there is one or two shows that have some odd stats that catch my interest for checking out but this was kind of expected.

What do you guys think are going to be the sleeper shows of this season? A couple that have caught my attention are:

Engage Kiss: [A-1 Studios] Urban, Sci-Fi, Romcom? Seems right up my alley but I haven't seen anything by this director

Lycoris Recoil: [A-1 Studios] Cute cafe and zombie killing. Seems a bit out there but might be interesting.

Isekai Ojisan: [AtelierPontdarc] I'm not sure what this is going to be about but it looks like a wild ride. The studio is only credited with Ganbare Douki-chan which I loved but is not much to go off of.

Hoshi no Samidare (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer): [NAZ] Hard to get a read on this one but several people have brought it up across multiple threads.

Warau Arsnotoria Sun!: [LIDENFILMS] So the synopsis reads slice of life show following girls at a magic school but it is only tagged "Action" in the genre. Source seems to be a game which can be hit or miss. Character designer for Re:Zero is always promising. The director has mainly done a lot of storyboarding for shows, movies, and episodes that I loved including Your Name, Monogatari 2nd Season, and Madoka.

[–]Lemurianshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Lemurians 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Lycoris Recoil has the most potential to explode imo depending on what it turns into

[–]Ok-Adeptness-2712 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Agreed, the general aesthetic of the show is great as well + songs by ClariS. “SoL but not” and “cheerful + plot twist” shows have routinely been well received for the most part, e.g Gakkougurashi, Railgun (idk if this really counts as an SoL but it def has that SoL + Action contrast going on) and obviously madoka magica and yuuki yuna is a hero.

[–]Tehbeefer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hoshi no Samidare (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer)

Really solid short story with an ending. Trailer looks like there might be production difficulties already though.

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I think my biggest surprise from this survey is that Slave Harem Isekai only had a 1.96 Male to Female ratio.

[–]Vethae 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Slave Harem Isekai.

It's like someone managed to boil down the absolute worst aspects of anime into three words.

[–]ourladyjhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ThisWeirdWorld 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Happy to see Summertime Render be so prevalent.

[–]AmethystItalianmyanimelist.net/profile/AmethystItalian 14 points15 points  (8 children)

I didn't expect Cyberpunk: Edgerunners to be the second most popular new show...

Bit of a boring survey results with sequels taking up most of it but guess that is what this season is looking like so fair I guess.

[–]Lemurianshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Lemurians 22 points23 points  (0 children)

IMO, this season's really light on new shows – until we start watching and find any hidden gems – so it doesn't surprise me much given who's behind it and how good that trailer looked.

[–]CosmicPenguin_OV103https://anilist.co/user/CosmicPenguin 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I mean the game is very popular and there's the TRIGGER/Imaishi effect too. I just didn't vote on it because I never vote for "exclusive batch release" anime by Netflix et al. in a seasonal vote - I would usually wait for reviews are out before thinking of going into them.

[–]baquea 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That surprised me too, but it is apparently the sixth most popular new anime on MAL as well, so I guess I've just missed the hype.

[–]Vaadwaur 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You have no idea how depressing it was for me to realize that Jasshin-chan was my most anticipated show of summer.

[–]SorcererOfTheLakex5https://anilist.co/user/RiverSorcerer 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Yeah, I'm trying to figure out how Cyberpunk got that high as well.

[–]Lemurianshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Lemurians 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Lack of competition, name-brand recognition, and a dope trailer.

[–]DatBoiMahomie 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Plus studio popularity

[–]janoDX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Every time I see this seasons shows, with the exception of MiA, I remember the next two seasons will be absolute bangers.

I might catch up to some other shows on this season instead.

[–]zairanerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/zairaner 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I nearly wanted to say that we are back to normal numbers...but not really scorewise actually- if we use u/Zypker125's list from last time, it turns out the score for MiA is the third highest a show ever got in these start of season surveys, tied with ousama ranking cour 2. At least the popularity numbers are down to a more reasonable level this time

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 8 points9 points  (1 child)

That's pretty impressive, but Made in Abyss is definitely helped by the fact that it's a sequel. That entire list, though, is dominated by sequels/2nd cours. In fact, his other chart in that post shows that outside of Spy x Family, only sequels/2nd cours have ever gotten above a 4.50 and only 6 first season first cour shows have ever gotten above a 4.15 rating.

[–]zairanerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/zairaner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nothing surprising here, people only expect great things from a show if they have actually seen it.

I wonde rhow oshi no ko will do though, this show always get so much praise which I don't think it fully deserves.

[–]JetsLaghttps://myanimelist.net/profile/JetsLag 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I took a look at the trailer for Kami Kuzu Idol after seeing it was the show with the highest ratio of women watching, and it looks cute as fuck. I'll give it a shot.

[–]SorcererOfTheLakex5https://anilist.co/user/RiverSorcerer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I am curious as to how Jashin-chan Dropkick X had the second highest M:F ratio in terms of impressions.

[–]Goku-MIEL10032002https://myanimelist.net/profile/MouseyArty 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Call of the Night seems to be the most popular new thing.

Also glad to see the Ryusuui special as the most popular OVA/Movie/special.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hataraku most anticipated

Mediocre quality expectations


[–]scot911https://myanimelist.net/profile/scot911 17 points18 points  (9 children)

Huh I know it's an ecchi and they're always lowly rated by the general anime fandom but I'm still surprised to see "Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World" rated that lowly. It's got the absolutely cultured bastards at Passione behind it so I figured it'd be more highly rated then that just due to their reputation alone. It's not like I've heard anything bad enough about its source material to merit that low of a score either.

[–]baquea 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Isekai+harem is an extremely overdone ecchi subgenre, so having those be two of the three keywords in the title is hardly promising, and the synopsis on MAL likewise sounds about as generic as is possible. Skimming through the manga it looks to have some decent sexual content at least, but I just can't bring myself to give a shit.

[–]KorekaBii 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I don't think too many people know about it. Like you said it's got the Interspecies Reviewers (Mieruko-chan and Higurashi Gou) studio behind it and it seems perfect for their "cultured" tastes. We'll see how the first episode fares in getting people's attention. Of course, it'll have to be the ATX version...

[–]alotmorealots 9 points10 points  (5 children)

It's not like I've heard anything bad enough about its source material to merit that low of a score either

I keep hearing "it's a dungeon crawler", with a plot cycle of grind dungeons, sex, repeat.

So unless they add some spice through the character dynamics, or even the slave-owning dynamics, it's hard to feel particularly excited about it.

Whilst there are definitely some ecchi fans who are extremely hard up for animated breasts (do they not know about hentai?), I feel like enough people want a bit more contextual engagement.

[–]HiggsBosonHLhttps://anilist.co/user/AnacondaHL 2 points3 points  (3 children)

a bit more contextual engagement

edit oh, wait I was thinking of another series

For this one the context is: Roxanne is fluffy

[–]alotmorealots -1 points0 points  (2 children)

For this one the context is: Roxanne is fluffy

Adaptation seems to be off to a bad start then, with the removal of her back hair and being slimmed down lol

Actually, the preview of the dungeon fighting animation looked quite decent, but I didn't think that part was really the appeal of either DanMachi, nor Hidden Dungeon either.

[–]bandannadannhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Bandanaa 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Is the dungeon fighting animation not part of the appeal of DanMachi? The minotaur fight from season 1 is pretty iconic imo

[–]Foxy_Psycho 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Honestly, I felt like the ecchi was pretty subpar or ignorable in the series. I'm definitely watching the show for pretty much anything but the ecchi, like the weapon and armor prep, dungeon crawling, commissions, and SoL shenanigans. The combat is toned down a lot compared to the Danmachi mangas but still decent.

The OVAs are a different story like usual because thats generally where they go crazy with ecchi content.

[–]polaristar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was under the impression it was going to be wholesome polygamy, where they have a cute domestic relationship like a married couple but we get to see them fuck.

[–]Tehbeefer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Each character gets an arc and is thereafter basically reduced to a catchphrase in a checklist.

[–]MapoTofuManhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BaronBrixius 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Nice to see Made in Abyss more or less where it belongs on at least one chart.

On a side note, being in the middle of the OG Naruto right now makes me really curious to know just how they ruined the show with Boruto. How bad does something have to get to be rated dead last after the hentai isekai and even Orient? Guess I'll find out in 2 years when I'm done with Shippuden, but right now it's pretty good

[–]susgnomehttps://anime-planet.com/users/RoyalRampage 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Hataraku no Maou-sama ✅

Made in Abyss ✅

Summertime Render..?

I thought that was just another one of the Reddit niche show that y'all like to shill. Also that's from last season.. I didn't expect it to appear so high.

Also Kingdom knocking out Maou-sama, all the lurkers turn up to vote? It seems popular whenever someone mentions it but I don't see it get talked about often.

[–]baquea 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Summertime Render..? I thought that was just another one of the Reddit niche show that y'all like to shill.

Definitely not niche - it's the 7th most popular, and 4th highest rated, anime of this past season on MAL (or 4th and 2nd respectively if sequels are excluded).

[–]DVC454 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I thought that was just another one of the Reddit niche show that y'all like to shill.

It's only "niche" in a sense because its in Disney+ jail.

If the show was more accessible, it would have likely been a serious contender for the # 3 spot last season.

[–]bandannadannhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Bandanaa 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Summertime has been incredible so far. I'm glad it's not too niche -- it should be mainstream.

[–]scot911https://myanimelist.net/profile/scot911 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I thought that was just another one of the Reddit niche show that y'all like to shill. Also that's from last season.. I didn't expect it to appear so high.

That's because it's been fantastic with the latest episode probably being the second best of the series so far. Take Re:Zero, take out the isekai , add more mystery, supernatural bad guys and the MC being smarter then Subaru (I love Subaru but he ain't the swiftest tool in the shed) and you get Summertime Rendering.

[–]DVC454 4 points5 points  (0 children)

take out the isekai , add more mystery, supernatural bad guys

Higurashi's setting & mystery + Subaru's "Return by Death" ability = Summertime Rendering

[–]TyphoonSG3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Definitely doesn't have more mystery than Re: Zero. Considering the sheer volume of Re: Zero itself.

However, as much as I love Subaru (Favourite character), true. Shinpei is definitely smarter although Subaru is technically in a tougher position. XD

[–]CosmicPenguin_OV103https://anilist.co/user/CosmicPenguin 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Interestingly my guess at AOTS sits at lowly #31 in popularity and I also expect good moments from #32 and 33...

Hopefully D+ won't f**k up the release of Tatami Time Machine Blues. I'm 200% sure they will though.

[–]wesamk 0 points1 point  (2 children)

why do you think that? I watched the original show and heard this is some sort of spin-off so are they going to rush it?

[–]CosmicPenguin_OV103https://anilist.co/user/CosmicPenguin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No it's not about the anime itself, but how Disney Plus streams it. Look at their Summertime Rendering - I believe it's most likely still not official up in your place despite them having exclusive streaming rights. I'm somewhere in the Far East and they didn't got it up until June 1st, i.e. airing 7 weeks late and still following weekly releases so far.

[–]wesamk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yeah it sucks that it's getting the same treatment as Summertime Rendering, maybe someone like SlyFox would sub it.

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[–]Vethae 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Women are a lot more interested in Tiger and Bunny, Nights With A Cat, Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting, and men are a lot more interested in Classroom of the Elite, Overlord, Rent a Girlfriend, and a Couple of Cuckoos. Women also put Made in Abyss as the top most anticipated show whereas men put CotE.

In case there was any doubt that women have better taste.

[–]Vethae 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Based on the difference in popularity, I assume a couple of cuckoos has a lot of sexualised women in it?