Dengeki Readers Pick Favourite Winter Anime



The Spring 2010 anime season has begun, and it’s off to a great start — impressions coming later — but there are many of us who haven’t even gotten through some of last year’s better shows yet, mostly because we don’t know what to make time to watch.


This might help. Dengeki Online recently conducted their top-ten winter anime poll, and the results are in. Topping the list was Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, spin-off story to the popular Toaru Majutsu no Index. I’ve heard good things about Baka to Test to Shōkanju, too.


1. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
2. Baka to Test to Shōkanjū
3. Durarara!!
4. Hidamari Sketch X Hoshimittsu
5. Hanamaru Kindergarten
6. Katanagatari
7. Ladies vs. Butlers
8. Kimi ni Todoke
9. Sora no Woto
10. Nodame Cantabile: Finale


Good to see that Durarara!! and Kimi ni Todoke made the list. They’re both fantastic shows that do things differently from the norm. I’ll admit I’m guilty of not having watched Katanagatari myself, which I’ll need to get down to posthaste. The art looks rather interesting, too.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.