The results are in! NBCUniversal Anime General Election
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The results are in! NBCUniversal Anime General Election

The results are in! NBCUniversal Anime General Election

Published: May 16, 2022

Updated: May 16, 2022

Introduction

We are pleased to announce the results for the NBCUniversal 30th Anniversary Anime General Election, celebrating their glorious 30th anniversary!

Thank you so much to everyone who voted and for all your lovely comments.

NBCUniversal’s Top 10 Anime: Global Ranking

*Titles separated by season during the voting period have been combined for the results.
 E.g.: Starmyu 2nd season → Starmyu
    Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen → Owari no Seraph

Comments

「Black Lagoon」
Black Lagoon is one of the best action anime series i seen. Would be very happy with soundtrack made by EDISON to be on digital streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music). Please, NBCUniversal make it happen!
nobunaga
oshikatsu5---the-best
「Shakugan no Shana: Season I」
totherpage95
message4---best-girl
「A Lull in the Sea」
So I really love the nautical motifs in both the general art style and the soundtrack, even the land looks aquatic like. The love dodecahedron is kind of a mess, but so is puberty so it doesn’t bother me. I’m a big fan of anime with fantasy elements that are prominent enough to make the world stand out, but not enough to where it’s just another high fantasy world. Anime like Made In Abyss for example! But NagiAsu has some great characters, great story(ESPECIALLY WITH THE TWO HALVES OF THE SHOW, it’s great), astonishing visuals and music(like some of the best), voice performances that range from solid to amazing. And yadda yadda it’s 9:30 am and I didn’t sleep writing this, take my $1.
MissMisu
「A Certain Magical Index II」
Thanks to discovering Toaru Majutsu no Index back in 2008, I have now followed it for 14 years! It remains my favorite series! I hope for a new season of Index!!
Kazunga
oshikatsu5---the-best
「Serial Experiments Lain」
ndfhy
oshikatsu4---ssr
「Haibane Renmei」
Some really great shows I've enjoyed from this group! It's been really nostalgic looking over them all and thinking, "Yeah, I remember that!". And remembering where I was at in my life when I watched a given show. Who my friends were, how old I was; it's cool to see an anime title and have that level of connection to your life. Haibane Renmei holds a special place in my heart as I still think it is not only one of the most unique anime I've ever seen (not only in terms of art, character, and subject matter), but it got me spending hours thinking about the topic of forgiveness. You know you've got a good show when one can remember it clearly and fondly over a decade later.
Tsumayouji
message3---so-cool
「Black Lagoon」
Congratulations on 30 years of bringing the world entertainment!
baddog1229
message3---so-cool
「A Certain Magical Index」
Imagine Breaker!
jl123
「Black Lagoon」
I love all of your works but Black Lagoon is special to me. This series is the one which made me to love anime. Thank you all of your hard work and giving us so much entertainment! Happy 30th Anniversary!
wilderten
character3---nice-purple-hair
「Chobits」
~ Uh ~ Uh ~ Yeah ~ ~ Uh ~ Uh ~ Yeah ~ ~ Uh ~ Uh ~ Yeah ~ ~ Let me be with you ~ Happy 30th Anniversary <3
shinchan34563
character2---wow-black-hair
「When They Cry」
This one is truly a classic! Its wildly different arcs keeps the series engaging and makes it hard to feel one way about any of the characters. Everyone, at different times, can be the hero or the villain.
Theshizirl
message4---best-girl
「Black Lagoon」
Congratulations💓
sashimi-1111
onomatopoeia1---boom
「Serial Experiments Lain」
Serial Experiments Lain is my all time favourite show! Thank you for making it happen!
AislynWeaver
message3---so-cool
「Akudama Drive」
This Original Series truly was an amazing watch. I hope to see more Anime like this in the future. The animation was lit.
__Akash_Saha__
「Ai Yori Aoshi」
Congratulation on your 30th anniversary!
ariaki
message2---lots-of-love
「Berserk」
The BEST!! Thank you for all work!
imorih
oshikatsu1---my-god
「Fate/stay night」
ARIGATO!
kitakita88
character4---finger-heart-blond-hair
「Golden Kamuy 3rd Season」
I became interested in Ainu culture. Love golden trio.
mal_pommes
oshikatsu2---oshi
「Kamen no Maid Guy」
っっk 心配するな、ご主人。- コガラシ
pichipichiHiro
oshikatsu5---the-best
「Berserk」
30周年おめでとうございます!!!
mizoMAL
character3---nice-purple-hair
「Black Lagoon」
Thank you for all the hard work and memories. I wish everyone at the studio great days and years to come. 30 years is a great journey. It may have been rough or exciting but you all deserve the best.
therefore-I-AM
message3---so-cool
「Fate/stay night」
I love Fate, hope we get a saber wars anime
Anime_Boy_777
character1---love-green-hair
「Golden Kamuy 3rd Season」
Can&#039;t wait for season 4. Thank you!!
mal_pommes
oshikatsu1---my-god
「Berserk」
A story that will never end. But it is the beginning of my animated story. Thank you.
comcom2020
oshikatsu1---my-god
「Now and Then, Here and There」
Perhaps this series does not stand out in particular, nor does it captivate all of the people who happen to watch it. However for me it left a huge mark, reminding of the importance of simplicity in life.
Laimee
「My Roommate is a Cat」
I have loved many of your anime over the years and they have brought much enjoyment, they have made me laugh and cry. I wish I could&#039;ve picked more than one. Congratulations on your anniversary. Wendy
northernsunshine
「Maid Sama!」
Thanks for all the wonderful animes provided to us! All the animes must have been awesome but i frankly loved Maid Sama a lot (not to mention, I&#039;ve already read its manga) but it&#039;d be great if it got a season two! ^~^ Once again thanks a lot! :))
Electric_Bolt2
「Danganronpa: The Animation」
I love it!!! Its the only anime that made me start watching and becoming an otaku. Its been 10 years since then I have scrolled across anime shows and was definitely into these kinds of anime. ARIGATOUU FOR MAKING ME AN OTAKU
Saskura_Waraki
「When They Cry」
I have only started seriously watching anime for barely a year, and there are animes that I have watched that I thought were genius that you guys have been involved working on those anime titles. I would definitely say that Higurashi the original is my favorite out of all of them though, sitting comfortably in my top 5 best animes for a reason. As a particularly new anime fan, I am looking forward to other animes that you people have been involved in, and I hope you guys will continue to do your best and I wish you all peace and joy, thank you and stay healthy.
LOLlipoppers795
「Black Lagoon」
Picking one from this list of anime was almost an impossibility. Several of my favorites are on here, but I have to go Black Lagoon. It wasn&#039;t my first anime, but it most definitely was the one that "got the hooks" of the media into me. Fantastic characters, great storyline, and up to that time some of the best artwork in the business. Black Lagoon remains the gold standard I hold other shows of the genre up to. Happy 30th anniversary, NBCUniversal and I can&#039;t wait to see what the next 30 years turns up!
Lagoon-Company
「Grand Blue Dreaming」
There&#039;s plenty of very good Anime among the adapted ones of the Studio, but I think Grand Blue Dreaming deserves a little more love and attention :) But thank you for giving my childhood, teenhood and now adulthood such beautiful and fun Anime to watch <3
Volklops
「Golden Kamuy」
I love this series! It does a great job of entertaining viewers with a blend of action, adventure, and comedy set against a realistic historical backdrop. Sugimoto and Asirpa are wonderfully written characters that make the audience want to root for them. Even the side characters get their chance to shine (especially in later seasons) with fully fleshed out backstories. The amount of research that must have been dedicated to including elements of Ainu culture is impressive. Learning about the Ainu was one of my favorite parts of the show. I found their culture to be so fascinating I watched a documentary about modern Ainu living in Japan.
Mekanju

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Everybody's wonderful comments have been sent to NBCUniversal. Thank you so much for all your warm words and messages!

Delivery of flowers to NBCUniversal

A beautiful bouquet of flowers has been handed over to Tatsuya Ota from NBCUniversal, who is leading the 30th anniversary project!

Ota had the following to say about the Anime General Election:

"Thank you so much for all of your votes and congratulations!
This year we reached our 30th anniversary thanks to everyone's continued love and support.
Thank you for taking part in our anime election.
We received almost 10,000 votes from fans overseas and in Japan.
We're so happy to be able to connect directly with fans outside of Japan in this way, and we'd love to continue doing more fun projects with you all, and of course make lots more amazing anime for everyone!
We hope you continue to enjoy NBCUniversal's future anime and music projects!"

Notice of Second General Election

It has been confirmed that a second NBCUniversal Anime General Election will be held! The theme for the election will be “Top 11 Anime Character General Election”, so please look forward to it!

What is NBCUniversal?

NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan is a multimedia entertainment company, developing and producing a variety of outstanding anime, films, drama and music. As well as distributing content from overseas in Japan, what makes NBCUniversal different from competing studios such as Hollywood is its focus on material from Japan and Asia. Alongside producing and distributing Japanese anime, Asian/Korean drama and Japanese films domestically, NBCUniversal is also a record label, handling distribution for a number of Japanese musicians and providing music for various anime and video games.

World's End Harem
The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt
The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest
Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san

©LINK,Kotaro Shono/SHUEISHA,World’s End Harem Project
©Toru Toba - SB Creative Corp. / The Genius Prince Committee
©SS-SBCr/ The Strongest Sage of Disqualified Crest Project
©︎KEIGO MAKI, KODANSHA/Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Production Committee

What is the NBCUniversal 30th Anniversary project?

Beginning in 1992 with the Tenchi Muyo! OVA, 2022 marks NBCUniversal Entertainment’s 30th year in business and counting.

The last 30 years has seen a huge expansion of the anime market on a global scale, which means that there is now intense rivalry not only between production companies but also between streaming platforms and other anime-related businesses. While taking a look back on these last 30 years, a special 30th anniversary project is being launched as a starting point for the years to come.

NBCUniversal 30th Anniversary project logo

The concept for NBCUniversal’s Anime×Music 30th Anniversary project is “multiply” (×).
NBCUniversal aims to combine anime, music and people together to create something above and beyond.

Just like the × in ANIME×MUSIC, by crossing two ideas together, this project will bring forth something new to enjoy and set the stage even higher for the future.

Official website

*Site in Japanese and English