AnimeJapan is one of the industry’s biggest trade conventions. It’s a time were manga publishers treat fans to news of anime adaptations and game tie-ins, but they can also get a read on what fans are buzzing about!
Every year, a poll is held where fans vote for the manga they wish to see adapted into an anime. The poll doesn’t mean an adaptation is a sure thing, but it certainly has some weight to it. Here are the top 10 vote-getters!
1Daigo the Beast: Umehara Fighting Gamers!
Mangaka: Maki Tomoi (Story) / Itaru Orikasa (Story) / Kengoro Nishide (Art)
Genre: Action / Game
Quick Pitch: Real life pro-gamer Daigo Umehara is a legend in the fighting game community. The manga explores Umehara’s early career stage as a novice playing at Japan’s many arcades and facing off against other pro-gamers like Shinya Ohnuki.
2Kyuuketsuki Sugu Shinu
Mangaka: Itaru Bonnoki
Genre: Comedy / Supernatural
Quick Pitch: A vampire hunter learns of a mansion that belongs to a serial kidnapping vampire, and he vows to slay the beast. Upon arriving, the hunter learns that the vampire is actually a wimp and that the “missing” children are using the mansion as a playground.
Mangaka: Toshiaki Iwashiro
Genre: Action / Romance / Supernatural
Quick pitch: Ageha Yoshina is a teen who helps others for a price. One day, he finds a calling card with the word “Psyren” on it and notices that his classmate Sakurako Amamiya has one. When Sakurako goes missing, Ageha calls the number on the card and is dragged into a strange world to participate in a death game.
4Taisho Wotome Otogibanashi
Mangaka: Sana Kirioka
Genre: Comedy / Historical / Romance / Slice of Life
Quick Pitch: Tamahiko is the son of a wealthy family, but his life changes after an accident cripples his right arm. No longer considered an heir, he is sent to live in the country away from his family. One day, Tamahiko’s life changes when he learns that his father “bought” him a bride to care of him.
Mangaka: Satou Inoue
Genre: Drama / Romance / Yaoi
Quick Pitch: Sugiki and Suzuki are ballroom dancers who have mastered different styles. They agree to teach each other their movies to expand their repertoire, but their clashing personalities get in the way.
6Nogi Wakaba is a Hero
Mangaka: Takahiro (Story) / Takino Daisuke (Art)
Genre: Action / Fantasy
Quick Pitch: Taking place 300 years in the past, in 2018, the story follows the first ever Hero Team.
Mangaka: Royhgo Narita (Story) / Shizuki Morii (Art)
Genre: Action / Fantasy / Supernatural
Quick Pitch: After the end of the Third Holy Grail War in Fuyuki, an organization from the United States plans their own ritual based on collected data. After seventy years of planning, the group selects Snowfield as the site for their Holy Grail War. Their incomplete imitation of a grail starts to summon strangely Servants and ignores the Saber class. The definition of “hero” has also been blurred.
8Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation
Mangaka: Yoshiyuki Nishi
Genre: Action / Comedy / Mystery / Supernatural
Quick Pitch: Magical Law Executioner Toru Muhyo and his assistant Jiro Kusano track and deal with ghosts based on client requests. An anime adaptation was recently announced.
9Bloom Into You
Mangaka: Nio Nakatani
Genre: Romance / Yuri
Quick pitch: Yuu Koito loves shoujo manga and can’t wait for the day she gets a love confession. When a junior high classmate confesses his feelings for Yuu, she’s surprised to have felt nothing. Now in high school, Yuu still doesn’t know how to feel about the confession. Yuu gets drawn to student council president Touko Nanami after she gracefully rejects a suitor. Seeking help on how to reject others, Yuu is confused once Touko confesses to Yuu.
10The Promised Neverland
Mangaka: Kaiu Shirai (Story) / Posuka Demizu (Art)
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller
Quick Pitch: The story follows orphans Emma, Norman, and Ray. They live at the Grace Field House with other foster siblings and are allowed to do pretty much anything. However, they are forbidden to leave the compound or go to the gate. The children think nothing of this simple rule until they discover the fate of one of their recently adopted sibling.
Do you agree with Japan’s picks?