The Japanese website Livedoor News recently reported on the titles from the summer season 2021, which have the highest viewer loyalty in Japan so far. You can see the result later in this article.
Audience Retention until the Sixth Episode
The data to calculate this ranking was taken from the Japanese streaming platform Niconico. All series were taken into account, of which more than six episodes have already been broadcast in the current summer season 2021.
The evaluation shows how large the proportion of people is who have remained loyal to the anime since the first episode and have continued to watch it until the sixth episode.
What do you think about the result of the survey? Were your favorites able to assert themselves in this ranking? Let us know in the comments!
5 Summer Anime With Fan Loyalty
5. Kageki Shoujo!! (27% audience retention)
Studio: Pine Jam (Gleipnir, Gamers!, Just Because!)
Genres: Drama, School, Shoujo
Ever since she was a little girl, Sarasa has wanted to play the role of Oscar as part of the Kouka Acting Troupe, an all-female acting troupe similar to the Takarazuka Revue. But before she can do that, she has to attend two years at the Kouka School of Musical and Theatrical Arts. As Sarasa practices singing, dancing, and acting, she grows closer to the other girls in her year, including her roommate, the stoic former J-idol, Ai. Though Sarasa is great at making friends, her outspoken nature and grand ambitions earn her lots of enemies as well.
4. The Dungeon of Black Company (29% audience retention)
Studio: SILVER LINK. (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, Kokoro Connect, Masamune-kun no Revenge)
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy
Kinji, who lacks any kind of work ethic, is a layabout in his modern life. One day, he finds himself transported to another world–but not in a grand fantasy of a hero welcomed with open arms. He’s immediately shoved into a terrible job. Now enslaved by an evil mining company in a fantasy world, Kinji’s about to really learn the meaning of hard work.
3. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes lead to Doom X (30% audience retention)
Studio: SILVER LINK. (BOFURI, The Misfit of Demon King Academy, Kenja no Mago & Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody)
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, School, Shoujo
An otome-game obsessed young woman was hit by the Death Truck in our world, and found herself reincarnated as Catarina Claes, the villainous rival girl from her favorite fantasy dating game, Fortune Hunter. After regaining her memories at the age of 8, Catarina decides to put all of her efforts into subverting the game’s intentions and making friends with all of the characters, not only because she’s generally a sweet girl, but also because it means avoiding certain doom.
2. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S (34% viewership)
Studio: Kyoto Animation (Violet Evergarden, Hyouka, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, Nichijou)
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Fantasy
Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi’s normal life is about to go off the deep end!
1. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu (37% audience retention)
Studios: Passione (Rokka no Yuusha, Citrus, High School DxD)
Genres: Dementia, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller
Following the revelation of the key players behind the recent string of tragedies, Keiichi, Rena, Mion, Shion, and Rika will have to unravel the horrific events and take on a force greater than any they’ve ever faced before.