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25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season 

Anna Lindwasser
Updated May 14, 2019 109.3k votes 23.7k voters 173.8k views 28 items

List Rules Vote up the anime you wish to see picked up for a second season.

There’s nothing worse than finding an anime you love, coming to the end of if, and realizing that there’s no second season. Okay, there are probably worse things. Like being a mom with a side ponytail in any anime ever, for example. Still, there are plenty of anime that rightfully deserve a second season, if only to satisfy ravenous otakus the world over.

Sometimes an anime needs a second season because it ended on a cliffhanger, and you need to know more. Sometimes the manga or light novel that spawned it has so much more to explore than was ever animated. Not being able to see Sohma Akito’s backstory outside the Fruits Basket manga has been slowly killing many inside since 2001. Sometimes the series was just so perfect that you would gladly watch the main characters all the way up until Season 75, The Nursing Home Years.

Not included in this list are anime with officially announced second seasons - so if you were wondering where Attack on Titan, One Punch Man, and The Eccentric Family are, the answer is they're in development. Make your grievances known, and vote for which of these single season anime needs a season two in the worst way. 

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The Devil Is a Part-Time... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! is a Japanese light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara, with illustrations by Oniku. ASCII Media Works has published ten volumes since February 2011. The story ...more

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No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
No Game No Life is a light novel series by Yū Kamiya. Sora and Shiro are two hikikomori step-siblings who are known in the online gaming world as Blank, an undefeated group of gamers. One day, ...more

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High School of the Dead ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Highschool of the Dead, known in Japan as Apocalyptic Academy: Highschool of the Dead, is a Japanese manga series written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō. Highschool of the Dead is ...more

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Ouran High School Host C... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into an ...more

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Yona of the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) is a Japanese manga series by Mizuho Kusanagi and 2014 anime series. The story follows the redemption of Yona, the sole princess to the kingdom of Kouka, ...more

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Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Deadman Wonderland is a manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2008 ...more

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Trigun is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Trigun is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. Both manga were adapted into an anime television series in 1998. Trigun revolves around a man known as "Vash ...more

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Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Toradora! is a Japanese light novel series by Yuyuko Takemiya, with illustrations by Yasu. A 25-episode anime adaptation produced by J.C.Staff aired in Japan on TV Tokyo between October 2008 and ...more

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Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Btooom! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Junya Inoue. An anime adaptation covering the first 50 chapters of the manga was produced by Madhouse. Ryōta Sakamoto is an ...more

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Yuri!!! on Ice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Yuri!!! on Ice is a 2016 sports anime series about figure skating, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and written by Mitsurō Kubo. The series revolves around the relationships between Japanese figure ...more

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Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi. The story was originally conceived by Jun Maeda, who also wrote the ...more

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Kabaneri of the Iron For... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
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Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
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Servamp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
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Hyōka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Hyōka
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Pandora Hearts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Pandora Hearts is a shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Jun Mochizuki. Individual chapters have been serialized in Monthly GFantasy since June 2006, with bound volumes published by ...more

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Nana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Nana is a Japanese josei manga series written and illustrated by Ai Yazawa, serialized in Cookie published by Shueisha. The manga derives its title from the name of the two main characters, both ...more

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WataMote: No Matter How ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
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Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Baccano! is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Katsumi Enami. The series, often told from multiple points of view, is mostly set within a fictional United ...more

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Panty & Stocking wit... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
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Nichijou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Nichijou
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Girls und Panzer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
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Welcome to the NHK is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
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Usagi Drop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Usagi Drop
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Shirobako is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season