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25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season 

Anna Lindwasser
Updated May 14, 2019 92.9k votes 20.3k voters 137.8k 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
2014

Network: AT-X

Genres (Tv): Anime, Action, Fantasy, Animation

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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Ouran High School Host C... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
2006

Actors: Kikuko Inoue, Koyasu Taketo, Mamoru Miyano, Natsuko Kuwatani, Masaya Matsukaze, + more

Number of Episodes: 26

Network: Nippon Television

Genres (Tv): Animation, Anime, Comedy

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) 4 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season

Genres (Tv): Anime, Manga

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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High School of the Dead ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season

Genres (Tv): Ecchi, fanservice, Gore, zombies

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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Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
2011

Actors: Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action/Adventure, Thriller, Anime, Shōnen manga, + more

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
1998

Actors: Hiromi Tsuru, Johnny Yong Bosch, Toshihiko Seki, Satsuki Yukino, Aya Hisakawa, + more

Number of Episodes: 26

Network: TV Tokyo

Genres (Tv): Western, Space Western, Animation, Action/Adventure, Adventure film, + more

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
2008

Actors: Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Rie Tanaka, Eri Kitamura, + more

Network: TV Tokyo

Genres (Tv): Animation, Drama, Comedy

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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Yuri!!! on Ice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
2016

Genres (Tv): Anime

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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Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
2012

Actors: Miyuki Sawashiro, Toru Ohkawa, Yuichi Nakamura, Kanata Hongō, Suzuko Mimori

Network: Tokyo Metropolitan Television

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Animation, Drama, Thriller, Anime, + more

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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Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
2010

Actors: Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: Mainichi Broadcasting System, Tulip Television, RKB Mainichi Broadcasting, Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Drama, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, + more

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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Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
2014

Actors: Yûichi Nakamura

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy, Romance

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Kabaneri of the Iron For... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season

Actors: Tasuku Hatanaka, Sayaka Senbongi, Maaya Uchida

Genres (Tv): Anime

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a 2016 anime series by Wit Studio directed by Tetsurō Araki and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi. A mysterious virus appears during the industrial revolution that ...more

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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
2009

Actors: Ayako Kawasumi, Akira Ishida, Daisuke Ono, Kana Hanazawa, Junko Minagawa

Network: Tokyo Broadcasting System Television

Genres (Tv): Animation

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
2006

Actors: Olivia Lufkin, Hiroki Takahashi, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Tomokazu Seki, Anna Tsuchiya, + more

Network: Nippon Television

Genres (Tv): Music, Romance Film, Animation, Drama, Comedy

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
2007

Actors: Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi, Masakazu Morita, Keiji Fujiwara, + more

Network: WOWOW

Genres (Tv): Animation, Drama, Anime, Adventure film, Action

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

Actors: Jamie Marchi, Arisa Ogasawara, Mariya Ise

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax, as well as a series of tie-in media developed around it. The series premiered on October 1, 2010 ...more
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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
2012

Actors: Mika Kikuchi, Misato Fukuen, Mikako Takahashi, Kana Ueda, Eri Sendai, + more

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 12

Network: Tokyo Metropolitan Television

Genres (Tv): Animation, Anime, Comedy, Action film

Girls und Panzer is a 2012 Japanese anime television series created by Actas. It depicts a competition between girls' high schools practicing tank warfare as a sport. The series was directed by ...more

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Welcome to the NHK is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25+ Anime That Totally Deserve A Second Season
Welcome To The NHK

Genres (Tv): conspiracy, dark comedy, hikikomori, NEET, otaku

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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
Shirobako 2014

Actors: Juri Kimura, Haruka Yoshimura, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Mai Nakahara

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy, Drama

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