Sousou no Frieren is indeed the standout premiere of the fall season. Its captivating characters and emotionally charged narrative have resonated strongly with the audience. The success is such that, currently, Sousou no Frieren holds the third-best anime ranking on MAL.
Sousou no Frieren Secures 2nd Place on MAL Ranking
With a remarkable score of 9.08, Sousou no Frieren currently occupies the 2nd position on the MAL top anime ranking, a user-voted platform. It sits just below Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, surpassing esteemed titles like Steins;Gate, Gintama, and even Attack on Titan.
Japanese viewers expressed surprise at seeing Frieren achieve such a high rank, surpassing anime that were considered massive successes, such as Kimetsu no Yaiba. Below are some comments from Japanese viewers witnessing Frieren’s impressive rating:
“Frieren is 15 times more interesting than Demon Slayer.”
“I thought foreigners weren’t interested in this kind of fantasy.”
“Anyway, it probably only has this score at the beginning. Over time, the score is likely to decrease.”
“I never thought a Sunday anime would become a social phenomenon; times have changed.”
“The innovation in both battle and story is notable, and it’s understandable why it’s so popular.”
Indeed, Sousou no Frieren is a strong contender for the best anime of the year. Set in the aftermath of a significant adventure, the story follows the powerful elf mage Frieren, Fern, and Stark. The anime is officially available for streaming on Crunchyroll.”
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