The first episode of any series can make or break the show. If the first episode is impressive enough, it can draw viewers in and be the verbalize the anime community for weeks – cementing said series mutually of the most-watched of the season. Due to this, the Japanese ranking site Goo Ranking surveyed 1,971 people to determine what their most shocking first episode was and this is often the highest 10.
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10. Pop Team Epic
8. Neon Genesis Evangelion
6. The Promised Neverland
5. Yu Yu Hakusho
4. Mr. Osomatsu
3. Detective Conan/Case Closed
2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
It’s not surprising to work out the likes of Attack on Titan and Mr. Osomatsu – which had its first episode parody other series and eventually get removed – on the list, considering how popular and impressive their first episodes were. I used to be also personally shocked at the primary episode of Pop Team Epic, in a very great way in fact.
The rest of the highest 20 is filled out by series like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, which had the primary episode be the short film ‘The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00’, which was made during the second season arc The Sighs of Haruhi Suzumiya broadcast three years later, One Punch Man, When I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and far more shocking series.
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Source: Goo Rankings
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