2. Sword Art Online – 27
Shock! I haven’t watched Sword Art Online in years, so I was surprised to see Kirito and company so high up on the list, but maybe I shouldn’t? The first cour of SAO remains one of my favorites in anime, and the relationship between Asuna and Kirito expressed in those episodes was magic (and even profound). Other writers, and again, our podcasters, have taken up the mantle in continuing the series, even as I haven’t.