Best Fall 2018 Anime: Every Most-watched New Series Based on Region

The fall 2018 anime season is in full swing, and some new series have earned a lot of acclaim in the community. From new series like Goblin Slayer to continuations of older series like Sword Art Online and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure , each region of the world has its own preferences when it comes to the latest crop of new anime.

But which of the new shows are people watching the most? Crunchyroll has combed through its data and found which new series are most popular by region. Here's the breakdown of what the anime and manga streaming service found:

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Key art for the 'Goblin Slayer' anime Studio White Fox


According to Crunchyroll, the United States is loving Goblin Slayer, based on a series of light novels.

Here's a synopsis of Goblin Slayer:

" A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It's the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue—a man who's dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there's no telling who might come calling next…"

Crunchyroll broke down the data by state and territory, and its unanimous: the U.S. loves some Goblin Slayer.

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Latin America has a bit more variety in its anime viewing. While most of the region is watching Goblin Slayer , outliers like Cuba enjoy JoJo's Bizarre Adventures . Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru are loving Sword Art Online: Alizication .

Here's a synopsis of Sword Art Online: Alizication:

" I...?" Before he knows it, Kirito has made a full-dive into an epic, fantasy-like virtual world. With only a murky recollection of what happened right before he logged in, he starts to wander around, searching for clues.

He comes upon an enormous, pitch dark tree (the Gigas Cedar), where he encounters a boy. "My name is Eugeo. Nice to meet you, Kirito." Although he is supposedly a resident of the virtual world – an NPC – the boy shows the same array of emotions as any human being.

As Kirito bonds with Eugeo, he continues to search for a way to log out of this world. Meanwhile, he remembers a certain memory deep down within him. He remembers racing through the mountains with Eugeo as a child... A memory that he should not have in the first place.

And in this memory, he sees someone other than Eugeo, a young blond girl. Her name is Alice. And it is a name that must never be forgotten...

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The European continent is seemingly split on its favorite new anime of the fall 2018 season. Eastern Europe is fascinated by JoJo's Bizarre Adventures while most of Western Europe is enjoying That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime.

If you think the title of that last series is weird, here's the synopsis:

"After being killed by a passing robber, a normal 37-year-old guy find himself reincarnated in another world as a blind slime with unique skills. With a new name "Rimuru Tempest" he got after meeting his new friend, the "catastrophe level" Storm Dragon Verudora, he starts his slime life in another world with his increasing number of minions."

Take a look at the European infographic, which breaks down viewing habits by country.

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Like Europe, Canada has a varied mix of faves this season. The territory is split between three anime: Goblin Slayer, Sword Art Online and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.

Here's the synopsis of Golden Wind:

"Set in 2001, two years after the events of Diamond is Unbreakable, Koichi Hirose is sent to Italy and tasked by Jotaro Kujo to search for Giorno Giovanna, an aspiring mafia gangster who is a son of Dio Brando. The series follows Giorno as he makes his way through ranks of the mafia organization Passione so he can become its boss."

Here's how Canada's anime viewing breaks down.

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Australia's anime viewing is as unanimous as that of the U.S. Goblin Slayer also reigns supreme down under.

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What new anime from the fall 2018 season are you enjoying the most? Let us know in the comments section below.