As is the long-standing (all of twice) tradition here at RandomC, we start a season with the simplest of all writer polls. That is, what was the best premiere of the season? This is first episodes of new series (or true sequels) only – no carryover and no cumulative impressions. And fittingly for spring, that season of renewal, an old flower long dormant has bloomed again to take the top spot just as the sakura are blooming across Japan.
Here are Spring 2019’s best first impressions (note: Fruits Basket was the only series named on every ballot):
Weekly Staff Poll (premieres only)