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Sanagi
10-05-2006, 03:10 PM
http://animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=9617

The Japanese Media Arts Festival polled 80,000 Japanese fans and the result is these lists:

1. Slam Dunk (Manga)
2. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Manga)
3. Dragon Ball (Manga)
4. Fullmetal Alchemist (Manga)
5. Doraemon (Manga)
6. Phoenix (Manga)
7. Black Jack (Manga)
8. Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind (Manga)
9. Mushishi (Manga)
10. Death Note (Manga)

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV)
2. Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind (Movie)
3. Laputa - Castle in the Sky (Movie)
4. Mobile Suit Gundam (TV)
5. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie)
6. Mushishi (TV)
7. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV)
8. My Neighbor Totoro (Movie)
9. Full Metal Alchemist (TV)
10. Ghost in the Shell (Movie)


These are interesting lists, I think. While some are obviously current fan favorites, there's a lot of just plain quality titles here. Evangelion is still fresh enough in people's minds to claim the number one spot, and people still love the original Dragon Ball manga. Osamu Tezuka and Hayao Miyazaki deservedly take up a number of slots each. The thing that heartens me the most is the presence of Nausicaa on both lists, and I suspect that Evangelion will tend to decline in popularity as time passes away from its shocking debut(and as its sharp edges continue to be smoothed over by imitator shows like Rahxephon), while Nausicaa has proven its longevity.

OverMaster
10-06-2006, 05:44 AM
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure at number 2? What are they dumping into Japan's water supply?

666MasterOfPuppets
10-06-2006, 03:32 PM
http://animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=9617

The Japanese Media Arts Festival polled 80,000 Japanese fans and the result is these lists:

1. Slam Dunk (Manga)
2. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Manga)
3. Dragon Ball (Manga)
4. Fullmetal Alchemist (Manga)
5. Doraemon (Manga)
6. Phoenix (Manga)
7. Black Jack (Manga)
8. Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind (Manga)
9. Mushishi (Manga)
10. Death Note (Manga)

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV)
2. Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind (Movie)
3. Laputa - Castle in the Sky (Movie)
4. Mobile Suit Gundam (TV)
5. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie)
6. Mushishi (TV)
7. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV)
8. My Neighbor Totoro (Movie)
9. Full Metal Alchemist (TV)
10. Ghost in the Shell (Movie)


These are interesting lists, I think. While some are obviously current fan favorites, there's a lot of just plain quality titles here. Evangelion is still fresh enough in people's minds to claim the number one spot, and people still love the original Dragon Ball manga. Osamu Tezuka and Hayao Miyazaki deservedly take up a number of slots each. The thing that heartens me the most is the presence of Nausicaa on both lists, and I suspect that Evangelion will tend to decline in popularity as time passes away from its shocking debut(and as its sharp edges continue to be smoothed over by imitator shows like Rahxephon), while Nausicaa has proven its longevity.

Not to mention there's more Evangelion coming next year.

But I can't believe Mazinger Z isn't in that list. Amazing...

Damo
10-06-2006, 09:06 PM
Nausicaä hasn't dropped from the "top ten favorite characters" polls ONCE since her movie came out.

All hail our kickass benevolent empress!

captain_unimpressive
10-08-2006, 12:53 PM
Who exactly said Doraemon?
I haven't seen him in anything since the IHOP knockoff.

OverMaster
10-09-2006, 05:38 AM
Who exactly said Doraemon?
I haven't seen him in anything since the IHOP knockoff.

In the US, sure, but in Japan his series is still going strong, AFAIK.

666MasterOfPuppets
10-09-2006, 05:39 AM
Doraemon should be utterly destroyed. That anime freaks the hell outta me.

ouiyahtsiouiyah
10-10-2006, 02:02 PM
Berserk Manga aint in the Top Ten? Weird ass Japs! Go eat some more Fishheads!!

666MasterOfPuppets
10-10-2006, 06:44 PM
Agreed. Japanese people can be extremely weird sometimes. I mean, Doraemon????? What the hell?

Len Ikari145
10-10-2006, 08:14 PM
Where the crap is Bleach?! And Naruto?? You ungrateful Japanese (*)(**()&)#&)##)&#)#)&#**)(&#)###)*#)#*&)##&)#&)##&)#&#)!!!!!!!!!!!

Len Ikari145
10-10-2006, 08:16 PM
Where the crap is Bleach?! And Naruto?? You ungrateful Japanese (*)(**()&)#&)##)&#)#)&#**)(&#)###)*#)#*&)##&)#&)##&)#&#)!!!!!!!!!!!

Hikari Tsukishiro
10-10-2006, 08:53 PM
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure at number 2? What are they dumping into Japan's water supply?

Dunno, but it looks potent as seen here.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=g6dUmHY-s08&feature=PlayList&p=70AD9416C82D37D1&index=2

Young Avenger
10-10-2006, 11:19 PM
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure at number 2? What are they dumping into Japan's water supply?

What's wrong with Jojo's Bizarre Adventure? My only experience with the series was with the Dreamcast fighting game and it didn't look bad.

The Drunkard Kid
10-11-2006, 01:49 PM
What's wrong with Jojo's Bizarre Adventure? My only experience with the series was with the Dreamcast fighting game and it didn't look bad.Honestly, I loved the first Jojo's struggle against Dio, culminating in their awesome final meeting. I'm less fond of his successors, though they all had their moments as well.

I kinda hate the art style though, because everyone looks like a pro-wrestler trying to do ballet.

666MasterOfPuppets
10-11-2006, 01:55 PM
Not to mention that Akira is not in either of those lists...

Sambo253
10-11-2006, 04:19 PM
Not to mention that Akira is not in either of those lists...

Edit: I stole this from the Anime News Network message board. Thank you to their members that translated the Top 50 of each list to the best of their abilities:

MANGA:

11. One Piece
12. Parasyte (Kiseiju)
13. Yotsuba&!
14. Nodame Cantabile
15. Akira
16. Azumanga Daioh
17. Doubutsu no Oishasan
18. Yu Yu Hakusho
19. Monster
20. Ushio & Tora
21. Hunter x Hunter
22. Hellsing
23. Fist of the North Star
24. Ookiku Furikabutte
25. Berzerk
26. Banana Fish
27. Vagabond
28. Rose of Versailles
29. Master Keaton
30. Glass Mask
31. Urusei Yatsura
32. Asaki Yumemishi
33. Touch
34. Sazae-san
35. Tomorrow's Joe (Ashita no Joe)
36. 20th Century Boys
37. Fruits Basket
38. Lupin III
39. Warau Michael
40. Kochikame
41. Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi
42. Pluto
43. Astroboy
44. Sangokushi (tie)
44. Emma (tie)
46. Detective Conan
47. Devilman
48. MS Gundam: The Origin
49. Dragon Quest: Dai's Adventure
50. Nana

There is also a "Write In" Top 10 for Manga:

1. Honey and Clover
2. ARIA
3. Hikaru No Go
4. Please Save My Earth (?? I think)
5. Maison Ikkoku
6. Ruroni Kenshi
7. Five Star Stories
8. PLANTES
9. Negima
10. Souten Kouro

ANIME:

11. Dragonball series
12. Princess Mononoke
13. Akira
14. Spirited Away
15. Doraemon
16. Full Metal Alchemist movie
17. Porco Rosso
18. Legend of Galactic Heroes (thanks HooliganJ)
19. Crayon Shin-chan 2001 movie: The Adult Empire Strikes Back
20. MS Gundam: Char's Counterattack
21. CardCaptor Sakura
22. Kamichu! (tie)
22. Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (tie)
24. Patlabor Movie 2
25. Zeta Gundam
26. Voice of a Distant Star
27. Patlabor (the series)
28. Galaxy Express 999
29. Nadia
30. Manga Tales of Olden Japan (Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi)
31. Crayon Shin-chan 2002 Movie: Arashu no Yobu Appare! Sengoku Daikassen
32. Grave of the Fireflies
33. Detective Conan
34. Howl's Moving Castle
35. Space Cruiser Yamato (Star Blazers) series
36. Wings of Honneamise
37. Slam Dunk
38. Sailor Moon series
39. MS Gundam Seed (tie)
39. Keroro Gunso (tie)
41. Gunbuster
42. Another Doraemon series
43. Kochikame series
44. Cowboy Bebop
45. Samurai 7
46. Martian Successor Nadesico
47. Heidi, Girl of the Alps
48. Urusei Yatsura
49. Astroboy
50. Lupin III First TV Series

I'm not sure of the Anime write ins sorry.

666MasterOfPuppets
10-13-2006, 09:05 AM
Edit: I stole this from the Anime News Network message board. Thank you to their members that translated the Top 50 of each list to the best of their abilities:

MANGA:

11. One Piece
12. Parasyte (Kiseiju)
13. Yotsuba&!
14. Nodame Cantabile
15. Akira
16. Azumanga Daioh
17. Doubutsu no Oishasan
18. Yu Yu Hakusho
19. Monster
20. Ushio & Tora
21. Hunter x Hunter
22. Hellsing
23. Fist of the North Star
24. Ookiku Furikabutte
25. Berzerk
26. Banana Fish
27. Vagabond
28. Rose of Versailles
29. Master Keaton
30. Glass Mask
31. Urusei Yatsura
32. Asaki Yumemishi
33. Touch
34. Sazae-san
35. Tomorrow's Joe (Ashita no Joe)
36. 20th Century Boys
37. Fruits Basket
38. Lupin III
39. Warau Michael
40. Kochikame
41. Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi
42. Pluto
43. Astroboy
44. Sangokushi (tie)
44. Emma (tie)
46. Detective Conan
47. Devilman
48. MS Gundam: The Origin
49. Dragon Quest: Dai's Adventure
50. Nana

There is also a "Write In" Top 10 for Manga:

1. Honey and Clover
2. ARIA
3. Hikaru No Go
4. Please Save My Earth (?? I think)
5. Maison Ikkoku
6. Ruroni Kenshi
7. Five Star Stories
8. PLANTES
9. Negima
10. Souten Kouro

ANIME:

11. Dragonball series
12. Princess Mononoke
13. Akira
14. Spirited Away
15. Doraemon
16. Full Metal Alchemist movie
17. Porco Rosso
18. Legend of Galactic Heroes (thanks HooliganJ)
19. Crayon Shin-chan 2001 movie: The Adult Empire Strikes Back
20. MS Gundam: Char's Counterattack
21. CardCaptor Sakura
22. Kamichu! (tie)
22. Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (tie)
24. Patlabor Movie 2
25. Zeta Gundam
26. Voice of a Distant Star
27. Patlabor (the series)
28. Galaxy Express 999
29. Nadia
30. Manga Tales of Olden Japan (Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi)
31. Crayon Shin-chan 2002 Movie: Arashu no Yobu Appare! Sengoku Daikassen
32. Grave of the Fireflies
33. Detective Conan
34. Howl's Moving Castle
35. Space Cruiser Yamato (Star Blazers) series
36. Wings of Honneamise
37. Slam Dunk
38. Sailor Moon series
39. MS Gundam Seed (tie)
39. Keroro Gunso (tie)
41. Gunbuster
42. Another Doraemon series
43. Kochikame series
44. Cowboy Bebop
45. Samurai 7
46. Martian Successor Nadesico
47. Heidi, Girl of the Alps
48. Urusei Yatsura
49. Astroboy
50. Lupin III First TV Series

I'm not sure of the Anime write ins sorry.

Thanx for the info.

Those japanese are a bunch of INFIDELS.

No Mazinger Z???? No Mazinkaiser? Cowboy Bebop at number 44? Heidi among the top 50?????

I mean, WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!?

Shaman from Serbia
10-22-2006, 04:59 AM
Take it easy. They just have different criteria. Or their food supply is poisoned too ;) But seriously...

Yay! Dragonball and Ghost in the shell is there!

Now I can sleep at peace.

666MasterOfPuppets
10-22-2006, 05:38 AM
I'll go with the poison in their food. I mean, Heidi???? C'mon. That should appear nowhere. In fact, it should be erased from existence.

Hisoka
10-22-2006, 04:30 PM
hi,
but as far as i know heidi was very popular in japan and also here in europe, many people watched it when they were younger without even know that its an anime. me too i watched it as a kid of 6 years or so...i think at that time also the word anime didnt exist in the western world ;P

greetz from luxembourg

666MasterOfPuppets
10-22-2006, 05:45 PM
Hey, welcome to the boards.

And yes, I know. Heidi was popular. Even around here (unfortunately). But every time I see anything from that series I just want to get inside and kill her. I hate it with incinerating passion.

See ya.

The Xenos
10-23-2006, 12:48 AM
Wow. Cool to see JoJo on there. It's basically one of their hugely popular superhero comics. It's also an old one, at about 80 volumes? I like what I've seen of the third series, the one being released in the US right now. Plus I've seen the anime and game made of it. My friend got me into it a while ago after stumbling upon it. Also, it would give birth to that WRYYYYYYYYYY! running joke.

Also, Mushishi is interesting to be on the list. As someone who has studied and sometimes works in the field of microorganisms, what I saw of the anime is amazing.

666MasterOfPuppets
10-23-2006, 07:08 PM
What's Mushishi all about?

The Xenos
10-24-2006, 01:31 AM
From the one ep I saw, it involved an investigator looking for these strange organisms. They were somewhat like ghosts, somewhat like microorganisms. The thing is they're so far removed from humans on the tree of life, they're almost impossible to see unless you open your mind to finding them. I think the example was that if humans were on the pinky finger of the body of lifeforms on earth and bacteria are somewhere on the arm, then these mushishi are somewhere in the stomach.

666MasterOfPuppets
10-24-2006, 05:32 AM
It sounds kinda interesting. Is it available somewhere, or did you, ehh, watch it using "other" means?;)

The Xenos
10-24-2006, 11:15 PM
Um.. in the words of Johnny Tightlips, I ain't saying nothin'.

666MasterOfPuppets
10-25-2006, 11:38 AM
Um.. in the words of Johnny Tightlips, I ain't saying nothin'.

Ah... I see, you're a naughty devil. ;)