In a new Biglobe non-scientific poll, Japanese anime fans took a general audience, non-otaku American listing of Top 30 anime, and re-ranked them based on their own preferences.
Japanese don't seem to understand how popular Cowboy Bebop or Samurai Champloo are in the West.
Pokemon ranked number 2.. lulwut?
That's what I was thinking, it's not a very good anime. No surprises seeing Americans putting Naruto as high as 3.
Mixing anime series with movies (and ghibli ftw) is like mixing Breaking Bad and GoT with The Godfather and TLOR. It doesn't make sense. Series are not movies. That's like comparing a video game to a TCG or a board game. Btw, evangelion :3
I don't really see the point in this, take a small sample and you'll get different results among different demographics in one country, let alone multinational... It's also a bit moot, since they're only reranking those shows, on a complete scale, a Japanese 28 of those 30, could be a 300 or so. There is a very heavy bias towards movies too, which I find odd, I never felt movies were a great medium for anime, episodic works much better.
The link isn't working for me =/ Getting a 404. Tried searching on Crunchyroll and din't fid it either.
How have they managed to put in Escaflowne in but not Cowboy Bebop? Maybe it was the global based setting it had? Probably why Gundam Wing didn't make it ethier. All three have excellent HQ dubs. What's the ocean group up to now?
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