The US isn’t as large an anime market as Japan, but anime has left a mark on our pop culture. Here are 10 anime that had the most impact on America.
That's a pretty good list, and a very nice read.
I agreed with most of this list but, I thought DB would rank a little higher.
Yeah, DBZ popularity was no joke. I don't think much comes close to DBZ at the height of its popularity. DBZ was TMNT and Power Rangers big
I dunno, pokemon was a little later than DBZ but when it first started airing, I was a kid and it was pretty much all I watched. But I was also really into DBZ. Now I'm older, though there's no way I could watch pokemon - but I could definitely re-watch DBZ. Still play the pokemon games, though. They're awesome.
TopDudeMan I tried to rewatch Pokemon (well what I'd seen of it) last year. It was pretty bad and I didn't get too far. But I've rewatched DBZ about 4 times since I original saw it as a kid and it definitely had the upper hand. It should be higher up this list.
I'd add Speed Racer (hugely popular in the 60's & 70's with remakes even today), and Gatchaman / Battle of the Planets (like the the great-grandfather of 5 member team mech shows like Voltron and Power Rangers) Both Speed Racer and BotP (with Astroboy) helped pave the way for anime in the US
No Akira? Seriously, they put Bleach or Naruto on a list over Akira, Sailor Moon, Speed Racer and so many other more INFLUENTIAL anime. Personally, it's a bad list that only takes in to account a very small window of anime in America.
Yeah it is a bad list imo.
While Akira is better than arguably everything on this list (PM being the standout) it has not reach as much appeal, promotion, or a mass market as every anime listed on this list due to most of them being cartoon series that aired on Cartoon Network (aka the only place for anime at the time). While it may not be a list representing the best anime, it does represent the most successful animes in the US. However, I would rank top 3 1. Pokemon 2. DBZ 3. Naruto Those 3 have taken off in the states.
Akira is a great choice too. That's like THE anime movie. I hear my favorite anime movie Ninja Scroll mentioned a lot too, but not like Akira. Gundam Wing was incredibly popular in the states as well. Macross / Robotech was highly influential with more mature story-telling than what US were used to in cartoons and transforming mechs.
"The US isn’t as large an anime market as Japan, but anime has left a mark on our pop culture. Here are 10 anime that had the most impact on America." This isn't a list of quality or something, this is solely what has changed American culture the most. In that regard I would list it as X) Astro Boy 9) Speed Racer 8) Mobile Suit Gundam 7) One Piece 6) Bleach 5) Sailor Moon 4) Naruto 3) Dragon Ball 2) Pokemon 1) Ghibli films
Me personally would of put Samurai Champloo on there. But I kinda feel it wasn't THAT big to be an impact to a ton of people, but impactful non the less. I know there are quite a lot of people, including myself, who would of never known who Nujabes, Fat Jon and many others who worked on the soundtrack for Champloo, let alone that genre of music, are if they never saw that anime. Still gets me though how this one anime documentary gave the hat to Afro Samurai as the show to bring anime and hip hop together.
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