Japan’s national broadcasting organization reports only 12% of fans are younger than 18.
it's the 2nd best show. anybody know naruto's ages?
2nd best show???? ur standards are low or u just haven't given much anime a chance, Onepiece is ok, and i mean ofcourse its opinion
but i find that many naruto/onepiece/bleach fans dont watch much beyond those and swear its the best anime without ever seeing shows that are far better like Gankoutsou, Berserk, Samurai 7, Le chevalier D'eon, Elfin Lied, Blassreiter, Canaan, Garden of Sinners, Fate stay night, Ergo Proxy and Sooooooooooo many more anime that should get attention but dont because they aren't 5000 episodes long
Blassreiter and Samurai 7...-_-; What about Witch Hunter Robin, Gundam Wing/Unicorn, Cowboy Bebop etc.
@Tanir Canaan? It was an ok story but the show got too silly and there was no formal conclusion at the end.
i watched all of those some of them are great but still one piece is way better than any thing else buddy.
Dragon Ball Z...nuff said
@Tanir Watched most of those anime's and Elfen Lied, Samurai 7 and Bersek are the only ones I liked. One Piece is just freakin' awesome and no, I don't like Naruto or Bleach at all.
@Kuro Sorry but most of those shows are overrated or just plain not good, Ergo Proxy? Elfen Lied? please. Obviously Berserk is good but shit animation and an incomplete story, you gotta read the manga. I think what tayz meant was his second favorite show.
Your average viewers come from cartoon network that are 10....
Naruto walked into Shippuden at the age of 15 - pushing 16. I would think that he's 17 to 18 now. I could be wrong.
Haha I think he meant the Naruto age demographic but I can see how you made that mistake. I'm pretty sure that Naruto is 16 still, the events of Shippuden haven't happened over a large period of time.
Thanks rabidpancakeburglar! You're right!
That statistic sort of surprises me yet doesn't at the same time, probably because I'm 19 and can see why people 18 and above would watch it. The statistic will differ massively in Europe and America though.
everybody i know that likes it is less than 18. old people don't watch cartoons in USA, it is "juvinile"
"Juvenile", and while I haven't checked out One Piece yet I'm in my 20s and I watch anime.
You need to watch it Tuxedo_Mask, it is AMAZING. Best shounen anime by far.
No, the fact that Fox has churned out shows like Futurama, King of the Hill, Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, etc. show that although the scope of genres are slim people in the US do like their animation after reaching 18. Heck, the Simpsons is around 22 years old. Although, you could argue that the subject matter might be a bit juvenile in some shows... Regardless, the viewpoint that cartoons are for children is obtained from watching some of the Saturday morning shows. Most of those shows lack any of the depth and maturity that things like Berserk, Seirei no Moribito, Ghost in the Shell, and Haibane Renmei, Mushishi have just to name some favorites. It is no wonder that people perpetuate that claim that cartoons are juvenile. I remember when Warner Brothers Kids decided attempted to show Escaflone back when I was 11-ish. Instantly it was my favorite show of the season that provided a stark contrast to the the rather shallow standalone shows that filled the morning line-up. I was crushed after discovering that it had been cancelled because it was deemed to complex or hard to localize.
With a comment like that it’s likely that you have a very tunneled perspective.
...unless of course you have a very poor way of expressing sarcasm.
By the way my wife and I are in are early late 30s and love anime.
Time of Eva
Eden of the east
Naruto ... One Piece!!
and many more.
If you were in your teens when One Piece debuted and you still enjoy it today then....
i aint giving up on one piece until the end >:D the epic story that Oda made should have an epic conclusion!
I'm not a fan of the Shonen mangas like Naruto,One piece or bleach.They just don't click with me.
This is why you have bad taste or understanding. To me if something is good it's good. Shonen Or not. I think you need to get a deeper understanding of the world around you and open your eyes. You are blinded by something. I just hope you are not the type that like those animes that would be better as a live action show or do not use the medium of anime properly. Those anime shows that have no action whatsoever and a bunch of bland crap art with bland characters that just talk the whole anime. Hentai level quality anime but with no action whatsoever. Watch oldboy the movie instead of talky talk anime with bad art, no compelling action, and bland characters. Those are worse the. American budget soap operas lol.
@TwistedMetal What the hell are you talking about? I have understanding,I just don't enjoy anime or manga that go on for too long and end up disintegrating in quality because it has too many volumes or episodes. I prefer the shorter yet well designed mangas like Claymore,Death Note and Full Metal Alchemist who don't drag on the story on too long and keep things interesting.One Piece and Naruto simply bore me,they've gone on too long.
No other anime offers what one piece does at the level one piece does it. It is pure epicness at its best. It's the most balanced rpg anime ever in all aspects. That elfin lied and most of them short amines do not compare at all. Please don't come in shouting out names of extra emo animes that are 1 dimensional. There is a reason one piece is number one and a lot of those other animes aren't even noticed or don't get awards and it's not becuase people are blind it's because those other animes just aren't as good. No super high critic ratings, no huge fan base or no rewards most likely means it's just another anime for a lot of animes out there. Because those are the 3 different factors in which you can base if something is actually good or the best other then technical aspects such as story telling etc. which one piece is very very good at. Feel free to say those other animes are some of your favorites but just know you have crappy taste if you don't recognize or understand why one piece is one of the best. One piece also is a long series that's been going for over 10 years as well. A anime cannot last that long being garbage unless it's fans are all really young kids like pokemon. Pokemon is one of the worst shows ever lol.
I couldn't of said it any better myself. Other anime may be good but it doesn't appeal to a lot of people. One Piece is like Japan's The Simpsons popularity wise.(I could be wrong I'm not really in the in with Japan culture) It still has a strong story and lovable characters even after 480+ episodes. A lot anime don't even come close. I can see a lot people just brush off One Piece as some child anime show though and that's a shame.
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