Sunday, May 15, 2011

Popularity of Spring Shows on 2channel: AnoHana, Hanasaku and the Rest

Ano hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
Here's a snapshot of the interest being shown in various new anime on the big Japanese discussion board 2channel.

The top shows are AnoHana and Hanasaku Iroha.

They are followed, at some distance, by Dog Days, then Tiger and Bunny, Nichijou, and Steins;Gate.

In the next group, much further back, are Hidan no Aria, Denpa Onna, A Channel, and Moshidora.

Then the rest of the shows are strung out behind. In the following table, the number is the number of the discussion thread now being filled. Each thread, when full, contains 1000 posts:

Ano hi Mita Hana no Namae...91
Hanasaku Iroha80
Tiger & Bunny63
Dog Days
Hidan no Aria
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko17
A Channel17
Astarotte no Omocha10
Yondemasu yo  Azazel-san9
Ao no Exorcist9
Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai8
Sengoku Otome Momoiro Paradox8
Dororon Enma-kun7
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi7
Sket Dance6
Hyouge Mono5
Deadman Wonderland5
Danbooru Senki5
Hen Zemi4
Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream4
30-sai no Hoken Taiku4
Fireball Charming3
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi3
Suzy's Zoo1

Shows that are sequels of earlier shows are not included, because their thread numbers continue on from the earlier seasons, making comparison difficult.


caitlyn said...

Once again, Okada Mari wins at life

Raine said...

... no love for Dog Days, but love for Suzy's Zoo? Oh Japan.

Surely someone out there like Colour Wars 2 ;___;

maglor said...

This is a rarity that my top 3 choices for the season coincides with 2chan ranking. On slightly unrelated note, I really like Noto Mamiko as tomoe and Hanasaku. She should be given more opportunity to play the playful, energetic roles.

Saika said...

@Raine: Apparently hashi overlooked Dog Days, which has 28 full threads ( is the 29th). :)

perceefinesse said...

I'm not surprised at all that Hanasaku Iroha and Dog Days ended up achieving the popularity that they did (Mizuki Nana doing the OP probably had something to do with that... considering how many copies that sold, I wouldn't be surprised in the least if that has proven a factor). I thought that A-Channel would end up getting a bit more love, given the all-stars and rising stars in the cast... I guess there's no accounting for tastes, ultimately.

Overall, I definitely like the spring offerings... more good than bad shows, without a doubt.

hashi said...

@Saika -- Thanks! Not sure how I missed a show with a romanized title. Dog Days definitely gets some love. I was able to fix the post and the list, thanks to you.

Saika said...

@hashi: No, thank YOU for the best blog I know. ;)