Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Autumn Anime Popularity in Japan and in the West

There are some striking differences in the popularity of this season's anime in Japan as opposed to in the English-speaking world.

Chunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai is popular in both, but in the West, Little Busters is ahead of it at #1, at least for the moment. In Japan, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is second to Chuuni, and Little Busters is in sixth place. Jojo is halfway down the chart, in the West.

Girls und Panzer ranks quite high on 2channel, whereas Psycho-Pass is high on AnimeSuki. Shin Sekai yori is quite popular on both.

Other differences are of detail, so here is the list for you to ponder, first in the Japanese order, then in the Western order. Some shows are missing because they are new seasons of older shows, and 2channel often just continues on rater than starting a new forum for the new show. Of course, TV ratings will tell a different story: Magi is by far the most watched new show on Japanese TV.

New shows in order of thousand-post threads on 2channel: