Sunday, October 8

Top Mangas and Animes voted by Japanese.

The 10th anniversary of the Japan Media Arts Festival, Japanese fans voted on the top 10 anime and manga of all time. 80,000 votes were received in the anime category whereas 79,000 in the manga category were counted (voters were allowed to vote for up to 10 titles). However careful data scrutiny will reveal that real number of people who voted is 33,884 - total. 12,840 people voted in the animation category and 13,070 people voted in the manga category to be considered.

The top ten manga are:

1. Slam Dunk (Manga)
2. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Manga)
3. Dragon Ball (Manga)
4. Fullmetal Alchemist (Manga)
5. Doraemon (Manga)
6. Phoenix (Manga)
7. Black Jack (Manga)
8. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Manga)
9. Mushishi (Manga)
10. Death Note (Manga)

The title that I liked so far here is Mushishi whereas Doraemon and DBZ is like mainstream cartoon for me. I quite glad to see Mushishi is here though. Haven't touch Death Note yet but the rumbling is too loud to be ignored.

The top 10 anime are:

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV)
2. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Movie)
3. Laputa - Castle in the Sky (Movie)
4. Mobile Suit Gundam (TV)
5. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie)
6. Mushishi (TV)
7. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV)
8. My Neighbor Totoro (Movie)
9. Full Metal Alchemist (TV)
10. Ghost in the Shell (Movie)

Until today, GAINAX Evangelion is still around 11 years after it aired in Japan. That's the testament to its resilience and popularity. Again, I am glad to see Mushishi here, the anime truly deserved a lot of good press. Except for Lupin III, I seen the rest which means my taste must be pretty good? Hahahahaha! Maybe!

The links for manga and anime is here (in Japanese). I will publish what I think of the list later, after much deliberation.

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