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    Priest-Ohm

    [41]May 16, 2006
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    I agree I used to love Pokemon when I was littler.
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    Dark_InuYasha17

    [42]May 16, 2006
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    I used to like Pokemon but got repeative with Team Rocket always crashing the party and always having Pikachu blasting them into the air. It happened almost every episode. It's dropping hill fast! Now I dislike it.
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    Dark_InuYasha17 wrote:
    I used to like Pokemon but got repeative with Team Rocket always crashing the party and always having Pikachu blasting them into the air. It happened almost every episode. It's dropping hill fast! Now I dislike it.


    The question is "Which anime series is more popular in America?", not "Which one do you like more?".

    I would say it's Pokemon (whether you like the show or not, you can't deny it's popularity or it's commercial success), with DBZ at a close second.
    Edited on 05/16/2006 7:34pm
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    DaVulture

    [44]May 16, 2006
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    darklordavaitor, DBZ never "reached the same heights Pokemon did in the peak of it's popularity." DBZ was popular but everyone had Pokemon cards, everyone had Pokemon video games, I remember that Britney Spears was even involved in the Pokemon soundtrack, Colin Macherie spoofed Pokemon on his show, The ABC show Norm spoofed Pokemon when the actors dressed up as actual Pokemon characters, and the Pokemon movies earned boatloads of money, not to mention comedians like Jay Leno, David Letterman and Conan O brien spoof Pokemon on their televison shows and I love the 90's even talked about Pokemon!. DBZ never became that popular.

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    lightning_kf

    [45]May 17, 2006
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    Anten7 wrote:
    Pokemon then DBZ

    What he said, only DBZ would be first

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    lightning_kf

    [46]May 17, 2006
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    ZaleIsBackAgain wrote:
    Sailor Moon was only popular among young boys

    Oh yeah.  Sailor Moon.  How in the hell could I have missed that? 

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    [47]May 17, 2006
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    lightning_kf wrote:

    Anten7 wrote:
    Pokemon then DBZ

    What he said, only DBZ would be first



    Again, we're not taling about which one you prefer, we're talking about which one was more commercially popular in America. I prefer DBZ over Pokemon as well, but DBZ's following was more 'cult' and secular overall. Pokemon was more commercially successful and overall more popular because it enjoyed a greater mainstream success. Pokemon sold more merchandise here in the States, and just about every kid in America has played some Pokemon game or purchased some Pokemon product at one time or another. DBZ was mainly popular with older kids and adults, and not as much DBZ merchandise was made or sold over here; much of it people had to import.
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    Eman5805

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    as much as i despise it now its gotta be Pokemon...and then Yu Gi Oh...remember most POPULAR...as in the longest running fad basically...even i had Pokemon cards and the game...i still have a couple Yu-Gi-Oh cards but then again its far more recent than the around 8-10 year old pokemon...DBZ is in the top 5 Sailor Moon is up there and so is Mega Man...but some current shows that seems to be poised to over take them all is Naruto, Inuyasha, and FullMetal Alchemist

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    MaxCal

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    Pokemon or Dragon ball Z.

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    14howabj

    [50]May 17, 2006
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    i beleve it would be a tie of zatch bell , dbz , full  metal alchemist and poke'mon!!!!  INHASHU AND YU YU HAHASHO ARE STUPID!!!!!!!!!
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    Anten7

    [51]May 17, 2006
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    Zatch bell???
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    falconclan

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    14howabj wrote:
    i beleve it would be a tie of zatch bell , dbz , full metal alchemist and poke'mon!!!! INHASHU AND YU YU HAHASHO ARE STUPID!!!!!!!!!
    very much your oppinion...
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    14howabj wrote:
    i beleve it would be a tie of zatch bell , dbz , full metal alchemist and poke'mon!!!! INHASHU AND YU YU HAHASHO ARE STUPID!!!!!!!!!


    I'm going to say this one more time: The topic of this thread is NOT 'Which anime do you like more', it's 'which anime is the most POPULAR in America'. Which ones you think are 'stupid' has absolute ZERO bearing on its' overall popularity.

    Zatch Bell and Full Metal Alchemist are nowhere near as commercially successful or as popular as DBZ or Pokemon. For years, Pokemon merchandise, videos, the show, movies, games and other paraphenalia were everywhere, and it made TONS of money in sales. The same can hardly be said of ZB and FMA. As far as overall popularity goes, these shows don't even come close.
    Edited on 05/17/2006 6:51pm
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    14howabj wrote:
    i beleve it would be a tie of zatch bell , dbz , full metal alchemist and poke'mon!!!! INHASHU AND YU YU HAHASHO ARE STUPID!!!!!!!!!


    Well said, Special Ed.

    Much like a nuetered dog, you don't get it. You may like Zatch Bell, but you're a fool to suggest that it's more popular in America than Pokemon. I think you're a troll, or possibly just a moron. Also, this is strictly an opinion, but Zatch Bell blows hard! I've flushed better anime down the toilet.

    If you're going to rip on these shows, at least learn how to spell the titles properly.
    Edited on 05/17/2006 6:33pm
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    DaVulture

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    Lol, People get your facts. I said the "Most popular in America ever!"

    I hate Pokemon but I have to face the facts, Pokemon brought the anime revolution to America. I'd say DBZ then Sailor Moon in second and third, because logically they were pretty popular. Then the line up is a little more discrepent.

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    Priest-Ohm

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    14howabj wrote:
    i beleve it would be a tie of zatch bell , dbz , full metal alchemist and poke'mon!!!! INHASHU AND YU YU HAHASHO ARE STUPID!!!!!!!!!


    You should really learn how to spell.

    You must not be an anime fan. Yu Yu HAKUSHO is one of the best anime ever. If you would pick Pokemon, and DBZ over it then well....... you must be pretty STUPID!!!!!!!!!
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    SamuraiRaven

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    I would have to say, Inuyasha.

    But from what my sources say in the last poll (of 2005)  it was this:

    1) Yu Yi Oh

    2) Inuyasha

    3) Pokemon

    But for this year it's:

    1)Nautro

    2)Inuyasha

    3) Yu Yi Oh

    It was a really close tie with Inuyasha and Naurto. Could anyone blame them?

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    Anten7

    [58]May 17, 2006
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    SamuraiRaven wrote:

    I would have to say, Inuyasha.

    But from what my sources say in the last poll (of 2005)  it was this:

    1) Yu Yi Oh

    2) Inuyasha

    3) Pokemon

    But for this year it's:

    1)Nautro

    2)Inuyasha

    3) Yu Yi Oh

    It was a really close tie with Inuyasha and Naurto. Could anyone blame them?


    "Most popular in America ever!" - DaVulture

    But i guess if you want to add how both DBZ and Pokemon aren't on top anymore that is cool.
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    ZaleIsBackAgain

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    14howabj wrote:
    i beleve it would be a tie of zatch bell , dbz , full metal alchemist and poke'mon!!!! INHASHU AND YU YU HAHASHO ARE STUPID!!!!!!!!!


    lmao Inhashu hahahahaha.
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    james21291

    [60]May 18, 2006
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    1. dbz definetly based on ratings

    2. pokemon

    3. yugioh

    4. inuyasha was not anymore

    5. fullmetal alchemist

    naruto is on the rise though
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