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    vegetarian_jcer

    [121]Mar 13, 2008
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    "The movie outperformed Disney and Nickelodeon programming by triple digits"

    Holy sh*t...

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    darklordavaitor

    [122]Mar 13, 2008
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    Yep, and they hardly ever do that. I think the only demographic they were't totally triumphant over were girls 9-14, and only then because of Zoey 101.

    Like I said, the critters still have legs, while the ninja's fifteen minutes of fame may not be existent for much longer.

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    NarutoFan07

    [123]May 5, 2008
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    America (according to my cousin who studies in NY)
    1 DBZ
    2 Pokemon
    3 Naruto (catching up very fast)

    Japan
    1 One Piece
    2 DBZ
    3 Naruto

    My country (Malaysia)
    1 Naruto (by far)
    2 DBZ
    3 Bleach (will surpass DBZ)
    4 Detective Conan
    5 FMA
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    Kon-Kai

    [124]May 23, 2008
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    I would say Pokemon is well known but DBZ is probably the most popular!
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    Diddy_2000

    [125]Jun 1, 2008
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    Dragon Ball Z is over and Pokemon is still going.

    Pokemon is the most popular in America and Japan

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    volman101

    [126]Jun 1, 2008
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    naruto with bleach right behind
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    Tehodis

    [127]Jun 1, 2008
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    vegetarian_jcer wrote:

    "The movie outperformed Disney and Nickelodeon programming by triple digits"

    Holy sh*t...



    Yes but that's because both of those suck when it comes to T.V. shows nowadays. :/ Pokemon is definetly the most popular anime in America.
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    bodybender

    [128]Jun 1, 2008
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    kingdom09 wrote:
    Saucon21 wrote:

    Pokemon seemed to be the most popular anime out there in American at some point. Most people don 't have a clue about most if any other shows out there but maybe DBZ and Pokemon.

    Pokemon has went downhill over the years though IMO, but so has dbz, but I still think dbz is more popular.

    Was Pokemon even good in the first place?

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    darklordavaitor

    [129]Jun 2, 2008
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    bodybender wrote:
    kingdom09 wrote:
    Saucon21 wrote:

    Pokemon seemed to be the most popular anime out there in American at some point. Most people don 't have a clue about most if any other shows out there but maybe DBZ and Pokemon.

    Pokemon has went downhill over the years though IMO, but so has dbz, but I still think dbz is more popular.

    Was Pokemon even good in the first place?

    When you take off the rose-hinted glasses of nostalgia, it's possibly the worst series ever made.
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    insomniac360

    [130]Jun 2, 2008
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    darklordavaitor wrote:
    bodybender wrote:
    kingdom09 wrote:
    Saucon21 wrote:

    Pokemon seemed to be the most popular anime out there in American at some point. Most people don 't have a clue about most if any other shows out there but maybe DBZ and Pokemon.

    Pokemon has went downhill over the years though IMO, but so has dbz, but I still think dbz is more popular.

    Was Pokemon even good in the first place?

    When you take off the rose-hinted glasses of nostalgia, it's possibly the worst series ever made.
    Yeah, one time I flipped through CN to find Pokemon on. I watched a few minutes and it made me cringe. It made me think, "Oh God, this is what I liked as a kid?!"
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    Ana_stasia_rox

    [131]Jun 24, 2008
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    Naruto seems to be slowly losing its spot in popular shows. At the anime conventions, there is no doubt that Bleach was the popular. Tv Asahi did a poll 2 years ago and the most popular anime was FMA (Big Surprise) Bleach was 7th, Naruto was 17, yes 17, Yu Yu Hakusho was 15, Dragon ball (not z) 12, One piece was 21, 1 number above Gintama who was 22 (Seriously, that show rules but no one seems to know about it). The 2nd was Evalegion. Of course thats in Japan but since they make the anime, they decide which ones are popular for them. As for here, I'd say DBZ and Pokemon use to be or at one point were the biggest anime, however Pokemon is just kinda strolling by now and DBZ may ahve finished but its still popular, however there are more popular shows. I don't think FMA has recieved as much fandom as it has in Japan (Pretty much 1st place in every poll, survey, stat, magazine created). However, I think the 3 most popular, if only for the reason of debate or people's knowledge (hate or like) would be Naruto, Death Note and Bleach.
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    xboxliveguy

    [132]Jun 30, 2008
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    pokemon is the most popular anime ever followed by DBZ Naruto seems to be losing it so top 5 popular will be

    1.Pokemon

    2. DBZ

    3.Yu-Gi-OH

    4. I have no Clue

    5. Naruto Popularity losing every year.

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    EricDent1

    [133]Jun 30, 2008
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    There is a reason they call Naruto, One Peice, & Bleach "The Big 3". It is because all of them are really popular.
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    SweetnesS_34

    [134]Jun 30, 2008
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    EricDent1 wrote:
    There is a reason they call Naruto, One Peice, & Bleach "The Big 3". It is because all of them are really popular.
    One piece isn't popular at all over here. Maybe the big 3 shounen, but not anime in general
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    xboxliveguy

    [135]Jun 30, 2008
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    SweetnesS_34 wrote:
    EricDent1 wrote:
    There is a reason they call Naruto, One Peice, & Bleach "The Big 3". It is because all of them are really popular.
    One piece isn't popular at all over here. Maybe the big 3 shounen, but not anime in general

    guys? we're talking U.S. not japan

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    ensatsu-ken

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    SweetnesS_34 wrote:
    EricDent1 wrote:
    There is a reason they call Naruto, One Peice, & Bleach "The Big 3". It is because all of them are really popular.
    One piece isn't popular at all over here. Maybe the big 3 shounen, but not anime in general


    Well, actually, it is one of the most popular shounen in Japan. However, EricDent1 apparently missed the part of the thread topic title that said "in America" .
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    josofo1

    [137]Jul 31, 2008
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    for the actual tv show i would say dbz.

    obviously pokeman has made the most money between there movies, show, card games, video games. thats not even debatable.

    i did watch a lot of the show. but was a tad to old for it. i remember watching pretty religously up in to the tournament, then when ash didn't win the tournament it was pretty disapointing and i think i stoped watching it shortly after.

    like i would be surpirised if there is people that exist that saw all the pokemon tv episodes. when there is tons sof people that watch all 276 dbz episodes.

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    josofo1

    [138]Jul 31, 2008
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    i heard dragon ball is very popular in japan as well.

    also a lot of the gundams all well respected in japan

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    EricDent1

    [139]Aug 1, 2008
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    Well in that case it is probably Naruto. Cause at pretty much every anime convention I go to, there are lots of Naruto characters. Even more so than Bleach (which is also pretty darn popular).

    Of course we could go by the ratings for the shows...
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    StewieZim101

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    Naruto, Pokemon and DBZ are the top three, with YuGiOh and One Peice as honorable mentions.
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