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Old 04-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Which manga/anime series do you think are the most popular worldwide?

Either we enjoy it or not, the majority of us should know already that Naruto is indeed one of the greatest/most successful manga/anime series in history, like Dragonball, Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece, etc, thanks to mastermind Kishimoto Masashi. I know not everybody agrees with this, but the majority of people and critics out there do. However, people are entitled to their own opinions.
So, I have a question that people seem to be asking TOO MUCH about these days... and debate too much about.. and I want your opinions. We all know that One Piece is the most popular in Japan, and Dragonball is popular worldwide. Of course, every manga/anime series has its own spot where the popularity peaks. The question that people have been asking online a lot is: Which are the most popular manga/anime series worldwide? Nearly everybody agrees Dragonball is of course on the list. But people have also suggested that Naruto is a very popular series worldwide.. although I haven't really paid attention to it, because I really don't watch much anime or read much manga except for Naruto, the first one I ever found out about. So, I really want to hear your opinions and choices out there. I know I'm on a Naruto forum, but please try not to be biased and state why you think it is, not just because it's your favorite manga/anime series. Please, do NOT start fan-fights...

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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One Piece it's the best manga sales
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Default Re: Which manga/anime series do you think are the most popular worldwide?

aahhh.. One Piece.. a lot of people agreed with that too.. it seems the top choices are always Dragonball, One Piece, Naruto, Pokemon, and sometimes Bleach.
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One Piece is most popular based on sales. Last year, One Piece placed #1 and sold more volumes than the combined total of second through tenth place. It's also surpassed Dragon Ball in all time sales, which is big since Dragon Ball started like five to ten years earlier.
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well, let's not base it on sales, because basing something on statistics and numbers isn't always the best choice.
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One Piece also dose the best job at developing it's characters while the other two seem to just have only a couple of characters getting development
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It's really the only facts we have to go by. If we were to go by anything else, it would mainly be a debate of this anime vs. that anime. I honestly love One Piece and I know One Piece's popularity is increasing in America, or at least where I am. Now, onto the worldwide thing. To be fair, when we take into account the percentage of people who read manga in America compared to those in China/Japan, China/Japan have a huge advantage. Not only that, but together I believe they actually outnumber the US even without percentages. If they don't, they're pretty damn close. Then you take into account Dragonball and how popular it is everywhere. Honestly, I think Dragonball is probably the most popular with One Piece just behind and Naruto just behind that. I don't even like Dragonball much really, but it's still popular. As for best story, I'd say One Piece.
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how does that relate?.... okay, well dat's an opinion, but thanks for telling us anyway...
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It's really the only facts we have to go by. If we were to go by anything else, it would mainly be a debate of this anime vs. that anime. I honestly love One Piece and I know One Piece's popularity is increasing in America, or at least where I am. Now, onto the worldwide thing. To be fair, when we take into account the percentage of people who read manga in America compared to those in China/Japan, China/Japan have a huge advantage. Not only that, but together I believe they actually outnumber the US even without percentages. If they don't, they're pretty damn close. Then you take into account Dragonball and how popular it is everywhere. Honestly, I think Dragonball is probably the most popular with One Piece just behind and Naruto just behind that. I don't even like Dragonball much really, but it's still popular. As for best story, I'd say One Piece.
Yeah, I've never really liked Dragonball, but I heard from a lot of people that they like it. Also, I've never really gotten into One Piece either, but a lot of my friends also really like it. As for Naruto, I've been watching and reading it since.. forever.. it was the first manga I ever read and the first anime I ever watched, so yah.. I dont want to start a fanwar so let's just go with facts then, like wat u said... it's probably safest...
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Fairy tail is starting to get really popular but still has a way to go
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