Japan Fans Name the Popular Anime Most Likely To Be Remembered Years From Now... And Ones Likely to Be Forgotten

Will we still be talking about "Madoka Magica" or "Sword Art Online" five years from now?

While anime certainly does have its share of enduring classics, by in large, it's a pop medium - full of works that flare up in popularly, only to be forgotten when the new hotness comes along. In a pair of complementary Biglobe anime polls, Japanese otaku try to figure out which anime will last, and which will soon lose their luster.


Interesting, there's a considerable amount of overlap...


Currently popular and beloved anime likely to be remembered and remain popular years from new - 6323 votes

1. K-On!

2. Tiger & Bunny


4. Madoka Magica

5. Hyouka

6. Haruhi Suzumiya

7. One Piece

8. Space Battleship Yamato

9. A Certain Scientific Railgun

10. Castle in the Sky

11. My Neighbor Totoro

12. Kukoro's Basketball

13. Kiki's Delivery Service

14. Pokemon

15. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

16.Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

17. Spirited Away

18. Angel Beats!

19. Princess Mononoke

20. Strike Witches

21. Doraemon

22. Sword Art Online

23. Detective Conan

24. Whisper of the Heart

25. Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!

26. Hidarami Sketch

27. Anpanman

28. Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere

29. YuruYuri

30. Senki Zesshō Symphogear 

31. Jewelpet Twinkle

32. Nyarko-san

33. Sengoku Basara

34. Astro Fighter Sunred

35. The [email protected]


Currently popular anime most likely to be forgotten in a few years - 3531 votes

1. Sword Art Online

2. Madoka Magicas

3. Nyarko-San

4. Kuroko's Basketball

5. Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!

6. Angel Beats!

7. YuruYuri

8. K-on!

9. A Certain Scientific Railgun

10. Hyouka

11. One Piece

12. Haruhi Suzumiya



What are you're predictions for what will remain popular?


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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