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RossoCorsa wrote:

Naruto has already become somewhat of a mainstream title to the level of DBZ.

it's gotten to the point where even people who don't like anime or care for it still knows what naruto is.

however in terms of years of popularity and devoted fanbase, Gundam is still #1. It's one of those timeless anime where even the old-skool ones are heavily respected.

it will take a while before any other shows catch up to that level.



I was in the checkout Isle at a Borders in Brunswick Maine and a huge rack full of "Naruto" (and only Naruto) was staring me in the face. I was thinking to myself "Either this is REALLY popular, or they over-estimated it's popularity a tad".

Meanwhile D. Gray Man was completely sold out:(

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gorbal wrote:


RossoCorsa wrote:

Naruto has already become somewhat of a mainstream title to the level of DBZ.

it's gotten to the point where even people who don't like anime or care for it still knows what naruto is.

however in terms of years of popularity and devoted fanbase, Gundam is still #1. It's one of those timeless anime where even the old-skool ones are heavily respected.

it will take a while before any other shows catch up to that level.



I was in the checkout Isle at a Borders in Brunswick Maine and a huge rack full of "Naruto" (and only Naruto) was staring me in the face. I was thinking to myself "Either this is REALLY popular, or they over-estimated it's popularity a tad".

Meanwhile D. Gray Man was completely sold out:(



japan has been recently increasing the number of 'ninja schools' in the anime-districts like Akihabara and Shinjuku.

they're just aikido or judo or iaido training classes, but add in ninja star throwing classes and black veils and automatically you have a $120~$300 a lesson business.

...obviously the 99% of those customers are foreigners/tourists... xD
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Akatsuki_Dei wrote:

i say pokemon is the most bankable anime.....i been going on for years and still making more eps i think....they have movies....games that pretty much all the same and still selling like crazy....pokemon cards...toys...and even their own amusement park! POKePARK i wanna go =[


yea, i agree with u there, Pokemon's like never ending. i mean, how long is Ash going to stay a 10 year old? there's already like several different arcs for pokemon, or so i've heard. there's also like tons of movies, dvds, games, trading cards, toys, etc. i've also heard about that amusement park, though i don't think i want to go. i probably won't even live up to the day when pokemon ends.......*being sarcastic, lol* >.<

though, i think in the future, Naruto, Bleach, and these other really popular anime nowadays are going to become the most bankable animes, or so u say.
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Posted 3/16/08
naruto or bleach
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Rurouni Kenshin, Fate Stay Night
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i don't care. but... Kenichi!!!!
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One Piece, Bleach and Naruto because they've been running for years and years
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The above mentioned Big 3, Gundam, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bakugan, Digimon, DBZ, Sailor Moon, Inuyasha, Bebop, Evangelion, FMA, Code Geass, Haruhi, Macross, anything Miyazaki, Death Note, the popular kid's ones: Doreamon, Sazae-San, Nintama Rantaro, Crayon Shin-Chan, Astro Boy and Detective Conan.
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I would have to agree DBZ, Naruto, bleach and pokemon are unbelievably popular all over the world.

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Posted 3/9/11
Pokemon seems the most likely choice here.
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I wouldn't call it my favorite but I'd probably pick something along the lines of Detective Conan. Both the manga and the anime have been around forever. Anything that has been around that long or longer has definitely made bank.

Though, I should mention Detective Conan was more an example than an actual choice. I really don't keep up with those types of details. The Power Rangers (or whatever the original was called) franchise probably comes out on top. It's been around forever and redone a million times and I think it has its own museum.
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Saberfang wrote:

Rurouni Kenshin, Fate Stay Night


Fate/Stay Night isn't that large a franchise. Though it's got an anime series (With another one coming up) and a movie, it's mainly the visual novels that are popular in Japan. Also, TypeMoon heavily relies on FS/N in it's collaboration games. But it definitely pales in comparison to other series.
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Death Note ! ! It has two novels, a 12 volume manga series, an anime, three movies.... Plus you can find Death Note merchandise at a loooottt of places.. Also Naruto, Bleach, One Piece and Vampire Knight are really popular 0_0
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Posted 3/10/11
I presume when you ask bankable, you are refering to most profitable? If that is the case it would have to be between the following 2 :

DragonBall
Pokemon

Although I hate the IP (Intelectual Property) of both, I can't help but notice their merchandise is practically everywhere I go. Someone has to be buying this stuff although it is not me.

IF not the above, then perhaps another IP that has a long run as 200+ episodes to milk the popularity of the show. Of course there would also need to be a campaign to merchandise toys. Examples such as below :

Sailor Moon
Lupin
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Posted 3/10/11
ghibli ftw! TOTOROOOOOOO XD
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