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More iconic: San Goku † Pikachu † Sailor Moon?
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Isnt it son goku?
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I'm pretty certain that Pikachu is by far the most iconic, memorable and has made the biggest impact at least here in the U.S. The reason being is that Pokemon was at a time the biggest brand to come out of Japan, I honestly remember everyone in my school was into Pokemon in some form and I mean EVERYONE...it didn't matter who you were. I can't say that about DBZ or Sailor Moon. They were definitely big, but no where near the mass appeal of Pokemon. Of course I based all this off the appeal of the series these characters were in and not the actual character.

When it comes to which has made the most influence on anime today, that is a tougher decision. It would come between Sailor Moon and Goku. Maybe Goku though because looking at the pattern of DBZ episodes and then compare how they progress to the big anime of today like Naruto and Bleach which seem to follow that pattern of season long fights with all the characters progressively getting beat half to death then finding some new power to continue, then rinse and repeat.

Of course, Sailor Moon can probably get a good bit of credit for any magical girl anime that may have followed it. So in the end it still seems to be a pretty tough choice.
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I'm pretty certain that Pikachu is by far the most iconic, memorable and has made the biggest impact at least here in the U.S. The reason being is that Pokemon was at a time the biggest brand to come out of Japan, I honestly remember everyone in my school was into Pokemon in some form and I mean EVERYONE...it didn't matter who you were. I can't say that about DBZ or Sailor Moon. They were definitely big, but no where near the mass appeal of Pokemon. Of course I based all this off the appeal of the series these characters were in and not the actual character.

When it comes to which has made the most influence on anime today, that is a tougher decision. It would come between Sailor Moon and Goku. Maybe Goku though because looking at the pattern of DBZ episodes and then compare how they progress to the big anime of today like Naruto and Bleach which seem to follow that pattern of season long fights with all the characters progressively getting beat half to death then finding some new power to continue, then rinse and repeat.

Of course, Sailor Moon can probably get a good bit of credit for any magical girl anime that may have followed it. So in the end it still seems to be a pretty tough choice.



Pretty good analysis.
It really is hard to decide since all of them made just as much impact as one another.

Legends.





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As much as I want to give it to Sailor Moon, I think Goku has earned the top icon spot.
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