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What genre allows an anime to be most successful?
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in my opinion comedy and tragedy. Gore has been getting a lot of attention recently
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It depends on the region, for Japan i would say moe/slice of life, and for Western audiences i would say Shounen battle, but this is only in terms of popularity as the ones to get more acclaim are usually more emotional or deep or thought provoking
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I think comedy. Everybody wants to laugh in their free time.
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I would have to go with Fantasy. Almost all my favorite anime fit under this category: Magi, Zetsuen no Tempest, Naruto, Sword Art Online, Ghost 07, and Fairy Tail. It's basically only missing Btooom! and Hunter X Hunter.
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most successful genre is shounen I believe (that's a genre, right? )
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Action shounen.
Comedy in that helps.

One Piece (Action shounen, with adventure and comedy)
Fairy Tail (Action shounen)
Naruto (Action shounen)
Bleach (Action shounen)
Gintama (Action shoune with comedy)
Hunter x Hunter 2011 (Action shounen with adventure)

You get the point.
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I would also say action, with either mystery or comedy. I also think if it has an element of something like Evangelion or even Ghost in the Shell where it has a lot of open ended things to get fans talking. Things that each fan may have a different idea of and such, not something that tells you so straightforward. So many action/with some comedy were very popular like dbz, inu yasha, cowboy bebop, and now shows like Naruto.
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Well, it should be a mixture of comedy and drama, possibly tragedy
Action aint bad, but not always so great cuz
NO ONE WANTS TO SEE CUTE GIRLS GETTING BEAT UP
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Posted 1/31/13

Shanatanlove wrote:

Well, it should be a mixture of comedy and drama, possibly tragedy
Action aint bad, but not always so great cuz
NO ONE WANTS TO SEE CUTE GIRLS GETTING BEAT UP


You sure? That's basically Madoka Magica from episode 3 to the end... and it was popular, successful, trend setting, genre refining!
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eh? Really? I didnt know that, Im a Madoka fan, but more of the manga than the anime
watched it twice though......hmm...... Madoka just wasnt good enough in the anime....there wasnt enough comedy to boost things either
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Comedy would have ruined Madoka. I'm not saying there weren't funny moments, but making it too comedic would have taken too much away from the tragic side of the show.
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Comedy ALL THE WAY(✌゚∀゚)☞
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I think it would be Comedy, Romance, Action, or School Life. o3o
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I would say Shounen or Slice of life.
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Artistically/Critically, the best genre may be the "what genere is this again?" That may not always translate in to commercial success. DVD/BD sales are one proxy, but sponsorships and ad rates for shows broadcast on terrestrial networks may differ.

Gen Urobuchi's big hits are good examples; Madoka Magica is magical girl? Fate Zero is a prequel to an Eroge ?

Gintama is also genre defying, unless the genre is "behind schedule" - it switches between comedy, action, historical /sf and parody; it depends on the mood of the Gorilla. The only requirement seems to be that it sticks roughly to what is age appropriate for Jump.

It could be that the best "genre" is "light novel adaptation", since there is more source material, and there can be more flexibility in the visual design. This isn't always right though; Madoka Magica was an original script (but by someone who writes light novels and adapts from them). Shows that start off based on existing material, then run ahead of the source and don't go on hiatus can be the worst (Naruto, Bleach, and Fairy Tail are good examples

So, in answer to the question - It Depends.
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