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Post Reply The new "Big Three"
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Throughout the world of anime, I've always heard about something called"The Big Three", which were the three anime/manga series that "hold a lot of weight in the anime world". The three series were Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece.


Now, in 2017
There is one, maybe two slots open in "The Big Three". With Bleach finished and Naruto having a "spin-off" after it's ending, there are new anime coming to surface and rising in popularity, which brings up the possibly war-causing question...

"What's the new "Big Three" ?

This isn't a serious question, I'm just curious to see what others think will be the new set of popular anime.
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Posted 5/1/17 , edited 5/3/17
Attack on Titan
Sword Art Online
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Posted 5/1/17 , edited 5/3/17
Well, undoubtedly Attack on Titan. I would say also now with Saga of Tanya the Evil as a contender, and probably SAO given it's huge success.
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Based solely on reception & success

AoT
SAO
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We already went through this in another thread posted like 2 weeks ago.

Most likely Attack on Titan, Boku No Hero Academia, and One Piece or SAO(but I think SAO is a bit of a slippery slope due to it's lowering popularity)
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One Piece won't end until the sun dies so that just leaves 2 spots. Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online are the 2 biggest shows right now that have been around for years and will most likely keep getting more seasons/movies/inifnite merchandise for several more years.

Other than those 2 I can only think of My Hero Academia, Re:Zero, and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure since they're all popular and also have tons of source material left to adapt that can keep them running for years. Thankfully the studios for all these shows are smart and kind enough to spare us from countless filler arcs and instead take breaks between seasons to avoid catching up to the source material too quickly.

Also worth mentioning is Dragon Ball Super, although I have no idea how long it'll last.
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Posted 5/1/17 , edited 5/1/17
One Piece is still One Piece.

Attack on Titan and SAO are a different kind of "big" though. They're shorter, more concentrated, with a focus on making something good (...animation-wise, at least), rather than keeping it on the air forever. If Attack on Titan had been made into an anime the way it would have been ~10 years ago, it would not have become the hit that it is.

For the purposes of calling them a "new big three", though, I'm not sure if it really applies.

Does there have to be a Big Three? Can it be a Big Five? Or just... a circle of Big with no set number?

The "Big Three" thing always struck me as more of a marketing thing from Shonen Jump than anything else.

... speaking of SJ, what about KuroBas or Haikyuu?

Re:Zero, Tanya the Evil, and Yuri On Ice (which no one's mentioned but you know it's coming) shouldn't be added yet - they're too new. You really never know what they'll be like 2 or 3 years from now. Not everything lasts.

Also, are we taking into account child vs. adult targets? Everything here that's not from Shonen Jump has a completely different target audience from the ones that are from Shonen Jump.

Jojo's is a huge phenomenon (double-checking - we all realize Jojo's is from the '80's and inspired a ton of '90's and '00's anime, notably CLAMP, right?) but its target is so different from Haikyuu... (btw Haikyuu isn't just for fujoshi. It's popular enough to get huge ads on the sides of buildings in Shibuya. It's mainstream.)
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I'll go with One Piece (which is now on its 786th episode) and Dragon Ball Super, and possibly Haikyuu (even if I haven't seen this series).


I was 'bout to throw in Gintama, since there's still more to come after its 328th episode, but this is close to ending.
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Don't care what y'all choose for the other two spots as long as One Piece is #1.
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...You guys really don't think Tokyo Ghoul should be in the big three? As of recently, Tokyo Ghoul is EVERYWHERE as far as exposure goes.

I think it goes something along the lines of

Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul, [free slot] / DBSuper.

Although if we're talking about completely new series, it'd result in the third one being a free slot.

Boku no Hero Academia could make its way up there too, if it is sure to be a continuing series (which I think it is)
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Still One Piece

Definitely My Hero Academia

And I could see the Black Clover anime being popular, or maybe not
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starshots wrote:

Don't care what y'all choose for the other two spots as long as One Piece is #1.


IT WILL ALWAYS BE #1!

Anyway, as far as long-running shows that act as gateways to anime they are: One Piece, Dragon Ball Super and Detective Conan. They consistently rank in the top 10 Japanese TV rankings and have broad appeal for lots of viewers.

Three popular shows that are smaller in scope and length but just as relevant in spearheading the industry are Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia and in my opinion Re:Zero (I believe it has more potential in terms of storytelling than SAO). The last set of three will of course change from season to season, or year to year, but they've been consistently well-produced and well-received. It seems there is more interest and fervor for those three more than anything that comes out in their respective seasons.
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salamisama wrote:

...You guys really don't think Tokyo Ghoul should be in the big three? As of recently, Tokyo Ghoul is EVERYWHERE as far as exposure goes.

I think it goes something along the lines of

Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul, [free slot] / DBSuper.

Although if we're talking about completely new series, it'd result in the third one being a free slot.

Boku no Hero Academia could make its way up there too, if it is sure to be a continuing series (which I think it is)


Tokyo Ghoul's anime has long been finished. You won't see more unless they decide to do a remake that follows the manga and continues into :re.
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NANNIIIIIII???!

No love for One Punch Man?

I'm banking on One Punch, Re: Zero, and Saga of Tanya the Evil.

Going off fresh off the block. Let's be honest, One Piece has been around too long to be considered "new".

It had it's hay day a while ago too.
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Shokugeki no Soma!
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