What are some of the biggest anime of the Spring Season?! Are your tastes in anime inspired by your geography? Is your favorite anime this season just as popular with your neighbors? To answer these and many more questions, we've created a map that highlights the most popular Spring Anime by state!!
Every season, we like to explore the new season country by country, state by state, and let you know what we find. Since we’re about halfway through the Winter simulcast season, and we’ve shared maps of the most popular anime by region from the United States, Germany, and Europe. Today, we’d like to share three more with all of you: Canada, Australia, and France!
With over 17 hours of simulcasts to watch every week on Crunchyroll this season, keeping up with current anime can take as much time as a job! But what’s the best of the season? Everyone’s got their own opinion, of course, but sometimes, data can tell a fuller story, can get you closer to the anime most beloved among your neighbors. Today, we’ll be looking at the continent of Europe, and examining the most popular new simulcast in each country!
It's summer, one of our favorite times to watch anime! This season, Crunchyroll's simulcasting 50 different anime series - that's around 17 hours of new anime to watch every week. With so much to watch, what are the favorites? What should you be watching that you’ve been missing out on?? Let's go AMERICAS!!
Recently, a Japanese post listing female fans' favorite male characters from the late 70s got almost nine thousand retweets. This prompted otaku data aggregator @kasumi1973 to go back to work. After their chart of the top anime female characters, compiled from the Annual Anime Grand Prix by Animage, the first non-industry magazine about anime and manga, this time, they sampled the list of top male characters through the decades. Check out the results after the jump.
We've shown off maps of the US, Canada, and Australia, and now it's Europe's turn! Our latest map shows the most popular current-season anime in each of Europe's countries--did your favorite make the list? Hit the jump to find out!
Launched in 1978, Animage was the first non-industry magazine about anime and manga. And, In 1979/1980, it introduced an Annual Anime Grand Prix in which readers voted for their favorites. Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine, launched in 1985, launched their own awards, voted by readers for 2011. Shortly before compiling that amazing age chart, @kasumi1973 constructed one for ALL their leading ladies.
The otaku passion for data and taxonomy found an interesting outlet this week. @kasumi1973, a veteran fan with a career, family and interest in charting anime stats took up the challenge of finding anime characters at every age between 0 and 100 years old. Of course, there are plenty of characters in their mid-teen's, but things got a bit esoteric as they moved into the later years. Still, they almost succeeded. Check out the results after the jump.
What new simulcasts are exciting the anime-watching world? Here at Crunchyroll, we’re here to help you find out!! Below, we have a map highlighting the top new simulcast on our site for every state or territory in the fine country of Australia!!
If you're interested in the anime industry, this season's Shirobako anime about making anime is mandatory viewing. And, if you're watching the series and wondered how much the harried staff at Musashino Animation are taking home at the end of the day... when they do actually managed to get home, a helpful infographic puts it all in perspective. Get a look after the jump.
If you follow anime, you have some sense of the break down of how much of the medium is based on manga, visual novels, books (light novels mostly) and games, but this week, a redditor findingmadoka posted their tabulations and charts of how much anime is based on each category of source material. Get a look of how his has evolved since 2000 after the jump.
Here's a fun way to survey the field of winter 2013 anime. Japanese fans have put together a rogue's gallery of representative student characters from the starting or upcoming anime. Get a look after the jump.