Japan Fans Name The Anime Most Likely To Convert You Into An Otaku

What anime is most likely to flip your otaku switch

The protagonist of Welcome to the N.H.K. posited that Japan's semi-public NHK TV network produced high quality anime like Nadia Secret of Blue Water in a conspiracy to turn Japan's youth into pliable otaku.



In a new free-for-all Biglobe poll, almost 6 thousand readers named the anime they thought were most liable to do the trick and turn viewers into otaku. 


The list of the insidious classics includes:


1. Neon Genesis Evangelion

2. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

3. Card Captor Sakura

4. K-on!

5. Gintama

6. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

7. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

8. Mobile Suit Gundam

9. Lucky Star

10. A Certain Scientific Railgun

11. A Certain Magical Index

12. Angel Beats!

13. Sailor Moon

14. Bakemonogatari

15. Yu Yu Hakusho

16. Nadia Secret of Blue Water

17. Rozen Maiden

18. Durarara!!

19. (tie) Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos

19. (tie) Fullmetal Alchemist

21. Urusei Yatsura

22. Space Battleship Yamato

23. Love Hina

24. Higurashi: When They Cry

25. Digimon Adventure

26. Clannad

27. Pokemon

28. One Piece

29. Slayers

30. Saint Seiya

31. Bleach

32. Dragon Ball Z

33. Pretty Cure

34. (tie)  Detective Conan

34. (tie) Magical DoReMi

36. (tie)Magical Princess Minky Momo

36. (tie) Hakuōki

38. (tie) Sengoku Basara

38. (tie) New Prince of Tennis

40. Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel

41. Yu-Gi-Oh!

42. Doraemon

43. Martian Successor Nadesico

44. (tie) Baka and Test

44. (tie) Toradora!

46. Reborn

What anime would you say is responsible for turning you an an otaku?

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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