Japanese Fans Rank America's Favorite Anime

An American top 30 anime list is re-ranked by Japanese fans

In a new Biglobe non-scientific poll, Japanese anime fans took a general audience, non-otaku American listing of Top 30 anime, and re-ranked them based on their own preferences. 

 

Anime Japanese Rank   American Rank
Neon Genesis Evangelion 1 2
Pokemon 2 17
Spirited Away 3 10
Princess Mononoke 4 6
My Neighbor Totoro 5 14
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind 6 5
Howl's Moving Castle 7 21
Mobile Suit Gundam 8 15
One Piece 9 12
Grave of the Fireflies 10 25
Ghost in the Shell 11 1
Castle of Cagliostro 12 24
Naruto 13 3
Dragon Ball Z 14 7
Rurouni Kenshin 15 16
Millennium Actress 16 27
Bleach 17 29
Macross 18 30
Akira 19 4
D.Gray-Man 20 26
Soul Eater 20 28
Patlabor 22 19
TekkonKinkreet 23 18
Ninja Scroll 24 8
Vision of Escaflowne 25 11
Tokyo Godfathers 26 13
Memories 27 20
Sword of the Stranger 28 9
Street Fighter II 28 22
Dead Leaves 28 23

 

The American rankings being used don't look entirely current, so the differences here seem to be a factor of time, in addition to culture and audience.

 

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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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