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Japan's Weekly Anime TV Rankings

by ReverseHarem
Sep 16, 2008 5:57 AM | 24 Comments
The top ten anime series on TV in Japan for the week of September 1st - September 17th are as follows:

1. Sazae-san
2. Chibi Maruko-chan
3. Doraemon Birthday Special
4. Detective Conan
5. Yatterman
6. One Piece
7. Gegege no Kitarou
8. Pokemon: Diamond & Pearl
9. Keroro Gunsou
10. Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!

For more information: ANN.

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

I see, thanks for the information.

Sep 21, 2008 12:06 PM by asandari

watch more gintama:D

Sep 17, 2008 9:21 PM by sikkkke

asandari said:

By the way, where do you find all of your information dtshyk? Or is that a trade secret? xD


There is a discussion board about the TV ratings in 2channel. Unlike the DVD sales ranking (,which has a convenient source of information like Oricon Ranking), we have to collect the rating data separately. So 2channel users divide up the works of searching for the data from newspapers, blogs, rating research companies etc. etc.
Here is the most recent thread.
http://changi.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/anime4vip/1217778063/
They finally finished collecting the ratings for Sep 8-14.

Sep 17, 2008 9:17 PM by dtshyk

That's one long week...


By the way, where do you find all of your information dtshyk? Or is that a trade secret? xD

Sep 17, 2008 7:25 PM by asandari

dtshyk said:


Estimated population of Otaku 2,800,000 (2004)
Whole population of Japan 120,000,000



Otaku are only hard core fans. People that would watch say 5 anime shows a year wouldn't fall under that category.

On-topic - I can't believe pokemon is still ranked so high XD

Sep 17, 2008 8:20 AM by Sohei

PBz0r said:
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By the way how did Soul Eater, Bleach and Macross F score so low? Aren't they supposed to be popular in Japan?


They are popular ONLY among the anime fans. Those top 10 anime are targeting at general viewers. Here are the raw data of the ratings.
Sazaesan 19.2%
Macross F 1.7%
BLEACH 2.3%
Soul Eater 2.2%

Estimated population of Otaku 2,800,000 (2004)
Whole population of Japan 120,000,000

Now you see anime is still a niche market.

Sep 16, 2008 11:15 PM by dtshyk

dtshyk said:
I add something new.


12. NARUTO Shippuuden E
16. Code Geass R2 E
34. To Love-ru N



The shows I'm watching with poor performance... To bad!!!

Sep 16, 2008 11:06 PM by airwalk

PBz0r said:
Seriously, 1 through 15 don't interest me at all. Develop aesthetic sene, Japan, for god's sake.


Learn to spell, for God's sake.

I don't see anything wrong with the art in those shows. I mean, Sazae-san is the longest running hand-drawn Anime so. I think thats worth something. The art is supposed to be simple.

Sep 16, 2008 8:52 PM by internetotaku

Alright, Gegege no Kitarou! Glad to see that its doing well. Pretty Cure needs to be down further though. They need to stop -.-

Sep 16, 2008 8:38 PM by internetotaku

Seriously, 1 through 15 don't interest me at all. Develop aesthetic sene, Japan, for god's sake.

By the way how did Soul Eater, Bleach and Macross F score so low? Aren't they supposed to be popular in Japan?

Sep 16, 2008 8:10 PM by PBz0r

yay for Gintama and CGR2!!!

how the heck did macross F get on there?

Sep 16, 2008 7:52 PM by pendragon

Yay, One Piece! :D

Sep 16, 2008 4:58 PM by Neko-Hoshishima

Sazae-san is always #1

Sep 16, 2008 3:43 PM by kie_

Doraemon Birthday speicals...

I need to watch it when I go back to Taiwan, srsly >.<

and Gunsou is win XD

Sep 16, 2008 1:50 PM by BasakaNZ

Yay, Shugo Chara 11th!!!

aero said:
"3. Doraemon Birthday Special"

I want to watch that :P

Sep 16, 2008 1:44 PM by wakka9ca

Haha, the stuff I watch airing is all otaku/adult animu.

Except Gintama. <3

Sep 16, 2008 12:37 PM by Plate

Yay for Detective Conan and for One Piece!!!

Sep 16, 2008 12:35 PM by SoraKing

aero said:
"3. Doraemon Birthday Special"

I want to watch that :P

Me too, but I love Doraemon so I wait for the DVDs to be released here and buy them to my Godson. xD

The "classification" on the second post is a great addition, shows that we can still have faith in the world. ^__^

Sep 16, 2008 10:12 AM by ladyxzeus

Case Closed, One Piece, Pokemon: Diamond & Pearl, & Sergeant Frog FTW :D!!!

Sep 16, 2008 9:53 AM by ToddlerNaruto

dtshyk said:

15. Antique Bakery
33. Himitsu -Top Secret- N
38. Natsume Yuujinchou N
41. World Destruction N

I get the feeling my favorites is waaaay down the list >___<

Sep 16, 2008 9:53 AM by Serenti