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Japan's Weekly Anime TV Rankings

by ReverseHarem
Sep 30, 2008 6:05 AM | 42 Comments
The top ten anime series on TV in Japan for the week of September 15th - September 21st are as follows:

1. Sazae-san
2. Chibi Maruko-chan
3. Crayon Shin-chan
4. Doraemon
5. One Piece
6. Gegege no Kitarou
7. ATASHIn'CHI
8. Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!
9. Keroro Gunsou
10. Antique Bakery

For more information: ANN

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I'd say that Sazae-san and Chibi Maruko-chan are up there because the audience is set to be generally all age group, unlike many other anime series.

Oct 6, 2008 2:49 AM by blakbunnie27

PBz0r said:
Asako said:
Why are people so surprised? The top few are always the same, and have been forever really. Slight variations depending on if an ep takes a break that week or the likes are the only things that change it. They're staple shows that reach far outside the usual anime audiences. Yet every time one of these threads are posted, there are replies of WTF and the likes. It's mind boggling.

And still it begs the question why half of Japan would watch Precure 5. But I probably should've asked question half a year ago as it's been in the top ten since february.


Not half of Japan watch it. The rating is about 5%.

8, 4.7% 5.5% Yes! Precure5 GoGo! M

The half a year average rating of Precure 5 is 5.6%. The main viewers are 4-6 year old girls, according to Toei Animation.

Oct 5, 2008 8:10 PM by dtshyk

Asako said:
Why are people so surprised? The top few are always the same, and have been forever really. Slight variations depending on if an ep takes a break that week or the likes are the only things that change it. They're staple shows that reach far outside the usual anime audiences. Yet every time one of these threads are posted, there are replies of WTF and the likes. It's mind boggling.

And still it begs the question why half of Japan would watch Precure 5. But I probably should've asked question half a year ago as it's been in the top ten since february.

Oct 5, 2008 7:55 PM by PBz0r

alldren said:
gintama 11 yay


i second that yay =D

Oct 5, 2008 6:23 PM by OfficerGrayson

One Piece FTW~

Oct 5, 2008 6:18 PM by nikolai131

gintama 11 yay

Oct 4, 2008 11:08 AM by alldren

Oh man people still watch One Piece? Can't believe it

Oct 4, 2008 9:13 AM by -Karma-

I can't belive that Chibi Maruko-Chan became at 2nd rank. Welll, who could blame them? Chibi Maruko-Chan is very hilarious.

Oct 3, 2008 10:09 PM by underMebius

dtshyk said:
Serenti said:
seriously, first I was suprised but antique bakery acctually beat Belach, gintama and D.Gray-man?


It's aired in the noitamina block.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noitamina
It's a special airing block targeting female viewers 20-34 years old. The anime aired in this block always have a good rating.


Oh, that's explains a lot. Thank you again... You really do know much (_ _)

Oct 3, 2008 7:42 AM by Serenti

ONE PIECE! XD

Oct 2, 2008 8:30 PM by ChibiAyane

I watched some Sazae-San on Youtube, and I have to say, it would be a GREAT series to view when either drunk or stoned.

It's way more fun to watch without subtitles too; I pretend the main characters are saying all kinds of crazy, derogatory, and outlandish things to one another.

It's definitely an enjoyable show.

Oct 2, 2008 7:00 PM by YoungVagabond

Serenti said:
seriously, first I was suprised but antique bakery acctually beat Belach, gintama and D.Gray-man?


It's aired in the noitamina block.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noitamina
It's a special airing block targeting female viewers 20-34 years old. The anime aired in this block always have a good rating.

Oct 2, 2008 4:33 PM by dtshyk

seriously, first I was suprised but antique bakery acctually beat Belach, gintama and D.Gray-man?

Oct 2, 2008 9:49 AM by Serenti

@Monk
I secretly post it for you.

Top 43 for Sep 15-21

Oct 2, 2008 3:31 AM by dtshyk

It will be more interesting looking at Top 30 then top 10. Not much changes in top 10 up until now...

Oct 2, 2008 3:19 AM by Monk

Its rediculous how long Sazae-san has been going on for, I think its been close to 40 years!!

Oct 2, 2008 1:39 AM by yarvenclog

katsup said:
Vin-nii said:
Is antique bakery really that good?

Seriously...I want to know O.O

Oct 1, 2008 11:17 PM by Monochrome

One Piece? 5th? Great notice! Viva! XD

Oct 1, 2008 10:39 PM by Cello

Antique Bakery?! o__o
Never would have imagined it would make it into the top 10.

Oct 1, 2008 8:57 PM by magentaanbu

I'm shocked that Antique Bakery is up there . I mean, even if pokemon DP, naruto, etc didnt air.... of all the shows to pop up... Antique Bakery?!! All i can do is quote:
Vin-nii said:
Is antique bakery really that good?

Oct 1, 2008 5:26 PM by katsup