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Anime Singer Mizuki Ichiro Is The Most Widely Known Japanese on Wikipedia

by dtshyk
May 2, 2009 7:57 PM | 29 Comments
A user of Youtube compared the popularity of the Japanese celebrities by the number of articles on Wikipedia. Surpassing the prime ministers and the emperors, an anime singer Mizuki Ichirou ranked the top in the ranking. His article was written in 91 different languages.

The popularity ranking of Japanese on Wikipedia (Youtube)

Top 10 of the ranking
Rank/ # of languages/ Link to Wikipedia
*1, 91 Mizuki Ichiro
*2, 71 Kurosawa Akira (film director)
*3, 64 Hirohito (Emperor Shōwa)
*4, 62 Matsuo Bashō (poet in the 17th century)
*5, 54 Akihito (the current Emperor)
*6, 53 Koizumi Junichiro (former prime minister)
*7, 51 Fukuda Yasuo (former prime minister)
*7, 51 Katsushika Hokusai (artist in the 18th century)
*9, 50 Abe Shinzō (former prime minister)
10, 45 Murasaki Shikibu (novelist in the 11th century)

The frequency ranking of the revisions of Wikipedia articles reflects the nationality well.

Japan (2007)
1, List of One Piece characters
2, Mai-Otome
3, One Piece
4, Bleach
5, Gintama
(35, Japan)

US (2006)
1, George W. Bush
2, Wikipedia
3, United States
4, Christ
5, 2006 Lebanon War

France (2006)
1, April 2005
2, December 2004
3, Algeria
4, France
5, Wikipedia Top page

Source: Scan of Nikkei

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

That's..amazing. I thought it'd be like Miyazaki.

WAY TO GO "ANIKI"

May 3, 2009 9:38 PM by shakeyourpup45

wakka9ca said:


1, List of One Piece characters

You'll never see that again thanks to shitty edits from deletionist.

May 3, 2009 8:00 PM by Drunk_Samurai

I'm surprised it isn't Godzilla

May 3, 2009 7:50 PM by mitamaking

I am not very familiar with Mizuki's work, have only heard a little bit of it, but did enjoy it quite a bit. Yay!

May 3, 2009 5:20 PM by Retro8bit

Hamel said:
Loverhina said:
Hamel said:
Loverhina said:
llxwarbirdxll said:
Plate said:
>5, 2006 Lebanon War

I wonder why this was so frequently edited.
There was a war there?


you couldn't tell? blame it on israel for covering it up with their political nonsense

Do you even know why the war started?|:
read about it instead of blaming Israel (and it was coverd in every news channel in the U.S.)


Sorry , See I hold a different opinion because i have family over in ALU so hah maybe if you use a different source other than new channel in "u.s." you would see another perspective , right?

I won't as my friends and family live in Israel
maybe you should check some facts before deciding on what happend first right?


The truth has multiple faces....Please no political debate please.

May 3, 2009 12:37 PM by wakka9ca

Loverhina said:
Hamel said:
Loverhina said:
llxwarbirdxll said:
Plate said:
>5, 2006 Lebanon War

I wonder why this was so frequently edited.
There was a war there?


you couldn't tell? blame it on israel for covering it up with their political nonsense

Do you even know why the war started?|:
read about it instead of blaming Israel (and it was coverd in every news channel in the U.S.)


Sorry , See I hold a different opinion because i have family over in ALU so hah maybe if you use a different source other than new channel in "u.s." you would see another perspective , right?

I won't as my friends and family live in Israel
maybe you should check some facts before deciding on what happend first right?

May 3, 2009 12:15 PM by Hamel

llxwarbirdxll said:
Who?


Edit: Just checked. Dude from JAM Project. I should learn all their names one day.

I had the same reaction.

May 3, 2009 10:54 AM by amayadori

chryseis said:
who's Mizuki Ichiro?

my same exact thought lol.

i love how one piece characters is the most edited though. wooo!

May 3, 2009 8:43 AM by katsup

dtshyk said:
A user of Youtube compared the popularity of the Japanese celebrities by the number of articles on Wikipedia.


Another way to waste time. All that tells is that the sort of people who write on Wikipedia care more for anime than politics. Surprise. And that internationally Japanese culture is more relevant than their prime minister.

I'd love to know who writes about local issues in the 'international' Wikipedia. Locals who know English or Americans who know about Japan?

BTW for stuff that actually made it to the west the English Wikipedia often has more information than the Japanese article.

May 3, 2009 6:58 AM by Wile

dtshyk said:

The frequency ranking of the revisions of Wikipedia articles reflects the nationality well.

Japan (2007)
1, List of One Piece characters
2, Mai-Otome
3, One Piece
4, Bleach
5, Gintama
(35, Japan)

France (2006)
1, April 2005
2, December 2004
3, Algeria
4, France
5, Wikipedia Top page


NICE comparison... Japan should be therefore declared as holy land of anime and manga. I guess it's because fandom >> politics on Wikipedia. There is more information on certain video games than there are for historical events. And the database of anime and manga on Wikipedia is more impressive than MAL.....

May 3, 2009 6:31 AM by wakka9ca

who's Mizuki Ichiro?

May 3, 2009 1:41 AM by chryseis

saka said:
ROKETTO PANCHI!

....they never saw it coming.
He also did Combattler V's OP. V! V! V! VICTORY!

May 3, 2009 12:47 AM by llxwarbirdxll

ROKETTO PANCHI!

....they never saw it coming.

May 3, 2009 12:44 AM by saka

iTom said:
That's actually pretty sad having a seiyū beat important everyday figures to a pulp.
Can't blame them, really. The dude sung Mazinger Z's opening theme.

May 2, 2009 11:17 PM by llxwarbirdxll

That's actually pretty sad having a seiyū beat important everyday figures to a pulp.

May 2, 2009 10:51 PM by iTom

Hamel said:
Loverhina said:
llxwarbirdxll said:
Plate said:
>5, 2006 Lebanon War

I wonder why this was so frequently edited.
There was a war there?


you couldn't tell? blame it on israel for covering it up with their political nonsense

Do you even know why the war started?|:
read about it instead of blaming Israel (and it was coverd in every news channel in the U.S.)


Sorry , See I hold a different opinion because i have family over in ALU so hah maybe if you use a different source other than new channel in "u.s." you would see another perspective , right?

May 2, 2009 10:47 PM by Lvhina

Loverhina said:
llxwarbirdxll said:
Plate said:
>5, 2006 Lebanon War

I wonder why this was so frequently edited.
There was a war there?


you couldn't tell? blame it on israel for covering it up with their political nonsense

Do you even know why the war started?|:
read about it instead of blaming Israel (and it was coverd in every news channel in the U.S.)

May 2, 2009 10:42 PM by Hamel

llxwarbirdxll said:
Plate said:
>5, 2006 Lebanon War

I wonder why this was so frequently edited.
There was a war there?


you couldn't tell? blame it on israel for covering it up with their political nonsense

May 2, 2009 10:41 PM by Lvhina

llxwarbirdxll said:
Plate said:
>5, 2006 Lebanon War

I wonder why this was so frequently edited.
There was a war there?

Yes
Between Israel and Lebanon because the Hezbollah (a terrorist group in Lebanon) fired rockets at Israel

May 2, 2009 10:41 PM by Hamel

LOL Bush.

May 2, 2009 10:35 PM by kyon91