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Japan's Weekly Anime TV Rankings

by ReverseHarem
Apr 14, 2008 4:08 PM | 20 Comments
The top ten anime tv series in Japan for the week of March 17th - March 23rd, 2008 are as follows:

1. Sazae-san
2. Chibi Maruko-chan
3. Detective Conan
4. One Piece
5. Yatterman
6. Gegege no Kitaro
7. Pokemon: Diamond & Pearl
8. Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!
9. Naruto: Shippuden
10. Mobile Suit Gundam 00

For more information: ANN.

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For those surprised by Shippuden's ratings, remember that throughout the almost two years of fillers, Naruto's ratings were usually much higher than this week's numbers. They only really started to drop near the end of the first series when they changed the day of the week it aired on and have modestly recovered since then.

Apr 15, 2008 3:43 AM by Iri

ReverseHarem said:
the only reason why naruto and gundam made the top ten was because two of the series that are normally in the top ten didn't air this week.
But still....it's depressing seeing it in the top ten...

Apr 15, 2008 3:33 AM by aero

the only reason why naruto and gundam made the top ten was because two of the series that are normally in the top ten didn't air this week.

Apr 15, 2008 3:30 AM by ReverseHarem

i've never heard of sazae-san until now.

Apr 15, 2008 12:24 AM by linnah-chan

wtf, where bleach

Apr 14, 2008 11:23 PM by doeman

Whoa, can't believe Shippuuden managed to get to the Top 10.
Also, yay for One Piece and Gundam 00 :D

Apr 14, 2008 11:20 PM by Kayro

AnimusNathan said:
You guys may think anime is "for mature viewers such as myself" but in reality most anime is targeted at kids. The viewers watching this stuff Conan/Precure/Pokemon/Naruto etc. are children.


They're all primetime (Golden hour) shows. Hardly the majority.

Apr 14, 2008 9:04 PM by Asako

You guys may think anime is "for mature viewers such as myself" but in reality most anime is targeted at kids. The viewers watching this stuff Conan/Precure/Pokemon/Naruto etc. are children.

Apr 14, 2008 9:03 PM by AnimusNathan

I can't believe Shippuden made top 10...Pokemon I can understand but Shippuden?

Apr 14, 2008 8:58 PM by iTom

Sazae-san owns, lol XD

Apr 14, 2008 8:44 PM by seasaw

One Piece woot. :D
Lawl @ Shippuuden. x3

Apr 14, 2008 8:26 PM by NoyaChan

One Piece ftw :)

Apr 14, 2008 7:23 PM by Kamapuaa

One Piece yay.

Apr 14, 2008 6:30 PM by Darkreaper70

Yay, One Piece! :D

Apr 14, 2008 6:25 PM by Neko-Hoshishima

Inujake7 said:
Pokemon is above Naruto? I've never even heard of a few of those.


Those top 3 are Japanese classics that have been airing for like 20-30 years. It draws in crowds from people of all ages, hence its big popularity.

Apr 14, 2008 5:54 PM by Kraker2k

Inujake7 said:
Pokemon is above Naruto? I've never even heard of a few of those.


Given Shippuuden's track record, I'd even consider watching Pokemon over it. But yeah, I think the reason why its in the top 10 is b/c Japanese people probably hope against hope (like the rest of us here) that maybe one one these days, the anime will revert back to its old self....

Apr 14, 2008 5:45 PM by VK11

Pokemon is above Naruto? I've never even heard of a few of those.

Apr 14, 2008 5:25 PM by Inujake7

OP <3

Apr 14, 2008 5:20 PM by nihil

I can undertsand Gundam but Naruto, I'm sorry but Just No.

Apr 14, 2008 4:31 PM by LovelongSought

I'm shocked that Naruto: Shippuden is top 10... With the way its going...

Apr 14, 2008 4:13 PM by Friendlysoul