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Crunchyroll Fall 2010 Simulcast Ranking

by Wintersun93
Oct 13, 2010 10:54 AM | 37 Comments
Crunchyroll Vice President of Licensing, Rob Pereyda, posted a Fall 2010 simulcast ranking on his Twitter account. Series are sorted by the number of views, with the most popular one being at the top.

1, Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
2, Otome Youkai Zakuro
3, Sora no Otoshimono: Forte
4, Super Robot Taisen OG: The Inspector
5, Fortune Arterial Akai Yakusoku
6, Shinryaku! Ika Musume
7, Yumeiro Pâtissière SP Professional
8, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
9, Tegami Bachi Reverse
10, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

Source: Rob Pereyda's Twitter

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dynamo_electron said:
no wonder Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai is the most watched it is the best of those

Oct 15, 2010 3:14 PM by Aika

kuroshiroi said:
which show was the most popular one, not which CR show is the most popular one.

I thought the relevancy of my point would be obvious, but I'll spell it out:

Given that, there is no reason CR's data is better or worse at showing true trends than is MAL's. CR's data *could* be 100% on the mark. Doubtful, but possible.

Obviously we can't extrapolate CR data for shows that they don't have.

On a side note, you actually *can* do this. There *are* statistical procedures that allow you to do this. What you can't do is extrapolate from CR's fanbase to the fanbase of the internet as a whole (which you may be able to do with MAL's, though processing the data first is a necessity).

Oct 14, 2010 2:25 PM by slax

@slax: You're missing the whole point of this discussion, the original premise was which show was the most popular one, not which CR show is the most popular one. Obviously we can't extrapolate CR data for shows that they don't have.

Bias was probably the wrong word. What's the word I'm looking for here? CR's data is not useful? It's interesting but fairly useless for anything other than this straight ranking.

Oct 14, 2010 9:28 AM by kuroshiroi

=( ..... none of my favorite Anime is on the list.(katanagatari&DenyuDen)
At least Yumeiro is in it, I am fine with it .

Oct 14, 2010 8:51 AM by MorningGlory

Nice to see that someone else than dtshyk is posting some news.

Oct 13, 2010 10:42 PM by teanut

no love for tegami eh?......lame

Oct 13, 2010 8:12 PM by kisami

ITT: Crunchyroll users confirmed for shit taste.

Oct 13, 2010 6:19 PM by Jigero

Umm, this is not an argument, I'm just explaining how statistics work, so evertyhing in the spoiler isn't really relevant to the topic.

My point was that, afaik, MAL's ranking is the best (complete) ranking you can find. Hence, the phrase "semi-accurate". I wasn't trying to start an argument, just saying that I take this ranking of theirs with a huge grain of salt while MAL's should be taken with a smaller one. Anyhoo...

Hmm, well I'd disagree there- CR's doesn't need to be taken with a grain of salt- it just needs to be read in context. They're measuring the relative popularity of certain anime that is streamed to their audiences. MAL's data measures total trends, but self-selects, and therefore needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

In other words, you can say MAL's data is wrong, but you can't say that for CR's data. You can, however, actually use MAL's data for extrapolation, you can't for CR's.

Oct 13, 2010 5:48 PM by slax

I prefer Kami no Mizo Shiru Sekai as the best of the simulcast, next would be sora no oto, Fortune Arterial and last Tegami Bachi Reverse. ^^. Its pretty good for some otehrs too.

Oct 13, 2010 5:25 PM by MXMach

Saw that coming

Oct 13, 2010 5:10 PM by DestinySora

CCZilla said:
Da-Joe said:
CCZilla said:
Da-Joe said:
Crap list is crap. The most popular will be most likely Index II.
As for the best that will be Oreimo imo.


Hey look, someone who didn't read what the topic is about! *ogles*

Anyways, only shows I'm watching or planning on watching on that list are Tegami Bachi: Reverse and Shinryaku! Ika Musume. Sucks they're not more popular, they are/look much more interesting than the top 5 shows on that list.


Maybe you should start wondering what I meant with my comment before you start quoting me.

Crunchyrol should license other series, since there are way more interesting anime airing right now. I have a hard time imagining that these 10 anime are the most watched.


You're right, they probably aren't the most watched. The thing is, he's only listing the shows CR is streaming. They aren't the most watched anime of the season period, it's the ranking of the 10 shows they HAVE.


what he said.

Oct 13, 2010 4:46 PM by Corpse69

slax said:
MAL self-selects onto people who use MAL- it doesn't matter if MAL is bigger or has a more diverse list to choose from- there is still an inherent bias. Not to mention that MAL relies on self-reported data, while CR's list is based on actual observations.
What? You might as well say that phone polls are biased towards people who actually own phones. There's bias in any poll and any survey and any statistical analysis. There is, however, no internal bias on MAL. We don't actively advertise any anime and we don't promote or do anything except list them. Crunchyroll is promoting their own anime and that's why something like SRW is getting to be popular on CR, extra publicity simply because it's on CR while it's mostly being ignored on MAL and any other site that I can think of.

There are two outliers in this ranking, imao: P&S and SRW. Quirky or different shows have never done well on CR and they don't have any other mecha show so I'm assuming SRW can be explained with that. IDK, I have no explanations really, they're just outliers; should be higher and lower respectively. I suppose the world-wide license for SRW is also a factor here but they still only have English subs so...

My point was that, afaik, MAL's ranking is the best (complete) ranking you can find. Hence, the phrase "semi-accurate". I wasn't trying to start an argument, just saying that I take this ranking of theirs with a huge grain of salt while MAL's should be taken with a smaller one. Anyhoo...

If anybody's interested, here's MAL's ranking for today: 13 October 2010. It's only counting the number of people who have these shows set to watching but it should still be fairly useful.

Oct 13, 2010 4:42 PM by kuroshiroi

the fall anime has just begin to air....
it's too early to make this rank with only 2 episode of each serie

Oct 13, 2010 4:38 PM by Kurini

TWGOK > Everything.

Oct 13, 2010 4:37 PM by ringoo4

TWGOK of course.

Oct 13, 2010 3:45 PM by AzureHakua

kuroshiroi said:
If you want a semi-accurate ranking of what people are watching, check MAL's watching numbers. CR's numbers are severely biased but it's still interesting to see which shows people over there are watching.


Actually, that doesn't remove bias- Crunchyroll self-selects based on who's watching the anime on their site (the bias being both their site and their selection of anime). MAL self-selects onto people who use MAL- it doesn't matter if MAL is bigger or has a more diverse list to choose from- there is still an inherent bias. Not to mention that MAL relies on self-reported data, while CR's list is based on actual observations.


But enough of that-> SRW FTW.

Oct 13, 2010 3:43 PM by slax

Yay for SRWOG: The Inspector!

Oct 13, 2010 2:52 PM by MSaint

Jog said:
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Jog said:
I wish crunchy roll would license some better series

Oct 13, 2010 1:46 PM by Captain-Z

CCZilla said:
Da-Joe said:
CCZilla said:
Da-Joe said:
Crap list is crap. The most popular will be most likely Index II.
As for the best that will be Oreimo imo.


Hey look, someone who didn't read what the topic is about! *ogles*

Anyways, only shows I'm watching or planning on watching on that list are Tegami Bachi: Reverse and Shinryaku! Ika Musume. Sucks they're not more popular, they are/look much more interesting than the top 5 shows on that list.


Maybe you should start wondering what I meant with my comment before you start quoting me.

Crunchyrol should license other series, since there are way more interesting anime airing right now. I have a hard time imagining that these 10 anime are the most watched.


You're right, they probably aren't the most watched. The thing is, he's only listing the shows CR is streaming. They aren't the most watched anime of the season period, it's the ranking of the 10 shows they HAVE.


Yes, of course. But this might give a wrong view of the most popular airing anime. Thus I posted what "most likely" would be the most popular anime. No reason to quote me for that and assuming I didn't read the topic.

Oct 13, 2010 1:33 PM by Da-Joe

CCZilla said:

You're right, they probably aren't the most watched. The thing is, he's only listing the shows CR is streaming. They aren't the most watched anime of the season period, it's the ranking of the 10 shows they HAVE.
I don't think it matters. He only said the list was full of crap and then gave a reason why. He's bashing CR for bad selection which is why he mentions shows they DO NOT HAVE.

Oct 13, 2010 1:32 PM by Leon-Gun