Anime with the most shocking first episode

I’ll have to take this survey on its word due to my general ignorance of anime, but there are a number of curious titles in the results (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime?!) of the serialised anime with the most shocking first episode.

Actually, I know the first three titles, and have actually watched two of them; regarding Attack on Titan, a couple of weeks ago my wife’s cousin related a story of how her son suffered a serious todger bite due to his six year old cousin having watched too much of the R-15-rated show on YouTube. The kid’s mother forbade the show, but was fine with Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba), until she saw a scene featuring a rather graphic decapitation.

Here’s some Titan unpleasantness to give you a taste…

Detective Conan is rather tame, but according to the blurb, the first episode included a rollercoaster scene where some of the riders got decapitated, and even though it was censored since it was in a prime-time slot aimed at kids, it was still rather traumatising, apparently. Here’s a link to the images.

What’s your most shocking one?
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Popular anime that people surprisingly haven’t read the original manga for

Hello again! I’m back after a too-long layoff with this simple survey from goo Ranking into popular anime series that people surprisingly haven’t read the original manga for. I think the “surprisingly” in the title comes from when people saw the list of anime they picked the one where they most thought “Now I come to think of it, I haven’t actually read the original work!”

I don’t read manga so there’s no surprises in the titles listed. I used Google to look up the English title of the anime, so if I haven’t chosen the most familiar name, please let me know!

Here’s a trailer for the latest Lupin the Third movie:


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2012’s most recommendable anime and superhero movies

Here’s a nice year-end wrap-up survey, goo Ranking looking at the animated and superhero movies that people would most recommend.

Demographics

Between the 5th and 7th of November 2012 1,049 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.8% of the sample were female, 10.2% in their teens, 14.6% in their twenties, 27.5% in their thirties, 25.1% in their forties, 11.0% in their fifties, and 11.7% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

I’ve seen none of the Japanese ones on the list, but I enjoyed Brave, missed Puss in Boots as it had a very limited dubbed release, but I just saw Frankenweenie recently on a plane, and I thought it was really hilarious. I presume it is low scoring because it wasn’t released until after the survey was conducted.

Here’s a trailer for the top film:


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Best live-action movie adaptations of anime or manga

It seems that just about every other Japanese film coming out these days is based on a cartoon or comic, so it seems a good time to have a look with goo Ranking at how people rate the best live-action movie adaptations of manga and anime.

Demographics

Over the 22nd and 23rd of July 2011 1,114 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 65.4% of the sample were female, 12.3% in their teens, 16.5% in their twenties, 28.6% in their thirties, 24.8% in their forties, 10.1% in their fifties, and 7.7% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

I’ve not seen any of the movies, and I’m not really sure how the list was created – Nodame Cantibile, for instance, seemed quite a popular real-life realisation of the comic, but it doesn’t feature in the list. On the other hand, I am not in the least suprised to see that My Darling is a Foriegner features nowhere on the list.

This coming weekend I have a preview ticket for Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimashite, which I would translate as When My Hubby Became Depressed, a film of the TV series of the manga comic. Let’s have the trailer for that:


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Converting comics into live-action movies not favoured in Japan

What do you think about live-action versions of manga? graph of japanese statisticsWith one live-action version of a manga comic in cinemas right now (Kaiji) and another soon to come out (Nodame Cantabile), this recent survey from iShare into manga, anime and live action movies is quite timely.

Demographics

Between the 5th and 10th of November 2009 531 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 59.3% of the sample were male, 34.7% in their twenties, 30.9% in their thirties, and 34.5% in their forties.

Not being a manga fan myself, I’m not really aware of any such activities, and even when it comes to Hollywood movies converting DC and Marvel characters to movies, I’m not familiar enough with the cartoon version to have any preconceptions shattered.
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Neon Genesis Evangelion liked by many Japanese

Do you like Neon Genesis Evangelion? graph of japanese statisticsA popular anime, so I believe, is the subject of a recent survey from iShare on Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Demographics

Betwen the 29th of June and 2nd of July 2009 544 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.3% of the sample were male, 37.3% were in their twenties, 28.7% in their thirties, and 34.0% in their forties.

I find it interesting in Q1 and Q2 that women seem just as interested as men in Evangelion and associated items, although I feel that the female members in CLUB BBQ surveys are often quite geeky. In Q3, the new movie, Rebuild of Evangelion, was released to cinemas on the 27th June 2009, apparently.

I must admit to being perhaps in a rather small minority of English-speaking foreigners in Japan, those who just don’t really like anime for anime’s sake. My consumption in Japan is limited to Chibi Maruko-chan and the occasional Ghibli movie, but apart from that I don’t have any urge to watch it. I did once try to sit through Akira (or was it Ghost in the Shell?) but only got about 20 minutes in.
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Top 30 1990’s anime people want to see again

Although there seems quite a disparity between the list presented below and Dark Diamond’s report on the top 100 anime of all time and Japan Probe’s reports on the top 50 according to Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs, I hope this list can spark similar debates as to what are the classics from the last decade, or that had at least some episodes first broadcast in the 1990’s. So, without any further ado, I present the top thirty 1990’s anime that the Japanese would most like to see once again. Note that this list contains only series whose run has ended. The data was collected from an unspecified number of members of goo Research’s online monitor pool between the 20th and 24th of July 2007. The scores represent the relative number of votes each anime series received relative to the number one selection. Here’s a short clip from YouTube of the top anime:


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