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What Show Got You into Anime? 10,000 Japanese Fans Respond.

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Everybody has to start somewhere. And recently, Japanese viewers were polled about what show got them interested in anime.

Between August 14 and August 20, website Charapedia quizzed over ten thousand anime fans in Japan, asking them what anime series started it all for them.


Among those polled, 49.4 percent were men, while 50.6 percent were women. The majority were in their teens and twenties (77.2 percent), while the remaining 22.6 percent were in their 30s.

Let's have a look at what got them into in anime. The results, and how close some of them are, might surprise you!

30. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: 192 votes

29. Digimon Adventure: 201 votes

28. Shakugan no Shana: 202 votes

27. Doraemon: 204 votes

26. Higurashi When They Cry: 207 votes

25. Angel Beats! 210 votes

24. YuYu Hakusho: 227 votes

23. Free! 254 votes

22. Naruto: 275 votes

21. Mobile Suit Gundam: 314 votes

20. Monogatari Series: 321 votes

19. Space Battleship Yamato: 323 votes

18. Case Closed (aka Detective Conan): 338 votes

17. Fullmetal Alchemist: 350 votes

16. Code Geass: 351 votes

15. Dragon Ball: 380 votes

14. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: 383 votes

13. CARDCAPTOR SAKURA: 392 votes

12. Attack on Titan: 399 votes

11. The Prince of Tennis: 411 votes

10. Clannad: 420 votes

9. Kuroko's Basketball: 450 votes

8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: 465 votes

7. Sailor Moon: 492 votes

6. One Piece: 536 votes

5. Neon Genesis Evangelion: 552 votes

4. Gin Tama: 645 votes

3. K-On! 666 votes

2. Sword Art Online: 678 votes

1. A Certain Magical Index Series: 746 votes

Surprised? Just as you thought? Discuss!

アニメにハマるきっかけとなった作品 TOP30! [Charapedia]

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