The following list of top animated shows that aired August 29 through September 4, 2011 in Japan. The chart is based on the Kanto region data from an official video research. The list comes directly from Anime News Network and I thank the site for their awesome work on it. Together with this ranking, I will share some of my wisdom with you.
Title Station Date Average Household
Sazae-san Funji TV 04.09 17.5
Chibi-maruko-chan Fuji TV 04.09 11.2
Doraemon TV Asahi 02.09 10.9
Detective Conan NTV 03.09 10.3
Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi 02.09 10.2
One Piece Fuji TV 04.09 9.8
Toriko Fuji TV 04.09 7.1
Suite Precure TV Asahi 04.09 6.3
Pocket Monsters: TV Asahi 01.09 6.0
Animated O-saru NHK-E 03.09 4.5
If I have to be honest, I don’t have any wisdom to share, but I think there are several points we should pay attention to: 1. The participation of One Piece and its position and rating. Although it is present, the difference between it and the leader in the ranking is immense (9.8 vs. 17.5 – there are 7.7 points difference less). If it was not in the list at all, I would’ve been calmer, but this is somewhat disturbing. The show has been on, yet, it has a low rating. Wasn’t it one of the so-called ‘big three’ or is it valid only for areas outside Japan? 2. Doraemon (1973) and Detective Conan(began airing in 1996) are both old anime series. The leader in the movie genre is Lupin III:The Secret of Mamo (1978) with 12.7 and this is also quite an old anime. It seems the people in Japan are craving for something old school, eh? Shall we all be expecting more of the old-school animation and characters to be presented in the Winter season (since the Fall one was already announced)?
Source: Anime News Network
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