During this month we have known anime, what it consists of, who sees it, and how this movement has created a new lifestyle for many people. Today we are going to analyze 5 of the most watched anime in the world to date, we are going to see a little of their plots and decipher why these animated productions attract so much the attention of viewers. The first thing we must bear in mind is that all these productions are part of the Shouen classification, for children 12-18 years old, a young population that predominates in anime culture. We can say mainly that they are consumers with time and that is why this type of series has greater views, but we could also see how this population is in search of developing a personality, their tastes and the way in which they express themselves, anime does not it is just a program, it is a community and for many a way of life. The appeal of anime lies in the notion of community, fantasy and diversity, not just entertainment, after all entertainment could be found anywhere.
We are going to count down seeing the top 5 of the most viewed animated series:
5. Pokemon: It was created by Satoshi Tajiri in the late 1980s and was actually born as a video game. Thanks to the series, it became a worldwide phenomenon in the 90’s and became a multimedia franchise that included toys, clothes, among others. Something that not many know is that the series was initially called Pocket Monster, which generated conflict with the distribution agency in the United States and for this reason it was named Pokemon.
4. Naruto: This anime aired from October 2002 to March 2017. It was created by writer and illustrator Masashi Kishimoto and is influenced by Japanese legends as well as their martial arts and religious beliefs. His success was so great that in 2015 he had a musical theater play in Japan and it is said that a live-action film in Hollywood would be in the works.
3. Doraemon: Yes, I am also surprised to find this series in this post, I could say that it is one of the anime that I remember the most from when I was little, I saw it even before pokemon, but it is so successful that in countries like Spain and the Dominican Republic has been broadcast uninterruptedly since its first broadcast. The story of this cosmic cat came as a manga at the beginning of the 70’s and at the end of it the anime was released. Doraemon was the first anime chosen as Japan’s ambassador in 2008, and it was chosen as one of the ambassadors for the Olympic games in Tokyo 2021.
2. One Piece: This anime has more than 700 episodes and continues to count, its author is Eiichiro Oda. It tells the story of a young man named Monkey D. Luffy, who is in search of an artifact called One Piece to become the King of the Pirates. In addition, Luffy was one of the ambassadors of the Olympic games in Tokyo 2021.
1 . In the number one place could not be other than Dragon Ball. Without a doubt, the creation of Akira Toriyama is the most famous anime and manga in Japan and is inspired by the novel Journey to the West, one of the great works of classical Chinese literature, published in 1950. I do not think it will surprise us when we are very young. or very old I can safely speak that they ever heard or watched this program either out of their own conviction or because of sharing with their grandchildren. Goku was also chosen as one of the ambassadors for the Olympic games.