The Top-Buzzed Anime of Fall '08

Topic started by gia on Dec. 28, 2008. Last post by Guet 6 years, 3 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Nagi courts viewers with controversy?
Nagi courts viewers with controversy?
Sankaku Complex has the traditional seasonal 2ch list of the most-talked-about new anime of fall '08 on 2ch, Japan's popular message boards. The list is usually presented as a “most popular” chart, but since it's based on how many threads were started about a particular show, I can't help but feel that this is a little misplaced.

For example, this season Kannagi was tops. Was it the most popular anime? Probably not; Nodame's the one that broke a viewing record for its late-night time slot...but Kannagi's recent controversy about its heroine's virginity (or possible lack thereof) probably gave it an added push. Besides, sequels like Gundam 00 and Nodame weren't even included.

That said, it's kind of fun. Kannagi had 107 threads, with Toradora! only a little behind at 95. Third place went to Ga-Rei Zero, which is interesting because I haven't seen a ton of buzz about it among western fans, and Toaru Majutsu no Index and Kurogane no Linebarrel wrap up the top five.

Of course there are plenty more anime that were discussed, but once you get out of the top five you get down into one-digit entries (like poor Bihada Ichizoku, a series about two sisters competing in a beautiful skin competition, which had only two threads). I'd be really interested to see a version of this list that DID include Nodame and Gundam and the others of their ilk, too.

Post by HumanoidTyphoon (2 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Go Nagi!

 Toradora started off great, last handful of episodes have been lacking unfortunately. 
Post by Agent_Lost (1,124 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Great, to bad that Kannagi as just air is final episodes. 13 episode feel to short.
Post by Chibi_Kaji (89 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Kannagi is only 13 eps? that makes me sad...
Post by Stigsan (35 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Yozakura Quartet caught me this season.  Too bad it's over ;_;
Post by Kyjin (12 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Toradora was a big one on 4chan this year, but I'm honestly not surprised about the popularity of Kannagi.
Post by Guet (23 posts) See mini bio Level 7
I'm really enjoying Toaru Majutsu no Index, I haven't checked out anything else on the list. I am watching Gundam 00 though.
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